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Registration underway for PCC’s fall mini-mester classes

Published Thursday, October 3, 2013
by Elizabeth Townsend

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If you want to get started on a college degree or maybe just get started again, you have a great opportunity in Piedmont Community College’s (PCC) fall mini-mester classes, which begin on Oct. 17. Registration is currently underway for these eight-week classes that allow students to complete an entire semester’s worth of work.

Students may opt to attend classes on PCC’s Person County Campus, Caswell County Campus, or at its newly-reopened Timberlake Center in the Timberlake Building on the campus of the former Helena Elementary School.

“We are delighted to be back in the Helena/Timberlake community,” said Dr. Walter Bartlett, PCC President. “We believe this is a convenient location for people who live in the county’s growing southern area. Our staff has been busy working to prepare the building for classes, and we look forward to growing PCC’s programs there. We also are grateful to the Person County Commissioners for making this site available to the College.”

The Timberlake Building is located next to the Helena Gymnasium. PCC classes are being offered on the second level of the building.

Classes being held at the Timberlake Center include Introduction to Computers (CIS 110.61T) and Mathematical Measurement (MAT 110.61T), both meeting from 6-7:50 p.m. on different days and General Psychology (PSY 150.61T,) meeting Mondays and Wednesdays from 4:30-5:45 p.m.

The eight-week class schedule includes night Welding classes in both Person and Caswell counties as well as a weekend class in Caswell. The schedule includes eight online classes offered via the Internet: College Student Success (two sections), Court Procedure and Evidence (CJC 132.71), Humanities II (HUM 212.71), and Procedure Coding (OST 247.71) Both day and evening classes in Developmental Math are available on the Person County Campus and the Caswell County Campus.

The mini-mester provides an excellent way to complete PCC’s Phlebotomy Technology course (PBT 100.02P) by attending class Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 9 a.m.-2:20 p.m. on the Person County Campus. Other eight-week courses will be offered in Computing, Voice, Nursing Assistant II, Medical Terms II, and Procedure Coding. A full schedule of eight-week classes is available on the PCC website at

Since the mini-mester is a compressed semester, students must be registered and in attendance by the second class meeting in order to participate in the class. Classes begin Oct. 17, and registration is currently open. To register or for more information, visit the Student Development Office on either campus or call (336) 322-2159 in Person County or (336) 694-5707 in Caswell County.