December 19, 2018 Melissa Lamar

Credit registration for the spring 2019 semester is in progress at Tunxis Community College in Farmington. Classes start Jan. 24. For information on how to apply and register, contact the Admissions Office at 860.773.1490, or visit tunxis.edu/apply.

Tunxis will hold a Saturday registration session on Jan. 5 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. to help new and continuing students apply and register for spring semester. The event will offer one-stop assistance in the registration process and with course selection, financial aid, placement testing (for those who arrive by 12 p.m.) and other matters. In case of inclement weather, the event will be held Jan. 12, which will be announced on the college website. Those who have not yet applied for admission will need to bring several documents with them. For more information on what to bring and how to apply, visit tunxis.edu/supersat.

In addition to Saturday registration, Tunxis will also hold late registration on Jan. 22 from 10 a.m.-6 p.m., with placement testing available for those who arrive by 2 p.m.

Tunxis offers more than 70 associate degrees and certificates that prepare students for transfer to four-year degrees and transition into the workforce with such programs as advanced manufacturing technology; business; computer information systems; early childhood education; energy management, engineering; criminal justice; graphic design; liberal arts and sciences; pathway to teaching careers; and technology. TCC’s Transfer Ticket associate degrees provide seamless transfer and a low-cost pathway to a bachelor’s degree at the Connecticut State Universities and Charter Oak State College.

For those who seek the flexibility of learning off-campus, online courses are also available, with full online associate degrees and certificates and an accelerated business degree program that can be completed online in two years on a part-time basis.

Financial aid and payment plans are available for full- and part-time credit students who qualify.

Continuing education registration is ongoing, offering career training for professions such as certified nurse aide, registered medical assistant, phlebotomy technician, pharmacy technician, central sterile processing, veterinary assistant, certified medical administrative assistant, massage therapy and patient care technician. A Health Careers Open House will be held Jan. 17 from 5 to 7 p.m. in the 700 Building hallway for those interested in learning more about preparing for these career fields. Some programs are approved for Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) funding through the Connecticut Department of Labor. Those receiving SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) benefits may also be eligible for scholarships for many healthcare careers workforce programs. For more information on SNAP scholarships, call 860.773.1454 or email SNAP@tunxis.edu. Professional development and personal interest courses are also available. For continuing education courses, there are a variety of convenient ways to register.

Tunxis Community College is located at the junction of Routes 6 and 177. Visit the Tunxis website at tunxis.edu.