June 8, 2016

East Central College in Rolla will be offering classes starting this fall in four new academic areas.  The courses are in Early Childhood Development, Medical Assistant, Agriculture, and Computer Information Systems which includes networking.

“We’re excited to provide more offerings for the students in the Rolla area,” noted Christina Ayers, director of the ECC Rolla centers. “We currently offer a transfer degree, a nursing program, and partnership programs with Rolla Technical Institute/Center in Auto Technology, Building Construction, EMT/Paramedic, and Radiologic Technology.  Adding classes in these four subject areas will provide important job skills for students to assist local business and industry.”

ECC’s Medical Assistant program is designed to train professionals to meet the needs of an ever-expanding allied health field. The CIS/Networking classes will provide technical instruction in areas of computer networks, software applications and information management.  Classes in both areas will be offered in the evening to benefit individuals who are currently working during the day but may want to further their education or even pursue a career change.

Introduction to Agriculture is another new course on the fall schedule at ECC in Rolla.  This hybrid class is the first in a series of agriculture courses and will be held Tuesdays from 3:30 to 4:45 p.m.  More courses to support transfer education in  agriculture will be added in the spring.

Students completing the coursework in Early Childhood Development will be prepared to enter the workforce as trained early childhood educators.  Those classes will be offered Tuesday and Thursday mornings so students who may be currently working in a childcare setting can benefit from taking the courses. Coursework in Early Childhood Development prepares students for a variety of career paths, including study in a baccalaureate program.

Classes in Early Childhood Development, Medical Assistant, and Computer Information Systems have been structured in a manner that will allow a student attending full-time to complete the coursework in two years to achieve an Associate of Applied Science degree.

Registration is currently underway for ECC fall semester classes that begin Monday, August 22.  To speak with an advisor call 573-466-4100, email ECCRolla@eastcentral.edu, or visit www.eastcentral.edu/rolla.





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