Community college allows students to take some classes later in the semesterMercer County Community College (MCCC) recently announced that students can now register for spring semester classes that will begin at the end of February, Mercerspace.com reports.

Officials told the news providers that students can take courses on subjects such as business, education, children's literature, philosophy, psychology, history, computers and sociology, among others. Furthermore, these classes are offered on campus and online through the school's virtual college.

The college offers 70 associate degree programs that are designed to help students transfer into a four-year university to continue their education. Officials noted that MCCC allows students to continue on to a bachelors degree curriculum on its West Windsor campus through partnerships with William Paterson University, Fairleigh Dickinson University and Felician College.

The college's student population is composed primarily of middle-aged individuals who are seeking to prepare for or change careers.

According to the 2010 Sloan Survey of Online Learning, approximately 30 percent of all college and university students now take at least one web-based course.

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