Five Reasons to Register Now

TMCC student walking on the Dandini campus
Rebecca A. Eckland

After a year of studying and working remotely, thinking about registering for classes might not be at the top of your list of things to do. Once you check off the must-do items on your list for this summer like getting a tan, going for a swim at a public pool and hiking your favorite mountain trails, though, the next few months are the ideal time to register for classes at TMCC. 

Why, you ask? 

Well, for starters, we'll be offering a lot more of these classes in-person. That in itself is a huge win! 

But, aside from the obvious reason (we think it’s never a bad time to improve yourself through education), we did a bit of research to gather to top five reasons why registering for classes is the best way to practice real self-care no matter what your current situation is...because, bottom line, education matters. And there’s never been a better time to take a class in pursuit of a skill, certificate or degree.

Five Reasons to Take Care of Yourself and Register Now

  1. Short-term training can land you a viable career in a growing industry. Were you working as a part of industry negatively impacted by COVID-19?  If you want to get started in a successful career today and you don’t want to wait years to earn a degree, one of TMCC’s certification programs could be the perfect solution for you. In as little as seven weeks, these programs can help you get your foot in the door in several growing industries, including business management and administration, culinary, graphic arts and media technologies, health science and human services, and HVAC and manufacturing, among several others.
  2. Hands-on training opportunities are designed by local industry leaders and get the job done. TMCC is launching a new Tech Careers FastTrack program for students interested in pursuing a career in software development. This open-entry online training program was designed with input from industry partners. In as little as 16-weeks, the program prepares you for an entry-level position in information technology.
  3. Streamline your journey to a STEM degree. If you’ve always wanted to pursue a degree in a STEM field (science, technology, engineering and mathematics), but you felt weighed down by all the prerequisite classes, TMCC is offering a corequisite model for Math 126 starting Fall 2021. Prior to the co-requisite model, completing your math requirement might have meant taking up to fifteen credits! This time, you only need to take Math 126 and—depending on your level of need—a three-credit support class (a.k.a.: Math 26) and presto, you’re done with your math requirement! Read about how you can register for the right classes on the Math Department website. Just keep in mind that you will need to focus: five credits of math in one semester is not something to take lightly, but if you are successful, you’ll be well on your way to earning your STEM degree.
  4. You’ll have access to all the support you need. At TMCC, we want our students to be successful, and we’ve developed several services to help you meet your personal, academic and professional goals. Whether its choosing the right classes to keep you on track, caring for your mental and emotional well-being or finding extra financial and resource-based support, our Student Services division has you covered. Academic Advisors can help you to navigate the course catalog with ease, while our Counseling Center is here when you need someone to listen and support you. Finally, our Educational Partnership Programs offer a gateway for you to find additional resources, such as accessing SNAP or SNAPET benefits among several others. 
  5. Hone your soft skills with a Liberal Arts class.  No matter what profession you choose, whether it’s working on diesel engines or writing books, you’re going to have to develop what are called soft skills. These include: communication, the ability to work in teams, and professionalism, to name a few. Taking classes in the liberal arts (art, English, humanities, philosophy and the performing arts) are easy and rewarding ways to develop those skills while gaining a deeper understanding of the human experience. It can also help you avoid those awkward moments of saying the wrong thing.

Registration Happens Soon! Don’t miss out...

Registration for TMCC’s Fall Semester opens on April 19 for continuing students and on April 22 for new students. Mark your calendar and take that first step into a new and better version of you! 

P.S.: Did you catch that we're offering more in-person classes this Fall? 

For more information on registering for classes, contact Admission and Records at 775-673-7042.