Sleigh It Ain't So! Are You Registered for Classes Yet?

Student walking through campus on a snowy day.
Jared Libby

Each snowflake that kisses the earth this season marks another second you could’ve spent registering for Winter and Spring classes. Much like them, you’re on a journey. You’ve got ambitions to fulfill, and the future you see for yourself is achievable through hard work and diligence. Those snowflakes have prepared themselves for a frosty nirvana. Do you “snow” what time it is now? It’s time to get down to business.

For Goodness “Flakes”

Registering for classes... It can be tedious, definitely not thrilling, but you know it’s the only way to keep earning that steady flow of credits towards your degree. It’s the metaphorical gondola ride before reaching the summit. A moment that has to happen, but when you reach the top, you gain a gorgeous view and expansive lanes of fresh powder to shred. So strap on your boots and get ready to take the first steps:

  • Register early!
    This will help you get into classes that are popular. Skate circles around other students as you score big with the best instructors and classes tailored to your degree.
  • Find a subject that inspires you!
    Keeping an open mind is crucial. Don’t ask yourself “What major should I choose?” The right question is “What major is right for me?” Then, you can transform that enthusiasm into a certificate or degree.
  • Schedule an appointment with Academic Advising!
    Treat your “elf!” Advisors are there to collaborate with you to develop meaningful educational goals that expand your personal interests, values, and abilities.
  • Follow through on your certificate or degree!
    Life can manifest a blizzard of adversity for us at times, but don’t get stuck backing out of the driveway to your destiny. By finishing what you started, you’ll feel a sense of achievement warmer than a cup of hot cocoa. Be prepared for your future, build new relationships, and make a difference in your community!

Make a list, and check it twice. “Freeze” the day! With all these opportunities and resources available to you, raise the “brrr” for yourself and sled into the new semester with your head held high. As if reading through this winter “pun”-derland of advice wasn’t enough, let us share with you some cool improvements to maintain your motivation, gift-wrapped in a bow and everything.

Before Your Very “Ice”

Dental Radiation student looking at X-Rays

Dental Radiation is one of the many career paths you can choose under the SANDI project.

Starting off our nice list is a chance to launch your career, like the cannon your hand turns into during the final stand of a blistering snowball fight. Just booming. The Supporting and Advancing Nevada’s Dislocated Individuals (SANDI) project provides eligible students with quick training and degree programs for high-demand professions such as healthcare, advanced manufacturing, logistics and information technology. Actions speak “powder” than words, and this grant can transform your career with a brand-new certificate earned in a shorter amount of time. Courses involve credit and non-credit options that can be finished in a semester or less while also having your tuition and lab fees paid for.

“We strongly recommend anyone that is interested in receiving SANDI funding or learning more about it to reach out to our office so we can help them begin the next chapter of their career,” said Krysten Dwyer, Grants and Programs Manager for the Governor’s Office of Workforce Innovation.

If you’d like to learn more about this program and see if you’re eligible, be sure to submit your information online. Questions regarding qualifying or if you’re seeking assistance should be directed to Chelsey Coggin, TMCC Project SANDI Grant Manager at 775-857-4967.

“Skiing” is Believing

Core Humanities: it’s an integral part of the college experience. It’s the red tape wrapped around the milky white length of a peppermint stick, and you can’t have one without the other. We’ve got some great news for you, though. Your credits will transfer directly to the University of Nevada, Reno!

Humanities are vital in an interconnected world. Understanding individual and social justice, an appreciation for difference, and a sensibility of beauty in its many forms will provide your intellect, and your transcript, gratitude. You came, you “thaw,” you conquered. Now you have more freedom to study the courses that satisfy your major!

“TMCC offers CH 201, 202, and 203, which all transfer directly to UNR and satisfy the Silver Core requirements,” said Eric Bullis, Department Chair of Humanities. “CH 203, in particular, fulfills the Nevada Constitution requirement. Students can take these classes in any order, during all terms, and in both web and face-to-face formats. TMCC students will appreciate small class sizes and affordable course materials, with textbooks being low-cost or free in some cases. Come to TMCC for your Core Humanities requirements and stay to complete the rest of your Associate Degree.” 

For more information, please contact the Humanities Department.

Takes One to “Snow” One

One more fantastic change to make note of when registering for the upcoming semester is the brand new math pathway for business students. With great “powder” comes great responsibility.

“Students pursuing an Associate of Arts in Business no longer need to complete Math 126, Precalculus. Instead, TMCC offers Math 124, College Algebra, as the prerequisite Math course for Math 176, Business Calculus. For those that need it, Math 124 is offered with a two-credit co-requisite support course. This means that students can complete their math requirements for their Business degree in two semesters!” said Anne Flesher, Dean of the Math and Physical Sciences Division.

For more information, please contact the Physical Sciences Department.

Have a “Winter”-ful Holiday

What are you waiting for? There’s no time like the “present.” Right now, registration is open for continuing students with over sixty credits, continuing students with over thirty credits, continuing students with less than thirty credits, and new students. Here are a couple of important dates you should be aware of:

  • The last day to add a Winter Session class is on Monday, Dec. 19.
  • Spring Semester instruction begins on Monday, Jan. 23.
  • Fees for Winter Session and Spring Semester are due Tuesday, Jan. 17 by 4 p.m.

After you’ve completed your enrollment, you can sit back, relax, and enjoy the holiday season with your loved ones. Grab a cozy blanket and unwind by the fireplace. Sincerest holiday wishes to you and yours, and we look forward to seeing you in the new year!

For more information about registering now, contact Admissions and Records at 775-673-7042.