Winter classes

By Andrea Gonzalez, Staff Writer 

Winter session is now open for registration.

Valley College students looking to get ahead in certain classes, ranging from day to night, are able to register for Winter session as of Monday– some classes even offer free textbook options.

English, math and science are the main courses a majority of students take during this accelerated session. There will be other classes offered: Accounting, Finance, Cinema, History, Real Estate and Marketing. There will be 70 classes available to meet students’ educational goal, requirements or elective classes. Philosophy 001, Communication 101, 104, 151 and Finance 008 are only a handful of classes offering free online materials, known as Open Educational Resources (OER). More information on OER can be found contacting the instructors offering OER.

“We are offering a diverse selection of transfer, career and noncredit classes. Students can choose classes that fit their lifestyle and schedule: day, evening or online,” said Academic Affairs Dean Matthew Jordan. “Students can take a winter class to transfer faster, complete their degree or certificate sooner or take a class in a new interesting topic for personal enrichment.”

Winter classes are only offered for one five-week session and students can choose the courses they wish to take on their registration date which can be found on the portal or email. Like other semesters, the registration process is the same, on the selected registration date students can select classes online through the portal.

“I took Anthro 101 this past winter session and it was nice and cool,” said Valley student Sara Valverde. “It’s super fast taking a five-week course but I’m going to take English 101 this semester.”

Though hours are different from the normal semesters, the library will be open for students to study or check-out books during the session, Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and closed on Fridays and Saturdays.

Financial aid will be available to students who qualified during the school year, depending on their grant or financial status. Parking passes will be $7 for the session and are for sale in the Business Office.

Priority registration began Oct. 22, but students can check their LACCD email for their registration appointment. Classes can be found in the Valley Winter Session catalog on or on the portal.