Gilroy Today 2009 09 Fall | Page 4

Gavilan College

Affordable education , personal and professional growth

With rising fees at the state university systems , and people seeking retraining or better job skills , credit classes at Gavilan College are packed . Compounding the situation , state budget cuts have required that many sections be cancelled at a time when demand is higher than ever . Fees have been increased at all community colleges by the state legislature . Even at $ 26 dollars a unit , California Community Colleges provide the most affordable college education in the nation . Gavilan College ’ s staff remains committed to providing the highest level of service to as many students as possible .

For students who are not seeking a degree or transfer , Gavilan College Community Education provides short-term and affordable options for career training , small business support , and enrichment . These classes are also ideal for anyone who wants to learn , but doesn ’ t want to make a fullsemester commitment . There are even weekend programs for youth .
This Fall , popular career programs include Paralegal , Pharmacy Technician , Medical Biller , and Administrative Medical Assistant certificate programs . Small business owners ( and people considering starting their own businesses ) can learn what it takes to succeed in the Small Business Success series or the Human Resources management series . Stand-alone classes in Workplace Spanish , Customer Service , Medical Terminology , and Marketing are available .
Young people will enjoy Scientific Saturdays , Cooking , and Study Skills provided through the College for Youth program . Adults can get creative with crafting , cooking , and photography classes .
Community Education is also a great way to improve computer skills and become familiar with new software . Learn Microsoft Office , QuickBooks , and many other programs ! For those not interested in computer class there is the everpopular motorcycle training programs .
Community Education classes are offered in Gilroy , Hollister , and Morgan Hill , or choose among over 240 classes offered online !
Contact Information : College : ( 408 ) 848-4800 gavilan . edu Community Ed : ( 408 ) 852-2801 gavilan . augustsoft . net