“It’s not uncommon for us to have a student who is an English-language speaker but whose parents may not be quite as fluent,” Medina, who speaks Spanish, said. “Or even if the parents are fluent, they are sometimes more comfortable being able to speak to someone in Spanish.”
Parents are invited to attend the session with students. Medina will cover such topics as choosing a college major and a future career, class scheduling, planning for college costs, and the steps for admission.
“We’re really into that time when high school seniors are thinking about what they are going to do after they graduate,” said Medina. “These sessions are designed to answer any questions they and their families might have about continuing their education with us, whether it’s in our college transfer program or in a career technology area.”
EICC is the community’s college, serving more than 10,000 students every year. The college offers 34 different career technology options, and state universities have worked closely with the college to make sure credits easily transfer.
Medina added that the sessions are open to everyone, not just high school seniors. People who have been out of school for a while and who are interested in pursuing a college or technical education are welcome to attend as well.
For more information about the upcoming sessions or the college’s many opportunities, call 1-888-336-3907 or email [email protected].