Fall semester begins at Community Colleges in California

FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- Thousands of community college students are heading back to school.

California Community College Chancellor Dr. Brice Harris recently said campuses across the state now have the resources they need to restore some of the cuts made back in 2008 -- when the state was faced with one of the worst financial crisis it has seen in years. Due to Prop 30, Fresno City College will offer nearly 115 additional course offerings, both online and in the classroom. And they are increasing access to higher education on the outskirts of town with about five dozen more classes at it's Herndon campus -- formerly known as the Clovis Center.

He said there is an increased focus on student success and they are trying to provide more online educational planning, enhance counseling and admission support, working to make sure they get in the right classes in the first place.

In addition to adding classes, the increase in funding has also allowed FCC to provide more student services. For the first time in nearly seven years, the campus library will be open on Saturday's from 10am to 3pm.
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