Registration is underway for fall classes at Weatherford College, and there are new offerings in Mineral Wells.

Introduction to Sociology and Freshman College English I will be offered on Monday evenings at Mineral Wells High School. These are open enrollment courses, not dual credit courses.

An advisory committee in Mineral Wells identified the need to offer general education courses in Palo Pinto County two years ago. Additional courses could be offered in future semesters pending the success of these first two classes.

“Weatherford College is trying to reach the underserved population in Palo Pinto County and surrounding areas who cannot make the trip to Weatherford,” Dr. Alexander Ibe, dean of academics, said. “Meeting our students where they are is pivotal in 21st century education in terms of location and aptitude that each brings into the process. We are committed to these ideals as an institution.”

There are approximately 25 seats available in each course. The English course meets from 6 to 7:30 p.m. and the sociology course meets from 7:30 to 8:50 p.m. Both courses are hybrid, meaning additional classwork will be completed online.

“We have evening classes at the Weatherford campus, but sometimes 19 miles makes a huge difference,” said Mike Endy, vice president of instruction and student services. “These hybrid classes offer flexibility and direct, face-to-face contact with the faculty so the students can receive immediate feedback.”

Find more information about admissions and registration online at wc.edu.