New Online TryBC Program Offers Affordable, Convenient College Courses

October 23, 2009 | RSS

Or, maybe you're a diligent high school student wanting to get a jump-start on your college career or a current college student needing to get ahead or catch up on your studies.


But, how do you find the time for college courses when you already have a busy schedule? How do you add additional study to an already full load?


The answer: Bluefield College's convenient, flexible Online and Saturday Program, designed specifically to meet the learning needs of working adults, people with families, college-bound high school students, and others who are too busy for traditional higher education.


Building on its longstanding tradition of providing creative ways for adults to pursue their bachelor's degree and making learning more accessible to non-degree-seeking students, Bluefield College will launch in January 2010 its largest online schedule of courses since the school began online study nearly a decade ago.


In addition to more than 20 online and Saturday courses this spring, BC will offer a new reduced-rate program, called TryBC, for first-time Bluefield College students. Individuals who have never enrolled in a BC course may take up to three credit hours of Saturday or online classes at a significantly reduced rate of $70 per credit hour.


TryBC is designed for adults who are thinking about pursuing a college degree, but who are just not sure they're quite ready for a full semester of study. The program also benefits other non-degree seeking students, like high schoolers or community residents with a desire to learn a particular subject.


TryBC, online and Saturday courses are available this spring in a variety of subjects, including international business, forensics, chemistry, algebra, writing, algebra, history, personal fitness, stress management, math, music appreciation, art appreciation, physical science, environmental science, government, personal finance, speech, literature, and personal health.


Classes in the spring Online and Saturday Program will run mid-January to May. Registration is ongoing and will continue through January 6 for some courses and March 8 for others. For a complete list of BC online and Saturday classes, as well as deadlines for registration, visit or e-mail