March 14, 2019 (Middletown, Conn.) — On March 13, more than 130 high school students took a closer look at Middlesex Community College’s academic programs while getting a feel for campus life during Experience College Day. Students and guidance counselors came from Cochinchaug Regional (Durham-Middlefield), Cromwell, Haddam-Killingworth, Middletown, Platt (Meriden), Portland, Valley Regional (Chester-Deep River-Essex), and Vinal Tech high schools, as well as from the adult education programs in Middletown and Meriden.
Middlesex faculty led classroom presentations in computer information technology, early childhood education, environmental science, manufacturing, new media, and veterinary technology. The prospective students also toured the broadcast and studio facilities in the cutting-edge Center for New Media and participated in virtual reality and 360-degree video demonstrations. Advisors were also on hand for academic counseling and financial aid.
“I’m not sure about what to study in college, so seeing many of the programs offered at Middlesex really helped me to decide,” said Jomara Nieves DelValle of Meriden, Conn., a senior at Maloney High School. “The new media program really stood out for me as I think it fits my outgoing personality.” She was also able to submit her college application the same day as the event in order to waive the $20 fee.
Daniel Fox of Old Saybrook, Conn, added, “I attended because my teachers said it would be a good experience, and they were right! Middlesex is a good value for what you pay for.”
Rebecca Davis, MxCC enrollment services coordinator, said as many as eight of the attendees submitted applications after their visit. She also heard feedback from counselors and teachers who mentioned the event was “excellent and very well organized” and “encourages students to explore and enroll.”
Registration the fall semester begins on April 8 for new students. Fall classes start on August 27, 2019. For more information, please visit mxcc.edu.
Since 1966, Middlesex Community College has provided high-quality, affordable, and accessible education to a diverse population, enhancing the strengths of individuals through degree, certificate, and lifelong learning programs that lead to university transfer, employment, and an enriched awareness of our shared responsibilities as global citizens. A part of the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities system, MxCC offers more than 70 degree or certificate programs at the main 35-acre campus in Middletown, MxCC@Platt in Meriden, and online.