27May Summer Term Enrollment at Marion Technical College Up 12% by Wendy Weichenthal (Marion) While the novel coronavirus pandemic causes uncertainty in our economy, Marion Technical College students are determined to get the skills and degrees to succeed. More than 700 students have enrolled in on-campus programs for the 2020 summer term, which is now being taught online due to COVID-19. These students are taking more than 4,000 credit hours, which is an increase of 38% in credit hours from 2019. This is a combination of our general students along with College Credit Plus students who are dual enrolled while attending high school. The 12-week session started May 11 and the 8-week session begins June 1. Dr. Ryan McCall,President of Marion Technical College “Whether you are a high school graduate looking to get a jump start on college or a student unsure of whether a distant campus will reopen, summer is a great opportunity to get ahead,” said Dr. Ryan McCall, president of Marion Tech. MTC offers high-quality classes guarantee to transfer to any state college or institution. At just $185 a credit hour this summer and just $190 a credit hour this fall, students and their families can save thousands of dollars on a degree. Summer classes will be held online so students can learn safely. Potential students can also take a free sample course to try online learning. Marion Tech is also enrolling students in classes for fall semester. Students and parents who are uncertain about going away to college can stay close to home. MTC offers high-quality online options year-round. Online is a great option for any students with health concerns or underlying health conditions who do not want to put their education and future on hold. Local residents who lost jobs to the pandemic may be available for tuition assistance through the Ohio Job & Family Services. This can be an opportunity to pursue a degree for a new career. “Marion Tech prepares students for in-demand jobs that pay well. From health care to cyber security, there are many well-paying fields you can enter with an associate degree,” said McCall. To check out local in-demand careers, check out MTC’s free Career Coach tool. To get started, call (740) 389-4636 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.