Credit registration is in progress for CT State Community College winter session and spring semester at campuses statewide, with classes available in-person, online and in hybrid formats.

Winter session runs Dec. 26-Jan. 14. Students can earn up to four credits in three weeks during the accelerated courses, which cover the same content as a regular 15-week class.

Students who attend other colleges may enroll in courses at CT State campuses and transfer the winter credits earned to their bachelor’s or associate degree programs. During college break, some students take winter session classes to get ahead in their studies, catch up on credits, or fulfill a prerequisite. Classes in math, social sciences and humanities are among the topics covered, many of which fulfill general education requirements.

Spring semester is Jan. 19-May 13, with hundreds of associate degrees, certificates and short-term career training certifications to choose from in programs such as advanced manufacturing, business, cybersecurity, data science, early childhood education, health care, information technology, pathway to teaching careers, and technology. Students can complete a certificate in as little as six months, and a degree in two years. 

Transfer Ticket associate degrees provide seamless transfer and a low-cost pathway to a bachelor’s degree at the Connecticut State Universities and Charter Oak State College.

New students can register online or in person. Those who have not previously taken a credit course at one of the CT community colleges can submit an application online at no cost: www.ctstate.edu/apply.

Financial aid is available to those students who qualify. Prospective spring semester credit students are encouraged to apply for financial aid even if they do not think they have financial need by completing a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form. Connecticut high school graduates who have never attended college before may be eligible for free college through PACT: Pledge to Advance Connecticut, which is accessible to students on a space-available basis. Visit ctstate.edu/pact for details.

Registration for career training certifications is ongoing, with programs and classes in health care, information technology, manufacturing, real estate, culinary, veterinary assistant, and more. Scholarships for information technology, health care and manufacturing classes are available through CareerConneCT. Certified dislocated workers and those receiving SNAP assistance may also be eligible for scholarships and tuition waivers for many continuing education programs. Some programs are approved for Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) funding through the CT Department of Labor.