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Middlesex Community College now offers a world languages option in the liberal arts and sciences degree program.

The world languages option associate in arts, liberal arts and sciences degree program is designed to develop global perspective, enable students to understand different cultures and value systems, and prepare them to participate in a society characterized by linguistic and cultural diversity.

This program option allows the student to master one world language at the intermediate II level, and another at the beginning II level. Language study will involve a seamless transition between fexible studies and traditional classroom settings.

“Graduates in this option will be able to transfer into a language major or minor, and satisfy the intermediate-level language requirement in a bachelor’s degree program,” said Marilynn Gallagan, MCC dean of admissions. “This program also qualifies for MassTransfer, which guarantees credit transfer to Massachusetts state universities and the University of Massachusetts.”

Courses are offered days and evenings at the MCC Bedford and Lowell campuses. For registration or further information, call 1-800-818-3434, visit our website: www.middlesex.mass.edu or e-mail: admissions@middlesex.mass.edu.

Middlesex Community College offers the Mass. real estate salesperson’s license exam prep course this fall.

This course is designed to prepare students to sit for the Mass. real estate salesperson’s licensing examination. Taught by an experienced industry leader, the course covers topics such as real and personal-property rights; contracts and deeds; condos, co-ops, timeshares and leases; agency, fair-housing and consumer-protection laws; Real Estate Finance, Brokerage, and Appraisal Principles; plus Massachusetts real estate License laws and regulations.

Students must attend all 40 hours in order to receive a certificate required to sit for the state exam. Exam cost is not included in the tuition. Study-guide materials fee of $25 must be paid to the instructor the first night of class. The class meets Saturdays, Sept. 17-Oct. 15, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., on the Bedford campus. The cost is $499. Register for course number CAR 733-30.

To register for MCC noncredit courses, call 1-800-818-3434 or visit www.middlesex.mass.edu/careertraining for a complete list of courses and programs.

Register now for fall-semester classes at Middlesex Community College and apply for financial aid. Fall classes begin Wednesday, Sept. 7.

Middlesex offers more than 75 degree and certificate programs. The college has many transfer options, and enrollment counselors are available to answer questions and get you started on the path to academic success. MCC offers free academic, career and financial-aid counseling, as well as free tutoring and extensive support services.

Middlesex also offers Weekend College courses that meet Saturdays for 15 weeks (starting Sept. 10) or two accelerated 10-week sessions (starting Aug. 6 and again Oct. 15).

In addition to traditional on-campus courses, MCC makes it easy to enroll in online, hybrid and flexible studies courses. Seven degree programs now can be completed entirely online. Many other programs are offered 80 percent online.

MCC’s fall academic advising schedule is available online at www.middlesex.mass.edu. For registration information, call 1-800-818-3434.

Weekend College at Middlesex Community College offers an Accelerated Business Degree program. By combining Saturday and online classes, students can earn an associate degree in business administration transfer in just 17 months.

Registration is now open for MCC’s fall Weekend College accelerated sessions, which run Aug. 6 to Oct. 8, and Oct. 15 to Dec. 17. Classes meet on Saturdays, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. in 10-week sessions on the Lowell campus. The program includes a blend of face-to-face classroom time with online learning.

Credit for prior learning, training, work or life experience may be granted. Additionally, up to 45 transfer credits may be awarded to students with previous college experience.

Saturday advising is available, as well as financial aid for qualified students.

For registration or further information, call 1-800-818-3434, visit https://www.middlesex.mass.edu/Admissions/ or e-mail: admissions@middlesex.mass.edu.

Middlesex Community College’s summer camps program for kids ages 8 to 15 still has limited openings available in several camps.

The camps provide children with an exciting range of unique opportunities to explore careers, gain new knowledge, develop new skills, boost self-confidence and have great fun! Camps are offered primarily on the Bedford campus. Theater and fashion camps are offered in Lowell.

This year, more than 30 one-week camps are offered from July 11 through Aug. 19, Mondays through Thursdays, exploring the fields of design, science, photography, forensics, aviation, technology and the arts. Most camps run 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., with some exceptions.

Camps starting in July with openings include Camp Glee, digital photography, Anime and scrapbooking. Camp Glee is based loosely on the popular Glee television series. Campers will experience all elements of a musical production, script, songs, and costumes. In digital photography, campers will earn about photo composition, lighting, editing and digital photography software. In scrapbooking, campers will design photo-book pages using a variety of specialty supplies and unique tools and methods. Campers in Anime will learn the art of creating Japanese comics, and how to draw their favorite characters, bodies, expressions, giant robots, and movement.

The MCC theater camp for ages 8-15, now in its fourth year, is the only three-week camp. This year, it runs 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Aug. 1 through Aug. 19, in Lowell. Camp will culminate in a performance of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, the romantic fairy tale adapted from the award-winning animated film.

For more information, visit www.middlesex.mass.edu/sucamps2011, or call 781-280-3663.

Middlesex Community College offers nine health-career programs. If you’re considering a career in health, learn more about these programs at a health programs information session to be held Tuesday, Aug. 9, at 6 p.m. and Thursday, Aug. 25, at 3 p.m. on the Lowell campus, and Thursday, Aug. 11, at 3 p.m. on the Bedford campus.

MCC’s health careers degree programs include dental assisting, dental hygiene, dental laboratory technology, diagnostic medical sonography, medical assisting, and nursing and radiologic technology. Middlesex also offers certificate programs in dental assisting and medical assisting.

MCC’s Associate Degree in Nursing is offered as a full-time day program, or a part-time evening/weekend program. Prospective nursing students must attend a mandatory overview of the nursing program info session, to be held Monday, July 25, at 5:30 p.m.on the Lowell campus.

The MCC Academy of Health Professions offers short-term training and college-credit courses that could lead to an entry-level position in a health care field. Explore career opportunities such as nursing assistant, medical receptionist, medical secretary or in phlebotomy.

To learn more, call 1-800-818-3434 or visit our website: http://www.middlesex.mass.edu/health/

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Middlesex’s Adult Learning Center helps more than 100 people each year earn a GED (General Educational Development) credential, as well as improve their math and English skills. Half of those students go on to attend MCC.

A free, noncredit adult basic-education program, the Adult Learning Center is funded by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE). “The Adult Learning Center provides educational services for students seeking beginning literacy and math instruction, up through GED preparation,” said Elizabeth McKiernan, director of the center. “We try not to turn anybody away.”

Adult Learning Center students are welcomed into a very supportive learning environment, according to McKiernan. “Our classes are small and staffed with professional instructors who are dedicated to the success of our adult learners,” she said. The program offers extensive academic guidance and support, including access to a computer lab. Classes meet three mornings a week on the Bedford campus.

For more information, call Elizabeth McKiernan or Linda Molloy at 1-800-818-3434.