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Del Mar College’s  Northwest Center hosts an open house April 25

Posted: 8:02 AM, Apr 23, 2019
Updated: 2019-04-23 09:04:47-04

Throughout the years, Del Mar College has made several additions to its campus as well as academic programs and activities.

As a result, Del Mar College is inviting the public to attend their Northwest Campus open house.

Attendees will get a chance to explore all of the new programs, classes, and much more.

Del Mar College’s (DMC) Northwest Center, that’s been open for 10 years, will host an open house on Thursday, April 25, to show residents living in western Nueces County and the surrounding areas that they can pursue their dreams without a major commute.

“It caters to, of course, your Robstown, Banquete, Alice, Orange Grove, Odem, Sinton, and if they want to come out here and utilize this facility and get some information on Del Mar College, we are here for them,” said Northwest Center Program Coordinator Mario Flores.

The Northwest Center, that is home to more than 275 students, offers credit, noncredit and online instruction to residents in Nueces County and beyond.

“The student to teacher ratio usually runs from 10-20 students per teacher, and being out here it isconvenient, and it just benefits everybody,” said Flores.

Attendees who plan to apply for admission are encouraged to bring a copy of their high school or college transcripts and financial aid applications.

“If you are looking for a place to take some classes, whether it be anatomy and physiology, history, government, psychology, speech, all those first year classes, we host them here at the Northwest Center, along with our certified nurse aid, EKG, and phlebotomy,” said Flores.

The free open house is scheduled 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.at the Calallen-based facility located at 13725 Northwest Blvd. near the intersection of U.S. Highway 77 and Farm-to-Market Road 624.

The Northwest Center offers credit, workforce development, health care and dual credit courses.

A variety of information stations will appeal to anyone ranging from high school students interested in dual credit courses to adults looking for skills training for in-demand jobs.

Information will cover programs focused on health care, safety, career training, computer programming and personal enrichment, among others.

Participants can even get assistance with financial aid and admissions applications, and eligible students can register for summer and fall semester courses.

Specifically, participants can get information about the following programs:

  • Certified Nursing Assistant, Electrocardiogram, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation, Phlebotomy
  • Core curriculum courses (Algebra, Composition, Psychology, U.S. History, World Geography and more)
  • Career and Community Education Courses (Microsoft Word and Excel)
  • Dual Credit Program
  • Small Business Development Center
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Senior Education
  • Mathematics

For more information about credit and noncredit courses available at the Northwest Center, visit  www.delmar.edu/beccoming-a-viking/discover/tours/northwest.html  or contact the Center at  361-698-2450  or  northwest@delmar.edu .