|Alvin Community College Long Distance Education, Right Fit for Mississippi Twins|
|Wednesday, 14 March 2012 14:37|
Twins Brittany Nutting, left and Victoria Nutting, both 19, are attending Alvin Community College through online courses from their home in Diamondhead, Mississippi.
Mississippi twins Victoria and Brittany Nutting, 19, of Diamondhead, Miss. decided to shift their education to Texas. If they moved to Texas, each student would lose some credit for the classes they had taken at Florida and Mississippi universities. And they needed 24 hours of Texas credit before they could transfer to Texas A&M University to seek an agriculture engineering degrees.
After researching several colleges, the Nutting twins enrolled with Alvin Community College's Distance Education. The twins are currently taking several classes including history, music and government online. The twins plan to transfer to Texas A&M in the fall with 24 hours of credit earned at Alvin Community College.
Online classes have grown immensely at Alvin Community College in the past several years. Approximately 1,200 students, one-fifth of the ACC student population, take classes over the Internet. Students can complete course work from just about anywhere.
"Distance education has almost doubled over the past five years," said Dena Faust, ACC director of Distance Education. The Nutting twins are a prime example of how important it is for colleges to offer courses online."
"Alvin Community College Distance Education saved us," Brittany said, "this is a low-cost way to accomplish our goals."