Forty-seven non-credit courses listed for East side of County not open for registration; marvelous course catalog developed only for West side of County
Another indication of how the Yavapai College administrators have historically concentrated resources on the West side of the County to the detriment of the East side is the development of non-credit courses.
For example, the Yavapai community College has just opened for registration 104 non-credit community college education classes on the Prescott/Prescott Valley/Chino Valley side of Yavapai County. (Click here to see the list of West side courses.) These are courses to be held at various locations including the Prescott Campus, CTEC, Prescott Valley Center, Chino Valley Center and at sites off campus.
Meanwhile, the College lists a total of 47 non-credit community college courses to be held on the East side of the County. (Click here to see the list of 23 Verde courses.) However, none of the East side courses have been opened for registration.
Another example of how the College administration has favored the West side of the County is the use of a catalog to announce and describe the non-credit courses being offered there. The Community College has also generated a 26 page outstanding online catalog describing all of the non-credit courses to be held in the fall on the West side of the County. There is no similar online catalog for the courses on the East side of the County. (Click here to go to catalog.)
Furthermore, if history repeats itself, the College will mail hundreds of these catalogs to residents on the West side of the County. They do not reach the East side.
It should be noted that these non-credit courses are in addition to any Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) classes offered in the County. The courses range from single day seminars up to six week classes and are taught by community professionals experienced in their chosen field. Tuition for a course ranges from $75-$225 depending on its length. The classes are offered only in-person.
Below is is an example of the message one receives when seeking to enroll in an East side course listed on the College web site (as of August 2, 2017):