SCHENECTADY : SCCC basic tuition stable
But fees to rise for some courses
Schenectady County Community College is keeping tuition fl at for 2013-2014, but some fees will rise.Tuition will remain the same at $3,384 per year or $1,692 per semester for full-time New York state students. Part-time courses are $141 per credit hour. Rates are doubled for out-of-state students.
A variety of fees have increased, including for culinary courses and laboratory supplies.
“The purpose of this is to make the programs pay for themselves,” said President Quintin Bullock.
Among the highest increased fees are the Introduction to Flight Laboratory, which is increasing from $8,400 to $9,150, and Elements of Instrument Flight Laboratory, which is increasing from $8,200 to $10,250.
The following courses are increasing their fees from $75 to $100: Commercial Baking I and II, Garde Manager, Advanced Garde Manager, Classical Cuisine I and II, American Baking and Pastry, International Baking and Pastry, Modern Culinary Trends and Techniques and Culinary Competition.
Fees for Fundamentals of Biology, Introduction to Systems Management and Advanced Networking and Systems Management will increase from $30 to $50.
Courses that previously had no fee such as Human Biology, Workstation Architecture and Support I and II, and Process Control and Instrumentation will now have a fee of $50. Meetings and Convention Management will have a fee of $75.
SCCC Board of Trustees Chairwoman Denise Murphy McGraw said college officials asked the faculty who were proposing fee increases to explain how the program would be enhanced, rather than just saying that costs increased.
McGraw said she is pleased that tuition is staying the same for two years in a row.
“That maybe makes a difference of people being able to go to college or not,” she said.
In other SCCC news, Bullock told the board that planning is progressing for the Albany satellite campus. SCCC plans to renovate 10,000 square feet of space on the second floor of the Albany County Offi ce Building at 112 State St. and turn it into classrooms.
SCCC officials are reviewing a draft of the proposed lease for the space, developing a budget and looking at furnishings and technology to put into the facility, according to Bullock.
He said the project is on track to open in January 2014.