Kilian explores offering classes in area communities

Kilian explores offering classes in area communities College degrees could become more convenient than ever before for citizens in 12 southwestern South Dakota communities.

On April 8, 9 and 11, Kilian Community College in cooperation with the Southeast Interactive Long Distance Learning Network (SILDL), will hold informational meetings to determine the support for bringing college courses to Alcester, Avon, Gayville, Parker, Beresford, Irene, Tyndall, Viborg, Canton, Centerville, Hurley, and Wakonda using two-way audio video technology provided by the SILDL, which has classrooms in each of the community high schools.

"The partnership we have created with the SILDL gives us an opportunity to provide South Dakotan's with access to college courses and college degrees more conveniently than ever before," Dr. Bob Smallfoot, president of Kilian Community College, said. "It gives us an opportunity to do what community colleges do best � help individuals achieve their dreams."

On April 8, the SILDL technology will be used to conduct informational meetings in Alcester, Avon, Gayville, and Parker. April 9 meetings will be held in Beresford, Irene, Tyndall, and Viborg. Informational meetings will be held April 11 in Canton, Centerville, Hurley, and Wakonda. All informational meetings begin at 7:30 p.m. and will be held in the SILDL classrooms in each community's high school.

With a sufficient number of registrations, classes are scheduled to begin in September. Classes will be held one evening per week for four hours.

Individuals interested in taking a college course or pursuing a degree will have access to classes in the following areas: accounting, administrative assistant, business management, chemical dependency counseling, computer science, criminal justice, early childhood education, liberal arts, information technology, medical office/transcription, legal office professional, and youth and adolescence services.

Kilian Community College has an open enrollment policy. To register for classes, individuals need to have successfully completed high school or have a General Equivalency Diploma (GED).

Kilian supports the lifelong learning process by providing associate degrees, certificates and non-credit training for the South Dakota region. The college is committed to helping people achieve their full potential by supporting a holistic approach to student growth, development and academic achievement.

For more information, attend one of the meetings or contact Bob Smallfoot at (605) 336-1171 or 1-800-888-1147.

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