Summer classes made easy

Del Mar College’s Northwest Center offers students a chance to get ahead with summer courses.

Located in Calallen, classes often are at a low number in the summer, but Northwest Center program coordinator Mario Flores helps get the word out about these courses that are available for students.

“We’re wanting to push these programs to benefit those students so they don’t have to drive in for a class at East and West Campus,” Flores said.

Flores said students drive in from Alice, Taft, Odem and other surrounding areas to take classes there, which he calls “the hub” of areas and is saves time and miles.

The Northwest Center offers credit courses consisting of English, government, sociology, college algebra for first summer session, and English and math courses for the second session, Flores said. It also offers continuing education programs for the summer.

“They consist of phlebotomy, EKG and nurse aid certification,” he said. Flores added that these courses have different starting dates and times due to clinical and will all fill up quick during the summer.

“The good thing about the CNA health care program is that students must have that certification in order to go on,” Flores said.

Students can also take these certification programs before entering the registered nurse program as long as they pass the course, according to Flores.

In addition to helping college students, Flores said, high school students can also take these summer courses at the Northwest Center after passing the TSI.

“If they’re wanting to catch up or get an extra class, those students can take a summer course here,” he said.

For more information on summer courses offered at the Northwest Center, contact Flores at 361-698-2450 or

Jonathan Garcia

Jonathan Garcia is the Entertainment editor for the Del Mar College Foghorn. He has been with the Foghorn since 2012 as one of the paper’s entertainment writers. He is currently a journalism major but after receiving his degree, Jonathan hopes to become a critic for movies and video games due to his incredible passion for both. You can reach Jonathan at or follow him on Twitter @jonathan10894.

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