Board members approved a $3 per semester credit hour increase, raising the cost from $61 per semester hour to $64 when they met at 5 p.m. Tuesday at the college.
Action taken later by the board may offset some of that increase, depending on the curriculum of the student.
College President Tom Baynum recommended small increases in some course fees for the same academic year but suggested decreases in others.
In some cases, clinical fees previously collected by the college were dropped to zero.
Baynum told board members that he wanted fees charged by the college to better reflect the school’s expenses.
In other business, the college board voted to:
— Request proposals on providing the school with mobile simulation unit equipment for the professional nursing program.
That program is being financed by federal and state grant funds.
— Authorize the college staff to go to a four-day work week during the summer months. A regular, five-day work week will resume in August.
— Approve a request for granting an associate of applied science degree for graduates of the college’s automotive technology program.
— Approve a list of election judges to preside over polling places for this year’s May 8 trustee elections and runoff.
— Approve a list of full-time and part-time contacts for employees and non-contract employees and accept requests for retirements and resignations.
— Schedule the annual evaluation of the college president for the board’s next meeting.