Central Lakes College in Brainerd and Staples will start the 2010-11 academic year on Monday, Aug. 23 with a fourth straight year of enrollment growth. As of Aug. 2, 3,723 students had registered, including 2,305 full-time (at least 12 credits). More than 2,500 enrolled for the fall term are returning students. Fall enrollment is 12.7 percent ahead of the same point last year. New at CLC this year will be two-year degrees in theatre performance, videography production, child development/American Sign Language, applied engineering, viticulture, enology, and dental assisting. The latter program retains a diploma option, as do videography, viticulture (grape growing) and enology (wine production). The college has added an Honors Associate in Arts degree for qualifying liberal arts and sciences scholars. Several certificate programs have been added in a manufacturing-related collaboration with eight other schools in the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system. Hands-on technical courses are available to earn certificates in automation, machining, manufacturing, production, and welding. CLC has added a mechatronics diploma program to put students on a path toward technician careers involving mechanical and electrical systems.