2019-2020 Catalog

Scheduling of Classes

In the interest of economy, the college reserves the right to cancel classes that fail to meet minimum enrollment requirements. The following day codes are used: M –Monday, T –Tuesday, W –Wednesday, H –Thursday, F –Friday, S –Saturday, U –Sunday.

Full Semester Courses (17 weeks: 16 Instructional and 1 Exam week)

College credit courses are scheduled to provide the greatest number of classes available for the greatest number of students while attempting to account for the employment and personal responsibilities of our students. Most credit classes will meet two days a week (Monday/Wednesday, Tuesday/Thursday or Wednesday/Friday) for 75-minutes/meeting for a three-credit course. If a course is scheduled to meet more or less than two days per week, the classes will start at the starting times listed below and contain the required amount of instruction (i.e., 150 minutes/week for 16-week courses, more for minimesters for a three-credit course). Exceptions may be approved based on facility availability, such as may be necessary to ensure efficient use of limited science lab space.

For efficiency, most classes will be scheduled in the following manner:

Daytime: Two Meetings per Week

8 – 9:15 a.m.

9:30 – 10:45 a.m.

11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

12:30 – 1:45 p.m.*

2 – 3:15 p.m.

3:30 – 4:45 p.m.

*Note: Student Activity Hour on Monday and Wednesday. No classes scheduled during this period.

Daytime: One Meeting per Week

Primarily scheduled on Mondays or Fridays with the exception of labs. Classes must begin at the start times above, unless approved. Lecture sessions must meet for the equivalent of two 75-minute periods with the addition of a break.

Hybrid

Daytime and evening hybrid classes must begin at the start times above and should meet for at least 50 minutes and correspond to the hybrid meeting requirements.

Saturday

8 – 10:40 a.m.

10:50 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

1:40 – 4:20 p.m.

Note: Friday night or Saturday classes are restricted to certain buildings, so will not require as much time between classes.

Minimesters (Eight-week courses)

These courses are scheduled for the first or final eight weeks of the fall and spring semesters, usually meeting either four days a week for 75 minutes for a three-credit course.

Summer Courses

The summer semester is divided into three terms. Summer A is the first six weeks, Summer B is the final six weeks and Summer C is the entire 12-week period. Most credit classes in Summer A or B will meet four days a week (Monday through Thursday) for 110 minutes per meeting, which includes a 10-minute break.

For efficiency, most classes will be scheduled in the following manner:

8 – 9:50 a.m.

10 – 11:50 a.m.

Noon – 12:30 p.m. – Break – No classes Scheduled

12:30 – 2:20 p.m.

2:30 – 4:20 p.m.

 

Evening 
May start any time from 5 to 6:30 p.m. on the quarter hour and must meet for the equivalent of two 75-minute periods with the addition of a break.

 

Alternate Scheduling

Week-long concentrated courses, weekend courses and other alternate schedule courses are occasionally offered. Instructional hours vary and will be advertised.