About Credits and Semesters
- 1 credit = 1 class hour per week
- Part time enrollment = 6-11 credits per semester
- Full time enrollment = 12+ credits per semester (15 credits is recommended)
- For each hour in class, plan on 2 hours of study outside class
Example: For an Associate of Arts degree (60+ credits), if you take 15 credits each semester, you will complete the degree in 4-5 semesters.
15 credits = 15 class hours per week + 30 hours of study outside of class.
Levels of Education
My Academic Plans (MAPs) help guide you toward completing your degree or certificate. When you take classes in the order recommended on the academic plan and based on your schedule, you will save time and money. See MAPs.
You will be assigned to a Pathways Advisor who is knowledgeable in the community’s fields of study, and is an important part of your success helping you reach your academic goals. The first time you meet your advisor will be at the required New Student Orientation.