Learn how 12-week classes at a CCC differ from 16-week classes
The main difference is that professors are delivering the content of a 16-week class in only 12 weeks, making the class faster and more intense.
– Class time is usually longer (90-120 min)
– More time outside of class may be required for assignments
– Tests will occur sooner in the schedule
– May feel more rigorous due to the compressed schedule
– More focused and efficient
-Mix one 12-week with 16-week classes to space out start dates
– Allows you to work additional hours at a job
– Class length is usually shorter (60 – 75 min)
– Reading and assignments are spread across more weeks
– Tests will happen a bit later
– Pacing might feel more manageable
– More gradual pace
– Course load can feel more manageable and less rushed
– Have more time to get to know professor and classmates
If you answer yes to the following questions, a 12-week course might be right for you.
If you are considering 12-week classes, it is a good idea to talk to your academic advisor. Let them know what you are thinking and share any concerns you have. Your advisor can help you think through the big picture of your schedule and let you know what course options are available.