The College operates on the semester system. Fall and spring semesters are each 16 weeks in length. Classes are in session five days per week. Summer sessions may be shorter (typically 10 weeks).
Classes normally meet 50 minutes per instructional hour with a 10-minute break between classes.
The number of times per week that a class meets is determined by the number of semester hours credit prescribed in the curriculum and is indicated in the semester class schedule.
Semester hours of credit are awarded as follows:
- one semester hour of credit for each hour per week of class lecture
- one semester hour of credit for each two or three hours per week of laboratory work or clinical experience, manipulative laboratory training, or shop practice