A full-time student is one who is registered for at least 12
Students planning to take 19 or more credits in a semester must obtain
the written permission of the appropriate academic division deans in
their declared programs of study.
CCBC encourages students who are employed part time to take reduced
credit load so they can successfully pursue both school and employment.
Those who are employed on a full-time basis are encouraged to take no
more than two courses in a regular semester.
Credits and class meetings
Normally, a one-credit unit is
granted for courses that meet the equivalent of one 50-minute period per
week over a 15-week semester. A three-credit course will normally meet
the equivalent of three 50-minute periods each week for a 15-week
semester. Classes generally meet one, two or three times a week.
During the winter and summer sessions, courses meet additional times
each week so that the total class time is the same as in a regular
semester. Three to five periods of laboratory or field experience are
equivalent to one lecture period.