2010 CCBC College Catalog
A full-time student is one who is registered for at least 12 credits/billable hours or the equivalent (except Winter session).
A student planning to take 19 or more credits in a semester must obtain the written permission of the appropriate academic deans in his or her declared programs of study.
CCBC encourages a student who is employed part time to take reduced credit load so he or she can successfully pursue both school and employment.
A student who is employed on a full-time basis is encouraged to take no more than two courses in a regular semester.
A student who plans to enroll in more than 7 credits during summer I, II or a winter session must obtain written permission from the academic dean of his or her declared program of study.
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 55-minute periods each week for a 14-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.
Overload requests for full load courses must first be submitted to the Records and Registration office. Overload requests will be forwarded to Deans/Designees only when they relate directly to CCBC operations or sound academic considerations (class cancellation, wrongly cancelled for non-payment/financial aid; changing course level in the same disciplines, e.g., switch from English 101 to 102, etc.). Only limited Records and Registration staff (Registrar, and/or Registration Manager/Supervisor) has authority to determine which student will be sent to Deans/Designees for permission to overload classes. The Deans should consult with each faculty member prior to the beginning of the term to determine the degree to which overload is feasible in his/her course(s).