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Credit Hours and Quarter

The college measures its course work by credit hour. Courses offered each quarter are assigned credit value based on the number of hours the classes meet each week; however, some courses require additional laboratory time, and activity courses typically require additional hours per week. When planning their quarterly course loads, students should plan for an additional two hours of study time for every hour spent in class.

Students who wish to enroll for 20 or more credit hours must request advisor permission. Forms for this purpose are available in the Counseling and Advising Center, Bldg. 7.

TCC’s academic year is divided into four quarters. See the Academic Calendar for specific quarter start and end dates.