Juggling four to five college courses at the same time isn’t for everyone – that’s why OTC created an eight-week schedule option for students. If you think you would benefit from taking fewer, more-intense courses, then OTC’s eight-week schedule might be for you.
When you follow OTC’s eight-week schedule, you can take two classes at once instead of four – while still remaining a full-time college student. You would complete four courses over the course of the 16-week semester, but you would do it by dividing them up so you only have to complete two college courses at a time – two in the first eight weeks and two in the second eight weeks.
All classes meet either Mondays and Wednesdays or Tuesdays and Thursdays. Lecture classes are two hours and 40 minutes while labs are just one hour and 40 minutes.
Benefits of the eight-week format include:
- You can concentrate on just a couple of courses at time.
- You can still remain a full-time student (12 or more credit hours per semester).
- Eight-week courses are clustered so you can avoid big gaps in your day between classes.
- Except for a few labs, all classes are offered in ICW 240 on the OTC Springfield Campus.
Check out the eight-week seated course offerings on the Springfield campus for fall 2019 below.