Schedule Types

There are several different formats and schedules for students to choose from at McLennan Community College. Students should be sure to check with their advisor to discuss registration and scheduling for next semester.

Course Lengths

1st 8-week - Students will spend the same number of hours in the classroom in half the time of a traditional 16-Week course.

2nd 8-week - Students will spend the same number of hours in the classroom in half the time of a traditional 16-Week course.

16-week - Students will attend class for a 16-week period for approximately 3 hours each week.

Minimester - Students attend classes between the regular semesters or terms. Students attend class for 2-3 weeks with approximately 3-3 ½ hours of instruction per day five days a week.

6-week (Summer only) - Students will attend summer classes for a 6-week period for approximately 8 hours each week.

9-week (Summer only) - Students will attend summer classes for a 9-week period for approximately 5 ½ hours a week.

11-week (Summer only) - Students will attend summer classes for an 11-week period for approximately 4 ½ hours a week.

Course Types

Blended/Hybrid - Classes blend two available learning options. Students will spend part of their class time in a traditional classroom setting and the rest completing assignments online using their own computer or computers in the library.

CAI Computer Assisted Instruction) - Math classes taught primarily on the computer. Students must have passed the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) Assessment and are responsible for meeting all course deadlines outlined in the syllabus and/or posted on Brightspace.

ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) - These classes are recommended for students whose first or home language is not standard English or for whom placement scores indicate a need for further development of reading or writing skills. This is a developmental education course to fulfill TSI requirements.

Evening - Classes start at 5 p.m. or later in the evening.

Internet - Classes are taught completely online with the possible exception of an introductory meeting with the instructor. Students receive and return assignments via email and talk with the teacher and other students in a "chat" format. Students may take tests at the MCC Testing Center or at approved testing centers in other locations.

Linked - Classes are generally developmental classes linked to a college-level class.

Off-campus - Classes are taught at locations other than MCC's main campus.

STEM - Classes include science, technology, engineering, and math courses.

Study Trip - Courses are offered throughout the country and even internationally, so students may learn outside the classroom. See all of the study-trip courses MCC offers at

Two-Way - These classes allow students located in different locations to attend class together using two-way, real-time video.

Weekend - Weekend courses meet on Saturdays and/or Sundays.