Are Winter Term Classes Right for You?

Are Winter Term Classes Right for You?

Need to squeeze another class into your schedule? Want to finish a requirement quickly? Home from a four-year college for the holiday season? North Lake College’s Winter Term offers a slate of fast-paced classes you can complete in just a few weeks.

What is Winter Term?

Winter Term starts in mid-December, after fall final exams, and continues over the winter break. Most courses are online, and all are fast-paced and intense. After this short course, you have earned three or more credit hours.

Winter Term courses cover all the same material from semester-long classes, and core class credits transfer to four-year universities just as easily as credits from spring or fall semester.

Catch up or get ahead

Here are some cases where a Winter Term class can help:
  • You want to take a class in spring, but haven’t finished the prerequisites.
  • You need to meet graduation requirements.
  • You want to keep your brain sharp over the long break.
  • You’re a student at a four-year university and want to save money by finishing a requirement while you’re home for the break.
  • You need to retake a course.
  • There isn’t enough time in the regular semester to take everything you’re interested in studying.
  • You’d like to earn credit hours in just a few weeks.

Winter Term classes are not for everyone, however. The shorter schedules mean a faster pace. In addition, while most courses are online, some require in-person attendance on campus for lectures or science labs.

Course offerings and more information

This year’s winter classes are scheduled from December 18, 2015 through January 10, 2016. Specific dates vary by class. Many introductory courses are available, from writing to world religion and from botany to psychology, along with offerings like Texas Government and Health Profession Skills.

Browse all of NLC’s winter classes now!

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