8-Week Sessions

NEW! Capital Community College is offering accelerated 8-Week Classes for the Fall 2020 class schedule. You can find these classes within the Fall 2020 course schedule by searching for classes with sections numbers of “8WA” or “8WB”.

8WA = 8-week Session A – 8/26/2020 – 10/16/2020

8WB = 8-week Session B – 10/17/2020 – 12/15/2020

Example of Labeling in schedule:

Schedule Example

Important to Note: Many Session A classes are prerequisite courses for Session B classes. After you have signed up for Session A, you will need to obtain a waiver through the Registrar’s Office before you can register for Session B. All you need to do is send an email to the Registrar, Argelio Marrero, at amarrero@capitalcc.edu. Please include in your email:

  • Your Name
  • Banner ID
  • Course # and CRN for the Session B class (example: MAT*137-1234)
  • The subject of the email should read “Prerequisite Waiver for 8 Week Class”

If you fail, withdraw, or drop the Session A prerequisite class, you will be dropped from Session B.

Contact you advisor or a counselor for more information.

Benefits of Taking Eight-Week Classes

  • Shorter Time Frame

While taking an accelerated 8-week class may be more intensive, you will be done much quicker than regular college semesters. Regardless of the length of the 8-week session, you will still earn the same amount of credits.

  • Less Classes at One Time

Since you can fit in two 8-week sessions in one regular semester, you can opt to just take one or two classes for each eight-week stretch. Regular full-time students often enroll in four or five classes at a time for the semester. So, a student taking the 8-week class sessions can take two classes at a time, as opposed to having to take four or five classes simultaneously to reach a full-time load. Part-time students who normally take two classes per semester may only need to take one class a time (one in Session A and one in Session B).

  • Complete Two Semesters Worth of Courses in One Semester

Many prerequisite courses are scheduled for Session A so that students can sign up for a higher level course in Session B. For example, a student can complete a developmental Math class in Session A and a credit level Math in Session B. This student would have made it through developmental and credit level math in one semester, a feat that would normally require two semesters.