Flexible Schedule Options

Flexible Schedule Options

Del Mar College offers many options to make classes more accessible and convenient no matter what your schedule is. Flexible scheduling options allow you to take Del Mar College classes off campus, online, on weekends, and even finish your degree more quickly. Just a reminder: these courses require the same admissions, registration, tuition, and prerequisites as other credit classes.

Choosing distance learning courses or Web-based courses allows more flexibility for your busy schedule. But don't be misled, these courses aren't easier than courses taught on campus. Successful distance learning students dedicate specific time each week to their studies, stay committed to keeping up with class assignments, and take the initiative to stay in contact with instructors. If you are an organized, self-starter committed to your studies, distance learning can give you more flexibility for your education schedule. For more information, visit E-Learning.

  • Traditional Courses

    Traditional courses are taught on the East and West campuses during the Fall and Spring semesters and Summer Session I.

    • Fall classes (traditional) - 16 weeks
    • Spring classes (traditional) - 16 weeks
    • Summer (traditional) - 12 weeks (Summer I only)
    • Some classes have mandatory laboratories. For more information about these courses, see the appropriate subject in the course sections.
  • Off-Campus Courses

    Off-Campus courses are taught at several locations. Call (361) 698-1248 for more information.

    Some classes have mandatory laboratories. For more information about these courses, see the appropriate subject in the course sections.

  • Off-Campus Courses (Northwest Center)

    Del Mar College credit classes and noncredit workforce development courses will be offered in Calallen at the Del Mar College Northwest Center. For course offerings check the course sections.

    For more information on dates and times, potential classes, registration and admission procedures, contact Off-Campus Programs (361) 698-2404.

  • Rapid Track Courses

    You can complete an entire college course in just six weeks and the courses required for an associate in arts degree in as little as 12 months. This option is for highly-motivated students who can devote time to an accelerated program of study. 

    • Fall Rapid Track Classes (session 1) - 7 weeks
    • Fall Rapid Track Classes (session 2) - 7 weeks
    • Spring Rapid Track Classes (session 3) - 7 weeks
    • Spring Rapid Track Classes (session 4) - 7 weeks
    • Maymester - 4 weeks
    • Spring mini-mester classes - Vary by course
    • Summer 1 (6 week session) - 6 weeks
    • Summer 1 (9 week session) - 9 weeks
    • Summer 2 (6 week session) - 6 weeks
  • Short Semester Courses

    Mini-sessions may be offered with a variety of courses that last anywhere from three to 13 weeks, shorter than the traditional 16-week classes. Some classes may have mandatory laboratories. 

    • Fall 8 week classes (session 1) - 8 weeks
    • Fall 8 week classes (session 2) - 8 weeks
    • Fall mini-mester classes - Vary by course
    • Spring 8 week classes (session 1) - 8 weeks 
    • Spring 8 week classes (session 2) - 8 weeks

    Please see the available course sections for the most up-to-date information on available course sections, including Short Semester courses.  

  • Weekend Courses

    You can earn college credit toward your degree by attending weekend classes on Friday nights, Saturdays, and Sundays at Del Mar College. Unless otherwise designated, these classes start at the end of the first week of classes. Call (361) 698-2236 for more information.

    Note: For purposes of refunds and withdrawals, the first day of class is defined as all classes begin, and not as the first day you attend class. English and Mathematics Laboratories are open on Saturday.

    Some classes have mandatory laboratories. For more information about these courses, see the appropriate subject in the available 
    course sections.

  • Online/E-Line Courses

    For information, call (361) 698-1312 or visit E-Learning.

    To participate in online courses, students must provide their own computer and modem. Students should have the skills necessary to connect to their ISP, operate an email program, and navigate the Web. Additional skills necessary include keyboarding and managing files (saving, uploading, downloading, and installing). You are responsible for configuring and maintaining your own equipment.

    You must secure your own account with an Internet Service Provider (ISP). These charges are not included in the course tuition or fees. Del Mar cannot guarantee that the software of all ISPs will be compatible with Del Mar's online course offerings. Contact E-Learning to find out how to test your equipment before you sign up for a class. It is your responsibility to make sure technical issues have been resolved prior to registration.

    All online students will need to follow the course information under the course name in the course sections for more information. All new students to online courses should call (361) 698-1312 for an assessment of online skills.

    Check your course’s website to see if the instructor requires you to attend an additional orientation about course content, where your instructor will outline the course and explain testing procedures.

    See the main course listing for Online or E-Line Courses offered this semester. Some classes may have mandatory laboratories. Courses with I/NET in the room designation in the class listing are Online courses.

  • Orientation Sessions for Online/E-Line Courses

    Orientation sessions are mandatory for Web-based and E-Line courses. You may be dropped from the class if you do not attend orientation. Information regarding orientations can be found in the class schedule listing under the specific Web course.

Page last updated September 25, 2018.