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 education 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, talk with your advisor

  • Traditional Courses

    Traditional courses are taught on the Heritage and Windward 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.

  • 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
    • 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

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

    Please see the Academic Calendar for important dates regarding Short Semesters, including beginning and end dates, final exam dates, and more.

  • Weekend Courses

    You can earn college credit toward your degree by attending weekend classes at Del Mar College. Unless otherwise designated, these classes start at the end of the first week of classes. Call (361) 698-1290 or view course sections 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.

    Some classes have mandatory laboratories. These labs are noted on the course description. The Stone Writing Center and Math Laboratories are open on Saturday.

    For more information about these courses, see the appropriate subject in the available course sections.

  • Online

    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. It is your responsibility to make sure you have stable high speed internet access and access to a computer.

    All online students will need to follow the course information under the course name in the course sections for more information. 

    Log in to Canvas and check the syllabus to see if the instructor requires you to attend an additional orientation or lab.

    See the main course listing for online courses offered this semester. Some classes may have mandatory laboratories. Courses with INET in the room designation in the class listing are online courses.

Page last updated April 22, 2022.