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Prior to selecting your courses, consider the following:

Unit Load
1 unit = one hour per week of class time
1 unit lab = three hours per week of class time
Full time student status = 12 - 18 units per semester
Part time student status = less than 12 units

Homework Formula
For every hour of class time, expect two hours of homework per week.

Example I
Class                      Hrs/Wk                  Homework/Wk

English 111                3                                8 hrs.
PDC 124                    3                                6 hrs.
Math 090                    5                              10 hrs.
ES                             1                                3 hrs.
Total                         12                              27 hrs.
Total hours of school per week:                39 hrs.

Example II
Class                       Hrs/Wk                   Homework/Wk
English 120                 3                                 8 hrs.
Math 110                     5                               10 hrs.
Humanities 110             3                                 6 hrs.
Sociology 120             3                                 6 hrs.
Total                          14                              28 hrs.
Total hours of school per week                  42

It is recommended that you consider choosing your first semester coursework from the following list.

English 098, 100, or 120
Math 088, 090, 103/110, or higher level
PDC 120, or other general education course
One other general education course

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