Class Schedule Terminology

TMCC Class Schedules should be used in conjunction with the TMCC College Catalog which contains course descriptions and degree program information. Students are responsible for being familiar with the regulations and policies contained in the Catalog.

Course Number

This 3-digit number, appearing after the course subject, designates the numerical identifier of that course.

TMCC has the following course numbering system:

  • Remedial/developmental courses: 001-099
  • Lower-division courses: 100-299
  • Upper-division courses: 300-499

Remedial/developmental courses do not count towards a certificate of degree and are not financial aid eligible.

Class Number

A class number is the 5-digit number that identifies each class and is used to enroll in specific class sections through MyTMCC.

Subject (Prefix)

The course subject, also called the course prefix, is the alphabetic designation for the course subject.

Section

The course section is designated by the 4-digits after the course subject and class number. It refers to the specific class date/time option.

Corequisites and Prerequisites

Corequisites are courses that must be taken at the same time as another course. For example, some science lecture courses may also require that students enroll in a lab section, such as PHYS 180 and 180L.

Prerequisites are test scores and/or courses that must be completed with a passing grade prior to enrolling in a specific course. For example, students must either test into ENG 102 or complete ENG 101 with a passing grade prior to enrolling in ENG 102.

Locations

Most classes are held at TMCC's Dandini Campus (RDMT, SIER and VSTA buildings), Meadowood Center (MDWS and MDWN buildings), Applied Technology Center (EDSN), and Pennington Health Science Center (HSC).

Other classes are held at various locations throughout the community. Check your class listing for location and verify the address.

See Also: TMCC Locations and TMCC Campus and College Maps

Meeting Day Abbreviations

  • M = Monday
  • T = Tuesday
  • W = Wednesday
  • TH = Thursday
  • F = Friday
  • S = Saturday
  • SU = Sunday
  • MW = Monday and Wednesday
  • TTH = Tuesday and Thursday

Other Definitions and Abbreviations

  • 5W1/5W2 Session (Summer): 5W1 means the class is held in the first Summer Session; 5W2 means it is held in the second Summer Session. Note that even though they are 5-weeks, their refund deadlines are treated as if they are 6-week classes.
  • 7W1/7W2 Session: 7W1 is a 7-week long class in the first half of a semester; 7W2 is a 7-week long class in the second half of a semester. TMCC often has Math or Biology Fast Track classes back-to-back in this category so that students can complete them faster.
  • 10W Session: 10W designation is used for Summer to denote a class that runs for the full 10-week session.
  • Dynamic Classes are a blend of both traditional classroom instruction as well as Web-based instruction.
    • Dynamically Dated Session (DYN): a 6-14 week class.
    • Dynamic Extensive Session (DYE): a 15-week class that does not fall within the regular academic calendar, or a class that meets more than 15 weeks.
    • Dynamically Intensive Session (DYI): a class that is less than 6-weeks long and can be scheduled in any term or session.
    • Dynamic Classes can start and end at any time during, before, or after regular term dates. Pay close attention to drop and refund dates for these classes.

  • HY = Hybrid Course: Hybrid classes are a blend of both traditional, in-person classroom instruction as well as web-based or off-campus instruction.
  • IS = Independent Study: Independent study classes are subject to special approval. See the department for details.
  • P = In-Person/Traditional Course: Traditional classes involve traditional, in-person classroom instruction.
  • Units = credits
  • WB = Web/Online Course: You need access to a computer and to the internet. Classes open to students the first Monday of the semester or the first official day of the class. You should complete an online tutorial prior to the start of classes. To access the tutorial or for more information, visit WebCollege.
  • Winter (WTR): Classes that occur in between the Fall and Spring terms. Winter classes are less than 6 weeks long.