Fall Credit Opportunities Still Available at Hill College in Second Eight-Week Semester

  Jessyca Brown
  Wednesday, September 23, 2020 8:53 AM

Hillsboro, TX

Although the fall semester is well underway at Hill College campuses, new and current students still have plenty of opportunities to earn course credits this fall due to the college’s second eight-week semester and December mini-mester.

Registration is now open for both semesters, and Hill College Director of Academic Advising and Success Center Noelle Barnes said the non-traditional start date offers flexibility for non-traditional students.

“Students don’t have to wait for traditional start dates in January or August for their school or education to begin,” said Barnes. “Sometimes life doesn’t always fit into a traditional time. We offer eight-week semesters so students have options to comfortably fit school into their work and family life.”

A combination of core and degree-specific courses in online, face-to-face and hybrid formats are offered for the second eight-week semester, which has a term limit of two courses or eight credit hours. Students may take one course or four credit hours during the December mini-mester.

“Taking two classes for a shorter amount of time can be far more manageable for many students,” Barnes said. “And we can typically find a great schedule for a new student with just two classes, which is more accommodating than trying to find five or six classes needed for a traditional 16-week semester.”

The second eight-week semester is equally as beneficial for students who are already enrolled in courses at a Hill College campus.

“Eight-week courses can accelerate the traditional two-year time frame of an associate degree,” Barnes said. “It can help students who already have credits meet university deadlines, potentially transfer faster or enter (and maybe even climb) the workforce ladder.”

Because the start of the second eight-week semester is still three weeks away, Barnes said courses are continuing to be added.

“Students should let their advisor know if they’re interested in taking a class during the second eight-week semester that isn’t currently listed,” she said.

The second eight-week registration deadline is Oct. 16, and courses begin Oct. 19 and end Dec. 10. The December mini-mester registration deadline is Dec. 11, and courses begin Dec. 14 and end Jan. 4, 2021. To view the current course offerings, visit www.hillcollege.edu/schedules and select the term and campus.

New students interested in registering for second eight-week courses must first complete an admissions application and submit official transcripts. Additional information is available online at https://www.hillcollege.edu/Admissions_Aid/Admissions/Adm_index.html.

Current students who have already met the mandatory advisement requirement for the fall term can add second eight-week classes online in their MyRebel account and should contact their pathway advisor if they experience errors when trying to register. To contact a pathway advisor, visit https://www.hillcollege.edu/Student/Advising/ and choose a pathway under the “Who is My Pathway Advisor?” section.

Available courses for the Fall 2020 Second Eight-Week Semester include:

Johnson County Campus—Suspension & Steer, Automotive Engine Repair, Electrical Diagnosis & Repair, Automotive Engine Performance Analysis II, Anatomy & Physiology II, Editing & Layout, Court Systems & Practices, Fundamentals of Criminal Law, Principles of Macro Economics, Intro to Digital Media

Hill County Campus—Photography I & II, Digital Sound, Digital Video, Anatomy & Physiology II, Intro to Chemistry I, General Chemistry I, Editing & Layout, Court Systems & Practices, Composition II, Intro to Digital Media, Fundamentals of Criminal Law

Online—Principles of Managerial Accounting, Agronomy, Art Appreciation, Business and Computer Applications, Biology I & II, Nutrition and Diet Therapy I, Infant & Toddler, General Chemistry I & II, Intro to Chemistry, Organic Chemistry I, Legal Aspect of Law Enforcement, Police Systems & Practices, Principles of Macro Economics, Principles of Micro Economics, Composition I & II, British Literature II, Intro to Environmental Science I, Building Codes & Construction, Fire Chemistry I, Fire Protection Systems, World Regional Geography, Texas Government, US History I & II, Medical Terminology, Human Resource Management, Intro to Humanities I, Writing & Digital Media, Integrated Reading & Writing I & II, Advanced Spreadsheet, Developmental Math, Beginning Algebra, Intermediate Algebra, College Algebra, Math for Teachers II, Calculus I & II, Wellness & Fitness I, Walking & Jogging I & II, Weight Lifting II, Foundations of Kinesiology, Personal & Communicative Health, First Aid, Coach/Sports/Athletics I, Drug Use & Abuse, Spreadsheets, Job Search Skills, Office Procedures II, Records & Information Management II, General Psychology, Lifespan Growth & Development, Introductory Sociology, Elementary Spanish I & II, Public Speaking

Available courses for the December 2020 Mini-Mester include:

Burleson Center—Anatomy & Physiology I & II

Johnson County Campus—Biology I

Online—Principles of Financial Accounting, Principles of Managerial Accounting, Business and Computer Applications, Nutrition and Diet Therapy I, Biology I, Intro to Chemistry I, General Chemistry I & II, Organic Chemistry I, Principles of Macro Economics I & II, Composition I & II, British Literature I, American Literature I, Federal Government, Texas Government, US History I & II, Beginning Algebra, College Algebra, Plane Trigonometry, Elementary Statistical Methods, Calculus I & II, General Psychology, Lifespan Growth & Development, Introductory Sociology, Elementary Spanish I, Public Speaking