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NCTC Flower Mound introduces fast track courses

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A new program offering a “fast track” to college credit will debut on the Flower Mound campus of North Central Texas College this fall.

Under the new pilot program, students can take eight-week courses instead of the traditional 16-week classes.

The first eight-week session will begin Aug. 26 and run through Oct. 18. The second session will begin Oct. 21 and last until Dec. 13.

Traditional college courses including Government, Psychology, Economics, Math, English, History, Sociology and Music will be offered in the pilot program.

Students will register for classes just like they register for any Fall 2013 class. Those students wishing to take classes during the second eight-week session will be allowed to register up until the first day of class.

“Having classes meet for six hours a week for eight weeks would allow students to focus more on those classes because students can enroll in fewer classes at one time,” said NCTC Flower Mound Dean of Instruction Sara Alford.

“Ideally, a student could take two ‘fast-track’ classes the first eight weeks, two ‘fast-track’ classes the second eight weeks, and two traditional 16-week classes. This would allow the student to complete 18 hours in a semester, while only preparing for four classes at a time. This would allow students to progress toward their degrees faster and more effectively.”

For more information on the new eight-week program, contact the Student Success center in Flower Mound at 972-899-8412 and speak with Desiré DeMange or Diana Salih.

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