2015 - 2016 Catalog
Academic Calendar for 2009 - 2010

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Mini-semesters, flexible-entry classes, and other alternative schedules along with their withdrawal and final exam dates may be offered between or during regular semesters by some of the Dallas County Community Colleges. Students should register as early as possible. By registering early, students may take full advantage of academic advisement and may have more course options available. Please check with the colleges for course information, class schedules, and registration times.

Fall Semester, 2009

August 17 (M)Faculty Reports
August 24 (M)Classes Begin
September 5 (S)12th Class Day
September 7 (M)Labor Day Holiday
November 12 (R)Last Day to Withdraw
November 26 (R)Thanksgiving Holidays Begin
November 30 (M)Classes Resume
December 7-10 (M-R)Final Exams
December 10 (R)Semester Ends
December 14 (M)Last Day for faculty to submit grades electronically through eConnect to the Registrar's Office
December 24 (R)College Buildings and Offices close for the Holidays at end of workday

Winter Term, 2009 - 2010

Contact Colleges for availability and schedules.

Spring Semester, 2010

January 1 (F)Holiday
January 4 (M)College Buildings and Offices Open
January 11 (M)Faculty Reports
January 18 (M)Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Holiday
January 19 (T)Classes Begin
February 1 (M)12th Class Day
March 4 (R)Conference Day, Faculty, Administrators and Professional Support Staff
March 5 (F) Faculty Professional Development (TCCTA). Friday Classes Will Not Meet. Saturday and Sunday Classes Will Meet.
March 8 (M) Classes Resume
March 15 (M) Spring Break Begins
March 19 (F)Spring Holiday for All Employees
March 22 (M)Classes Resume
April 2 (F)Holiday Begins
April 5 (M)Classes Resume
April 15 (R)Last Day to Withdraw
May 10-13 (M-R)Final Exams
May 13 (R)Semester Ends
May 1-16 Graduation Weeks--Ceremony dates may vary at the colleges.
May 17 (M)Last Day for faculty to submit grades electronically through eConnect to the Registrar's Office

May Term, 2010

Contact Colleges for availability and schedules.

* Summer Sessions, 2010 DCC Colleges' summer sessions may vary.   Please see your college's class schedule for updated times, dates and locations.



First Summer Session:
(Based on a 4 day class week with 1st Friday as class day)
* See Summer Sessions notice above.


May 31 (M)Memorial Day Holiday
June 7 (M)Classes Begin
June 10 (R)4th Class Day
June 11 (F)Class Day (1st Friday Class Meeting)
June 29 (T)Last Day to Withdraw
July 5 (M)Fourth of July Employee Holiday
July 8 (R)Final Exams/Summer Session I Ends
July 12 (M)Last Day for faculty to submit grades electronically through eConnect to the Registrar's Office

Second Summer Session:
(Based on a 4 day class week with 1st Friday as class day)

July 13 (T)Classes Begin
July 16 (F)Class Day (1st Friday Class Meeting)
July 16 (F)4th Class Day
August 5 (R)Last Day to Withdraw
August 12 (R)Final Exams
August 12 (R)Summer Session II Ends
August 16 (M)Last Day for faculty to submit grades electronically through eConnect to the Registrar's Office

Calendar Calculations

Fall Semester, 2009

MWF - 43 meetings at 55 minutes each and final exam at 110 minutes (2475 total minutes)
MW and TR - 29 meetings at 80 minutes each and final exam 110 minutes (2430 total minutes)

Spring Semester, 2010

MWF - 42 meetings at 55 minutes each and final exam at 110 minutes (2420 total minutes)
MW and TR - 29 meetings at 80 minutes each and final exam at 110 minutes (2430 total minutes)

Summer Sessions, 2010

19 class meetings + exam equivalent to 1 class meeting = 20 total class meetings.
20 class meetings x 120 minutes = 2400 class minutes

Calendar calculations for all other classes are the responsibility of the college.