TEXARKANA, Texas -- The Texarkana College Board of Trustees has approved the school's 2023-2024 academic calendar, which marks the first time the school allowed for an eight-week course format.
Vice President of Instruction Dr. Donna McDaniel said the change in format allows for students to choose classes that suit their lifestyles and graduation plans better.
"Students can take two classes each eight-week session rather than four or five classes for 16 weeks, allowing more time for them to focus on fewer subjects at one time," McDaniel said.
McDaniel said classes will meet more often each week and will provide additional one-on-one time with their professors but not all courses will transition to this new format.
"Nursing and workforce classes and some of our lab-based courses will remain on a 16-week schedule due to the nature of the hands-on training needed to master skills. There are more options available for students now, more than ever before when it comes to finding a flexible option to attending college and completing a credential," McDaniel said.