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Earn full credit in half the time!

8-Week Mini-Semesters
Wayne Community College offers accelerated courses if you need to complete a course in a timeframe more convenient to your lifestyle. Accelerated courses condense traditional 16-week courses into an 8-week mini semester. The course content and credit are the same; it’s just covered in less time.

Late Start Courses
Each semester we have a select group of courses with staggered start dates that typically begin a few weeks after the semester starts. We call these Late Start Courses, and because they begin later they are also shorter than the normal semester courses. Some of these are as short as four weeks.

How does this benefit me?

  • The same courses and credit as 16-week semesters at a faster pace.
  • Lets you complete more courses in a shorter period of time.
  • Empowers you to go from part-time to full-time status.
  • Choices to start courses later in the semester.
  • Day, evening, online, and hybrid options.

How is Express to Success so flexible?

Your schedule may not allow you to take four or five courses in a traditional 16-week college semester. It could be that you have a job or a lifestyle situation that prevents you from taking on a full load of courses, but you don’t want it to take forever to get your degree. With Express to Success courses you can obtain the same amount of course credits in 16 weeks, but you’re taking half as many courses at any given time.

Taking four courses in a 16-week semester might have you going to two courses on Monday and Wednesday and two courses on Tuesday and Thursday, filling up nearly all of your week. With Express to Success courses you could take two in the first 8-Week Mini-Semester and two in the second 8-Week Mini-Semester, so you get four courses done in the same amount of time without disrupting your busy schedule.