Academic Calendar



The academic calendar is initiated by the office of Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and established no later than February of each year through a consultation process that includes institutional deans, the registrar, and Financial Aid representatives. This calendar shall establish semester start and end dates, and include registration, payment, census, and drop dates for each established semester during the academic year. The official College calendar is published in the College Catalog and can be altered only by the District President. All employees are subject to the dates published in the official College Calendar.


The term College Year is synonymous with the College Fiscal Year and represents a twelve (12) month period beginning September 1 and ending August 31 of the next calendar year.

The academic year consists of fall, spring and summer semesters. Fall and spring semesters shall normally include 15 weeks of instruction and one week for final examinations. Summer semesters shall be a minimum of five and one half weeks. Regardless of the number of weeks in any semester, including minimester, first or second eight week semesters, or middle summer sessions, the college will ensure that sufficient clock hours of instruction are present to meet academic requirement for contact hour production.

Statutory holidays are observed on the dates noted, or on alternate dates if the holiday falls on a weekend, and include:

  • New Year’s Day (January 1)
  • Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (third Monday in January)
  • Spring Break
  • Good Friday
  • Memorial Day (last Monday in May)
  • Independence Day (July 4)
  • Labor Day (first Monday in September)
  • Thanksgiving break
  • Christmas Break
  • New Year’s Eve (December 31)

The Board of Trustees may declare other days to be holidays and close the college when good reason exists.

Date Issued: January 22, 2015