For Department Academic Schedulers
College department class schedules due to the Scheduling Office:
- Fall schedule = 1st week in February
- Spring schedule = 1st week in September
NOTE: Your college will have an earlier deadline for class schedules to be turned in to the dean's office.
APDB/FAD due to the Scheduling Office:
- Fall = after Fall census date - 1st week in October
- Spring = after Spring census date - 1st week in March
Scheduling Two-Unit Courses
Two-unit courses should be scheduled on TuTh according to the "Three-Unit Courses: Scheduling Pattern" below and be scheduled back-to-back (rather than alternating with 3-unit courses).
Scheduling Three-Unit Courses
|Source: Course Catalog|
|0800 - 0850||0800 - 0915|
|0900 - 0950||0930 - 1045|
|1000 - 1050||1100 - 1215|
|1100 - 1150||1230 - 1345|
|1200 - 1250||1400 - 1515|
|1300 - 1350||1530 - 1645|
MW or WF scheduling (75 minutes each session) will NOT be permitted prior to 1400
Scheduling a single 150-minute session on M, W, or F will NOT be permitted unless the other two days are similarly scheduled during the same time period and the same room, except prior to 1500 (3:00 pm).
Beginning at 1500 (3:00 pm), evening classes may start on the hour (1500, 1600, 1700, 1800, 1900) and run for 150 minutes (plus time for breaks). Classes meeting for two times per week would begin at the same times and go for 75 minutes each session.
Scheduling Four-Unit Courses
Four-Unit Course Scheduling Pattern: According to Weekday
|0800 - 0950||0800 - 0950|
|1000 - 1150||1000 - 1150|
|1200 - 1350||1200 - 1350|
|1400 - 1550||1400 - 1550|
* Classes are scheduled for 110 minutes to allow a 10 minute break.
Enrollment capacity should never exceed the room capacity because of safety issues and Fire Codes. Room capacity is established by a state formula based on the square footage of the room and the type of seating. Do NOT use "Permission Numbers" to add students if the enrollment is greater than the room capacity.
All classes scheduled for Friday after 1600 (4:00 pm - including MWF) or Saturday
or Sunday, must be reserved in PeopleSoft (i.e., two meeting pattern rows).
Weekend classes will need to meet the number of hours shown below. While regular classes sessions are 50 minutes, the following is required to allow for needed breaks throughout the day.
1 unit = 15 hours
2 units = 30 hours
3 units = 45 hours
1 unit = 750 minutes
If a Topics Course of the same subject has been offered 7 times with steady enrollment or 9 times with low enrollment, it must be converted to a regular course before it can be offered again. This rule applies even when the title of the topics course has been slightly modified.