Fast-Track courses are compressed classes that meet for the same total number of hours as a full-term class, but in a shorter period of
time (between 6 and 8 weeks, in most cases). Some of the fast-track sections involve two sequential courses packaged together in a single
semester, with both the first and second class taught by the same instructor in the same time/day slot. For most of these sections,
students can register for both fast-track sections at the same time. Disciplines offering this type of scheduling in Fall 2011 include
Accounting, American Sign Language, English, Fashion Design, Mathematics, Reading, and Spanish.
In some cases, students successfully completing the first course in the sequence will be given priority registration into the subsequent
fast-track course by "instructor signature/code." Sections following this model have a note appended to the first section indicating the
follow-on section with which it is paired.
Students also have the option of choosing from a variety of non-sequential fast-track courses in areas such as Anthropology, Aviation
Maintenance Technology, Business and Office Technologies, Child Development, Cisco Internetworking, Economics, English, History,
Industrial Electrical Technology, Math, Philosophy, Physical Education: Lecture, Political Science, Psychology, and Sociology.
One unique fast-track program is a four-pack of math and science classes. This block of four classes enables non-math/science majors
to complete multiple graduation requirements in a single term, and also fulfills CSU-GE (area B) and/or IGETC (areas 2 and 5) requirements
for transfer-bound students. For Fall 2011, students take BIOL-1 and MATH-425 in the first half of the term, followed by ASTRON-
26 and MATH-25 in the second half.