At MxCC, you can take five courses a semester for the same cost as four. If you are a full-time student and you want to finish your program in two years, you need to take five courses per semester. Taking five courses each semester will allow you to finish your program sooner and save money as well. At MxCC, the cost of taking from 12-17 credits is the same. When you think of it that way, why not Take 5?
When determining the number of courses to take, please keep in mind that for every hour you spend in class you are expected to put in two hours outside of class. This might include reading and outlining a textbook, library research, writing a eterm paper, preparing a lab report, working with others on a group project, etc. If you have a full-time or part-time job, keep this ratio (1:2) in mind when selecting your classes.