Hi everyone! Good luck with your applications! Here is a little bit of information on how things worked for us.
Registration was a portion of a full-day orientation. We had orientation on Monday, August 16 with classes starting two weeks later on Monday, August 30.
The last thing that was done as part of the morning session was to distribute the schedules. On the schedule there were 14 sections, each holding 12 students. Shown on the schedule were the names of the courses, the days/times when they meet, the instructors' names, and the name of the hospital for the Clinicals course. Two of the 14 sections were the Nights/Weekends sections and one section was a restricted section whose purpose was never identified, so the Day students had 11 or so remaining sections from which to choose.
Right after the schedules were handed out, we were given a 30-minute lunch break. When we returned, after a few more announcements, the lottery began. So all in all, we had only about an hour to decide which section we would like to join. Of course, if you drew a high number in the lottery, your first, second and third choice was probably not available.
We have the following courses:
Dosage and I.V. Calculations - self study (start now!)
Medical Terminology - self study (start now!)
Techniques - 5 hours each week - first 6 weeks of term
Clinicals - 6 hours each week - same day as Techniques - second 6 weeks of term
Pharmacology - 3 hours each week - hybrid class (meets "online" about 1/4 of the term)
Health Assessment - 3 hours each week
Concepts - 3 hours each week - hybrid class
Here is how your week will work if you are in a "Day" section:
Monday - we have at least one exam (and sometimes two exams) every Monday. The exams are always 50 multiple choice questions and are always one hour except for final exams. Final exams are cumulative, 100 multiple choice questions and are allowed two hours. Our exams start at 9:15 am and on days we have two exams, the second exam starts at 10:30 am.
Tuesday - Friday - we have two of the 3-hr classes on one day (9-12 and 1-4), the last 3-hr class one day (either 9-12 or 1-4), Techniques on one day (8-1 or 8-1:30 if your class votes to take a lunch break), and one free day. When you move to Clinicals, you will start an hour earlier and go 7-1 or 7-1:30, depending upon if your class has a lunch break.
Hope this helps you know what to expect. Good luck everyone!