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Short-Term Classes

Whether you are ready to start your first semester at Columbus State or you're already a student, it's not too late to sign up for Autumn Semester classes with our short-term options:

  • Eight-week classes start October 24 and include general education classes such as English, Math, and Psychology, as well as major-specific courses such as Criminal Justice, Computer Science, Geographic Information Systems, and Massage Therapy.
  • A 15-week term starts September 6.
  • An 11-week term starts October 4.
  • Five-week classes start October 4 and November 8 and include major-specific courses in Nursing, Skilled Trades, EMS, and Aviation Maintenance.
    NOTE: Many five-week classes are open only to students in the specified major and often fill quickly.

Same Content, Fewer Weeks

Short-term classes contain the same content as full-term classes, so you don't miss a thing! Condensing the information into a shorter term means more material will be covered each week.

Register for short-term classes early for your best choice of days, times, and locations.

Autumn Online Courses

We're increasing our in-person class offerings for Autumn Semester, but we have a variety of online and blended online/in-person options.

Online classes may include a live portion, when you meet at a designated time, or you may learn completely at your own pace. Other classes may include some in-person labs. Course delivery options for 2021-2022

Columbus State Course Delivery Options 2021-2022

Find Short-Term Classes

1. Log onto CougarWeb

2. Choose "Register for Classes" under the Registration section

3. Choose "Search for Courses"

4. Select "Section Listing" under Advanced Course Search

5. Select "Autumn Semester" under Term.

6. Scroll down to Term Length and select the short-term length you wish to search for.

7. Add any other preferences you wish to include such as subject, course synonym, location, day, and time.

8. Click "Search"

Course Selection


Need help choosing classes? Sign up for a New Student Workshop where you’ll create the schedule for your first semester, and learn other important information about how to get a great start at Columbus State. 

Already know which classes you need to take? Use the instructions under "Find Short-Term Classes" above to find and register for classes that fit your schedule.


Short-term classes can help you move toward graduation faster by adding a class to your schedule. Fewer weeks of class can also work well with your academic and personal schedule.

  1. Review your Degree Audit (in CougarWeb for Students, under Academic Profile), or talk with your advisor to find the best short-term classes for your academic program and personal schedule.
  2. Use the instructions above to find and register for short-term classes that fit your schedule.

Need Help?

Contact Student Central in Madison Hall on the Columbus Campus, or Delaware Campus Student Services in Moeller Hall.