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Prerequisites and Corequisites

A prerequisite is a course which must be taken prior to taking another course. For example, if ENGL 101 is a prerequisite for ENGL 102, then ENGL 101 must be taken prior to ENGL 102. In order to satisfy a prerequisite course, a student must earn a grade of “C” or better in the prerequisite course, unless otherwise noted. If a pre-requisite course is listed as "concurrent", the pre-requisite course may be taken in the same semester.

A corequisite is a course which must be taken at the same time as another course. For example, if MUSI 101 is a corequisite for MUSI 103, then both MUSI 101 and MUSI 103 must be taken at the same time. Dropping a corequisite will result in the student being dropped from the course requiring the corequisite as well.

A course marked with “Instructor permission” requires the student to obtain the instructor's approval to register for the course.

Course prerequisites and corequisites are listed in the course descriptions. If you have questions about a prerequisite or corequisite, please see an academic advisor.

Course Delivery

Lake Michigan College offers classes in a variety of modalities and formats including face-to-face, online, remote (live streaming), flexible learning environment (FLE), and hybrid. While assignments and methods vary, all classes, regardless of modality or format, hold students to the same rigorous, high academic standards. The Class Schedule indicates the delivery format of a class. Students are responsible for understanding the methods and expectations of the format for each course prior to the first day of class.

Face-to-Face (F2F) = Face-to-Face classes meet at designated dates, times, and locations as indicated in the Class Schedule.

Online = Online classes meet virtually online using Canvas. Totally online classes do NOT meet at designated dates, times, or locations.

Remote (live streaming) = remote classes meet virtually online at designated dates and times as indicated in the Class Schedule, but they do NOT meet at specific locations. These classes meet via live streaming using Zoom.

Hybrid = Hybrid classes meet using a combination of Face-to-Face (F2F), Online, and/or Remote modalities.

Flexible Learning Environment (FLE) = classes have a designated Face-to-Face (F2F) meeting day/time, and may be attended in person, remotely (live stream), or by watching recorded course sessions online.

Examples include:

  • Hybrid: F2F/Online

    • F2F/Online classes meet at designated dates, times, and locations as indicated in the Class Schedule, plus students complete additional coursework online.

  • Hybrid: Remote/Online

    • Remote (live streaming)/Online classes meet via Zoom at designated dates and times as indicated in the Class Schedule, plus students complete additional coursework online.

  • Hybrid: F2F/Remote

    • F2F/Remote (live streaming) classes meet at designated days, times, and locations; plus, they meet via Zoom at designated days and times as indicated in the Class Schedule.

Additional Course Information: Repeats for Credit, Auditing, Credit Breakdown

Courses may not be repeated for credit unless it is noted in the course description. Courses may not be repeated in the same semester.

Students may elect to “Audit” any course. To audit is to take an academic course for no credit; audited courses are not calculated in the GPA. Some of the reasons for auditing are personal exploration, enjoyment, gaining insight into a new subject, or skill/knowledge review.

A student wishing to attend a credit course on a no-credit basis may register to audit the course; however, when openings in a class are limited, preference shall be given to students enrolling for credit. Tuition is paid at the same rate as for a credit course, the attendance policy applies, and all pre- and co-requisites must be met.

Audited courses are not eligible for financial aid (including grants, loans, or scholarships) or veteran’s benefits funding, and do not count toward program completion or pre-requisite use.

Each course description will indicate the credit value for a course and how those credits break down. If a course credit value is reflected by practicum or internship credits, the credit breakdown will indicate how many contact hours may be expected for that course.


ENGL 101 3 (3-0) = 3 credits (3 lecture hours - 0 lab hours

BIOL 107 4 (3-2) = 4 credits (3 lecture hours - 2 lab hours)

Adding together the lecture and lab hours gives the contact hours. In the examples above, ENGL 101 is 3 contact hours and BIOL 107 is 5 contact hours. Tuition is charged per contact hour.

Special Courses

Accelerated Learning Program (ALP)

ENGL 099A, MATH 022A, MATH 023A
ALP courses are supplemental instruction provided for ENGL 101, MATH 122, and MATH 123. These classes are structured to help students take less time than it would normally take to get to degree completion via remedial coursework.

Cross Listed Courses

Courses indicated as cross listed with another course are identical in content. Students will only receive credit for one of the two courses. Students should consult an academic advisor to determine the best course to achieve their academic goal.

LMC General Education Curriculum

A course will be designated to specifically indicate if it is approved to fulfill one or more LMC's General Education Curriculum categories via Course Attributes in the Course Schedule.

The LMC General Education curriculum for Associate in Arts, Associate in Science, and Associate in Business Administration degrees is built around the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA), which allows students to transfer seamlessly to another Michigan institution. Completing the General Education requirements as outlined for any of these degrees results in the MTA Notation being placed on the student's record.

Many of Michigan's four-year institutions accept the MTA, placing students into sophomore standing upon acceptance.