Program Schedule

Our Program Schedules

  • There are two class-start dates at DSM each year:
    1. September Students starting in September can choose between a 1-year (full-time) or a 2-year (part-time) schedule.
    2. January Students in the January class participate in a 1-year (full-time) schedule only.

     

    1. SEPTEMBER 2017
    A. 1-Year (Full-Time) Schedule over 10 Months

    Classes begin September 11, 2017 and end July 21, 2018.

    Full-time September option:
    Mon. 6:30 – 9:30 pm 3 hrs.
    Tues. 6:30 – 9:30 pm 3 hrs.
    Wed. 9 am – 12 pm 3 hrs.
    1 – 4 pm 3 hrs.
    12 hrs total
    B. 2-Year (Part-Time) Schedule over Two 10-Month Periods

    1st-Year Schedule
    The first-year schedule begins with the 1-year students on September 11, 2017, and ends in June 2018.

    Mon. 6:30 – 9:30 pm 3 hrs.
    Tues. 6:30 – 9:30 pm 3 hrs.
    6 hrs total
    2nd-Year Schedule

    The second-year schedule begins in September 2018 with the full-time students of the September 2018 class and ends in July 2019.

    Wed. 9 am -12 pm 3 hrs.
    1 – 4 pm 3 hrs.
    6 hrs total
    2. JANUARY 2018
    Schedule over 10 Months for January 2018The January classes begin January 29, 2018, and end October 20, 2018.
    *Mon. 10 am – 1 pm 3 hrs.
    2 – 5 pm 3 hrs.
    Tues. 10 am – 1 pm 3 hrs.
    2 – 5 pm 3 hrs.
    12 hrs total
    * Some Mondays also 6 – 9 pm

     

    The schedules described above are the basic schedules for each class. Please note that additional in-class hours are scheduled at other times. This includes a number of Monday evenings (6–9 pm) for the January class schedule.
    These include over 100 hours of core curriculum hours. For example, clinic which takes place in spring and summer on many Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 9am – 5pm. Each student signs up for 71 hours of available clinic time that suits his/her schedule. Other miscellaneous courses take place on weekends and (additional) evenings. These are included on the schedule that each student receives prior to the start of school.
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    School Calendar

    The flexibility in schedules helps students to address traveling distances and integrate work commitments with their education. The Director of Admissions discusses each student’s schedule in detail with him or her during an interview prior to acceptance at DSM. The calendar, requirements for graduation, and DSM policies are also discussed on the first day of school.

     

    Vacation and Holiday Schedule for September 2017 and January 2018 Classes
    September 2017-2018 Calendar
    January 2018 Calendar
    Sept. 11, 2017 Classes Begin January 29, 2018 Classes Begin
    Nov. 22-26, 2017 Thanksgiving Vacation Feb. 19-25, 2018 Winter Vacation
    Dec. 18, 2017-
    Jan. 2, 2018
    Holiday Vacation May 28, 2018 Memorial Day
    Feb. 19-25, 2018 Winter Vacation June 11-17, 2018 June Vacation
    May 28, 2018 Memorial Day July 4, 2018 Independence Day
    June 11-17, 2018 June Vacation July 23-Aug. 5, 2018 Summer Vacation
    July 3, 2018 Finals Sept. 3-4, 2018 Labor Day Break
    July 4, 2018 Independence Day Oct. 8-9, 2018 Finals
    July 21, 2018 Graduation Oct. 20, 2018 Graduation

    DSM reserves the right to change policies, requirements, hours, and schedules at any time during the school term. Students will be notified in writing of any changes.

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