The NEC may be completed in one calendar year or 3 semesters with registration for one course each term. It is anticipated that most students will complete the NEC in 2-3 years, depending on academic program course requirements and employment/family obligations.
Course offerings vary by semester and may not be offered every semester. Courses must be completed within a 5 year period for the NEC to be awarded. Students enrolled in a graduate degree program will meet with the assigned academic advisor to plan the program of study and to discuss current scheduling information. Courses are non-sequential, and may be taken in any order as advised and with permission of the instructor. Students do not progress in a cohort, therefore have greater flexibility in progression and completion.