The University defines the academic year as a period of time in which a full-time student is expected to complete three terms (quarters) of instructional time. A full-time undergraduate student is expected to complete at least 36 credits within the academic year and a full-time graduate student is expected to complete at least 24 credits within the academic year. Colorado Technical University’s academic calendar operates on the quarter system with each quarter consisting of 11 weeks. The associate degree length is equivalent to a two year program and the bachelor length is equivalent to a four year program. A detailed academic calendar is included as an addendum to this catalog.