I am currently in the first year of a 2 year diploma program for mining. It's a full time program with about 8-9 courses per semester which comes out to around 29-31 credit hours. I felt I struggled quite a bit getting through the first two semesters I got two C's last semester and I felt I did not perform well this semester. This semester I tried to manage my time by putting focus on subjects that I felt would be more difficult such as chemistry, physics,surveying and surface mining. The other subjects I had to take were calculus I, mineralogy and petrology, cad and mining safety. I had taken calculus I in the past and I didn't apply for transfer credit because the next semester would also be 8 courses so I felt it to be important to learn time management. I am wondering what else I could do to manage my large course load.