Need a break from the relatives this holiday? Take a “minimester” course at Black Hawk College’s Quad-Cities Campus in Moline and earn three credits in just a few days. Most minimester classes meet Dec. 17 through Jan. 4. Minimester allows students to use the holiday vacation or time between semesters to earn college credit and accelerate their program of study. Minimester classes are intensive and meet for fewer days, but have the same cost structure, financial aid eligibility and transfer equivalency as traditional semester courses. For more information about minimester courses, go to www.bhc.edu/minimester or call 309-796-5100.