Credit Hour Policy

The College utilizes the Carnegie Unit as the basis for the credit hour with 50 minutes of instruction with transitional and break time for a total of one hour with a minimum of two hours of student work or activities outside the classroom each week for a typical 15 week semester. Non-classroom work including lab, clinical, and practica are included in this definition. Module (accelerated) courses meet this requirement in less than 15 weeks. Distance education courses have an equivalent combination of interaction, assignments, and activities within the learning management system and external to it which is verified by the course design in the First-Run and Biennial Review processes.