Definition of a Credit Hour

A "credit hour" is an amount of work that reasonably approximates:

  1. not less than
    a. one (50-minute) hour of classroom or directly faculty instruction, and
    b. two (60-minute) hours of out-of-class student work per week for fifteen weeks, or the equivalent amount of work over a different amount of time for a total of 42.5 true hours (In a class with a final exam, the exam week can be counted as of the the fifteen weeks.); or
  2. an equivalent amount of work as required in subparagraph (1) of this definition for other academic activities as established by the institution, including
    a. simulation activities,
    b. field placements,
    c. clinical activities,
    d. co-curricular activities, and
    e. other academic work leading to the award of credit hours.
  3. Some classes/credits will require time keeping by the student.