Clock Hour/Credit Hour Conversion System

A clock hour is defined as 50 minutes of instruction in a 60-minute period of time. A credit hour is defined as an amount of work represented in intended learning outcomes and verified by evidence of student achievement for academic activities as established by the institution comprised of the following units: didactic learning environment, supervised laboratory setting of instruction, externship, and out-of-class work/preparation.

One quarter credit hour equals 30 units comprised of the following activities:

  1. One clock hour in a didactic learning environment = 2 units
  2. One clock hour in a supervised laboratory setting of instruction = 1.5 units
  3. One hour of externship = 1 unit
  4. One hour of out-of-class work and/or preparation for the didactic learning environment or supervised laboratory setting of instruction that are designed to measure the student’s achieved competency relative to the required subject matter objectives = 0.5 units

For financial aid purposes, the above conversion factors do not apply.