Clock and Credit Hours

Class Hours

Students must refer to their schedule for their actual class dates and times.  For a general overview of dates and times students can be expected to be in class please refer to your program’s attendance policy.

Definition of Clock and Credit Hours

  • 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 academic activities:
  • One clock hour in a didactic learning environment = 2 units
  • One clock hour in a supervised laboratory setting of instruction = 1.5 units
  • One hour of externship = 1 unit
  • 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 unit