Credit Hour Calculation
Statement of Policy

A credit hour is defined as a minimum of 3 hours of student engagement per week for a 16 week course.

Engagement includes student activities such as discussion, reading, study time, and assignments.

Therefore, a student is expected to spend approximately 9 hours or more per week on a 3-credit, 16 week course.

To earn credit, students must demonstrate competency in the defined learning outcomes.

When designing examinations and courses, faculty should use the above definition as a guideline to the minimum number of hours of student engagement.



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