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Academic Information - Credits

Catalog and Student Handbook

College-level Course Credits:

The credit for each course is indicated after the title in the course description. One credit is equivalent to one collegiate semester-hour credit. Each semester hour of credit given for a course is based on the “academic hour,” which is 50 minutes of formalized, structured instructional time in a particular course weekly for fifteen weeks.

Developmental Course Credits:

Courses numbered 01-09 do not satisfy graduation requirements and do not transfer to four-year institutions. Developmental courses carry 1 to 4 credits for the purpose of tuition payment, calculation of course load, and enrollment status (fulltime/part-time).