Catalog and Student Handbook
The number of lecture hours in class each week (including lecture, seminar, discussion and online hours) and/or the number of laboratory hours in class each week (including laboratory, shop, supervised practice, and cooperative work experiences) is indicated for each course in the course description. Lecture and laboratory hours in class each week are also called “contact” hours because they represent time spent under the supervision of a faculty member. In addition to the contact hours as listed in the course description, students also must spend time on out-of-class assignments under their own direction. Usually each credit per course requires an average of three hours of out-of-class study each week.