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Program Measurement

The College measures its programs in quarter credits and clock hours, as delineated in the program information. Both methods of measurement are provided to assist in comparing the program length to other institutions’ programs.

Quarter credits are defined as follows:

  • For lecture classes, one quarter credit is equal to 10 clock hours.
  • For laboratory classes, one quarter credit is equal to 20 clock hours.
  • For externship or clinical experiences, one quarter credit is equal to 30 clock hours.

Semester credits are defined as follows:

  • For lecture classes, one semester credit is equal to 15 clock hours.
  • For laboratory classes, one quarter credit is equal to 30 clock hours.
  • For externship or clinical experiences, one quarter credit is equal to 45 clock hours.

Clock hours are defined as follows:

  • A clock hour is a minimum of 50 minutes in which lectures, demonstrations, and similar class activities are conducted.

 

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