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Definition of Credit and Clock Hour

Credit Hour- The unit by which American Career College measures its coursework. The number of credit hours assigned to a course usually reflects the combination of class, laboratory, and/or externship/clinical hours required in the course. American Career College follows the quarter system, and awards one credit for each 10 clock hours of lecture, 20 clock hours of laboratory, or 30 clock hours of externship/clinical contained in a quarter.

Clock Hour - Equal to 50 minutes of instruction.



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