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A standard measure of the amount of instructional time required to successfully complete a course. (For example, ENG 111, College Composition, is a 3 Credit Hour course, which usually means it will meet for 3 hours each week.) For the length of each class session and lab hours, if any, be sure to check with your advisor or a faculty member regarding specific courses.

A measure of academic duration. A one credit hour course generally represents one hour of class participation per week. A three credit course means three hours of class participation per week.

(Cr.) A unit of measurement used in determining the quantity of work taken. Each credit hour is roughly equivalent to one hour of course time per week. For example, a course meeting three hours a week would be a three-credit-hour course.

A academic unit that measures the weight or load of a class. Usually, for one hour spent in the class per week, you will receive one credit if you successfully pass the class. You need a certain number of credits to graduate with a degree from a college or university.

A unit of academic credit that often represents one hour of class time per week for a period of study (semester, quarter, etc.).

You receive a certain number of credits (or credit hours) towards a degree for each credit course you take. Most semester-long courses carry three credit hours. Most undergraduate degrees require completion of 120 credit hours (sometimes shortened to "120 credits"). The proposed Bachelor of General Studies degree requires completion of 90 credit hours.

A unit of measurement used in determining the quantity of work taken. Each credit hour is roughly equivalent to one hour of class time per week. For example, a class meeting three hours a week would be a three-credit-hour class. Abbreviation: Cr.

One credit hour is fifty minutes per week for 16 weeks (800 minutes per semester).

Quantitative measure of college courses. See semester hour.

Credit hours are assigned to each course (most courses have three) and you need a certain number of hours in each program.

The amount of credit assigned to each course. Does not necessarily correspond with the amount of time spent in class. An "academic hour" is usually 50 minutes. One "academic hour" of lecture = 1 credit hour; normally, 2 hours of lab/studio = 1 credit hour.

the value assigned to a course, usually based on the number of hours of class contact hours per week per semester

A measure of completed college work. Usually colleges give one credit hour for each hour of class time during the week.

a unit of academic credit; one hour a week for an academic semester

a measure of course credit based upon the number of hours of classroom or laboratory time per course, per week

a measure of the academic weight of a course, which may or may not actually correspond to contact hours or class time, without regard to whether a student will ultimately receive credit for the course

a weightage given to a course based on the number of hours per week of lectures, tutorials, or laboratory work

A unit of measure representing the equivalent of an hour (50 minutes) of instruction per week over the entire term. It is applied toward the total number of credit hours needed for completing the requirements of a degree, diploma, certificate, or other formal award. Clock hour Contact hour

A unit of measure attached to academic courses, usually reflecting the number of lecture hours per week a course meets in a fall or spring semester.

depending upon the amount of time spent in class, courses are assigned credit hours. This may range from one to eight hours.

The value assigned to a course. A six creditâ€“hour course is normally taught for the whole academic year (September to April). A three credit-hour course is normally taught in one semester (September to December or January to April).

an instructional unit of measure used for the recognition of the amount of credit a student earns for a given course. A unit of measure representing an hour (50 minutes) of instruction over a 15-week period in a semester system or a 10-week period in a quarter system. One credit hour consists of a minimum of 10 contact hours of theory instruction or the equivalent during a 10 week quarter.

Also referred to as a semester hour, this denotes the number of credits earned by completing a specific course. The majority of courses carry three credits; however courses may range anywhere from 1/2 credit to five credit hours.

(Semester Hour) the unit of credit in any course; one credit hour usually represents one 50 minute classroom period a week during fall and spring semesters.

The number of credits that you earn when you complete a specific course.

College credit is the type of credit assigned to courses or course equivalent learning that is part of an organized and specified program leading to a graduate, baccalaureate, or associate degree. One (1) college credit is based on the learning expected from the equivalent of fifteen (15) fifty-minute periods of classroom instruction; with credits for such things as laboratory instruction, internships, and clinical experience determined by the institution based on the proportion of direct instruction to the laboratory exercise, internship hours, clinical practice hours (Source: 6A-10.033 (1)(a), FAC).

A unit of credit you can earn for taking a course for a period of time, usually either a semester or quarter. Many college courses offer 3 credit hours, meaning that you meet that class 3 hours per week. Read the fine print to see if there are labs, seminars, or other requirements for earning the hours.

the unit of credit for one hour of lecture per week for a semester or the equivalent.

One credit represents one hour spent each week in class during a 16-week term. For example, a student enrolled in ENC 1101 (3 credits) spends approximately 3 hours weekly in 16 weeks of class.

The value assigned to a course usually based on the number of hours spent in the class. For a three credit hour course, students spend approximately three hours in the classroom each week.

124 credit hours are required to graduate. Most courses are three credit hours. Also called “semester hours,” “credits,” and “hours.

Credit given for attending one lecture hour of class each week for 15 weeks or equivalent. Most college classes are three credit hours, meaning their total meeting time for a week is three hours.

or clock hour - a unit of measurement for a school's educational program. A class meeting for an hour on three days a week typically counts for three credit hours. Most community colleges, four-year colleges, and universities use credit hours. Many private proprietary schools use clock hours.

A standard measure of the amount of instructional time required to successfully complete a course. For example, ENG101, College Composition, is a 3 credit hour course, which means that it will meet for 3 hours each week for one semester.

A quantitative measure of instructional courses. See Carnegie Unit.

is the measure used to reflect the relative weight of a given course toward the fulfilment of appropriate degree, diploma, certificate, major, minor, or other program requirements. A weight of 1 credit hour normally means that the course meets for lectures one hour per week for the duration of a semester or two hours per week for the duration of a session. Unless otherwise indicated, a course normally has a credit value of 3 credit hours.

A unit of credit you earn for course work that takes a semester to complete. Many college courses carry 3 credit hours.

Every course taught is designated a total number of credit hours. The number of credit hours for a class reflects approximately the total hours a student spends per week in class.

A unit of study at a college or university, usually represented by one hour of class per week per term. Most classes are worth three credit hours and meet for three hours per week.

a unit counted toward completion of an academic program. Each course is worth a number of credit hours (also known as "credits") the number of credit hours reflects the number of hours a student spends in class for that course per week. A typical course offers 3 credit hours. Students typically take 12â€“15 credit hours per semester. A bachelor's degree typically requires a total of 120â€“124 credit hours.

A semester hour of credit usually equals an hour per week that a class meets per regular session. Laboratories usually equate to one credit.

The term "hour," which is the unit of credit awarded by the College, is the equivalent of a subject pursued one fifty-five minute period per week for one 15 week term. In certain courses, two or three periods of laboratory or field work are equivalent to one lecture period.

The numerical value assigned to a certain amount of academic work in a course. Usually one credit is allowed for a total of three hours of effort per week over the course of a quarter, including time spent in class and on work outside of class. In lecture/discussion classes one credit is allowed for each instructional hour spent per week, with the understanding that a student will spend two hours per week on work outside of class for each instructional hour.

Unit of measure for college classes. Most classes are awarded three credit hours. In general, a three-credit class meets three hours a week throughout the semester, either three times a week for one hour, twice a week for 1 ½ hours or, less commonly, once a week for three hours.

The numerical value assigned to courses, internships and other educational experiences. RIT follows a quarterly academic calendar, so its base measure is the quarter credit hour, which generally equals two-thirds of a semester hour.

A unit of measure representing an hour (50 minutes) of instruction over a 15-week period in a semester system or a 10-week period in a quarter system. It is applied toward the total number of hours required for a degree, diploma, or certificate.

credit given for attending one lecture hour of class each week throughout the semester, or equivalent. Most U of R classes are three credit hours.

The unit measuring educational credit, usually consisting of one weekly period lasting approximately one hour, or a given number of periods of laboratory work throughout one semester A course timetabled to run three hours each week will therefore usually carry 3 credit hours. Some courses carry fewer credit hours, some more.

The value of work assigned to any given course, usually measured in the number of hours of class meeting time per week (e.g., three credits equals three hours of class per week).

The basic unit of measurement colleges use to define courses. A typical course is 3 credit hours. Tuition is also based on the amount of credit hours you are enrolled in.

The value of a college course according to its level of difficulty. A four-credit course would be more demanding than a three-credit course. Most colleges require a certain number of credit hours for graduation.

A unit of measure representing an hour (50 minutes) of instruction over a 15-week period in a semester or trimester system. It is applied toward the total number of hours needed for completing the requirements of a degree, diploma, certificate, or other formal award.

a time unit used to measure class time. A one-hour class meets for one hour each week. A specific amount of credit hours is required to complete majors and minors in order to graduate.

The unit of measurement for the amount of work and/or time required for a course. A five-credit class will usually meet five hours a week. Also known as quarter hour.

A unit for measuring educational credit given for completion of a course. In most educational institutions, a credit hour is based on the number of classroom and study hours a learner is expected to invest each week during a term.

the amount of credit usually earned by attending a class for fifty minutes a week for 16 weeks.

Credit given for a course completion toward graduation. Financial Aid eligibility is determined and calculated based on credit hours of enrollment.