Clock Hour-to-Credit Hour Conversion

One “clock hour” is defined as a period of no less than 50 minutes during which a student participates in a learning activity. The conversion of clock hours to credit hours is calculated on a semester credit hour basis. One semester credit hour is equal to 45 units of academic activities:

One clock hour of Lecture or Lab

2.0 units

One hour of out-of-class work and/or preparation for a Lecture or Lab

0.5 units

A credit hour/unit chart is incorporated into each course syllabus and includes a breakdown of the total number of units for the academic activities in each respective course.