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Credits

Credit Hour Definition

The Elmira College credit unit is the credit-hour, which is equivalent to the semester hour at other colleges.  Earning 1 credit requires at least seven hundred fify minutes of instruction and another 1,800 minutes of supplementary assignments.

Contact minutes for 12 week courses

credit hours awarded mimimum contact minutes/week minimum instructional time for 12 weeks minimum out of class student work/week minimum out of class student work/week for 12 weeks Total instructional contact time

1 credit lecture

format

60 720 150 1800
3 credits lecture format 180 2160 450 5400 7560
3 credit studio art 190 2280 475 5700 7980

Contact minutes for 6-week courses

credit hours awarded mimimum contact minutes/week minimum instructional time for 6 weeks minimum out of class student work/week minimum out of class student work/week for 6 weeks Total instructional contact time
1.5 credit lecture format 180 1080 450 2700 3780
3 credits lecture format 380 2280 950 5700 7980
6 creduts lecture format 760 4560 1900 1140 15,960

The table below shows the contact hours for Elmira College's Nursing program

Course Credits Theory Laboratory* (Hours) Clinical* (Hours)
NSG 2010 3 3    
NSG 2510 2   2 (72)  
NSG 2520 3   3 (108)  
NSG3115 2   2 (72)  
NSG 3110 3 1.5   1.5 (54)
NSG 3111 3 1.5   1.5 (54)
NSG 3112 6 3   3 (108)
NSG 3210 3 3    
NSG 3900 3 1.5   1.5 (54)
NSG 4009 3 1.5   1.5 (54)
NSG 4011 3 1.5   1.5 (54)
NSG 4120 6 3   3 (108)
FEX 4510 6     6 (240)
Total 46 19.5 7 (252) 19.5 (726)
* Laboratory and clinical hours have a credit to contact hour ratio of 1:3.