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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 one credit requires at least 750 minutes of instruction and another 1,800 minutes of supplementary assignments.

Table Headers Key:

  • CHA - Credit Hours Awarded
  • MCM/WK - Minimum Contact Minutes Per Week
  • MIT - Minimum Instructional Time
  • MCSW/WK - Minimum out of Class Student Work Per Week
  • TICT - Total Instructional Contact Time
  • LF - Lecture Format
  • SA - Studio Art
Contact Minutes for 12-Week Courses
Credit Hours AwardedCHA Minimum Contact Minutes Per WeekMCM/WK Minimum Instructional TimeMIT for 12 Weeks Minimum out of Class Student Work Per WeekMCSW/WK Minimum out of Class Student Work Per WeekMCSW/WK for 12 Weeks Total Instructional Contact TimeTICT
1 Credit Lecture FormatLF 60 720 150 1800 2520
3 Credits Lecture FormatLF 180 2160 450 5400 7560
3 Credits Studio ArtSA 190 2280 475 5700 7980
Contact Minutes for 6-Week Courses
Credit Hours AwardedCHA Minimum Contact Minutes Per WeekMCM/WK Minimum Instructional TimeMIT for 6 Weeks Minimum out of Class Student Work Per WeekMCSW/WK Minimum out of Class Student Work Per WeekMCSW/WK for 6 Weeks Total Instructional Contact TimeTICT
1.5 Credits Lecture FormatLF 180 1080 450 2700 3780
3 Credits Lecture FormatLF 380 2280 950 5700 7980
6 Credits Lecture FormatLF 760 4560 1900 1140 15,960
Contact Hours for the Nursing Program
Course Credits Theory Laboratory* (Hours) Clinical* (Hours)
NSG 2010 3 3    
NSG 2510 2   2 (72)  
NSG 2520 3   3 (108)  
NSG 3115 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