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Definition of a credit Hour

One hour of direct faculty instruction and a minimum of two hours out of class (Carnegie Unit)
4 Unit/credit Non-lab class = 120 hours of instruction

  • 40 hours in class room
  • 80 hours out of class room

4 Unit/credit Lab-based class = 120 hours of instruction

  • 30 hours in classroom
  • 20 hours in Lab
  • 70 hours out of classroom

The following terms refer to classroom contact hours and credit hours:

  • Quarter 11 weeks
  • One contact hour One fifty-minute class session

Mt Sierra College uses quarter credit hours as the measurement of all course work. One quarter credit hour is equivalent to two/thirds semester credit hour.