One semester credit hour equals 45 units (and one quarter credit hour equals 30 units), comprised of the following academic activities:
- One clock hour in a didactic learning environment = 2 units
- One clock hour in a supervised laboratory setting of instruction = 1.5 units
- One hour of externship = 1 unit
- One hour of out-of-class work and/or preparation for the didactic learning environment or supervised laboratory setting of instruction that are designed to measure the student’s achieved competency relative to the required subject matter objectives = 0.5 unit
“Clock Hour” is defined as a period of 60 minutes with a minimum of 50 minutes of instruction in the presence of an instructor.