Credits Information

Credit Hours

The term credit hour is a unit of academic credit earned. Credit hours at KCKCC are awarded using the contact hour guidelines of the Kansas Board of Regents. One (1) semester hour of credit will be awarded as follows:

  • Lecture courses: 750 minutes of class instruction and a final examination.
  • Lab courses: 1,125 minutes of laboratory class.
  • Internship: 2,700 minutes of on-the-job training, clinical, externship, etc.
  • Online course and blended courses: based on the amount of time needed to achieve the courses competencies in a face-to-face setting. Blended courses meet a minimum of 1/3 of the course seat time.

Examples of Credit Hour Awarding

  • A lecture class meets three times a week for one hour over the entire semester = 3 credit hours.
  • A combined lecture/laboratory course meets for lecture three times a week for one hour and for laboratory two times a week for two hours = 5 credit hours.
Each week, students should plan to devote three hours of study outside of class time for each hour of credit in which they are enrolled.

Credit Transferred

Transfer credits taken at regionally accredited colleges and universities or other institutions approved by the Registrar are evaluated based on the students declared area of interest. Approved courses are eligible to be posted on the KCKCC transcript after the student enrolls and completes a minimum of twelve credit hours. All accepted and posted transfer credit hours and grades are calculated with KCKCC course work to determine cumulative grade point average.


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