A credit hour is a unit of measuring educational credit and is usually based on the number of hours per week in class. For example, most ABAC courses are three credit hours and meet approximately for three hours each week.
ABAC does not rely on any means of determining academic credit other than semester credit hours. ABAC uses the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia Policy Manual, Section 3.4.4 and established federal regulations that are reflected in the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges’ (SACSCOC) policy on credit hours updated in January 2012 for determining the amount of credit awarded for courses. The BOR Policy Manual, Section 3.4.4, states, “a minimum of 750 minutes of instruction or equivalent is required for each semester credit hour.” The U.S. Department of Education and SACSCOC’s Credit Hours Policy Statement define a credit hour as an amount of work represented in intended learning outcomes and verified by evidence of student achievement that is an institutionally established equivalency that reasonably approximates not less than one hour of classroom or direct faculty instruction and a minimum of two hours of out-of-class student work [engaged learning activities] each week for approximately 15 weeks.