Units of Credit
A “unit’’ of credit represents attendance for one class hour per week for a total of 16 hours throughout one semester in lecture or recitation, with study/preparation outside of class, or three hours in laboratory or other exercises not requiring homework for preparation per week for a total of 48 hours, or an equivalent combination.
Students planning to complete their Associate degree in two years must enroll in and complete 15-16 units per semester. A schedule of 15 college units assumes that the average student will devote approximately 45 hours per week to class attendance and preparation.
Courses will be designated as Letter graded and/or Pass/No Pass. The default for registration when options are offered is a letter grade. Students must select the Pass/No Pass option when registering or within the first 20% of the course. No change can be made in the option after the deadline to change. Be aware of degree and/or transfer requirements when selecting a P/NP option.