3.36.6 Credit Hour

Responsible Position

Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs


Minnesota State Board Policy

Minnesota State System Procedure


  1. After review and recommendation of the college Curriculum Committee, Alexandria Technical and Community College administration is accountable for assigning credit hours that correspond to the quantity of work reasonably expected to be required in order to achieve course learning outcomes.
    1. Individual courses will be approved based on learning outcomes that meet the federal definitions of an approved credit.
    2. All common courses are required to have comparable learning outcomes and assessment of learning that will demonstrate equivalency of the learning expectations. This is achieved through a common standard for course outlines which is managed through Academic Affairs and is published on the college website.
    3. Shop or lab classes are assigned to include two hours of student contact time for each credit and include expectations of learning outside of the scheduled lab that complies with the federal credit hour definition.

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Approved by: Leadership Council

Effective Date: 4/6/2021

Next Review Date: April 2024

Archive: 3.17.2 ATCC Credit Hour Policy and Procedure