Academic Catalog

Contact and Credit Hours

Each Credit Hour at GOCC represents a minimum of 825 minutes of instruction and carries with it the expectation that the student will engage in 2-3 hours of additional study, exploration, or reflection outside of class. Most courses are 3-credit or 4-credit experiences. Some classes such as labs or clinical courses -- require more than the 55-minute credit hour. The college uses the term Contact Hour to reflect the actual instructional time for that course. Tuition and fees are based on the number of Contact Hours for each course.