Contact Minutes

A course requires 750 contact minutes for each credit hour. To determine the minimum number of contact minutes required for a course multiply 750 by the credit hour value. Thus, a 3-hour course requires a minimum of 2250 contact minutes, a 4-hour course, 3000 minutes, and so on.

Determining Minimum Requirements

To determine if a course offering meets the minimum contact minutes requirement:

  1. Count the number of days the course meets during the part of term (POT). Refer to the appropriate Dates and Deadlines calendar to determine the first and last class meetings for the course as well as semester breaks and holidays.

    Note: For the Full POT, do not count the exam period.

  2. Multiply (#Mtngs) x (Min per Mtng). If the product is not at least equal to the minimum figure from the table above, then you must add meeting minutes to meet the minimum.

    Caution: If you must add minutes, be sure not to overlap another class meeting time and create a time conflict for students.

    Note:  It takes 2 lab hours to equal 1 lecture hour.