Kirkwood Community College

Kirkwood Community College Credit Catalog 2017-2018

The College's Minimum Requirements

Instructional Delivery

Delivery Definition

Minimum Minutes

Contact
Hours

Classroom Work

Lecture and formalized classroom instruction under the supervision of an instructor

800

16

Laboratory Work

Experimentation and practice by students under the supervision of an instructor

1600

32

Clinical Practice

Applied learning experience in a health agency or office under the supervision of an instructor

2400

48

Work Experience

Employment-related experience planned and coordinated by an institutional representative and employer, with control and supervision of the student on the job

3200

64

Distance Education

Courses or programs taught over the Internet, Iowa Communications Network (ICN), or other electronic means. (i.e. in-class hybrids)

Same as above with equivalent work required

Same as above with equivalent work required

Accelerated Courses

Courses or programs of study that allow students to complete them at a faster pace than if offered by conventional methods

Equivalent

outcome achievement and verifiable evidence

Equivalent

outcome achievement and verifiable evidence

Chapter 21 of the Iowa Administrative Code ("One credit hour equals 50 minutes") and Federal Credit Hour Definition ("A credit hour is the 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: (1) one hour of classroom work and a minimum of two hours of out-of-class student work each week for approximately 15 weeks for one semester.")