How many hours are in a course?

The number of credit hours in a course depends on a number of factors to include, type of course, the institution, length of semester, and the institution itself (in-country, out-of country).

Within the US the most common course is three semester hours per week for approximately 15 -16 weeks, for institutions that operate on a two semester academic year. However, some courses can run anywhere from one semester hour on up. I have seen some a 12 hours within the allied health field.