Quarter credits are 2/3 of a semester credit.
A credit hour is a semester hour; it is also a quarter hour. It really depends on the credit structure of your particular school. The real question is: What's the difference between a semester hour and a quarter hour. Quarter hour credits are 1.5 times the hours in the semester system. The real question is: Why are they called hours?
It depends on where you are pursuing the degree and the academic semester system of the institution. Some institutions operate on a semester system, others on a quarter system, while others on a tri-semester system. For example, those colleges and universities that operate on a regular semester system a bachelor's degree can run between 120 to 128 credits. For those on a quarter system it could run approximately 180 credit hours. Thus, I believe the school your are referring to is on a quarter semester system where 180 credit hours would equal 120 credits for institutions that operate on a regular semester system. In this case the 180 credit hours would appear to be correct for a bachelor's degree.
It depends on how you are defining accrued hours, whether the college operates on a semester, quarter semester, or tri-semester. Read the following for the semester system. The student status would depend on the number of credits earned.The following is particular to colleges and universities that operate on a regular two semester academic year.Freshman - fewer than 30 creditsSophomore - 30 to 59 creditsJunior - 60 to 89 creditsSenior - 90 credits and above
Answer 1: All associates degrees, regardless of the major, take two years of full-time college/university attendance to earn; and require that you complete sixty (60) semester credit hours of coursework.Bachelors degrees take exactly twice that long (four years), and require exactly twice the number (120) of semester credit hours of credit.Each course/class, in both cases, is worth three (3) semester credit hours; and so an associates degree consists of twenty (20) three-semester credit hour courses, and a bachelors degree consists of forty (40) three-semester credit hour courses.If the college is on the "quarter credit" system, instead of the "semester credit hour" system, then the amount of work you'll do is about the same, but how the credits are calculated is a little different, to wit: In colleges which are on the "quarter credit" system, each course/class is worth 4 quarter credits; and a full-time student earns 45 quarter credits per year. So an associates degree from a college on the quarter credit system will contain 90 quarter credits (sometimes just called "90 credits"), and a bachelors degree from such a school will contain 180 credits.However, whether the degree is in early childhood education, or underwater basketweaving, matters not to how long the degree takes.If it's an associates degree, then it takes two years, and requires 60 semester credit hours (or 90 quarter credits, if that's the system the college uses instead of the "semester credit hour" system).If it's a bachelors degree, then it takes four years, and requires 120 semester credit hours (or 180 quarter credits, if that's the system the college uses instead of the "semester credit hour" system).
It depends on how you are defining hours. For colleges and universities that operate on a regular two semester academic year, each credit is equivalent to 16 hours of class contact time for the semester. If the course is a three credit course, then it would be a total of 48 hours of actual classroom time for the semester. Thus, 180 credits would equal 2880 total hours. However, if the school operates on a quarter hour system, then 180 quarter hours is equivalent to 120 semester hours (1 quarter hour equals 0.67 semester hours).
Answer 1: All colleges and universities give each class a certain "credit" amount. The reason is because any degree is nothing but a certain number of credits in certain courses or course areas, all added-up until one has earned 60 semester credit hours for a two-year associates degree, or 120 semester credit hours for a four-year bachelors degree.In schools which operate on the "semester credit hour" system, one class, or course, is typically worth three (3) semester credit hours. So, then, 33 semester credit hours would be eleven (11) classes or courses.If one is pursuing a bachelors degree, one normally takes a total of ten (10) classes or courses (worth a total of 30 semester credit hours) per year (five courses, or 15 semester credit hours) per semester... for a toal of forty (40) courses (120 semester credit hours) for the entire four-year bachelors degree.If one is pursuing an associates degree, one normally takes the same amount of courses per semester, and they're worth the same amount per course, but one only takes half as many: Twenty (20) courses, each worth 3 semester credit hours, for a grand total of 60 semester credit hours for the entire two-year associates degree.Unfortunately, it can become complicated if the school doesn't happen to use the "semester credit hour system." If it doesn't, then it almost certainly uses what's called the "quarter credit system." In that system, each course is worth "four quarter credits" (not "semester credit hours" but, rather, "quarter credits" or sometimes called just "four credits." The words "semester" or "hour" are not involved in how one speaks of credits when the school uses the "quarter credit system."And, additionally, the number of credits needed to earn a bachelors degree is different at a school which uses the "quarter credits" system rather than the "semester credit hours" system. At schools that use the "quarter credit" system, an associates degree is worth 90 quarter credits (instead of 60 semester credit hours), and a bachelors degree is worth 180 quarter credits (instead of 120 semester credit hours).So, then...an associates degree of 60 semester credit hours at a school that's on the "semester credit hours" system is eqivalent to an associates degree of 90 quarter credits at a school that's on the "quarter credits" system; and,a bachelors degree of 120 semester credit hours at a school that's on the "semester credit hours" system is equivalent to a bachelors degree of 180 quarter credits at a school that's on the "quarter credit" system.However, whether the school uses the "semester credit hour" system, or the "quarter credits" system, the amount of work needed to complete the degree is about the same in both cases. It's just that the credit values assigned to each course (and to the degrees, themselves, of course) are slightly different.So, then, 33 semester credit hours is equivalent to around 48 or 49, give or take, quarter credits.And 33 semester credit hours is equivalent to around one (1) full year (two semesters) of full-time study at most colleges and universities.At most schools, 12 semester credit hours (or four courses) per semester is the minimum amount that one needs to take in order to be considered a "full time" student. Five courses (15 semester credit hours) is most common; and six courses (18 semester credit hours) is usually the most that most colleges will allow a student to take per semester unless s/he gets special permission.So, then, five (5) courses, each worth three (3) semester credit hours, for a total of 15 semester credit hours, is what most students take per semester if they're "full time" students. If they do that for two semesters (or, in other words, one year) then they earn 30 semester credit hours for the year. If they then do that for four years, then they earn 30x4=120 semester credit hours over the four year period......and that's an entire bachelors degree! (Or, if they do it for only two years, then that's equivalent to an associates degree.)
what are quarter credit hours Quarter hours are offered at Colleges and Universities that are on A "Quarter Term System" rather than a "Semester" System.. Pure Quarter system has 4 college Terms per year.. or some colleges offer Trimesters or 3 terms per year and offer Quarter credits... 1 semester hour equals 2/3 of a Quarter hour or typically a 60-64 semester hour associates degree would be equal to a 90-96 quarter hour associates degree. Typically a Quarter term is 12 weeks and there are 4 Terms in the year.
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