Course Credit

To earn one unit of lecture course credit, students must complete a minimum of 18 hours of class time during a semester or equivalent term and are expected to devote an average of two hours of preparation outside of class for each one hour of lecture class time. To earn one unit of credit in a laboratory, demonstration or practice situation class, students must complete a minimum of 54 hours of class time for one semester or equivalent term. Some additional outside-of-class preparation may be expected. For work experience classes, one unit of credit represents 75 hours of paid employment or 60 hours of volunteer work per semester. In order to qualify for Work Experience, students must be currently enrolled in a qualifying occupational program and have an instructor’s approval.

Open Courses

Every LBCC course, course section, or class for which the full time equivalent student units are to be reported for state aid, unless specifically exempted by statute, shall be fully open to enrollment and participation by any person who has been admitted to the college and who meets course requisites.