Credit/Clock Hour Conversion Programs
ABOUT CREDIT/CLOCK CONVERSION
WCC offers some programs that are considered credit/clock hour conversion programs based on federal regulations set by the U.S. Department of Education. The programs listed below fall under this regulation because all of the required credit hours are not acceptable or transferrable into a two-year degree or college transfer program.
Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration (D35100)
Dental Assisting Diploma (D45240)
Pharmacy Technology (D45580)
Nursing/Practical Diploma (D45660)
Welding Technology Diploma (D50420)
DETERMINATION OF CREDIT/CLOCK HOUR CONVERSION
Determination of enrollment for credit/clock conversion programs is based on totaling each contact hour and multiplying it by 16 weeks and divided by 37.5 for the fall and spring semesters. For the summer term, the total contact hours are multiplied by 10 weeks and divided by 37.5. The converted hours are then used to determine the enrollment status.
ABOUT FINANCIAL AID
The Federal Pell Grant reflected on the award letter is based on full-time enrollment in an eligible program. For a student enrolled in a credit/clock program, enrollment in at least 24 contact hours is required in order to receive the full-time award. Contact hours less than 24 will result in a reduction in the financial aid award and in the payment of the Federal Pell Grant.
FOR MORE INFORMATION
Contact the Financial Aid Office if you are enrolled in one of these programs.