Clock Credit

Federal regulations require colleges to convert hours for certain diploma programs based on a federally regulated formula. Most often the conversion process results in lower Pell payments per term. What this means is, the determination of enrollment status (full-time, half-time, etc.) for financial aid awarding, by federal regulations, is different for diploma programs.

This determination of enrollment status is different because the program has one or more courses that cannot be used toward a two-year associates program. Enrollment status determination for diploma programs involves taking each course’s clock/contact hours a student takes each semester and dividing it by 30. These converted credits are used to determine the enrollment status, and your award status will be based on the financial aid converted hours, NOT the actual credit hours.

Example: If you are enrolled in a 3 credit hour course that has 75 clock hours, you would divide 30 into the 75 clock hours (75/30=2.5). Therefore, you would end up being eligible for only 2 financial aid credit hours. *SPECIAL NOTE: DO NOT ROUND UP WHEN TOTALING HOURS.

Click on the programs below to determine the converted hours for your program.
Carpentry - CIP 460201
Crse Name Crse Num Crse Title Lecture Hrs Lab Hrs Cred Hrs Contact Hrs Total FA Credit Hrs
CARP 1110 Introduction, Safety, and Hand Tools 2 1 3 60 2
CARP 1130 Power Tools 2 2 4 90 3
CARP 1140 Building Materials 1 1 2 45 2
CARP 2620 Applied Mathematics for Carpentry 2 1 3 60 2
CARP 1150 Blueprint Reading 2 3 5 120 4
CARP 2110 Site Layout 1 1 2 45 2
CARP 2120 Foundations and Floor Framing 2 3 5 120 4
CARP 2131 Wall and Ceiling Framing 0 4 4 120 4
CARP 2210 Roofing I 2 3 5 120 4
CARP 2220 Roofing II 2 3 5 120 4
CARP 2230 Exterior Finish and Trim 1 2 3 75 3
CARP 2310 Interior Finish and Trim 1 2 3 75 3
CARP 2313 Cabinetmaking I 1 2 3 75 3
CARP 2323 Cabinetmaking II 1 2 3 75 3
Total 50 1200 42
150% Maximum Time Frame
63
Forest Technology - CIP 030511
Crse Name Crse Num Crse Title Lecture Hrs Lab Hrs Cred Hrs Contact Hrs Total FA Credit Hrs
FRTY 1111 Introduction to Forest Technology 3 0 3 45 2
FRTY 2720 Wildlife Habitat Ecology and Game Management 1 1 2 45 2
FRTY 2410 Forestry Products 1 1 2 45 2
FRTY 2420 Intro to Geographic Info Systems & Global Positional Systems 2 1 3 60 2
FRTY 1330 Timber Harvesting 2 2 4 90 3
FRTY 2520 Forest Mensuration I 2 1 3 60 2
FRTY 1310 Silviculture 3 3 6 135 5
FRTY 2510 Forest Insects and Diseases 2 1 3 60 2
FRTY 2620 Reforestation 2 2 4 90 3
FRTY 1120 Dendrology 3 3 6 135 5
HORT 1000 Horticulture Lab 0 3 3 90 3
FRTY 2710 Prescribed Burning & Wildlife Control 3 3 6 135 5
FRTY 1210 Forest Surveying 2 3 5 120 4
FRTY 2610 Forest Mensuration II 3 3 6 135 5
TOTAL 1245 45
150% MAXIMUM TIME FRAME
88
General Apprenticeship: Electrical Construction - CIP 460301
Crse Name Crse Num Crse Title Lecture Hrs Lab Hrs Cred Hrs Contact Hrs Total FA Credit Hrs
GAEC 1100 Introduction to Electrician Apprenticeship 3 0 3 45 2
GAEC 1110 Job Safety & Health 2 0 2 30 1
GAEC 1120 Apprentice Trade Related Mathematics 2 0 2 30 1
GAEC 1130 Apprentice Trade Technology Part I 3 0 3 45 2
GAEC 1200 Apprentice Trade Related Science 2 0 2 30 1
GAEC 1210 Apprentice Trade Technology Part II 3 0 3 45 2
GAEC 1220 Customer Service in the Trade Area 2 0 2 30 1
GAEC 1230 Apprentice Trade Technology Part III 3 0 3 45 2
GAEC 1300 Apprentice Trade Technology Part IV 5 0 5 75 3
GAEC 2100 Apprentice Trade Technology Part V 5 0 5 75 3
GAEC 2200 Apprentice Trade Technology Part VI 5 0 5 75 3
GAEC 2210 Apprentice Trade Technology Part VII 5 0 5 75 3
GAEC 2300 Apprentice Trade Technology Part VIII 5 0 5 75 3
GAEC 2310 Apprentice Trade Technology Part IX 5 0 5 75 3
TOTAL 750 30
150% MAXIMUM TIME FRAME
75

Revised April 28, 2021

General Apprenticeship: Plumbing Construction - CIP 460503
Crse Name Crse Num Crse Title Lecture Hrs Lab Hrs Cred Hrs Contact Hrs Total FA Credit Hrs
GAPC 1100 Introduction to Plumbing Apprenticeship 3 0 3 45 2
GAPC 1110 Job Safety & Health 2 0 2 30 1
GAPC 1120 Apprentice Trade Related Mathematics 2 0 2 30 1
GAPC 1130 Apprentice Trade Technology Part I 3 0 3 45 2
GAPC 1200 Apprentice Trade Technology Part II 2 0 2 30 1
GAPC 1210 Apprentice Trade Technology Part III 3 0 3 45 2
GAPC 1220 Customer Service in the Trade Area 2 0 2 30 1
GAPC 1230 Apprentice Trade Technology Part IV 3 0 3 45 2
GAPC 1300 Apprentice Trade Technology Part V 5 0 5 75 3
GAPC 2100 Apprentice Trade Technology Part VI 5 0 5 75 3
GAPC 2200 Apprentice Trade Technology Part VII 5 0 5 75 3
GAPC 2210 Apprentice Trade Technology Part VIII 5 0 5 75 3
GAPC 2300 Apprentice Trade Technology Part IX 5 0 5 75 3
GAPC 2310 Apprentice Trade Technology Part X 5 0 5 75 3
TOTAL 750 30
150% MAXIMUM TIME FRAME
75
Outdoor Power Equipment Technology - CIP 470606
Crse Name Crse Num Crse Title Lecture Hrs Lab Hrs Cred Hrs Contact Hrs Total FA Credit Hrs
OPET 1111 Occupational Introduction and Safety 1 1 2 45 2
OPET 1121 Basic Tools and Repair Techniques 1 1 2 45 2
OPET 1131 Shop Management 1 2 3 75 3
OPET 1141 Engine Principles 1 3 4 105 4
OPET 1151 Fuel Systems 1 2 3 75 3
OPET 1161 Engine Lubrication and Cooling Systems 1 1 2 45 2
OPET 1221 Basic Electricity 1 2 3 75 3
OPET 1231 Charging Systems 1 2 3 75 3
OPET 1241 Ignition Systems 1 2 3 75 3
OPET 1251 Starting Systems 1 1 2 45 2
OPET 1261 Drive Train 1 2 3 75 3
OPET 1311 Hydraulics and Brakes 1 2 3 75 3
OPET 1321 Generators 1 1 2 45 2
OPET 1331 Frames, Suspension, and Decks 1 2 3 75 3
OPET 1341 Systems Troubleshooting 2 2 4 90 3
OPET 2111 Outboard Engine Overhaul 1 1 2 45 2
OPET 2121 Motorcycle Engine Overhaul 1 1 2 45 2
OPET 2131 Lawn and Garden Engine Overhaul 1 1 2 45 2
OPET 2141 All-Terrain Vehicle Engine Overhaul 1 1 2 45 2
OPET 2151 Lawn and Garden Diesel Engine Overhaul 1 1 2 45 2
OPET 2161 Personal Watercraft Engine Overhaul 1 1 2 45 2
Total 54 1290 53
150% Maximum Time Frame
80
Sterile Processing Technician - CIP 511012
Crse Name Crse Num Crse Title Lecture Hrs Lab Hrs Cred Hrs Contact Hrs Total FA Credit Hrs
STPR 1041 Introduction to Sterile Processing 1 0 1 15 1
STPR 1143 Sterile Processing Concepts I 3 0 3 45 2
STPR 1142 Sterile Processing Concepts I Application 0 2 2 60 2
STPR 1253 Sterile Processing Concepts II 3 0 3 45 2
STPR 1263 Sterile Processing Concepts II Application 0 3 3 90 3
STPR 2106 Sterile Processing Practicum 0 6 6 270 6
TOTAL 525 16
150% MAXIMUM TIME FRAME
27
Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Tech Automotive Conc. CIP 470600
Crse Name Crse Num Crse Title Lecture Hrs Lab Hrs Cred Hrs Contact Hrs Total FA Credit Hrs
VMRE 1002 Introduction to Transportation Technology 2 1 3 60 2
VMRE 1102 Brake Systems 1 2 3 75 3
VMRE 1602 Fundamentals of Electricity 2 2 4 90 3
VMRE 1202 Steering and Suspension 1 2 3 75 3
VMRE 1702 HVAC 1 2 3 75 3
VMRE 1360 Light Diesel 2 1 3 60 2
VMRE 1402 Engine Repair 2 2 4 90 3
VMRE 1502 Automotive Transmission & Transaxle 1 2 3 75 3
VMRE 1612 Advanced Electrical and Electronics 2 2 4 90 3
VMRE 1622 Manual Drive Train 1 2 3 75 3
VMRE 1802 Engine Performance 1 1 2 3 75 3
VMRE 1812 Engine Performance 2 1 2 3 75 3
VMRE 2822 Engine Performance 3 1 2 3 75 3
VMRE 2002 Advanced Suspension, Steering, and Brakes 1 2 3 75 3
VMRE 2012 Advanced Automatic and Manual Transmission 2 2 4 90 3
VMRE 2402 Lube Tech G-1 Maintenance 1 2 3 75 3
TOTAL 1230 46
150% MAXIMUM TIME FRAME
78
Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Tech-Collision-CIP 470600
Crse Name Crse Num Crse Title Lecture Hrs Lab Hrs Cred Hrs Contact Hrs Total FA Credit Hrs
VMRE 1002 Introduction to Transportation Technology 2 1 3 60 2
VMRE 1102 Brake Systems 1 2 3 75 3
VMRE 1602 Fundamentals of Electricity 2 2 4 90 3
VMRE 1202 Steering and Suspension 1 2 3 75 3
VMRE 1702 HVAC 1 2 3 75 3
VMRE 1131 Identification and Analysis 2 1 3 60 2
VMRE 1141 Frame and Body 2 2 4 90 3
VMRE 1220 Welding and Cutting 2 2 4 90 3
VMRE 1230 Panel Replacement 2 2 4 90 3
VMRE 1320 Refinishing/Detailing 2 2 4 90 3
VMRE 2111 Basic Metal Alignment and Finish 1 2 3 75 3
VMRE 2121 Corrosion 1 1 2 45 2
VMRE 2130 Restraint Systems 1 1 2 45 2
VMRE 2140 Plastic Repair 1 1 2 45 2
VMRE 2230 Advanced Painting Technologies 1 3 4 105 4
VMRE 2331 Advanced Collision Repair 0 4 4 120 4
TOTAL 1230 45
150% MAXIMUM TIME FRAME
78
Welding - CIP 480508
Crse Name Crse Num Crse Title Lecture Hrs Lab Hrs Cred Hrs Contact Hrs Total FA Credit Hrs
WELD 1110 Occupational Orientation and Safety 1 1 2 45 2
WELD 1120 Basic Blueprint, Metallurgy and Weld Symbols 1 1 2 45 2
WELD 1130 Welding Inspection and Testing 1 1 2 45 2
WELD 1210 Oxyfuel Systems 1 1 2 45 2
WELD 1310 Cutting Processes - CAC/PAC 0 1 1 30 1
WELD 1410 SMAW - Basic Beads 1 1 2 45 2
WELD 1411 SMAW - Fillet Weld 0 2 2 60 2
WELD 1420 SMAW - V-Groove Open 1 3 4 105 4
WELD 1510 SMAW - PIPE 2G 1 2 3 75 3
WELD 1514 SMAW - 5G Downhill 1 2 3 75 3
WELD 1515 SMAW - 6G Downhill 0 2 2 60 2
WELD 1516 SMAW - 5G Uphill 0 4 4 120 4
WELD 1517 SMAW - 6G Uphill 0 3 3 90 3
WELD 2110 FCAW - Basic Fillet Welds 1 1 2 45 2
WELD 2111 FCAW - Groove Welds 0 1 1 30 1
WELD 2210 GTAW - Basic Multi-joint 1 2 3 75 3
WELD 2220 GTAW - PIPE 5G 1 3 4 105 4
WELD 2221 GTAW - PIPE 2G 0 3 3 90 3
WELD 2222 GTAW - PIPE 6G 0 2 2 60 2
WELD 2230 GTAW - Aluminum Multi-Joint 1 1 2 45 2
WELD 2310 GMAW - Basic Fillet Weld 1 1 2 45 2
WELD 2311 GMAW - Groove Weld 0 2 2 60 2
WELD 2312 Basic Pipe and Structural Fabrication 1 2 3 75 3
Total 1470 56
150% Maximum Time Frame
84

You may be enrolled full-time academically; however, your financial aid will be calculated using converted hours. Please use the tables in the program links above to determine your financial aid enrollment status. These tables contain specific course names with their actual number of "payable financial aid credit hours” for those courses. These payable financial aid credit hours determine how much your Pell grant award will be based on the Department of Education’s Clock Hour to Credit Hour Regulations. The reduced hours may result in reduced federal Pell grant awards.

The Office of Financial Aid created these tables for use when scheduling courses, and enrollment specialists are available to help you when determining Pell grant awards. PLEASE review the scholarship section of our website to look for additional funding opportunities.

NOTE:It is the student’s responsibility to ensure program of study and enrolled courses are correct. Financial aid cannot pay for courses outside of the official program of study listed in the College Catalog. Contact your advisor or go to your LoLA account to change your program of study and select appropriate classes.

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