# 30 credit hours equals how many years

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# 30 credit hours equals how many years

## What Is A Credit Hour?

A credit hour is what your college or university uses to measure how many hours you spend in class and doing assignments. Not to be confused with contact hours (hours when you are in class), credit hours also take into account study time, as well as reading and writing assignments.

It’s important to note that not all schools require the same number of credit hours for graduation. Some schools use a quarter system instead of a semester system, which means they won’t have the same number of credits for the same course.

For example, if you attend a school that has three courses worth 3-4 credits per term, your total would be 9-12 credits per term. Multiply this by 4 terms (3 fall semesters and one spring semester) and you get 36-48 credits per school year. So 30 credit hours = 2 years at least.

## How Do I Calculate My Credit Hours?

You can calculate the number of credit hours you have earned by taking the number of hours you spend in class per week and multiplying it by 15 weeks. Then take the number of hours you spend studying each week and multiplying it by 15 weeks. Add these two numbers together and divide them by 60 to find your credit hours.

Here’s an example: Let’s say you have 3 classes this semester, each with 2 credits. You spend about 4 hours a week in class for that class, or 8 hours a week (4 x 2) for all three classes combined. You also spend about 10 hours a week outside of class working on assignments and projects for these classes, or 30 total outside-of-class study time per week (10 x 3). Now add up your classroom time (8) plus your outside-of-class work time (30), which equals 38 total weekly study/work time divided by 60 gives you 0.63 years worth of credit!

Easy enough right?

## How Many Credits Are In An Associates Degree?

An Associates degree is typically a two-year degree. This is equivalent to 60 credit hours, which means that it will take 60 hours of class time to earn an Associates Degree.

However, this isn’t always the case. There are different kinds of degrees in different fields and they each have their own requirements. For example, some majors may require more credits than others or certain types of classes may be required before you can graduate with an Associates Degree. You should check with your school’s specific requirements before enrolling in any classes so that you can plan out how long it will take for you to finish your degree based on what classes are offered at your institution during each semester or quarter period.

If your school offers summer sessions then it might be possible for you to shave off some time by taking extra courses during those periods as well (which would allow one semester per year instead of two). Keep in mind though that some schools do not offer summer sessions and others charge more for them than other semesters; so make sure that this option works with both your schedule and budget before enrolling!

## Why Don’t Credit Hours Apply To All Types Of Classes?

Credit hours are based on a student’s amount of class time, homework assignments, and tests. Classes like labs and physical education don’t require much if any homework or tests; therefore, the credit hours for these types of classes are minimal. For example, a lab may be worth 1 to 2 credits. In contrast, math classes require more time spent studying outside the classroom in order to complete assignments and prepare for tests. Math courses typically have a higher number of credit hours than physical education courses because they require more time spent on homework and studying.

## A standard semester of college might have 15 credit hours, or 5 classes, each worth 3 credits. 30 credit hours is usually a year of school at most colleges.

College classes can seem counterintuitively named, but the nomenclature is actually pretty straightforward. The credit hours of a given class determine how many hours you spend in class each week. Moreover, most classes are worth three credit hours—so a three-credit hour class will meet for three hours each week. In this manner, 15 credit hour semesters and 30 credit hour years exist at most schools.