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The institution has policies and procedures for determining the credit hours awarded for courses and programs that conform to commonly accepted practices in higher education and to Commission policy.
(Definition of credit hours)

Compliance ____ Non-Compliance


Fayetteville Technical Community College (FTCC) is in compliance with this federal requirement. Basic parameters for credit hours required and mastery of course content are established by and reflected in the statewide Combined Course Library (CCL) and Curriculum Standards published by the North Carolina Community College System Office.


The North Carolina Administrative Code (NCAC) in 23 NCAC 02E.0204 stipulates parameters for the length of all academic programs and establishes curriculum standards for the North Carolina Community College System (NCCCS) governed by the State Board of Community Colleges (pg. 61). NCAC also requires the establishment of a Combined Course Library (CCL), which standardizes required credit hours, course length, and content for all North Carolina Community Colleges. In compliance with the State Board of Community Colleges Code 1G SBCC 100.1, Fayetteville Technical Community College defines a credit hour as one semester hour awarded for each 16 hours of “class work”. Class work is lecture and other classroom instruction. Class work is also under the supervision of credentialed instructor.

All Fayetteville Technical Community College programs of study follow the NCCCS guidelines, identified as curriculum standards, for inclusion of required and recommended courses, course numbering, and credit hours. The NCCCS guidelines also specify the range of credit hours to be included in a degree program of study. The department chairs/faculty and deans present all recommended program changes to the College’s Curriculum Review Committee (pg. 44).

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