One credit is assigned to a course for one or more hours per week of class time during a typical 15-week semester. This time may be assigned to lecture, lecture-lab, or lab instruction.
Following the credits is the number(s) indicating the contact hours per semester indicating the contact hours per semester of lecture (lec), lecture-lab (lec-lab), and/or laboratory (lab). For example, “45hr/lec” indicates the course meets in a lecture format for 45 hours per semester (plus the two-hour exam/evaluation). The instructor workload follows with the specified teaching equivalent (TE).