Clock Hour Programs

Certain vocational programs of study at Coastal Carolina Community College are considered to be “clock hour” programs for Title IV (Federal Pell Grant, FSEOG) purposes. A program is considered to be a clock hours program if:

  • The program measures student progress in clock hours to receive state or federal approval or licensure.
  • The completion of clock hours is required for graduates to apply for approval to practice applicable occupation.
  • The program is one year or less in length.

The clock hours may be less than your actual registered credit hours and therefore your Pell may be reduced. Please see your financial aid counselor for the clock hour chart.

Curriculum Code Program Title
D60160 Automotive Systems Technology
C55120 Basic Law Enforcement Training
D60130 Collision Repair and Refinishing Technology
D55140 Cosmetology
C55160 Cosmetology Instructor
D45240 Dental Assisting
D60460 Diesel and Heavy Equipment Technology
D35130 Electrical Systems Technology
D45660 Practical Nursing
D45740 Surgical Technology
D50420 Welding Technology

Payment Periods and Disbursement Procedure

Aid for students enrolled in clock hour programs will be disbursed based on clock hours (actual time in class/lab) rather than on semester credit hours. See clock hour chart for your program of study to determine your clock hour enrollment status.

Disbursements for BLET, Cosmetology, and Cosmetology Instructor will be divided into two (2) payments, one at the ½ point of the semester and the other ½ at the end of the semester.

For clock hour programs, a payment period is defined not only in clock hours, but also in weeks of instructional time. Students must successfully complete the clock hours and the weeks of instructional time in a payment period to progress to the next payment period.