Huntington Junior College operates on a quarter system. Each quarter is approximately 11 weeks in length. One quarter-hour credit equals a minimum of 10 classroom hours of lecture, which assumes outside preparation; 20 hours of laboratory; and 30 hours of practicum; or an appropriate combination of all three. A full-time student must carry a minimum of 12 credit hours per quarter. To complete a program in the stated course length, a student must carry an average of 16 to 20 credit hours with a maximum of 24 credit hours. Students must meet a 3.00 cumulative GPA requirement to take 24 credit hours.