ASM Academics

NCM's ASM program includes 80 academic credits (84 for California students)

Academic Credit Hours: One academic credit equals approximately 15 hours of formal* time plus 30 hours of additional study or homework. *Formal time is defined as the amount of time it takes to answer the study questions to the level of 80% and to complete any learning activities to the preceptor's satisfaction. This will include any time spent actively reading the textbook/s and answering study questions, as well as any time spent face to face with the preceptor.

Full time is considered 12-18 credits per trimester, with a maximum of 20 academic credits per trimester.

Please contact NCM's office to schedule your academic courses.

Courseload and Time Projections:

Years of Study:

Less than 2 years

2 years

3 years

4 years

5 years (max)

Trimesters of Study:

1 to 5

6

9

12

15

Academic Credits/Trimester:

must enroll with transfer credits- completion rate is a maximum of 20 credits per trimester

14

9

7

6

Births/Trimester:

must enroll with transfer clinicals- required clincals must span at least 2 years

9

6

5

4

Prefixes and Suffixes and Course Numbering:
The letter prefix before each number stands for the category into which the course falls:
ENG-English
BIOL-Biology
HON-Honors level course
MATH-Mathematics
PSY-Psychology
MW-Midwifery
SOC- Sociology
Suffixes:
G- General education category.

Course Numbering:
Course numbers denote the level of difficulty, with courses in the 100 level being more basic than courses in the 400 level.
100-399 Undergraduate courses
400-499 Bachelor-Focus courses

Grading:
Minimum grade for all MW courses is B- / 80% or higher.
Minimum grade for all Gened courses is C- or higher.
Lower grades are not accepted and the course must be re-taken.

Grade Weighting:
Learning Objectives: 50%
Enrichment Activities, including research essay: 20%
Discussions: 15%
Tests and Exams: 15%

GPA
Grade point average (GPA) is calculated by dividing the total amount of grade points earned by the total amount of credits completed. A grade point average may range from 0.0 to a 4.0.  P/NP (Pass/No Pass) courses are not factored in the student's GPA.  I (Incompletes) and W (Withdrawals) do not receive grade points and do not have an effect on the GPA.

Grades:

 

 

 

 

Letter

Number

GPA

Definition

A+

97-100

Pass

4.0

 

A

94-96

3.9-4.0

Excellent

A-

90-93

3.5-3.8

 

B+

87-89

3.2-3.4

 

B

84-86

2.9-3.1

Good

B-

80-83

2.5-2.8

Min Grade for MW courses B- / 80% / Pass or higher (enrollees post 2005 only).

C+

77-79

No Pass
(MW courses)

 

C

74-76

 

C-

70-73

Transfer grades and general education course grades minimum C-.

D+

67-69

 

D

65-66

F

0-64

N/A

Not Applicable

Cert

Certified by an approved certifying agency such as American Heart Association or American Red Cross or Equivalent

I

Incomplete

W

Withdrawn

TX or TR

Transfer credits from other accredited institution may fulfill some of the NCM course requirements.  Credit will be determined at the discretion of NCM based on course content and grade.