You may be eligible for additional ways of receiving credit for required courses if you have previous education, training, certifications, or credentials. Contact Suzi McGarvey at 660-263-4100 ext. 11238 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The purpose of credit by examination is to award college credit for knowledge, skills, and competencies obtained through nontraditional college programs. Credit will be granted for scores at or exceeding 80% for existing career and technical courses in the MACC curriculum as approved by the Dean of Workforce Development and Technical Education. Credit by Examination will only be considered if reasonable proof can be provided indicating that the student has substantial education, training, and work experience related to the course for which the exam is requested. Only one opportunity will be given to test-out for credit in any one course, and the applicant must pay a test fee. Credit by Examination will be awarded after a student has completed 12 college-level credit hours toward a 32 credit hour certificate or an AAS degree. Total credit hours granted to any student through Credit by Examination toward a 32 credit hour certificate or an AAS degree will not exceed 50% of credit hours required.
Credit by Certification may be an option for students enrolled in certain MACC Associate of Applied Science degrees and one-year certificate programs that have related industry-standard certification or formal apprenticeship training. Credit by Certification will be considered after the student has applied for admission and provided a completed Application for Credit by Certification accompanied by documentation of successfully passing a certified training program. Credit by Certification will be awarded in accordance with American Council on Education recommendations as published in the National Guide to Educational Credit for Testing Programs and/or other recognized accrediting bodies approved by the Dean of Workforce Development and Technical Education and consisting of, but not limited to, certifications offered by the following bodies: American Welding Society, Cisco Networking Academy, a Department of Labor Approved Apprenticeship Training Program, or MACC non-credit courses conducted to credit students. Credit by Certification will be awarded after the student has completed 12 college-level credit hours with a grade of “C” or better and has a cumulative GPA of 2.0 in coursework specific to the degree being sought at MACC and appropriate fees have been paid. The total credit hours granted to any one student through Credit by Certification toward an AAS degree or certificate is 50% of credits required. Credit by Certification will be awarded only when it relates specifically to a program of study at MACC.
Students who have a current nationally-recognized credential may be awarded college credit toward an Associate of Applied Science degree in a related program. The credit hours are awarded on the basis of competencies the individual has gained in the process of achieving the national credential. The following guidelines apply to the granting of college credit to students with a national credential. The individual will complete the following:
The individual’s credential must remain current and be documented at the time this credit is awarded.
Veterans may receive academic credit for military/educational training
earned while serving in the armed forces based on evaluation and
recommendation from the American Council on Education (ACE). Veterans
requesting credit for military experience must submit an official copy
of their ACE transcript to the MACC Registrar. This information will
then be evaluated by the Registrar and the Dean of Academic Affairs, the
Dean of Workforce Development and Technical Education, or the Dean of
Health Sciences. Credit will only be awarded for courses which count
toward certificate or degree requirements.
Articulation is a curricular concept designed to eliminate duplication
of instruction and to recognize student achievements from area career
and technical schools and comprehensive high schools that are approved
by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.
Students wishing to obtain articulation credit must: * Be seeking an
Associate of Applied Science degree in the same career and technical
program or one closely related to the secondary program; * Have
completed a two-year secondary career and technical program; * Have
earned a cumulative 3.0 GPA in the secondary career and technical
program and a 2.0 overall cumulative GPA; * Meet all College admission
criteria as specified in the College catalog; * Make application to the
Dean of Workforce Development and Technical Education for articulation
within two years following high school graduation; * Provide official
high school transcript(s) and competency documentation, if required; and
* Complete all developmental coursework and twelve college-level credit
hours of 100-level or higher with at least a 2.0 GPA before credit by
articulation will be transcripted. Final determination of allowable
articulation credit will be transcripted as follows: MACC course number,
course title, notation of articulation credit, credit hours, and
“credit” in place of a grade. Articulation credit will not be used in
grade point calculations.
The College may consider other nontraditional learning experiences, such
as internships and learning experiences attained through business or
industrial training programs, on a case by case basis. The Dean of
Academic Affairs, the Dean of Health Sciences, or the Dean of Workforce
Development and Technical Education will determine if credit for prior
learning should be awarded.