Construction & Design Technologies
Alternative Credit

Advanced Credit

New students select the appropriate department link below for information regarding advanced credit:

Architectural Technology

If you are a new Architectural Technology or Building Science & Sustainable Design: Architectural Technology Concentration (BSD) student, you will be notified of advanced credit testing prior to the start of the fall semester. Advanced credit may be granted for:

ACH 135 Advanced Credit Requirements

You must take and pass the CAD exam, which includes a CAD drawing project relating to these courses.

ACH 128 Advanced Credit Requirements

You must submit a portfolio of CAD-generated house plans demonstrating thorough knowledge of the basic competencies covered in the course. For a complete list of these competencies, request a copy of the course syllabus from the school office. Architecture faculty will evaluate your portfolio during the first eight weeks of the fall semester to determine if advanced credit should be given.

Construction Technology

Newly enrolled students with completed course work from a career and technical center are encouraged to contact the Admissions Office to ensure that a competency assessment form is sent to their instructor. If the instructor's assessment indicates that the student has acquired the necessary foundational skills with an outstanding rating, the student will be given the opportunity to take a competency assessment test for advanced credit in the appropriate areas.

Typical courses for which advanced credit may be granted::

Masonry students may receive advance credit in:

Entering students are not assessed a fee for taking the advanced credit exams.

Contact the Admissions Office

HVAC Technology

Newly enrolled students with completed course work from a career and technical center are encouraged to contact the Admissions Office to ensure that a competency assessment form is sent to their instructor. If the instructor's assessment indicates that the student has acquired the necessary foundational skills with an outstanding rating, the student may qualify for advanced credit. In some cases, the student may be given the opportunity to take a competency assessment test for advanced credit in the appropriate area.

Typical courses for which students may receive advanced credit::

Entering students are not assessed a fee for taking the advanced credit exams.

Contact the Admissions Office

Currently enrolled students contact the School of Construction & Design Technologies to arrange to test out of specific courses. You must contact the instructor of the specific course(s) you wish to challenge.

Credit for Work/Life Experience

Contact the School of Construction and Design Technologies for the necessary application. Along with the completed application, you must submit:

  • a notarized letter from your employer which outlines your job description, your daily activities, the number of hours you worked, and a statement indicating to what extent you have mastered the skills/competencies described in the course description (for the course for which you wish to receive credit);
  • portfolio documentation (optional);
  • A $50 non-refundable fee.

A faculty committee will review all documentation and render a decision.

Credit for Internship Experience

You may elect to take courses as a co-op experience during both the school year and during the summer. Arrange your co-op (internship) with the School of Construction and Design Technologies' internship coordinator and the school secretary.

Credit will be awarded based on periodic employer reports concerning your progress. Appointed faculty will also schedule routine visits to your internship location.

Additional Alternative Credit Information

Visit the College Alternative Credit FAQ Web page for general requirements and procedures.

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