Industrial, Computing & Engineering Technologies
Alternative Credit

Automated Manufacturing

Newly enrolled students with completed course work from a vocational-technical school 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.

Typical MTT courses for which students may receive advanced credit:

  • MTT 118 Mill Applications
  • MTT 119 Lathe Applications

In some cases, the student may be given the opportunity to take a placement exam to determine their eligibility for advanced credit. Entering students are not assessed a fee for taking the placement exams.

Contact the Admissions Office

CSC 124

Registered Penn College students may apply to take CSC124 Information, Technology, and Society by examination provided prerequisites for the course have been met. A $50 nonrefundable fee must be paid prior to taking the exam. Complete the Application and follow all guidelines.

Contact the School of Industrial, Computing & Engineering Technologies with questions.

Electrical

Newly enrolled students with completed course work from a vocational-technical school 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.

Typical ELT courses for which students may receive advanced credit:

  • ELT 111 (Direct Current Fundamentals)
  • ELT 116 (Construction Lab I – Residential)
  • ELT 117 (Applied Direct Current Fundamentals)

In some cases, the student may be given the opportunity to take a placement exam to determine their eligibility for advanced credit. Entering students are not assessed a fee for taking the placement exams.

Contact the Admissions Office

Electronics & Computer Engineering

Newly enrolled students with completed course work from a vocational-technical school 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.

Typical EET courses for which students may receive advanced credit:

  • EET 114 Introduction to Digital Electronics
  • EET 115 Digital Circuits Applications
  • EET 116 Electronic Circuits and Devices I

In some cases, the student may be given the opportunity to take a placement exam to determine their eligibility for advanced credit. Entering students are not assessed a fee for taking the placement exams.

Contact the Admissions Office

Engineering Design

Newly enrolled students with completed course work from a vocational-technical school 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.

Typical CAD courses and CCD courses for which students may receive advanced credit:

  • CAD 120 AutoCAD- Comprehensive
  • CCD 103 Technical Drawing I
  • CCD 104 Detailing I

In some cases, the student may be given the opportunity to take a placement exam to determine their eligibility for advanced credit. Entering students are not assessed a fee for taking the placement exams.

Contact the Admissions Office

Information Technology

Information Technology students requesting to take advantage of the College's credit-by-exam opportunity must contact the School of Industrial, Computing & Engineering Technologies for more information. The courses that typically are challenged for credit-by-exam include:

  • CSC124 Information, Technology, and Society (see tab above for more details)
  • CIT160 Introduction to Programming
  • CIT171 Introduction to Networking
  • CIT180 Introduction to Database
  • CIT240 Introduction to UNIX/Linux
  • EET145 Networking I

Welding

Newly enrolled students with completed course work from a vocational-technical school 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.

Typical WEL courses for which students may receive advanced credit:

  • WEL 113 Oxy-Fuel Welding and Cutting I
  • WEL 114 Shielded Metal Arc I
  • WEL 115 Oxy-Fuel Welding and Cutting II
  • WEL 116 Shielded Metal Arc II

In some cases, the student may be given the opportunity to take a placement exam to determine their eligibility for advanced credit. Entering students are not assessed a fee for taking the placement exams.

Contact the Admissions Office

Credit for Work/Life Experience

Contact the School of Industrial, Computing & Engineering Technologies for the necessary application. Along with the completed application, you must submit:

  • a 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.

Additional Alternative Credit Information

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

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