Advanced Credit

Select the appropriate link below for information regarding advanced credit:

Architecture and Sustainable Design

ACH135 Architectural Computer Aided Drafting

Registered students may apply to take ACH135 Architectural Computer Aided Drafting through credit-by-exam. A $50 nonrefundable fee must be paid prior to taking the exam with the exception of newly enrolling students.

Complete the ACH 135 Credit-by-Exam Application and follow all guidelines.

ACH128 Working Drawings-Residential

Opportunities also exist for students to test out of ACH128 Working Drawings – Residential. As this is a second semester course, students will be informed of the process in ACH 101 Introduction to Architecture.

A $50 nonrefundable fee must be paid prior to taking the exam.

Contact the School of Engineering Technologies with questions.

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

Building Construction Technology

BCT103 Construction Hand and Power Tools

Registered students with completed related course work from a technical or vocational high school may request to take BCT103 Construction Hand and Power Tools through credit-by-exam.

Registered students with prior work/life experience may also request to take BCT 103 through credit-by-exam.

Students must successfully pass the written exam for BCT 103 before attempting the hands-on portion.

Students must successfully pass the written and hands-on exam for BCT 103 prior to requesting to test BCT109 Framing Principles. The Department Head and the student will arrange a mutually agreeable time for the BCT 109 exam.

Complete the BCT 103 Credit-by-Exam Application and follow all guidelines.

Contact the School of 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

HVAC

PLH113 Mechanical Systems Design and Operation

ACR111 Introduction to Refrigeration

Registered students with completed related course work from a technical or vocational school or with prior industry experience may apply to take credit-by-exam for PLH113, Mechanical Systems Design and Operation or ACR111 Introduction to Refrigeration.

Complete the PLH 113 and/or ACR 111 Credit-by-Exam Application and follow all guidelines.

Contact the School of Engineering Technologies with questions.

Information Technology

Information Technology students requesting to take advantage of the College's credit-by-exam opportunity must contact the School of 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

Contact the Admissions Office

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 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.

Contact information

Pennsylvania College of Technology
DIF 119

One College Avenue
Williamsport, PA 17701