Industry Credit

Partial degree requirements may be waived for industry certifications, such as A+, Linux+, Network+, Security+, CCNA, or similar certifications issued by a qualified authority (COMPTIA, Microsoft, CISCO, etc.). The appropriate Program Coordinator will maintain a list of the appropriate equivalent NCTC courses.

Professional certifications must meet currently industry standards, be equivalent to the current college course that is requested, and have the appropriate number of classroom training hours required of the college course. Documentation must include a syllabus or other documents that specify topics taught, learning outcomes, and the number of clock hours required for the certification. Credit will be granted only for documented learning that demonstrates achievement of all outcomes for specific courses in an approved degree program. Program faculty will conduct evaluations of all requests and make recommendations for the amount of credit to be awarded. Recommendations will be forwarded to the Vice President of Instruction for final approval.