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 Division Chair will maintain a list of the appropriate equivalent NCTC courses.

Professional certifications must meet current industry standards and be equivalent to the current NCTC course that is requested. Documentation must include certification exam objectives and the corresponding course syllabus listing course outcomes and is to be kept on file by the appropriate Division Chair. Credit will be granted only for documented learning that demonstrates achievement of all outcomes for specific courses in an approved degree program.

Students wishing to use an industry certification for course credit, must provide a copy of the industry certification to the Division Chair. The Division Chair will verify the certification and submit to the Registrar's Office for credit.