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Advanced Credit

Select the appropriate link below for information regarding advanced credit:

Newly enrolled students with completed course work from a vocational-technical school are encouraged to contact the Engineering Technologies School Office to have competency assessment forms sent to them to have their instructor complete. 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 128 Mill Applications
  • MTT 129 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.

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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 Engineering Technologies with questions.

Newly enrolled students with completed course work from a vocational-technical school are encouraged to contact the Engineering Technologies School Office to have competency assessment forms sent to them to have their instructor complete . If the instructor's assessment indicates that the student has acquired the necessary foundational skills with an outstanding rating, the student may choose to take the advanced placement exams to determine their eligibility for advanced credit for the following classes;

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

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

Newly enrolled students with completed course work from a vocational-technical school are encouraged to contact the Engineering Technologies School Office to have competency assessment forms sent to them to have their instructor complete. 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 School of Engineering Technologies with questions.

Newly enrolled students with completed course work from a vocational-technical school are encouraged to contact the Engineering Technologies School Office to have competency assessment forms sent to them to have their instructor complete. 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 School of Engineering Technologies with questions.

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 School of Engineering Technologies with questions.

Newly enrolled students with completed welding course work from a vocational-technical school may choose to take the advanced placement exams to determine their eligibility for advanced credit for the following classes;

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

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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.

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