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Credit for Prior Learning

Students may transfer credit earned at other post-secondary institutions provided:

  • a grade of "C" or above was attained
  • subject, content, and length of course are comparable; and
  • the courses were completed at a regionally accredited post-secondary institution.

Students must request an official transcript be sent from other colleges and universities that they have attended to RichmondCC in order to receive transfer credit. The registrar and appropriate instructors will review official transcripts and determine which courses may transfer. Students are informed of their transfer credit by the end of their first term of enrollment.

Military Training

Credit may be awarded to students for educational experience in the armed services. Documentation of experience must be submitted to the RichmondCC Registrar who will consult with the appropriate department chair/program coordinator, if needed, before granting credit. Students should submit a Joint Services Transcript to the Registrar for evaluation. Military service experiences are evaluated using ACE Guide recommendations. The grade “MT” on academic transcripts will indicate credit earned for military educational experience. Credit hours will be assigned for such credit; however, no quality points will be assigned.

Advanced Placement (AP) Credits

Students may receive college credit if the appropriate score is achieved on the Advanced Placement (AP) examination. Students interested in such credit must have official score reports from the College Board Entrance Examination submitted to the RichmondCC Registrar’s Office. Once received, the Registrar will evaluate and award credit accordingly to enrolled students. Credit will apply towards graduation requirements in the student’s curriculum program; however, quality points are not awarded. A minimum required score is required to receive credit. That list is available in the Student Handbook.

College-Level Examination Program (CLEP)

The College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) provides students of any age with the opportunity to demonstrate college-level achievement through a program of exams in undergraduate college courses. Test scores must be submitted to the RichmondCC Registrar for evaluation. The College Board offers these examinations at permanent test centers throughout the United States. Test center information can be obtained at: http://www.collegeboard.com/student/testing/clep/about.html.

Advanced Credit for High School Students

The North Carolina High School to Community College Articulation Agreement is an agreement between the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction and the North Carolina Community College System to provide a seamless process that joins secondary and postsecondary Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs of study. The articulation agreement ensures that if a student is proficient in his/her high school course, the student can receive college credit for that course at any North Carolina community college. This streamlines the student's educational pathway by eliminating the need to take multiple courses with the same learning outcomes. The available courses are listed at https://www.ncperkins.org/mod/page/view.php?id=38.

To receive articulated credit, students must enroll at the community college within two years of their high school graduation date and meet the following criteria:

  • Final grade of B or higher in the course and
  • A score of 93 or higher on the standardized CTE postassessment

An official high school transcript and proof of CTE postassessment score must be sent to the RichmondCC Registrar’s Office for evaluation of credit.

Basic Law Enforcement Training

COURSE CREDIT HOURS
CJC-131 3
CJC-132 3
CJC-221 4
CJC-231 3

The below credit may be awarded to students for successful completion of the Basic Law Enforcement Training NC State Comprehensive Written Examination.

To receive this credit, students must present their Student Course Completion Record from the N.C. Department of Justice to the RichmondCC Registrar. Credit will apply towards graduation requirements in the student’s curriculum program; however, quality points are not awarded.

Correctional Officer Training

COURSE CREDIT HOURS
CJC-141 3
CJC-225 3
CJC-233 3

The NC Community College System Curriculum Course Review Committee approved for the below credit to be awarded to students for successful completion of the NC Department of Public Safety Basic Correctional Officer Training.

To receive this credit, students must present their Basic Correctional Officer Training Certificate from the NC Department of Public Safety to the RichmondCC Registrar. Credit will apply towards graduation requirements in the student’s curriculum program; however, quality points are not awarded.

Human Services

CONTINUING ED. COURSE CURRICULUM COURSE CREDIT HOURS
Human Services DSS:
NCFAST Phase I
HSE-155 2
Human Services DSS:
NCFAST Phase II
HSE-250 2

The below credit may be awarded to students for successful completion of Human Services DSS: NCFAST courses.

To receive this credit, students must present their official certifications to the RichmondCC Registrar. Credit will apply towards graduation requirements in the student’s curriculum program; however, quality points are not awarded.

Effective Teacher Training

CONTINUING ED. COURSE CURRICULUM COURSE CREDIT HOURS
Effective Teacher Training Program EDU-275 2

The below credit may be awarded to students for successful completion of the Effective Teacher Training program.

To receive this credit, students must present their official certifications to the RichmondCC Registrar. Credit will apply towards graduation requirements in the student’s curriculum program; however, quality points are not awarded.

Nurse Aide

CONTINUING ED. COURSE CURRICULUM COURSE CREDIT HOURS
Nursing Assistant I NAS-101 6

The below credit may be awarded to students for successful completion of the Nurse Aide Training program.

To receive this credit, students must present their official certifications to the RichmondCC Registrar. Credit will apply towards graduation requirements in the student’s curriculum program; however, quality points are not awarded.

Wiring

CONTINUING ED. COURSE CURRICULUM COURSE CREDIT HOURS
NCCER Level I ELC-113 4
NCCER Level II ELC-114 4

The below credit may be awarded to students for successful completion of NCCER Electrical Level I and Level II certification.

To receive college credit, students must successfully pass the NCCER certification test, not just complete the coursework. They must present their official NCCER certificate to the RichmondCC Registrar. Credit will apply towards graduation requirements in the student’s curriculum program; however, quality points are not awarded.

 

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