SPCC offers two options to students who may choose to request curriculum credit for either; 1) having enrolled in and completed certain curriculum courses as a noncredit student, or 2) having earned certain, currently valid industry certifications.
Credit articulation is intended for noncredit students who are either seeking to sample an introductory curriculum course, or receive limited curriculum credit for a currently valid industry certification, with the goal of eventually enrolling as a curriculum student and completing a curriculum degree, diploma, or certificate.
The two options are described below.
Non-Credit to Credit
This option allows students – who have enrolled in and completed pre-approved continuing education courses – to request and receive the equivalent curriculum course credit on their SPCC transcript.
Non-credit to credit articulation is an option for noncredit students who enroll in one or more of the following courses:
|Non-credit Code||Credit Code||Course Name|
|AHR 3123B||AHR 110||Introduction to Refrigeration|
|AHR 3131K||AHR 213||HVACR Building Code|
|AUT 3137A||AUT 116||Engine Repair|
|AUT 3137F||AUT 116A||Engine Repair Lab|
|AUT 3137C||AUT 141||Suspension and Steering Systems|
|AUT 3137D||AUT 151||Brake Systems|
|CJC 5001A||CCT 121||Computer Crime Investigation|
|CET 3100B||CTS 120||Hardware/Software Support|
|ELC 3119A||ELC 113||Residential Wiring|
|ELC 3119F||ELC 115||Industrial Wiring|
|MNT 3065L||ELC 117||Motors and Controls|
|ISC 3138E||ELC 128||Introduction to PLC|
|HYD 3607A||HYD 110||Hydraulics/Pneumatics I|
|CIS 3100A||OST 131||Keyboarding|
|AUT 3137E||TRN 110||Introduction to Transport Tech|
|AUT 3137B||TRN 140||Transportation Climate Control|
|WLD 3106AA||WLD 110||Cutting Processes|
|WLD 3106AB||WLD 115||SMAW (Stick) Plate|
|WLD 3106AC||WLD 131||GTAW (TIG) Plate|
|WLD 3106AD||WLD 141||Symbols and Specifications|
Credential to Credit
This option provides a mechanism for students who have certain, currently valid industry certifications to request and receive the equivalent curriculum course credit on their SPCC transcript.
Credential to credit articulation is an option for students who have one or more of the following, currently valid industry certifications:
|MOS: Microsoft Office Word/Excel/PowerPoint 2016 Core or MOS: Microsoft Office Word/Excel/PowerPoint 2013||CIS 110 Introduction to Computers|
|Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET)|
Accredited by the NC Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission and the NC Sheriffs’ Education and Training Standards Commission
|CJC 131 Criminal Law
CJC 132 Court Procedure & Evidence
CJC 221 Investigative Principles
CJC 231 Constitutional Law
|CompTIA A+||CTS 120 Hardware/Software Support|
|MOS: Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2013||CTS 125 Presentation Graphics|
|MOS: Microsoft Office Excel 2013||CTS 130 Spreadsheet|
|ServSafe Food Protection Manager Certification||CUL 110 Sanitation & Safety|
|AutoDesk AutoCAD Certified User||DFT 151 CAD I|
|AutoDesk AutoCAD Certified Professional||DFT 152 CAD II|
|Certified SOLIDWORKS Associate||DFT 154 Intro Solid Modeling|
|EMT-Basic||EMS 110 EMT|
|EMT-Paramedic||EMS 122 EMS Clinical Practicum
EMS 130 Pharmacology
EMS 131 Advanced Airway Management
EMS 221 EMS Clinical Practicum II
EMS 231 EMS Clinical Practicum III
EMS 241 EMS Clinical Practicum IV
EMS 250 Medical Emergencies
|EMT-Paramedic & ACLS||EMS 160 Cardiology I
EMS 220 Cardiology II
|EMT-Paramedic & PALS||EMS 240 Patients with Special Challenges
EMS 270 Life Span Emergencies
|EMT-Paramedic & ITLS or PHTLS||EMS 260 Trauma Emergencies|
|MSSC Certified Production Technician (Safety)||ISC 112 Industrial Safety|
|NIMS Measurement, Materials & Safety,|
NIMS Job Planning, Benchwork & Layout, NIMS Drill, Press Skills Level I,
NIMS Manual Milling Skills I,
NIMS Turning Operations: Turning Between Centers
|MAC 111 Machining Technology I|
|NIMS Manual Milling Skills II,|
NIMS Turning II,
NIMS Drill Press Skills II, and
NIMS Grinding Skills II
|MAC 112 Machining Technology II|
|NIMS Machining Level III||MAC 113 Machining Technology III|
|NIMS CNC Turning Level I |
NIMS CNC Milling Level I
|MAC 121 Introduction to CNC|
|NIMS CNC Turning Level s I and II||MAC 122 CNC Turning|
|NIMS CNC Milling Level s I and II||MAC 124 CNC Milling|
|NIMS EDM Wire and|
NIMS EDM Plunge
|MAC 226 CNC EDM Machining|
|NIMS Stamping Level II||MAC 243 Die Making I|
|CompTIA Network+||NET 125 Networking Basics|
|CompTIA Linux+||NOS 120 Linux/UNIX Single User|
|MCTS Windows 7||NOS 130 Windows Single User|
|MOS: Microsoft Office Word 2013||OST 136 Word Processing and
OST 236 Adv Word/Information Processing
|CompTIA Security +||SEC 110 Security Concepts|
|Sonographic Physics and Instrumentation (SPI) (ARDMS)||SON 111 or
SON 111AB and SON 111BB
|ARDMS Registered Vascular Technologist (RVT) or ARRT Registered Technologist Vascular (RT(V)) + 6 months fulltime as a vascular technologist for CVS courses||SON 250 Vascular Sonography
SON 273 Advanced Vascular Sonography
CVS 162 CVS Clinical Ed III
CVS 260 CVS Clinical Ed IV
CVS 261 CVS Clinical Ed V
How It Works:
- STEP 1: An individual applies to SPCC as a noncredit student, enrolls in a preapproved noncredit class, and completes the class with a grade of “S”. Or, an individual applies to SPCC as curriculum student and assembles evidence of applicable, currently valid industry certifications.
- STEP 2: Student completes either the Non-Credit to Credit, or Credential to Credit form, and submits the form to the SPCC Registrar for review.
- STEP 3: If approved, the appropriate curriculum credit appears on the student’s SPCC transcript.
Frequently Asked Questions:
- How do I determine which noncredit classes have been approved for curriculum credit? This website will list all current curriculum courses approved for this articulation process. Courses for articulation are recommended by curriculum faculty, based on an analysis of content similarity between curriculum and noncredit course descriptions. These descriptions are defined by the North Carolina Community College System (NCCCS).
- Can I earn a curriculum degree, diploma, or certificate by taking curriculum courses as a noncredit student? NCCCS standards require that students earning a curriculum degree, diploma, or certificate must have taken at least 25% of the required program courses as an enrolled curriculum student.
- How do I earn college credit for articulated noncredit/curriculum courses? If you completed the noncredit course with a grade of “S”, the next step is to complete the Non-Credit to Credit form, and submit it to the SPCC Registrar for review.
- Is there a limit to how much total noncredit courses may receive curriculum credit through this process? It should not exceed 75% of the required program courses as an enrolled curriculum student.
- Is there a limit to how many industry credentials I may submit for curriculum course credit consideration? It should not exceed 75% of the required program courses as an enrolled curriculum student.
To learn more about either option, please contact:
- Mark Little, Department Chair, Computer and Industrial Technologies, School of applied Science and Technology, 704-290-5245, email@example.com
- Maria Lander, Dean, School of applied Science and Technology, 704-290-5267, firstname.lastname@example.org
- SPCC Academic Advising Center, 704-290-5213, 704-272-5313, email@example.com