Credit Articulation at SPCC


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 CodeCredit CodeCourse Name
AHR 3123BAHR 110Introduction to Refrigeration
AHR 3131AAHR 112Heating Technology
AHR 3131BAHR 113Comfort Cooling
AHR 3131CAHR 111HVACR Electricity
AHR 3131JAHR 125HVACR Electronics
AHR 3131KAHR 213HVACR Building Code
AUT 3109ACAUB 111Painting & Refinishing I
AUT 3109CAUB 121Non-Structural Damage
AUT 3109ITRN 180Basic Welding for Transportation
AUT 3109UAUB 162Autobody Estimating
AUT 3137AAUT 116Engine Repair
AUT 3137BTRN 140Transportation Climate Control
AUT 3137CAUT 141Suspension and Steering Systems
AUT 3137DAUT 151Brake Systems
AUT 3137ETRN 110Introduction to Transport Tech
AUT 3137FAUT 116AEngine Repair Lab
CCT 3110ACCT 110Intro to Cyber Crime
CET 3100BCTS 120Hardware/Software Support
CET 3100CCTI 115Computer Systems Foundation
CIS 3100AOST 131Keyboarding
CJC 5001ACCT 121Computer Crime Investigation
CSC 3118ACSC 118Swift Programming I
CSC 3218ACSC 218Swift Programming II
ELC 3100AELC 118National Electrical Code
ELC 3119AELC 113Residential Wiring
ELC 3119FELC 115Industrial Wiring
HYD 3607AHYD 110Hydraulics/Pneumatics I
ISC 3138EELC 128Introduction to PLC
MNT 3065LELC 117Motors and Controls
NET 3100ACTI 120Network & Sec Foundation
SEC 3100ASEC 110Security Concepts
SGR 3100DDME 110Intro to Digital Media
SGR 3100EDME 115Graphic Design Tools
SGR 3100FDME 120Intro to Multimedia Applications
WLD 3106AAWLD 110Cutting Processes
WLD 3106ABWLD 115SMAW (Stick) Plate
WLD 3106ACWLD 131GTAW (TIG) Plate
WLD 3106ADWLD 141Symbols 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:

Ethical HackingCCT 250 Network Vulnerabilities I
MOS: Microsoft Office Word/Excel/PowerPoint 2016 Core or MOS: Microsoft Office Word/Excel/PowerPoint 2013CIS 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 2013CTS 125 Presentation Graphics
MOS: Microsoft Office Excel 2013CTS 130 Spreadsheet
ServSafe Food Protection Manager CertificationCUL 110 Sanitation & Safety
AutoDesk AutoCAD Certified UserDFT 151 CAD I
AutoDesk AutoCAD Certified ProfessionalDFT 152 CAD II
Certified SOLIDWORKS AssociateDFT 154 Intro Solid Modeling
EMT-BasicEMS 110 EMT
EMT-ParamedicEMS 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 & ACLSEMS 160 Cardiology I
EMS 220 Cardiology II
EMT-Paramedic & PALSEMS 240 Patients with Special Challenges
EMS 270 Life Span Emergencies
EMT-Paramedic & ITLS or PHTLSEMS 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 IIIMAC 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 IIMAC 122 CNC Turning
NIMS CNC Milling Level s I and IIMAC 124 CNC Milling
NIMS EDM Wire and
MAC 226 CNC EDM Machining
NIMS Stamping Level IIMAC 243 Die Making I
CompTIA Network+NET 125 Networking Basics
CompTIA Linux+NOS 120 Linux/UNIX Single User
MCTS Windows 7NOS 130 Windows Single User
MOS: Microsoft Office Word 2013OST 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 coursesSON 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 the Etrieve- Non-credit to Credit or Credential to Credit form.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Learn More:

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