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Credit-by-Exam / Experience

Feel you have a mastery of a particular subject?

You may be eligible to use your previous experiences or take an exam to earn credit instead of taking a credit course.

General Information

Am I eligible?

You must:

  • Complete at least 1 full semester (fall, spring, summer) at TCC
    and
  • Be enrolled at TCC during the semester credit is awarded
    and
  • Have successfully completed (grade of “C” or better) 6 semester credit hours at TCC before posting the PLA credit

How does it work?

The successful completion of a credit-by-exam / experience will result in a grade of credit (CR), which will not affect your grade point average.

There is a $25 Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) fee per course.

How to Request Course Credit

Through our Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) process, you can request TCC college credit by taking an exam or for your experience.

Contact an advisor or department chair / dean to discuss course credit for credit-by-exam / experience. The department will tell you if you are eligible to take the test and where you will take the test.

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You may submit only approved courses for review (see Available Courses below).

Available Courses

Aviation

Advanced Composite Technology

Aircraft Mechanic / Technician

Airline / Commercial / Professional Pilot

Avionics Line Technician

Architecture

Automotive

Body Repair

Mechanic / Technician

Business Administration & Management

Child Development

Construction Management & Building Technology / Technician

Criminal Justice & Law Enforcement

Paralegal Studies

Drafting & Design Technology / Technician

Electronics Technology / Technician

Fire Protection & Safety Technology

Geographic Information Systems & Cartography

Health Sciences

Computed Tomography (CT)

Emergency Medical Technician

General

Long Term Care Administration

Magnetic Resonance Technology (MRI)

Nursing

Vascular Interventional Radiography

Vocational Nursing

Heating, Ventilating & Air Conditioning HVAC

Information Technology

Kinesiology (For Military Only)

Logistics & Materials Management

Music

Office Administration

Radio & Television Broadcasting Technology / Technician

Sign Language Interpreter

Welder / Welding Technology

World Languages

French

German

Spanish

Updated August 11, 2022