Credit Articulation at SPCC

Overview

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 continuing education student, or 2) having earned certain, currently valid industry certifications.

Credit articulation is intended for continuing education 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 continuing education students who enroll in one or more of the following courses:

Non-credit CodeCredit CodeCourse Name
AHR 3123BAHR 110Introduction to Refrigeration
AUT 3137AAUT 116Engine Repair
AUT 3137FAUT 116AEngine Repair Lab
AUT 3137CAUT 141Suspension and Steering Systems
AUT 3137DAUT 151Brake Systems
CJC 5001ACCT 121Computer Crime Investigation
CET 3100BCTS 120Hardware/Software Support
ELC 3119FELC 115Industrial Wiring
MNT 3065LELC 117Motors and Controls
ISC 3138EELC 128Introduction to PLC
HYD 3607AHYD 110Hydraulics/Pneumatics I
CIS 3100AOST 131Keyboarding
AUT 3137ETRN 110Introduction to Transport Tech
AUT 3137BTRN 140Transportation Climate Control
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:

Certification(s)Course(s)
AutoDesk AutoCAD Certified UserDFT 151 CAD I
AutoDesk AutoCAD Certified ProfessionalDFT 152 CAD II
Certified SOLIDWORKS AssociateDFT 154 Intro Solid Modeling
CompTIA A+CTS 120 Hardware/Software Support
CompTIA Linux+NOS 120 Linux/UNIX Single User
CompTIA Network+NET 125 Networking Basics
CompTIA Security +SEC 110 Security Concepts
MCTS Windows 7NOS 130 Windows Single User
MOS: Microsoft Office Excel 2013CTS 130 Spreadsheet
MOS: Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2013CTS 125 Presentation Graphics
MOS: Microsoft Office Word 2013OST 136 Word Processing and
OST 236 Adv Word/Information Processing
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,
and
NIMS Turning Operations: Turning Between Centers
MAC 111 Machining Technology I
NIMS CNC Turning Level s I and IIMAC 122 CNC Turning
NIMS CNC Milling Level s I and IIMAC 124 CNC Milling
NIMS CNC Turning Level I
or
NIMS CNC Milling Level I
MAC 121 Introduction to CNC
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 EDM Wire and
NIMS EDM Plunge
MAC 226 CNC EDM Machining
NIMS Stamping Level IIMAC 243 Die Making I
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
SPI (ARDMS) or current AART credential (i.e RT(S) or RT(V))SON 111 or
SON 111AB and SON 111BB
American Registry of Radiologic Technology (RT –V or RT-S)SON 250 Vascular Sonography
SON 273 Advanced Vascular Sonography
Registered Technologist Vascular (RT(V)) granted by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT)SON 250 Vascular Sonography
SON 273 Advanced Vascular Sonography
Registered Vascular Technologist (RVT) granted by the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS) and an equivalent to 6 months fulltime as a vascular technologist (approx.. 1008 contact hours) demonstrated on letter head from employer.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
Registered Technologist Vascular (RT(V)) granted by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) and an equivalent to 6 months fulltime as a vascular technologist (approx.. 1008 contact hours) demonstrated on letter head from employer.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 continuing education student, enrolls in a pre­approved continuing education 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 continuing education 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 continuing education course descriptions. These descriptions are defined by the North Carolina Community College System (NCCCS).
  • How do I enroll as a continuing education student? A student should contact SPCC’s Continuing Education department.
  • Can I earn a curriculum degree, diploma, or certificate by taking curriculum courses as a continuing education student? NCCCS standards require that students earning a curriculum degree, diploma, or certificate must have taken at least 75% of the required program courses as an enrolled curriculum student.
  • How do I earn college credit for articulated continuing education/curriculum courses? If you completed the continuing education 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 continuing education 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:
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, mlittle@spcc.edu
  • Maria Lander, Dean, School of applied Science and Technology, 704-290-5267, mlander@spcc.edu
  • SPCC Academic Advising Center, 704-290-5213, 704-272-5313, advising@spcc.edu