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Motlow College  

Catalog

    Motlow State Community College
   
 
  Oct 21, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Catalog & Student Handbook

Alternative Sources of Credit


ALTERNATIVE SOURCES OF CREDIT

Advanced credit may be granted by Motlow for courses in areas for which a student has demonstrated satisfactory achievement and proficiency. The maximum amount of advanced credit allowed from all sources for graduation is 30 credit hours, unless otherwise modified by State legislative mandates or policy changes required by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission or the Tennessee Board of Regents.  Sources of advanced credit include:

Advanced Placement Examination Program
Advanced Standing Credit in English
Armed Services Credit
Certified Administrative Professional Rating
Challenge Examination Program
College Level Examination Program
Correspondence Courses
Dual Credit Program (Credit by Assessment)
Licensed Practical Nurse Licensure
Prior Learning Assessment (PLA)

The maximum amount of advanced credit allowed from all sources is 30 total credit hours required for graduation, unless otherwise modified by State legislative mandates or policy changes required by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission or the Tennessee Board of Regents.  For additional information about alternative sources of credit, contact the Office of Admissions and Records at Motlow.

ADVANCED PLACEMENT EXAMINATION PROGRAM CREDIT

Motlow College participates in the Advanced Placement Examination Program (APEP) of the College Entrance Examination Board (CEEB). The maximum amount of advanced credit allowed from all advanced credit sources, which includes Advanced Placement Examination Program Credit, is 30 credit hours for graduation; credit may be given to qualified students in any two of the following subject areas:

AP Examination

AP Score

Suggested Course Hours

Suggested Equivalent TBR Community College Courses*

Art History

3,4,5

3 SCH

ARTH 2010 Art History I

Biology

3

4 SCH

BIOL 1010 or BIOL 1110

Biology

4

8 SC

BIOL 1010 & BIOL 1020 or BIOL 1110 & BIOL 1120

Calculus AB

3

3 SCH

MATH 1830 Calculus for BUS/BIOL

Calculus AB

4,5

3 or 4 SCH

MATH 1830 or MATH 1910 Calculus for Engineering/Math I

Calculus BC

3

8 SCH

MATH 1910 & MATH 1920 Calculus for Engineering/Math II

Chemistry

3

4 SCH

CHEM 1110 General Chemistry I

Chemistry

4

8 SCH

CHEM 1110 & CHEM 1120 General Chemistry II

Chinese Language and Culture

3

6 SH

6 hours of Foreign Language Credit

Chinese Language and Culture

4

9 SH

9 hours of Foreign Language Credit

Chinese Language and Culture

5

12 SH

12 hours of Foreign Language Credit

Computer Science A

3,4,5

3 SCH

CISP 1010 Computer Science I

Macroeconomics

3,4,5

3 SCH

ECON 2010 Macroeconomics

Microeconomics

3,4,5

3 SCH

ECON 2020 Microeconomics

English Language

3

3 SCH

ENGL 1010 Composition I

English Language

4,5

6 SCH

ENGL 1010 & ENGL 1020 Composition II

English Literature & Composition

3,4,5

6 SCH

ENGL 2230 Survey of British Literature + 3 SCH Humanities elective

European History

3,4,5

6 SCH

6 hours of History Core Credit

Environmental Science

3,4,5

4 SCH

BIOL 1330 Environmental Science

French Language & Culture

3

6 SCH

FREN 1010 & FREN 1020 Beginning French I & II

French Language & Culture

4

9 SCH

FREN 1010, FREN 1020, & FREN 2010 Intermediate French I

French Language & Culture

5

12 SCH

FREN 1010, 1020, 2010, & 2020 Intermediate French II

German Language and Culture

3

6 SCH

6 hours of Foreign Language Credit

German Language and Culture

4

9 SCH

9 hours of Foreign Language Credit

German Language and Culture

5

12 SCH

12 hours of Foreign Language Credit

Comparative Government and Politics

3,4,5

3 SCH

3 hours of Social Science Core or elective course

Italian Language and Culture

3

6 SCH

6 hours of Foreign Language Credit

Italian Language and Culture

4

9 SCH

9 hours of Foreign Language Credit

Italian Language and Culture

5

12 SCH

12 hours of Foreign Language Credit

Japanese Language and Culture

3

6 SCH

6 hours of Foreign Language Credit

Japanese Language and Culture

4

9 SCH

9 hours of Foreign Language Credit

Japanese Language and Culture

5

12 SCH

12 hours of Foreign Language Credit

Latin

3

6 SCH

6 hours of Foreign Language Credit

Latin

4

9 SCH

9 hours of Foreign Language Credit

Latin

5

12 SCH

12 hours of Foreign Language Credit

Music Theory

3,4,5

3 SCH

3 hours Elective Credit

U. S. Government & Politics

3,4,5

3 SCH

POLS 1030 Introduction to American Government

Human Geography

3,4,5

3 SCH

GEOG 1030 Cultural Geography

Physics B

3

4 SCH

PHYS 2010 Non-Calculus Based Physics I

Physics B

4

8 SCH

PHYS 2010 & PHYS 2020 Non-Calculus Based Physics II
Test scheduled for revision effective fall 2014

Physics C

3

4 SCH

Pt. 1 PHYS 2110 Calculus Based Physics I

Physics C

3

4 SCH

Pt. 2 PHYS 2120 Calculus Based Physics II

Psychology

3,4,5

3 SCH

PSYC 1030 Introduction to General Psychology

Spanish Language

3

6 SCH

SPAN 1010 & SPAN 1020 Beginning Spanish I & II

Spanish Language

4

9 SCH

SPAN 1010, 1020,  SPAN 2010 Intermediate Spanish I

Spanish Language

5

12 SCH

SPAN 1010, 1020, 2010, & 2020 Intermediate Spanish II

Spanish Language and Culture

3,4,5

3 SCH

3 hours Elective Credit

Statistics

3,4,5

3 SCH

MATH 1530 Probability/Statistics

Studio Art Drawing

3,4,5

3 SCH

ARTP 1010 Drawing I

Studio Art 2D Design

3,4,5

3 SCH

ART 1110 Two-Dimensional Design

Studio Art 3D Design

3,4,5

3 SCH

ARTP 1120 Three-Dimensional Design

U.S. History

3,4,5

6 SCH

HIST 2010 & HIST 2020 Survey of American History I & II

U.S. Government & Politics

3,4,5

3 SCH

POLS 1030 Introduction to American Government

World History

3,4,5

6 SCH

HIST 1110 & HIST 1120 Survey of World Civilization I & II

The maximum amount of alternative sources of credit allowed from all sources is 30 total credit hours required for graduation, unless otherwise modified by State legislative mandates or policy changes required by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission or the Tennessee Board of Regents. 

*TBR Community Colleges will award/transfer PLA credit for AP scores in to the Suggested course or the equivalent course at their institution.  There may be variations in course number and/or course title.  Community Colleges should award the PLA credit for course other than the suggested course when it is in the best interest of the student.

ADVANCED STANDING CREDIT IN ENGLISH

Students under 21 years of age with an ACT sub score in English/Writing of 27 to 30 or an SAT sub score in Writing of 610 to 680 will be given 3 hours of advanced standing credit for ENGL 1010.   Students under 21 years of age with an ACT sub score in English/Writing of 31 or an  SAT sub score in Writing of 690 or higher will be given 6 hours of advanced standing credit for ENGL 1010 and ENGL 1020.  The maximum amount of advanced credit allowed from all advanced credit sources, which includes advanced standing credit in English, is 30 credit hours required for graduation.

ARMED SERVICES CREDIT

Veteran students who have received an honorable discharge after serving active duty with the armed forces may request credit by submitting a valid DD214 form. Up to four (4) hours of physical education credit may be granted. Students will receive one credit for each six (6) months of active duty. These credits meet the physical education activity requirements for all programs of study.

In evaluating armed services credit, Motlow State Community College uses as a reference the Guide to the Evaluation of Education Experience in the Armed Services published by the American Council on Education. Contact the Office of Admissions and Records for additional information.

The maximum amount of alternative sources of credit allowed from all sources is 30 total credit hours required for graduation, unless otherwise modified by State legislative mandates or policy changes required by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission or the Tennessee Board of Regents. 

CERTIFIED ADMINISTRATIVE PROFESSIONAL RATING CREDIT

After successfully completing 12 semester hours at Motlow State Community College (excluding learning support hours which earn institutional credit only and may not be used to meet any degree requirements, a (CAP) may receive a maximum of 12 semester hours credit from the following courses for which college credit has not already been received:

ACCT 1010 Principles of Accounting I

3 credits

BUSN 1305 Introduction to Business

3 credits

BUSN  2370 Legal Environment of Business

3 credits

ECON  2010 Macroeconomics

3 credits

Upon receipt of formal application, verification will be made of the 12 hours credit already received from Motlow and the CAP rating. Credit for the requested course(s) will then be recorded. The maximum amount of advanced credit allowed from all advanced credit sources, which includes Certified Administrative Professional Rating Credit is 30 credit hours required for graduation. The application for credit is available in the Department of Business and Technology.

This acceptance of the CAP rating for credits is subject to change whenever (1) the content of the CAP exam is revised so that it does not correspond with the content of the courses designated for credit or (2) the courses at Motlow are revised substantially.

CHALLENGE EXAMINATION PROGRAM CREDIT

Students who have achieved competence equivalent to that offered in a course through on-the-job training, previous instruction, or other methods may receive credit for selected courses as designated by the department head in conjunction with the faculty member administering the challenge examination. To receive credit by challenging a course the student must:

  1. Enroll in the course for credit.

  2. Apply for credit by examination by completing the upper portion of the Challenge Examination Application. This form and further instructions may be secured in division offices. With this form, the student must submit evidence that he/she is qualified to challenge the course.

  3. Take an examination during the first two weeks of classes prior to the last day to drop a class and be deleted from the roll for that term. (If the student intends to add a class upon receiving the results of the challenge exam, then the exam should be completed before the last day to add a class as specified in the class schedule.) The examination will cover major aspects of the course as determined by the faculty member.

  4. Attend class regularly until the proficiency examination is given. Failure to attend class regularly may disqualify a student from taking the examination.

A letter will be sent by the chair of the appropriate discipline to the student to notify him/her of the test results. If the examination is successfully completed, the student will not be required to attend the class for the remainder of the term. The student will receive the credit hours with a grade of “P”, which will not be used in computing grade point average. The maximum amount of advanced credit allowed from Challenge Examination Program is one-fourth of the total number of credit hours required for graduation. If the examination is not successfully completed, the student should either withdraw from the class or continue in attendance for the remainder of the course. A student may challenge a specific course only once, and this challenge program may not be used to remove an “I” or an “F” grade or to improve a grade already earned.

Contact the appropriate curriculum chair/director for additional information concerning challenge of specific courses. Procedure for challenge of selected nursing courses is outlined in the Nursing Program section of this catalog.

COLLEGE LEVEL EXAMINATION PROGRAM CREDIT

The maximum amount of advanced credit allowed from all credit sources, which includes College Level Examination Program (CLEP) Credit, is 30 credit hours required for graduation. Motlow has been approved as a limited CLEP Testing Center. An application and a fee (see Expenses and Business Regulations) must be submitted through the Office of Testing at least four weeks prior to the test date. This office should be contacted for any additional information. CLEP results may not be used to remove an “I” or “F” or to improve a grade already earned.

The following is a list of the CLEP subject examinations administered at Motlow State Community College and for which credit is granted by the college. Opposite the examinations are the Motlow State Community College course equivalents. Motlow does not grant credit on the basis of the CLEP general examination.

CLEP Subject Area

CLEP Score

Credit Hours

Motlow Courses

American Government

50

3

POLS 1030 Introduction to American Government

American Literature

50

3

ENGL 2130 Survey of American Literature

Analyzing & Interpreting Literature

50

6

Credit for Literature Requirements in Humanities or Fine Arts

Biology

50

8

BIOL 1110 & 1120 General Biology I & II

Calculus

50

4

MATH 1910 Calculus

Chemistry

50

8

CHEM 1110 & 1120 General Chemistry I & II

College Algebra

50

3

MATH 1710 College Algebra or MATH 1630 Finite Mathematics

College Composition (Freshman)

50

6

ENGL 1010, 1020 Composition I & II

College Composition Modular

50

3/6

ENGL 1010, 1020 Composition I & II

College Mathematics

50

3

MATH 1010 Math for General Studies

English Literature

50

3

ENGL 2230 Survey of British Literature

Finance Accounting

50

3

ACCT 1010 Principles of Accounting I

French Language, level I

50

6

FREN 1010 & 1020 Beginning French I & II

French Language, level II

59

12

FREN 1010 & 1020 Beginning French I & II,  FREN 2010 & 2020 Intermediate French I & II

History of the United States I

50

3

HIST 2010 Survey of American History I

History of the United States II

50

3

HIST 2020 Survey of American History II

Human Growth & Development

50

3

EDU 2110 Psychology of Human Growth & Learning or PSYC 2130 Life Span Psychology

Humanities

50

6

Credit for Humanities or Fine Arts Requirements

Information Systems & Computer Applications

50

3

INFS 1010 Computer Applications

Law

50

3

BUSN 2370 Legal Environment of Business

Introductory Psychology

50

3

PSYC 1030 Introduction to General Psychology

Introductory Sociology

50

3

SOCI 1010 Introduction to Sociology

Natural Sciences

50

4

BIOL 1030 Introduction to Biology

Pre-Calculus

50

3

MATH 1710 Pre-Calculus I

Principles of Macroeconomics

50

3

ECON 2010 Macroeconomics

Principles of Management

50

3

BUSN 2330 Principles of Management

Principles of Marketing

50

3

BUSN 2380 Principles of Marketing

Principles of Microeconomics

50

3

ECON 2020 Microeconomics

Social Sciences & History

50

6

Credit for Social/Behavioral Sciences Requirements

Spanish Language, level I

50

6

SPAN 1010 &1020 Beginning Spanish I & II

Spanish Language, level II

63

12

SPAN 1010 & 1020 Beginning Spanish I & II, SPAN 2010 & 2020 Intermediate Spanish I & II

CORRESPONDENCE COURSE CREDIT

Credits earned by correspondence and extension may be accepted toward graduation subject to the following:

  1. The credits earned must be from a college which is a member of the National University Extension Association or the Teachers College Association for Extension and Field Services.

  2. Students in residence enrolled in eighteen or more hours at Motlow may not earn credit in correspondence courses at the same time.

The maximum amount of advanced credit allowed from all advanced credit sources, which includes Correspondence Course Credit, is 30 credit hours required for graduation.

DUAL CREDIT PROGRAM

The Dual Credit Program is a collaborative effort between Motlow State Community College (MSCC) and the secondary institutions (high schools) located within the college’s eleven-county service area. The purpose of the program is to provide pathways for secondary students to acquire college credit while still attending a secondary institution. The program objectives are to:

  • Integrate secondary education with post-secondary education as a means of reducing repetition in Career and Technical Education courses.
  • Reduce costs for attaining a post-secondary education.
  • Reduce the time required to complete a post-secondary program of study and/or prepare students to enter the workforce.
  • Encourage students to pursue a post-secondary certificate or Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree.

Students are able to earn college credit by completing courses that are being taught as part of their regular high school curriculum, and that have been aligned to meet the learning outcomes of comparable courses offered by the college. Students may earn college credit by successfully completing the aligned high school course, and then successfully completing an end-of-course assessment that is developed and administered by the college. Effective with the 2016-17 academic year, students will be charged a testing fee for each Dual Credit Exam scheduled.

High school students who have completed an approved high school course, and who wish to take a Dual Credit exam must submit a completed Dual Credit Application to Test along with the $25.00 exam fee. Application and payments should be sent to:

Motlow State Community College
Business Office, Dept. 180
P.O. Box 8500
Lynchburg, TN 37352-8500

Credit Card payment by phone: (931) 393-1531 or (931) 393-1532

High school students who successfully pass the Dual Credit Examination with a grade of 70% or higher are then eligible to receive the appropriate number of MSCC credits for the aligned course. The earned credit hours will be retained by the college on behalf of the student for a maximum of two (2) years after anticipated high school graduation date listed on the Dual Credit Application to Test. The credit will be recorded on the student’s academic transcript upon written request of the student after the student has been admitted to the College (including dual enrollment), and has completed three (3) collegiate level credits.

College credits earned through the Motlow State Community College Dual Credit program may transfer to other post-secondary institutions at the discretion of the receiving institution. It is the responsibility of the student to contact the receiving institution to determine if the earned credit will transfer.

Motlow State Community College will create a Dual Credit Course Option menu from which secondary institutions will be able to select courses for dual credit opportunities. This menu of courses will be reviewed annually for changes in curriculum alignment.

High school students who successfully pass the Dual Credit Examination with a grade of 70% or higher will receive a letter along with instructions for requesting the earned credit be added to their academic record.

The maximum amount of alternative sources of credit allowed from all sources is 30 total credit hours required for graduation, unless otherwise modified by State legislative mandates or policy changes required by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission or the Tennessee Board of Regents.

PRIOR LEARNING ASSESSMENT (PLA)

Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) - PLA is a term used to describe learning gained outside a traditional academic environment.  Put another way, it is learning and knowledge students acquire while living their lives, such as by working, participating in employer training programs, serving in the military, studying independently, volunteering or doing community service, and studying open source coursework.  In short, PLA is the evaluation and assessment of an individual’s life learning for college credit, certification, or advanced standing toward further education or training.

Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) allows the student to earn up to a maximum of 30 hours of collegiate credit for prior experiential learning upon documentation and review by the PLA instructor. A prospective PLA student must contact the appropriate curriculum chair/director and explain the experience that would qualify the student for PLA. The curriculum chair/director will establish a special section of the course and have the student administratively enrolled. The student must work with the curriculum chair/director to develop a portfolio of the student’s work and experience that would equate with the experiences of a traditional course. Once complete, the curriculum chair/director will establish a committee comprised of the curriculum chair/director and faculty who teach the particular course to be assessed. Once the committee has reviewed the portfolio, the curriculum chair/director will assign a P or F grade.

The maximum amount of alternative sources of credit allowed from all sources is 30 total credit hours required for graduation, unless otherwise modified by State legislative mandates or policy changes required by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission or the Tennessee Board of Regents.