Jun 16, 2021  
2021-2022 Catalog & Student Handbook 
    
2021-2022 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
American Council on Education Certifications
Armed Services Credit
Cambridge International Examinations
Certified Administrative Professional Rating
Challenge Examination Program
College Level Examination Program
Correspondence Courses
Dual Credit Program (Credit by Assessment)
International Baccalaureate Program
LPN Licensure
Paramedic Licensure
Portfolio Assessment
TCAT Articulation Agreements

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

ART 2000 Art History Survey 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 Applied Calculus   / BIOL

Calculus AB

4,5

3 or 4 SCH

MATH 1830  or MATH 1910 Calculus I  

Calculus BC

3

8 SCH

MATH 1910   & MATH 1920 Calculus II  

Chemistry

3

4 SCH

CHEM 1110 General Chemistry I  

Chemistry

4

8 SCH

CHEM 1110 General Chemistry I  & 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  

Computer Science Principles

3,4,5 3 SCH 3 hours of Computer Science Elective Credit

Macroeconomics

3,4,5

3 SCH

ECON 2100 Principles of Macroeconomics  

Microeconomics

3,4,5

3 SCH

ECON 2200 Principles of Microeconomics  

English Language & Composition

3

3 SCH

ENGL 1010 English Composition I  

English Language & Composition

4,5

6 SCH

ENGL 1010 English Composition I  & ENGL 1020 English Composition II  

English Literature & Composition

3,4,5

6 SCH

ENGL 2235 Topics in 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 1510 Environmental Science I  

French Language & Culture

3

6 SCH

FREN 1010 Beginning French I  & FREN 1020 Beginning French II  

French Language & Culture

4

9 SCH

FREN 1010 FREN 1020   & FREN 2010 Intermediate French I  

French Language & Culture

5

12 SCH

FREN 1010 , FREN 1020 , FREN 2010 , & FREN 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 Sciences 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 American Government 

 

Human Geography

3,4,5

3 SCH

GEOG 1012 Cultural Geography  

Physics B

3

4 SCH

PHYS 2010 Non-Calculus Physics I  

Physics B

4

8 SCH

PHYS 2010 Non-Calculus Physics I  & PHYS 2020 Non-Calculus 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 Psychology  

Spanish Language

3

6 SCH

SPAN 1010 Beginning Spanish I  & SPAN 1020 Beginning Spanish II  

Spanish Language

4

9 SCH

SPAN 1010 , SPAN 1020 , & SPAN 2010 Intermediate Spanish I  

Spanish Language

5

12 SCH

SPAN 1010 , SPAN 1020 , SPAN 2010  , & SPAN 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 Introductory Statistics  

Studio Art Drawing

3,4,5

3 SCH

ART 1045 Drawing I  

Studio Art 2D Design

3,4,5

3 SCH

ARTP 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 Early United States History  & HIST 2020 Modern United States History  

U.S. Government & Politics

3,4,5

3 SCH

POLS 1030 American Government  

World History

3,4,5

6 SCH

HIST 2310 Early World History  & HIST 2320 Modern World History  

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.

 

AMERICAN COUNCIL ON EDUCATION (ACE) CERTIFICATIONS

Motlow became a member of the EC-Council in 2020. If an individual has the following certifications, that credit could be granted in the following courses:

ACE Certification Motlow Course Motlow Credits
Certified Network Defender (CND) CITC 1302   3 hours
Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator (CHFI) CITC 2352   3 hours
EC-Council Certified Incident Handler (ECIH) CITC 2363   3 hours
Certified Penetration Testing Professional (CPENT) CITC 2326   3 hours

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 other armed services credit, Motlow State Community College uses the Guide to the Evaluation of Education Experience in the Armed Services published by the American Council on Education (ACE). Based on ACE recommendations, Motlow accepts credit as outlined in the table below.

 

ACE Occupational Specialties ID Occupation Specialty Name Course 1 Course 2 Course 3 Course 4 Course 5 Course 6
MOS-11B-004 Infantryman BUSN 2330            
MOS-11B-005 Infantryman BUSN 2330            
MOS-13B-003 Cannon Crewmember MECH 1330            
MOS-13B-004 Cannon Crewmember MECH 1330            
MOS-13B-005 Cannon Crewmember MECH 1310   MECH 1320   BUSN 2385        
MOS-25B-001 Information Technology Specialist INFS 1010             
MOS-25B-002 Information Technology Specialist ADMN 1308   CITC 2199     CITC 2299   CITC 2399      
MOS-25B-003 Information Technology Specialist CITC 1334   BUSN 1310    BUSN 2385        
MOS-25U-001 Signal Support Systems Specialist CITC 1302      CITC 1321   CITC 1322   CITC 2326   MECH 1320   BUSN 2330  
MOS-25U-002 Signal Support Systems Specialist CITC 1302   BUSN 1310   BUSN 2385        
MOS-31B-002 Military Police BUSN 2330            
MOS-31B-003 Military Police ADMN 1308            
MOS-42A-001 Human Resources Specialist BUSN 1310            
MOS-15T-002 UH-60 Helicopter Repairer MECH 1320            
MOS-15U-002 CH-47 Helicopter Repairer MECH 1320            
MOS-15R-002 AH-64 Attack Helicopter Repairer MECH 1320            




 

Starting with 2019–2020 Academic Year, all Tennessee Board of Regent schools will begin awarding course credits for certain courses that match with Military occupations held and courses taken. 

CAMBRIDGE INTERNATIONAL EXAMINATIONS

Starting with the 2019-2020 academic year, Motlow will begin granting appropriate semester hours credit to qualified students presenting official record of acceptable grades on Cambridge Advanced International Certificate of Education (AICE) examinations. Credit will be awarded for A (Advanced) level and AS (Advanced Subsidiary) level. The following courses have been approved for award of credits. Other AICE examinations may be approved for award of university credits following institutional review.
 

CAMBRIDGE COURSE CAMBRIDGE EXAM CAMBRIDGE GRADE MOTLOW COURSE CREDIT HOURS
CIE 9704A Art & Design (A Level) “C” or better Art Elective (3 cr hrs) and other Elective (3 cr hrs) 6
CIE 9704AS Art & Design (AS Level) “C” or better Art Elective 3
CIE 9608A Computer Science (A Level) “C” or better CISP 1010   4
CIS 9691A Computing (A Level) “C” or better CISP 1010   4
CIE 8287A English Language (A Level) “B” or better ENGL 1010   3
CIE 9276A English Literature (A Level) “B” or better ENGL 2045   3
CIE 9278A Geography (A Level) “C” or better GEOG 2010   3
CIE 9278AS Geography (AS Level) “C” or better GEOG 2010   3
CIE 9279A History (A Level) “C” or better History Elective (3 cr hrs) and other Elective (3 cr hrs) 6
CIE 9280A Mathematics (A Level) “C” or better Math Elective (3 cr hrs) and other Elective (3 cr hrs) 6
CIE 9280AS Mathematics (AS Level) “C” or better Math Elective  3
CIE 9231A Mathematics - Further (A Level) “C” or better Math Elective (3 cr hrs) and other Elective (3 cr hrs) 6
CIE 9231AS Mathematics - Further (AS Level) “C” or better Math Elective 3
CIE 9699 Sociology (A or AS Level) “C” or better SOCI 1010   3
CIE 9694 Thinking Skills “C” or better IDS 1010   3

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 Certified Administrative Professional (CAP) may receive a maximum of 12 semester hours credit from the following courses for which college credit has not already been received:

ADMN 1308 Office Procedures  

3 credits


ADMN 1311 Word Processing I 
 
3 credits

BUSN 1305 Introduction to Business  

3 credits

BUSN 1310 Business Communications   

3 credits

The student must provide documentation of the CAP rating to receive credit. 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 from the Curriculum Chair 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. In rare cases, students may be approved to use the challenge exam as a means of earning less than a course’s full hours, such as when transferring quarter-term credits to Motlow. To receive credit by challenging a course, the student must:

  1. Contact the appropriate curriculum chair to determine if your experience, instruction, or training can be matched with a specific course in your chosen major.
  2. If advised by the curriculum chair to continue, submit the Challenge Application, along with evidence of qualifications, and pay the $25 fee.
  3. Work with the curriculum chair or assigned faculty member to take the examination. 
  4. Approval and completion of the challenge exam process must occur prior to the 100% refund date (the day before classes start for the course being challenged). The student must also be enrolled in the current term at the College and have a minimum GPA of 2.0.

 

An email will be sent by the Chair to the student to notify them of the test results. If the examination is successfully completed, the student will receive the credit hours with a grade of “P,” which will not be used in computing grade point average. These credit hours will not be counted towards the current semester’s minimum hours for financial aid. The maximum amount of advanced credit allowed from the Challenge Examination Program is one-fourth of the total number of credit hours required for graduation. 

Failure does not impact the student’s GPA, but the 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.

If a student requests a Challenge Exam for a course that has a CLEP exam listed in Motlow’s catalog, the department head will determine if the student must take the CLEP exam or will be allowed to Challenge the course by taking a Departmental exam. The student will not be charged both the CLEP fee and the Challenge Exam fee.

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 American Government  

American Literature

50

3

ENGL 2130 Topics in American Literature  

Analyzing & Interpreting Literature

50

6

Credit for Literature Requirements in Humanities or Fine Arts

Biology

50

8

BIOL 1110 General Biology I  & BIOL 1120 General Biology II  

Calculus

50

4

MATH 1910 Calculus I  

Chemistry

50

8

CHEM 1110 General Chemistry I  & CHEM 1120 General Chemistry II  

College Algebra

50

3

MATH 1710 Precalculus Algebra   or MATH 1630 Finite Mathematics  

College Composition (Freshman)

50

6

ENGL 1010 English Composition I , ENGL 1020 English Composition II  

College Composition Modular

50

3/6

ENGL 1010 English Composition I , ENGL 1020 English Composition II  

College Mathematics

50

3

MATH 1010 Math for General Studies  

English Literature

50

3

ENGL 2235 Topics in British Literature  

Finance Accounting

50

3

ACCT 1010 Principles of Accounting I  

French Language, level I

50

6

FREN 1010 Beginning French I  & FREN 1020 Beginning French II  

French Language, level II

59

12

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

German Language

50 3 3 hours of Foreign Language Credit

History of the United States I

50

3

HIST 2010 Early United States History  

History of the United States II

50

3

HIST 2020 Modern United States History  

Human Growth & Development

50

3

EDUC 2210 Educational Psychology  or PSYC 2130 Lifespan Development 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  

Intro to Educational Psych

50 3 EDUC 2210 - Educational Psychology  

Introductory Psychology

50

3

PSYC 1030 Introduction to Psychology  

Introductory Sociology

50

3

SOCI 1010 Introduction to Sociology  

Natural Science

50

4

BIOL 1010 Introduction to Biology  

Pre-Calculus

50

3

MATH 1710 Precalculus Algebra  

Principles of Macroeconomics

50

3

ECON 2100 Principles of 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 2200 Principles of Microeconomics  

Social Sciences & History

50

6

Credit for Social/Behavioral Sciences Requirements

Spanish Language, level I

50

6

SPAN 1010 Beginning Spanish I  SPAN 1020 Beginning Spanish II  

Spanish Language, level II

63

12

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

Western Civilization I

50 3 3 hours of History Core Credit

Western Civilization II

50 3 3 hours of History Core Credit

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 (A.A.S.) 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.

INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE PROGRAM

Starting with the 2019-2020 academic year, Motlow will begin awarding students college credit for acceptable scores on examinations administered by the International Baccalaureate Organization as outlined in the table below.


 

IB Exam IB Exam Score Motlow Course Motlow Credits
Physics (higher- or standard-level exam) 5 or higher PHYS 2010   4
Physics (higher- or standard-level exam) 6 or higher PHYS 2010  and PHYS 2020   8
Biology (higher-level exam) 5 or higher BIOL 1110  and BIOL 1120   8
Mathematics (higher-level exam) 4 or higher MATH 1910  and MATH 1920 , plus three hours lower-division Math Elective credit  11
History (higher-level exam) 6 or higher three hours lower-division History Elective credit 3
Language A1 (higher-level exam) 5 or higher ENGL 1010   3

 

LPN LICENSURE

Upon completion of the summer LPN-to-RN Transition Course, the student will receive seven credit hours for NRSG 1700  plus an additional 10 semester credit hours for NRSG 1340 NRSG 1710 , and NRSG 1720 .

PARAMEDIC LICENSURE

Licensure as a Paramedic in Tennessee reflects equivalency of the MSCC Paramedic Technical Certificate.

PORTFOLIO ASSESSMENT

 Portfolio Credit

Currently enrolled students may request portfolio credit to potentially receive college credit for life experience, work experience, training programs, serving in the military, studying independently, volunteering or doing community service, or studying open-source coursework.

The portfolio will be assessed by at least two faculty members in the discipline for which portfolio credit has been requested. These faculty members will be responsible for working with the student to evaluate the request and to determine if the student’s life experience, work experience or training adequately matches the SLO’s of the specific Motlow course.

The lead faculty will set up an independent study course of 1, 2, or 3 semester hours. Tuition will be charged to the student for the independent study course but will not exceed 3 hours and will not necessarily equate to
the credit earned for the portfolio.

Students requesting portfolio credit should apply with the Coordinator of Prior Learning at least one semester before they are considering enrolling in the class under consideration. Credit awarded through this option is not considered part of the College’s graduation residency requirements. A maximum of 30 hours of credit can be earned by this and all other Alternative Sources of Credit, unless modified by State legislative mandates or policy changes required by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission or the Tennessee Board of Regents.

TCAT ARTICULATION AGREEMENTS

MOTLOW BUSINESS OFFICE AND TCAT ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE TECHNOLOGY

TCAT graduates and other students who obtain the Industry Certifications listed below will be granted credit upon verification of the Certification(s). TCAT graduate who have completed the course(s) listed below can request to challenge the course equivalent(s) as listed. If approved by the Business and Technology Curriculum Chair, the student will follow the Challenge Exam process to accomplish this.

INDUSTRY CERTIFICATION CREDIT HOURS COURSE EQUIVALENCY

Oracle Database Foundations#1Z0-006*

OR Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Access*

3 CITC 1303 Database Concepts

Microsoft Certification Application Specialist (MCAS) Word*

OR MOS Word*

3 CITC 1306 Microsoft Word

MCAS Excel* OR MOS Excel*

3 CITC 1307 Intro to Spreadsheets
MCAS Word* AND MCAS Excel* AND MCAS PowerPoint*
OR MOS in each of these
3 INFS 1010 Computer Applications
Certified Administrative Professional 12

ADMN 1308 Office Procedures
BUSN 1310 Business Communications
BUSN 1305 Intro to Business
CITC 1306 Word Processing

AOT 1030 Keyboarding 3 Can challenge ADMN 1302
AOT 1040 Office Procedures 3 Can challenge ADMN 1308
AOT 3010 Business Communications 3 Can challenge BUSN 1310
AOT 3050 Accounting 3 Can challenge ACCT 1010
Maximum Credits 27 Some have multiple means of obtaining
credit listed above.

 

MOTLOW CYBER DEFENSE AND TCAT INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AND INFRASTRUCTURE MANAGEMENT


TCAT graduates and other students who obtain the Industry Certifications listed below will be granted credit upon verification of the Certification(s). TCAT graduate who have completed the course(s) listed below can request to challenge the course equivalent(s) as listed. If approved by the Business and Technology Curriculum Chair, the student will follow the Challenge Exam process to accomplish this. 

INDUSTRY CERTIFICATION CREDIT HOURS COURSE EQUIVALENCY
Introduction to Computing: Dantes Exam* 3 CITC 1301 Introduction to Programming and Logic
CompTIA Network+ 3 CITC 1302 Intro to Networking
Oracle Database Foundations#1Z0-006* OR Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Access* 3 CITC 1303 Database Concepts
CompTIA A+* 6 CITC 1321 A+ Hardware AND CITC 1322 A+ Software
CompTIA Linux+* 3 CITC 1332 UNIX/Linux Operating
System
Security+* 3 CITC 2326 Network Security
MCAS Word* AND MCAS Excel* AND MCAS PowerPoint*
OR MOS in each of these
3 INFS 1010 Computer Applications
CITC 1303 Database Concepts 3 Can challenge CITC 1303 
CITC 1351 Principles of Information Assurance 3 Can challenge CITC 1351 
CITC 2352 Digital Forensics 3 Can challenge CITC 2352 
Maximum Credits 30 While the total of all PLA credit options listed is 36, state legislation limits the total by all means of PLA to 30 credit hours.

 

MOTLOW EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION AND TCAT GRADUATES

Students completing the diploma program at a Tennessee College of Applied Technology will receive credit upon admission to a TBR community college for:

ECED 2335 Initial Practicum 3 sem cr hrs
ECED 2310 Safe, Healthy Learning Environments 3 sem cr hrs

Additional credits may be awarded by the receiving community college on a case-by-case basis, consistent with accreditation requirements of NAEYC.

 

MOTLOW MECHATRONICS AND TCAT INDUSTRIAL MAINTENANCE AUTOMATION

TCAT graduates who have obtained a diploma in Industrial Maintenance Automation can request to challenge MECH 1310, 1320, 1330 and 1340. If approved by the Mechatronics Curriculum Chair, the student will start with MECH 1310 and follow the Challenge Exam process to accomplish this.

 

MOTLOW MEDICAL OFFICE AND TCAT MEDICAL CODING

TCAT graduates and other students who obtain the Industry Certifications listed below will be granted credit upon verification of the Certification(s). TCAT graduate who have completed the course(s) listed below can request to challenge the course equivalent(s) as listed. If approved by the Business and Technology Curriculum Chair, the student will follow the Challenge Exam process to accomplish this.

INDUSTRY CERTIFICATION CREDIT HOURS COURSE EQUIVALENCY

MCAS Excel* OR MOS Excel*

3 CITC 1307 Intro to Spreadsheets
MCAS Word* AND MCAS Excel* AND MCAS PowerPoint*
OR MOS in each of these
3 INFS 1010 Computer Applications
Certified Electronic Health Records Specialist (CEHRS) 3 ADMN 2304 Intro to Electronic Health
Records
Certified Administrative Professional 
(Note: CITC 1306 is not in the Medical Office Program.)
12

ADMN 1308 Office Procedures
BUSN 1310 Business Communications
BUSN 1305 Intro to Business
CITC 1306 Word Processing

AOT 1030 Keyboarding 3 Can challenge ADMN 1302
AOT 3080 Medical Terminology 3 Can challenge ADMN 1306
AOT 1040 Office Procedures 3 Can challenge ADMN 1308
AOT 3100 Intro to Medical Insurance 3 Can challenge ADMN 2313
AOT 3110 Electronic Health Records 3 Can challenge ADMN 2304
AOT 3010 Business Communications 3 Can challenge BUSN 1310
Maximum Credits 30 Some above have multiple means of
obtaining credit.

 

Course equivalencies listed above are not only for TCAT graduates but can be awarded to any student holding any of the above Industry Certifications who present their certificate(s) to the Coordinator of Prior Learning to be verified by the appropriate Dean or Curriculum Chair.