Credit by Examination

Overview

TMCC recognizes the fact that students accumulate a great deal of information outside the classroom without formal instruction. There are times when this information may be extensive enough to satisfy the requirement of certain courses offered by the College.

Note that if a student has taken a higher level class that is subsequent to the one they want to test out of, the credit by examination would not be permitted (example: student received permission to enroll in or has completed Spanish 212 and now would like to take the credit by examination test for Spanish 112 credit; this would not be permitted because Spanish 112 is a lower level class than Spanish 212).

Credit by examination is not considered as part of a student's resident credit requirement and is not considered as part of the credit load carried by a student. All credits earned through examination are on a Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory basis, and therefore are not included in a student's GPA.

Policies of the College relating to credit by examination are stated in the TMCC Catalog under Transfer Credit Policy on the Evaluation of Previous Training and Education. Changes to the list of courses eligible for credit by exam must be approved through Academic Affairs.

Departmental Exam Procedures

  1. Student reviews current courses eligible for credit by exam. Only examinations on the current approved list of courses eligible for credit by exam may be applied for.
  2. Student completes and signs required petition form for desired exam. If questions arise about applicability of credits, student should contact the appropriate division.
  3. Student submits completed, signed petition form with a check for fee payment.
  4. Admissions and Records personnel review petition form and if approved, fee is sent to Accounting Services/Cashier’s Office, and completed form is sent to the appropriate division.
  5. The department notifies student of approval to test, and schedules the student for a date to take requested exam.
  6. Department grades the completed test as satisfactory or unsatisfactory, and returns the form to Admissions and Records.
  7. If the student has successfully passed the exam, Admissions and Records personnel post information to the student's permanent record. The exam credit will show up on the transcript as a note rather than part of that semester's regular class credit. Credits earned by exam only count within TMCC and are not transferable.
  8. A student may not re-take a departmental examination. Credit by examination may not transfer to other colleges and universities.
  9. From the time of application to take a departmental examination, a student has one full semester in which to complete the examination.

College Level Examination Program (CLEP) Exam Procedures

CLEP exams may be transferable; consult the receiving institution's catalog for acceptance policy before testing.

  1. Student contacts Testing Services for information and to schedule testing time.
  2. Student confers with division leader, if necessary.
  3. Student pays CLEP fees and sits for test at scheduled time.
  4. Testing personnel forward official score report, when received, to Admissions and Records.
  5. Admissions and Records personnel post information on passed test to permanent record. The exam credit will show up on the transcript as a note rather than part of that semester's regular class credit. Credits earned by exam only count within TMCC and are not transferable.
  6. Students who have earned 30 or more semester credits are not eligible to take any of the General Examinations.
  7. Students who have earned six or more semester credits in any one of the General Examination subject areas are not eligible to take the General Examination in that subject area.

Courses Eligible for Credit By Exam: Departments

Dept Number Title Credits Cost Exam Notes
ACC 135 Bookkeeping I 3 $40 DEPT #
ACC 136 Bookkeeping II 3 $40 DEPT #
AIT 110 General Industrial Safety 1 $10 DEPT #
AUTO 101 General Auto 4 $44 DEPT #
BUS 101 Introduction to Business 3 $40 DEPT  
BUS 106 Business English 3 $40 DEPT  
BUS 108 Business Letters and Reports 3 $40 DEPT  
BUS 117 Applied Business Math 3 $40 DEPT #
CIT 128 Introduction to Software Development 4 $40 DEPT  
CRJ 101 Introduction to Criminal Justice I 3 $46 DEPT  
CRJ 102 Introduction to Criminal Justice II 3 $46 DEPT  
CRJ  106 Introduction to Corrections 3 $46 DEPT  
CRJ 120 Community Relations 3 $46 DEPT  
CRJ 125 Legal Careers and Law Schools 3 $46 DEPT  
CRJ 126 Legal Research and Methods 3 $40 DEPT  
CRJ 127 Legal Writing 3 $40 DEPT  
CRJ 155 Juvenile Justice 3 $46 DEPT  
CRJ 164 Principles of Investigation 3 $46 DEPT  
CRJ 168 Crime Scene Investigation 3 $46 DEPT #
CRJ 211 Police in America 3 $46 DEPT  
CRJ 215 Parole and Probation 3 $46 DEPT  
CRJ 220 Criminal Procedures 3 $46 DEPT  
CRJ 222 Criminal Law and Procedures 3 $46 DEPT  
CRJ 226 Juvenile Delinquency 3 $46 DEPT  
CRJ 230 Criminal Law 3 $46 DEPT  
CRJ 265 Physical Evidence 3 $40 DEPT  
CRJ 270 Criminology 3 $40 DEPT  
CRJ 289 Law and Justice 3 $40 DEPT  
CSCO 120 Cisco Networking Academies I 4 $40 DEPT  
CUL 105 Basic Skills Development 3 $160 DEPT  
CUL 106 Understanding Culinary Techniques I 6 $210 DEPT *3
CUL 245 The Business Chef 3 $40 DEPT  
DA 110 Orientation to Dental Assisting 1-3 $20 DEPT #
DA 112 Dental Head and Neck Anatomy 1 $40 DEPT #
DA 115 Dental Health Education 1 $30 DEPT #
DA 116 Preclinical Dental Science 1.5 $40 DEPT #
DA 123 Practice Management and Procedures 1-3 $30 DEPT #
EMS 108 Emergency Medical Technician I Basic Training 7 $200 DEPT #
ENGR 120 Fundamentals of Energy Efficiency 3 $10 DEPT  
GRC 107 Design Fundamentals I 3 $40 DEPT  
IS 201 Computer Applications 3 $40 DEPT  
MATH 120 Fundamentals of College Mathematics 3 $140 DEPT  
MATH 127 Pre-Calculus II 3 $140 DEPT  
MATH 176 Introductory Calculus for Business and Social Sciences 3 $140 DEPT  
MATH 181 Calculus I 4 $140 DEPT  
MATH 182 Calculus II 4 $140 DEPT  
MATH 283 Calculus III 4 $140 DEPT  
MATH 285 Differential Equations 3 $140 DEPT  
RAD 112 Patient Care and Medical Terminology 2 $40 DEPT #
RAD 116 Radiography I 3 $80 DEPT #
RAD 118 Radiology Physics and Circuitry 3 $60 DEPT #
STAT 152 Introduction to Statistics 3 $140 DEPT  
SUR 161 Elementary Surveying 4 $45 DEPT  

Courses Eligible for Credit By Exam: CLEP

Dept Number Title Credits Cost Exam Notes
BIOL 190 Introduction to Cell and Molecular Biology 3 $125 CLEP *6
ECON 102 Principles of Microeconomics 3 $125 CLEP *6
ECON 103 Principles of Macroeconomics 3 $125 CLEP *6
ENG 101 Composition I 3 $125 CLEP *1 *6
ENG 102 Composition II 3 $125 CLEP *2 *6
ENG 235 or 236 Survey of English Literature I or II 3 $125 CLEP *2 *6
ENG 241 Survey of American Literature 3 $125 CLEP *2*6
HDFS 201 Lifespan Human Development 3 $125 CLEP *6
HIST 101 American History to 1877 3 $125 CLEP *4 *6
HIST 102 American History since 1877 3 $125 CLEP *4 *6
HIST 105 Western Civilization to 1648 3 $125 CLEP *6
HIST 106 Western Civilization since 1648 3 $125 CLEP *6
IS 101 Introduction to Information Systems 3 $125 CLEP *6
MATH 120 College Mathematics 3 $125 CLEP *6
MATH 126 Pre-Calculus 3 $125 CLEP *6
MATH 181 Calculus I 4 $125 CLEP *6
MGT 201 Principles of Management 3 $125 CLEP *6
MKT 210 Principles of Marketing 3 $125 CLEP *6
PSC 103 American Government 3 $125 CLEP *5 *6
PSY 101 Introductory Psychology 3 $125 CLEP *6
SOC 101 Introductory Sociology 3 $125 CLEP *6

Notes

# - Indicates course had a 'B' designator
*1 - Several restrictions apply; please inquire at Testing Services.
*2 - A satisfactory essay is required in addition to minimum test scores.
*3 - The fee for CUL 106 is due to the supplies necessary to complete the course work.
*4 - Does not satisfy either the U.S. or Nevada Constitution requirements.
*5 - Satisfies the U.S. Constitution requirement, but does not satisfy the Nevada Constitution requirement.
*6 - Contact Testing Services for current CLEP exam costs.

Credit by Examination Petition

Complete and sign the Credit by Examination Petition form, and submit to TMCC's Admissions and Records Office.

Military Credit Procedures

Complete the military credit procedures as outlined by Veteran Services.