Section IV: COC Programs
3.4.8 The institution awards academic credit for course work taken on a non-credit basis only when there is documentation that the non-credit course work is equivalent to a designated credit experience.
JUDGMENT OF COMPLIANCE
NARRATIVE/JUSTIFICATION FOR JUDGMENT OF COMPLIANCEThe University awards academic credit for course work taken on a non-credit basis only when there is documentation that the non-credit course work is equivalent to a designated credit experience. Non-credit coursework is defined either as a formal educational experience not sponsored by a college or university or an experience sponsored by a college or university that could not be applied to a degree at that institution. It includes non-collegiate educational and training courses, and educational experiences obtained as continuing education, remedial, and developmental work. Non-credit coursework does not include degree credits, whether awarded from a higher education institution but not valid for transfer to the University, or awarded from a non-regionally accredited institution.
The University awards academic credit for coursework taken on a non-credit basis in only four cases, specifically:
In the first three cases, credit awards are based on recommendations provided by the American Council on Education, which uses evaluation criteria and procedures developed first in 1945 for military courses, and adapted in 1974 to include training programs (Guide to the Evaluation of Educational Experiences in the Armed Services; National Guide to Educational Credit for Training Programs).
Any credit hours awarded for coursework taken on a non-credit basis may not exceed the credit hours awarded by the University for an equivalent course. A grade of “CR” for credit is recorded for approved courses.