Oct 02, 2022  
2022-2023 
    
2022-2023

Earning Credit through Prior Learning Experience



Prior Learning Assessment

Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) is the process of evaluating a student’s knowledge and skillset outside of a traditional college setting that can be used to award college credit towards the completion of a certificate or degree. PLA may be granted for education obtained through a variety of methods including Continuing Education mirror courses, industry certification, nonaccredited private and technical college coursework, military training, and credit by examination (departmental and national exams). PLA credit granted and listed on a regionally accredited institution’s transcript will transfer to ACC. Students planning to transfer PLA credit should confer with the receiving institutions.

The evaluation of PLA credit is based upon the guidelines of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and Alvin Community College. Credit may also be awarded based on recommendations contained in the National Guide to Educational Credit for Training Programs (ACE Guide), published to the American Council on Education. This guide is in the Registrar’s Office, Pathways Advising Office, and the College & Career Pathways Office (CCPO).

Prior Learning Assessment credit will be evaluated and approved by the Department Chair, the Dean of the respective subject, the CCP office and the Vice President of Instruction.

General Criteria

PLA credit will only be awarded as it applies to an active ACC program of study.

  • Student has paid for all fees associated with the review and/or assessment. Fees associated with PLA credit are waived for veterans with honorable or general conditions discharge.
  • There is no charge for transcription of AP/CLEP/IBD/DSST PLA credit.
  • PLA credit is noted as PLA on the transcript and will receive a grade of S (satisfactory), with the exception of ACC departmental credit by exam and Continuing Education mirror courses, which will be noted with a grade of A, B, or C and will not be calculated in the ACC GPA.
  • Awarded PLA credit will not be counted towards the 15 college-level semester hours needed for residence for an Associate Degree, or the 11 college-level semester hours needed for residence in a certificate program.
  • A maximum of 24 hours of PLA credit in any format may be awarded.

PLA Criteria for Departmental Exams, Skills Assessments, Industry Certifications and Portfolios

  • PLA credit may be awarded when the student has successfully completed a minimum of 3 hours of ACC course work AND is currently enrolled after the census date of the requesting semester.

PLA Criteria for National Exams and Military Credit

  • PLA credit may be awarded when the student has successfully completed the ACC Admissions process, and has submitted the National Exam with required score or all Military documentation.

Requesting PLA Credit

  • Complete PLA Application located in the Admission and College & Career Pathways offices (CCP) or http://www.alvincollege.edu/pathways/prior-learning-assessment/.
  • Visit with ACC Department Chair to discuss PLA options. An unofficial ACC transcript should be available during the visit. Students may print a copy of the transcript through The POD.
  • Submit application to the CCP office for review of student eligibility and criteria verification.
  • Pay required fees to the ACC cashier’s office. There is no charge for transcription of AP/CLEP/IBD/DSST and Military PLA credit. There is a $10 per credit hour assessment fee for departmental exams and a $100 fee for each skill assessment.
  • CE mirror classes carry the same tuition and fees as credit classes.
  • Follow submission directions printed on PLA application according to the form of credit for which you are applying.

Types of Prior Learning Assessment

PLA-Continuing Education Mirror Courses

Mirror courses are taken through the Continuing Education Department for non-academic credit only (also known as a unit). Students interested in pursuing an academic degree can petition for PLA credit which would convert the CE unit to an academic credit.

  • Students enrolling in a mirror class with known intent to request conversion to academic credit should take the class for academic credit.
  • CE mirror classes linked will carry the same tuition and fees as credit classes.
  • Students wanting academic credit for CE units should complete the PLA application available in the Admissions or College and Career Pathway Office; and submit to the CCP office for criteria approval.
  • Approved applications will be submitted to the Registrar’s office for official evaluation and transcription.
  • Academic credit will count as resident credit.
  • A grade of A, B, or C will be assigned.

PLA-Credit for Military Service

PLA credit for prior military service/training is available to eligible veterans when the following criteria are met:

  • PLA credit may be awarded when the student has successfully completed the ACC Admissions process, and has submitted all Military documentation.
  • Graduated from an accredited public or private high school or a school operated by the US Department of Defense;
  • Honorably discharged with a minimum two years of service in the armed forces or was discharged because of a disability.
  • Students wanting credit for military service should complete the PLA application available in the Admissions or College and Career Pathway office; and submit to the CCP office for criteria approval.
  • Students should submit approved applications and supporting documents to the appropriate Department Chair for review.

The college will automatically award the following upon the student’s request:

  • Two hours of physical activity credit from the DD214;
  • Academic course credit directly equivalent and applicable to the student’s major from the military transcript (AARTS, SMART, CCAF), based on ACE Guide recommendations.

Students are eligible for a minimum of 12 hours of college elective credit to satisfy elective course requirements in the student’s degree program.

PLA-National Credit by Examination

PLA credit by examination offers students an opportunity to earn credit for previous knowledge and skills made evident by passing the exam. Types of national examinations considered for credit include Advanced Placement (AP) tests, College-Level Examination Program (CLEP), Dantes (DSST) and the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program. Content of any examination must be equivalent to a course in the current course catalog of the College. Required scores for each national exam accepted are published below. After taking the selected national exam, students wanting PLA credit should:

  • Successfully complete the ACC admissions process.
  • Request the testing company to send your official AP or IBD scores to the Registrar’s Office via mail or electronically to registrarsoffice@alvincollege.edu. Note: CLEP exams are available at ACC. Students do not need to request submission of scores to Admissions if taking the exam at ACC.
  • Complete the PLA application and submit directly to the Registrar’s office for review and approval.
  • Students will be notified by the Registrar’s office once credit has been transcribed.

DSST Exams (DANTES)

Test Title Minimum Score Hours Awarded ACC Course
General Anthropology 400 3 ANTH 2346
Lifespan Developmental Psychology 400 3 PSYC 2314
Introduction to Business 400 3 BUSI 1301
Introduction to World Religions 400 3 PHIL 1304
Management Information Systems 400 3 BCIS 1305
Personal Finance 400 3 BUSI 1307
Principles of Statistics 400 3 MATH 1342

Departmental Credit by Examination

Departmental Credit by Examinations are available in certain disciplines. Students will be encouraged to take the national exam for academic courses that have been approved and are listed in the catalog. Technical programs may require additional skills assessment to demonstrate mastery of the skills being assessed. PLA credit may be awarded when the student has successfully completed a minimum of 3 hours of ACC course work AND is currently enrolled after the census date of the requesting semester.

The student must:

  • Check with the Department Chair to determine if a departmental examination is offered or visit the College & Career Pathways website for the list of exams.
  • Complete the PLA application and submit to the CCP office for criteria approval.
  • Pay the PLA exam fee ($10 per credit hour and $100 per skill assessment) prior to attempting the exam.
  • Schedule exam with the Department Chair.

A grade of A, B, or C will be awarded and posted to the student’s transcript upon successful completion of the departmental exam and approval of VPI. Courses completed by departmental examination are noted as Credit by Exam on the transcript, and will not be calculated in the ACC GPA.

Industry Certifications and Career Portfolios

Experiential learning (life experiences) will be considered for credit. Students will demonstrate knowledge and skills assessment if applicable by opting to take a national or departmental examination. Students desiring to earn PLA credit in this category should follow the steps as outlined above.

  • PLA credit may be awarded when the student has successfully completed a minimum of 3 hours of ACC course work AND is currently enrolled after the census date of the requesting semester.
  • Visit ACC Department Chair and review identified opportunities online.
  • Students presenting certificates earned on the job should:
  • Complete the PLA application and submit to the CCP office for criteria approval.
  • Pay the PLA exam and/or skill assessment fee prior to attempting the examination or having industry certificate reviewed.
  • Submit application and all supporting documents to the appropriate Department Chair for review.

Credit by Exam - Advanced Placement / CLEP

Test Title AP Min Score CLEP Min Score Credit Hrs Awarded ACC Course
Accounting, Financial   50 3 ACC 2301
American Government   50 3 GOVT 2305
American Literature   50 3 ENGL 2328
Analyzing & Interpreting Literature   50 3 ENGL 2333
Art / Art History 3   6 ARTS 1303 / 1304
Art / Studio Art: Drawing 3   6 ARTS 1316 / 1317
Art / Studio Art: 2-D Design 3   3 ARTS 1311
Art / Studio Art: 3-D Design 3   3 ARTS 1312
Biology 3   8 BIOL 1406 / 1407
Biology, General   50 4 BIOL 1406
Business Law, Introductory   50 3 BUSI 2301
Calculus   50 4 MATH 2413
Calculus AB 3   4 MATH 2413
Calculus BC 3   8 MATH 2413 / 2414
Chemistry   50 4 CHEM 1411
Chemistry 3   8 CHEM 1411 / 1412
College Algebra   50 3 MATH 1314
College Mathematics   50 3 MATH 1332
College Composition   50 3 ENGL 1301
English Literature   50 3 ENGL 2323
Environmental Science 3   4 GEOL 1405
French Lang, Level I   50 8 FREN 1411 / 1412
French Lang, Level II   59 11 FREN1411 / 1412
FREN 2311 / 2312
French Language & Culture 3   8 FREN 1411 / 1412
French Literature & Culture 3   11 FREN 1411 / 1412
FREN 2311
Government & Politics / US 3   3 GOVT 2305
History of the US I: US to 1877   50 3 HIST 1301
History of the US II: 1865 to present   50 3 HIST 1302
Human Geography 3   3 GEOG 1303
Human Growth and Development   50 3 PSYC 2314
Information Systems & Computer App   50 3 BCIS 1305
Language & Composition Test 3   6 ENGL 1301 / 1302
Literature & Composition Test 3   6 ENGL 1301 / 1302
Macroeconomics 3   3 ECON 2301
Macroeconomics, Principles   50 3 ECON 2301
Management, Principles   50 3 BMGT 1327
Marketing, Principles   50 3 MRKG 1311
Microeconomics 3   3 ECON 2302
Microeconomics, Principles   50 3 ECON 2302
Physics 1 3   4 PHYS 1401
Physics 2 3   4 PHYS 1402
Physics C Electricity / Magnetism 3   4 PHYS 2426
Physics C Mechanics 3   4 PHYS 2425
Precalculus   50 4 MATH 2412
Psychology 3 50 3 PSYC 2301
Sociology   50 3 SOCI 1301
Spanish Lang., Level I   50 8 SPAN 1411 / 1412
Spanish Lang., Level II   65 11 SPAN 1411 / 1412
SPAN 2311
Spanish Language & Culture 3   8 SPAN1411 / 1412
Spanish Literature & Culture 3   11 SPAN 1411 / 1412
SPAN 2311
Spanish with Writing, Level 1   50 6 SPAN1411 / 1412
Spanish with Writing, Level 2   65 12 SPAN 1411 / 1412
SPAN 2311 / 2312
Statistics 3   3 MATH 1342
US History 3   6 HIST 1301 / 1302
World History 3   3 HIST 2321
World History 4   6 HIST 2321 / 2322
World History, Modern 3   3 HIST 2322
  • CLEP general exams are not accepted.
  • Credit will be evaluated from an official score report sent directly to the Registrar’s Office from the testing service.
  • Credit will be based upon ACC recommended passing scores. A letter grade of S (satisfactory) will be awarded.
  • There is no charge for this service; request evaluation of scores for credit with the Registrar’s Office.

PLA Approved Opportunities

Child Development Jeanine Wilburn, Department Chair
jwilburn@alvincollege.edu
Course Credit Course Name Source
CDEC 1311 3 Educating the Young Child CDA Credential (current status)
CDEC 1313 3 Curriculum Resources for Early Childhood CDA Credential (current status)
CDEC 1318 3 Wellness of the Young Child CDA Credential (current status)
CDA-Child Development Associate
 
Communications Radio & TV Jason Nichols, Department Chair
radiotv@alvincollege.edu
Course Credit Course Name Source
RTVB 1309 3 Audio/Radio Production I Departmental Exam & Skills Assessment
RTVB 1321 3 TV/Video Field Production Departmental Exam & Skills Assessment
RTVB 2337 3 TV/Video Production Workshop I Departmental Exam & Skills Assessment
 
Criminal Justice Craig Fos, Department Chair
cfos@alvincollege.edu
Course Credit Course Name Source
CJLE 1506 5 Basic Peace Officer I TCOLE Basic Proficiency Certificate
CJLE 1512 5 Basic Peace Officer II TCOLE Basic Proficiency Certificate
CJLE 1518 5 Basic Peace Officer III TCOLE Basic Proficiency Certificate
CJSA 2364 3 Practicum TCOLE Basic Proficiency Certificate + TCOLE
Intermediate Proficiency Certificate
CJSA 2365 3 Practicum TCOLE Basic Proficiency Certificate + TCOLE
Intermediate Proficiency Certificate + TCOLE
Advanced Proficiency Certificate
CJLE 1327 3 Interviewing & Report Writing for CJ Profession TCOLE Basic Proficiency Certificate + TCOLE
Intermediate Proficiency Certificate + TCOLE
Advanced Proficiency Certificate + TCOLE
Masters Proficiency Certificate
TCOLE-Texas Commission on Law Enforcement
 
Diagnostic Cardiovascular Sonography Kathryn Trantham, Program Director
sonography@alvincollege.edu
Course Credit Course Name Source
DMSO 1210 2 Introduction to Sonography ARDMS SPI Certification
DMSO 1342 3 Intermediate Ultrasound Physics ARDMS SPI Certification
DSAE or DSVT 1360 3 Clinical-DMST Intro to Echo or Clinical-DMST Intro to Vascular ARDMS SPI Certification +
2 years work experience (resume required)
DSAE or DSVT 2361 3 Clinical-DMST Echo I or Clinical-DMST Vascular I ARDMS SPI Certification +
2 years work experience (resume required)
DSPE 1265 2 Practicum-DMST Intro to Pediatric Echo ARDMS SPI Certification +
2 years work experience (resume required)
DSPE 2261 2 Clinical-DMST Pediatric Echo I ARDMS SPI Certification +
2 years work experience (resume required)
DSAE or DSPE or DSVT 2461 4 Clinical-DMST Echo II or Clinical-DMST Pediatric Echo II or Clinical-DMST Vascular II ARDMS SPI Certification +
2 years work experience (resume required)
DSAE or DSPE or DSVT 2462 4 Clinical-DMST Echo III or Clinical-DMST Pediatric Echo III or Clinical-DMST Vascular III ARDMS SPI Certification +
2 years work experience (resume required)
DCVS-Diagnostic Cardiovascular Sonography (DCVS)
DSAE-Adult Echocardiography
DSPE-Pediatric Echocardiography
DSVT-Vascular Sonography
ARDMS-American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography certified in SPI-Sonography Principles & Instrumentation
 
Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Travis Hill, (Interim) Program Director
EMT@alvincollege.edu
PLA Requirements for Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Courses (towards Advanced EMT/Paramedic Certificate and AAS)
Course Credit Course Name Source
EMSP 1160 1 Clinical Emergency Medical Technician - Basic A. High School Diploma/GED +
B. Relevant Academic Transcripts (high school, college, military, etc.) +
C. Valid, current and active Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) Emergency Medical Technician certificate +
D. Valid Certificate of Completion from educational institute where completed EMT course +
E. Resume or curriculum vitae outlining work history w/emphasis on EMS or other health care experience +
Additional requirements available on the ACC Catalog Program page or at:
www.http://www.alvincollege.edu/emt-ems/pla.html
EMSP 1501 5 Emergency Medical Technician - Basic A. High School Diploma/GED +
B. Relevant Academic Transcripts (high school, college, military, etc.) +
C. Valid, current and active Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) Emergency Medical Technician certificate +
D. Valid Certificate of Completion from educational institute where completed EMT course +
E. Resume or curriculum vitae outlining work history w/emphasis on EMS or other health care experience +
Additional requirements available on the ACC Catalog Program page or at:
www.http://www.alvincollege.edu/emt-ems/pla.html
PLA Requirements for Advanced Emergency Medical Technician Courses (towards Paramedic Certificate and AAS)
EMSP 1166 1 Practicum I - EMT Paramedic A. High School Diploma/GED +
B. Relevant Academic Transcripts (high school, college, military, etc.) +
C. Valid, current and active Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) Emergency Medical Technician certificate +
D. Valid Certificate of Completion from educational institute where completed EMT course +
E. Resume or curriculum vitae outlining work history w/emphasis on EMS or other health care experience +
Additional requirements available on the ACC Catalog Program page or at: www.http://www.alvincollege.edu/emt-ems/pla.html
EMSP 1261 2 Clinical I - EMT Paramedic A. High School Diploma/GED +
B. Relevant Academic Transcripts (high school, college, military, etc.) +
C. Valid, current and active Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) Emergency Medical Technician certificate +
D. Valid Certificate of Completion from educational institute where completed EMT course +
E. Resume or curriculum vitae outlining work history w/emphasis on EMS or other health care experience +
F. - I. (for these requirements), visit www.http://www.alvincollege.edu/emt-ems/pla.html
EMSP 1356 3 Patient Assessment and Airway Management A. High School Diploma/GED +
B. Relevant Academic Transcripts (high school, college, military, etc.) +
C. Valid, current and active Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) Emergency Medical Technician certificate +
D. Valid Certificate of Completion from educational institute where completed EMT course +
E. Resume or curriculum vitae outlining work history w/emphasis on EMS or other health care experience +
Additional requirements available on the ACC Catalog Program page or at: www.http://www.alvincollege.edu/emt-ems/pla.html
EMSP 1355 3 Trauma Management A. High School Diploma/GED +
B. Relevant Academic Transcripts (high school, college, military, etc.) +
C. Valid, current and active Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) Emergency Medical Technician certificate +
D. Valid Certificate of Completion from educational institute where completed EMT course +
E. Resume or curriculum vitae outlining work history w/emphasis on EMS or other health care experience +
Additional requirements available on the ACC Catalog program page or at: www.http://www.alvincollege.edu/emt-ems/pla.html
EMSP 1338 3 Introduction to Advanced Practice A. High School Diploma/GED +
B. Relevant Academic Transcripts (high school, college, military, etc.) +
C. Valid, current and active Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) Emergency Medical Technician certificate +
D. Valid Certificate of Completion from educational institute where completed EMT course +
E. Resume or curriculum vitae outlining work history w/emphasis on EMS or other health care experience +
Additional requirements available on the ACC Catalog Program page or at: www.http://www.alvincollege.edu/emt-ems/pla.html
PLA Requirements for Paramedic Courses (Certificate to AAS or Other as needed case by case basis)
EMSP 2434 4 Medical Emergencies A. High School Diploma/GED +
B. Relevant Academic Transcripts (high school, college, military, etc.) +
C. Valid, current and active Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) Emergency Medical Technician certificate +
D. Valid Certificate of Completion from educational institute where completed EMT course +
E. Resume or curriculum vitae outlining work history w/emphasis on EMS or other health care experience +
Additional requirements available on the ACC Catalog Program page or at: www.http://www.alvincollege.edu/emt-ems/pla.html
EMSP 2444 4 Cardiology A. High School Diploma/GED +
B. Relevant Academic Transcripts (high school, college, military, etc.) +
C. Valid, current and active Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) Emergency Medical Technician certificate +
D. Valid Certificate of Completion from educational institute where completed EMT course +
E. Resume or curriculum vitae outlining work history w/emphasis on EMS or other health care experience +
Additional requirements available on the ACC Catalog Program page or at: www.http://www.alvincollege.edu/emt-ems/pla.html
EMSP 2206 2 Emergency Pharmacology A. High School Diploma/GED +
B. Relevant Academic Transcripts (high school, college, military, etc.) +
C. Valid, current and active Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) Emergency Medical Technician certificate +
D. Valid Certificate of Completion from educational institute where completed EMT course +
E. Resume or curriculum vitae outlining work history w/emphasis on EMS or other health care experience +
Additional requirements available on the ACC Catalog Program page or at: www.http://www.alvincollege.edu/emt-ems/pla.html
EMSP 2330 3 Special Populations A. High School Diploma/GED +
B. Relevant Academic Transcripts (high school, college, military, etc.) +
C. Valid, current and active Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) Emergency Medical Technician certificate +
D. Valid Certificate of Completion from educational institute where completed EMT course +
E. Resume or curriculum vitae outlining work history w/emphasis on EMS or other health care experience +
Additional requirements available on the ACC Catalog Program page or at: www.http://www.alvincollege.edu/emt-ems/pla.html
EMSP 2243 2 Assessment Based Management A. High School Diploma/GED +
B. Relevant Academic Transcripts (high school, college, military, etc.) +
C. Valid, current and active Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) Emergency Medical Technician certificate +
D. Valid Certificate of Completion from educational institute where completed EMT course +
E. Resume or curriculum vitae outlining work history w/emphasis on EMS or other health care experience +
Additional requirements available on the ACC Catalog Program page or at: www.http://www.alvincollege.edu/emt-ems/pla.html
EMSP 2143 1 Assessment Based Management A. High School Diploma/GED +
B. Relevant Academic Transcripts (high school, college, military, etc.) +
C. Valid, current and active Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) Emergency Medical Technician certificate +
D. Valid Certificate of Completion from educational institute where completed EMT course +
E. Resume or curriculum vitae outlining work history w/emphasis on EMS or other health care experience +
Additional requirements available on the ACC Catalog Program page or at: www.http://www.alvincollege.edu/emt-ems/pla.html
EMSP 2305 3 EMS Operations A. High School Diploma/GED +
B. Relevant Academic Transcripts (high school, college, military, etc.) +
C. Valid, current and active Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) Emergency Medical Technician certificate +
D. Valid Certificate of Completion from educational institute where completed EMT course +
E. Resume or curriculum vitae outlining work history w/emphasis on EMS or other health care experience +
Additional requirements available on the ACC Catalog Program page or at: www.http://www.alvincollege.edu/emt-ems/pla.html
EMSP 2160 1 Clinical II - EMT Paramedic A. High School Diploma/GED +
B. Relevant Academic Transcripts (high school, college, military, etc.) +
C. Valid, current and active Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) Emergency Medical Technician certificate +
D. Valid Certificate of Completion from educational institute where completed EMT course +
E. Resume or curriculum vitae outlining work history w/emphasis on EMS or other health care experience +
Additional requirements available on the ACC Catalog Program page or at: www.http://www.alvincollege.edu/emt-ems/pla.html
EMSP 2261 2 Clinical III - EMT Paramedic A. High School Diploma/GED +
B. Relevant Academic Transcripts (high school, college, military, etc.) +
C. Valid, current and active Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) Emergency Medical Technician certificate +
D. Valid Certificate of Completion from educational institute where completed EMT course +
E. Resume or curriculum vitae outlining work history w/emphasis on EMS or other health care experience +
Additional requirements available on the ACC Catalog Program page or at: www.http://www.alvincollege.edu/emt-ems/pla.html
EMSP 2166 1 Practicum I - EMT Paramedic A. High School Diploma/GED +
B. Relevant Academic Transcripts (high school, college, military, etc.) +
C. Valid, current and active Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) Emergency Medical Technician certificate +
D. Valid Certificate of Completion from educational institute where completed EMT course +
E. Resume or curriculum vitae outlining work history w/emphasis on EMS or other health care experience +
Additional requirements available on the ACC Catalog Program page or at: www.http://www.alvincollege.edu/emt-ems/pla.html
 
Neurodiagnostic Jordan Rusk, Program Director
jrusk@alvincollege.edu
First Pathway: Registered by ABRET with minimum 2 years full-time experience in Neurodiagnostic Technology.
Course Credit Course Name Source
HPRS 1304 3 Basic Health Profession Skills ABRET Certification + 2 years full-time experience (resume required) in Neurodiagnostic Technology + Departmental Exam
ENDT1310 3 Neuroanatomy & Physiology-EEG ABRET Certification + 2 years full-time experience (resume required) in Neurodiagnostic Technology + Departmental Exam
ENDT 1345 3 Applied Electronics & Instrumentation ABRET Certification + 2 years full-time experience (resume required) in Neurodiagnostic Technology + Skills Assessment
ENDT 1350 3 Electroencephalography ABRET Certification + 2 years full-time experience (resume required) in Neurodiagnostic Technology + Skills Assessment
ENDT 2320 3 END Technology I ABRET Certification + 2 years full-time experience (resume required) in Neurodiagnostic Technology
ENDT 2425 4 END Technology II ABRET Certification + 2 years full-time experience (resume required) in Neurodiagnostic Technology
ENDT 1463 4 Clinical I-END Technology ABRET Certification + 2 years full-time experience (resume required) in Neurodiagnostic Technology + Successfully passed ENDT 1350 Electroencephalography Skills Assessment
ENDT 2463 4 Clinical II-END Technology ABRET Certification + 2 years full-time experience (resume required) in Neurodiagnostic Technology + Successfully passed ENDT 1350 Electroencephalography Skills Assessment
ENDT 2661 6 Clinical III-Electroencephalography ABRET Certification +
2 years full-time experience (resume required) in Neurodiagnostic Technology + Successfully passed ENDT 1350 Electroencephalography Skills Assessment
ENDT 2215 2 Nerve Conduction Studies ABRET Certification + 2 years full-time experience (resume required) in Neurodiagnostic Technology + Skills Assessment
ENDT 2210 2 Evoked Potentials ABRET Certification with R.EP.T + 2 years full-time experience (resume required) in Neurodiagnostic Technology
ABRET-American Board of Registration of Electroencephalographic and Evoked Potential Technologists
R.EP.T-Registered Evoked Potential Technologis
t
Second Pathway: Non-registered with minimum 3 years full-time experience in Neurodiagnostic Technology.
Course Credit Course Name Source
HPRS 1304 3 Basic Health Profession Skills 3 years full-time experience (work resume) in Neurodiagnostic Technology + Departmental Exam
ENDT1310 3 Neuroanatomy & Physiology-EEG 3 years full-time experience (work resume) in Neurodiagnostic Technology + Departmental Exam
ENDT 1345 3 Applied Electronics & Instrumentation 3 years full-time experience (work resume) in Neurodiagnostic Technology + Departmental Exam + Skills Assessment
ENDT 1350 3 Electroencephalography 3 years full-time experience (work resume) in Neurodiagnostic Technology + Departmental Exam + Skills Assessment
ENDT 2320 3

END Technology I

 

3 years full-time experience (work resume) in Neurodiagnostic Technology + Departmental Exam
ENDT 2425 4 END Technology II 3 years full-time experience (work resume) in Neurodiagnostic Technology + Departmental Exam
ENDT 1463 4 Clinical I-END Technology 3 years full-time experience (work resume) in Neurodiagnostic Technology + Successfully passed ENDT 1350 Electroencephalography Skills Assessment + Departmental Exam
ENDT 2463 4 Clinical II-END Technology 3 years full-time experience (work resume) in Neurodiagnostic Technology + Successfully passed ENDT 1350 Electroencephalography Skills Assessment + Departmental Exam
ENDT 2661 6 Clinical III-Electroencephalography 3 years full-time experience (work resume) in Neurodiagnostic Technology + Successfully passed ENDT 1350 Electroencephalography Skills Assessment + Departmental Exam
 
Nursing Debbi Fontenot, DNP, RN, CPNP, CNE, Director,
Nursing Programs nursing@alvincollege.edu
Vocational Nursing Melinda Wallace, RN
Department Chair-Vocational Nursing
nursing@alvincollege.edu
Course Credit Course Name Source
Transfer applicants who, in the last 3 years, were enrolled in a professional nursing program and attempted/completed nursing course(s) with a clinical component(s), must demonstrate competency through Prior Learning Assessment. Applicants will take a written departmental examination and clinical skills competency demonstration to be awarded transfer credit. The tests will be administered once per semester and evaluated by a faculty review committee. Contact the department for test dates. Departmental Exam + Skills Assessment
 
Polysomnography Jordan Rusk, Program Director
jrusk@alvincollege.edu
Course Credit Course Name Source
HPRS 1304 3 Basic Health Profession Skills Departmental Exam + BRPT RPSGT Certification + 2 years work experience resume
PSGT 1205 2 Neurophysiology of Sleep Departmental Exam + BRPT RPSGT Certification + 2 years work experience resume
PSGT 1400 4 Polysomnography I Departmental Exam + BRPT RPSGT Certification + 2 years work experience resume
PSGT 1260 2 Clinical I-Polysomnography PSGT 1400 (Polysomnography I) + BRPT RPSGT Certification + 2 years work experience resume
PSGT 2660 6 Clinical II - Polysomnography (Fall Semester) PSGT 1400 (Polysomnography I) + BRPT RPSGT Certification + 2 years work experience resume
PSGT 2661 6 Clinical III - Polysomnography (Spring Semester) PSGT 1400 (Polysomnography I) + BRPT RPSGT Certification + 2 years work experience resume
BRPT-Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists
RPSGT-Registered Polysomnographic Technologist
Sports & Human Performance Bonny Johnson, Department Chair
bjohson@alvincollege.edu
Course Credit Course Name Source
PHED 1150 1 Individual & Dual Sports US Department of Defense DD Form 214 with honorable discharge
PHED 2150 1 Fitness & Wellness US Department of Defense DD Form 214 with honorable discharge
DD Form 214-Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty
Welding

David Mustain, Department Chair
dmustain@alvincollege.edu

Course Credit   Course Name                                Source
WLDG 1200 2 Introduction to Welding  

WLDG 1015, WLDG 1000, or NCCER Welding Level 1 and skills assessment

WLDG 1307                                  3 Introduction to Welding Using Multiple Processes

WLDG 1007, AWS Certification and skills assessment

WLDG 1313

3 Introduction to Blueprint Reading for Welders

WLDG 1013, One year documented work experience as a welder or pipefitter and skills assessment or NCCER pipefitting Level 2 Certification

WLDG 1323 3 Welding Safety, Tools, and Equipment

OSHT 1015, WLDG 1023, or NCCER Core Credentials

WLDG 1428 4 Introduction to Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW)

WLDG 1028 or AWS Certification and skills assessment

WLDG 1434 4 Introduction to Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW)

WLDG 1034 or AWS Certification and skills assessment

WLDG 1457 4 Intermediate Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW)

WLDG 1043, WLDG 1057, or AWS Certification and skills assessment