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  • 1. Advanced College Credit Manual
  • 2. As a community college, HCC does much more than confer degrees or certificates. We are also one of the nation’s most effective enablers of social mobility, creating opportunities for individuals to enter the workforce in high growth, high demand occupations in our region. We all know that earning a college credential is increasingly important for success in today’s economy. The reality is that many of our prospective students attend more than one institution before they earn a degree. Research also abounds on the fact that for every additional year that students take to complete a college degree diminishes the chance they will graduate. According to a recent study titled Reduce Time and Accelerate Success by Complete College America: “The more time it takes to graduate, the more life gets in the way — especially for students balancing school, work, and families. As months, semesters, and years go by, it becomes more likely that events and demands outside the classroom will complicate college success.” “While ensuring academic rigor, states should require colleges and universities to honor this early achievement by accepting all credits earned. For returning adult students, course credit should be given for prior work experience or competencies certified by the CLEP or other exams.” In Spring 2011, a Task Force was formed to review and assess all of the HCC Advanced College Credit processes. The Task Force was made up of Workforce, Academic and Student Services Deans and staff, Faculty, Registrar office staff, Continuing Education staff and Apprenticeship Program Director. The goals of the Task Force were to (1) assess current procedures for advanced college credit at all colleges, (2) identify areas for process improvement, (3) benchmark national best practices, (4) make recommendations to improve, standardize, streamline, and simplify the processes, and (5) insure processes meets SACS compliance criteria. I want to thank the members of the HCC Advanced College Credit Task Force, who diligently accepted the charge and work in collaboration to assess and provide recommendations for improvement to these procedures at HCC. This manual is the collection of their collaborative work. I also would like to thank the HCC Foundation and the Kresge Foundation which provided a generous grant to help cover the costs of the development of this manual, support Advanced College Credit training initiatives which will be implemented in Fall 2012, the revision of a web site, and to support HCC partnership with The Council for Adult & Experiential Learning (CAEL). Our partnership with CAEL has provided HCC access to national proven benchmarks of experiential learning assessment. We hope this manual provides the user with a clear pathway on how to advise and guide students through the process of requesting Advanced College Credit and will be used as another tool to improve student success. Sincerely, Madeline Burillo, Ed.D. Associate Vice Chancellor, Workforce Instruction and Division of Extended Learning
  • 3. Houston Community College Advanced College Credit Manual Table of Contents I. Introduction to Advanced College Credit (ACC) and Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) . . . . . 2 A. Six Alternative Pathways for Advanced College Credit (ACC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 B. Advanced College Credit Guidelines and Criteria . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 II. Six Ways HCC Students Can Earn Advanced College Credit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 A. ACE-Evaluated Military Training . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 B. Testing/Credit by Exam ( Standardized Exams and Department Final Exams) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 C. CEU/WECM to Credit (Mirror courses) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 D. ACE-Evaluated Industry Certificates and Training Programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 E. Assessment of Prior Learning via Portfolio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 F . Articulated Agreements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 III. Available For-Credit Exams Accepted by HCC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 A. CLEP – College Level Examination Program offered by The College Board . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 B. Advanced Placement (AP) Exams Available: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 C. International Baccalaureate (IB) Exams Available: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 D. SAT II Exams Available: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E. DSST (also offered through DANTES) Exam Titles: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 10 IV. Fees and Scholarship Opportunities for PLA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 V. Contact Information for College Designated ACC Advisors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 VI. Glossary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 VII. Helpful Resources and Useful Websites . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 A. Ordering Transcripts for Military Personnel: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 B. National For-Credit Standardized Examinations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 VIII Appendix . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 A. Advanced College Credit Application . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 B. Tech Prep Credit Form . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 C. Work Flow Charts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 D. Cape Center Course Assessment Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 1
  • 4. 1. Introduction to Advanced College Credit (ACC) and Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) Advanced College Credit (ACC) is a process for assessing learning gained outside a traditional academic environment. This could be learning acquired through military service, employer training programs, independent study, non-credit courses, open courseware, or volunteer or community service. Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) is a means of evaluating what a student already knows at the college-level derived from these experiences for college credit, certification, or advanced standing toward further education or training. A. Six Alternative Pathways for Advanced College Credit (ACC) Advanced College Credit (ACC) consists of several methods designed to assess college-level learning. Houston Community College (HCC) offers six alternatives for receiving Advanced College Credit. 1. ACE-Evaluated Military Training 2. Testing/Credit by Exam (nationally standardized exams and department final exam) 3. CEU/WECM to Credit (Mirror courses) 4. ACE-Evaluated Industry Certificates and Training Programs 5. Work Experience -Assessment of prior learning via portfolio 6. Articulated Agreements This manual is a resource for you to use when discussing advanced college credit with students. Students who are good candidates for ACC are: • Comfortable with their writing skills • Have significant work experience, 5 years or more • Have earned some college credit already • May have earned certifications or taken noncredit courses • Military service members and veterans As we strive to improve degree completion and to honor the college-level knowledge that students bring to us that has not been assessed for credit, it is important that we are all able to talk about HCC Advanced College Credit offerings and policies in a consistent and useful way with students. Equally important is to know that every HCC college has a trained college designated Advanced College Credit Advisor. This advisor can explain the six Advanced College Credit options and assist students in determining which option(s) are most appropriate given each student’s unique background. Each of these options is addressed in this handbook with step-by-step information you can provide to students interested in pursuing one or more of these options. Adult students who are awarded advanced college credit have higher graduation rates, show greater persistence, and need less time to earn their degree or certificate. In fact, providing our students with the opportunity to use various Advanced College Credit methods will help them to complete sooner and save money. A word of caution: Advanced College Credit is best discussed within the context of the degree plan. It is important for students to recognize that they cannot earn ACC credits for anything that could be considered duplicative on their transcripts. Advising is essential to ensuring students do not waste time and energy pursuing ACC credits that will not count toward their degree requirements. Students should also be aware of the potential consequence of the excess hour rule if they are planning to pursue a baccalaureate degree at a 4 year college. The excess hour rule could cause the student to pay much higher tuition rates. 2
  • 5. B. Advanced College Credit Guidelines and Criteria 1. Student Eligibility. To be eligible to earn ACC credit, a student must be currently enrolled and meet all Houston Community College admissions and Texas Success Initiative (TSI) requirements. They should not have previously taken or attempted the course (by title that is the same as the ACC for which they are applying). a. ACC credit is only awarded when it applies to the HCC programs of study. b. A minimum of 25% of the credits for the HCC certificate or degree must be completed at HCC. (Residency Requirement) c. Six hours of HCC credit must be successfully completed prior to posting ACC credit. Please note that credit earned by Advanced Placement (AP) exams does not count toward the six hour requirement. 2. Student Responsibilities. Please ensure the student meets with a college designated ACC Advisor for further information and to receive the appropriate form for credit by ACC. a. The student completes the Application for Advanced college Credit (see Appendix p. 17) b. Completed Application for Advanced College Credit form is submitted to HCC college designated ACC Advisor for approval and processing. c. The student pays $25 Assessment Fee. Military students do not pay a fee. There is no assessment fee charged for ACC by National Exams or Articulation Agreement. The Assessment Fee is the same for ACC credit by internal exam, ACE evaluated industry certificates, PLA by portfolio, and CEU/WECM to credit courses. Students are not charged the fee multiple times for using different methods of advanced college credit awards when applying on a single application form. d. The student submits any required official transcripts (high school, college or military) or any other official documentation (such as certificates, training transcripts) as required. e. Other academic institutions may not accept ACC credit through HCC. It is the student’s responsibility to check with the receiving institution before deciding to pursue ACC credit. 3. Administrative Responsibilities. An audit will be done to determine the student’s eligibility for ACC and how much possible advanced credit can be awarded based on the requirement that the student stays and completes the chosen program. a. After the ACC form has been approved and signed, the college designated ACC Advisor will forward them to the HCC Registrar for posting “AP” to the student’s transcript. A minimum of 25% of the credits for the HCC certificate or degree must be completed at HCC. (Residency Requirement) b. Semester credit hours (SCH) earned through ACC are designated as “AP” on the transcript and will not compute for GPA purposes. No letter grade will be awarded or recorded on the student’s transcript. c. The HCC Registrar will inform the student that ACC credit has been posted to the transcript by email notification. 3
  • 6. II. Six Ways HCC Students Can Earn Advanced College Credit A. ACE-Evaluated Military Training We are committed to ensuring our military service members and veterans receive credit for their college-level knowledge gained through their service to our country. We are proud to participate in Texas’ College Credit for Heroes. When you are talking with a military student or veteran, it is best to use this protocol: 1. Review the student’s military documents. These could be AARTS or SMART Transcripts to understand her/his training (basic plus specialty or MOS). If the student does not have paperwork with her/him, help the student find what is needed by providing the student with access to: The Army/American Council on Education Registry Transcript System (AARTS) http://aarts.army.mil/ Sailor/Marine/ACE Registry Transcript (SMART) http://smart.navy.mil/ The Community College of the Air Force (CCAF) http://www.au.af.mil/au/cf/auregistrar/registrar.asp U.S. Coast Guard Institute www.usctg.mil/hr/cgi/ (For Coast Guard Institute transcripts, obtain the form at their website (above) and Submit request via Email to: CGI-PF-ed_transcripts@uscg.mil) 2. AARTS and SMART transcripts will display the ACE-recommended credits for the service member’s training. For Air Force service members and veterans who have attended the Community College of the Air Force (CCAF), they will need to contact CCAF for their college transcripts. 3. WECM, ACE Recommendation Crosswalk - It is likely best to directly connect the soldier or veteran with the HCC District Office of Veteran Affairs via this email address: vaonline@hccs.edu for assistance. Veterans may also be referred to the College Credit for Heroes website at www.collegecreditforheroes.org to understand how the ACE credit recommendations align with the WECM database. 4. Please advise the soldier or veteran to order Official Transcripts sent directly to the HCC Centralized Registrar electronically. 5. The credits will be applied to the SLO (Student Learning Outcomes) when they align, otherwise the credit will be recognized as elective credit. 6. A Flow Chart is included in this Guide for your convenience. Note: All military students seeking advanced credit need to complete the Application for Advanced College Credit form (p. 17). The $25 fee for ACC is waived for all military students. B. Testing/Credit by Exam (Nationally Standardized Exams and Department Final Exam) HCC encourages students to use for-credit examinations to demonstrate subject matter knowledge. These exams cover a wide-range of topics and disciplines. A complete listing of exams is included in the Resources Section of this Guide. Taking exams for credit is one of the most affordable ways to accelerate degree completion. It is recommended that students who are fluent in Spanish take CLEP exams to demonstrate their knowledge. A Spanish-speaking student could earn up to fourteen credits through CLEP which will save time and money while moving that student fourteen credits closer to degree completion. 4
  • 7. The following exams may be taken for credit or transferred into HCC if the student has already taken an exam: • CLEP • AP (Advanced Placement) • IB (International Baccalaureate) Exam • SAT II • DSST and/or DANTES Exams • HCC Department Final Exam Procedures for National Exam 1. Any student interested in demonstrating his/her knowledge by passing an exam needs to be advised first if the exam (s) are applicable to the student’s degree plan. 2. The student needs to register and pay for the exam. 3. The student needs to take the exam. 4. The test scores will be sent directly to the HCC Registrar. Passing scores are accepted and posted to the student’s transcript. 5. CLEP exams can be taken at each college. For a schedule of testing dates, contact your campus counselor. Note: Application for Advanced College Credit form and $25 fee is NOT required for national exams. Procedures for Internal Exam 1. Any student interested in demonstrating her/his knowledge by passing an exam needs to be advised first if the exam(s) are applicable to the student’s degree plan. 2. Provide the student with an Application for Advanced College Credit form. 3. Students may request through the appropriate department chair, permission to take final exams for certain courses. 4. The student needs to pay a $25 fee to the Business Office at campus upon submission of the “Application for Advanced College Credit” form to the campus designated Advanced College Credit Advisor. An additional fee to take a final exam may also apply. This fee is still to be determined and will also be paid to the Business Office. 5. The student is then approved to take the exam. At this point, the student needs to register for the exam or make arrangements to take a proctored exam with the appropriate HCC Chair of the department that would recognize the credit (such as Business, English, Humanities, etc.). In cases where the exam of a course is skills based, the student coordinates a time and place with the department chair to take the exam. Students must not have previously enrolled in the course. 6. Test scores are reviewed by the Instructional Dean and/or Department Chair. Passing scores are then accepted, submitted to Registrar, and credit is posted as “AP” on the student’s transcript. Note: All students seeking advanced credit by department final or challenge exam need to complete the Application for Advanced College Credit form (p.17) and pay the $25 fee. C. CEU/WECM to Credit (Mirror courses) A Mirror Course is the articulation of a CEU or non-credit course into a for-credit course applicable toward a certificate or associate’s degree. The continuing education courses must meet the same rigor, evaluation process, and faculty guidelines as the equivalent forcredit courses. The documentation must demonstrate that individual continuing education students have met the same competencies as the successful for-credit students prior to making the decision to award credit for a course taken as continuing education. 1. To start this process, the student must see her/his college designated ACC Advisor to obtain the Application for Advanced College Credit form for CEU to Credit. At this time the advisor will review the student’s records to verify the course was taken. If a CEU 5
  • 8. to Credit articulation agreement is in effect, only students who have earned CEU’s with a grade of “P” may apply for articulated credit. Verification of available articulated courses can be done by going to the ACC website at http://www.hccs.edu/acc 2. The student completes the Application for Advanced College Credit Form (p. 17) and submits the $25 Fee. All signatures are required before the application can be processed. 3. The college designated ACC Advisor reviews the application, approves it, and signs the form. The advisor should also make a copy of the form for her/his files and submit the original signed form to the registrar 4. The Registrar will then apply the credit to the student’s transcript and notify the student of the credit award. D. ACE-Evaluated Industry Certificates and Training Programs Adult learners should be asked if they have taken any training programs that they may have been told were evaluated for college credit. This will sometimes remind students that for training they had a number of years ago, they were told it was worth college credits. If this is the case, we want to ensure this college-level learning is recognized at HCC. 1. Typically, training programs that have been evaluated by ACE are in major industry sectors such as banking, insurance, McDonald’s Hamburger University, and of course military training. 2. Another important question to ask any adult learner is “Do you have any certifications, such as IT (Information Technology) Certifications?” If so, and they are current, these may be worth college credit as well. 3. If the student knows when the training was taken and from whom, you can assist the student by looking up that training in the ACE Credit Recommendations Guide at http:// www2.acenet.edu/credit/?fuseaction=content.getEvaluatedOrganizations 4. Students who have certifications or training that they think may be worthy of college credits should be advised to order official ACE Transcripts be sent to the HCC Office of Admissions and Records. HCC Office of Student Records P Box 667517 .O. Houston, Texas 77266-7517 5. Students may order their ACE transcripts at www.acenet.edu . E. Work Experience - Assessment of Prior Learning via Portfolio Portfolio assessment is the most labor-intensive form of recognizing college-level learning. For students with significant work experience, though, it also provides the opportunity to earn significantly more credits through a process of documenting the learning. A portfolio is built by matching a college course (such as any course from the HCC Schedule of Courses or Catalog) with the adult’s knowledge and skills gained by their work or profession, through civic, community and volunteer work, or through independent self-directed study or travel. Students who have the best results portfolio assessment tend to have two or more of these attributes: • • Have taken English Composition or consider themselves good writers • Have five years or more of significant work experience (such as working in business, accounting, marketing, payroll, or health care and technology areas for example) • Have a patent or own a business • Have a hobby or interest such as art history, World War II, or reading works of literature • 6 Have taken a college course before Have the time to commit to developing a portfolio and collecting documentation 1. Students who are interested in portfolio assessment should be referred to the Council for Adult & Experiential Learning (CAEL) website: www.LearningCounts.org. The student can register for free prior learning assessment advising to determine if portfolio assessment is right for her/him.
  • 9. 2. After receiving the advising, the student will register for “Build Your Portfolio For College Credit” This workshop taken through www.LearningCounts.org is an online . course and will teach the difference between college-level learning and experience. The course also teaches the student how to build an electronic portfolio. This is a non-credit, interactive and self paced workshop. Busy students can go through the whole course in a weekend or take their time, stopping and starting as needed (the course bookmarks progress). The cost of the workshop is $129.00 and remitted to CAEL through the website. Scholarships may be available to qualified applicants. If the student passes the course, the student will have an ACE Transcript sent to the HCC Office of Admissions and Records. 3. To build the electronic portfolio at www.LearningCounts.org, the student will: a. Identify courses based upon their descriptions and syllabi that best match the student’s expertise. The student will determine if what she/he knows is the same as the learning outcomes for the course. b. Prepare a narrative (comparable to an end-of-semester term paper) that describes how the student meets the course learning objectives through his/her experience, what has been done, how the student knows what she/he knows, and how she/he links theory and application. c. The narrative is accompanied by documentation to prove that what the student says is supported by evidence. This could include letters from supervisors, videos, work product examples, certificates of completion, and more. d. The student will learn how to build the portfolio throughout the workshop 4. The completed portfolio(s) is submitted to LearningCounts.org where it is reviewed and assigned to a faculty assessor with specific subject matter expertise. Students will learn how to do this in the workshop. Assessors are faculty members at colleges and universities all over the U.S. They have been trained by CAEL to review the portfolios with consistency and academic integrity. The assessor reviews the portfolio and provides feedback. The assessor evaluates the portfolio and determines if credit is awarded. This process requires an Assessment Fee. 5. The Portfolio Assessment Fee is $250 for one to twelve (12) credit hours in a single discipline or subject paid to LearningCounts.org. Scholarships may be available to qualified applicants. Students may submit multiple portfolios for evaluation depending upon the student’s depth and breadth of experience and willingness to do the work associated with portfolio preparation. 6. The credits approved for the course or courses earned by portfolio are documented on an ACE Transcript and sent to the HCC Office of Admissions and Records. 7. Student must complete Application for Advanced College Credit form (p. 17) with all required signatures and pay $25 application fee. 8. The credits are posted to the student’s transcript. F. Articulated Agreements There are three types of articulation agreements in effect for receiving Advanced College Credit at HCC. A. CEU to SCH Programs: An internal HCC instructional department agreement to accept certain CE courses as semester credit hour (SCH) courses. As of May 15, 2012, the list of internal articulated courses follows: CE SCH HITT 1005 Medical Terminology I HITT 1305 NURA 1001 Nurse Aide for Health Care PLAB 1323 or NUPC 1320 (Additional requirements apply-must complete State Certification, have work experience, etc.) 1. The student must see his/her designated college ACC advisor to obtain the Advanced College Credit form . At this time the advisor will review the student’s record to verify that the articulation agreement applies. 7
  • 10. 2. The student completes the Application for Advanced College Credit form. All signatures are required before the application can be processed. This agreement requires the department chair and college designated ACC advisor’s signatures. 3. The college designated ACC advisor reviews, approves, and signs the form. The advisor should also make a copy for the college records and submit the original signed form to the registrar. 4. The registrar will apply the credit to the student’s transcript and notify the student of the credit award. B. HCC to COH Cape Center Articulation: An articulation agreement between the City of Houston and HCC to receive HCC credit for completing training modules from the approved course assessment guide list of Cape Center. The student must meet other requirements as stipulated in the Appendix (p. 29). 1. The student must see his/her designated college ACC advisor to obtain the Advanced College Credit form . At this time the advisor will review the student’s record and verify that the articulation agreement applies. 2. The advisor uses the Cape Center Course Assessment Guide to align articulated courses for HCC. This can be found in the Appendix section of the manual (p. 29). 3. Only the advisor’s signature is required to verify this agreement. 4. The college designated ACC advisor reviews, approves, and signs the form. The advisor should also make a copy for the college records and submit the original signed form to the registrar. 5. The registrar will apply the credit to the student’s transcript and notify the student of the credit award. C. Advanced Technical Credit/Tech Prep (ATC – formerly Statewide Articulation): A statelevel process that identifies commonly articulated secondary career and technical courses, requires enhancement of their curriculum to align with postsecondary courses, and sets common standards for the award of college credit for these courses statewide. Stateapproved professional development provides information to teachers on articulated course methodology and expectations of college Workforce Education Course Manual (WECM) courses. The statewide articulation process allows students who successfully complete these career and technical courses, graduate from any secondary school in the state, and meet the requirements outlined for ATC, to receive articulated credit from any participating public postsecondary two-year degree granting institution in the state that offers the corresponding course(s). 1. Upon completion of high school, students must follow the steps below to ensure they receive HCC Tech Prep articulated credit. Students are responsible for delivering the following items to the Workforce Program Initiatives Office: a. Copy of high school transcript b. Petition for Award of Tech Prep Credit form (see Appendix p. 19), filled in and signed by all appropriate persons. 2. Students can mail, fax, or email documents to: Workforce Program Initiatives Office MC 1108 P Box 6678517 .O. Houston, texas 77266-7517 Fax: 713-718-5018 Email: freddie.wade@hccs.edu 3. After forms are submitted, the Workforce Program Initiatives Office will contact the appropriate department head and registrar to facilitate awarding the appropriate college credit. 4. Students must successfully complete 9 to 12 semester credit hours (nondevelopmental) at HCC to receive full articulated credit. Note: No fee applies for articulated agreements. 8
  • 11. III Available for Credit Exams Accepted by HCC A. CLEP - College Level Examination Program offered by The College Board History and Social Science 1. American Government 2. History of the United States 1: Early Colonization to 1877 3. History of the United States II: 1865 to the Present 4. Human Growth and Development 5. Introduction to Educational Psychology 6. Introductory Sociology 7. Principles of Macroeconomics 8. Principles of Microeconomics 9. Social Sciences and History 10. Western Civilization I: Ancient Near East to 1648 11. Western Civilization II: 1648 to the Present Composition & Literature 1. American Literature 2. Analyzing and Interpreting Literature 3. College Composition 4. College Composition Modular 5. English Literature 6. Humanities Science & Mathematics 1. Biology 2. Calculus 3. Chemistry 4. College Algebra 5. College Mathematics 6. Natural Sciences 7. Pre-calculus Business 1. Financial Accounting 2. Information Systems and Computer Applications 3. Introductory Business Law 4. Principles of Management 5. Principles of Marketing World Languages 1. French Language 2. German Language 3. Spanish Language 9
  • 12. B. Advanced Placement (AP) Exams Available: Art History Biology Calculus AB Calculus BC Chemistry Chinese Language and Culture Computer Science A English Language and Composition English Literature and Composition Environmental Science European History French Language and Culture German Language and Culture Government and Politics: Comparative Government and Politics: United States Human Geography Italian Language and Culture Japanese Language and Culture Latin: Vergil Macroeconomics Microeconomics Music Theory Physics B Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism Physics C: Mechanics Psychology Spanish Language Spanish Literature Statistics Studio Art: 2-D Design Studio Art 3-D Design Studio Art Drawing United States History World History C. International Baccalaureate (IB) Exams Available: English Philosophy Psychology World Religions Text and Performance Mathematics ITGS Geography Music German French Spanish Chemistry Design Technology Physics Sports, Exercise, and Health Science Economics Classical Languages History Computer Science Business and Management Biology Environmental Systems and Societies Social and Cultural Anthropology English Literature U.S. History World History Biology E/M Chemistry Physics Mathematics Level 1 Mathematics Level 2 French German Italian Latin Modern Hebrew Spanish Chinese with Listening French with Listening German with Listening Japanese with Listening Korean with Listening Spanish with Listening D. SAT II Exams Available: 10
  • 13. E. DSST (also offered through DANTES) Exam Titles: A History of the Vietnam War An Introduction to the Modern Middle East Art of the Western World Astronomy Business Ethics and Society Business Law II Business Mathematics Criminal Justice Environment and Humanity: the Race to Save the Planet Ethics in America Foundations of Education Fundamentals of College Algebra Fundamentals of Counseling General Anthropology Here’s to Your Health Human Resource Management Human/Cultural Geography Introduction to Business Introduction to Computing Introduction to Law Enforcement Introduction to World Religions Lifespan Development Psychology Management Information Systems Money and Banking Organizational Behavior Personal Finance Physical Geology Principles of Finance Principles of Financial Accounting Principles of Physical Science I Principles of Public Speaking Principles of Statistics Principles of Supervision Rise and Fall of the Soviet Union Substance Abuse Technical Writing The Civil War and Reconstruction Western Europe Since 1945 F. HCC Final Exams Check with the Discipline Department Chair at your college campus. 11
  • 14. IV. Fees and Scholarship Opportunities for PLA HCC seeks to provide access to advanced college credit and PLA credit opportunities for all students. In doing so, fees are kept as low as possible. Every student who applies for advanced college credit must work with an advisor to complete the appropriate Application for Advanced College Credit Form and submit a $25 fee. Students submitting multiple options on one application (due to multiple sources of credit) only need to pay one $25 fee. The $25 fee is waived for military students (who need to seek the military waiver code from their HCC Office of Veterans Affairs. There is no fee for national exams or articulated agreements. HCC ACC Application $25.00 Build Your Portfolio For College Credit $129.00 (paid to www.LearningCounts.org) This is a non-credit, interactive and self paced workshop. Portfolio Evaluation $250.00 (paid to www.LearningCounts.org) This fee is only paid upon submission of the portfolio for review to determine if college credits can be awarded for the college-level learning acquired outside of the traditional college setting, such as learning gained at work. Internal Final Exams Fees to be determined External Standardized Exam Check specific exam website ACE Transcript Fees Check ACE website Walmart Scholarship Stipends are available to all qualified HCC students who do portfolio assessment through www.LearningCounts.org. Students interested in these scholarships are asked to alert their www.LearningCounts.org advisor via email to kirish@cael.org. These scholarships will cover the cost of the workshop plus one assessment. Students are encouraged to request assistance as soon as possible. Scholarships are limited and available on a first-come/first-served basis. V. Contact Information for College Designated ACC Advisors A. Central 713.718.6120 B. Coleman 713.718.7400 C. Northeast 713.718.8139 D. Northwest 713.718.5669 E. Southeast 713.718.7215 F Southwest 713.718.7889 . 12
  • 15. VI. Glossary AA Associate of Arts Degree AS Associate of Science Degree AAS Associate of Applied Science AAT Associate of Arts in Teaching Degree ACE (American Council on Education) ACE provides many services including the opportunity for earning academic credit through military service, workplace training, and other education acquired outside the traditional classroom. ACC Advanced College Credit - Used to describe HCC’s processes for recognizing learning that occurs outside the traditional college classroom. Methods include for-credit exams, portfolio assessment, military or workplace training that has been evaluated by ACE for college credit, final exams offered by HCC, mirror courses, and articulated agreements.. ATC Advanced Technical Credit / Tech Prep (ATC-formerly statewide articulation) A state- level process that identifies commonly articulated secondary career and technical courses, requires enhancement of their curriculum to align with postsecondary courses, and sets common standards for the award of college credit for these courses statewide. State-approved professional development provides information to teachers on articulated course methodology and expectations of college Workforce Education Course Manual (WECM) courses. The statewide articulation process allows students who successfully complete these career and technical courses, graduate from any secondary school in the state, and meet the requirements outlined for ATC, to receive articulated credit from any participating public postsecondary two-year degree granting institution in the state that offers the corresponding course(s). Alternative Teacher Certificate A program in which individuals who hold a baccalaureate degree can obtain teacher certification. Articulation How credit hours or specific learning (in courses or modules or certificates or associate degrees) fit into a learning program. An articulation “maps out” how credits transfer into a baccalaureate program from an associate degree; how non-credit learning or military learning fits into the learning program and is the equivalent of the traditional course learning outcomes and requirements. CAEL The Council for Adult & Experiential Learning is the national expert on prior learning assessment and documenting learning that occurs outside of the traditional college setting for recognition by colleges. It is an advocate for adults, linking learning and work. See www.cael. org. CAEL also is providing the portfolio assessment services for HCC students at www.LearningCounts.org . CCH College Credit for Heroes is Texas’ program for ensuring all military veterans and service members receive college credit for the collegelevel knowledge they have gained through their military training and experience. CEU Articulation Articulation of a continuing education course into a credit certificate or associates degree. The course must be pre-approved for articulation prior to student participation and must meet all credit course competencies and evaluative measures. 13
  • 16. Certificate Level I Certificate Level II A level two certificate must consist of 43 plus semester hours Concurrent Course A course offered as both credit and non-credit following THECB and WECM guidelines. The classroom experience follows the same rigor and completion expectations for both the credit and/or continuing education enrollee. Credit by Exam When a student passes a for-credit examination, the student earns credit hours toward the equivalent course. CLEP DSST, and AP are , all for-credit examinations. For example if a student passes the CLEP Western Civilization I Exam, the student would be able to have the exam put on her/his transcript as equivalent to passing Western Civilization I. (However, the student would need to follow the procedures outlined in this manual to do so.) Dual Credit When a student simultaneously completes a high school and college course for credit at both levels. The course can be taught at the high school or post-secondary location. Students receive both high school and post-secondary credit upon satisfactory completion of a dual credit course. HCC Houston Community College System that includes the following colleges: Central, Coleman, Northeast, Northwest, Southeast, Southwest. High School Articulation Agreement The official document prepared by HCC and each participating independent school district (ISD) specifying the competencies (courses) that are transferrable and equivalent to the requirements at the community college. Both students and HCC staff will know exactly how the credits count toward the associate degree or credential. LearningCounts.org LearningCounts.org is a prior learning assessment service provided by CAEL for adult students. This service provides free advising regarding how the adult might have gained college-level learning outside of college via work/life experience, volunteer service, military training and more. Students are advised whether for-credit exams should be taken or if they can go the portfolio assessment route. Should they choose portfolio assessment, they will register for the “Build Your Portfolio For College Credit” – an online non-credit, interactive and self paced workshop – on how to recognize college-level learning, equate it to the appropriate course, prepare a portfolio that documents that learning and provides evidence of that learning. If the student submits a portfolio for assessment, she/he can earn 1-12 credit hours in a single subject/discipline area or more if multiple portfolios are evaluated and deemed worthy of credits. These credits are put on an ACE Transcript and sent to the HCC Registrar. More information is available at www. LearningCounts.org. Marketable Skills Achievement Awards A workforce continuing education program that meets the minimum standard for program length specified in the federal Workforce Investment Act (WIA). Some programs are available for financial aid. Mirror Course 14 A level one certificate can be completed by a student in one calendar year or less. It must consist of at least 15 and no more than 42 semester credit hours. Students in level one certificate programs are not required to take a test for purposes of the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) as long as they take no more than 6 SCH outside the curriculum for the certificate program. (See concurrent course)
  • 17. PLA (Prior Learning Assessment) The processes which enable learners to receive college credit for college-level knowledge that is gained in non-collegiate settings. Evaluation methods include for-credit exams, portfolio assessment, military or workplace training that has been evaluated by ACE for college credit, final exams offered by HCC, mirror courses, and articulated agreements. Portfolio Assessment See LearningCounts.org. Semester Credit Hour (SCH) Academic credit is expressed in semester credit hours (SCH). One class lecture hour per week earns one SCH. A class meeting three hours a week has 3 SCH. Texas Success Initiative (TSI) A statewide instructional program required by Texas law to insure that students enrolled in Texas public colleges and universities have the basic academic skills (reading, writing and mathematics) to be considered “college ready” . THECB Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board WECM - Workforce Education Course Manual A web based inventory of current workforce education courses available for use by Texas public two-year colleges. The courses are grouped by subject according to the Classification of Instructional Program (CIP) code published by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) VII. Helpful Resources and Useful Websites A. American Council on Education (ACE): http://www.acenet.edu/ The ACE Credit Recommendation Service provides transcripts for all of its evaluated training programs. Students can request these transcripts at the website and have them sent directly to HCC. ACE is the evaluating agency for all military training and education programs that have college credit recommendations attached to them. To find the Guide to ACE Credit Recommendations that lists the organizations who have had their training programs evaluated for college credit, go to http://www2.acenet.edu/credit/?fuseaction=content. getEvaluatedOrganizations To order ACE transcripts, students should be directed to: • Transcript: Request a Transcript • Transcript: Join ACE CREDIT Transcript Service • CEU Sample Transcript • College Credit Sample Transcript B. Ordering Transcripts for Military Personnel: The Army/American Council on Education Registry Transcript System (AARTS) http://aarts.army.mil/ Sailor/Marine/ACE Registry Transcript (SMART) http://smart.navy.mil The Community College of the Air Force (CCAF) Coast Guard Institute HCC Veterans Affairs http://www.hccs.edu/hccs/future-students/veterans College Credit for Heroes (CCH) http://www.collegecreditforheroes.org A Resource for Understanding Military Credit Recommendations A Transfer Guide: Understanding Your Military Credit Recommendations 15
  • 18. National For-Credit Standardized Examinations • DANTES (DSSTs) Exams DSST Examinations http://www.dantes.doded.mil/DANTES_Homepage.html CLEP Examinations http://clep.collegeboard.org/ • CLEP Exams • IB International Baccalaureate Program http://www.ibo.org/ • SAT II • AP (Advanced Placement Exams) • Portfolio Assessment of Prior Learning www.LearningCounts.org http://www.collegeboard.com/testing/ http://apcentral.collegeboard.com/ VIII Appendix A. Advanced College Credit Application insert and add page numbers for each B. Tech Prep Credit Form C. Work Flow Charts D. Cape Center Course Assessment Guide 16
  • 19. Application for Advanced College Credit College of origination (please check one) ❑ HCC Central ❑ HCC Northeast ❑ HCC Southeast ❑ HCC Coleman ❑ HCC Northwest ❑ HCC Southwest (Please Print) Last Name:___________________________________________ First_______________________________________ MI__________ Student ID #:__________________________________________ Phone:__________________________________________________ Street Address_________________________________ City_________________________State___________ Zip_______________ Student’s Signature___________________________________ Email Address__________________________________________ Application Date______________________________________ Credit by Continuing Education for CEU to CREDIT Articulation Signatures below indicate that the following items have been verified: ❑ TSI Complete ❑ Student has successfully completed six non-developmental credit hours at HCC. ❑ All credit course prerequisites were met at the time the CE course was taken. ❑ Student successfully completed CEU course: Course Prefix Course Number Date of completion _________________ Student is seeking credit for: Business office application fee paid ❑ Yes ❑ No ____________________ _________________ __________________ __________________ ____________________ _________________ __________________ _________________ __________________ Date_____________________ Print/Signature of SCE Director_______________________________________/_______________________Date_______________ Print/Signature of Department Chair__________________________________/_______________________ Date_______________ OR Instructional Dean_____________________________________________/_______________________Date_______________ Print/Signature of College designated ACC Advisor____________________/_______________________ Date_______________ Print/Signature of Registrar__________________________________________/_______________________ Date_______________ Credit by Work Experience (Learningcounts.org- Portfolio) Signatures below indicate that the following items have been verified: ❑ TSI Complete ❑ Student has not attempted course for which he/she is pursuing credit. ❑ Student has successfully completed six non-developmental credit hours at HCC Credit by Portfolio / Prior Knowledge Skills: Credit by using Learning Counts to develop a portfolio that will demonstrate prior knowledge and skills which equate to Student Learning Outcomes (SLO) for the course. CAEL recommendation for college credit. Signature below indicates verification that credentials/evidence presented meet criteria for award of credit for the following HCC course(s). Attach verification of successful portfolio completion from CAEL/Learning Counts. Course Prefix Course Number Date of completion _________________ __________________ ____________________ _________________ __________________ ____________________ Business office application fee paid ❑ Yes ❑ No Date_____________________ Print/Signature of Department Chair__________________________________/_______________________ Date_______________ OR Instructional Dean_____________________________________________/_______________________Date_______________ Print/Signature of College designated ACC Advisor____________________/_______________________ Date_______________ Print/Signature of Registrar__________________________________________/_______________________ Date_______________ Note to student: Credit will not be applied to degree plan until 25% of program requirements are completed. Revised: 02/2013 17
  • 20. Credit by Internal or Final Exam Signatures below indicate that the following items have been verified: ❑ TSI Complete ❑ Student has not attempted course for which he/she is pursuing credit. ❑ Student has successfully completed six non-developmental credit hours at HCC Credit by Internal or Final Exam Approval ( Credit through exam created by HCC department faculty.) _______________ Course Prefix _____________________ ______________ Course Number Score ___________________________________________ Signature of Faculty Designee Is test score passing? ❑ Yes ❑ No Business office application fee paid ❑ Yes ❑ No Date_____________________ Print/Signature of Department Chair__________________________________/_______________________ Date_______________ OR of Instructional Dean___________________________________________/_______________________Date_______________ Print/Signature of College designated ACC Advisor____________________/_______________________ Date_______________ Print/Signature of Registrar__________________________________________/_______________________ Date_______________ Credit by Articulation Agreement – No Fee Required Signatures below indicate that the following items have been verified: ❑ TSI Complete ❑ Student has not attempted course for which he/she is pursuing credit. ❑ Student has successfully completed six non-developmental credit hours at HCC Print/Signature of Department Chair__________________________________/_______________________ Date_______________ Print/Signature of College designated ACC Advisor____________________/_______________________ Date_______________ Print/Signature of Registrar__________________________________________/_______________________ Date_______________ Credit by ACE or Military Signatures below indicate that the following items have been verified: ❑ TSI Complete ❑ Student has not attempted course for which he/she is pursuing credit. ❑ Student has successfully completed six non-developmental credit hours at HCC 1. Credit by ACE Workplace Education/Training/Industry Certifications (Credit for workplace education or training programs through American Council on Education College Credit Recommendation Service.) Student is seeking credit for:: Course Prefix _________________ Course Number __________________ 2. Credit by ACE Military Training /Experience (Credit for military training/experience through American Council on Education. Attach copies of AARTS, SMART, transcript.) Student is seeking credit for:: Course Prefix Course Number _________________ __________________ _________________ __________________ 3. Credit by CCH (Credit by using College Credit for Heroes crosswalk of military training and experience to WECM courses to identify matches. Attach AARTS,SMART transcript with CCH crosswalk information.) Military Training____________________________ Student is seeking credit for:: Course Prefix Course Number _________________ __________________ _________________ __________________ Business office application fee paid ❑ Yes ❑ No Date_____________________ Print/Signature of Department Chair__________________________________/_______________________ Date_______________ OR Instructional Dean_____________________________________________/_______________________Date_______________ Print/Signature of College designated ACC Advisor____________________/_______________________ Date_______________ Print/Signature of Registrar__________________________________________/_______________________ Date_______________ Note to student: Credit will not be applied to degree plan until 25% of program requirements are completed.
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  • 31. Attachment B E. B. Cape Center A Corporate University City of Houston Houston, Texas Course Assessment Guide 3/1/2009 HCC Policies & Procedures relative to this process. To receive HCC credit for training modules from the approved Course Assessment Guide list, the student must: 1. Have a current Houston Community College semester credit application on file, 2. Meet with a HCC counselor to complete a HCC degree plan and to complete the Advanced Standing Credit application form, 3. Submit copies of all Cape Center training certificates grouped according to HCC semester credit recommendations listed below. Credit will not be given unless all required training modules in a grouping are completed. 4. The advanced standing credit evaluation fee will be waived if training has been completed from the approved CAG list. 5. If an individual portfolio evaluation is requested of training outside of the approved CAG list, HCC will assess a $25 advanced standing credit evaluation fee. 6. Submit HCC degree plan, advanced standing credit application, copies of all properly grouped training certificates, and copy of evaluation fee receipt (if relevant) to HCC Transfer Office for processing. Length Catalog Year IACET CEU’s HCC Semester Credits Recommended Core Competency – Technology Technology Skills Development Program Microsoft Applications INF1432 MS Access 2000 – Level 1 1 session / 7 hours 2006 0.7 INF1433 MS Access 2000 – Level 2 1 session / 7 hours 2006 0.7 INF1436 MS Access 2000 – Level 3 1 session / 7 hours 2006 0.7 INF1437 MS Access 2000 – Macros 1 session / 7 hours 2006 0.7 INF1442 MS Access 2003 – Level 1 1 session / 7 hours 2008-09 0.7 INF1443 MS Access 2003 – Level 2 1 session / 7 hours 2008-09 0.7 INF1446 MS Access 2003 – Level 3 1 session / 7 hours 2008-09 0.7 INF1325 MS Excel 2000 - Level 1 1 session / 7 hours 2006 0.7 INF1326 MS Excel 2000 - Level 2 1 session / 7 hours 2006 0.7 INF1328 MS Excel 2000 – Level 3 1 session / 7 hours 2006 0.7 INF1323 MS Excel Formulas 1 session / 3 hours 2006 0.7 INF1327 MS Excel Tips & Tricks 1 session / 3 hours 2006 0.3 INF1335 MS Excel 2003 – Level 1 1 session / 7 hours 2008-09 0.7 INF1336 MS Excel 2003 – Level 2 1 session / 7 hours 2008-09 0.7 INF1338 MS Excel 2003 – Level 3 1 session / 7 hours 2008-09 0.7 INF1801 MS Outlook 2000 – Level 1 1 session / 7 hours 2006 0.7 INF1811 MS Outlook 2003 – Level 1 1 session / 7 hours 2008-09 0.7 INF1802 MS Outlook 2003 – Level 2 1 session / 7 hours 2008-09 0.7 INF1522 MS PowerPoint 2000 – Level 1 1 session / 7 hours 2006 0.7 INF1523 MS PowerPoint 2000 – Level 2 1 session / 7 hours 2006 0.7 INF1526 MS PowerPoint 2000 – Level 3 1 session / 7 hours 2006 0.7 INF1524 MS PowerPoint Tips & Tricks 1 session / 3 hours 2006 0.3 INF1532 MS PowerPoint 2003 – Level 1 1 session / 7 hours 2008-09 0.7 See note below Microsoft Applications training for HCC credit options. 29
  • 32. Length Catalog Year IACET CEU’s INF1533 MS PowerPoint 2003 – Level 2 1 session / 7 hours 2008-09 0.7 INF1536 MS PowerPoint 2003 – Level 3 1 session / 7 hours 2008-09 0.7 INF1710 MS Project 2000 – Level 1 1 session / 7 hours 2008-09 0.7 INF1720 MS Project 2000 – Level 2 1 session / 7 hours 2008-09 0.7 INF1730 MS Project 2000 – Level 3 1 session / 7 hours 2008-09 0.7 INF1126 MS Windows 2000 1 session / 3 hours 2006 0.3 INF1227 MS Word 2000 – Level 1 1 session / 7 hours 2006 0.7 INF1228 MS Word 2000 – Level 2 1 session / 7 hours 2006 0.7 INF1229 MS Word 2000 – Level 3 1 session / 7 hours 2006 0.7 INF1234 MS Word Templates & Online Forms 1 session / 3 hours 2006 HCC Semester Credits Recommended 0.3 INF1237 MS Word 2003 – Level 1 1 session / 7 hours 2008-09 0.7 INF1238 MS Word 2003 – Level 2 1 session / 7 hours 2008-09 0.7 INF1239 MS Word 2003 – Level 3 1 session / 7 hours 2008-09 0.7 Microsoft Applications training is applicable to HCC Business Technology program as follows: 1) Completion of 8 beginning modules from the list above (with at least one module completed from MS Access, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, and MS Word) will result in college level credit for POFI 1301 Computer Applications I. 2) Completion of 8 additional advanced modules from the list above chosen from MS Access, MS Excel, MS Outlook, MS PowerPoint, MS Project, and MS Word will result in college level credit for POFI 1341 Computer Applications II or BCIS 1305 Business Computer Applications. PC Enhancement Skills INF1131 8 two-hour sessions, twice per week, 16 hours 2006 INF1901 Crystal Reports 1 1 session / 7 hours 2006 INF1122 Introduction to MS Office 1 session / 7 hours 2006 INF1121 PC Literacy 1 session / 7 hours 2006 INF9006 30 Basic Keyboarding Performance Impact System (Web Application) 1 session / 3 hours 2006 0.0 See note below PC Enhancement Skills training for HCC credit options.
  • 33. PC Enhancement Skills training is applicable to HCC Business Technology program as follows: Completion of all five modules from the list above will result in college level credit for POFT 1329 Keyboarding and Document Formatting. 2 MS Word modules may substitute for any of the last four modules listed above (i.e. INF 1131 is required to receive POFT 1329 credit). Core Competency – Technical Technical Skills Development Program PWE Technical Skills Certifications / Licenses TEC3093 Construction Inspector Training& Project Management Basics 12 sessions / weeks, 2 hours / week, 24 hours total. 2006 Completion of TEC 3093 will result in college level credit for CNBT 1201 Introduction to the Construction Industry in the HCC Construction Technology program. Varies Professional Development Hours (PDH) for Professional Engineers. Offered to all COH PE’s. (Texas Mandatory Licensing) Varies: 2-8 hours each 2006 CEU’s granted on a per offering basis TBA TEC4000 Basic Water Works Operations 3 sessions, 20 hours 2006 0.0 TEC4001 Water Distribution 3 sessions, 20 hours 2006 0.0 TEC4002 Valve and Hydrant Maintenance 3 sessions, 20 hours 2006 0.0 TEC4003 Water Utilities Calculations 3 sessions, 20 hours 2006 0.0 TEC4004 Water Utilities Safety 3 sessions, 20 hours 2006 0.0 TEC4005 Pump and Motor Operations Maintenance 3 sessions, 20 hours 2006 0.0 TEC4006 Basic Wastewater Operations 3 sessions, 20 hours 2006 0.0 TEC4007 Wastewater Collections 3 sessions, 20 hours 2006 0.0 TEC4008 Water Laboratory 3 sessions, 20 hours 2006 0.0 TEC4009 Utilities Management 3 sessions, 20 hours 2006 0.0 TEC4010 TCEQ Review 3 sessions, 12 hours 2006 0.0 Completion of at least 8 out of the 10 modules from TEC 4000 - 4010 will result in college level credit for EPCT 1427 Water Treatment and Operations in the HCC Municipal and Industrial Water Treatment Operations Certificate. 31
  • 34. Core Competency – Safety Safety Skills Development Program Central Safety – All Employees SAF2005-HR Defensive Driving Course (DDC) (Not taught at the Cape Center) 1 session / 6 hours 2006 0.6 Not applicable for HCC credit. SAF6006-HR Ergonomics (ARC) (Not taught at the Cape Center) 1 session / 1 hour 2006 0.0 Completion of at least one First Aid/ CPR module and completion of 40 additional hours of SAF training modules will result in college level credit for PHED 1306 First Aid. (Note: Defensive Driving course is excluded.) SAF1024-HR Protect Your Back (ARC) 1 session / 2 hours 2006 0.0 SAF1015-HR Slip, Trips & Falls (ARC) (Not taught at the Cape Center) 1 session / 1 hour 2006 0.0 Standard First Aid, 1 session / 8 hours CPR, and AED (ARC) (MANDATORY for designated positions) (Not taught at the Cape Center) 2006 0.8 SAF1056-HR PWE Safety – All Employees SAF2001 CDL Preparatory Course 1 session / 7 hours 2006 0.0 SAF3021 Chain Saw Safety 1 session / 3 hours 2006 0.0 SAF1002 CPR / Medic First Aid 1 session / 7 hours /AED (MANDATORY for designated people) 2006 0.7 SAF2005 Defensive Driving Course (DDC) State and Mayor mandated. 1 session / 6 hours 2006 0.6 Not applicable for HCC credit. SAF2006 Defensive Driving Course 1 session / 4 hours 2010 0.4 Not applicable for HCC credit. SAF3035 Hazard Communication Compliance 1 session / 2 hours 2006 0.0 SAF3055 Hazardous Waste 1 session / 8 hours Emergency Response Overview Level 1 2006 0.0 SAF3013 Safety Overview of 1 session / 4 hours Confined Space Entry 2006 0.0 2006 0.0 SAF3065 32 Work Zone & Flagging Safety 1 session / 5 hours
  • 35. PWE Safety – Supervisors and Managers SAF7002 OSM - Effective Acci- 1 session / 5 hours dent Investigation 2006 0.5 SAF7001 OSM - Effective Safe- 1 session / 5 hours ty and Health Management (APP) 2006 0.5 SAF7003 OSM - Five Step 1 session / 5 hours Process of Job Safety / Hazard Analysis 2006 0.5 SAF7004 OSM - Hazard Identi- 1 session / 5 hours fication and Control 2006 0.5 SAF7005 OSM - Safety and the 1 session / 8 hours Supervisor (MANDATORY) 2006 0.8 2006 0.5 SAF7011 OSM - Safety Committee Operations 1 session / 5 hours Core Competency – Business Skills Business Skills Development Program Management Fundamental Skills BMS5910 Performance Management 7 hours 2008 0.7 Completion of at least 7 out of the 9 modules from BMS 5910-5960 and BMS 5220-5290 will result in college level credit for BMGT 1301. Supervision in any HCC Business program. BMS5920 Coaching Modeling and Mentoring 7 hours 2008 0.7 BMS5960 Supervising Difficult Employees 8 hours 2008 0.8 BMS5220 Conflict Resolution 7 hours 2009-10 0.7 BMS5240 Building and Leading Teams 8hours 2009-10 0.8 BMS5250 Staffing the Best 7 hours 2009-10 0.8 BMS5260 Getting Started: Planning & Organizing for Resulting 7 hours 2009-10 0.7 BMS5280 Fundamentals of Supervision 8hours 2010 0.8 BMS5290 Employee Development 8 hours 2010 0.8 BMS9110HR Interviewing, Hiring and Promotions 4 hours 2007 0.4 Completion of all 8 modules from BMS 9110-9170-HR will result in college level credit for HRPO 2371 Recruiting, Interviewing and Placement of Human Resources in any HCC Business program. 33
  • 36. BMS9100HR HR Policy Classes for Managers Program 7 hours 2007 0.7 BMS9120HR Employee Relations and the Discipline Process 7 hours 2007 0.7 BMS9130HR Compensation, Time and Attendance 4 hours 2007 0.4 BMS9140HR Worker’s Compensation and Safety 4 hours 2007 0.4 BMS9150HR Workplace Violence 4 hours 2007 0.4 BMS9160HR Equal Opportunity and the FMLA Program 7 hours 2007 0.7 BMS9170HR The Employee Assistance Program (ERP) 2 hours 2007 0.0 BMS5500 Frontline Leadership (LIP) (Session x of 11) (Equivalent to Frontline Leadership (PWE Only) 13 courses / 77hours 2008-09 7.7 Completion of this module will result in college level credit for BMGT 1327 & BMGT 1301. BMS5510 Middle Manager Leadership (LIP)(Session x of 11) (Equivalent to Middle Manager Leadership ) PWE Only) 13 courses / 77 hours 2008-09 7.7 Completion of this module will result incollege level credit for HRPO 1311 & 2307. BMS5520 Executive Level Leadership (LIP)( Session x of 11) (Equivalent to Executive Level (PWE Only)) 13 courses / 77 hours 2008-09 7.7 Completion of thismodule will result in college level credit for HRPO 2301 & 1305. Management Fundamental Skills training is applicable to HCC Business Administration program as follows: 1) Completion of BMS 5500 will result in college level credit for BMGT 1327 Principles of Management. 2) Completion of BMS 5500 & 5510 will result in college level credit for BMGT 1301 Supervision and BMGT 1327 Principles of Management. 3) Completion of BMS 5500, 5510, & 5520 will result in college level credit for BMGT 1301 Supervision, BMGT 1327 Principles of Management, and HRPO 1311 Human Relations. BMS5158 15 Sessions / 105 hours. 2006 10.5 BMS5164 CAPS II 4 Sessions / 28 hours. 2006 2.8 BMS5170 City Accreditation Program (CAPS) 18 Sessions / 126 hours. 2008-09 12.6 BMS5600 Boot Camp for Supervisors 5 session / 8 hours 2009 4.0 BMS5610 Boot Camp for Managers 5 session / 8 hours 2009 4.0 BMS5800 34 CAPS I City Accreditation Middle Managers Program (CAMMP) 15 Sessions / 105 hours 2008-09 10.5 See note below Management Fundamental Skills training for HCC credit options.
  • 37. Management Fundamental Skills training is applicable to HCC Business Administration program as follows: 1) Completion of CAPS I (or CAMMP) will result in college level credit for BMGT 1327 Principles of Management. 2) Completion of CAPS I & II (or CAPS) will result in college level credit for BMGT 1301 Supervision and BMGT 1327 Principles of Management. 3) Completion of CAPS I & II (or CAPS) and Performance Management System will result in college level credit for BMGT 1301 Supervision, BMGT 1327 Principles of Management, and HRPO 1311 Human Relations. Administrative Skills BMS7817 Administrative Skills Certificate Program 15 sessions / 111 hours 2008-09 11.1 Completion of this module will result in college level credit for POFT 1319 & 2331. Completion of at least 9 of 11 modules will result in college level credit for HRPO 2307 Organizational Behavior in any HCC business program. Supervisory and Management Enhancement Skills BMS4100 Managing Change 1 session / 4 hours 2006 0.4 BMS5115 Organizing Your Time and Work 1 session / 7 hours 2006 0.7 LAW1210 P-Card Approving Managers Training 1 session / 1 ½ hours 2006 0.0 BMS5720 Building A Collaborative Workplace (Management) 3 session / 8hours 2008 2.4 BMS4101 Superior Performance Program I (PWE Only) 1 session / 7 hours 2006 0.0 BMS4109 Superior Performance Program II (PWE Only) 2 sessions / 14 hours 2006 0.0 BMS4099 Teambuilding 1 session / 4 hours 2006 0.4 BMS4016 Teamwork 1 session / 4 hours 2006 0.4 BMS3060 Project Management Overview 1 session / 7 hours 2008 0.7 BMS4015 Problem solving and Decision Making 1 session / 7 hours 2008 0.7 BMS4200 The Do’s and Don’ts of Delegation 1 session / 7 hours 2008-09 0.7 35
  • 38. BMS4115 1 session / 7 hours 2008 0.7 BMS4118 Continuous Quality Improvement 1 session / 7 hours 2008 0.7 BMS5950 Positive Discipline Program 1 session / 7 hours 2008 0.7 BMS5087 Win-Win Negotiations for Senior Executives 2 sessions / 7 hours 2007 1.4 BMS5085 Managing Complex, High-Risk Procurements 1 session / 7 hours 2006 0.7 BMS5220 Conflict Resolution 1 session / 7 hours 2009-10 0.7 BMS5088 Creating a Positive Workplace 1 session / 7 hours 2007 0.7 BMS5091 Creating Effective Work Plans 1 session / 7 hours 2008 BMS4002 Performance Management System 1 Session / 7 hours. 2006 0.7 BMS5062 Tool Box for Supervisors 1 session/ 8 hours 2009 0.8 BMS5165 Leadership: The Foundation of Organizational Excellence 1 session / 7hours 2007 0.7 BMS5093 Workplace Violence Prevention Non-Management 1 session / 4 hours 2006 0.4 BMS5210 Fundamentals of Management 1 session / 8 hours 2009-10 0.8 BMS3065 36 Building a High Performance Team Applications of Project Management 3 sessions / 21 hours 2008-09 2.1 Completion of at least 7 of 15 modules will result in college level credit for HRPO 2311 Human Relations. Completion of all 15 modules will result in college level credit for HRPO 2311 Human Relations and BMGT 1327 Principles of Management in any HCC Business program. Completion of this module alone will result in college level credit for BMGT 1331 Production and Operations Management in any HCC Business program.
  • 39. Executive Management Skills Certificate Programs BMS5078 Certified Public Manager (CPM) Program (State of Texas Certification) 7 Tracks / 140 hours / up to 7 credit hours from Texas State Univ. 2006 N/A Completion of this module (all tracks) will result in college level credit for PBAD 1321, 1341, and 2305 in the HCC Public Administration program. BMS5156 ModelNetics – Management Concepts and Applications (Main Event certification) 20 sessions / 40 hours 2006 4.0 Completion of this module (all sessions) will result in college level credit for PBAD 1392 Special Topics in Public Administration in the HCC Public Administration program. Completion of all 5 modules in this section plus completion of BMS 2133 will result in college level credit for PSYC 2303 Business Psychology. Fundamental Skills For Non-Management BMS4114 How To Get More Organized At Work 1 session / 4 hours 2006 0.4 BMS4101 Superior Performance Program I (PWE Only) 1 session / 7 hours 2006 0.0 BMS4104 Superior Performance Program I– Employee Overview (PWE Only) 1 session / 2 hours 2006 0.0 BMS4109 Superior Performance Program II– (PWE Only) 2 sessions / 7 hours 2006 1.4 BMS4093 Workplace Violence Prevention – Non-Management 1 session / 4 hours 2006 0.4 Communication Skills Development Program BMS2048 Business Grammar 3 sessions / 21 hours 2006 2.1 BMS2087 Business Writing 4 sessions / 28 hours. 2006 2.8 Completion of these two modules will result in college level credit for HCC’ ENGL 1311 Business English. 37
  • 40. BMS2133 Group Facilitation Skills 3 sessions / 21 hours 2006 2.1 Completion BMS 2133& completion of BMS 4114, 4101, 4104, 4109, and 4093 will result in college level credit for HCC’ PSYC 2303 Business Psychology. Quality Customer Service Skills Certificate Program BMS6500 Customer Service at the City – Vision, Philosophy, and Strategies 1 session / 7 hours 2008 0.0 Not applicable for HCC credit. BMS6001 Delivering Quality In-Person Customer Service 1 session / 4 hours 2008 0.0 Not applicable for HCC credit. BMS2067 Telephone Skills That Make a Difference 1 session / 4 hours 2008 0.0 Not applicable for HCC credit. BMS2061 Preparing Written Customer Correspondence 2 sessions / 14 hours 2008 1.4 Not applicable for HCC credit. Completion of all three modules in this section will result in college level credit for HRPO 1311 Human Relations in HCC Human Resource Management program. Communication Skills Certificate Program BMS2102 1 session / 7 hours 2006 0.7 BMS2024 Effective Presentation Skills 3 sessions / 18 hours 2006 2.1 BMS2094 38 Conflict Resolution: Building Workplace Relationships Improving Communications at Work 1 session / 7 hours 2006 0.7
  • 41. Workplace Effectiveness Courses BMS4070 Stress Management 1 session /4 hours 2008 0.4 BMS4106 Coping With Change 1 session / 4 hours 2006 0.4 BMS4210 FISH! 1 session /4 hours 2008-09 0.4 BMS4103 Managing Anger 1 session / 3 hours 2006 0.0 BMS7405-HR New Employee Orientation 1 session / 7 hours 2006 0.0 LAW1211 P-Card Training 1 session / 3 hours 2006 0.0 BMS7416 Train-the-Trainer: A Guide to Onthe-Job Training 1 session / 7 hours 2006 Completion of all 7 modules in this section will result in college level credit for HCC PSYC 2302 Applied Psychology. 0.8 Languages Program BMS2035 English As A Second Language – Basic (offered because we have a skilled instructor) 1 ½ hours per week ongoing 2006 0.0 Not applicable for HCC credit. BMS2137 Spanish As A Second Language – Basic 12 sessions / 24 hours 2006 0.0 BMS2138 Spanish As A Second Language – Intermediate 12 sessions / 24 hours 2006 0.0 Completion of both modules (all 24 sessions) will result in college level credit for HCC SPAN 1300 Conversational Spanish. Affirmative Action Program LAW2057 Equal Employment Opportunity Overview 1 session / 2 hours 2006 0.0 BMS4112 Managing Diversity (for managers and supervisors) 1 session / 3 hours 2006 0.0 LAW2058 Preventing Sexual Harassment (for non-management employees) 1 session / 2 hours 2006 0.0 LAW2059 Preventing Sexual Harassment (for managers and supervisors) 1 session / 2 hours 2006 0.0 BMS6042 Removing Barriers and Providing Customer Service to People with Disabilities 1 session / 2 hours 2006 0.0 LAW2056 The Americans with Disabilities Act 1 session / 3 hours 2006 0.0 BMS4113 Understanding Diversity 1 session / 2.5 hours 2006 0.0 LAW2060 Understanding Equal Employment Opportunity (for managers and supervisors) 1 session / 4 hours 2006 0.4 Completion of at least 48 hours of modules from this section and similar topic modules will result in college level credit for HRPO 2301 Human Resource Management in any HCC Business program. 39
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  • 44. Board of Trustees Mary Ann Perez, Board Chair Trustee District III Bruce A. Austin, Vice Chair Trustee District II Neeta Sane, Secretary Trustee District VII Yolanda Navarro Flores Trustee District I Carroll G. Robinson Trustee District IV Richard Schechter Trustee District V Sandie Mullins Trustee District VI Eva L. Laredo Trustee District VIII Christopher W. Oliver Trustee District IX Chancellor Mary S. Spangler, Ed.D. The information contained in this publication is intended as a guide for students and prospective students. Based on Board approval, the Houston Community College District reserves the right to change or modify its rules and regulations, fees, tuitions and other charges without notice. HCC seeks to provide educational opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, or disability. Version: 1.1 (March 2012)

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