Proficiency Examinations

Proficiency examinations are available to students who, in the judgement of the faculty member/Program Coordinator and Dean, may potentially meet the course outcomes through previous course work, professional experience, or a combination of both. Proficiency credit can be earned through a comprehensive examination that tests the student’s understanding of the course’s learning outcomes.

Testing methods include, but are not limited to: multiple-choice exams (paper/pencil or computer-based), written submissions/essays, short answer tests, etc. A “hands-on” demonstration of the necessary skills required to meet the core learning outcomes of the course may also apply.

A maximum of 25% of the semester hours required to complete a certificate or a degree may be earned through proficiency examinations. Credit will be recorded as a “P” (pass) and will not be included in the grade point average.

A non-refundable fee of $20/credit hour is due at the time the student makes application to receive credit for prior learning. Students must show proof of payment when turning in a portfolio for review or before taking a proficiency exam.


Credit Hours
CSP 1210 Basic Computer Skills for The Workplace 1
CSP 1203 Microsoft Office Professional I 3
CSP 1230 Computer Keyboarding Applications 2
CSO 1202 Microsoft Windows 2
CSN 1200 Using Internet and The World Wide Web 3
BIO 1001 General Biology I 4
BIO 1007 Anatomy & Physiology I 4
BIO 1200 Human Body Structure & Function 3
BIO 1008 Anatomy & Physiology II 4