Credit by assessment is often a departmental challenge assessment (cognate or performance) that allows high school students to demonstrate prior learning relevant to a particular body of knowledge. The demonstration of proficiency of knowledge of the learning outcomes for a particular college-level course is validated by the college faculty, and upon enrollment of the student into the particular college, the student is awarded “transfer” credit by the college faculty. All academic credit by examination requests must be made to the division dean and approved by the vice president for Academic Affairs. To be eligible for consideration for credit by examination, examination requirements must be completed as designated by the division.
The high school career technical instructors and Walters State Community College instructors review course materials to determine duplicative course outcomes and then develop articulation agreements and policies which can result in opportunities for high school students to receive college credit. These agreements allow 11th and 12th grade high school students to take a college level assessment for free credit or, in some instances, students can earn free credit for nationally recognized certificates.
AGRM 1410 (3 credits)
AGRM 2460/2461 (4 credits)
Electrical Circuits I with Lab
ETEE 1110 (4 credits)
requires ACT Math of 19
Engineering Graphics I
ETDD 1010/1011 (4 credits)
requires 90 minutes to complete
Safe, Healthy Learning Environments
ECED 2310 (3 credits)
Emergency Medical Responder
EMRC 1010 (4 credits)
Terminology for Health Care
MDTR 1015 (3 credits)
Foundations of Hospitality
HMGT 1010 (3 credits)
Sanitation and Food Safety
CULA 1200 (1 credit)
must have a ServSafe Certificate
culinary tests are given only to students enrolled in culinary at high school and approved by WSCC faculty
Culinary I - Fundamentals
CULA 1320 (3 credits)
must take an applied skills test and written test
skills test is 4 hours and written is 1 hour
INFS 1010 (3 credits)
Introduction to Programming
CISP 1230/1231 (4 credits)
Criminal Evidence & Procedure
CRMJ 2040 (3 credits)
Solar Energy Technologies
CETC 2010 (3 credits)
available only to Greeneville Center for Technology Students
The Dual Credit Program is funded under the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006.
The high school student with permission of the high school instructor and counselor will complete an application for dual credit.
The student must electronically submit the complete application. In addition, the student should print a copy of the completed application and bring on the test date to the Executive Director of Distance Education. If this procedure is not completed in its entirety, the student will not be allowed to test at WSCC. It is very important to have the student’s social security number and birth date correctly listed
The student must also submit an application to Walters State Community College.
Statewide dual credit provides high school courses which are aligned to post-secondary standards. All statewide dual credit courses are approved by the Consortium for Cooperative Innovative Education before they can be offered as a part of the state’s current pilot program.
Statewide dual credit courses are taught and the online challenge exam is taken on the high school campus. All students enrolled in a statewide dual credit course take the online challenge exam, which is used to assess mastery of the post-secondary level learning objectives. Tennessee high school and post-secondary faculty work together to develop the learning objectives and challenge exam for each course, which are tie to current post-secondary learning outcomes.
Upon matriculation, it is the student’s responsibility to contact Student Enrollment Services to provide his or her statewide dual credit course and exam information in order for post-secondary credit to be awarded. Student Enrollment Services will then verify a passing score in the Early Post-secondary Data System and award appropriate credit as determined by the institution. A student will receive a Passing Grade (P) for awarded credit.
|Statewide Dual Credit Course||Walters State Equivalency|
|Agriculture Business||AGRI 1010|
|Criminal Justice||CRMJ 1010|
|Greenhouse Management||AGRM 2310|
|Health Information Technology||MDTR1015|
|Pre-Calculus||Math 1710 and 1720|