Award Of Credit for Technical Competencies

IRSC may award credit for technical competencies when validated by IRSC faculty members for students who are enrolled in specific programs.

Procedures for award of credit for technical competencies are as follows:

  1. Student makes a request in writing for specific course validation to the appropriate Department Chair. Support documents should be provided.
  2. The Department Chair will arrange for validation of technical competencies by challenge exam or other methods.
  3. The Department Chair will recommend to the appropriate Instructional Dean the courses corresponding to the competencies validated.
  4. The Instructional Dean will then transmit recommendations to the Vice President of Applied Science and Technology for approval.
  5. Once approved by the Vice President, the request will be forwarded to the Associate Dean of Educational Services who will notify the student regarding the service fee and arrange to have credit placed on the student transcript. Student must pay a clerical service fee of $5.00 per credit hour or per 30 clock-hours.

Evaluation and award of credit for programs with licensure or certification requirements may prohibit award of credit. In those cases, the student would be required to enroll in the appropriate coursework.

Review of all prior training for Veteran students will be completed prior to their certification for any Veterans benefits.