If you have college level knowledge or experience in a specific technical area contact us to see how to receive credit for your prior learning. Credit for Prior Learning is a way for students to obtain credit for their knowledge, skills, and previous experience at no cost to the student. Students do not have to learn redundant material. Students save on the costs of tuition, books and fees. There are several ways for students to receive Credit for Prior Learning at State Tech:
Students who possess a current valid license or industry credential that is equivalent to a course offered at State Technical College of Missouri may be awarded credit for that course. Credit approval should be sought by providing documentation of the current valid license or industry credential to the Registrar at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The college awards educational credits to a student for a course that is part of the student’s military educational experiences or service that meets the standards of the American Council on Education or equivalent standards for awarding academic credit and that is determined to be equivalent to a course offered at State Technical College of Missouri. Military credit approval should be sought through the Registrar at email@example.com.
This is an opportunity for students to receive college credit for college-level knowledge and skills obtained outside of college through faculty designed, course-specific examinations/test outs and if appropriate hands-on-demonstration of knowledge and skills. Contact the State Tech Testing Center for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Educational requirements vary from one institution to another. For this reason, it is extremely important that students who plan to transfer to another institution work closely with the other institution on their course schedule. Information regarding institutions that have established transfer guide(s) with State Tech can be found on our Partner Institutions informational page.
Senate Bill 997 established the Higher Education Core Transfer Curriculum Act (Sections 178.785-789 RSMo), which directs the Coordinating Board for Higher Education to develop a standard core transfer curriculum and a common course numbering equivalency matrix for lower-division general education courses. The core transfer curriculum, known as CORE 42, is a framework for general education that all Missouri public two-and four-year institutions of higher education will adopt effective for the 2018-2019 academic year. The goal of the CORE 42 is to facilitate the seamless transfer of academic credits. The completion of the CORE 42 at any public institution of higher education will transfer to every other public institution of higher education in the state and substitute for the receiving institution’s general education requirement. Individual courses that comprise the CORE 42 are guaranteed to transfer one-to-one among all public colleges and universities.
State Tech approved CORE 42 courses and assigned MOTR numbers are in the college catalog and at the Missouri Department of Higher Education’s website. Visit the Missouri Department of Higher Eduction’s website for additional information.
State Technical College of Missouri accepts CORE 42 courses as transfer credit when coursework is required for a student’s degree or certificate program. Students who are denied CORE 42 transfer credit may appeal the decision using the institution’s internal appeal process. The CORE 42 appeal process is as follows:
High school students may be eligible to receive academic credit for high school Advanced Placement (AP) courses that they have successfully completed. Students who score a 3 or higher on a 5-point scale for an AP course examination will earn credit for having completed the comparable State Tech course requirement.
|Advanced Placement Test||Min. Score||State Tech Course Number||State Tech Course Name||Missouri Transfer (MOTR) Number||Notes|
|Mathematics||Calculus AB||3||MAT 123||Calculus I||N/A||Calculus I is not a gateway course so it does not have a MOTR number|
|Calculus BC||3||NA||Award General Math Credit||N/A||
|Statistics||3||MAT 119||Elementary Statistics||MATH 110|
|Communication||English Language and Composition||3||COM 101||English Composition||ENGL 100|
|English Literature and Composition||3||COM 101||English Composition||ENGL 100|
|Social Science||Government and Politics: US||3||PSC 101||American Government||POSC 101|
|United States History||3||HST 105||American History to 1877||HST 101|
|Science||Biology||3||N/A||Award General Science Credit per Program Chair Approval||N/A||A lab science meets the State Tech science general education requirement, but the program Department Chair will determine if Biology with Lab is acceptable to meet degree requirements.|
|Chemistry||3||PHY 121||General Chemistry with Lab I||CHEM 150L|
|Environmental Science||3||PHY 103 / 104||Environmental Science + Lab||PHYS 110LEV|
|Physics I||3||PHY 101 / 102||College Physics + Lab||PHYS 150L|
|Physics II||3||PHY 101 / 102||College Physics + Lab||PHYS 150L|
|Physics C – Mechanics||3||PHY 201||General Physics||PHYS 200L|
|Physics C – Electricity / Magnetism||3||N/A||Award General Science Credit||N/A||A lab science meets the State Tech science general education requirement, but the program Department Chair will determine if Biology with Lab is acceptable to meet degree requirements|
|Business||Econ: Macroeconomics||3||BUS 170||Principles of Macroeconomics||ECON 101|
|Econ: Microeconomics||3||BUS 172||Principles of Microeconomics||ECON 102|