Articulated Credit

Articulated credit refers to a process that aligns prior learning with postsecondary education courses or programs in order to allow students who successfully completed coursework, training, and/or industry recognized exams to be eligible to apply for articulated college credit in the corresponding college course.

Health Occupations Advanced Placement

EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY 

A student who has current certification from the Texas Department of State Health Services as an EMT Basic, EMT Intermediate or EMT Paramedic but who did not complete the current EMSP courses or receive equivalent transfer credit from another accredited college or university may receive credit if the following credit for prior learning requirements are met:

  1. Submission of a copy of current EMT basic, intermediate or paramedic certification from Texas Health & Human Services.
  2. Admission acceptance by TVCC. 
  3. Completion of the appropriate Credit for Prior Learning form and payment of the non-refundable articulation fee ($10 per credit hour and maximum of $150) payable to TVCC.

Credit will be awarded and applied only to the EMS degree or certificate.  All official transcripts containing credit intended for articulation must be received and evaluated by the Registrar's office prior to approval.  Students must complete at least 25% of the required credits for a certificate or degree through instruction at Trinity Valley Community College before the degree or certificate can be awarded. Contact the provost of the health science center for more details. 

LVN-TO-ADN and Paramedic-To-ADN Transition

LVNs and/or Paramedics applying to the ADN Transition program who did not receive college credit from an accredited program for their vocational nursing or paramedic program should complete the appropriate Credit for Prior Learning Form to receive credit for the 12 credit hours of vocational nursing or paramedic electives required to complete the ADN transition program.  Applicable transcripts and proof of current licensure or certification should be sent to the Health Science Center counselor along with the appropriate form and payment of the non-refundable articulation fee ($10 per credit hour) payable to TVCC. Credit will be applied for the ADN transition program following successful completion of the summer transition courses.  Contact the provost of the health science center for more details. 

Credit by Evaluation for Non-Traditional Experiences and Prior Learning Assessments

Medical Nursing Assistant

A student may receive credit for successfully earning one or more of the certifications listed below. To receive credit, a student must have completed 12 semester credit hours with TVCC, present proof that he/she has passed the certifying exam listed, complete and submit a credit for prior learning form, and pay the processing fees ($10 per credit hour). Please see an academic advisor for more information or contact the Terrell Health Science Center counselor.

  1. Nurse Aide Certification (CNA) awarded by the State of Texas Department of Health and Human Services can be substituted for both NURA-1401 Nurse Aide for Health Care and NURA-1160 Clinical, Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Asst/Aide for a total of 5 credits
  2. Medication Aide Certification (CNA) awarded by the State of Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services can be substituted for MDCA-1348 Pharmacology & Administration of Medications for a total of 3 credits
  3. American Society of Clinical Pathology (ASCP), Phlebotomy Technician awarded by the American Society of Clinical Pathologist can be substituted for PLAB-1323 Phlebotomy for a total of 3 credits.
  4. National Healthcareer Association, Certified Phlebotomy Technician and documentation of the completion of a minimum of 30 successful live blood draws can be substituted for PLAB-1323 Phlebotomy and PLAB-1171 Phlebotomy Lab for a total of 4 credits.

Contact the provost of the health science center for more details. A processing fee applies.

Military Training

A student may receive up to 30 semester credit hours for military training or course work sponsored by civilian non-educational organizations. Trinity Valley Community College will award credit for associate degree-level work as recommended by the American Council on Education in Guide to the Evaluation of Educational Experiences in the Armed Services and The National Guide to Educational Credit for Training Programs.

Since the recommendations made in these documents are general in nature, such credit may be counted as elective credit and cannot be used in lieu of specific course requirements within a degree program unless equivalency can be established. The decision regarding equivalency rests with qualified faculty, the vice president of instruction and the vice president of student services. Students who are awarded credits on this basis will have the subject area and credit earned recorded on their permanent transcripts after they have completed 12 semester hours in residence at Trinity Valley Community College.

Law Enforcement/Basic Peace Officer

A student may receive 13 semester credit hours for successfully completing an approved law enforcement training program/Basic Police Academy and passing the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) exam after 1983. To receive credit, a student must:

  1. Complete 12 semester credit hours with a 2.0 grade point average or higher in the AAS Criminal Justice degree.
  2. Present proof that he/she has passed the Texas Basic Peace Officer Licensing Examination.
  3. Complete and submit a course credit form.
  4. Pay the non-refundable articulation fee ($10 per credit hour) payable to TVCC.

Please see an academic advisor for more information or contact the associate vice president of workforce education.

Texas Basic Firefighters Examination

A student may receive up to 12 semester credit hours for successfully completing and passing the State of Texas Basic Firefighters Examination or possessing the SSFMA firefighter certification. To receive credit, a, student must:

  1. Complete 12 semester hours in the AAS Fire Science degree.
  2. Present proof he/she has passed the Basic Firefighters Examination.
  3. Complete and submit a course credit form.
  4. Pay the non-refundable articulation fee ($10 per credit hour) payable to TVCC.

Please see an academic advisor for more information or contact the associate vice president of workforce education.