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Credit for Prior Learning

Entering freshmen and other students may be given credit in certain subjects by applying military credit, or by passing these nationally recognized examinations:

 Official examination scores must be sent to:

MCC Student Data Center
3200 Broadway
Kansas City, Missouri 64111

Credit for prior learning will be transcribed only after a student has enrolled. The following credentials and MCC course equivalents were approved by MCC District Instructional Coordinating Committee in November of 2020

Advanced Placement (AP)

Advanced Placement (AP) tests will be accepted for credit at or above the American Council on Education (ACE) recommended cut-off scores.

AP Required Score MCC Courses Equivalent MCC Credit Hours
Art History 3 ART 150 3
Biology 3 BIOL 101 5
American Gov. & Politics
U.S. Gov. & Politics
3 POLS 136 3
Calculus AB 3 MATH 180 5
Calculus BC 3 MATH 180 and MATH 190 5
Chemistry 3 CHEM 111 5
Computer Science A 3 CSIS 123 3
Computer AB 3 CSIS 123 & CSIS 223 6
Comparative Gov. /Politics 3 POLS 135 3
American History 3 HIST 120 3
English Language & Comp 3 ENGL 101 3
English Literature & Comp 3 ENGL 218 3
Environmental Science 3 BIOL Lab Elective 4
European History 3 HIST 134 3
French Language 3 FREN 101 & FREN 102 10
French Literature 3 FREN Elective 5
German Language 3 GERM 101 & GERM 102 10
Human Geography 3 GEOG 113 3
Italian 3 Foreign Lang. Elective 5
Latin (Literature & Virgil) 3 Foreign Lang. Elective 5
Macroeconomics 3 ECON 210 3
Microeconomics 3 ECON 211 3
Music Theory 3 MUSI 110 4
Physics 1 and Physics 2 3 PHYS 130 & PHYS 131 10
Physics B 3 PHYS 130 5
Physics B 4 PHYS 130 & PHYS 131 10
Physics C: Mechanics 3 PHYS 220 5
Physics C: Elec. & Magnetism 3 PHYS 221 5
Psychology 3 PYSC 140 3
Studio Art-2D Design Portfolio
Studio Art-3D Design Portifilio
Studio Art--Drawing Portfolio
3
3
3
ART 100
ART 100
ART 100
3
3
3
Spanish Language 3 SPAN 101 & SPAN 102 10
Spanish Language 4 SPAN 101, 102, 203 13
Spanish Language 5 SPAN 101, 102, 203, 204 16
Spanish Literature 4 SPAN 209 3
Statistics 3 MATH 115 3
World History 3 History Elective 3

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College Level Examination Program (CLEP)

College Level Examination Program (CLEP) subject exams will be accepted for credit at or above the American Council on Education (ACE) recommended cut-off scores.

Exam Cutoff Score MCC Equivalent MCC Credit Hours
American Government* 50 POLS 136 3
American Literature 50 ENGL 222 &223 6
Analyzing &Interpreting Literature 50 ENGL 120 &121 6
Biology – General** 50 BIOL 101 5
Calculus w/ Elem. Functions 50 MATH 180 5
Chemistry*** 50 CHEM 111 5
College Algebra 50 MATH 120 3
College Composition 50 ENGL 101 3
College Mathematics 50 MATH 119 3
English Literature 50 ENGL 220 &221 6
Financial Accounting 50 ACCT 101 3
French – Level 1 50 FREN 101 5
French – Level 2 59 FREN 101 &102 10
German – Level 1 50 GERM 101 5
German – Level 2 60 GERM 101 &102 10
History of the U.S. 50 HIST 120 3
History of the U.S. 50 HIST 121 3
Human Growth and Development 50 PSYC 143 3
Humanities 50 Humanities Electives 6
Information Systems & Computer Applications 50 CSIS 110 3
Introduction to Educational Psychology 50 PSYC Elective 3
Introductory Business Law 50 BUSN 270 3
Introductory Psychology 50 PSYC 140 3
Introductory Sociology 50 SOCI 160 3
Natural Science 50 General Education Elective 6
Precalculus 50 MATH 150 5
Principles of Macroeconomics 50 ECON 210 3
Principles of Management 50 BUSN 200 3
Principles of Marketing 50 BUSN 150 3
Principles of Microeconomics 50 ECON 211 3
Social Sciences & History 50 American Institutions (3 credit hours) and Social Science Elective (3 credit hours) 6
Spanish – Level 1 50 SPAN 101 5
Spanish – Level 2 63 SPAN 101 &102 10
Western Civilization I 50 HIST 133 3
Western Civilization II 50 HIST 134 3
** Plus a course in biology with lab
*** Plus a course in a physical science with lab

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DANTES Subject Standardized Tests (DSST)

DSST subject exams from the Defense Activity for Nontraditional Educational Support (DANTES) program will be accepted for credit at or above the American Council on Education (ACE) recommended cut-off scores. MCC only awards elective credit for exams that ACE has recommended as equivalent to upper division coursework, and this credit can only be transcripted after the student has seen an advisor to discuss the potential impact of such credit on transfer.

DANTES/DSST Cutoff Score MCC Equivalent MCC Credit Hours
Art of the Western World 48 ART 151 3
Astronomy 48 Physics Non-lab Elective 3
Business Mathematics 48 MATH 100 3
Environment and Humanity 46 Biology Non-lab Elective 3
Foundations of Education 46 Elective credit 3
Fundamentals of College Algebra 47 MATH 120 3
Fundamentals of Counseling 45 Elective credit 3
General Anthropology 47 Elective credit 3
History of the Vietnam War 44 History Elective 3
Human/Cultural Geography 48 GEOG 113 3
Human Resource Management 48 BUSN 240 3
Introduction to Business 46 BUSN 100 3
Introduction to Computing 45 Elective credit 3
Introduction to Law Enforcement 45 Social science elective 3
Introduction to the Modern Middle East 45 History Elective 3
Lifespan Developmental Psychology 46 Elective credit 3
Organizational Behavior 48 BUSN 107 3
Personal Finance 46 BUSN 190 3
Physical Geology 46 GEOL Non-lab elective 3
Principles of Financial Accounting 47 ACCT 101 3
Principles of Physical Science I 47 Physics Non-lab Elective 3
Principles of Public Speaking 47 Elective credit 3
Principles of Statistics 48 MATH 115 3
Principles of Supervision 46 BSAD 109 3
Technical Writing 46 Elective credit 3
Western Europe Since 1945 45 History Elective 3

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Excelsior College Exams (ECE)

Excelsior College subject exams (also known as UExcel, ACT – PEP or Regents College Exams) will be accepted for credit at or above the American Council on Education (ACE) recommended cut-off scores. MCC awards elective credit only for exams that ACE has recommended as equivalent to upper division coursework, and this credit can only be transcripted after the student has seen an advisor to discuss the potential impact of such credit on transfer. Students seeking credit for Excelsior exams in nursing need to speak with the Dean of Health Sciences.

ECE Cutoff Score MCC Equivalent MCC Credit Hours
Anatomy and Physiology C HLSC 108 5
Bioethics C Elective credit 3
College Writing C Elective credit 3
Corporation Finance C Elective credit 3
Earth Science C Physical science elective 3
English Composition C ENGL 101 3
Ethics C Elective credit 3
Interpersonal Communications C SPDR 103 3
Introduction to Philosophy C Elective credit 3
Introductory Accounting C ACCT 101 3
Lifespan Developmental Psychology C Elective credit 3
Microbiology* C BIOL 208 5
Principles of Management C BUSN 200 3
Principles of Marketing C BUSN 150 3
Production/Operations Management C BUSN 211 3
Statistics C MATH 115 3

*Plus a course in biology with lab

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International Baccalaureate (IB)

International Baccalaureate (IB) courses will be accepted for credit for those who have passed the higher level subject examinations at a satisfactory level.

IB Required Score MCC Courses Equivalent MCC Credit Hours
Art 4 ART 100 & ART 150 6
Biology 4 BIOL 101 5
Chemistry 4 CHEM 111 5
Computer Science 4 CSIS 110, CSIS 115 6
Economics 4 ECON 210 & ECON 211 6
English A: Literature 4 Literature elective 3
English A: Language and Literature 4 Literature elective 3
Geography 4 GEOG 104 4
History 4 HIST 120 & HIST 121 6
Language A - English 4 LITERATURE 3
Language A - English 5 LITERATURE 3
Language B - French or Spanish 4 FREN 101 or SPAN 101 5
Language B - all other foreign languages 4 Foreign Language elective 5

Math Analysis and Approaches

5 MATH 180 5
Math Applications and Interpretations 4 MATH 120 3
Music 4 MUSI 108 & MUSI 110 7
Philosophy 4 PHIL 100 & PHIL 102 6
Psychology 4 PSYC 140 3
Physics 4 PHYS 101 5

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Project Lead the Way (PLTW)

Certain Project Lead the Way examination scores will be accepted for credit. The student must provide the MCC Records Office/Advisor with verification of the appropriate national end-of-course exam stanine scores of 6 or better and high school PLTW course grades of 80% (B) or better from the high school instructor, counselor, or administrator. The end-of-course exam scores should be documented in a letter on school or school district letterhead. The PLTW course grades should be documented on the student's official high school transcript.

  1. Computer Aided Drafting and Design
    Students intending to earn an Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree in Computer Aided Drafting and Design can earn three credits for ETEC 270 (Parametric Modeling) if:

    The student completes high school courses in Introduction to Engineering Design (IED) and Principles of Engineering (POE) with an 80% (B) or better average and earns stanine scores of 6 or better on the national end-of-course exam for at least one of the two courses above.

  2. Engineering

    Students intending to earn an Associate in Engineering degree can earn one credit for ENGR 113 (CAD and Microcomputer Graphics) if:

    The student completes high school courses in Introduction to Engineering Design (IED), Principles of Engineering (POE), and any third qualifying PLTW engineering course* with an 80% (B) or better average and earns stanine scores of 6 or better on the national end-of-course exam for at least two of the three courses listed above.

  3. Engineering Technology (Computer & Electronics)

    Students intending to earn an Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree in Engineering Technology with an emphasis in Electronics or Computer & Electronics can earn three credits for ETEC 130 (Digital Electronics), and three credits for ETEC 240 (Design Project) if:

    The student completes Introduction to Engineering Design (IED), Principles of Engineering (POE), Digital Electronics (DE), and Engineering Design and Development (EDD) courses with an 80% (B) or better average and earns stanine scores of 6 or better on the national end-of-course exam for Digital Electronics (DE).

  4. Engineering Technology (Mechanical/Manufacturing)

    Students intending to earn an Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree in Engineering Technology with an emphasis in Mechanical/Manufacturing can earn three credits for ETEC 270 (Parametric Modeling) if:

    The student completes high school courses in Introduction to Engineering Design (IED) and Principles of Engineering (POE) with an 80% (B) or better average and earns stanine scores of 6 or better on the national end-of-course exam for at least one of the two courses above.

  5. Health Information Management

    Students intending to earn an Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree in Health Information Management can earn four credits for HLSC 108 (Anatomy and Physiology for Health Professions) if:

    The student completes high school courses in Principles of Biomedical Sciences (PBS) and Human Body Systems (HBS) with an 80% (B) or better average and earns stanine scores of 6 or better on the national end-of-course exam for the two courses above.

  6. Paramedic

    Students intending to earn a certificate or an Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree in Paramedic, can earn four credits for HLSC 108 (Anatomy and Physiology for Health Professions) if:

    The student completes Principles of Biomedical Sciences (PBS) and Human Body Systems(HBS) with an 80% (B) or better average and earns stanine scores of 6 or better on the national end-of-course exam for the courses above.

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Military Credit

Military Credit is awarded in accordance with A.C.E. recommendations as published in the Guide to the Evaluation of Educational Experiences in the Armed Services. Only 30 semester hours of credit by certification and/or prior learning may be applied toward a specific program. An official military transcript is required for evaluation. This must be sent directly from the Joint Services Transcript Center at militaryonesource.mil or the Community College of the Air Force to the MCC Student Data Center, 3200 Broadway, Kansas City MO 64111. To request your official transcript, contact:

Army, Coast Guard, marine Corps, or Navy:
Joint Services Transcript Center

Air Force: The Community College of the Air Force (CCAF)*
CCAF/DFRS
130 West Maxwell Blvd
Maxwell AFB AL 36112-6613

*The CCAF is an accredited institution of higher education. Any coursework taken through CCAF will be transcripted and evaluated like any other accredited college or university.

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LPN to ADN Bridge

Credit will be awarded to students who are a Licensed Practical Nurse, enrolled in the LPN to ADN Bridge program and completion of RNUR 115 Professional Transition with a grade of C or better.
The students will be eligible for the following credit for prior learning college credit:
RNUR 126 Fundamentals of Professional Nursing
RNUR 131 Essential Nursing Concepts
RNUR 134 Mental Health Nursing
RNUR 138 Nursing Care of Women and Neonates
RNUR 141 Adult Nursing I

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Licensed Missouri Peace Officers

Credit will be awarded to students who are a Licensed Missouri Peace Officers.
The students will be eligible for the following credit for prior learning college credit:
LWEN 101 Introduction to Law Enforcement
LWEN 111 Law Enforcement Operational Procedures
LWEN 112 Traffic Control and Investigation
LWEN 114 Law Enforcement Report Writing
LWEN 122 Procedural Law for Law Enforcement
LWEN 143 Defensive Tactics for Law Enforcement
LWEN 144 Physical Training and Well Being for Law Enforcement
LWEN 200 Law Enforcement Skills
LWEN 203 Criminal Investigation I for Law Enforcement
LWEN 204 Criminal Investigation II for Law Enforcement
LWEN 230 Missouri Statutory Law

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MSSC CPT

Credit will be awarded to students who have received the Manufacturing Skills Standards Council (MSSC) Certified Production Technician (CPT) 4.0
The students will be eligible for the following credit for prior learning college credit:
INTE 107 Industrial Electrical Safety
INTE 140 Fundamentals of Industrial Machine Repair
CIMM 100 Introduction to Machining and Manufacturing

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AVANT STAMP 4S

Subject Minimum score required MCC Course Equivalent Credit Hours
Mandarin Chinese At least Novice High on each skill CHI 101, 102 10
French At least Intermediate Mid on each skill FREN 101, 102, 203, 204 16
French At least Novice High on each skill FREN 101, 102 10
German At least Intermediate Mid on each skill GERM 101, 102, 203, 204 16
German At least Novice High on each skill GERM 101, 102 10
Spanish At least Intermediate Mid on each skill SPAN 101, 102, 203, 204 16
Spanish At least Novice High on each skill SPAN 101, 102 10
Arabic At least Novice High on each skill ARAB 101, 102 10

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ACTFL AAPPL

Subject Minimum score required MCC Course Equivalent Credit Hours
Mandarin Chinese At least Novice High (score of N-4) on each skill CHIN 101, 102 10
French At least Intermediate Mid (score of I-3) on each skill FREN 101, 102, 203, 204 16
French At least Novice High (score of N-4) on each skill FREN 101, 102 10
German At least Intermediate Mid (score of I-3) on each skill GERM 101, 102, 203, 204 16
German At least Novice High (score of N-4) on each skill GERM 101, 102 10
Spanish At least Intermediate Mid (score of I-3) on each skill SPAN 101, 102, 203, 204 16
Spanish At least Novice High (score of N-4) on each skill SPAN 101, 102 10

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Important Dates

Fall 2021 Session Start Date
12 Week: September 22
8 Week Mid: September 22
5 Week 2: September 29
8 Week 2: October 18
5 Week 3: November 4

Questions?  Contact an Admissions Coordinator