Prior Learning Credit

OTC accepts prior student learning credit for college credit when the student demonstrates the required skills by means of established assessment in accordance with OTC Policy 2.30. See below for the examinations/courses that will be accepted as college credit. Please contact the Department Chair for the area of the course where you would like to receive credit.

PROGRAMOTC COURSE EQUIVALENCYCREDENTIAL/EXAM
AgricultureDepending on your education and experience, you may be able to test out of certain courses. Please contact the department chair for more information.
Auto Body (Collison) RepairPersons with experience in the auto body repair industry may be able to test out of certain courses. Please contact the department chair for more details.
AutomotivePersons with experience in the automotive repair industry may be able to test out of certain courses. Please contact the department chair for more details.
AviationAVI 150, 151 & 152
FAA Private Pilot Certificate
AviationAVI 170, 171 & 172FAA Instrument Rating [this may be located on a private or commercial pilot certificate]
AviationAVI 150, 251 & 252Commercial Pilot Certificate
AviationAVI 270 &271Certified Flight Instructor [CFI] Certificate
AviationAVI 203Aircraft Mechanic Certificate with BOTH Airframe and PowerPlant Ratings
Computer Information ScienceComputer applications and programming are constantly evolving. Persons with experience in these areas may be able to test out of certain courses. Please contact the department chair for more details.
ConstructionDepending on your education and experience, you may be able to test out of certain courses. Please contact the department chair for more information. This is especially true if you are working toward journeyman status.
CulinaryCUL 101ACF Certified Fundamentals Cook Certificate
CulinaryCUL 121ACF Certified Fundamentals Pastry Cook Certificate
CulinaryPersons with 3 or more years of continuous experience in a food production kitchen or restaurant under a Certified Executive Chef (CEC) may be able to test out of certain courses.  Please contact the department chair for more details.
CybersecurityCYB 123CompTIA Security+
CybersecurityCYB 226
Cisco CBROPS - Cisco Cybersecurity Operations
CybersecurityCYB 243
C|HFI - EC Council Certified Hacking Forensics Investigator
CybersecurityCYB 253C|EH - EC Council Certified Ethical Hacker
DieselPersons with experience in the diesel repair industry may be able to test out of certain courses. Please contact the department chair for more details.
Drafting & Design DDT 100ACU AutoCAD
Drafting & Design DDT 160ACU - Revit
Drafting & Design DDT 200ACU - Inventor
Early Childhood EducationAccreditation standards influence what previous education and training might be eligible for college credit. Please contact the department chair directly for more information.
ElectricalDepending on your education and experience, you may be able to test out of certain courses. Please contact the department chair for more information. This is especially true if you are working toward journeyman status.
Electrical Distribution SystemsEDS 151 & 152Class A CDL [Commercial Drivers License]
Electronic Media ProductionTechnology is constantly evolving. Persons with training and experience in this field may be able to test out of certain courses. Please contact the department chair for more information.
Fire ScienceFST 101, 110, 280 & TEC 285MO Divison of Fire Safety - Basic Firefighter Skills Academy
Fire ScienceFST 103Certificate of Graduation from the Springfield, Missouri Fire Academy
Fire ScienceFST 104First Responder Certificate
Fire ScienceFST 105Basic Firefighter Certificate
Fire ScienceFST 106MO Division of Fire Safety - Firefighter I
Fire ScienceFST 109MO Division of Fire Safety - Firefighter II
Fire ScienceFST 120MO Division of Fire Safety - Driver Operator/Pump Operator Certification
Fire ScienceFST 215MO Division of Fire Safety - Hazardous Materials Awareness & Hazardous Materials Operations
Fire ScienceFST 216MO Division of Fire Safety - Firefighter Service Instructor I
Fire ScienceFST 230MO Division of Fire Safety - Firefighter Service Instructor II
Fire ScienceFST 210MO Division of Fire Safety - Fire Investigator
Fire ScienceFST 211MO Division of Fire Safety - Fire Officer I
Fire ScienceFST 250MO Division of Fire Safety - Fire Officer II
Fire ScienceFST 260MO Division of Fire Safety - Incident Safety Officer
Fire ScienceEMS 101MO Division of Fire Safety - Technical Rescue Core
Fire ScienceFSA 209FEMA Emergency Management Institute Incident Command Series
Graphic DesignTechnology is constantly evolving. Persons with training and experience in this field may be able to test out of certain courses. Please contact the department chair for more information.
Heating Refrigeration & ACDepending on your education and experience, you may be able to test out of certain courses. Please contact the department chair for more information.
HospitalityHSM 115ServSafe Food Protection Manager Certification [ServSafe for foodservice workers is not sufficient.]
MechatronicsMEC 120OSHA 10, CPR training and industry safety training
MechatronicsTechnology is constantly evolving. Persons with training and experience in mechanical and electrical systems may be able to test out of certain courses. Please contact the department chair for more information.
NetworkingNET 107 & 108CompTIA A+ Certification (Computing Technology Industry Association)
NetworkingNET 112CompTIA Linux+
NetworkingNET 114CompTIA NET+
NetworkingNET 202CompTIA Security+
NetworkingNET 116, 206 & 216CISCO CCNA (Computer Information System Company, CISCO Certified Networking Associate) Routing & Switching
NetworkingNET 205CompTIA Cloud+
NetworkingThe certification with the brand name TestOut does not equate to any credential
Precision MachiningTechnology is constantly evolving. Persons with training and experience in precision machining may be able to test out of certain courses. Please contact the department chair for more information.
WeldingWLD 105OSHA 10, forklift, and rigging certifications
WeldingPersons with training and experience in welding may be able to test out of certain courses. Please contact the department chair for more information.

Last reviewed: 01/25/2022