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Non-traditional transfer guides

The Office of the Registrar provides transfer guides to aid in the advising process. The guides are unofficial and subject to change; official equivalencies are determined by Evaluations staff at the time of each individual student's evaluation.

  • All baccalaureate degrees awarded by Columbia College require a minimum of 60 semester hours of traditional credit (course work taken with Columbia College and other approved, accredited institutions)
  • Remaining course work may be earned from traditional or non-traditional (military experience, CLEP exams, etc.) sources.


Possible sources of credit:

ACE Accredited Corporate Courses

The American Council on Education's College Credit Recommendation Service (CREDIT®) connects workplace learning with colleges and universities by helping adults gain access to academic credit for formal courses and examinations taken outside traditional degree programs.

For decades, colleges and universities have trusted ACE to provide reliable course equivalency information to facilitate credit award decisions. Participating organizations include corporations, professional and volunteer associations, schools, training suppliers, labor unions and government agencies, with courses from Arabic to Waste Management.

To see if any of your professional development courses will yeild college level credit, please check the ACE National Guide and then contact your advisor to help get the credit awarded.

AP - Advanced Placement Exams: Taken 07/01/16 - 09/30/16


 *** If you have completed an AP exam not listed below, or taken an exam outside of the effective time frame, please submit a Prometric Designated Institution Report or JST transcript for evaluation.

*** Credit will granted based on ACE-recommended minimum passing score listed on the Prometric Designated Institution Report or JST transcript.

*** Minimum score of '3' required to receive credit.

Advanced Placement (AP) Exam


Columbia College
Equivalency
07/01/16-09/30/16

Course Level Designation
LL = Lower Level
UL = Upper Level

 Biology

 BIOL 110 (6 hrs)
& BIOL 110L (2 hrs)
LL
 Chemistry  CHEM 110 (6 hrs)
and CHEM 111L (2 hrs)
LL
Chinese Language & Culture

Score of 3 - CHIN 101 (3 hrs
& CHIN 144 (5 hrs)

Score of 4 - CHIN 101 (3 hrs), 
CHIN 102 (3 hrs) & CHIN 144 (6 hrs)

Score of 5 - CHIN 101 (3 hrs), 
CHIN 102 (3 hrs) & CHIN 144 (10 hrs)
LL
French Language

Score of 3 - FREN 101 (3 hrs) 
& FREN 144 (3 hrs)

Score of 4 - FREN 101 (3 hrs), 
FREN 102 (3 hrs) & FREN 144 (3 hrs)

Score of 5 - FREN 101 (3 hrs), 
FREN 102 (3 hrs) & FREN 144 (6 hrs)
LL
German Language

Score of 3 or higher - GERM 101 
(3 hrs) & GERM 144 (3 hrs)
LL
Italian Language & Culture

Score of 3 - ITAL 101 (3 hrs)
& ITAL 144 (5 hrs)

Score of 4 - ITAL 101 (3 hrs), 
ITAL 102 (3 hrs) & ITAL 144 (6 hrs)

Score of 5 - ITAL 101 (3 hrs), 
ITAL 102 (3 hrs) & ITAL 144 (10 hrs)
LL
Japanese Language & Culture

Score of 3 - JAPA 101 (3 hrs)
& JAPA 444 (5 hrs)

Score of 4 - JAPA 101 (3 hrs), 
JAPA 102 (3 hrs) & JAPA 444 (6 hrs)

Score of 5 - JAPA 101 (3 hrs), 
JAPA 102 (3 hrs) & JAPA 444 (10 hrs)
UL
Latin

Score of 3 - ENGL-144E001 (3 hrs) 
& LATN 144 (5 hrs)

Score of 4 - ENGL-144E001 (3 hrs) 
& LATN 144 (9 hrs)

Score of 5 - ENGL-144E001 (3 hrs) 
& LATN 144 (13 hrs)
LL
Spanish Language & Culture

Score of 3 - SPAN 101 (3 hrs)
 & SPAN 144 (5 hrs)

Score of 4 - SPAN 101 (3 hrs),
SPAN 102 (3 hrs) & SPAN 144 (6 hrs)

Score of 5 - SPAN 101 (3 hrs), 
SPAN 102 (3 hrs) & SPAN 144 (10 hrs)
LL
Spanish Literature & Culture

Score of 3 - ENGL-144E001 (3 hrs)
 & SPAN 144 (6 hrs)

Score of 4 or 5 - ENGL-144E001 (3 hrs) & SPAN 144 (9 hrs)
LL

Score of 3 - JAPA 101 (3 hrs)
& JAPA 444 (5 hrs)

Score of 3 - JAPA 101 (3 hrs)
& JAPA 444 (5 hrs)

Score of 3 - ENGL 144-E001 (3 hrs)
 & SPAN 144 (6 hrs)

Score of 3 - ENGL 144-E001 (3 hrs)
 & SPAN 144 (6 hrs)

CLEP - College Level Proficiency Exams: Taken 07/01/16 - 09/30/16

*** If you have completed a CLEP exam not listed below, or taken an exam outside of the effective time frame, please submit a Prometric Designated Institution Report or JST transcript for evaluation. 

*** Credit will granted based on ACE-recommended minimum passing score listed on the Prometric Designated Institution Report or JST transcript.

 

College Board's College-Level Examination Program (CLEP)

Columbia College
Equivalency
07/01/16-09/30/16

Course Level Designation
LL = Lower Level

American Government
POSC 111 (3 hrs)
LL
American Literature
ENGL 241 (3 hrs)
LL
Analyzing and Interpreting Literature
ENGL 210 (3 hrs)
LL
Biology
BIOL 110 (6 hrs)
LL
Calculus MATH 201 (4 hrs) LL
Chemistry CHEM 110 (6 hrs) LL
College Algebra MATH 150 (3 hrs) LL
College Composition ENGL 111 (3 hrs)
& ELEC 144 (3 hrs)
LL
College Composition Modular ENGL 111 (3 hrs)
LL
College Mathematics ELEC 144 (6 hrs) LL
English Literature ENGL 231 (3 hrs) LL
Financial Accounting ACCT 280 (3 hrs) LL
French Language Level 1: FREN 101 (3 hrs)
& FREN 102 (3 hrs)

Level 2: FREN 101 (3 hrs), FREN 102 (3 hrs), & FREN 144 (3 hrs)
LL
German Language Level 1: GERM 101 (3 hrs) & GERM 102 (3 hrs)
Level 2: GERM 101 (3 hrs), GERM 102 (3 hrs), & GERM 144 (3 hrs)
LL
History of United States I: Early Colonization to 1877 HIST 121 (3 hrs) LL
History of United States II: 1865 to the Present HIST 122 (3 hrs) LL
Human Growth and Development PSYC 330 (3 hrs) LL
Humanities ENGL 144E001 (3 hrs) LL
Information Systems CISS 170 (3 hrs) LL
Introduction to Educational Psychology PSYC/EDUC 230 (3 hrs) LL
Introductory Business Law MGMT 265 (3 hrs) LL
Introductory Psychology PSYC 101 (3 hrs) LL
Introductory Sociology SOCI 111 (3 hrs) LL
Natural Sciences CHEM/PHYS 108 (3 hrs)
& BIOL 108 (3 hrs)
LL
Precalculus MATH 180 (3 hrs) LL
Principles of Macroeconomics ECON 293 (3 hrs) LL
Principles of Management MGMT 330 (3 hrs) LL
Principles of Marketing MKTG 310 (3 hrs) LL
Principles of Microeconomics ECON 294 (3 hrs) LL
Social Sciences and History HIST 144 (3 hrs) & ELEC 144 (3 hrs) LL
Spanish Language Level 1: SPAN 101 (3 hrs)
& SPAN 102 (3 hrs)

Level 2: SPAN 101 (3 hrs), SPAN 102 (3 hrs), & SPAN 103 (3 hrs)
LL
Western Civilization I: Ancient Near East to 1648 HIST 101 (3 hrs) LL
Western Civilization II: 1648 to the Present HIST 102 (3 hrs) LL

 

ENGL 241 (3)
MATH 201 (4)

CLEP Exams for MBA Pre-requisites

CLEP Exam Equivalencies and Minimum Scores for MBA Prerequisites

(The minimum scores reflected here are equivalent to a grade of B.)

CLEP Exam

Columbia College Equivalency 

 Credit Hours

Minimum Score

Financial Accounting ACCT 280 3  65
Principles of Management MGMT 330 3 LL  63
Principles of Marketing MKTG 310 3 LL  65

Credit for Prior Learning

Many students who participate in learning experiences outside the classroom wish to earn college credit for their work. Columbia College offers a number of ways students may earn such credit. CLEP tests, ACE credit and course test-outs are the preferred means because they require a theory-base for awarding credit, have national norms/criteria or both. If none of the above credit-awarding methods are an option, Columbia College awards credit for prior learning.

Please note: credit for prior learning is handled through Adult Higher Education divison at Columbia College. Please see their page for more specifics.

DANTES DSST Exams: Taken 07/01/16 - 09/30/16

 *** If you have completed a DSST exam not listed below, or taken an exam outside of the effective time frame, please submit a Prometric Designated Institution Report or JST transcript for evaluation. 

*** Credit will granted based on ACE-recommended minimum passing score listed on the Prometric Designated Institution Report or JST transcript.

DSST by Prometric (DSST)

 

Columbia College
Equivalency (07/01/16-09/30/16)

Course Level Designation
LL=Lower Level
UL=Upper Level

 
A History of Vietnam War (DSST 473)
HIST 318 (3 hrs) UL
Art of Western World (DSST 461) ARTS 112 (3 hrs) LL
Astronomy (DSST 500) ASTR 108 (3 hrs) LL
Business Ethics and Society (DSST 475) MGMT 368 (3 hrs) UL
Business Mathematics (DSST 812)  MGMT 152 (3 hrs) LL
Criminal Justice (DSST 498) CJAD 101 (3 hrs)
& CJAD 144 (3 hrs)
LL
Environment and Humanity: The Race to Save the Planet (DSST 511) ELEC 144 (3 hrs) LL
Ethics in America (DSST 474) PHIL 330 (3 hrs) LL
Foundations of Education (DSST 489) EDUC 200 (3 hrs) LL
Fundamentals of College Algebra (DSST 424) MATH 106 (3 hrs) LL
Fundamentals of Counseling (DSST 562) PSYC 144 (3 hrs) LL
Fundamentals of Cybersecurity (DSST 013) CISS 391 (3 hrs)  UL
Health and Human Development (DSST 508) EDUC 105 (3 hrs) LL
History of the Soviet Union (DSST 471) HIST 392 (3 hrs) UL
Human/Cultural Geography
ANTH/GEOG 101 (3 hrs) LL
Introduction to Business (DSST 543) MGMT 150 (3 hrs) LL
Introduction to Computing (DSST 536) CISS 170 (3 hrs) LL
Introduction to Law Enforcement (DSST 497) SOCI 321 (3 hrs) UL
Introduction to World Religions (DSST 496) RELI 101 (3 hrs) LL
Lifespan Developmental Psychology (DSST 490) PSYC 330 (3 hrs) LL
Management Information Systems (DSST 551) MGMT 393 (3 hrs) LL
Money and Banking (DSST 548) FINC 395 (3 hrs) UL
Organizational Behavior (DSST 531) MGMT 362 (3 hrs) LL
Personal Finance (DSST 550) FINC 298 (3 hrs) LL
Personnel/Human Resource Management (DSST 530) MGMT 361 (3 hrs) LL
Principles of Finance (DSST 524) FINC 350 (3 hrs) UL
Principles of Physical Science I (DSST 512) CHEM/PHYS 108 (3 hrs) LL
Principles of Public Speaking (DSST 815, 821-827) COMM 110 (3 hrs) LL
Principles of Statistics (DSST 450) MATH 250 (3 hrs) LL
Principles of Supervision (DSST 532) MGMT 144 (3 hrs) LL
Substance Abuse (DSST 495) HUMS 380 (3 hrs) UL
Technical Writing (DSST 820) ENGL 204 (3 hrs) LL
The Civil War and Reconstruction (DSST 483) HIST 342 (3 hrs) UL

DANTES Exams for MBA Pre-Requisites

(The minimum scores reflected here are equivalent to a grade of B.)

Test Form 

Dantes Exam 

Columbia College Equivalencies 

Credit Hours 

Minimum Score for MBA Prereq 

DSST 524 Principles of Finance

FINC 350

3 UL 53 or 434
DSST 525 Principles of Financial Accounting

ACCT 280 (1/1/90-10/1/12)

3 LL 55 or 434

 

DANTES Exams for MSCJ Pre-Requisites

(The minimum scores reflected here are equivalent to a grade of B.)

Test Form

Dantes Exam 

Columbia College Equivalencies 

Credit Hours 

 Minimum Score for MSCJ Prereq*

DSST 498  
Criminal Justice

CJAD 101 (10/1/12-12/31/12)

CJAD 101 & CJAD 144(11/1/13-current)

3 UL

  

3LL + 3LL

434 or 54

DSST 497
Introduction to Law Enforcement 

CJAD 101 (01/1/90-12/31/97)

CJAD 101 (1/1/98-
9/31/12)

3 LL

 

3 UL

434 or 52
 

DLPT - Defense Language Proficiency Tests

Students who have attended Defense Language Institute and participated in the Defense Language Proficiency Testing may submit an official transcript for evaluation of transfer credit. The transcript must also be accompanied by a DLPT score report.

If the DLPT exam is listed on a Joint Services Transcript (JST), and the ACE credit recommendation is listed on the transcript as well, we can evaluate directly from the JST. An additional DPLT transcript and score report do not need to be requested.

Columbia College awards credit for Defense Language Institute's Exams based on the ACE Recommended credit hours.

*The LANG prefix is used here as a placeholder for the actual foreign language course equivalency prefix (e.g. SPAN, GERM); "LANG" is simply an abbreviation for "language," and is not a course equivalency prefix.

DLPT Language
Exam

Columbia College Equivalencies

1st 6 hours of Lower Level (Division) Credit Recommendations are awarded LANG* 101 an LANG* 102 (e.g. SPAN 101 & SPAN 102)
Any Additional Lower Level (Division) Hours are awarded LANG* 144 (e.g. SPAN 144)
Any Upper Level (Division) Credit Recommendations are awarded LANG* 444 (e.g. SPAN 444)

EMT - Emergency Medical Technician

Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)

A student may receive credit for an EMT program based on the number of hours on the certificate. 
Credit is granted as follows:

EMT-B, Emergency Medical Technician – Basic

110 hours of instruction
6 hours of ELEC 144

EMT-I*, Emergency Medical Technician – Intermediate

175-225    hours of Classroom/Practical Lab
  50-75     Clinical
  75-100   Field Internship
300-400   total instruction hours
6 hours of ELEC 144

*Not available in all states—including Missouri

Note: 6 hours of ELEC 144 maximum granted for EMT-B and/or EMT-I

EMT-P, Emergency Medical Technician – Paramedic

1000-12000 total instruction hours
-Not a set number of hours
-Emphasis based on competence of graduate
9 hours of ELEC 144

Excelsior, formerly Regents Exams ACT PEP: Taken 07/01/16 - 09/30/16


 *** If you have completed a ECE exam not listed below, or taken an exam outside of the effective time frame, please submit a Prometric Designated Institution Report or JST transcript for evaluation.

*** Credit will granted based on ACE-recommended minimum passing score listed on the Prometric Designated Institution Report or JST transcript.

*** Minimum score of 'C' required to receive credit. 

Excelsior College Examinations (ECE)

Columbia College Equivalencies
07/01/16-09/30/16

Course Level Designation
LL=Lower Level
UL=Upper Level

Community-Focused Nursing (ECE-448)
ELEC 444 (3 hrs)
UL
Essentials of Nursing Care: Health Differences (ECE-105)
ELEC 144 (3 hrs)
LL
Essentials of Nursing Care: Health Safety (ECE-104)
ELEC 144 (3 hrs)
LL
Foundations in Nursing Practice (ECE-109)
ELEC 144 (3 hrs)
LL
Health Differences Across the Lifespan I (ECE-211)
ELEC 144 (3 hrs)
LL
Health Differences Across the Lifespan II (ECE-212)
ELEC 144 (3 hrs)
LL
Health Differences Across the Lifespan III (ECE-213)
ELEC 144 (3 hrs)
LL
Reproductive Health (ECE-209)
ELEC 144 (3 hrs)
LL
Research in Nursing (ECE-430)
ELEC 444 (3 hrs)
UL
Transition to the Professional Nurse Role (ECE-108)
ELEC 144 (3 hrs)
LL

 

IB - International Baccalaureate

Columbia College accepts credit from successfully completed International Baccalaureate (IB) course work. Course equivalencies and transfer credit awards vary by subject and International Baccalaureate course level (standard/higher).

Students who have completed the International Baccalaureate diploma, completed higher-level (HL) courses with a score of four or better, and standard-level (SL) courses with a score of five or better are eligible to receive a minimum of 10 hours of transfer credit.

Students who have not completed the International Baccalaureate diploma, but who have completed higher-level courses with a score of five or better, will be granted equivalency credit on a course-by-course basis.

Courses not listed below receive no credit.

*The LANG prefix is used here as a placeholder for the actual foreign language course equivalency prefix (e.g. SPAN, GERM); "LANG" is simply an abbreviation for "language," and is not a course equivalency prefix.

Group 1 (Best Language)

International Baccalaureate

Columbia College Equivalency 

 Group

Course

Course 

Credit 

 Language A1 English    
  HL and SL ENGL 111 & ENGL 264
  Other Languages    
  HL & SL LANG* 101 & LANG* 102
(e.g. SPAN, GERM)
6

 

Group 2 (Second Modern Language)

International Baccalaureate

Columbia College Equivalency 

Course

Course 

Credit 

English
    Ab Initio
        -Standard Level No Credit  
    B        
        -Higher Level ENGL 111 
        -Standard Level  No Credit   
    A2  
        -Higher Level ENGL 111 & ENGL 264 
        -Standard Level  ENGL 111 & ENGL 264 
Other Languages    
    AB Intio
        -Standard Level LANG* 101 (e.g. SPAN, GERM) 3
    B    
        -Higher Level  LANG* 101 & LANG 102
(e.g. SPAN, GERM) 
6
        -Standard Level  LANG* 101 (e.g. SPAN, GERM) 
    A2     
        -Higher Level   LANG* 101 & LANG* 102
(e.g. SPAN, GERM)
        -Standard Level   LANG* 101 & LANG* 102
(e.g. SPAN, GERM)
6
Classical Languages    
        -Higher Level LANG* 101 & LANG* 102
(e.g. SPAN, GERM)
        -Standard Level   LANG* 101 (e.g. SPAN, GERM 3

 

Group 3 (Individuals & Society)

International Baccalaureate

Columbia College Equivalency 

Course

Course 

Credit 

Business & Management
    -Higher Level MGMT 150 & ACCT 280 
    -Standard level MGMT 150 
Economics    
    -Higher Level & Standard Level ECON 293 & ECON 294 
History    
    -Higher Level  HIST 144
        Regional Options:  
            Europe HIST 102 (Must have a score of 5 or higher) 
            All Other Options HIST 144 
    -Standard Level HIST 144 
Geography
    -Higher Level GEOG 101 & GEOG 144 
    -Standard Level  GEOG 101  3
Islamic History     
    -Higher Level HIST 144 & RELI 144 
    -Standard Level  HIST 144
ITGS
    -Higher Level CISS 144 & CISS 170 
    -Standard Level CISS 144
Philosophy
    -Higher Level PHIL 201 & PHIL 144  6
    -Standard Level  PHIL 201
Psychology     
    -Higher Level  PSYC 144
    -Standard Level  PSYC 144  3
Social & Cultural Anthropology     
    -Higher Level  SOCI 111 & ANTH/SOCI 112  
    -Standard Level ANTH/SOCI 112 
World Religons    
    -Higher Level RELI 101 & RELI 102 
    -Standard Level  RELI 101 

 

Group 4 (Experimental Sciences)

International Baccalaureate

Columbia College Equivalency 

Course

Course 

Credit 

Biology
    -Higher Level BIOL 110 & BIOL 110L
    -Standard level BIOL 108 
Chemistry (HL & SL) CHEM 110 & CHEM 111L
Physics  
    -Higher Level PHYS 111 & PHYS 111L 
    -Standard Level PHYS 108 & PHYS 108L 6
Enviromental Systems (Taught at SL only) ENVS 115 & ENVS 115L 6
Sports, Excercise & Health Science     
    -Higher Level PHED 144
    -Standard Level  PHED 144 
Design Technology     
    -Higher Level  ELEC 144 
    -Standard Level  ELEC 144 

Group 5 (Mathematics)

International Baccalaureate

Columbia College Equivalency 

Course

Course 

Credit 

Mathematical Studies SL MATH 106 3
Mathematics  
    -Higher level MATH 150 & MATH 180
    -Standard Level MATH 150 
Further Mathematics MATH 170
Computer Science    
    -Higher Level CISS 170 & CISS 238
    -Standard Level CISS 170 

 

Group 6 (The Arts)

International Baccalaureate

Columbia College Equivalency 

Course

Course 

Credit 

Visual Arts
    -Higher level ARTS 101 & ARTS 105
    -Standard Level ARTS 101 3
Music
    -Higher Level MUSI 102 & MUSI 122 6
    -Standard Level MUSI 102
Theater Arts
    -Higher Level COMM 220 & HUMN 144 6
    -Standard Level COMM 220  3
Dance     
    -Higher Level  HUMN 144 & ELEC 144
    -Standard Level HUMN 144 
Film    
    -Higher Level  HUMN 144 & ELEC 144
    -Standard Level  HUMN 144 

Additional Credits Awarded

Must Complete the Following Requirements 

 Columbia College Equivalencies

 Credits

1. Completion of the IB Diploma   ENGL 112  3
2. Complete English as a Group 1 language with a score of 6 or higher 
3. Recieved a score of C or higher on the Extended Essay

Law Enforcement Training

Partners In Law Enforcement Program

For Students desiring to become law enforcement officers (or if already in law enforcement), Columbia College offers an innovative program: Partners in Law Enforcement.  This collaborative initiative between Columbia College and the state’s police academies is designed to give students up to 24 semester hours in course equivalencies for successful completion of the academy.  To qualify, students must successfully complete a minimum of 400 hours at a state certified, basic police academy.  Academies completed over five years prior to applying for equivalency credit will not be considered unless the applicant can demonstrate adequate work experience in the field since completion of the academy.  An approved demonstration of work experience is a letter on appropriate letterhead from a supervisor or human resources administrator confirming employment in the field; the letter should include employment dates/history and current position. The specific course equivalencies are listed below:

CJAD 301  Criminal Law 3 UL 
CJAD 311  Police in a Democratic Society 3 UL
CJAD 415  Criminal Procedures 3 UL
CJAD 144 Criminal Justice Electives  9 LL
ELEC 144 General Electives  6 LL 

The equivalency policy is effective based on the following provisions:

  1. Basic law enforcement academies must be a minimum of 400 hours in length and must have been completed within the five years prior to applying for equivalencies;
     
  2. Students who complete a basic law enforcement academy of less than 400 hours will be eligible to earn up to 12 semester hours of criminal justice elective credit in which one semester hour will be awarded for each 20 hours of training;
     
  3. Students may not be awarded credit for both the Partners in Law Enforcement (PILE) program and the Partners in Corrections (PIC) program.  Students may not be awarded credit for one of the Partners programs and awarded criminal justice electives for other training.
     
  4. If a student completes an acceptable academy for one of the Partners programs and then subsequently completes a state cross-over training program for the other, then as long as the original academy training meets the eligibility rules for acceptance, the students may choose which program (PILE or PIC) for which to be awarded credit.  Students cannot be awarded credit for both programs.
     
  5. If a student has completed basic academy training for both programs but neither training meets the eligibility rules for PILE or PIC, then the student may be eligible to earn up to 12 semester hours of criminal justice elective credit in which one semester hour will be awarded for 20 hours of basic law enforcement and corrections academy training.  Total credit may not exceed 12 semester hours.
     
  6. Students must have successfully completed 15 semester hours of college coursework at Columbia College before equivalencies may be applied.  Students must notify the Evaluations Office when they are eligible for credit to be applied.
     

NOTE:  Completion of the police academy within the last 36 semester hours of a student’s degree program may reduce the number of hours applied under the partners in Law Enforcement Program.

Corrections Training

Partners In Corrections Program

The Columbia College Partners in Corrections Program is designed to give students interested in becoming correctional officers up to 24 semester hours in course equivalencies for successful completion of the corrections basic training academy.To qualify, students must successfully complete a departmentally mandated corrections academy in any of the 50 states or U.S. territories.  The academy must be a departmentally-mandated basic training academy with a minimum 275 hours in length.  Academies complete over five years prior to applying for equivalency credit will not be considered unless the applicant can demonstrate adequate work experience in the field since completion of his or her academy. An approved demonstration of work experience is a letter on appropriate letterhead from a supervisor or human resources administrator confirming employment in the field; the letter should include employment dates/history and current position. The specific course equivalencies are listed below:

CJAD 320   Cultural Diversity in Criminal Justice 3 UL 
CJAD 345  Ethics and Morality in Criminal Justice 3 UL
CJAD 144   Criminal Justice Elective 9 LL
ELEC 144  General Elective 9 LL

The equivalency policy is based on the following provisions:

  1. The academy must be one of basic correction and required for employment by the respective state in question and must have been completed within five years prior to applying for equivalencies.
     
  2. Students who complete a basic corrections academy consisting of less than 275 hours will be eligible to earn up to 12 semester hours of criminal justice elective credit in which one semester hour will be awarded for each 20 hours of basic training.
     
  3. Students may not be awarded credit for both the Partners in Law Enforcement (PILE) program and the Partners in Corrections (PIC) program.  Students may not be awarded credit for one of the Partners programs and awarded criminal justice electives for other training.
     
  4. If a student completes an acceptable academy for one of the Partners programs and then subsequently completes a state cross-over training program for the other, then as long as the original academy training meets the eligibility rules for acceptance, the students may choose which program (PILE or PIC) for which to be awarded credit.  Students cannot be awarded credit for both programs.
     
  5. If a student has completed basic academy training for both programs but neither training meets the eligibility rules for PILE or PIC, then the student may be eligible to earn up to 12 semester hours of criminal justice elective credit in which one semester hour will be awarded for 20 hours of basic law enforcement and corrections academy training.  Total credit may not exceed 12 semester hours.
     
  6. Students must have successfully completed 15 semester hours of college coursework at Columbia College before equivalencies may be applied.
     

NOTE:  Completion of the corrections academy within the last 36 semester hours of a student’s degree program may reduce the number of hours applied under the Partners in Corrections Program.
 

Military Service and Training

For General Information regarding military transfer credit please see out Military Transfer Credit Page.

For more specific information please refer to the specific branch:

Air Force
Army
Coast Guard
Marines
Navy

Columbia College is a Servicemembers Opportunity College (SOC) DNS core member institution in SOCAD, SOCCOAST, SOCMAR, and SOCNAV. Please see our transferability table below to see our courses with guaranteed transferability to/from other SOC DNS institutions. Clicking on the hyperlinked SOC code will take you to SOC’s website where you can find all schools that offer this course.

Columbia College - Nationwide Campuses, MO Bachelor’s Degree Categorized Courses

Course
Number

Course
Name

*Course
Category

ACCT 280 Accounting I (Financial) AC101B
ACCT 281 Accounting II (Managerial) AC107B
ACCT 381 Federal Income Tax-Individuals AC204B
ACCT 382 Intermediate Accounting I AC104B
ACCT 383 Intermediate Accounting II AC104B
ACCT 384 Intermediate Accounting III AC104B
ACCT 385 Accounting Information Systems AC302B
ACCT 386 Managerial and Cost Accounting AC402B
ACCT 481 Federal Income Tax – Corporations AC205B
ACCT 485 Fund and Government Accounting AC221B
ACCT 488 Advanced Financial Accounting AC105B
ACCT 489 Auditing I AC212B
BIOL 371 Neuroscience PS103B
CISS 170 Intro to Computer Information Systems CS101B
CISS 175 Microcomputer-Based Personal Prod Tools OF033B
CISS 234 Visual Basic CS232B
CISS 236 COBOL Programming CS238B
CISS 238 Java Programming CS230B
CISS 241 Programming I CS228B
CISS 243 Programming III CS229B
CISS 274 Introduction to Internet Tech & E-Commerce CS106B
CISS 350 Advanced Algorithms and Data Structures CS202B
CISS 358 Algorithm Analysis CS202B
CISS 360 Computer Systems and Assembly Language CS221B
CISS 362 Intro to Automata Thry, Lang & Computation CS209B
CISS 370 Operating Systems CS123B
CISS 375 Compiler Construction CS207B
CISS 380 Computer Graphics CS265B
CISS 391 Information System Security CS511B
CISS 410 Computer Networks and Communications CS601B
CISS 420 Computer Architecture CS121B
CISS 430 Database Systems CS301B
CISS 438 Object-Oriented Design and Analysis CS205B
CISS 445 Programming Languages CS208B
CISS 450 Artificial Intelligence CS267B
CISS 465 Software Engineering CS206B
CISS 472 Data Warehousing & Decision Support Sys CS321B
CISS 499 Internship CS153B
CJAD 101 Introduction to Criminal Justice Admin CJ101B
CJAD 201 Criminal Investigation CJ210B
CJAD 301 Criminal Law LW002B
CJAD 311 Police in a Democratic Society CJ202B
CJAD 315 Private Security and Loss Prevention CJ501B
CJAD 320 Cultural Diversity in Criminal Justice CJ121B
CJAD 325 Juvenile Justice System and Procedures CJ112B
CJAD 345 Ethics and Morality in Criminal Justice CJ110B
CJAD 350 Corrections and Penology CJ402B
CJAD 352 Victims in the Justice System CJ103B
CJAD 405 Laws of Criminal Evidence CJ303B
CJAD 410 Drug Abuse and Crime Control CJ113B
CJAD 415 Criminal Procedures LW046B
CJAD 421 Organized Crime CJ115B
CJAD 451 Management of Criminal Justice Agencies CJ108B
CJAD 495 Integrative Seminar CJ127B
CJAD 499 Internship in Criminal Justice Admin CJ128B
COMM 110 Introduction to Speech CM001B
COMM 203 Understanding Human Communication CM005B
ECON 293 Macroeconomics EC201B
ECON 294 Microeconomics EC301B
EDUC 231 Psychology of Education ED001B
EDUC 392 Adolescent Psychology PS204B
ENGL 111 English Composition I EN201B
ENGL 112 English Composition II EN203B
FINC 298 Personal Financial Planning BU211B
FINC 350 Business Finance BU201B
FINC 395 Financial Markets and Institutions BU203B
FINC 397 Principles of Real Estate BU106B
FINC 495 International Finance BU213B
FINC 496 Financial Management BU204B
GEOG 101 Introduction to Geography GE001B
HIST 101 Western Civilization I HI301B
HIST 102 Western Civilization II HI302B
HIST 121 American History to 1877 HI201B
HIST 122 American History since 1877 HI202B
HIST 231 Imperial Russia HI326B
HIST 234 History of Latin America HI409B
HIST 235 History of the Modern Middle East HI406B
HIST 314 Modern China HI403B
HIST 316 Modern Japan HI404B
HIST 318 The Vietnam War HI232B
HIST 335 Nineteenth Century Europe HI307B
HIST 336 Twentieth Century Europe HI308B
HIST 342 American Civil War HI206B
HIST 350 American Revolution HI204B
HIST 358 The Making of Modern Britain HI324B
HIST 362 History of the American West HI223B
HIST 370 American Military History HI231B
HIST 399 Internship HI106B
HIST 490 Historiography HI101B
HIST 494 Historical Research and Methods HI104B
HIST 499 Internship HI106B
HUMS 350 Social Gerontology SO008B
MATH 150 College Algebra MH048B
MATH 170 Finite Mathematics MH065B
MATH 180 Precalculus MH054B
MATH 200 Calculus for Business and Finance MH072B
MATH 250 Statistics I MH053B
MGMT 150 Introduction to Business BU101B
MGMT 152 Business Mathematics MH071B
MGMT 200 Calculus for Business and Finance MH072B
MGMT 254 Business Communications CM006B
MGMT 265 Business Law I BU122B
MGMT 311 Public Administration and Policy PB101B
MGMT 330 Principles of Management MG101B
MGMT 338 International Business MG106B
MGMT 341 Small Business Management MG104B
MGMT 360 Organizational Theory MG301B
MGMT 361 Human Resource Management MG201B
MGMT 362 Organizational Behavior MG302B
MGMT 363 Productions and Operations Management MG107B
MGMT 367 Business Law II BU122B
MGMT 368 Business Ethics BU103B
MGMT 375 Labor Relations MG202B
MGMT 393 Business Information Systems MG501B
MGMT 422 Small Business Development MG105B
MGMT 430 Management Science BU108B
MGMT 479 Strategic Management MG123B
MKTG 310 Principles of Marketing BU301B
MKTG 327 Retail Management and Strategies MG403B
MKTG 331 Consumer Behavior BU303B
MKTG 332 Public Relations CM004B
MKTG 335 Advertising and Sales Promotion BU302B
MKTG 352 Personal Selling and Sales Management BU324B
MKTG 441 Marketing Research BU304B
MKTG 478 Marketing Management MG401B
PHIL 201 Introduction to Western Philosophy PL079B
PHIL 330 Ethics PL081B
POSC 111 American National Government PO077B
POSC 215 State and Local Government PO078B
POSC 292 International Relations PO081B
PSYC 101 General Psychology PS101B
PSYC 231 Psychology of Education ED001B
PSYC 304 Personality Theory PS401B
PSYC 320 Psychological Testing and Measurements PS107B
PSYC 324 Stats for the Behavioral & Natural Sciences MH075B
PSYC 325 Research Design SO006B
PSYC 326 Experimental Psychology PS106B
PSYC 330 Lifespan Developmental Psychology PS201B
PSYC 336 Industrial/Organizational Psychology PS305B
PSYC 360 Social Psychology PS301B
PSYC 371 Neuroscience PS103B
PSYC 381 History and Systems of Psychology PS102B
PSYC 385 Human Sexuality PS105B
PSYC 391 Child Psychology PS202B
PSYC 392 Adolescent Psychology PS204B
PSYC 395 Adult Psychology PS205B
PSYC 410 Learning Theories PS602B
PSYC 450 Abnormal Psychology PS501B
PSYC 460 Intro to Clinical and Counseling Psychology PS701B
PSYC 480 Group Process PS703B
PSYC 495 Integrative Psychology PS113B
PSYC 499 Internship PS114B
SOCI 111 General Sociology SO001B
SOCI 112 General Anthropology AN001B
SOCI 214 Family SO007B
SOCI 216 American Social Problems SO002B
SOCI 270 Minority Cultures and Relations SO003B
SOCI 321 Criminology CJ102B
SOCI 324 Stats for the Behavioral & Natural Sciences MH075B
SOCI 325 Research Design SO006B
SOCI 331 Juvenile Delinquency SO004B
SOCI 350 Social Gerontology SO008B
SOCI 360 Social Psychology PS301B

FRTI - MU Fire and Rescue Training Institute

MU FRTI Courses for the Columbia College

Associate in Science in Fire Service Administration

The Associate in Science in Fire Service Administration is a comprehensive two year program designed to allow students to apply college credit hours that they have earned from the University of Missouri’s Fire & Rescue Training Institute (FRTI) toward their degree. To have credit awarded you will need to submit an an official MU FRTI transcript to Columbia College 

The Associate in Science in Fire Service Administration degree is available at the following locations:
Home Campus; Columbia, MO; Springfield, MO; Moberly, MO; Lake of the Ozarks, MO; Rolla, MO; St. Louis, MO; Kansas City, MO; & Jefferson City, MO

(FSAD courses in Italics in this section are offered at the National Fire Academy.)

 

Course

Course Title 

Credit

 FSAD 101 Fire (Service) Instructor I 2
 FSAD 110 Fire Officer I 2
 FSAD 120 Incident Management System (NIMS can be Substituted) 1
 FSAD 130 Incident Safety Officer 1
 FSAD 135 Health and Safety Officer 1
 FSAD 140 Introduction to Emergency Management (for Fire Services) 2
 FSAD 145 Introduction to Volunteer Emergency Service Mgmt 2
FSAD 146 Executive analysis of Fire Service Operations in Emergency Management  3
 FSAD 150 Principles of Building Construction: Combustible 1
 FSAD 155 Principles of Building Construction: Noncombustible  1
 FSAD 160 Introduction to Fire Prevention Inspection (Intro to Fire Inspection Principles and Practices)  2
 FSAD 161 Fire Inspection Principles  3
FSAD 162 Principles of Fire Protection: Structures & Systems  3
FSAD 163 Management of Fire Prevention Programs  3
FSAD 164 Management of Arson Prevention & Control  3
FSAD 165 Plans Review for Inspectors 3
FSAD 166 Strategic Analysis of Community Risk Reduction  3
 FSAD 170 Introduction Wildland & Wildland/Urban Interface 1
 FSAD 180 Emergency Response to Terrorism: (Tactical Considerations): Company Officer 1
 FSAD 181 Emergency Response to Terrorism:  (Tactical Considerations): EMS 1
 FSAD 182 Emergency Response to Terrorism:  (Tactical Considerations): Hazardous Materials  1
 FSAD 183 Hazardous Materials Incident Response: Operations  1
FSAD 184 Command and Control of Fire Department Operations at Natural and Man-Made Disasters  1
FSAD 185 Command and Control of Fire Department Operations at Target Hazards  3
 FSAD 201 Fire (Service) Instructor II 2
FSAD 202 Challenges for Local Training Officers  2
FSAD 203 Community Education Leadership 3
 FSAD 210 Fire Officer II 3
 FSAD 220 Advanced Incident Management System: Command Staff; Operations; Logistics/Finance; Planning 1
 FSAD 230 Managing Company Tactical Operations: Preparation  1
 FSAD 231 Managing Company Tactical Operations: Decision Making  1
 FSAD 232 Managing Company Tactical Operations: Tactics 1
 FSAD 240 Leadership: Company (Leadership I: Strategies For Company Success)  1
 FSAD 241 Leadership: Personal  (Leadership II: Strategies For Personal Success) 1
 FSAD 242 Leadership: Supervisory (Leadership III: Strategies for Supervisory Success)  1
FSAD 243 Executive Skills Series: Influencing  1
FSAD 244 Executive Skills Series: Leading Diverse Communities  1
FSAD 245 Executive Skills Series: Managing & Leading Change  1
 FSAD 250 Managing in a Changing Environment 1
FSAD 251 Fire Service Communication  1
FSAD 252 Leadership & Administration 1
FSAD 253 Training Operations in Small Departments  1
 FSAD 260 Shaping the Future
FSAD 270 Initial Fire Investigation 
FSAD 271 Fire Cause Determination for Company Officers  2
FSAD 272 Fire/Arson Investigation  3
FSAD 273 Interviewing/Interrogating & Courtroom Testimony 3

Partners in Corrections for MSCJ Corrections Administration Track

National Institute of Corrections: Management Development for the Future Series

Students pursuing a Master of Science in Criminal Justice with Management track in Corrections Administration (MSCJ.CA) or with the dual track option of Management tracks in Corrections Administration and Law Enforcement Administration (MSCJ.CA.LE) are eligible to receive credit for completion of the NIC’s Management Development for the Future Series.
 
There is no restriction on home campus or course location. Any student pursuing an MSCJ that includes the Management track in Corrections Administration is eligible for this credit.
 
Completion of the training qualifies the student for:

Course   

 Title 

 Hours 

 
MSCJ-550  Readings in Criminal Justice Administration   3 hrs.
MSCJ-587  Corrections Administration   3 hrs.
MSCJ-589  Community Corrections   3 hrs.

 
To receive credit the student must submit a certificate of completion from the National Institute of Corrections that includes the following information:

  • Name of course
  • Length of course
  • Date of completion
  • Location of training
     
    If any of the above information is missing, the student must submit supporting documentation (letter from supervisor on certified letterhead with a signature) in order to receive credit.
     
    This credit can be transferred in whole or in part. If the student has already completed one or more of the requirements that completion of this training would provide, they can still receive credit for the other(s) via completion of this training, without losing previously earned credit.
     
    This credit can be completed at any time during the student’s academic career, but Evaluations will not apply it to the student record until the degree is posted. Once the training has been reviewed for credit, a notation will be added to the student's degree audit indicating the receipt of credit and its future application.

Pilot's License

Pilot's License

A Pilot’s License has been institutionally evaluated as a former course here.  The student must submit a copy of his Pilot’s License for evaluation. 

Credit is granted as follows:

Credit Awarded

Columbia College Equivalency 

Credit Hours

 Ground School/Intro to Aeronautics/Pilot Training  ELEC 144
 6

Real Estate License

Real Estate License

Transfer equivalency credit will be granted for students with a current, state-issued real estate agent's or broker's license.

A photocopy of the license, which must list dates of validity indicating the student's current licensure, will be accepted as official documentation for credit-granting purposes.

Credit Awarded 
Columbia College Equivalency
Credit Hours
Real Estate Agent/
Real Estate Broker
 FINC 397  3

RN and LPN Certifications

Nursing License (Non- Nursing Degree Students)

Note: This credit will be granted to students with an RN or LPN license that are not pursing a nursing degree at Columbia College.

Nursing school graduates will be awarded credit upon completion of the nursing program when a copy of the license is provided along with an official transcript from the nursing school.  The license verifies state approval and therefore will be given credit as follows:

LPN License:

Hygiene……………………..….3 hours of ELEC 144
Medical Terminology………….2 hours of ELEC 144
Sociology…………………...….3 hours of SOCI 111
Anatomy & Physiology………..3 hours of BIOL 444

RN License:

All students having an RN License get the following 30 hours.  Additional credit is granted based on the 2-year or 3-year program.

Chemistry………………………5 hours of CHEM 110
Microbiology……………….......4 hours of BIOL 312
Anatomy & Physiology………...5 hours of BIOL 444
Diet & Nutrition………………..1 hour of ELEC 144
Sociology……………………….3 hours of SOCI 111
Psychology……………………..3 hours of PSYC 101
Medical Ethics……………….…1 hour of ELEC 144
Professional Adjustments………1 hour of ELEC 144
Fundamentals of Nursing……….5 hours of ELEC 144
Pharmacology…………………..2 hours of ELEC 144
Additional credit for completing the 2-year RN program:
Medical & Surgical Nursing I…….……6 hours of ELEC 144
Medical & Surgical Nursing II…………5 hours of ELEC 144
Obstetrics/Gynecology…………………3 hours of ELEC 144
Medical & Surgical Nursing III………..10 hours of ELEC 444
Pediatrics……………………………….3 hours of ELEC 444
Psychiatric & Neuro……………………3 hours of ELEC 444

Additional credit for completing the 3-year RN program:

Medical & Surgical Nursing I…………..13 hours of ELEC 144
Medical & Surgical Nursing II………….8 hours of ELEC 144
Obstetrics/Gynecology………………….6 hours of ELEC 144
Medical & Surgical Nursing III…...……21 hours of ELEC 444
Pediatrics…………………………..……6 hours of ELEC 444
Psychiatric & Neuro………………...…..6 hours of ELEC 444

StraighterLine

Departmental elective credit and/or direct equivalency credit may be awarded to students who complete StraighterLine courses featuring proctored examinations. Credit award for non-proctored examinations will always be general elective (ELEC-144).

StraighterLine Course 

Columbia College Equivalency (for proctored StraighterLine Exams) 

Columbia College Equivalency (for non-proctored StraighterLine Exams 

Credit Hours

 
Accounting I  ACCT-144 ELEC-144
Accounting II   ACCT-144 ELEC-144  3
American Government   POSC-144  ELEC-144  3
Anatomy & Physiology I   BIOL-144 ELEC-144  3
Anatomy & Physiology I (with Lab)   BIOL-144 ELEC-144 
Anatomy & Physiology II   BIOL-144 ELEC-144  3
Anatomy & Physiology II (with Lab)   BIOL-144 ELEC-144 
Business Communications   COMM-144 ELEC-144 
Business Ethics   MGMT-144 ELEC-144 
Business Law   MGMT-144 ELEC-144 
Business Statistics    MGMT-430 (10/2012-Present) ELEC-144  3 LL 
  MATH-144 (05/2009-09/2012)
College Algebra   MATH-144  ELEC-144 
Cultural Anthropology   ANTH-144  ELEC-144 
Economics I (Macroeconomics)   ECON-293  ELEC-144 
Economics II (Microeconomics)   ECON-294 ELEC-144 
English Composition I   ELEC-144 ELEC-144 
English Composition II   ELEC-144 ELEC-144 
Financial Accounting   ACCT-144 ELEC-144 
First Aid/CPR   PHED-144 ELEC-144 
General Calculus I   MATH-144 ELEC-144 
General Calculus II   MATH-144 ELEC-144 
General Chemistry I   CHEM-144 ELEC-144 
General Chemistry I (with Lab)   CHEM-144 ELEC-144 
General Physics I   PHYS-144 ELEC-144 
General Physics I (with Lab)   PHYS-144 ELEC-144 
General Physics II   PHYS-144 ELEC-144 
General Physics II (with Lab)   PHYS-144 ELEC-144 
Introduction to Biology   BIOL-144 ELEC-144 
Introduction to Biology (with Lab)   BIOL-144 ELEC-144 
Introduction to Business   MGMT-144 ELEC-144 
Introduction to Communications   COMM-144 ELEC-144 
Introduction to Criminal Justice   CJAD-101 ELEC-144 
Introduction to Environmental Science   ENVS-144 ELEC-144 
Introduction to Nutrition   PHED-144 ELEC-144 
Introduction to Philosophy   PHIL-144 ELEC-144 
Introduction to Psychology   PSYC-101 ELEC-144 
Introduction to Religion   RELI-144 ELEC-144 
Introduction to Sociology   SOCI-111 ELEC-144 
Managerial Accounting   ACCT-144 ELEC-144 
Medical Terminology   ELEC-144 ELEC-144 
Microbiology   BIOL-144 ELEC-144 
Microbiology (with Lab)   BIOL-144 ELEC-144 
Organizational Behavior   MGMT-144 ELEC-144 
Personal Finance   FINC-298 ELEC-144 
Personal Fitness & Wellness   PHED-144 ELEC-144 
Pre-Calculus   MATH-144 ELEC-144 
Principles of Management   MGMT-144 ELEC-144  3
Spanish I   SPAN-144 ELEC-144 
Spanish II   SPAN-144 ELEC-144 
Student Success   ELEC-144 ELEC-144 
United States History I   HIST-144 ELEC-144 
United States History II   HIST-144 ELEC-144 
Western Civilization I   HIST-144 ELEC-144 
Western Civilization II   HIST-144 ELEC-144 

Other

You  may be eligible to receive college level credit from other sources of non-traditional education. Please contact your advisor if you have questions regarding credit from sources not listed on this page.

 

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