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Noncredit to Credit Pathways

Non-credit to Credit Pathways

HACC supports ongoing education. We have several ways to earn college credits for non-credit courses/programs. Learn more about these non-credit to credit pathways.

 

How Do I Earn These Credits?

You will only earn credit for your certifications or HACC non-credit courses if the credits apply to your current program of study.

The number of credits/courses awarded is subject to change.

 

Can I Transfer These Credits?

You may not be able to transfer articulated credits from HACC to other post-secondary institutions.

 

How Many Credits Can I Earn for Computer Certifications?

Credit for computer certifications may not exceed 16 credits.

 

What Are the Non-credit to Credit Pathways?

Business, Marketing and Management

  • CPS (Certified Professional Secretary)
  • CAP (Certified Administrative Professional)
  • Real Estate License (Current/active license or license in escrow)

 

Computer Science and Information Technology

  • CCNA (CISCO Certified Network Associate)
  • CIW (Master Certified Internet Webmaster)
  • A+ (CompTIA IT Technician)
  • MCSA (Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator)
  • MCSE (Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer)
  • MCSE and A+
  • MCDST (Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician)
  • MOS (Certifications in Word, Excel and Access)

 

Public Safety and Service

  • Active EMT certifications
  • Active Paramedic certifications
  • HACC Fire Academy
  • Educational Methodology course and state certification as Fire Instructor I
  • HACC, Fire Officer I program
  • HACC, ACT 120 training (Certificate of Completion)
  • PA State Police Academy (Certificate of Completion)
  • Corrections Officer Trainee Program
  • Cardiology Technician

CCT certification and one year of work experience may allow articulation of up to ten credits. You can apply these credits to either of HACC's cardiovascular technology (CVT) programs: Invasive Cardiovascular Technology and Cardiac Sonography. Courses: CVT 101, CVT 102, CVT 103, and AH 140. For more information, contact Health Careers at healthcareers@hacc.edu or (717) 780-1988.


  • Dental Assisting

Certified Dental Assistant (CDA) certification and employment in the dental field may allow articulation of 30 credits. These credits can be applied towards an Associate Degree in Health Science. For more information, contact Health Careers at healthcareers@hacc.edu or (717) 780-1988.

 

  • Medical Assisting

Certified Medical Assistant (CMA/AAMA - Certifying Board of the American Association of Medical Assistants) or Registered Medical Assistant (RMA - American Medical Technologists) certification and employment as a medical assistant may allow articulation of 30 credits. You can apply these credits towards an Associate Degree in Health Science. For more information, contact Health Careers at healthcareers@hacc.edu or (717) 780-1988.

 

  • Nursing

RN certification and employment in the nursing field may allow articulation of 30 credits. You can apply these credits towards an Associate Degree in Health Science. For more information, contact Health Careers at healthcareers@hacc.edu or (717) 780-1988.

 

  • Practical Nursing

LPN licensure and employment in the nursing field may allow articulation of 30 credits. You can apply these credits towards an Associate Degree in Health Science. For more information, contact Health Careers at healthcareers@hacc.edu or (717) 780-1988.

 

  • Surgical Technologist

Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) certification and employment as a surgical technologist may allow articulation of 30 credits. You can apply these credits towards an Associate Degree in Health Science. For more information, contact Health Careers at healthcareers@hacc.edu or (717) 780-1988.

 

  • Emergency Medical Technician

Completion of this certificate program, current PA EMT Certification and approximately 100 documented emergency calls may allow articulation of four credits. These credits count for EMS 131 and EMS 132. You can put these credits towards the Paramedic Associate Degree or Certificate. For information about the paramedic programs, contact Health Careers at healthcareers@hacc.edu or (717) 780-1988. For information about the EMT program, contact EMS Training or call (717) 780-2458.

 

  • Gerontology

Within two years of successful completion of noncredit GERT 100, GERT 101, GERT 102 or GERT 103, you may be able to earn one credit for each course taken. You can apply these credits towards the Gerontology Diploma. You must complete all course requirements including assignments and tests. For more information, contact Kathy L. Sicher or Annamarie Fazzolari.

 

  • Massage Therapy

National certification and employment in the massage therapy field may allow articulation of 30 credits. You can apply these credits towards an Associate Degree in Health Science. For more information, contact Vicki Gentzel at vlgentze@hacc.eduor (717) 780-1992. For more information on the massage therapy program, email mt@hacc.eduor call (717) 221-1386.

 

  • Nurse Aide

Nurse Aide Certification and work experience may allow articulation of up to six credits. You can apply these credits to the Senior Health Care Diploma Program. For more information, contact Debra Schneider at dmschnei@hacc.eduor (717) 270-6332. For more information on the nurse aide program, email natp@hacc.eduor call (717) 221-1352.


  • Paramedic
EMT-P certification and employment as a paramedic may allow articulation of 30 credits. You can apply these towards an Associate Degree in Health Science. For more, contact Vicki Gentzel at vlgentze@hacc.edu or (717) 780-1992. For more information on HACC's paramedic program, email healthcareers@hacc.edu or call (717) 780-1988.