Credit by Examination

Each college and university has its own policy for credit earned by examination, and any such credit allowed by one institution may not necessarily be accepted at another. The following policies are in effect at San Jacinto College:

  • A student must have earned at least three credit hours of course work at San Jacinto College before the College will post credit for College Level Evaluation Program (CLEP), Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB), or internal examinations to the student’s transcript;
  • Credit for CLEP, AP, IB, internal examinations, or a combination thereof may not exceed 30 credit hours;
  • Credit will be awarded based on the College catalog in effect at the time the student took the test;
  • A student who has previously received a grade (A, B, C, D, F, FX, W, WL, or I) in a course may not receive CLEP, AP, IB, or internal examination credit for the same course'
  • Grades and credit hours are assigned to credit earned by internal examinations; a minimum grade of C is required to earn credit. Term hours only are assigned to credit earned by CLEP, AP, and IB examinations; and
  • The College does not give residence credit for CLEP, AP, IB, or internal examinations, and does not include credit for these exams in GPA calculations.

College Level Examination Program (CLEP)

San Jacinto College awards college credit for certain CLEP tests. Students should submit scores from completed tests to the Admissions office for evaluation and posting of credit. The College will award the credit indicated in the chart below to students taking one of the following CLEP exams and scoring 50 or better. For language exams, students must score 63 or better to receive credit for 2311/2312 courses.

San Jacinto College Central campus, North campus, and South campus have been designated as testing centers for CLEP examinations. Complete information about the CLEP program and credit by examination policies for San Jacinto College is available from the testing centers on these three campuses.

CLEP Exam Course Credit
College Composition ENGL 1301 3
American Literature ENGL 2327 & ENGL 2328 6
English Literature ENGL 2322 & ENGL 2323 6
College Algebra MATH 1314 3
Chemistry CHEM 1311/CHEM 1111 4
Calculus MATH 2413 4
French FREN 2311/FREN 2312 6
French FREN 1411/FREN 1412 8
German GERM 2311/GERM 2312 6
German GERM 1411/GERM 1412 8
Spanish SPAN 2311/SPAN 2312 8
Spanish SPAN 1411/SPAN 1412 8
American Government GOVT 2305 3
History of the US I: Early Colonization to 1877 HIST 1301 3
History of the US II: 1865 to Present HIST 1302 3
Principles of Macroeconomics ECON 2301 3
Principles of Microeconomics ECON 2302 3
Introductory Psychology PSYC 2301 3
Introductory Sociology SOCI 1301 3
Western Civilization I: Ancient Near East to 1648 HIST 2311 3
Western Civilization II: 1648 to Present HIST 2312 3
Financial Accounting ACCT 2301 3
Introductory Business Law BUSI 2301 3

Advanced Placement Program (AP)

San Jacinto College awards College credit for certain Advanced Placement (AP) program tests. Students should submit official scores from completed tests to the Educational Planning, Counseling, & Completion office, who evaluates the scores and authorizes the posting of credit.

AP Exam Minimum Score Hours of Credit Course Credit
Art History 3 3 ARTS 1303
Biology 3 4 BIOL 1306/BIOL 1106
Biology 4 8 BIOL 1306/BIOL 1106 and BIOL 1307/BIOL 1107
Calculus AB 3 4 MATH 2413
Calculus AB Subscore 3 4 MATH 2413
Calculus BC 3 8 MATH 2413, MATH 2414
Chemistry 3 4 CHEM 1311/CHEM 1111
Chemistry 4 8 CHEM 1311/CHEM 1111 and CHEM 1312/CHEM 1112
Chinese Language/Culture 3 8 CHIN 1411 and CHIN 1412
Computer Science A or AB 3 3 COSC 1336
Economics Macro 3 3 ECON 2301
Economics Micro 3 3 ECON 2302
English Language/Composition 3 3 ENGL 1301
English Literature/ Composition 3 3 ENGL 1302
European History 3 3 HIST 2311
French Language 3 8 FREN 1411 and FREN 1412
French Literature 3 8 FREN 1411 and FREN 1412
German Language 3 8 GERM 1411 and GERM 1412
Government and Politics- US 3 3 GOVT 2305
History-US 3 3 HIST 1301
Human Geography 3 3 GEOG 1302
Music Theory (Aural Subscore) 3 2 MUSI 1216
Music Theory (Non-Aural Subscore) 3 2 MUSI 1211
Physics 1 (A) 3 4 PHYS 1301/PHYS 1101
Physics 2 (B) 3 8 PHYS 1301/PHYS 1101 and PHYS 1302/PHYS 1102
Physics C- Electrical and Magnetic 3 4 PHYS 2326
Physics C- Mechanics 3 4 PHYS 2325 and PHYS 2125
Psychology 3 3 PSYC 2301
Spanish Language 3 8 SPAN 1411 and SPAN 1412
Spanish Literature 3 8 SPAN 1411 and SPAN 1412
Statistics 3 3 MATH 1342
Studio Art (2D Design) 3 3 ARTS 1311
Studio Art (3D Design) 3 3 ARTS 1312
Studio Art (Drawing or General) 3 3 ARTS 1316
World History 3 3 HIST 2321

International Baccalaureate (IB) Examination Credit

San Jacinto College awards College credit for certain freshmen students who have completed IB examinations with a score of 4 or above. In compliance with Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board regulations, the College awards 24 semester hours or equivalent course credit in appropriate subject areas to those students who have completed the IB diploma program and who have achieved at least the minimum required score on each examination administered as part of the diploma program.

Students should submit scores from completed tests to the Admissions office who evaluates the scores and authorizes the posting of credit. The current Texas Resident in-district tuition per credit hour fee is charged to record credit.  Credit by IB examination may be earned in the following courses.

IB Examination Minimum Score Required San Jacinto College Course Credit
Language A1 or A2 or B HL 4 SPAN 1411, SPAN 1412, SPAN 2311, and SPAN 2312 4, 4, 3, 3
Language B SL 4 SPAN 1411 and SPAN 1412 4, 4
Language AB 4 SPAN 1411 4
Geography 4 GEOG 1301 3
History (European) 4 HIST 2311 3
Information Technology 4 BCIS 1305 3
Math HL 4 MATH 2412 and MATH 2413 4, 4
Math w/ further Math SL 4 MATH 1342 3
Math Methods SL 4 MATH 1324 3
Math Studies SL 4 MATH 1332 3
Music 4 MUSI 1306 3
Philosophy 4 PHIL 1301 3
Physics SL 4 PHYS 1301 and PHYS 1101 4
Physics HL 4 PHYS 1302 and PHYS 1102 4, 4
Psychology 4 PSYC 2301 3
Social Anthropology 4 ANTH 2346 3
Theater Arts 4 DRAM 1310 3
Visual Arts 4 ARTS 1301 3

Credit by Internal Exams

Internal challenge exams are developed by the technical programs, approved by College curriculum teams and administered by the campus testing centers or academic departments. A student must petition the College to receive credit by departmental examination. Students may only attempt internal (departmental) challenge exams once. The instructional Dean must approve the petition and designate a faculty member to administer the exam. Before taking the exam, the student must pay the business office a nonrefundable $20 fee. The instructional Dean evaluates the completed exam and authorizes the Dean of Educational Planning, Counseling, & Completion to authorize the posting of credit as appropriate. The credit will count for residency. The credit hours will count in hours used for financial aid decisions.

ABDR 1431Basic Refinishing4
ABDR 1519Basic Metal Repair5
ACNT 1303Introduction to Accounting I3
AUMT 1407Automotive Electrical Systems4
CDEC 1319Child Guidance3
CDEC 1413Curriculum Resources for Early Childhood Programs4
CETT 1302Electricity Principles3
CHEF 1401Basic Food Preparation4
CJSA 1308Criminalistics I3
CJSA 1322Introduction to Criminal Justice3
CNBT 2342Construction Management I3
CSME 1310Introduction to Haircutting and Related Theory3
CSME 1354Artistry of Hair Design I3
CSME 1501Orientation to Cosmetology5
CSME 1553Chemical Reformation and Related Theory5
DEMR 1301Shop Safety and Procedures3
DFTG 1305Technical Drafting3
DFTG 1409Basic Computer-Aided Drafting4
ELPT 1311Basic Electrical Theory3
HART 1407Refrigeration Principles4
HITT 1305Medical Terminology I3
HPRS 1206Essentials of Medical Terminology2
IFWA 1318Nutrition for the Food Service Professional3
ITNW 1325Fundamentals of Networking Technologies3
ITSC 1319Internet/Web Page Development3
ITSC 1325Personal Computer Hardware3
ITSE 1329Programming Logic and Design3
MDCA 1309Anatomy and Physiology for Medical Assistants3
PHED 1306First Aid 13
PHRA 1305Drug Classification3
PHRA 1309Pharmaceutical Mathematics I3
PHRA 1347Pharmaceutical Mathematics II3
PLAB 1223Phlebotomy2
RADR 1201Introduction to Radiography2
RNSG 1105Nursing Skills I1
RNSG 1413Foundations for Nursing Practice4
WLDG 1428Introduction to Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW)4
WLDG 1437Introduction to Welding Metallurgy4

CPL by Licensure or Industry Certification

San Jacinto College has established equivalent course credit for professional certificates and state or national licensure. The College bases course credit on competencies demonstrated through successful completion of the professional certification, or Texas state or national licensure examinations. Students must provide evidence of an official, current Texas or national licensure or professional certificate to receive credit. Credit is generally awarded for introductory level courses only and will not be awarded for core curriculum or general education courses. Students must earn at least 25% of the credit hours required for the degree through instruction at San Jacinto College. Credit by licensure does not apply to academic courses. A student must request to have the credit posted. The credit will not count as part of the residency requirement. The credit hours will count in hours used for financial aid decisions. To receive credit, students must:

  • Provide evidence of successfully passing the professional certification exam and proof of current or active state of Texas licensure;
  • Verify licensure or certification provided has been approved for credit by the College curriculum steering committee; and
  • Provide an official copy of licensure or certification with the application.

Before receiving credit, the student must pay the Business office a nonrefundable $20 fee per course.

Air Conditioning Technology

Course Code Course Name Licensure or Industry Certification
HART 1356 EPA Recovery Certification Preparation EPA 608 Certification

Automotive Technology

Course Code Course Name Licensure or Industry Certification
AUMT 1271 or AUMT 1272 Manufacturers Maintenance & Pre-Delivery Automotive Maintenance and Repair G1 ASE Certification G1 ASE Certification
AUMT 1319 Automotive Engine Repair Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) A1: Engine Repair
AUMT 1345 Automotive Climate Control Systems ASE A7: Heating and Air Conditioning and ASE Refrigerant Recovery and Recycling Certification required
AUMT 1407 Automotive Electrical Systems ASE A6: Electrical/Electronic Systems
AUMT 1410 Automotive Brake Systems ASE A5: Brakes
AUMT 1416 Automotive Suspension and Steering Systems ASE A4: Steering and Suspension
AUMT 1419 Automotive Engine Repair ASE A1: Engine Repair
AUMT 1445 Automotive Climate Control Systems ASE A7: Heating and Air Conditioning and ASE Refrigerant Recovery and Recycling Certification required
AUMT 2413 Automotive Drivetrain and Axles ASE A3: Manual Drive Train and Axles
AUMT 2417 Automotive Engine Performance Analysis I ASE A8: Engine Performance
AUMT 2421 Automotive Electrical Diagnosis and Repair ASE A6: Electrical/Electronic Systems
AUMT 2425 Automotive Automatic Transmission and Transaxle ASE A2: Automatic Transmission/Transaxle
AUMT 2434 Automotive Engine Performance Analysis II ASE A8: Engine Performance

Business Office Technology

Course Code Course Name Licensure or Industry Certification
ACNT 1303 Introduction to Accounting I Certified Administrative Professional (CAP)
POFT 1319 Records and Information Management I Certified Administrative Professional (CAP)

Child Development

Course Code Course Name Licensure or Industry Certification
CDEC 1417 Child Development Associate Training I Child Development Associate credential awarded by Council for Professional Recognition
CDEC 2422 Child Development Associate Training II Child Development Associate credential awarded by Council for Professional Recognition
CDEC 2424 Child Development Associate Training III Child Development Associate credential awarded by Council for Professional Recognition

Computer Information Technology

Course Code Course Name Licensure or Industry Certification
ITCC 1314 CCNA 1: Introduction to Networks Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) Certification (completed in last 18 months)
ITCC 1440 CCNA 2: Routing and Switching Essentials Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) Certification (completed in last 18 months)
ITCC 2412 CCNA 3: Scaling Networks Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) Certification (completed in last 18 months)
ITCC 2413 CCNA 4: Connecting Networks Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) Certification (completed in last 18 months)
ITNW 1325 Fundamentals of Networking Net+ Certification (competed in last 3 years)
ITNW 1354 Implementing and Supporting Servers Server + Certification
ITSC 1307 UNIX Operating System I Linux + Certification
ITSC 1325 Personal Computer Software A+ Certification
ITSY 1342 Information Technology Security Security + Certification

Construction Management Technology

Course Code Course Name Licensure or Industry Certification
CNBT 1210 Basic Construction Safety OSHA Safety Certification (30 or more hours General Industry Training course)

Cosmetology

Course Code Course Name Licensure or Industry Certification
CSME 2445 Instructional Theory and Clinical Operation Cosmetology Operator Instructor
CSME 2544 Cosmetology Instructor IV Cosmetology Operator Instructor

Criminal Justice

Course Code Course Name Licensure or Industry Certification
CJLE 1333 Traffic and Law Investigation Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCLEOSE) licensing exam after 1983
CJSA 1348 Ethics in Criminal Justice Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCLEOSE) licensing exam after 1983
CJSA 1351 Use of Force Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCLEOSE) licensing exam after 1983

Culinary Arts

Course Code Course Name Licensure or Industry Certification
CHEF 1205 Sanitation and Safety ServSafe Certification

Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Course Code Course Name Licensure or Industry Certification
DMSO 1302 Basic Ultrasound Physics American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS)
DMSO 1342 Intermediate Ultrasound Physics American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS)

Emergency Medical Technician

Course Code Course Name Licensure or Industry Certification
EMSP 1160 Clinical – Emergency Medical Technician TDH EMT- Basic Certification or higher
EMSP 1501 Emergency Medical Technician - Basic TDH EMT- Basic Certification or higher

Firefighter Certification

Course Code Course Name Licensure or Industry Certification
FIRS 1301 Firefighter Certification I Texas Commission on Fire Protection (TCFP) Firefighter Basic Certification or higher
FIRS 1407 Firefighter Certification II TCFP Firefighter Basic Certification or higher
FIRS 1313 Firefighter Certification III TCFP Firefighter Basic Certification or higher
FIRS 1319 Firefighter Certification IV TCFP Firefighter Basic Certification or higher
FIRS 1323 Firefighter Certification V TCFP Firefighter Basic Certification or higher
FIRS 1423 Firefighter Certification V TCFP Firefighter Basic Certification or higher
FIRS 1329 Firefighter Certification VI TCFP Firefighter Basic Certification or higher
FIRS 1333 Firefighter Certification VII TCFP Firefighter Basic Certification or higher
FIRS 1433 Firefighter Certification VII TCFP Firefighter Basic Certification or higher
FIRT 1303 Fire Arson Investigation I TCFP Fire or Arson Investigator Certification
FIRT 1315 Hazardous Materials I TCFP HAZMAT Operations
FIRT 1342 Fire Officer I TCFP Fire Officer I Certification
FIRT 1343 Fire Officer II TCFP Fire Officer II Certification
FIRT 1345 Hazardous Materials II TCFP HAZMAT Technicians
FIRT 1408 Inspector I TCFP Fire Inspector Certification
FIRT 1440 Inspector II TCFP Fire Inspector Certification
FIRT 2112 Hazardous Materials Incident Commander TCFP HAZMAT Incident Commander
FIRT 2305 Fire Instructor I TCFP Instructor I
FIRT 2333 Fire Arson Investigation II TCFP Fire or Arson Investigator Certification
FIRT 2356 Fire Officer III TCFP Fire Officer III
FIRT 2357 Fire Officer IV TCFP Fire Officer IV
FIRT 2359 Fire Instructor III TCFP Fire Instructor III

Maritime Transportation

Course Code Course Name Licensure or Industry Certification
NAUT 1171 Medical Care Provider U.S. Coast Guard Medical Care Provider Certificate
NAUT 1174 Maritime Regulation and Management U.S. Coast Guard 100 Ton or above Master Certification
NAUT 1273 Engineering Familiarization U.S. Coast Guard 100 Ton or above Master Certification
NAUT 1274 Marine Cargo Operations II U.S. Coast Guard Tankerman Certification, or US Coast Guard 100 Ton Master Certification
NAUT 1276 Seamanship II U.S. Coast Guard 100 Ton or above Master Certification
NAUT 1372 Seamanship I U.S. Coast Guard Able Seaman Certification, and U.S. Coast Guard Vessel Security Officer Certification, and U.S. Coast Guard RFPNW Certification or U.S. Coast guard 200 Ton or above Master Certification
NAUT 1374 Basic Safety and Survival Training U.S. Coast Guard Able Seaman Certification, or U.S. Coast Guard 100 Ton or above Master Certification with STCW and lifeboatman endorsements
NAUT 2171 Upgrade to Apprentice Mate U.S. Coast Guard Apprentice Mate, or higher towing license
NAUT 2272 Radar Observer Unlimited U.S. Coast Guard Radar Unlimited
NAUT 2274 Basic Stability and Ship Construction U.S. Coast Guard 500 Ton or above Master Certification
NAUT 2364 Practicum U.S. Coast Guard Able Seaman Certification, or U.S. Coast guard 100 Ton or above Master Certification
NAUT 2365 Practicum U.S. Coast Guard Able Seaman Certification, or U.S. Coast Guard 100 Ton or above Master Certification
NAUT 2471 Terrestrial & Coastal Navigation U.S. Coast Guard 100 Ton or above Master Certification
NAUT 2472 Integrated Operation for the Master Mariner U.S. Coast Guard Apprentice Mate, or higher towing license

Medical Assisting

Course Code Course Name Licensure or Industry Certification
MDCA 1254 Medical Assisting Credentialing Exam Review Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) or Registered Medical Assistant (RMA)

Medical Laboratory Technology

Course Code Course Name Licensure or Industry Certification
PLAB 1223 Phlebotomy American Society of Clinical Pathologists Certification

Non-Destructive Testing Technology

Course Code Course Name Licensure or Industry Certification
NDTE 1301 Film Interpretations of Weldments ASNT Level II: Radiographic Film Interpretation; or AWS Certified Radiographic Interpreter; or NAS 410/MIL-STD-410E RT Film Level 2 Certification
NDTE 1405 Introduction to Ultrasonic Testing Level 1 & 2 ASNT UT Level II Certification; or NAS 410/MIL-STD-410E UT Level 2 Certification. (or higher); or API QUTE, or API QUPA, or API QUSE Certification.
NDTE 1410 Liquid Penetrant, Magnetic Particle & Visual Testing Combination of both a MT & PT Certification from any combination of the following: ASNT Level II Certification; or NAS 410/MIL-STD-410E Level 2 Certification. (or higher)
NDTE 1440 Eddy Current Testing ASNT ET Level II Certification; (or higher)
NDTE 1454 Intermediate Ultrasonics: Flaw Detection and Sizing ASNT UT Level III Certification; or API QUTE, or API QUPA, or API QUSE Certification.
NDTE 2339 Power Piping Inspection API 570 Piping Inspector Certification; or, ASME Authorized Inspector Certification (AI).
NDTE 2401 Advanced Ultrasonics API QUPA Certification.
NDTE 2411 Prep for Certified Weld Inspector Exam AWS CWI, or CAWI, or SCWI Certification; or, API 577 Welding Inspection & Metallurgy certification.
NDTE 2470 Pressure Vessel Inspection API 510 Pressure Vessel Inspector Certification; or, ASME AI Certification.
QCTC 1341 Statistical Process Control Any of the following ASQ Certifications: CQE, CQPA, CMQ/OE, 6Sigma, any Belt; or an ASQ/AME/SME LEAN Certification.
QCTC 1343 Quality Assurance Any of the following ASQ Certifications: CQA, CQIA, CQI, CQT, CQE, CQPA, CMQ/OE, HACCP, 6Sigma, any Belt; or an ASQ/AME/SME LEAN Certification.
QCTC 1446 Testing and Inspection Systems Any ASNT Level II Cert., or any API Cert., or any AWS Cert., or any ASQ Cert.
QCTC 2331 Standards and Codes Any ASNT Level III Cert., or any API Cert., or any AWS Cert.
WLDG 1437 Introduction to Welding Metallurgy API 577 Welding Inspection & Metallurgy Certification.
WLDG 2455 Advanced Metallurgy API 577 Welding Inspection & Metallurgy Certification.

Pharmacy Technician

Course Code Course Name Licensure or Industry Certification
PHRA 1243 Pharmacy Technician Certification Review Certified Pharmacy Technician

Physical Education

Course Code Course Name Licensure or Industry Certification
PHED 1306 First Aid Red Cross CPR Certification and First Aid Certification

Real Estate

Course Code Course Name Licensure or Industry Certification
RELE 1201 Principles of Real Estate I Active Texas Real Estate Salesperson License
RELE 1238 Principles of Real Estate II Active Texas Real Estate Salesperson License
RELE 1303 Real Estate Appraisal Active Appraisal License
RELE 1315 Property Management Current Certified Property Management Designation (CPM)
RELE 1319 Real Estate Finance Active Mortgage Loan Originator License
RELE 1321 Real Estate Marketing Current Graduate REALTORS ® Institute (GRI) Designation
RELE 2301 Law of Agency Active Texas Real Estate Salesperson License

Surgical Technology

Course Code Course Name Licensure or Industry Certification
SRGT 2130 Professional Readiness Certified Surgical Technologist (CST)

Advanced Placement without Credit

Many departments permit advanced placement without college credit. Students should contact the Department Chair for information.