Exams for College Credit
You can receive credit for many courses by passing college credit examinations. These examinations, which are available in numerous subject areas, provide an affordable way to receive college credit. The following programs are offered at HCC's Testing & Workforce Certification Center:
Do you have outside training or work skills equivalent to one of our courses? Taking an HCC Challenge Exam can reduce your courseload. A few things to know about Challenge Exams:
- Credits earned through Challenge Exams are not transferrable to other institutions.
- Exams are computer-based and have a time limit.
- The cost for an exam is $35 (Payment is made in advance at the Student Accounts office. Please check their hours)
- Exams are administered through the Testing Center in the Kittredge Center for Business and Workforce Development. To register for an exam, please fill out the appropriate form:
Visit our Testing Center page for descriptions of the courses that may be substituted by passing a Challenge Exam.
College Level Examination Program
You can earn college credit for what you’ve learned on-the-job or from life experience through the College Level Examination Program (CLEP). These computer-based exams, which are offered on the HCC campus, test your knowledge of introductory college-level subjects. By earning a satisfactory score, you earn the same amount of credit as a student who has successfully completed the same course at HCC.
Learn more about CLEP.
The nationally-recognized DSST program allows you to receive college credits for learning acquired outside the traditional classroom. DSST exams offer students a cost-effective, time-saving way to use their life experiences and knowledge to accomplish their educational goals. Currently, there are almost 2,000 colleges and universities that recognize the DSST program and award college credit for passing scores.
Learn more about DSST.