Credit by Exam

The College provides Credit by Examination enabling students to accelerate their educational program by providing opportunities to obtain credit in those fields in which they have achieved proficiency independently or by formal means. The list of courses in which credit by exam can be granted is provided.


At a minimum, the eligibility guidelines shall require:

  1. The student is currently registered and in good standing at Mt. San Antonio College (unless a current high school articulation exists);
  2. The student has not already received credit for the course or for a more advanced course which follows the course in sequence;
  3. The student has not been enrolled in the same course or for a more advanced course which follows the course in sequence for more than six weeks.

Departments choosing to offer credit by examination shall provide the faculty in the relevant discipline sole authority to determine the nature and content of the examination, including whether and to what extent the examination includes written, oral, skills-based, and portfolio-based components. The discipline faculty shall determine that the examination adequately measures mastery of the course content as set forth in the Course Outline of Record.

Petitions for credit by examination shall be available at each division office. Upon receiving a petition, the division dean shall contact the appropriate department chair, who shall assign a faculty member who has taught the course in question within the past five years. This faculty member shall oversee the department's examination and evaluate the results, using the same grading system as normally used for the course.


    Commercial & Entertainment Arts

    Course Number Course Title
    PHOT 9 Digital Image Editing for Photographers
    PHOT 10 Basic Digital and Film Photography
    PHOT 20 Color Photography
    R-TV 19A Beginning Video Production

    Fine Arts

    Course Number Course Title
    ANIM 108 Principles of Animation


    Course Number Course Title
    MUS 17B Intermediate Piano
    MUS 110 Music Fundamentals
    MUS 110A Music Fundamentals for Musicians
    MUS 170 Piano 1
    MUSA 100 Fundamentals of Audio Technology 
    MUSA 120 Electronic Music 
    MUSA 130 Business of Audio Production


    Course Number Course Title
    THTR 9 Introduction to Theater Arts

    Accounting and Management

    Course Number Course Title
    BUSA 11 Fundamentals of Accounting
    BUSA 68 Business Mathematics
    BUSA 71 Personal Financial Planning
    BUSA 72 Bookkeeping - Accounting

    Child Development

    Course Number Course Title
    CHILD 5 Principles and Practice in Child Development Programs
    CHILD 61 Language Arts & Art Media for Young Children
    CHILD 64 Health, Safety, and Nutrition of Children

    Computer Information Systems

    Course Number Course Title
    CISB 11 Computer Information Systems
    CISB 15 Microcomputer Applications
    CISB 31 Microsoft Word
    CISW 15 Web Site Development
    CISW 17 HTML, CSS, and JavaScript Programming

    Consumer Science & Design Technologies

    Course Number Course Title
    CUL 101  Professional Cooking Foundations 
    CUL 102 Professional Cooking I
    CUL 104 Garde Manger 
    CUL 105 Baking & Pastry I
    CUL 107 World Cuisines 
    FASH 10 Clothing Construction I
    FCS 41 Life Management
    FCS 80 Personal Financial Planning
    HRM 51 Introduction to Hospitality
    HRM 52 Food Safety & Sanitation
    HRM 56 Hospitality Supervision
    HRM 57 Hospitality Cost Control
    HRM 61 Menu Planning
    HRM 62 Event Planning and Catering
    HRM 64 Hospitality Financial Accounting 
    HRM 66 Hospitality Law
    HRM 70 Introduction to Lodging
    HRM 91 Hospitality Work Experience
    ID 10 Introduction to Interior Design
    ID 10L  Introduction to Interior Design Lab
    ID 14 History of Furniture and Decorative Arts

    Office Technology

    Course Number Course Title
    BUSO 5 Business English

    Sign Language / Interpreting

    Course Number Course Title
    SIGN 101 American Sign Language 1
    SIGN 102 American Sign Language 2
    SIGN 103 American Sign Language 3
    SIGN 104 American Sign Language 4
    SIGN 105 American Sign Language 5

    World Languages

    Course Number Course Title
    LATN 1 Elementary Latin
    LATN 2  Continuing Elementary Latin


    Course Number Course Title
    KIN 19 Introduction to Care/Prevention of Activity/Sports Related Injuries

    Agricultural Sciences

    Course Number Course Title
    ASCI 1 Animal Science
    AGAG 1 Food Production, Land Use, and Politics - A Global Perspective
    ASCI 16 Horse Production and Management
    AGOR 1 Horticultural Science
    AGOR 13 Landscape Design
    AGOR 71 Construction Fundamentals


    Physics and Engineering

    ENGR 1 Introduction to Engineering
    ENGR 18 Introduction to Engineering Graphics


    Biological Sciences

    Course Number Course Title
    BIO 1 General Biology

    Adult Basic Education

    Course Number Course Title
    BSHS ALG1 High School Algebra 1
    BSHS BIO High School Biology
    BSHS USH High School U.S. History
    BSHS WHS High School World History

    Aeronautics, Transportation

    Course Number Course Title
    AERO 100 Primary Pilot Ground School
    AERO 102 Aviation Weather
    AERO 104 Federal Aviation Regulations
    AERO 150 Commercial Pilot Ground School
    AERO 252 Instrument Ground School

    Air Conditioning, Welding, and Water Technology

    Course Number Course Title
    AIRC 10 Technical Mathematics in Air Conditioning and Refrigeration
    AIRC 11 Welding for Air Conditioning and Refrigeration
    AIRC 20 Refrigeration Fundamentals
    AIRC 25 Electrical Fundamentals for Air Conditioning and Refrigeration
    AIRC 31 Commercial Electrical for Air Conditioning and Refrigeration
    AIRC 95 Work Experience in Air Conditioning and Refrigeration 
    WELD 30 Metal Sculpture
    WELD 40 Introduction to Welding
    WELD 50 Oxyacetylene Welding
    WELD 51 Basic Electric Arc Welding
    WELD 53A Welding Metallurgy
    WELD 60 Print Reading and Computations for Welders 
    WELD 70A Beginning Arc Welding
    WELD 70B Intermediate Arc Welding
    WELD 70C Certification for Welders
    WELD 80 Construction Fabrication and Welding 
    WELD 81 Pipe and Tube Welding 
    WELD 90A Gas Tungsten Arc Welding 
    WELD 90B Semiautomatic Arc Welding Process 
    WELD 91 Automotive Welding, Cutting and Modification 

    Aircraft Maintenance Technician and Manufacturing Technology 

    Course Number Course Title
    MFG 110 Introduction to CAD 
    MFG 120 CAD for Manufacturing
    MFG 130 Manufacturing Processes and Materials
    MFG 140 Print Reading and Shop Practice
    MFG 150 Manual Machining I
    MFG 155 Manual Machining II
    MFG 160 Introduction to Mechanical Principles
    MFG 180 Introduction to MasterCAM
    MFG 210 Advanced CAD
    MFG 220 Computer Aided Manufacturing II
    MFG 250 Introduction to CNC Programming
    MFG 260 CNC Operation

    Architecture & Engineering Design Technology

    Course Number Course Title
    ARCH 101 Design I - Elements of Design
    ARCH 102 Design II - Architectural Design
    ARCH 121 CADD and Digital Media Level I
    ARCH 122 Architectural Presentations
    ARCH 141 Design Drawing and Communication
    ARCH 146 Architectural Drawings and Fabrications
    ARCH 147 Architectural CAD and BIM
    ECT 17 Legal Aspects of Construction
    ECT 67 Reading Construction Drawings
    ECT 70 Elements of Construction Management
    ECT 71 Construction Estimating

    Electronics & Computer Technology

    Course Number Course Title
    CNET 50 Personal Computer (PC) Servicing
    CNET 52 PC Operating System
    CNET 54 PC Troubleshooting
    CNET 56 Computer Networks
    CNET 58 Server Systems
    CNET 60 A+ Certification Preparation
    CNET 62 Network + Certification Preparation
    CNET 64 Server+ Certification Preparation
    CNET 66 Security + Certification Preparation
    ELEC 10 Introduction to Mechatronics
    ELEC 11 Technical Applications in Microcomputers
    ELEC 12 Computer Simulation and Troubleshooting
    ELEC 50A Electronic Circuits - Direct Current (DC)
    ELEC 50B Electronic Circuits (AC)
    ELEC 51 Semiconductor Devices and Circuits
    ELEC 53 Communications Systems
    ELEC 54A Industrial Electronics
    ELEC 54B Industrial Electronic Systems
    ELEC 55 Microwave Communications
    ELEC 56 Digital Electronics
    ELEC 61 Electronic Assembly and Fabrication
    ELEC 62 Advanced Surface Mount Assembly and Rework
    ELEC 74 Microcontroller Systems
    ELEC 76 FCC General Radiotelephone Operator License Preparation
    TECH 60 Customer Relations for the Technician

    Fire Technology

    Course Number Course Title
    FIRE 1 Fire Protection Organization
    FIRE 2 Fire Prevention Technology
    FIRE 3 Fire Protection Equipment and Systems
    FIRE 4 Building Construction for Fire Protection
    FIRE 5 Fire Behavior and Combustion
    FIRE 6 Hazardous Material/ICS
    FIRE 7 Fire Fighting Tactics and Strategy
    FIRE 8 Fire Company Organization and Management
    FIRE 9 Fire Hydraulics
    FIRE 10 Arson and Fire Investigation
    FIRE 11 Fire Apparatus and Equipment

    Industrial Design Engineering

    Course Number Course Title
    IDE 120 Introduction to CAD
    IDE 130 Introduction to Shop Processes
    IDE 220 Advanced CAD
    IDE 230 Introduction to Mechanical Principles


    Course Number Course Title
    NURS 1A The Nursing Process I
    NURS 1B The Nursing Process II
    NURS 2 Pharmacology
    NURS 3 Medical-Surgical Nursing: Locomotion/Sensory/Integument/Oncology/Immunology
    NURS 4 Maternity Nursing
    NURS 5 Psychiatric Nursing
    NURS 6 Pediatric Nursing
    NURS 7  Medical-Surgical Nursing: Nutrition/Elimination/Surgical Asepsis
    NURS 8  Medical-Surgical Nursing: Circulation and Oxygenation
    NURS 9 Leadership in Nursing
    NURS 10 Medical-Surgical Nursing: Integration/Regulation
    NURS 11 Preceptorship in Nursing

    Public Services

    Course Number Course Title
    AD 1 Alcohol and Drug Dependency
    ADJU 1 The Administration of Justice System
    ADJU 2 Principles and Procedures of the Justice System
    ADJU 3 Concepts of Criminal Law
    ADJU 4 Legal Aspects of Evidence
    ADJU 5 Community Relations
    ADJU 6 Police Patrol Tactics and Strategy
    ADJU 9 Introduction to Homeland Security
    ADJU 10 Introduction to Correctional Science
    ADJU 13 Concepts of Traffic Services
    ADJU 20 Principles of Investigation
    ADJU 38 Narcotics Investigation
    ADJU 50 Introduction to Forensics for Criminal Justice
    ADJU 59 Gangs and Corrections
    ADJU 68 Administrative of Justice Report Writing
    ADJU 74 Vice Control

    Radiologic Technology

    Course Number Course Title
    RAD 50 Introduction to Radiologic Science and Health Care
    RAD 61A Theory of Radiologic Technology
    RAD 61B Radiographic Procedures I
    RAD 61C Radiographic Procedures I Laboratory
    RAD 91 Patient Care in Radiologic Sciences

    Respiratory Therapy

    Course Number Course Title
    RESD 50 Theory and Principles of Respiratory Therapy
    MEDI 90 Medical Terminology