College Credit

College Credit

College Connection continues to undergo transition as The Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education and the Oklahoma Department of Career & Technical Education (ODCTE) are evaluating decisions that will better assist students seamlessly move from Career Tech to College.  

There are two functioning options under which Career Tech students are able to utilize their learning experiences from Metro Tech when they making a decision to transition to the college level. Those two options are:

Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) and Contracts

Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) – Upon completion of at least 12 credit hours at the 2-year college, PLA allows students with third party licenses and/or national certifications in their specific area of study and in some programs such as Graphic Design or CAD, the evaluation of a portfolio will allow students to receive credits through PLA.  Professional certifications such as the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA), serves as example of such certification that would apply to a Medical Assistant program. 

Contracts – Oklahoma State Regents and Higher Learning Commission allow a college to contract for with Career Tech for specific programs for up to 15 credit hours towards an Associate degree. Students are co-enrolled and credits are accrued as students complete the semester coursework.  There are only a few institutions that have chosen this option.

The third option, Transfer credit, has not been finalized, and details on how it will work and benefit Metro Tech students will be offered in the near future.

Currently, Metro Tech works under a contractual agreement with Rose State College to offer up to 15 college credits (no more than 25% of credits issued for an Associate degree) for courses taken at Metro Technology Center. Curriculum and instructors have been evaluated by Rose State College and under guidelines established by the Higher Learning Commission. This presents an excellent opportunity for students in the following Career Tech programs to move seamlessly to the Rose State College and continue to earn credits in these areas.

Computer Repair & Networking Program

METRO TECHNOLOGY CENTER
Computer Repair & Networking Program
Areas of Specialization

ROSE STATE COLLEGE
Credit Hours Leading To
AAS Networking/Cyber Security

Networking Systems Technician

12 credit hours

PC Support Technician

6 credit hours

Network PC Support Specialist

9 credit hours

Desktop Support Technician

6 credit hours

Entrepreneurship

METRO TECHNOLOGY CENTER
Entrepreneurship
Areas of Specialization

ROSE STATE COLLEGE
Credit Hours Towards
AAS Business Administration

Introduction to Entrepreneurship

3 credit hours

Small Business Entrepreneurship

3 credit hours

For additional information please contact:
Teresa Francisco
College Connection Coordinator
405-595-4459
Teresa.francisco@metrotech.edu