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Academic Transfer of Credits

Transfer of Credits from VDCI

The transferability of clock hour credits earned at VDCI to another college, university or school is determined solely by the receiving institution. Acceptance of the clock hour credits earned while in a VDCI certificate program is also determined solely by the receiving institution to which a student may seek to transfer.

If the clock hour credits that are earned at VDCI are not accepted at the institution to which a student seeks to transfer, they may be required to repeat some or all of their coursework at that institution. Students should discuss how their individual courses will transfer with the registrar's office and the receiving institution before they enroll. For this reason, the student should make certain that their attendance at this institution will meet their educational goals. This may include contacting an institution to which they may seek to transfer after attending VDCI to determine if their certificate(s) will transfer.

Carnegie Clock Hour -to- Credit Unit Conversions

As a nationally-accredited institution, for all VDCI courses, the Carnegie clock-to-credit hour conversions for academic purposes is calculated for lecture, lab, and externship/internship.

Students are awarded credit for classes on the basis of the Carnegie unit. This defines a semester unit of credit as equal to a minimum of three hours of work per week for a semester. California's Title V code, section 55002, also defines student credit in this way. While the length of a semester may vary, the Carnegie definition is based upon a minimum length of 16 weeks. Thus, a unit of credit equates to three hours of student work per week (1 hour lecture plus 2 hours of homework or 3 hours of lab) for 16 weeks. In certain circumstances, it is possible to have more hours, but not less.

At VDCI, our courses are typically 10-, 20- and 30-clock hours (contact hours). There are equations which are used to convert the clock hours to credit units. Typically, a 10-clock hour course converts to 0.26 semester credits or 0.4 quarter credits. A 20-clock hour course converts to 0.52 semester credits or 0.80 quarter credits. A 30-clock hour course converts to 0.80 semester credits or 1.2 quarter credits.


Transfer of Credits into VDCI

This institution has not entered into an articulation or transfer agreement with any other college or university.

VDCI does accept transfer credits from other schools, universities, or other accredited educational institutions. If a current or prospective student feels that coursework they have taken at another training institute should be considered as applicable to the coursework at the VDCI and wish to petition for transferability of credits, the individual requesting the review should follow the procedures listed below.

Veterans applying for entrance to VDCI will have their prior coursework evaluated according to Federal requirements. VDCI will maintain a written record of the previous education and training of veterans and eligible persons, the record will clearly indicate that credit has been granted, if appropriate, and the student will be notified accordingly of VDCI’s decision as to the transferability of credits.