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Catalog 2012-2013 
    
Catalog 2012-2013 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Academic Credit


 

Transfer Credit

Casper College accepts credit earned in other institutions of higher education if the institution is accredited by a regional accrediting agency.

If a student presents a transcript from an institution of higher education which is not accredited by a regional association, the college accepts credit which is generally accepted by the accrediting authority listed in the “Annual Report on Transfer Credit Practices of Selected Educational Institutions,” published by the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admission Officers.

Military Service Credit

“The Guide to the Evaluation of Educational Experiences in the Armed Services,” published by the American Council of Education (ACE), is used to determine credit for military training and experience.

“The National Guide to Credit Recommendations for Noncollegiate Courses,” also published by ACE, is used to determine credit in exceptional cases.

The college reserves the right to make an independent determination of equivalency of courses or to require departmental examinations and evaluations in all cases.

Credit for one semester of the physical education requirement for graduation will be granted to a student who presents to the Registrar’s office a Report of Discharge (DD Form 214) establishing active duty of 181 days or more, but less than one year and one day. Credit for two semesters of the physical education requirement for graduation will be granted to a student who presents such evidence of active duty of more than one year.

Credit by Examination

General Policy

Each academic department will identify those courses, if any, for which credit may be earned by examination. The challenge examinations in those courses identified may be conducted under either of the following testing programs: departmental examination, CEEB-AP or CLEP programs.

To qualify for a credit by examination option, the student must be registered as a certificate or degree candidate at Casper College during the semester in which credit is to be awarded.

Students may not earn credit by examination in a course if they have earned credit previously in a higher level course in the subject area. A student may not challenge a course to remove a failure or to raise a passing grade already received in the course.

A student may only select one credit by examination option and may only attempt that option once for any specific course for which he is attempting to earn credit. However, credit by examination is recommended as a means to obtain credit for courses previously taken at institutions from which credit is not transferable.

For further information see the Director of Student Success Services or the Student Success Specialist, Gateway Building, Rm. 347 or 339.

Departmental Examination

For department exams, adhere to the following four statements:

  1. The student will file an Intent to Challenge a Course form with the Registrar and the appropriate department head which identifies the specific course for which credit by examination is sought, and pay any required fee.
  2. Courses may only be challenged during a semester in which they are being taught and must be taken prior to mid-term.
  3. The student must arrange for the departmental examination with the appropriate department head.
  4. The instructor assigned to the course will report the appropriate grade for the challenge exam, S or U, to the registrar and the appropriate department head.

Advanced Placement Program Policy

Students showing proficiency by passing the CEEB Advanced Placement Examination will receive Casper College credit and a grade of S. Casper College awards credit for CEEB Advanced Placement Program Examinations as follows:

Advanced Placement Information
Subject Acceptable Score Course #’s, Course Titles, Credits
Art History 4+ ART 2020  (3CR)
Biology 4 or 5 BIOL 1010  (4CR)
Calculus AB 3, 4, or 5 MATH 2200   (5CR)
Calculus BC 3, 4, or 5 MATH 2200 , MATH 2205  (10CR)
Chemistry 4 or 5 CHEM 1025 , CHEM 1028 , CHEM 1035 , CHEM 1038  (8CR)
Computer Science A 4 COSC 1010  (4CR)
Computer Science A 5 COSC 1010 , COSC 1030  (8CR)
Economics 3, 4, or 5 ECON 1010  (3CR)
European History 3, 4, or 5 HIST 1120  (3CR)
French Language 3 FREN 1010  (4CR)
French Language 4 FREN 1010 , FREN 1020  (8CR)
French Language 5 FREN 1010 , FREN 1020  and FREN 2030  (12CR)
German Language 3 GERM 1010  (4CR)
German Language 4 GERM 1010 , GERM 1020  (8CR)
German Language 5 GERM 1010 , GERM 1020 , GERM 2030  (12CR)
Language & Composition 4 or 5 ENGL 1010  (3CR)
Physics B 4 or 5 PHYS 1310  (4CR)
Physics C 4 or 5 PHYS 1310  and PHYS 1320  (8CR)
Psychology 3, 4, or 5 PSYC 1000  (3CR)
Spanish Language 3 SPAN 1010  (4CR)
Spanish Language 4 SPAN 1010 , SPAN 1020  (8CR)
Spanish Language 5 SPAN 1010 , SPAN 1020 , SPAN 2030  (12CR)
Statistics 3+ STAT 2050  (5CR)
* This credit will not meet the requirements for Wyoming Constitution.

College Level Examination Program

Casper College is a testing center for the College Level Examination Program (CLEP) of the College Entrance Examination Board (CEEB). All available tests are administered via computer on campus to interested students.

Whether a student takes general or subject matter examinations or a combination of the two, there is a cost for each test. Call 268-2255 for current costs. There will also be a $15 administrative fee charged. The student may select the institution where the results of the examination are to be sent. Students need to call 268-3315 to make arrangements for testing prior to the administration of the test.

Although the college allows credit for both subject and general examinations, the uncertainty of transferability dictates that only the subject examinations be recommended for students in transfer programs. The general examinations (with a scaled score of at least 50) are acceptable toward requirements for the Associate of Applied Science degree only.

Subject Examination Acceptable Scaled Score Minimum Equivalent Course Semester Credit Hours Awarded
Business  
Information Systems & Computer Applications 50 CMAP 1510  3
Principles of Management 50 MGT 2100  3
Financial Accounting See Accounting  Department
Principles of Marketing 50 MKT 2100  3
Composition and Literature  
American Literature 50 ENGL 2310  3
Analyzing & Interpreting Literature See English  Department
English Literature 50 ENGL 2210  3
*Freshman College Composition 55 ENGL 1010  3
Foreign Languages  
French - Level 1 41-49 FREN 1010    4
French - Level 2 50-56 FREN 1020  8
French - Level 3 57 & above FREN 2030  12
German - Level 1 40-47 GERM 1010    4
German - Level 2 48-53 GERM 1020  8
German - Level 3 54 & above GERM 2030  12
Spanish - Level 1 41-49 SPAN 1010    4
Spanish - Level 2 50-53 SPAN 1020  8
Spanish - Level 3 54 & above SPAN 2030  12
History and Social Sciences  
#American Government 50 POLS 1000    3
Principles of Macroeconomics 50 ECON 1010   3
Principles of Microeconomics 50 ECON 1020  3
Introductory Psychology 50 PSYC 1000  3
Introductory Sociology 50 SOC 1000  3
#US History I: Early Colonization to 1877 50 HIST 1211   3
#US History II: 1865 to Present 50 HIST 1221  3
Western Civilization I: Ancient Near East to 1648 50 HIST 1110  3
Western Civilization II: 1648 to Present 50 HIST 1120  3
Science and Mathematics  
Calculus 50 MATH 2200  5
College Algebra 50 MATH 1400  4
Precalculus See Math  Department
Biology 50 BIOL 1010  4
Chemistry 50 CHEM 1025 
CHEM 1028 
CHEM 1035 
CHEM 1038 
8
General Exam-General Exams provide credit for Applied Degrees ONLY  
English Composition 50   6
Humanities 50   6
Social Sciences and History 50   6
College Math 50   6
Natural Sciences 50   6

* - The essay portion of the test is required – will be scored by C.C.English faculty

# - This credit will not meet the requirement for Wyoming Constitution. If credit is to be awarded the individual must pass the CLEP exam and the one credit Wyoming Constitution course. This still may not meet the requirements for the University of Wyoming.

International Baccalaureate

Subject Min. Score Casper College Course Number(s) Credit Hours Course Title
Adv. Math Subsid. Level 4+ MATH 2200 
MATH 2205 
8 Calculus I
Calculus II
Social Anthropology SL 4+ ANTH 1200  3 Intro. Cultural Anthropology
Art/Design HL 4 ART 1000 
ART 1010 
6 General Art: Studio
General Art: History
Biology HL 4+ BIOL 1010  4 General Biology I
Biology SL 4+ BIOL 1000  4 Intro. Biology I
Chemistry HL 5+ CHEM 1025 , CHEM 1028 
CHEM 1035 , CHEM 1038 
8 Chemistry I, Chemistry II
Chemistry SL 5+ CHEM 1005 , CHEM 1006  4 Basic Chemistry I
Computer Science HL 4+ COSC 1010 
COSC 1030 
8 Intro. to Computer Science I and II
Computer Science SL 4+ COSC 1010  4 Intro. to Computer Science I
Economics HL 5+ ECON 1010 
ECON 1020 
6 Principles of Macroeconomics
Principles of Microeconomics
English HL 4+ ENGL 1010  3 English Comp I
Environmental Systems 4+ BIOL 2400  3 General Ecology
French Language 4 FREN 1010  4 1st Yr French
French Language 5 FREN 1010 
FREN 1020 
8 1st Yr French I
1st Yr French II
French Language 6/7 FREN 1010 
FREN 1020 
FREN 2030 
12 1st Yr French I
1st Yr French II
2nd Yr French I
German Language 4 GERM 1010  4 1st Yr German I
German Language 5 GERM 1010 
GERM 1020 
8 1st Yr German I
1st Yr German II
German Language 6/7 GERM 1010 
GERM 1020 
GERM 2030 
12 1st Yr German I
1st Yr German II
2nd Yr German I
Math Methods 4 MATH 1450   5 Algebra & Trigonometry
Math HL 4 MATH 2200 
MATH 2205 
8 Algebra & Trigonometry
Calculus I
Music HL 4 MUSC 1000    3 Intro to Music
Music Theory SL 4+ MUSC 1000    Intro to Music
Philosophy HL 4+ PHIL 1000  3 Intro to Philosophy 1000
Physics HL 4 PHYS 1110 
PHYS 1120 
8 General Physics I
General Physics II
Psychology SL 4+ PSYC 1000  3 General Psychology
Russian Language 4 RUSS 1010  4 1st Yr Russian I
Russian Language 5 RUSS 1010 
RUSS 1020 
8 1st Yr Russian I
1st Yr Russian II
Russian Language 6/7 RUSS 1010 
RUSS 1020 
RUSS 2030 
12 1st Yr Russian I
1st Yr Russian II
2nd Yr Russian I
Spanish Language 4 SPAN 1010  4 1st Yr Spanish I
Spanish Language 5 SPAN 1010 
SPAN 1020 
8 1st Yr Spanish I
1st Yr Spanish II
Spanish Language 6/7 SPAN 1010 
SPAN 1020 
SPAN 2030 
12 1st Yr Spanish I
1st Yr Spanish II
2nd Yr Spanish I
Performance/Theatre Production HL 4+ THEA 2050  3 Theatre Practice
Visual Art HL 4 ART 1000 
ART 1010 
6 General Art: Studio
General Art: History

*Does not fulfill Wyoming Constitution requirements

*Must have official transcript from International Baccalaureate Program