Sep 20, 2019  
2011-12 Vincennes University Catalog 
    
2011-12 Vincennes University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

General Studies - Technology Apprenticeship 8901, A.S.


A Two-Year Program Leading to the A.A.S. or A.S. Degree

This program is designed for non-traditional students who have attained Journeyman or equivalent in a skilled trade and wish to fulfill the basic requirements for an Associate degree. The program provides flexibility by allowing students to receive credit for training received through a certified Department of Labor apprenticeship program (7200 hours minimum) or an evaluation conducted by Vincennes University. In addition to these credits, students must complete selected general education courses and fulfill a minimum residency requirement of no less than fifteen credit hours through Vincennes University.

Guidelines for Technology Apprenticeship/Journeyman Credit

Apprenticeship/Journeyman credit up to 45 credit hours may be granted in one of three ways. The information below explains the guidelines for each.

  1. Persons who have completed a U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training Program (minimum of 7200 hours) may be granted up to 45 credit hours by:
    1. Making application and being accepted as a Vincennes University student;
    2. Completing Technology Apprenticeship/Journeyman Credit Approval Form A;
    3. Submitting a copy of a U.S. Department of Labor BAT Journeyman Certificate; and
    4. Submitting payment for up to 45 credit hours at $25.00 per credit hour.
  2. Persons who have completed an apprenticeship program approved by an industrial association such as: “The Associated Builders & Contractors of Indiana,” “The Independent Contractors Association,” “The National Tooling & Machining Association,” etc. The program must consist of a minimum of 576 clock hours of related classroom training and 8000 hours of on-the-job training. Up to 45 credit hours may be granted by:
    1. Making application and being accepted as a Vincennes University student;
    2. Completing Technology Apprenticeship/Journeyman Credit Approval Form B;
    3. Submitting a copy of an Industrial Association Journeyman certificate; and
    4. Submitting payment for up to 45 credit hours at $25.00 per credit hour.
  3. Persons who have not participated in a formal apprenticeship program but have earned Journeyman Status through years of work experience (5 or more) may be granted up to 37 credit hours by:
    1. Making application and being accepted as a Vincennes University student;
    2. Completing Technology Apprenticeship/Journeyman Credit Approval Form C;
    3. Providing the following documentation:
      1. Detailed narrative describing the competencies learned through on-the-job experience,
      2. Letters from employers stating the length of employment and describing competencies demonstrated on-the-job,
      3. Trade Certifications earned, and
      4. Credit earned in Post-Secondary Technical courses that are directly trade related; and
    4. Submitting payment for up to 37 credit hours at $25.00 per credit hour.

Major Program Requirements (45)


  • Technology credit as determined by a certified apprenticeship program 22-37 hrs
  • Technical Electives related to the area of certification 8-23

General Education Requirements


See General Education  in this catalog for a complete description of the general education and assessment requirements.

Note


The Reading, Writing and Speaking Intensive requirements may be met by major courses to be designated by your advisor.

The Mathematics Intensive requirement may be met by MATH 104  for A.S. or by a second mathematics course or by passing a mathematics assessment examination for the A.A.S.

A grade of C or better is required in all Basic Skills courses.

Liberal Education Core (20)


Note


Computer Skills are enhanced by Computers Across the Curriculum.

Recommended Sequence of Courses for A.S.


(This assumes any necessary developmental requirements have been met.)

Semester I and II


Total Hours: 48


Total Hours: 12


Semester IV


Total Hours: 14


Total Hours: 74