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2017-2018 Vincennes University Catalog

General Studies - Technology Apprenticeship 8901, A.S. Career/Tech


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A Two-Year Program Leading to the 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


  • Technology credit as determined by a certified apprenticeship program or journeyman status 36-45 hrs

University Core Curriculum Requirements


Recommended Sequence of Courses


Semester I and II


Total Hours: 39-48


Semester III


Total Hours: 9


Semester IV


  • Social Science Elective 3 hrs
  • Laboratory Science Elective 4 hrs
  • Humanities, Mathematics, Science, Social Science, Writing, or Fitness/Wellness Electives 5 hrs

Total Hours: 12


Total Hours: 60


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