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Educational Programs

Credit by Exam Courses

Credit by exam is a process where you may receive credit for an MCTC course in which you feel you already have the required knowledge and skills. MCTC students may, at the discretion of MCTC faculty, earn credit for course-specific examinations chosen by MCTC faculty.

NOTE: Taking these courses will save time and some money since the dollar credit rate is slightly lower. Financial aid does not cover the cost of these exams. If you are employed, you may want to check your employer to see if they will cover the cost of these exams through a tuition reimbursement program.

Schedule an exam

To schedule an exam, please contact the instructor via the contact information provided below in the list of courses. Be sure and download the Credit by Exam Form ahead your course's instructor meeting. Fill it out and bring it with you when you meet with the course's instructor.

List of courses available for credit by exam

Course Number, Course Name, Course Credits, Credit Cost, Instructor Name & Email

If you have taken dental assistant courses from another state, you may be able to take certain courses via credit by exam. 

To learn more about this, please contact Kathy Lapham, our Dental Assistant Director.


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