Central Texas College

Evaluated Credit

If you are interested in joining one of our programs and you are prior military, please ensure your military credits are evaluated for a general studies degree to allow us to assess what credit we may be able to accept.

In addition, certain courses in the Mental Health Services department may be available by Challenge Examination or for evaluated work-related credit if the appropriate criteria are met as stated below. The first step towards receiving evaluated credit is for the student to meet the following Central Texas College requirements:

  • Students must have successfully completed at least six semester hours with grade of "C" or better with CTC (GPA 2.00)
  • Students on financial or academic hold are not eligible for final evaluation of nontraditional educational experiences unit the hold is cleared
  • Students pursuing a technical/vocational program may be required to repeat major field of study courses if the degree program is not completed within five years

Once the college requirements listed above are met and students also meet the eligibility requirements below, students may request, through the department, permission to take a challenge examination for certain courses. Students are only allowed to take a challenge exam for a course once and must score a minimum of 80 percent or higher to receive evaluated credit. An application for challenging a course must be completed and returned to the Central Texas College Testing office with the nonrefundable fee.

Challenge Examinations
Courses Eligibility requirements
(same for all courses listed at left)
DAAC 1304 Pharmacology of Addiction Two years related, specific
and documented work experience
within the past five years.
DAAC 1309 Assessment Skills of AOD Addictions
DAAC 1311 Counseling Theories
DAAC 1319 Intro to AOD
Please Note: There are no review or practice tests available for the challenge exams.
Work-Related Evaluative Credit

Certain courses in the Mental Health Services department may be available for evaluated work-related credit if the appropriate criteria are met as stated below. The first step towards receiving evaluated credit is for the student to meet the following Central Texas College requirements:

  • Students must have successfully completed at least six semester hours with grade of "C" or better with CTC (GPA 2.00)
  • Students on financial or academic hold are not eligible for final evaluation of nontraditional educational experiences unit the hold is cleared
  • Students pursuing a technical/vocational program may be required to repeat major field of study courses if the degree program is not completed within five years

Once the college requirements listed above are met, students who meet the eligibility criteria below may follow the college's and department's procedures for evaluated credit:

  • Write a paragraph explaining how work experience has given them the knowledge the course entails
  • Provide your most current resume
  • Submit written verification on company letterhead from past and present employers stating applicable experience within their organization is correct and true.
  • Submit an evaluation request (students are encouraged to use the online Evaluation Request Form)

If you have any questions about the status of your evaluation, please contact the C&I Evaluation department by e-mail socevaluation.info@ctcd.edu or call 1-800-792-3348, ext 1317.
Evaluations are normally completed within four to six weeks after receipt of all required documents and transcripts. After receipt of the initial packet, your evaluation request may be placed on suspense if documents are missing or do not meet the above listed requirements. A letter will be sent to you identifying the reason your evaluation cannot be processed at this time.

Courses Eligibility requirements
* IC&RC (International Certification and Reciprocity Consortium)
DAAC 1309 Assessment Skills of Alcohol and Other Drug Addictions One year of documented work experience as a counselor intern within the past five years and a passing score on all parts of the IC&RC* Alcohol & Other Drug Abuse Counselor examination.
DAAC 1319 Introduction to Alcohol and Other Drug Addictions One year of documented work experience as a counselor intern within the past five years and a passing score on all parts of the IC&RC* Alcohol & Other Drug Abuse Counselor examination.
DAAC 2301 Therapeutic Communities in the Criminal Justice Setting One year of documented work experience as a counselor intern within the past five years and a passing score on all parts of the IC&RC* Certified Criminal Justice Addictions Professional examination.
DAAC 2341 Counseling of AOD One year of documented work experience as a Counselor intern within the past five years and a passing score on all parts of the IC&RC* Alcohol & Other Drug Abuse Counselor examination.
DAAC 2367 Practicum One year of documented work experience as a counselor intern within the past five years, with a state-approved letter.
Please Note: While evaluated credit may help you complete your certificate or degree with CTC, every institution of higher education reserves the right to evaluate credit and the evaluated credit you earn with Central Texas College may not transfer to another institution.