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Office of General Counsel Policies & Guidelines

Principles for Articulation in Vocational/Technical Education : 2:01:00:03

Policy/Guideline Area

Academic Policies

Applicable Divisions

TCATs, Community Colleges

Purpose

The purpose of this policy is to establish processes and procedures for articulation of technical and career programs at institutions governed by the Tennessee Board of Regents to the Colleges of Applied Technology. 

Policy/Guideline

  1.  Articulation from a Community College to College of Applied Technology Certificate and Diploma Programs
    1. A student may be eligible to receive clock hours toward a diploma or certificate program based upon the evaluation of the college transcript and course syllabi.
    2. The institutions involved must agree that the learning outcomes specified in courses offered by the community college satisfy learning outcomes in similar courses and/or programs offered by the colleges of applied technology. Syllabi of the courses from the institutions involved must be maintained and documented.
    3. Grades that articulate from the community college must be a C or above.
  2. ​Articulation to College of Applied Technology Certificate and Diploma Programs from Secondary Education
    1. Colleges of applied technology and secondary schools may enter into agreements for the articulation of competencies in certificate and diploma programs.
      1. The college of applied technology must agree that the learning outcomes specified in courses offered by the secondary school satisfy learning outcomes as expressed in program competencies offered by the colleges of applied technology. Competency lists from the institutions involved must be maintained and documented.
      2. Clock (contact) hours will be awarded to the student upon enrollment in the college of applied technology based upon the student’s demonstrated attainment of competencies through college of applied technology recognized checklists or by assessment.
    2. Student requirements include the following provisions:
      1. The student must meet all regular admissions requirement of the college of applied technology as published in the institutional catalog.
      2. The student who is admitted to any college of applied technology program must meet all applicable academic requirements of the proposed program of study.
  3. Articulation from a College of Applied Technology Certificate and Diploma Program to a Community College or University
    1. Students may be eligible to be awarded semester credit hours from a community college or university based upon Policy 2:01:00:04, Awarding of Credits Earned Through Extra-Institutional Learning to Community Colleges and Universities.
    2. Additional guidance can be found in TBR Guidelines A-30, Components of Articulation Agreements including the attached Exhibit of the Tennessee Higher Education Commission’s document on Prior Learning Standards; and A-31, Articulation Among Community Colleges and Universities. 

Sources

Board Meeting: March 29, 2006; TBR Board Meeting March 29, 2012; Revised at TBR Board Meeting September 16, 2015.

Contact

Mickey Sheen
615-366-4437
mickey.sheen@tbr.edu