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Placement Tests and Transfer Credits

Career Ready 101

All new students will complete the Career Ready 101 assessment test to determine their current skill level in math, reading, language and communication. (Students in health-related programs will complete a different assessment test.) The results of the test will determine whether you need to attend Technology Foundations classes to improve your math, reading, language, or communication skills before beginning your program coursework. If you participate in Career Ready 101, you will work at your pace and exit the program once you achieve a designated skill level.

Students who seek exemption from the Career Ready 101 requirement must submit an official transcript showing college-level math and English credit. The transcript will be evaluated against the curriculum.

Credit for Previous Training/Work Experience

Training completed in high school or at technical institutes, colleges and other training situations, such as business, industry, and the military, will be evaluated toward completion requirements where applicable. In order to request credit for previous training, students may be asked to provide one or more of the following:

  • Testing: The program instructor may request that the student demonstrate proficiency through oral or written exams, and/or skill performance.
  • Transcripts: The program instructor will review the student’s official educational transcripts and grant credit for previous coursework as appropriate.

TCAT Livingston Transfer Policy

Transfer Policy

Previous educational training and/or experience will be evaluated and the student will be enrolled in training at the student's proficiency level. The time normally required for training will be adjusted accordingly. Training completed in high school, technical institutes, colleges, and other training situations, such as business and industry, or the military will be evaluated toward completion requirements where applicable. The student must supply documentation and/or evidence of training or proficiency.

It is the policy of TCAT - Livingston to accept, for full credit, the hours of transfer in the same or similar training from other TCATs upon the receipt of a valid transcript.  However, successful completion of competency examinations may be required in some areas of study. Transfer students do not receive priority above other students and are placed on the waiting list if there are no immediate openings.

Whenever it is deemed that a student is not in the proper area, the counselors will work with the student in order to find a more suitable occupational area. It is expected that generally, this will occur during the first two or three months of the student's training. Since most applicants know, prior to enrollment, what their interests are, transfers are rarely necessary.