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Placement Tests and Transfer Credits

Technology Foundations/Technical College Learning Support

All new students must complete the WorkKeys Curriculum Placement Tests to assess their current skill levels in applied mathematics, graphic literacy, and reading for information. The results of these placement tests will determine if students need to attend a Technology Foundations class to improve math and/or reading skills. Students will work at their own place and exit the program once they achieve a designated skill level.

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.

Prior Credit Evaluation Process

When a student requests credit for prior education/training or experiences, a few sources of prior credit may be reviewed by instructors for recommendation for the student to receive credit towards a course in a program of study offered by the college. 

Prior Credit Evaluation Request Form


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.