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32 2005-2006 GateWay Community College Catalog Students Administrative Regulations (AR) 2.0 C. Health Care Integrated Educational System (HCIES) Credit for Prior Learning National/Regional Credential Recognition Students who have recognized credentials related to health care may request an evaluation for course competency equivalence on a case-by-case basis through the Integrated Competency Assessment Network (ICAN). For more information contact the ICAN office at (480) 731-8924 or by email at Website: Whennationalorregionalcredentialsaredeterminedtobeequivalent to the competencies demonstrated in corresponding courses, the recognition of external credentials will fulfill graduation credit requirements for the identified courses through Credit by Evaluation. Credit by Examination and Credit by Skills Demonstration Assessment Health care students may apply for credit for prior learning in certain courses. Specific information and required forms can be found on Credit by ExaminationintheHCIESisdeterminedthroughtheuseofHCIES Competency Assessment Tests (CATs) and/or Skills Demonstration Assessment under the direction of the HCIES Integrated Competency Assessment Network (I CAN). Students may apply for HCIES Health Care Pathway/Program Advanced Placement in certain courses by obtaining the appropriate form(s) in the Office of Admissions and Records, paying the required fee(s), and successfully completing the examination and/or skills demonstration and other requirements of the college. See fee schedule for appropriate fee. Fees are not refundable if a student fails to obtain credit. Students may not request: a. to challenge a course a second time; b. to challenge a course while currently enrolled in the course; c. to establish credit in a previously completed course; or d. to establish credit for a lower level of a course in which credit has been received. Certain health care pathways/programs have additional requirements which must be met before credit may be granted through HCIES credit by examination and credit by skills demonstration assessment. GradesofA,B,C,DorP,earnedasaresultofexaminationorskills assessment will be recorded on the students transcript. Fees are notrefundableaftertheexamination/skillsdemonstrationhasbeen administered, regardless of results. A grade of P/Z is not used in computing the grade point average. When credit is granted as outlined above, a notation of CREDIT BY EXAMINATION, CREDIT BY EVALUATION, or CREDIT BY SKILLS DEMONSTRATION a grade and the number of credits will appear on the students transcript. The grade is used in computing the grade point average with the exception of courses graded P/Z. D. Transfer Credit Students who have had official transcripts sent directly to the Office of Admissions and Records from regionally accredited institutions of higher education may be granted credit for collegelevel courses in which a C (2.0 on a 4.0 scale) or higher grade has been received; but credits accepted in transfer do not necessarily apply to all certificate or degree programs. Regionally accredited institutions of higher education are those that are fully accredited by New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges, Southern Association of Colleges and Schools,and/ortheWesternAssociationofSchoolsandColleges. Credits from institutions with candidate status from one of the above regional accrediting associations will be reviewed for transferability by a college committee. Credits from foreign institutions will be reviewed for acceptance. It is the students responsibility to have all such transcripts translated into English and evaluated by an International Student Evaluation Service before submitting them to the college. E. Servicemens Opportunity College The Maricopa Community Colleges recognize the unique educational problems confronting many active duty military personnel in attaining their educational goals. The colleges have, therefore, established themselves as Servicemens Opportunity Colleges.Thismeansthatthecollegesrecognizethepeculiarneeds of military personnel in that they provide courses on the various military bases located in Maricopa County and provide opportunities to complete courses through non-traditional means when education is interrupted by military obligations. Maricopa CommunityCollegesmaintainliberalentrancerequirements,offer maximum credit for educational experiences obtained in the Military Services, and follow residency statutes applicable to the special needs of servicemen. Maricopa Community Colleges followtherecommendationsestablishedbytheAmericanCouncil on Education. If, for any reason, Maricopa Community Colleges status as a Servicemens Opportunity College District is discontinued, it will nonetheless maintain its commitment to students previously enrolled. In addition, the option to enter into a contract for a degree allows the community college, as the collegeofrecord,tograntadegreeuponcompletionoftwelve(12) credit hours at the college and the satisfaction of graduation requirements. F. Transfer Articulation Guidelines (Appendix B) Transfer Articulation with Secondary Institutions, the Maricopa Skills Center, and the Southwest Skill Center Students who have participated in programs articulated with MaricopaCommunityCollegesDistrictprogramsmaybegranted creditforpriorlearningasprovidedforintherespectivearticulation agreements. No fees will be assessed for credits for prior learning granted through articulation. Articulated program credit is transferable within MCCD, but is not necessarily transferable to othercollegesoruniversities.Forproperplacementinanarticulated program, students should obtain a program of study from an