Tuesday – June 28, 2016

Credit by National Exam

MATC will award academic credit for learning demonstrated by successfully passing a national examination program. Exam score(s) should be requested by the student and sent directly to the MATC Admissions Office for review and transcription.

CLEP Examination

CLEP (College Level Examination Program) - Offered by the College Board are examples of Placement Exams. Students must obtain a specific score on exams to receive credit. A fee will be charged by the third party to take the test, but no fee is charged by MATC to earn credit.

Advanced Placement

AP (Advanced Placement) exams offered by the College Board are examples of Placement Exams. A student will have taken a College Board AP exam(s) during her/his high school career. Students must obtain a specific score on exams to receive credit. A fee will be charged by the third party to take the test, but no fee is charged by MATC to earn credit.

International Baccalaureate

At high schools offering an International Baccalaureate program, students take a standard set of courses in rigorous two year program, which they complete during their junior and senior year. MATC recognizes IB achievement by awarding credit to students who score 5 or above on higher level IB exams, taken during their high school career.

 

Credit by MATC Department Exams

MATC Challenge Exams are standardized exams created and administered by MATC to allow students the option of testing out of specific courses. The exams are administered by the MATC Testing Center or departmental faculty.

MATC Performance Exams are practical examinations of physical, technical skills in a special environment. These exams are administered by departmental faculty. 

Students are responsible for scheduling and taking an examination and providing MATC with official test results. All examination scores must be reviewed and approved by a dean to be awarded credit.
 

MATC Department Exam Policies

  1. Students who wish to take an MATC Department Exam must contact the appropriate associate dean to receive an Advanced Standing paper form documenting approval.
  2. Students submit the paper Advanced Standing form to the cashier where a non-refundable payment of 25% of the course tuition + $25 processing fee is made and verified with a stamp.  This must be paid prior to taking the exam.  If use of MATC equipment and supplies are necessary to administer challenge exams, additional fees may apply.
  3. The stamped Advanced Standing form is then turned in to the test administrator.
  4. A score of 80% or more on the MATC Department Exam is required to receive credit for the course. The course and corresponding course credits will be placed on the student's transcript; no letter grade applied. Students are advised to remain in the course until they know the results of their exam.
  5. Students should be aware that their financial aid will not pay for their challenge exam. Additionally, a challenge exam cannot be used to substitute for 3 credits of a dropped course.
  6. An MATC Department Exam may not be taken more than once.


MATC courses offering Department Exams

COMART 107 - Digital Imaging: Adobe Photoshop
A performance exam will be administered by a member of the Graphic Design faculty, in an MATC lab environment using current versions of the Adobe Photoshop Software. The testee will be allowed 4 hours to complete the project, meeting 80% of the project criteria as determined by the CPLE PLA lead for the department. All PLA performance exam scheduling will happen during instructor's standard classroom hours.          

Advanced Standing Form:
Brian Carlson, Associate Dean Media Arts
Room: M244 (Milwaukee Campus)

Test Administrator:
Chris Brzinski
Instructor / Program Coordinator
Graphic Design Department
School of Media & Creative Arts
Milwaukee Area Technical College
(414) 297-6342
matcgraphicdesign.com

ENG 151 - Communication Skills 1

This written test involves choosing 1 of 4 topic areas (written newspaper-editorial-like responses). The test is scored holistically by 3 instructors.

Advanced Standing Form: 
Dr. Scott Britten, Associate Dean
Room: M214C
Email: brittenr@matc.edu

Test Administrator:
Thomas Vollman, Instructor
Room: C262
Email: vollmant@matc.edu

MATH 107 - College Mathematics

MATH challenge exams are administered at the Oak Creek Campus. They are available for students to take any time during the semester. Calculator usage is allowed. 

Advanced Standing Form and Test Administrator:
Dr. Akram Dakwar
Room: A205D (Oak Creek campus)
Phone: 414-571-4524
Email: dakwara@matc.edu

MATH 113 - College Technical Mathematics

MATH challenge exams are administered at the Oak Creek Campus. They are available for students to take any time during the semester. Calculator usage is allowed. 

Advanced Standing Form and Test Adminstrator:
Dr. Akram Dakwar
Room: A205D (Oak Creek campus)
Phone: 414-571-4524
Email: dakwara@matc.edu

MATH 115 - College Technical Mathematics 1

MATH challenge exams are administered at the Oak Creek Campus. They are available for students to take any time during the semester. Calculator usage is allowed. 

Advanced Standing Form and Test Adminstrator:
Dr. Akram Dakwar
Room: A205D (Oak Creek campus)
Phone: 414-571-4524
Email: dakwara@matc.edu

MATH 116 - College Technical Mathematics 2

MATH challenge exams are administered at the Oak Creek Campus. They are available for students to take any time during the semester. Calculator usage is allowed. 

Advanced Standing Form and Test Adminstrator:
Dr. Akram Dakwar
Room: A205D (Oak Creek campus)
Phone: 414-571-4524
Email: dakwara@matc.edu

MATH 123 - Math with Business Applications

MATH challenge exams are administered at the Oak Creek Campus. They are available for students to take any time during the semester. Calculator usage is allowed. 

Advanced Standing Form and Test Adminstrator:
Dr. Akram Dakwar
Room: A205D (Oak Creek campus)
Phone: 414-571-4524
Email: dakwara@matc.edu

MATH 200 - Intermediate Algebra 

MATH challenge exams are administered at the Oak Creek Campus. They are available for students to take any time during the semester. Calculator usage is allowed. 

Advanced Standing Form and Test Adminstrator:
Dr. Akram Dakwar
Room: A205D (Oak Creek campus)
Phone: 414-571-4524
Email: dakwara@matc.edu

MATH 260 - Basic Statistics

MATH challenge exams are administered at the Oak Creek Campus. They are available for students to take any time during the semester. Calculator usage is allowed. 

Advanced Standing Form and Test Adminstrator:
Dr. Akram Dakwar
Room: A205D (Oak Creek campus)
Phone: 414-571-4524
Email: dakwara@matc.edu

MUSIC 150 - Music Theory 

MUSIC 150 along with other possibilities for course credit, through exam or prior experience may be available upon consultation with Music Department Faculty Chair:

Test Administrator:
Robbi Heighway
Room: C129 (Milwaukee Campus)
414-297-7378
Email: heighwar@matc.edu

OFTECH 103 - Keyboard and Keypad

The OFTECH-103 Performance Examination (Challenge Exam) will be administered by a member of the Office Technology faculty in an MATC lab environment utilizing internet based software. The student must pass the 2-minute timed exam keying 35 wpm with 3 errors or less as determined by the CPLE PLA lead for the department. All Challenge Examination scheduling will occur during the Challenge Exam posted hours or by appointment.  

OFTECH 136 - Keyboarding Skill Development 1

The OFTECH-136 Performance Examination (Challenge Exam) will be administered by a member of the Office Technology faculty in an MATC lab environment utilizing internet based software. The student must pass the 5-minute timed exam keying 50 wpm with 5 errors or less. All Challenge Examination scheduling will occur during the Challenge Examination posted hours or by appointment. 

OFTECH 146 - Keyboarding Skill Development 2 

The OFTECH-146 Performance Examination (Challenge Exam) will be administered by a member of the Office Technology faculty in an MATC lab environment utilizing internet based software. The student must pass the 5-minute timed exam keying 65 wpm with 5 errors or less. All Challenge Examination scheduling will happen during the Challenge Examination posted hours or by appointment.

OFTECH 156 - Keyboarding Skill Development 3 

The OFTECH-156 Performance Examination (Challenge Exam) will be administered by a member of the Office Technology faculty in an MATC lab environment utilizing internet based software. The student must pass the 5-minute timed exam keying 75 wpm with 5 errors or less. All Challenge Examination scheduling will happen during the Challenge Examination posted hours or by appointment.

SPEECH 201 - Elements of Speech 1

Students will present a speech that will be recorded and reviewed by 3 instructors.

Advanced Standing Form:
Dr. Scott Britten, Associate Dean
Room: M214C
Email: brittenr@matc.edu

Test Administrators:
Delois Medhin, Instructor
Room: C313 (Milwaukee campus)
Email: Medind@matc.edu

Kimberly Omni-Essence, Instructor
Email: omniessk@matc.edu