MATC Departmental Exam and National Exam

student taking exam at computer

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.

College Level Examination Program (CLEP)

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.

Earn retroactive credits for foreign language courses:
MATC will award retroactive degree credit for foreign language proficiency in Spanish and French. Take a free placement test through the MATC Testing Center. When you complete a foreiegn language class at the level you test into with a B or better grade, you could earn retroactive credit for any lower level courses.

For more information on testing services please visit:
http://www.matc.edu/academics/academic-resources/testing-services.html

 

MATC Department Exam Policies

  1. Students who wish to take an MATC Department Exam must contact the appropriate associate dean to receive and complete a Credit for Prior Learning and Experience (CPLE) form.
  2. Students submit the CPLE form to the MATC cashier where a $50 per course payment 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 “paid” CPLE 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, or passing score is provided by the test administrator. 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

CULMGT 105 – Culinary Math and Cost Control

Course Description
Emphasis is placed on methods used to solve mathematical problems that relate to food service operations. Topics covered included operations with decimals, percent’s, weights and measures, recipe conversion, menu pricing, food costs, inventories, break-even analysis and financial statements.

Programs
Culinary Arts and Culinary Management

Course Credits
3 The test given for CPLE would be administered by an instructor currently teaching CULMGT 105. The student is responsible for contacting the instructor and setting up the test date/time. The instructor will be responsible for obtaining an appropriate test site. Once taken, the instructor will grade the exam within 5 days and contact the student via e-mail regarding results.

If the test is passed with a score of 85% or higher, the instructor will contact the Dept. Coordinator and/or Associate Dean within 5 days so proper paperwork can be filled out and authorized and submitted.

If the test is not passed, the student will be required to take the entire course as outlined on their program plan. Fees/tuition will apply.

Contact
Mary Dess Instructor / Culinary Arts Programs
School of Business
Milwaukee Area Technical College
414-297-6171
dessm@matc.edu

ELCTEC 110 – DC and AC Electronics 1

A performance exam would be administered by one of the Electronic Engineering Technology department faculty in the School of Technology and Applied Sciences of the Downtown Milwaukee or West Allis campus. A study guide would be provided one week in advance of the exam if the applicant chooses to request one.

Students taking written exam must complete at or above 85% for consideration. This would be considered a “one time” application process. Minimum qualifications must be demonstrated in the first attempt. The student will have 2 hours to complete the examination.

Test Administrators:
Tom Heraly (Downtown Milwaukee Campus)
Instructor
Electronic Engineering Dept.
Milwaukee Area Technical College
heralyt@matc.edu

Dave Schmocker (West Allis Campus)
Instructor
Electronic Engineering Dept.
Milwaukee Area Technical College
schmocdj@matc.edu

ELCTEC 120 – Electronic Devices and Circuits

A performance exam would be administered by one of the Electronic Engineering Technology department faculty in the School of Technology and Applied Sciences of the Downtown Milwaukee or West Allis campus. A study guide would be provided one week in advance of the exam if the applicant chooses to request one.

Students taking written exam must complete at or above 85% for consideration. This would be considered a “one time” application process. Minimum qualifications must be demonstrated in the first attempt. The student will have 2 hours to complete the examination.

Test Administrators:
Tom Heraly (Downtown Milwaukee Campus)
Instructor
Electronic Engineering Dept.
Milwaukee Area Technical College
heralyt@matc.edu

Dave Schmocker (West Allis Campus)
Instructor
Electronic Engineering Dept.
Milwaukee Area Technical College
schmocdj@matc.edu

ELCTEC 130 – Digital Electronics

A performance exam would be administered by one of the Electronic Engineering Technology department faculty in the School of Technology and Applied Sciences of the Downtown Milwaukee or West Allis campus.  A study guide would be provided one week in advance of the exam if the applicant chooses to request one.

Students taking written exam must complete at or above 85% for consideration. This would be considered a “one time” application process.  Minimum qualifications must be demonstrated in the first attempt.  The student will have 2 hours to complete the examination.

Test Administrators:
Tom Heraly (Downtown Milwaukee Campus)
Instructor
Electronic Engineering Dept.
Milwaukee Area Technical College
heralyt@matc.edu

Dave Schmocker (West Allis Campus)
Instructor
Electronic Engineering Dept.
Milwaukee Area Technical College
schmocdj@matc.edu

ELCTEC 140 – Microprocessors

A performance exam would be administered by one of the Electronic Engineering Technology department faculty in the School of Technology and Applied Sciences of the Downtown Milwaukee or West Allis campus.  A study guide would be provided one week in advance of the exam if the applicant chooses to request one.

Students taking written exam must complete at or above 85% for consideration. This would be considered a “one time” application process.  Minimum qualifications must be demonstrated in the first attempt.  The student will have 2 hours to complete the examination.

Test Administrators:
Tom Heraly (Downtown Milwaukee Campus)
Instructor
Electronic Engineering Dept.
Milwaukee Area Technical College
heralyt@matc.edu

Dave Schmocker (West Allis Campus)
Instructor
Electronic Engineering Dept.
Milwaukee Area Technical College
schmocdj@matc.edu

ELCTEC 170 – Computer Systems

A performance exam would be administered by one of the Electronic Engineering Technology department faculty in the School of Technology and Applied Sciences of the Downtown Milwaukee or West Allis campus.  A study guide would be provided one week in advance of the exam if the applicant chooses to request one.

Students taking written exam must complete at or above 85% for consideration. This would be considered a “one time” application process.  Minimum qualifications must be demonstrated in the first attempt.  The student will have 2 hours to complete the examination.

Test Administrators:
Tom Heraly (Downtown Milwaukee Campus)
Instructor
Electronic Engineering Dept.
Milwaukee Area Technical College
heralyt@matc.edu

Dave Schmocker (West Allis Campus)
Instructor
Electronic Engineering Dept.
Milwaukee Area Technical College
schmocdj@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)
414-571-4524
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)
414-571-4524
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)
414-571-4524
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)
414-571-4524
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)
414-571-4524
dakwara@matc.edu

MATH 201 - College 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.

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

MATH 202 - Trigonometry

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.

CPLE Form and Test Administrator:
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)
414-571-4524
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
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 or virtually utilizing internet based software. The student must pass the 2-minute timed exam keying 30 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.  

PHOTO 101 - Digital Fundamental Photography

A performance exam would be administered by one of the photography department faculty in the Photo Department of the Downtown Milwaukee campus. A study guide would be provided one week in advance of the exam if the applicant chooses to request one. The student will have 2 hours to complete the written examination

Student taking written exam must complete at or above 76% for consideration. This would be considered an “one time” application process. Minimum qualifications must be demonstrated in the first attempt.

Test Administrators:
John R. Glembin
Instructor/Photo
Photography Dept.
Milwaukee Area Technical College
glembinj@matc.edu
414-297-6497

Jim Buivid
Instructor/Photo
Photography Dept.
Milwaukee Area Technical College
buividj@matc.edu

PHOTO 141 - Photoshop for Photographers 1

A performance exam would be administered by one of the photography department faculty in the Photo Department of the Downtown Milwaukee campus. A study guide may be provided one week in advance of the exam if the applicant requests one. The student will have 2 hours to complete the written and practical exam. A digital portfolio of image files will be also be required.

Student taking written exam must complete at or above 76% for consideration. This would be considered an “one time” application process. Minimum qualifications must be demonstrated in the first attempt.

Test Administrators:
John R. Glembin
Instructor/Photo
Photography Dept.
Milwaukee Area Technical College
glembinj@matc.edu
414-297-6497

Jim Buivid
Instructor/Photo
Photography Dept.
Milwaukee Area Technical College
buividj@matc.edu

SPEECH 201 - Elements of Speech 1

(1) At least one videotaped performance of the student's speaking skill that includes a visible audience of at least five adults. 

(2) At least one outline or message plan for a public presentation.

(3) Any document demonstrating the student's ability to think about the characteristics of a particular audience and how the message would be adapted to accomplish specific goals.

(4) Supportive written and signed documentation of at minimum two prior speaking engagements.

Additionally, if no videotaped record exists; Speech faculty may agree to an in-person performance of an informative or persuasive presentation; however, guidelines 2-4 would still need to be submitted.

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

Nakeesha Brown, Instructor
brownnn1@matc.edu