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Your hands-on experience is useful in the field. But did you know it can also help you save time and money toward your degree at University of Maryland University College? You may be able to earn college credit by transferring your vocational and technical training to UMUC.

You can earn elective credit if you have vocational and technical credit from UMUC-approved institutions or American Council on Education-approved organizations. These credits may be applied to degrees at UMUC.

How it Works

After you've applied to UMUC, you can submit any past vocational and technical training when you submit your transcripts. This type of training differs from professional courses and industry certifications. Vocational and technical training is applied, practical, hands-on, or action-oriented.

UMUC will evaluate any documentation you submit to determine whether your training can earn you college credit. Examples of training from UMUC-approved institutions that can translate to credit include the following:

  • AC/DC circuits
  • Aircraft maintenance
  • Critical care
  • Data entry
  • Dental radiography
  • Emergency room technician
  • Emergency vehicle operation
  • Inventory control
  • Rescue operations
  • Storekeeping
  • Typing
  • Vehicle maintenance
  • Voltage regulation equipment
  • Warehouse practices
Neil Bagadiong Student Alum Education Teaching

I think this program is wonderful. It gave me the opportunity to earn the degree without having to spend months on a campus.

Neil Bagadiong

Doctor of Management in Community College Policy and Administration