The administrator (lead faculty or dean) responsible for the program for which the evaluation of a student’s previous coursework is requested shall: Determine the acceptability of each course the student wishes to transfer or apply toward the program requirements based upon their knowledge of changes which have occurred since the course(s) was completed; Give particular attention to courses in areas which have had signiﬁcant technological changes in recent years; As deemed appropriate, seek the input of faculty or other administers regarding the proper course of action. Courses which are determined to have outdated information and whose acceptance would not assure the student of having current skills may be used to meet elective credit requirements.
Students who have kept their educational training current through their job activities may have their coursework given special consideration for acceptance. A student who wishes to challenge the decision regarding the non-acceptance of their course work may do so by demonstrating their competencies in an appropriate manner to the administrator or appropriate faculty member.
Because of the diversity of courses offered and the differences in changes which occur over a given time, no speciﬁc timeframe can be established for courses whose content may become obsolete. However, it is recommended that all technical courses taken under the quarter system or more than ﬁve years ago be carefully reviewed for their currency and relevance. The decision to accept or not accept a course(s) should be made with the idea that a student’s graduation indicates current and relevant competencies in the program of study.