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Computer Science and Information Technology: Articulations
& Transfer

Computer Science and Information Technology, an Academic Department

Transferring Credits into and out of YCCC

Here you will find the various Articulation Agreements, Prior Learning Agreements, and other transfer information YCCC has created to help you earn your degree both at YCCC and towards a more advanced degree (if that is part of your career plans).

From Other Schools and Prior Learning TO YCCC

Courses Taken at Other Colleges or Universities

As is the case with any program, you may transfer courses you have taken from other accreditied higher education institutions as long as each meets specific criteria (e.g. a grade of C or better). The Admissions Team works closely with us to make sure that the technical courses are mapped as appropriately as possible to our departmental courses.

 

Earning Credit from Vocational Centers and Area High Schools

Currently, YCCC has articulation agreements with the several schools. Each agreement with the schools is different, and each will have different requirements (e.g. minumum grade) for what needs to be completed before credit can be given. Credits earned this way apply towards YCCC degrees and certifications, but will not transfer to other colleges.

If you are at... ..and passed the requirements for... You can get YCCC credit for...
Biddeford Regional Center of Technology   Completion of BRCOT Computer in Business Program  CIS 118
Biddeford Regional Center of Technology Completion of BRCOT Computer Networking NET110
 
Sanford Regional Technical Center Completion of Computer and Network Systems CIS 118 and NET110
 
Westbrook Regional Vocational Center Completion of Business Technology  CIS 118 and NET110

 

Earning Credit from Industry Certifications

Additionally, we offer credit if you hold one of the following industry certifications. The certification must be active (not be expired), and credits earned this way apply towards YCCC degrees and certifications, but will not transfer to other colleges. Credits earned this way apply towards YCCC degrees and certifications, but will not transfer to other colleges.

If you have the following (active) certification...  You can get YCCC credit for...
CompTIA A+ CIS 152
CompTIA Network+ NET 110
CompTIA Security+ CIS 220
 
Cisco CCENT NET 110
Cisco CCNA    NET110 and one 3-credit CIS/NET/WEB Elective 

 

Earning Credit from Advanced Placement Exams

If you have passed the AP Exam... You can get YCCC credit for...
AP Computer Science CIS 141

No matter what which of the above is your source prior learning towards a YCCC degree or certificate, the first step would be to talk to YCCC's Admissions Team to help you evaluate how the credits transfer in.

To Other Schools from YCCC

YCCC is a NEASC accredited higher-education institute, and as such, most other higher-education institutions will accept credits from YCCC. However, it is up to the receiving institution to decide what the requirements are (e.g. minimum grade) as well as what course at their school the credits may count towards. Download and read The Transfer Process from Transfer Services to learn about the when, why, and who to's of transfer.

Beyond the general transfer process, community colleges and bachelor degree colleges and universities can go a step further and partner to develop articulation agreements. YCCC currently has articulation agreements for many of our programs with a number of schools. For Computer Technology, we have articulation agreements with the following universities and colleges:

Transfering to... With a degree in...
Husson University BS Computer Information Systems
University of Southern Maine (currently in the works)

You can see the entire list of articulation and transfer agreements here.

The Career & Transfer Services MyYCCC portal site also includes:

- Transfer options in the state of Maine (with or without an articulation)
- Calendar or Events (inlcuding schools visiting YCCC, open houses, etc.)
- List of college search websites (state, national)