Testing and Tutoring

CLEP and Credit by Exam

Many of our students come to MTC with credits, education, and experience that they earned at other institutions or in the workplace. We make every effort to translate that knowledge into credits toward your MTC degree.

Advanced Placement (AP) Credit

Ohio high school students who score high enough on AP exams can earn college credit and/or course equivalencies. Elective credit may be awarded for other AP exams completed with a score of 3 or above in accordance with Ohio policy.

Ohio GI Promise

Military training, experience, and coursework of student service members will count for credit at MTC. We use the American Council on Education guide to translate military education into credit that, where possible, will count toward a student’s major or general education requirements.

Do you have previous education, military, or job training that may count for college credit? Contact us today for more information.

CLEP (College Level Examination Program):

Marion Technical College accepts and offers credit by proficiency examination through the nationally recognized credit-by-exam, called CLEP. For more detailed information click here.

You can take your CLEP examination right here at MTC!  The testing center is located at Marion Tech Downtown 107 N. Main St. Suite 200 Marion, OH 43302.  If you are interested in scheduling a CLEP test here at MTC, please contact Michael Augenstein at 740-386-4138, or by email at augensteinm@mtc.edu

For other CLEP testing centers, costs, learning outcomes, practice questions, and scheduling information, students can go to the following website and click on the CLEP column for more details. https://clep.collegeboard.org/school-policy-search#.

Please Note: CLEP scores may transfer to other state and private colleges and universities.   Before attempting to gain credit through CLEP exams, please refer to the receiving institution about their acceptance policy of CLEP-earned credit.

Credit by Proficiency Examination

In some departments, you may be permitted to progress to more advanced work in a particular program if you can demonstrate college-level competency.

If you have qualifications from previous education or job training you may be able to earn credit in certain courses by successfully passing an exam that will test your knowledge related to the learning outcomes of that course.

Marion Technical College (MTC) recognizes and offers two types of credit by proficiency examinations:  a college-administered Proficiency-for-Credit Exam (credit-by-exam)  and the College Level Examination Program (CLEP). The following is a list of courses (by academic department) that MTC offers as credit-by-exam.  These exams are generated and proctored by MTC faculty.

There is a limit of MTC credit hours that may be earned through the exam, life experience, or any combination thereof.  A credit-by-exam may be attempted only one time per course.

A per credit hour, nonrefundable fee must be paid to the Business Office before a credit-by-exam is taken.

Arts and Sciences Division Courses:

Scheduling the Credit by Exam:
Students must complete the credit-by-exam form and pay the fee (either $45, for a 3-credit hour course, or $60 for a 4-credit hour course) for the exam at the Business Office prior to taking the exam.  The student must contact Chelsea Glezen to schedule an appointment to take the credit by exam.  For more information, please contact David Richman by email, or by phone, at 740-725-4000.  The student must bring his or her receipt to the scheduled testing appointment.

ENG1000 English Composition I
ENG1100 English Composition II
COM1400 Oral Communication
MTH1240 Statistics
MTH1245 College Algebra

Business/IT Department Courses:

For information about scheduling a credit-by-exam related to a course within the Business and IT Department (listed below) please contact David Richman by email or by phone at 740-725-4000.
ACC1400 Financial Accounting I
BUS2150 Legal Environment of Business
MGT1400 Introduction to Management
OIS1200 Computer Basics
OIS1240 Computer Applications
OIS1260 PowerPoint
OIS1340 Excel Advanced

Engineering Department Courses:

Most regular Engineering Technologies courses are eligible for credit-by-exam. For more information, please contact Chelsea Glezen by email or by phone at 740-386-4132.


Health Department Courses:

For information about scheduling a credit-by-exam related to a course within the Allied Health Department, listed below, please contact Darlene Lewis by email, or by phone at 740-386-4180, in the Health Technology Center.
ALH1110 Medical Terminology
ALH1120 Human Diseases

Medical Assisting Program

Please contact the program director, Peggy Smith by email, or by phone at 740-386-4178 for more information.
ALH1110 Medical Terminology

Medical Imaging Programs

There are no credit-by-exam courses within the medical imaging programs.  Please contact the program director, Debra Myers by email, or by phone at 740-386-4636 for more information.

Medical Laboratory Program

Please contact Caitlin Stansbery by email, or by phone at 740-386-4144 located in the Health Technology Center (HTC), for more information.

ALH1110 Medical Terminology

Physical Therapist Assisting Program

There are no credit-by-exam courses within the PTA program.  Please contact the program director, Chad Hensel by email, or by phone at 740-386-4156 for more information.

Occupational Therapy Assistant Program

There are no credit-by-exam courses within the OTA program.  Please contact the program director, Josh Line by email, or by phone at 740-386-4026 for more information.

Human and Social Services Program:   

There are no credit-by-exam courses within the HSS program.  Please contact the program director, Lillie Kirsch by email, or by phone at 740-386-4181 for more information.

Please note Credit-by-exams are not guaranteed to be transferable to other state or private colleges or universities.  Please refer to the receiving institution for specific rules of accepting credit earned through credit-by-exam.