SDCCE Curriculum Committee 

Course Outlines and Catalog

Curriculum Development

San Diego College of Continuing Education to City, Mesa or Miramar College Credit by Exam

The goal of CTE Transitions Credit by Exam agreements between SDCCE and San Diego City, Mesa, and Miramar College is to provide SDCCE career education students with opportunities to accelerate college degree completion through the development and maintenance of agreements that allow students to earn college credit by successfully completing approved career education courses and/or programs at SDCCE.

SDCCE faculty teaching a Credit By Exam course should:

  1. Provide CTE Transitions Program Credit by Exam information to your students within your class syllabus and during the first week of class. Ensure the students are aware they may be eligible for college credit.
  2. Fully integrate the college-approved final exam or portfolio process into your course. Administer the approved final exam or portfolio to all students participating in the course.
  3. Grade all students participating in the course (final exam/portfolio grade and overall course grade).
  4. Submit course grade and credit by exam final assessment grade on the attendance/grade roster for all enrolled students.

SDCCE Student Requirements Beginning Fall 2023:

  • Enroll in a currently approved CTE Transitions Credit by Exam SDCCE course
  • Earn a "C" or higher on the overall course grade
  • Earn a "B" or higher on the approved final assessment for the course
  • Complete an online college application for City, Mesa, or Miramar College
  • After completing the course with a qualifying course grade of "C" or higher and a final assessment grade of "B" or higher, the student's grade will be transcribed if they have met all the eligibility requirements and did not opt out of receiving college credit. 

List of active agreements, the approved agreements, student eligibility requirements, sample student automated communication, and additional information and resources can be found on SDCCD’s CTE Transitions SDCCE Credit By Exam webpage

Credit By Exam Resources

Other Curriculum Resources


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