CPCC is ready to help ITT Tech students displaced by campus closures

last modified Sep 06, 2016 04:46 PM

CPCC offers to guide displaced ITT Tech students who still want to reach their academic goals

Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC) is ready to help students who are displaced following the announcement by ITT Tech that it will permanently “discontinue all academic operations at all of its ITT Technical Institutes,” according to a company news release.

Students who are impacted by the ITT Tech closings are encouraged to consider contacting CPCC to see how the college can help them reach their educational and career goals. CPCC offers nearly 300 degrees, diplomas and certificates at six campus and three locations, and with hundreds of classes online. Displaced ITT Tech students can contact outreach@cpcc.edu or 704.330.6637 to learn more.

According to ITT Tech’s website and its frequently asked questions section: “The decision concerning the acceptance of credits earned in any course taken at the school is made at the discretion of the receiving institution. It is unlikely that any credits earned at the school will be transferable to or accepted by any institution other than an ITT Technical Institute.”

CPCC only accepts credit from regionally accredited colleges and universities, so CPCC does not accept transfer credit directly from ITT Tech. If students have credits from previous educational institutions, though, it is possible those credits might transfer to CPCC. Also, some former ITT Tech students might be able to get credit-by-exam by taking College Level Exam Program (CLEP) exams. With CLEP, a student can earn college credit for what he or she already knows, regardless of where or how that knowledge was acquired, by passing an examination for 25 subjects (full list attached), from algebra to chemistry to history to several foreign languages. It is also possible – but not guaranteed – that ITT students can get departmental credit by exam or competency-based credit at CPCC, based on the policies of the individual programs.

It’s not too late for students to register for the current fall semester at CPCC, as the college has an 8-week short session beginning October 12 (short session classes provide the same number of college credits as 16-week classes, they’re just offered in a condensed timeframe). CPCC’s spring 2017 will begin in early January.