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Alcohol & Other Drug Abuse Test-Out Options

Earn credit for what you already know by testing out of a class, or by providing national exam scores or industry credentials. If you have any questions, or would like to start the process, please contact Wendi Ludwig at 715.803.1023 or studentrecords@ntc.edu.

ASSESSMENT, DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT OF ADDICTIVE DISORDERS (10550115)

Credits: 3.00

Examine addiction and its physical and psychological effects on the individual, family and society. Assess boundaries and ethical issues commonly found in assessment, diagnosis and treatment of addictive disorders.

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BASICS OF APA STYLE WRITING (10801125)

Credits: 1.00

Introduces the basics of American Psychological Association (APA) Style writing to help learners in psychology and related fields write term papers, research reports, and journal articles. The course follows the organization of the APA Publication Manual, providing a comprehensive overview of elements of manuscript preparation. Content includes guidance on writing for the social sciences, manuscript structure and content, writing principles and style, the mechanics of APA Style, displaying results, crediting sources and creating a reference list.

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BEHAVIOR ASSESSMENT (10520104)

Credits: 3.00

Examine signs and symptoms specific to mental health diagnosis across the lifespan as defined in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM). Explore and differentiate diagnostic techniques and behavioral examination instruments. Assess boundaries and ethical issues commonly found in behavior assessment. Apply reflective practitioner methods.

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DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY (10809188)

Credits: 3.00

Developmental Psychology is the study of human development throughout the lifespan. This course explores developmental theory and research with an emphasis on the interactive nature of the biological, cognitive and psychosocial changes that affect the individual from conception to death. Application activities and critical thinking skills will enable students to gain an increased knowledge and understanding of themselves and others.

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National Exams Accepted:

  • CLEP® Human Growth & Development

ENGLISH COMPOSITION 1 (10801136)

Credits: 3.00

This course is designed for learners to develop knowledge and skills in all aspects of the writing process. Planning, organizing, writing, editing and revising are applied through a variety of activities. Learners will analyze audience and purpose, use elements of research and format documents using standard guidelines. Individuals will develop critical reading skills through analysis of various written documents.

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National Exams Accepted:

  • CLEP® College Composition
  • AP English Language & Composition

GENERAL BIOLOGY (10806114)

Credits: 4.00

Introduces general biological concepts and principles. Emphasis is on cell structure and function, genetics, evolution and taxonomical relationships. Consideration is also given to diversity among the various kingdoms.

National Exams Accepted:

  • AP Biology

GENERAL CHEMISTRY (10806134)

Credits: 4.00

Introduces the fundamentals of chemistry. Topics include the metric system, problem-solving, periodic relationships, chemical reactions, chemical equilibrium, properties of water; acids, bases and salts; and gas laws.

National Exams Accepted:

  • AP Chemistry

INTRO TO PSYCHOLOGY (10809198)

Credits: 3.00

This introductory course in psychology is a survey of the multiple aspects of human behavior. It involves a survey of the theoretical foundations of human functioning in such areas as learning, motivation, emotions, personality, deviance and pathology, physiological factors and social influences. It directs the student to an insightful understanding of the complexities of human relationships in personal, social and vocational settings.

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National Exams Accepted:

  • CLEP® Introductory Psychology
  • AP Psychology

INTRO TO SOCIOLOGY (10809196)

Credits: 3.00

Introduces students to the basic concepts of sociology: culture, socialization, social stratification, multi-culturalism and the five institutions, including family, government, economics, religion and education. Other topics include demography, deviance, technology, environment, social issues, social change, social organization and workplace issues.

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National Exams Accepted:

  • CLEP® Introductory Sociology

INTRODUCTION TO DIVERSITY STUDIES (10809172)

Credits: 3.00

Introduces learners to the study of diversity from a local to a global environment using a holistic, interdisciplinary approach. Encourages self-exploration and prepares the learner to work in a diverse environment. In addition to an analysis of majority/minority relationships in a multicultural context, the primary topics of race, ethnicity, age, gender, class, sexual orientation, disability and religion are explored.

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INTRODUCTION TO GERONTOLOGY (10520150)

Credits: 3.00

Examine the different issues that affect us as we age. Differentiate individual, social and community support. Investigate the prominent issues involved when working with the geriatric population in a variety of vocations. Construct a narrative of an elderly person across the lifespan. Assess boundaries and ethical issues commonly found when working with the aging population. Apply reflective practitioner methods.

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MATH WITH BUSINESS APPLICATIONS (10804123)

Credits: 3.00

This course covers real numbers, basic operations, linear equations, proportions with one variable, percents, simple interest, compound interest, annuity, apply math concepts to the purchasing/buying process, apply math concepts to the selling process and basic statistics with business/consumer applications.

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METHODS OF SOCIAL CASEWORK (10520108)

Credits: 3.00

Practice case management techniques and supervision. Incorporate intake assessment techniques. Create a plan of service, coordinate care. Utilize referral techniques. Demonstrate client self-determination (autonomy). Determine issues of boundaries and ethics. Apply reflective practitioner methods. This course consists of 36 hours of lecture and 36 hours of lab.

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PSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY (10550114)

Credits: 1.00

Examine the basic concepts of psychopharmacology and the function of the organs and systems of the human body and brain. Assess boundaries and ethical issues commonly found working with mental health and substance abuse services. Apply reflective practitioner methods.

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SPEECH (10801198)

Credits: 3.00

Explores the fundamentals of effective oral presentation to small and large groups. Topic selection, audience analysis, methods of organization, research, structuring evidence and support, delivery techniques and other essential elements of speaking successfully, including the listening process form the basis of the course.

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WRITTEN COMMUNICATION (10801195)

Credits: 3.00

Develops writing skills which include prewriting, drafting, revising and editing. A variety of writing assignments is designed to help the learner analyze audience and purpose, research and organize ideas and format and design documents based on subject matter and content. Also develops critical reading and thinking skills through the analysis of a variety of written documents.

NTC Assessments Offered:

National Exams Accepted:

  • CLEP® College Composition
  • AP English Language & Composition

Test-Out Option Term Definitions

Test
An exam that is scored by faculty or staff in NTC’s Testing Center.
Skill Demonstration
A performance of your expertise that is evaluated by faculty.
Combination: Test & Skill Demonstration
A combination of both a test and a skill demonstration.
Portfolio
A collection and explanation of your past learning through work or life experience.