Available Challenge Examinations

Currently enrolled, curriculum-placed students may challenge a TCC course by taking the final examination for the course with the approval of the division dean and the program head/discipline faculty. Before seeking approval to take a challenge examination, a student should be prepared to show evidence that s/he has attained equivalent knowledge and skills through post-secondary life/work experience or non-credit programs and courses.

Student obtains permission from the discipline faculty or program head using the Application for Credit by Exam or Previous Non-Collegiate Training or Experience. A separate form is needed for each course challenged.

Challenge Exam TCC Course Equivalent Credit Awarded Office Campus
AST 101 Keyboarding I 3 IT & Business Division, Public Svcs & Technologies Division Virginia Beach & Portsmouth Campuses
AST 102 Keyboarding II 3 IT & Business Division, Public Svcs & Technologies Division Virginia Beach & Portsmouth Campuses
ELE 150 A.C. and D.C. Circuit Fundamentals 3 Electrical Technology All Campuses
ELE 246 Industrial Robotics Programming 3 Electrical Technology  
ITE 115 Introduction to Computer Applications and Concepts 4 IT & Business Division Virginia Beach Campus
ITE 130 Introduction to Internet Services 4 IT & Business Division Virginia Beach Campus
ITN 101 Introduction to Network Concepts 4 IT & Business Division Virginia Beach Campus
ITN 106 Microcomputer Operating Systems 4 IT & Business Division Virginia Beach Campus
ITN 171 UNIX I 4 IT & Business Division Virginia Beach Campus
ITP 100 Software Design 4 IT & Business Division Virginia Beach Campus
MEC 140 Introduction to Mechatronics 3 Engineering Chesapeake Campus
MEC 268 Fluid Power - Hydraulic Systems 3 Engineering Chesapeake Campus
MEC 269 Fluid Power - Pneumatic Systems 3 Engineering Chesapeake Campus
NAS 2 Foundations of Life Sciences 2 Science Division All Campuses
NUR 108* Nursing Principles and Concepts I 6 Nursing Portsmouth Campus
NUR 130* Physical Assessment and Basic Pharmacology 3 Nursing Portsmouth Campus
SDV 101 Mechatronics 1 Engineering All Campuses

*NUR 108 & NUR 130 challenge examinations are available for students who have a current LPN license and have been accepted to the TCC Nursing program.