Central Piedmont Community College is ready to help students displaced by the closing of all ITT Tech campuses nationwide this week, including two in Charlotte.
In a statement, CPCC said it accepts credit only from regionally accredited colleges and universities, so it doesn’t accept transfer credit directly from ITT Tech. If students have credits from previous educational institutions, those credits might possibly transfer to CPCC, the college said.
Also, some former ITT Tech students might get credit-by-exam by taking College Level Exam Program (CLEP) exams, CPCC said.
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 exam for 25 subjects, including algebra, chemistry, history and several foreign languages.
CPCC said ITT students might also be able to get departmental credit by exam or competency-based credit at CPCC, based on the policies of each program, although that’s not guaranteed.
Students can still register for the fall semester at CPCC, as the college has an eight-week short session beginning Oct. 12. Short session classes provide the same number of college credits as 16-week classes, only in a condensed time frame. CPCC’s spring 2017 semester will begin in early January.
CPCC offers nearly 300 degrees, diplomas and certificates on its campuses, and hundreds of classes online.
ITT Tech, one of the nation’s largest for-profit educational companies, closed all of its campuses on Tuesday amid accusations of widespread fraud and abuse, The New York Times reported.