Certification Credits

Certification Credits allow students to receive course credit for certifications in specific, identified areas as recommended and approved by full-time faculty members in discipline areas which have been pre-approved.

Students must have completed one Northwestern Michigan College course before the certification credits will be recorded on the official transcript.

The procedure for students to receive credit is:

  • The student will present the certificate to the lead instructor in the educational area appropriate to validate the timeliness and authentication of the certificate earned. See below.
  • See the Registrar in the Registration office to have the appropriate form completed for application of credits for certifications.
  • The Registrar will send the form to the lead instructor after the appropriate fees have been paid.
  • The instructor will complete the form with the name of the course and credits, apply the grade of Q or NQ, have the academic chair sign, and return the form to the Registrar in the Records and Registration office.
  • The Registrar will record the credits on the official transcript and mail results to the student.
  • Credits will be recorded as transfer-in credits. No grade will be assigned.

Approved Certifications


Equivalent Credits

A+ certification

CIT 156 and CIT 157

Cisco CCNA

CIT 160, CIT 161, CIT 260, CIT 261


CIT 256

MCITP 70-646

CIT 247

MCTS 70-640

CIT 215

MCTS 70-642

CIT 246

MCTS 70-680

CIT 242


CIT 213


CIT 240


CUL 110


CIT 155

The certificate must be the current industry certification covered by the materials in the NMC courses at the time credit is requested. Credit must be requested within two years of completion of the certificate.

Application must be signed by Scott Goethals.


The fee for certification credits will be determined by the number of credits of the course for which the certification has been presented. If the course is from one to five credits, the cost will be $30. If the course is more than five credits, the cost will be $50. These fees are subject to change.

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