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Workforce Courses (vocational / technical credit)

In addition to coursework parallel to the first two years of university study, community colleges offer certificate programs and Associate of Applied Science degrees designed to provide students with immediately marketable career skills.

Such workforce (also known as occupational, technical, or vocational) courses are not designed for transfer into university curricula and, with only a few exceptions, are nontransferable at UT Austin.

Community college workforce courses are organized statewide in the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board's Workforce Education Course Manual (WECM). Courses with the following designations generally do not transfer to UT Austin and are not recommended for prospective transfer students:

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Workforce Course Prefixes
at Texas Community Colleges
ABDR
ACNT
AERM
AERO
AGAH
AGCR
AGEQ
AGME
AGMG
AIRP
AQCL
ARCE
ARCT
ARTC
ARTT
ARTV
ATRN
AUCT
AUMT
AVIM
AVNC
BARB
BIOM
BITC
BMGT
BNKG
BSKL
BTND
BUSA
BUSG
CBFM
CDEC
CETT
CHEF
CHHS
CHLT
CJCR
CJLE
CJSA
CMDR
CMSW
CNBT
CNSE
COMG
CPMT
CPTR
CREX
CRFT
CRPT
CRTG
CRTR
CSIR
CSME
CTEC
CTMT
CVIR
CVOP
CVTT
DAAC
DEMR
DFTG
DHYG
DITA
DLBT
DMSO
DNTA
DSAE
DSVT
ECNG
ECRD
EDTC
EECT
EEIR
EGRT
EHKP
ELMT
ELPT
ELTN
EMAP
EMSP
ENDT
ENER
ENGG
ENTC
EPCT
ETWR
FCEL
FDNS
FDST
FIRS
FIRT
FITT
FLMC
FMKT
FMLD
FPTA
FRNL
FRST
FSHD
FSHN
GAME
GERS
GISC
GRPH
HALT
HAMG
HART
HEMR
HITT
HLAB
HMSY
HPRS
HRGY
HRMO
HRPO
HUWC
HYDR
IBUS
IEIR
IFWA
IMED
IMRT
INCR
INDS
INEW
INME
INMT
INSR
INTC
IRAD
ITCC
ITDF
ITMC
ITMT
ITNW
ITSC
ITSE
ITSW
ITSY
LAWT
LBRA
LCFT
LEAD
LGLA
LMGT
LNWK
LOTT
LTCA
MAIR
MAMT
MBST
MCHN
MDCA
MDDT
METL
MFGT
MLAB
MRIT
MRKG
MRMT
MRTS
MSSG
MSST
MTRC
MUSB
MUSC
MUSP
NANO
NDTE
NMTT
NUCP
NUPC
NURA
OPTS
OSHT
OTHA
PBAD
PBHL
PFPB
PHRA
PHTC
PLAB
PLTC
PMHS
POFI
POFL
POFM
POFT
PPRT
PRCD
PRFS
PSGT
PSTR
PSYT
PTAC
PTHA
PTRT
QCTC
RADR
RADT
RBPT
RBTC
RDCS
RECL
RECP
RECT
RELE
RNSG
RSPT
RSTO
RTVB
SCIT
SCWK
SEST
SLNG
SLPS
SMER
SMFT
SPCR
SPNL
SRGT
SRVY
TECM
TRVM
UPHL
VHPA
VNSG
VTHT
WDWK
WIND
WLDG
WMGT

Selected RNSG courses transfer because they are cross-listed in the Lower-Division Academic Course Guide Manual (ACGM, the academic counterpart to WECM) as credit intended for university transfer.

Selected CDEC, DFTG, INEW, ITSC, ITSE, ITSW, MUSC, MUSP, or SLNG courses transfer because their content is generally similar to subjects offered in some UT Austin academic departments. In these isolated cases, credit transfers as generic lower-division semester hours in an appropriate department and is not assigned a specific UT course number. Degree applicability of such transfer credit is entirely at the discretion of the student's academic dean's office.

Transferability or nontransferability of workforce courses at a Texas community college can be confirmed by searching UT's ATE System, in which they usually are listed by a single entry (e.g. “WLDG 000000”) indicating all courses with a given prefix are nontransferable.

Other Transfer Issues

More Transfer Credit Info

  • Our Transfer Guides for Austin Community College and other Texas community colleges recommend coursework prospective transfer students should take to apply toward specific UT Austin degree plans.
  • The Automated Transfer Equivalency (ATE) system provides interactive access to our database of more than 250,000 transfer credit evaluations for current and past courses at universities and community colleges throughout Texas.
  • The Interactive Degree Audit (IDA) system enables prospective transfer students and UT students studying away from UT to estimate the degree applicability of coursework taken at other institutions.
  • UT Austin's transfer credit policies are published in the General Information catalog.
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