CVCC may allow courses to be substituted in a curriculum for a student ONLY under extenuating circumstances and ONLY if the substitution is within the NCCCS Curriculum Standards. Substitutions of curriculum core and concentration courses are NOT permitted. The substituted course hours MUST equal or exceed the hours for the required course in the curriculum unless an exception is offered in the state standard.
Course substitutions must be recommended by the student's academic advisor. Course substitutions must be approved by the Department Head (or Dean if Department Head is Advisor) of the student's academic program area, by the Department Head responsible for the course to be substituted, and by the Director of Student Records.
CVCC recognizes that a student may have completed coursework that might be an acceptable substitute for a course that is required in their curriculum. We have developed "blanket (PDF)" course substitutions to address coursework that has already been completed or credits that may have been granted from another regionally accredited college. These documents do not provide permission to take a course that is not listed in your curriculum. If you have not completed a required course in your curriculum, you may not use these documents to take a course not listed in your curriculum.