A maximum of twenty-four semester hours of work experience credit may be granted to qualified students working toward meeting requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Vocational-Technical Education degree. Applicants are expected to meet the minimum work experience time for industrial, technical, or health occupation teachers established by the Division of Community Colleges and Vocational Education as specified in the Kansas State Teacher Certification Standards. Two years of experience above the learning level are required. One year of the experience is to be full-time, continuous work.
Applicants who hold a license or certificate will not be required to take the written or skill sections of the examination, but will take the classification test and oral interview. University credit is granted by enrolling in the work experience courses TTED 201 and TTED 401 Vocational Work Experience for a total of twenty-four semester hours. The following procedure should be followed by persons desiring to qualify for vocational, industrial or technical certification and to become eligible for university credit:
1. Make application for the Competency Examination with the Area Test Center Coordinator, Department of Technology and Workforce Learning, Pittsburg State University. Pittsburg, Kansas 66762.
2. Complete the examination form with documented record of work experience.
3. Schedule examinations and pay required fee.
4. Satisfactorily complete the following examinations with a grade of "C" or better.
a. A written examination relating to information of the occupation.
b. A performance examination in the skill area.
5. Persons who pass the examination may enroll in the courses TTED 201 and TTED 401 Vocational Work Experience. Persons who have completed a baccalaureate degree may not enroll for work experience credit.
Skill Competency Examinations are scheduled each year in April. Written competency tests are administered in April and, in some cases, on demand.