Transfer of Vocational/Technical Coursework into Lincoln College Vocational/Technical Certificates:

Transfer of Vocational/Technical Coursework into Academic Degrees – Generally a maximum of 6 hours of vocational/technical coursework may be applied to the elective portion of any degree granted by Lincoln College-Normal with the following exceptions:

Exception One (AAS in Cosmetology Degree): Elective vocational/technical credit hours (26) from the Midwest College of Cosmetology toward the Lincoln College-Normal traditional academic program Associate of Applied Science in Cosmetology degree will be applied.

Exception Two (AAS Capstone Degree): All vocational/technical credits earned in a conferred Associate of Applied Science degree from another institution will be accepted for students enrolled in a AAS Capstone Degree (Bachelor of Applied Management or Bachelor of Applied Science) at Lincoln College-Normal.  NOTE: students who originally enrolled in an AAS Capstone Degree and then change degrees will forfeit the articulated transfer of the vocational/technical credits upon the change of degrees and will be subject to the 6 hour requirement.

Exception Three (Health Services Administration Major): The Health Services Administration degree (delivered only in the ABE Program) allows students to articulate more vocational/technical hours (maximum of 18 credit hours) if the vocational/technical credits were completed in an Allied Health and/or Nursing program at either a regionally accredited college or university or at an instructional institution in which the program is accredited by the CHEA recognized accrediting agency for that profession.

Cosmetology:  The Midwest College of Cosmetology will accept a maximum of 250 clock hours in cosmetology from a transfer cosmetology student.  The hours are awarded at the completion of the Cosmetology certificate.   After completing all units of study in the certificate, the Director of Midwest College of Cosmetology will determine how many clock hours will be accepted for transfer and will award the hours appropriately.

Esthetics:  The Midwest College of Cosmetology does not accept any transfer clock hours in the Esthetics program.

Instructor Training Certificate:  The Midwest College of Cosmetology will accept a maximum of 40 clock hours in the Instructor Training Certificate provided the hours are from an accredited college or university and meet the requirement of Section 1175.535 (Curriculum Requirements) of the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR).  The clock hours shall be waived on behalf of a cosmetology student teacher who has completed a course in Educational Psychology and/or Teaching Methods – Secondary Level at an accredited college or university.  These requirements are as follows:

  • 20 clock hours of Educational Psychology that shall include, but not be limited to, topics in educational objectives, student characteristics and development, the learning process and an evaluation of learning that relates to teaching.
  • 20 clock hours of Teaching Methods (Theory) that shall include, but not be limited to, topics in individual differences in learning, lesson planning and design, lesson delivery, assessment of learning performance, classroom management, student motivation and classroom climate.

Massage Therapy Certificate:  Lincoln College does not accept transfer coursework (clock hours) for the Massage Therapy certificate; however, the College will accept transfer coursework articulated as the equivalent of BIO 113 and/or BIO 114 (Anatomy and Physiology I and II) if completed at a regionally accredited college or university.