DSST – Credit by Examination

If experience is the world's greatest teacher, then your experiences may well qualify you for college credit.

DANTES Subject Standardized Tests (DSST) are exams recommended for college credit by the American Council on Education (ACE). The nationally recognized DSST Program helps you receive college credits for learning acquired outside the traditional classroom through a suite of exams in many college subject areas.

DSST @ CCBC help you

  • Save Time - Accelerate your degree program by moving directly into higher-level courses
  • Save Money - Avoid the rising cost of higher education
  • Move Ahead - Place into the right classes and avoid repeating material that you’ve already learned
  • Graduate on Time - Complete your degree program if you’re a few credits shy of graduation
  • Maximize Military Educational Benefits - Military and Veterans can close the gap between service and transition to formal education

DSST Exams Available @ CCBC

CCBC Course DSST Exam Minimum Required Score Credits
ANTH 101 General Anthropology 400 3
ASTM 101 Astronomy 400 3
CRJU 101 Criminal Justice 400 3
CRJU 101 Introduction to Law Enforcement 400 3
CSIT 101 Technology and Information Systems 400 3
EDTR 101 Foundations of Education 400 3
ENGL 101 Advanced English Composition  400 3
ENGL 213 Technical Writing 400 3
ENVS 101 Environmental Science 400 3
GEOG 102 Human/Cultural Geography 400 3
HLTH 101 Health and Human Development 400 3
MATH 125 Math for Liberal Arts 400 3
MATH 153
Principles of Statistics
MATH 163 Fundamentals of College Algebra/Precalculus 400 3
MATH 251 Calculus 400 3
MNGT 101
MNGT 110
MNGT 113
MNGT 201
Introduction to Business
Principles of Supervision
Organizational Behavior
Human Resource Management
Business Ethics and Society
PHIL 131 Introduction to World Religions 400 3
PSYC/EDTR 103 Human Growth and Development/Lifespan Developmental Psychology 400 3
Not Accepted Business Mathematics
Management Information Systems
Money and Banking
Personal Finance
Principles of Finance
Ethics in America
Principles of Public Speaking
Fundamentals of College Algebra
Introduction to Geology
A History of the Vietnam War
Art of the Western World
The Civil War and Reconstruction
History of the Soviet Union
Fundamentals of Counseling
Ethics in Technology
Fundamentals of Cybersecurity
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This information is subject to change.

NOTE: CCBC does not accept nor does the CCBC Testing Center administer the DSST Public Speaking exam. Please contact DSST to locate an authorized DSST Testing Center that administers the DSST Public Speaking exam.