It costs money for the school to submit to the ACE program, plus the college has guidlines that allow it to grant credit or not under the terms of their accreditation....so the point is kinda moot. But I feel your pain.
Originally Posted by dcan
In my line of work (marianne can confirm) there is a great deal of continuing education that I have to undergo regularly to keep my license and none of it qualifies for college credit (though it's ften taught at a college)
I have to sit for a 1 day refresher for ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support) and another day for PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support) every 2 years. Basic Life Support gets renewed in ther somewhere. International Trauma Life Support (ITLS) is every 2 - 3 years. and on top of that you have to get 24 - 36 additional hours every 2-3 years depending upon rather the license is NREMT or a particular state. Heck, to practice in NYC as a medic you have to take and pass a test every 2-3 years.
Certificate programs are useful and important in many lines of work. As mentioned these are usually introductory programs or Con Ed that is required for licensure. Not every class can, or should, be eligible for college credit.
MBA, Western Governors University...in progress
BS Charter Oak State College November 2011
AS in EMS 2010
Technical Writing 58
Substance Abuse 443
Civil War 66
College Algebra, 82% in 28 days.
A quick list of all the schools I attended before getting my act together:
Troy State University
Florida Southern College
FEMA...no it's not a college, but I have quite a stack of certs I never used!
Western New Mexico University.....tried a Graduate level class before taking up the WGU MBA.