Advanced Manufacturing College Credits

There are a number of options for earning college credits at CPAVTS. It is important that students work with the Admissions Office at the school they plan on attending. Our Student Services office will help to guide students through this process as well.


HACC Collegewide 2C 2Students are CPAVTS and HACC students at the same time. Students leave High School with a college transcript.

A HACC course is taught by CPAVTS instructors (HACC adjuct faculty) at CPAVTS. There is a cost for each credit students earn, though it is greatly reduced from HACC's already low tuition cost.

These courses are part of the normal curriculum during for Level 3 students and the course is delivered during the normal Program time. Particicipation is optional for students but highly recommended. These HACC credits can be used at many other schools across the state either as elective credits or towards a certification or degree.

IA 205 Numerical Control CNC 3 Credits
MDRF 101 Engineering Drawing 2 Credits
MDRF 103 Geometric Tolerance 1 Credit
MDES 207 Machine Shop Theory/Practice 1 Credit


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All CPAVTS programs are approved by the Department of Education. Because of this, the following list of colleges have agreed to give CPAVTS students credit for the following courses when students enroll and meet the following requirements:

  1. 1.  Graduate from high school. 
  2. 2.  Earn a 2.5 GPA in the courses in your program area. 
  3. 3.  Earn a score of “Advanced” or “Competent” on the NOCTI exam.  
  4. 4.  Successfully complete all tasks on the Program of Study task list.

Clarion University of Pennsylvania


Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology

MACH 106 - Blueprint Reading and Related Math
MACH 112 - Cutting Tools and Measurement
MACH 118 - Lathe and Vertical Milling Machining I

Johnson College

PMT 121 - Safety and Tool Usage
PMT 122 - Engine Lathe Set-Up and Operation
PMT 123 - Milling Machine Set-Up and Operation

Westmoreland County Community College

MTT 100 - Intro to Metalworking
MTT 105 - Lathe I
MTT 110 - Mill I
MTT 215 - Grinding I



NOCTI / NCCRS: By scoring at or above 70% on an approved NOCTI Test, students may earn articulated credit at many institutions. Click Here for more information and to see lists of participating school.