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Jobhunter21  
#1 Posted : Tuesday, November 10, 2009 2:24:05 AM(UTC)
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The Defense Acquisition university is a nationally accredited institution. Does that mean their classes transfer to college credit? Thanks. I attend an online university.
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#2 Posted : Tuesday, November 10, 2009 10:33:18 PM(UTC)
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Yes. In order for the credits to be transferable though, it must be for a school that the DAU has a "strategic partnership" with. You can find out if your school qualifies here http://www.dau.mil/documents/spdb_user/Default.aspx

DAU credits can be counted as college credit in certain programs and degrees, depending on the partnership.
Jobhunter21  
#3 Posted : Wednesday, November 11, 2009 1:19:52 AM(UTC)
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your the man! thanks for the info!
team1fla  
#4 Posted : Sunday, November 22, 2009 9:32:30 AM(UTC)
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Even if your university/college doesn't have a "strategic partnership" with DAU, you still may be able to earn college credit for DAU courses, I did.
 
I had DAU send a transcript to my college, they evaluated it, and I earned 6 college credits (semester hours).
 
Bottomline: If your school agrees to place the classes on your transcript, you earn credit. It can be a way to save a little time and money.
 
One other benefit is, if your college accepts the DAU courses and places them on your transcript,  you can then use those courses toward meeting the "24 hours of college business course requirement", that some federal jobs have, i.e., 1102 series, Contract Specialist. 
If it's not on your college transcript then you can only show it as training, not college credit.
 
From DAU website:
 
"To be acceptable, the ACE recommended credits must be matriculated (accepted) by a regionally accredited academic institution and appear on a (college or university) transcript."
 
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Jobhunter21  
#5 Posted : Sunday, November 22, 2009 11:25:24 PM(UTC)
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and how many courses did you take to earn those 6 hours? Thanks
team1fla  
#6 Posted : Monday, November 23, 2009 2:34:48 AM(UTC)
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Actually, I just reviewed my college transcript and I received credit for 8 semester hours, instead of the 6 hours I originally thought, by transferring DAU credits to my school and having them placed on my transcript.
 
The breakdown follows:
 
1. CON 110 (online) = 1 semester hr.
2. CON 111 (online) = 1 semester hr.
3. CON 112 (online) = 1 semester hr.
4. CON 120 (classroom) = 3 semester hrs.
5. ACQ 101 (online) = 2 semester hrs.
 
FYI......
Jobhunter21  
#7 Posted : Monday, November 23, 2009 5:44:01 AM(UTC)
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nice! and you wouldnt know how they determine how many hours each course is worth do you? i will be taking the Program management cert all the way to level 2.
team1fla  
#8 Posted : Monday, November 23, 2009 9:13:57 AM(UTC)
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On the DAU site, you'll need to locate the list of courses and course numbers for the specific career field you are interested in.
 
If you know the course number(s) you can search them here:
 
 
Just input the course number in the course number box and click search.
 
Example: Enter PMT 250 in the course number box >>> click, search >>> It will say "one course found" >>> Click on "Program Management Tools (2/01-Present)" >>> that will give you all the details of that course, including ACE recommended credit hours.
 
If the course number you are searching for does not have ACE credit recommendation you will probably see a message that says, "Sorry, no matches were found." Not all DAU courses have ACE credits. Just try another course number. You can also enter the course numbers in my above post, i.e., CON 100, etc., to see those also.
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#9 Posted : Friday, April 06, 2012 4:24:45 AM(UTC)
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What was the name of the course they gave you credit for? Or does it just say "ACQ 101" on your college transcript?

colleenusa  
#10 Posted : Tuesday, July 17, 2012 12:17:37 AM(UTC)
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So, was the CON 120 an online class taken through DAU? I took the CON 120 through the VA Academy and have been having difficulties receiving credits. Anyone had a similar issue, if so, any advice?

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#11 Posted : Monday, July 23, 2012 9:19:41 PM(UTC)
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CON 120 is usually, if not always, taught in classroom.
Jobhunter21  
#12 Posted : Thursday, October 04, 2012 2:38:41 AM(UTC)
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This thread is back from the dead after three years from my original question. Since then, I have indeed received direct college credits from the program of about 7 from ACE but also a prior learning component of my school gave me about 8 more from the DAU courses that dont typically offer credits.
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