Credit for Prior Learning in CIT

BHCC recognizes many of our students come to us with previous work and education experiences. The Computer Information Technology Department offers a variety of ways for students to use prior experience to earn credits toward degrees. The information below highlights some of the available opportunities. Please visit for more information about how to submit your information to earn credits.

Chapter 74 Articulation 

Students attending Chapter 74 Vocational Technical High Schools may be eligible to earn credits in the Computer Information Technology Department.

High School Chapter 74 Program

Articulated Courses

Information Support Services and Networking

CIT-162 Cisco Networking I

CIT-182 PC Hardware & Software

To be eligible for Chapter 74 credit, students must meet the following requirements:

  • Complete high school courses from an eligible Massachusetts Vocational/Technical High School from the programs listed above with a final grade of B (80 percent) or better.
  • Graduate from high school with a minimum overall high school GPA of 2.0 (‘C’) on a 4.0 scale.
  • Be accepted into a degree or certificate program at BHCC within two years of high school graduation.
  • Submit official High School transcripts to the Admissions office at BHCC.

For more information about transferring vocational/technical high school coursework, please contact

Professional Credentials 

Students coming to BHCC with industry recognized credentials can have their credentials evaluated for credit, provided appropriate documentation is provided. For more information or to schedule an appointment for credit evaluation, please contact the Credit for Prior Learning office at 617-228-2350 or

Students enrolling in CIT certificate programs can only apply six credits earned through credit for prior learning to their certificate requirements.

Professional Credential

Articulated Course(s)

Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)

CIT-162 Cisco Networking I

CIT-167 Cisco Networking II

CIT-267 Cisco Networking III

CompTIA A+

CIT-182 PC Hardware and Software

Certified Associate in Healthcare Information and Management Systems (CAHIMS)

CIT-183 Health IT Concepts I

CIT-288 Health IT Concepts II

Certified Wireless Network Administrator

CIT-262 Wireless Technology 

CompTIA Security+

CIT-264 IT Security 

Red Hat Certified Systems Administrator

CIT-268 Operating Systems

Red Hat Certified Systems Engineer

CIT-270 Linux Administration