With access to all of the equipment, resources and software needed to complete project-based course work, and training from the professional faculty at Specs, students gain direct experience in their chosen fields, while learning the skills and theories necessary to work in the media industry.
All Specs Howard programs utilize a convenient, effective blended curriculum, mixing on-campus classes with weekly online training and coursework.
Classes meet twice a week and are taught by Specs’ staff of experienced educators. Online content can be reviewed repeatedly to aid in mastering skills and concepts used throughout the course and in the industry. Students will have access to their online content while attending school and up to six months after graduation. And all programs include homework and projects that must be completed outside the classroom.
When you graduate from the Specs Howard School, you receive a diploma and the opportunity to apply the training you received toward an Associate or Bachelor degree at many area colleges and universities via articulation agreements. While the number of credits each college or university accepts is accurate to our knowledge, transfer credit is granted by the receiving institution and is subject to change.
The number of credits accepted may also vary due to program changes or other conditions beyond our control. It may also depend on how long ago you graduated from Specs Howard. We recommend investigating the college or university you wish to attend and their transfer policy before you enroll. We would also like to know if you encounter any problems so we are able to investigate and improve the process.
Oakland Community College
Graphic Design graduates may receive up to 18 credits.
Schoolcraft Community College
Broadcast Media Arts graduates may receive up to 15 credits.
Washtenaw Community College
Broadcast Media Arts graduates may receive up to 9 credits.
Eastern Michigan University
Broadcast Media Arts graduates may receive up to 17 credits.
Ferris State University
Broadcast Media Arts graduates may receive up to 12 credits.
Broadcast Media Arts graduates may receive up to 24 credits.
Graphic Design graduates may receive up to 24 credits.
Broadcast Media Arts graduates may receive up to 31 credits.
Digital Media Arts graduates may receive up to 33 credits.
Graphic Design graduates may receive up to 32 credits.
Lawrence Technological University
Broadcast Media Arts graduates may receive 24-27 credits
Transfer of credits: Students pursuing diploma programs at the Specs Howard School must take those programs in their entirety. In most cases, no credit is granted for past experience or other academic activities. This ensures that all graduates have fulfilled the stated objectives of the course and that minimum training levels can be reported to prospective employers. Military veterans with prior training or experience will be evaluated and required to take advanced standing tests to determine the appropriateness of the prior training and experience to SHS courses.
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