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Adjunct Faculty Credentials

When determining acceptable qualifications of our faculty, Northeastern Technical College gives primary consideration to the highest earned degree in the discipline. NETC also considers competence, effectiveness, and capacity, including, as appropriate, undergraduate and graduate degrees, related work experiences in the field, professional licensure and certifications, honors and awards, continuous documented excellence in teaching, or other demonstrated competencies and achievements that contribute to effective teaching and student learning outcomes.

Adjunct Faculty teaching opportunities at NETC are available for non-credit and credit courses. Each area requires different credentials. For all cases, NETC is responsible for justifying and documenting the qualifications of its faculty.

Note: Public School Teacher Certification is not a requirement and does not substitute for the educational credentials indicated below.

General Education

To teach general education classes, instructors are required to have a master's degree in the teaching discipline or master's degree with a concentration in the teaching discipline (a minimum of 18 graduate semester hours in the teaching discipline).

Associate Degree Courses for Transfer

To teach associate degree courses for transfer to a baccalaureate degree,
instructors are required to have a master's degree in the teaching discipline or master's degree with a concentration in the teaching discipline (a minimum of 18 graduate semester hours in the teaching discipline).

General education and transfer courses include:

  • Accounting 101 & 102
  • Art Appreciation
  • Astronomy
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Early Childhood Development
  • Economics
  • English
  • Foreign Languages
  • Geography
  • Government
  • History
  • Music Appreciation
  • Nursing (Associate Degree)*
  • Philosophy
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Theatre/Drama Appreciation
  • Physical Science
  • Physics

*Program also requires licensure by the S.C. Board of Nursing.

Associate Degree Courses Not for Transfer

To teach associate degree courses not for transfer, instructors are required to have a bachelor's degree in the teaching discipline or have an associate degree and demonstrated competencies in the teaching discipline.

Not for transfer courses include:

  • Accounting (except ACC 101 & ACC 102)
  • Administrative Office Technology
  • Business (Finance, Marketing, Management)
  • Computer Technology
  • Drafting
  • Electronics
  • Industrial Maintenance
  • Machine Tool Technology
  • Practical Nursing*
  • Welding

*Program also requires licensure by the S.C. Board of Nursing.

Non-degree Courses (Developmental)

To teach non-degree (developmental) courses, instructors are required to have 
a bachelor's degree and demonstrated competencies in the teaching discipline.

Non-degree (developmental) courses include:

  • English ENG 032, ENG 100
  • Math Math 032, Math 150
  • Reading RDG 032, RDG 100
  • Chemistry CHM 100
  • Non-Credit/Continuing Education Courses
Non-credit/Continuing Education Courses

To teach non-credit/continuing education courses, instructors are required to be high school graduates. Eligibility is based on demonstrated and verifiable competency in the teaching area, such as references regarding competence, effectiveness, and capacity, including, as appropriate, undergraduate and graduate degrees, related work experiences in the field, professional licensure and certifications, honors and awards, continuous documented excellence in teaching, or other demonstrated competencies and achievements that contribute to effective teaching and student learning outcomes.

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