Antioch University Santa Barbara does not accept remedial courses, but accepts career and technical education courses under certain conditions. Remedial courses are courses with content appropriate to a high school or pre-college level of learning. Examples of remedial courses include Reading and Comprehension, Study Skills, Remedial English, and certain elementary math and science courses. Career education courses consist primarily of specific job skill training. Examples of these courses include, but are not limited to: culinary arts, medical technology, and real estate. Technical courses consist primarily of specific technical or applied skills, as opposed to courses that emphasize conceptual or theoretical learning. Examples of technical courses include, but are not limited to: die casting, technical drafting, analysis of asbestos, shorthand and typing, certain types of performance and methodological courses, and certification programs.
The BA in Liberal Studies program accepts up to 6 quarter units of lower division technical courses from accredited institutions for transfer toward the BA degree if the courses include conceptual learning as shown in catalog course descriptions and/or course syllabi. Students may petition to exceed this limit if they are able to demonstrate that these units represent an integral part of their Major Area of Concentration.
The BA in Applied Studies, the BA in Applied Arts & Media, the BS in Applied and Technology and Business Leadership degrees allow students with at least 21 quarter units in a cohesive area of professional focus to apply these career and technical education courses to one of the Applied Studies degrees.