Credentialing Guidelines by Discipline

​​These Dallas College Faculty Credentialing Guidelines provide a general credential guide for programs and disciplines offered by one or more of the seven campuses of Dallas College. In accordance with SACSCOC Standard 6.2.a (Faculty Qualifications) of the Principles of Accreditation, for each of its educational programs, the institution documents the qualifications of its faculty members (reference the end of this page.)

Individuals utilizing this document should also consult with the appropriate credentialing designee at each campus with questions regarding minimum and preferred credential requirements.

Updated: Jan. 25, 2021

Dallas College Faculty Credentialing Guidelines by Disciplin​e/Program

School of Business, Hospitality and Global Trade

DisciplinesCourse PrefixesFaculty Minimum Requirements for Recruitment Purposes
Course Type for Faculty Recruiting
Qualifying Fields for Faculty Recruitment
AccountingACCTMaster’s degree or higher in Accounting, or master’s degree or higher with 18 graduate hours in Accounting.TAccounting
Accounting
ACNTBachelor’s degree in Accounting, or associate degree in Accounting and three years of nonteaching, work-related experience.**WAccounting
Management (Business Administration)BMGTAssociate degree or bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Human Resources, Management or Marketing-related field and three years of nonteaching, work-related experience.**WBusiness Administration Management Marketing
Mortgage BankingBNKGPreferred bachelor’s degree or higher in Finance, Banking or related field. Master’s degree preferred with 18 graduate hours in a related discipline. Professional designation required (Certified Mortgage Banker, Underwriter, Loan Processor, etc.) and three years of nonteaching, work-related industry experience.W
Management (Business Administration)BUSGAssociate degree or bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Human Resources, Management or Marketing-related field and three years of nonteaching, work-related experience.**WBusiness Administration Management Marketing
Business Administration ManagementBUSIMaster’s degree or higher in Management, Business or Marketing-related field, or master’s degree or higher with 18 graduate hours in Management or Business. (Note: For BUSI 2301, minimum requirement is Doctor of Jurisprudence, or master’s degree or higher in Management, Business or Marketing-related field, or master’s degree or higher with 18 graduate hours in Business Law.)TBusiness, Business Administration, Management, Marketing (Note: For BUSI 2301, qualifying fields are Business Law, Business Administration, Management, Marketing, Juris Doctorate.)
Food and Hospitality InstituteCHEFAssociate degree or bachelor’s degree in Culinary Arts/Pastry Arts or related area and 10 years of industry experience as a chef, five of which must be at the chef de cuisine/executive chef/supervisory level. (Introductory level classes require a minimum five years of experience as a cook/pastry cook and related certification.)W
EconomicsECONMaster’s degree or higher in Economics, or a master’s degree or higher with 18 graduate hours in Economics.TEconomics
Food and Hospitality InstituteHAMGAssociate degree or bachelor’s degree in Hospitality Management, Business or related field. Ten years of professional experience in the hospitality and/or foodservice industry, five of which must be in a management or supervisory position. Pending discussion.W
Management (Business Administration)HRPOAssociate degree or bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Human Resources, Management or Marketing-related field and three years of nonteaching, work-related experience.**WBusiness Administration Management Marketing
International Business and TradeIBUSAssociate degree or bachelor's degree in Management, Business or International Business-related field and three years of nonteaching, work-related experience.**WInternational Business, Management
Food and Hospitality InstituteIFWAPreferred master’s degree in Nutrition, or master’s degree or higher with 18 graduate hours in nutrition. Registered dietician.W
Real EstateINSRAssociate degree or bachelor’s degree in Real Estate, Business Administration, Management, Marketing or Finance. Real Estate coursework completed for licensure must be from a regionally-accredited college. Exceptions to these criteria will require a minimum of a Texas Real Estate Broker’s License and extensive industry or industry education experience.WReal Estate, Business Administration, Management, Marketing, Finance
Marketing Careers (Business Marketing and Fashion Marketing)MRKGPreferred bachelor’s degree or higher in Marketing, Fashion Marketing, Fashion Merchandising or related degree with three years of nonteaching, work-related experience.W
Business Office Systems and Support (BOSS)POFIAssociate degree or bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Business Office Systems and Support, Business Education, Computer Education, Executive Assistant or related field and three years of nonteaching, work-related experience.**WBusiness Administration, Business Office Systems and Support, Executive Assistant, Administrative Support, Office Administration, Office Assistant
Business Office Systems and Support (BOSS)POFMAssociate degree or bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Business Office Systems and Support, Business Education, Computer Education, Executive Assistant or related field and three years of nonteaching, work-related experience.**WBusiness Administration, Business Office Systems and Support, Executive Assistant, Administrative Support, Office Administration, Office Assistant
Business Office Systems and Support (BOSS)POFTAssociate degree or bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Business Office Systems and Support, Business Education, Computer Education, Executive Assistant or related field and three years of nonteaching, work-related experience.**WBusiness Administration, Business Office Systems and Support, Executive Assistant, Administrative Support, Office Administration, Office Assistant
Food and Hospitality InstitutePSTRAssociate degree or bachelor’s degree in Culinary Arts/Pastry Arts or related area and 10 years of industry experience as a chef, five of which must be at the chef de cuisine/executive chef/supervisory level. (Introductory level classes require a minimum five years of experience as a cook/pastry cook and related certification.)W
Real EstateRELEAssociate degree or bachelor’s degree in Real Estate, Business Administration, Management, Marketing or Finance. Real Estate coursework completed for licensure must be from a regionally-accredited college. Exceptions to these criteria will require a minimum of a Texas Real Estate Broker’s License and extensive industry or industry education experience.WReal Estate, Business Administration, Management, Marketing, Finance
Food and Hospitality InstituteRSTOAssociate degree or bachelor’s degree in Hospitality Management, Business or related field. Ten years of professional experience in the hospitality and/or foodservice industry, five of which must be in a management or supervisory position. Pending discussion.W
Hospitality, Exhibition and Event ManagementTRVMAssociate degree or bachelor’s degree in Hospitality, Tourism, Event Management, Business or related field. Five years of professional experience in the hospitality, tourism or events industries.W

School of Creative Arts, Entertainment and Design

DisciplinesCourse PrefixesFaculty Minimum Requirements for Recruitment Purposes
Course Type for Faculty Recruiting
Qualifying Fields for Faculty Recruitment
Digital Art and Design[No Rubrics Shown]
LanguagesARAB (Arabic)Master’s degree or higher in the language and/or Applied Linguistics with Spanish or any other modern language concentration, or master’s degree or higher with 18 graduate hours in the language.Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish, American Sign Language
Engineering Technology (Semiconductor Manufacturing)ARCEAssociate degree or higher in Engineering plus three years of nonteaching, work-related experience.W
ArchitectureARCHMaster’s degree or higher in Architecture, or master’s degree or higher with 18 graduate hours in Architecture experience.TArchitecture
Digital Art and DesignARTCAssociate degree or higher in related discipline and a minimum of three years of nonteaching, work-related experience. (Visual Communications Requirements: Associate degree or higher in Arts, Fine Arts, Arts and Technology, Visual Arts and Design, Computer Graphic Design or computer-related field and three years of nonteaching, work-related experience with demonstrated evidence of proficiency.)W
ArtARTSMFA or MA in Art, Studio Art, Painting, Drawing, Sculpture, Printmaking, Ceramics, Photography or Art History, or a master’s degree or higher with 18 graduate hours in Art or Fine Arts.TArt, Art History, Painting, Studio, Art, Drawing, Sculpture, Printing, Ceramics, Photography
Visual CommunicationsARTVW
LanguagesCHIN (Chinese)Master’s degree or higher in the language and/or Applied Linguistics with Spanish or any other modern language concentration, or master’s degree or higher with 18 graduate hours in the language.Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish, American Sign Language
CommunicationCOMMMaster’s degree or higher in Communication or Journalism, or a master’s degree or higher and 18 graduate hours in Communication and Journalism. (Speech Communication Requirement: Master’s degree or higher in Speech or Communication, or master’s degree or higher with 18 graduate hours in Speech or Communication.)TJournalism, Photography (Qualifying Fields for Speech Communication: Speech, Communication)
DanceDANCMaster’s degree or higher in Dance, or a master’s degree or higher or MFA with 18 graduate hours in Dance.TDance MFA
Developmental Integrated Reading and WritingDIRWBachelor's degree or master’s degree or higher with a major or minor in English or a related field such as Education, Reading, Writing, Linguistics or Language Arts; or master’s degree or higher in English or a related field with certification in Reading Education, or three graduate hours in Developmental Education or Developmental Writing and/or one year of teaching experience at the secondary level.DEnglish, Education, Reading, Writing, Linguistics, Language Arts
DramaDRAMMaster of Arts or MFA degree in Drama, or a master’s degree or higher with 18 graduate hours in Drama.TDrama, Theatrical Arts
Developmental ReadingDREABachelor's degree or higher with a major or minor in English or a related field such as Education, Reading, Writing, Linguistics or Language Arts; or master’s degree or higher in English or a related field with certification in Reading Education, or three graduate hours in Developmental Education or Developmental Reading and/or one year of teaching experience at the secondary level.DEnglish, Education, Reading, Writing, Linguistics, Language Arts
Developmental Integrated Reading and WritingDWRIBachelor's degree or master’s degree or higher with a major or minor in English or a related field such as Education, Reading, Writing, Linguistics or Language Arts; or master’s degree or higher in English or a related field with certification in Reading Education, or three graduate hours in Developmental Education or Developmental Writing and/or one year of teaching experience at the secondary level.DEnglish, Education, Reading, Writing, Linguistics, Language Arts
LanguagesENGL (English)Master’s degree or higher in English, or a master’s degree or higher with 18 graduate hours in English, Humanities or Studies in Literature.TEnglish, Humanities, Studies in Literature (HSUL)
LanguagesESOL (English as a Second Language)Bachelor’s degree or higher in English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), English Linguistics, Second Language Acquisition (SLA), Foreign Language, Bilingual Education, Reading and/or Writing Education or Speech; or bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 18 undergraduate hours in a combination of: English for Speakers Other Languages (ESOL), English, Linguistics, Second Language Acquisition (SLA), Foreign Language, Bilingual Education, Reading and/or Writing Education or Speech; or master’s degree and 18 graduate hours in a combination of: English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), English, Linguistics, Second Language Acquisition (SLA), Foreign Language, Bilingual Education, Reading and/or Writing Education or Speech.English as a Second Language, Linguistics, Foreign Language Education, Bilingual Education
Video TechnologyFLMCAssociate degree or higher in related discipline and three years of nonteaching, work-related experience.W
LanguagesFREN (French)Master’s degree or higher in the language and/or Applied Linguistics with Spanish or any other modern language concentration, or master’s degree or higher with 18 graduate hours in the language.Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish, American Sign Language
FashionFSHDAssociate degree or higher in Fashion Design or related area and three–five years of nonteaching, work-related experience.W
FashionFSHNAssociate degree or higher in Fashion Design or related area and three–five years of nonteaching, work-related experience.W
LanguagesGERM (German)Master’s degree or higher in the language and/or Applied Linguistics with Spanish or any other modern language concentration, or master’s degree or higher with 18 graduate hours in the language.Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish, American Sign Language
Digital Media TechnologyGRPHW
HumanitiesHUMAMaster's degree or higher in Anthropology, Art, Art History, English Literature, Fine Arts, Liberal Studies, History, Humanities, Philosophy, Minority or Ethnic Studies (including Women's Studies, African American Studies, Chicano/Latino Studies, etc.), Music, Film, Sociology, Drama/Theatre or similar disciplines within the social and liberal arts; or master's degree or higher with at least 18 graduate hours in the fields mentioned above.TAnthropology, Art, Art History, African American Studies, Cultural Studies, Drama, English, Geography, Humanities, Fine Arts, Latin American/Latino Studies, Liberal Arts, Film, Foreign Languages and Literatures, Literature, History, Philosophy, Music, Religious Studies, Sociology, Theatre, Women's Studies
Multimedia TechnologyIMEDAssociate degree or higher in Fine Arts, Arts and Technology, Visual Arts and Design, Computer Science or a closely related discipline and demonstrated competencies with a signed and dated document detailing relevant work experience.W
Interior DesignINDSAssociate degree or higher in Interior Design with three years of nonteaching, work-related experience.W
LanguagesITAL (Italian)Master’s degree or higher in the language and/or Applied Linguistics with Spanish or any other modern language concentration, or master’s degree or higher with 18 graduate hours in the language.Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish, American Sign Language
LanguagesJAPN (Japanese)Master’s degree or higher in the language and/or Applied Linguistics with Spanish or any other modern language concentration, or master’s degree or higher with 18 graduate hours in the language.Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish, American Sign Language
LanguagesKORE (Korean)Master’s degree or higher in the language and/or Applied Linguistics with Spanish or any other modern language concentration, or master’s degree or higher with 18 graduate hours in the language.Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish, American Sign Language
MusicMUAPMaster’s degree or higher in Music or Music Education, or master’s degree or higher with 18 graduate hours in Music. Demonstrated certification or competency in an area of music performance.TMusic, Music Education
MusicMUENMaster’s degree or higher in Music or Music Education, or master’s degree or higher with 18 graduate hours in Music. Demonstrated certification or competency in an area of music performance.TMusic, Music Education
Commercial MusicMUSBAssociate or bachelor’s degree in Music Education or Music with three years of direct work experience.W
Commercial MusicMUSCAssociate or bachelor’s degree in Music Education or Music with three years of direct work experience.W
MusicMUSIMaster’s degree or higher in Music or Music Education, or master’s degree or higher with 18 graduate hours in Music. Demonstrated certification or competency in an area of music performance.TMusic, Music Education
Commercial MusicMUSPAssociate or bachelor’s degree in Music Education or Music with three years of direct work experience.W
Digital Media TechnologyPHTCW
LanguagesPORT (Portuguese)Master’s degree or higher in the language and/or Applied Linguistics with Spanish or any other modern language concentration, or master’s degree or higher with 18 graduate hours in the language.Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish, American Sign Language
Video TechnologyRTVBAssociate degree or higher in related discipline and three years of nonteaching, work-related experience.W
LanguagesRUSS (Russian)Master’s degree or higher in the language and/or Applied Linguistics with Spanish or any other modern language concentration, or master’s degree or higher with 18 graduate hours in the language.Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish, American Sign Language
LanguagesSGNL (Sign Languages)Master’s degree or higher in the language and/or Applied Linguistics with Spanish or any other modern language concentration, or master’s degree or higher with 18 graduate hours in the language.Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish, American Sign Language
LanguagesSPAN (Spanish)Master’s degree or higher in the language and/or Applied Linguistics with Spanish or any other modern language concentration, or master’s degree or higher with 18 graduate hours in the language.Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish, American Sign Language
Speech CommunicationSPCHMaster’s degree or higher in Speech or Communication, or master’s degree or higher with 18 graduate hours in Speech or Communication.TSpeech, Communication

School of Education

DisciplinesCourse PrefixesFaculty Minimum Requirements for Recruitment Purposes
Course Type for Faculty Recruiting
Qualifying Fields for Faculty Recruitment
In Credentialing documents, use discipline "Child Development." In Catalog, use discipline "Early Childhood."CDECMaster’s degree or higher in Childhood Development or Early Childhood Education and three years of teaching and/or work-related experience.WChild Development, Early Childhood Education
Education: Early ChildhoodEDECMaster’s degree or higher in Education, or a master’s degree or higher with 18 graduate hours in Education. Certification in Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education or Secondary Education. Education, Elementary Education, Interdisciplinary Studies with Teacher Education, Early Childhood Education, Elementary and Secondary Education.
Education: Elementary EducationEDELMaster’s degree or higher in Education, or a master’s degree or higher with 18 graduate hours in Education. Certification in Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education or Secondary Education. Education, Elementary Education, Interdisciplinary Studies with Teacher Education, Early Childhood Education, Elementary and Secondary Education.
Education: Information/TechnologyEDITMaster’s degree or higher in Education, or a master’s degree or higher with 18 graduate hours in Education. Certification in Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education or Secondary Education. Education, Elementary Education, Interdisciplinary Studies with Teacher Education, Early Childhood Education, Elementary and Secondary Education.
Education: Language and LiteracyEDLLMaster’s degree or higher in Education, or a master’s degree or higher with 18 graduate hours in Education. Certification in Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education or Secondary Education. Education, Elementary Education, Interdisciplinary Studies with Teacher Education, Early Childhood Education, Elementary and Secondary Education.
Education: Teacher EducationEDTPMaster’s degree or higher in Education, or a master’s degree or higher with 18 graduate hours in Education. Certification in Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education or Secondary Education. Education, Elementary Education, Interdisciplinary Studies with Teacher Education, Early Childhood Education, Elementary and Secondary Education.
EducationEDUCMaster’s degree or higher in Education, or a master’s degree or higher with 18 graduate hours in Education. Certification in Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education or Secondary Education. Fields: Education, Elementary Education, Interdisciplinary Studies with Teacher Education, Early Childhood Education, Elementary and Secondary Education. (Requirements for EDUC 1300: Master’s degree or higher in Psychology, Education or Counseling or a master’s degree or higher with 18 graduate hours in Education, Psychology or Counseling.)TEducation (Note: EDUC 1300 does not have a qualifying field.)
In Credentialing documents, use discipline "Human Development." In Catalog, use discipline "Early Childhood."HDEVMaster’s degree or higher in Education or an education-related field; or master’s degree or higher with 18 graduate hours in Education; or master’s degree or higher in Psychology, Special Education, Career Education, Curriculum and Instruction, Adult and Developmental Education, Educational Psychology, Counseling Psychology, Guidance and Counseling or Social Work.TEducation, Special Education, Career Education, Adult and Developmental Education, Curriculum and Instruction, Educational Psychology, Counseling Psychology, Guidance and Counseling, Social Work
In Credentialing documents, use discipline "Child Development." In Catalog, use discipline "Early Childhood."TECAMaster’s degree or higher in Early Childhood Education, or master’s degree or higher and 18 graduate hours in Early Childhood Education concentrations.TChild Development, Early Childhood Education

School of Engineering, Technology, Mathematics and Science

DisciplinesCourse PrefixesFaculty Minimum Requirements for Recruitment Purposes
Course Type for Faculty Recruiting
Qualifying Fields for Faculty Recruitment
AgricultureAGRI
Interactive Simulation and Game TechnologyARTTAssociate degree or higher in Art, Fine Arts, Arts and Technology, Visual Arts and Design, Computer Graphic Design or computer-related field and three years of nonteaching, work-related experience with demonstrated evidence of proficiency.**W
Computer Information TechnologyBCISMaster’s degree or higher in Information Systems, Business Administration, Management Information Systems or Computer-Based Information Systems or related fieldT
BiologyBIOLMaster’s degree or higher in Biology or Biological Sciences (with analysis of major course work to include lab-based courses at the graduate level), or master’s degree or higher with 18 graduate hours in Biology or Biological Sciences. For Nutrition (BIOL 1322), the qualifying field may be Nutrition.TAnatomy and Physiology, Biology, Biological Sciences, Biomedical Science, Botany, Genetics, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Zoology, Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, Cell Biology, Integrative Biology
ChemistryCHEMMaster’s degree or higher in Chemistry or Biochemistry, or a master’s degree or higher and 18 graduate hours in Chemistry. Master’s degree in Science Education with graduate hours in Chemistry will be considered.TBiochemistry, Chemistry, Science Education
Computer Information TechnologyCOSCMaster’s degree or higher in Computer Science, Computer Education and Cognitive Systems, Computer Information Systems, Computer Information Technology, Computer Engineering, Management Information Systems or Computer-Based Information Systems or related field.TComputer Science, Computer Information Systems, Computer Information Tech, Computer Engineering, Computer-Based Information Systems
Computer Information TechnologyCPMTBachelor’s degree or higher in the teaching discipline, or associate’s degree and demonstrated competencies in the teaching discipline.** NOTE: Must meet current industry certification requirement related to specific courses. ** A signed, dated resume detailing all relevant work experience is required. WComputer Science, CIS, CIT, Computer Engineering, Instructional Technology, Computer-Related Field
Developmental MathematicsDMATBachelor's degree or higher in Mathematics, Mathematics Education or related field such as Business, Physics or Engineering with an analysis of transcript reflecting evidence of mathematics coursework.DMathematics, Business, Physics, Engineering
EngineeringENGRMaster’s degree or higher in Engineering, or master’s degree or higher with 18 graduate hours in Engineering.
EngineeringENGT
Environmental ScienceENVRMaster’s degree or higher in Environmental Science (ES), Geology, Biology or related STEM field, with coursework and/or research emphasis in ES or related field; or master’s degree or higher with 18 graduate hours in ES or related field.TEnvironmental Science, Biology, Geology
Interactive Simulation and Game TechnologyGAMEAssociate degree or higher in Art, Fine Arts, Arts and Technology, Visual Arts and Design, Computer Graphic Design or computer-related field and three years of nonteaching, work-related experience with demonstrated evidence of proficiency.**W
GeologyGEOLMaster’s degree or higher in Geology, Geophysics, Oceanography or Earth Science, or a master’s degree or higher with 18 graduate hours in one of the above fields.TGeology, Geophysics, Oceanography, Earth Science
Internet Development TechnologiesINEWW
Computer Information TechnologyITCC Associate degree or higher in a computer-related field and three years of nonteaching, work-related experience in the field with demonstrated evidence of proficiency.** NOTE: Must meet current industry certification requirement related to specific courses.WComputer Science, CIS, CIT, Computer Engineering, Instructional Technology, Computer-Related Field
Cyber SecurityITDFAssociate degree in Computer Science or Computer Technology, or a bachelor’s degree in a related field. Minimum of three years' experience in related field. Must pass a criminal background check.**W
Computer Information TechnologyITMC Associate degree or higher in a computer-related field and three years of nonteaching, work-related experience in the field with demonstrated evidence of proficiency.** NOTE: Must meet current industry certification requirement related to specific courses.WComputer Science, CIS, CIT, Computer Engineering, Instructional Technology, Computer-Related Field
Computer Information TechnologyITMT Associate degree or higher in a computer-related field and three years of nonteaching, work-related experience in the field with demonstrated evidence of proficiency.** NOTE: Must meet current industry certification requirement related to specific courses.WComputer Science, CIS, CIT, Computer Engineering, Instructional Technology, Computer-Related Field
Computer Information TechnologyITNW Associate degree or higher in a computer-related field and three years of nonteaching, work-related experience in the field with demonstrated evidence of proficiency.** NOTE: Must meet current industry certification requirement related to specific courses.WComputer Science, CIS, CIT, Computer Engineering, Instructional Technology, Computer-Related Field
Computer Information TechnologyITSC Associate degree or higher in a computer-related field and three years of nonteaching, work-related experience in the field with demonstrated evidence of proficiency.** NOTE: Must meet current industry certification requirement related to specific courses.WComputer Science, CIS, CIT, Computer Engineering, Instructional Technology, Computer-Related Field
Computer Information TechnologyITSE Associate degree or higher in a computer-related field and three years of nonteaching, work-related experience in the field with demonstrated evidence of proficiency.** NOTE: Must meet current industry certification requirement related to specific courses.WComputer Science, CIS, CIT, Computer Engineering, Instructional Technology, Computer-Related Field
Computer Information TechnologyITSW Associate degree or higher in a computer-related field and three years of nonteaching, work-related experience in the field with demonstrated evidence of proficiency.** NOTE: Must meet current industry certification requirement related to specific courses.WComputer Science, CIS, CIT, Computer Engineering, Instructional Technology, Computer-Related Field
Computer Information TechnologyITSY Associate degree or higher in a computer-related field and three years of nonteaching, work-related experience in the field with demonstrated evidence of proficiency.** NOTE: Must meet current industry certification requirement related to specific courses.WComputer Science, CIS, CIT, Computer Engineering, Instructional Technology, Computer-Related Field
MathematicsMATHMaster’s degree or higher in Mathematics, or master’s degree or higher with 18 graduate hours in Mathematics.TMathematics
Physics/AstronomyPHYSMaster’s degree or higher in Astronomy, Physics or related Physical Science, or master’s degree or higher with 18 graduate hours in Astronomy, Physics or a related Physical Science. (Physics Requirement: Master’s degree or higher in Physics, Astronomy or a related physical science, or master’s degree or higher with 18 graduate hours in Physics.)TAstronomy, Earth Science, Physics, Related Physical Science (Qualifying Fields for Physics Discipline: Physics, Astronomy)
SonographySCITPreferred bachelor’s degree or higher in Biology or health-related field with three years of nonteaching, work-related experience.WBiology, Anatomy and Physiology
MathematicsTECMBachelor’s degree or higher in Mathematics.W

School of Health Sciences

DisciplinesCourse PrefixesFaculty Minimum Requirements for Recruitment Purposes
Course Type for Faculty Recruiting
Qualifying Fields for Faculty Recruitment
Radiologic SciencesCTMTPreferred bachelor’s degree or higher in Radiologic Sciences. Minimum of two years of full-time clinical experience as a radiological technologist. Must hold current credential within the discipline (state licensure, certification, etc.).W
Invasive Cardiovascular TechnologyCVTTAssociate degree or higher in Invasive Cardiovascular Technology. Minimum of three years of full-time experience as an Invasive Cardiovascular Technologist. Must hold current credential within the discipline (state licensure, certification, etc.)W
Dental HygieneDHYGAssociate degree or bachelor’s degree in Dental Hygiene accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation with three years of full-time clinical Dental Hygiene experience. Must hold a current CPR card and TX Dental Hygiene license.WDental Hygiene
Diagnostic MedicalDMSOAssociate degree in Sonography with a bachelor’s degree in a related field. Minimum of three years of full-time experience as a registered sonographer. Must hold current credential within the discipline (state licensure, certification, etc.). Exception for program.WDiagnostic Medical Sonography
Cardiac SonographyDSAEAssociate degree in Cardiac Sonography (Echo Cardiology Technology). Minimum of three years of full-time experience as a Cardiac Sonographer. Must hold current credential within the discipline (state licensure, certification).Sonography
Cardiac SonographyDSPEAssociate degree in Cardiac Sonography (Echo Cardiology Technology). Minimum of three years of full-time experience as a Cardiac Sonographer. Must hold current credential within the discipline (state licensure, certification).Sonography
SonographyDSVTUnder Cardiac Sonography Discipline: Associate degree in Cardiac Sonography (Echo Cardiology Technology). Minimum of three years of full-time experience as a Cardiac Sonographer. Must hold current credential within the discipline (state licensure, certification). Under Diagnostic Medical Sonography Discipline: Associate degree in Sonography with a bachelor’s degree in a related field. Minimum of three years of full-time experience as a registered sonographer. Must hold current credential within the discipline (state licensure, certification, etc.). Exception for program. Under Diagnostic Medical Sonography Discipline: WUnder Diagnostic Medical Sonography Discipline: Sonography; Under Diagnostic Medical Sonography Discipline: Diagnostic Medical Sonography
Emergency Medical ServicesEMSPCredential in EMS, current state credential/licensure and an associate degree or higher in a related field or in Paramedics. Bachelor’s degree in a related field preferred. Three years of nonteaching, work-related experience. (Paramedic Requirements: Associate degree minimum, bachelor’s degree preferred in Paramedics or related field. Required current Texas EMS instructor certification and three years of nonteaching work experience.)WEmergency Medical Services
Health Information TechnologyHITTAssociate degree or higher in Health Care Management or related field, or a completed certificate training in billing and coding and three years of nonteaching, work-related experience. Computer billing with statistics background also required and demonstrated through official transcripts or verification of four years or more of teaching experience. CPC and RHIT certifications also strongly recommended. (Medical Front Office, Requirements: Associate degree or higher in Health Care Management or related field and three years of nonteaching, general medical office administration experience. Certification in medical billing and coding preferred.) (Medical Assisting Requirements: Associate degree or higher in Medical Assisting with three years of nonteaching, work-related experience.)W
Health Professions ReadinessHPRSAssociate degree or higher with a current professional credential in a health care field and a minimum of three years of experience in the field within the last five years.W
Physical EducationKINEMaster’s degree or higher in Physical Education, Health Education or Kinesiology, or master’s degree or higher with 18 graduate hours in Physical Education, or demonstrated proficiency or appropriate certification for all activity courses; Sports Officiating and Coaching.THealth Education, Kinesiology, Physical Education
Medical AssistingMDCAAssociate degree or higher in Health Care Management or related field, or a completed certificate training in billing and coding and three years of nonteaching, work-related experience. Computer billing with statistics background also required and demonstrated through official transcripts or verification of four years or more of teaching experience. CPC and RHIT certifications also strongly recommended.W
Medical Front OffceMDCAAssociate degree or higher in Health Care Management or related field, or a completed certificate training in billing and coding and three years of nonteaching, work-related experience. Computer billing with statistics background also required and demonstrated through official transcripts or verification of four years or more of teaching experience. CPC and RHIT certifications also strongly recommended. (Medical Front Office, Requirements: Associate degree or higher in Health Care Management or related field and three years of nonteaching, general medical office administration experience. Certification in medical billing and coding preferred.) (Medical Assisting Requirements: Associate degree or higher in Medical Assisting with three years of nonteaching, work-related experience.)W
Medical Laboratory TechnologyMLABBachelor’s degree or higher in Medical Technology with three years of nonteaching, work-related experience.W
Magnetic Resonance ImagingMRITAssociate degree or Advanced Technical Certificate in Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) plus a bachelor’s degree in a related field. Minimum of two years of full-time clinical experience as an MRI technologist. Must hold current credential within the discipline (state licensure, ARRT certification or equivalent, etc.).W
Health Professions ReadinessNUPC
Occupational TherapyOTHA
Physical EducationPHEDMaster’s degree or higher in Physical Education, Health Education or Kinesiology, or master’s degree or higher with 18 graduate hours in Physical Education, or demonstrated proficiency or appropriate certification for all activity courses; Sports Officiating and Coaching.THealth Education, Kinesiology, Physical Education
Radiologic SciencesRADRPreferred bachelor’s degree or higher in Radiologic Sciences. Minimum of two years of full-time clinical experience as a radiological technologist. Must hold current credential within the discipline (state licensure, certification, etc.).W
Associate Degree NursingRNSGMaster’s Degree in Nursing with three years of work-related experience.WNursing Education
Respiratory CareRSPTProgram and Clinical Coordinator — Must have earned at least a baccalaureate degree and: a) hold a valid Registered Respiratory Therapy (RRT) credential and current state license; b) have a minimum of four years’ experience as a Registered Respiratory Therapist, with at least two years in clinical respiratory care; c) have a minimum of two years’ experience teaching in an accredited respiratory care program, either as an appointed faculty member or as a clinical preceptor. Faculty — Associate degree or higher in Respiratory Care. Must hold a valid Registered Respiratory Therapy (RRT) credential and current state license. Minimum of two years (within the last five years) of full-time clinical experience in Respiratory Care or as a Respiratory Care Instructor. Must hold current credential within the discipline (state licensure, certification, etc.).W
Surgical TechnologistSRGTAssociate degree or higher in Surgical Technology. Must possess a credential in the field of Surgical Technology through a national certification program that is accredited by the National Commission on Certifying Agencies (NCCA). Minimum three years of experience, either in the operating room scrub role or as an instructor in surgical technology, or a combination of both, within the past five years.WSurgical Technologist
Radiologic SciencesVIRTPreferred bachelor’s degree or higher in Radiologic Sciences. Minimum of two years of full-time clinical experience as a radiological technologist. Must hold current credential within the discipline (state licensure, certification, etc.).W
Vocational NursingVNSGMaster’s degree in Nursing with three years of work-related experience.W
Veterinary TechnologyVTHTGraduate from an AVMA-accredited school with one of the following degrees: Associate degree in Veterinary Technology, bachelor’s degree in Veterinary Technology, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree (or equivalent) and three years of nonteaching, work-related experience and Licensed in the State of Texas as an LVT or DVM. Note: Any exception to these criteria will require at minimum a license issued by the State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners (or equivalent) in the faculty member’s state or province of residence and extensive work-related experience. For Laboratory Animal and Exotic Animals courses, AALAS certification and three years of work-related experience may be substituted for licensure.W

School of Law and Public Service

DisciplinesCourse PrefixesFaculty Minimum Requirements for Recruitment Purposes
Course Type for Faculty Recruiting
Qualifying Fields for Faculty Recruitment
*AnthropologyANTHMaster’s degree or higher in Anthropology, or master’s degree or higher with 18 graduate hours in Anthropology.TAnthropology
Criminal JusticeCJCRBachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice or associate degree in Criminal Justice and three years of nonteaching, work-related experience.W
Criminal JusticeCJLEBachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice or associate degree in Criminal Justice and three years of nonteaching, work-related experience.W
Criminal JusticeCJSABachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice or associate degree in Criminal Justice and three years of nonteaching, work-related experience.W
Conflict ManagementCMDRPreferred master’s degree or higher in Dispute Resolution or Conflict Management, or a master’s degree or higher with 18 graduate hours in Dispute Resolution.WDispute Resolution, Conflict Management
Criminal JusticeCRIJMaster’s degree or higher in Criminal Justice or Criminology, or a master’s degree or higher with 18 graduate hours in Criminal Justice.TCriminal Justice
Substance Abuse CounselingDAACMaster’s degree in Counseling or mental health discipline and professional license with three years of work experience in mental health detailing relevant work experience.WSubstance Abuse Counseling
Conflict ManagementDRCMPreferred master’s degree or higher in Dispute Resolution or Conflict Management, or a master’s degree or higher with 18 graduate hours in Dispute Resolution.WDispute Resolution, Conflict Management
Fire Protection TechnologyFIRSPreferred bachelor’s degree in Fire Science or related field with three years of nonteaching, work-related experience with evidence of proficiency in Fire Science.WFire Science
Fire Protection TechnologyFIRTPreferred bachelor’s degree in Fire Science or related field with three years of nonteaching, work-related experience with evidence of proficiency in Fire Science.WFire Science
GeographyGEOGMaster’s degree in Geography or Geographic Information Systems, or a master’s degree or higher with 18 graduate hours in Geography.T
GerontologyGERSMaster’s degree in Gerontology or related field and professional licensure required, and three years of related work experience detailing relevant work experience.W
GovernmentGOVTMaster’s degree or higher in Government or Political Science, or master’s degree or higher with 18 graduate hours in Government, Political Science or Public Administration.TGovernment, Political Science, Public Administration
HistoryHISTMaster’s degree or higher in History, or master’s degree or higher with 18 graduate hours in History.TAmerican History, Western Civilization, World History
Criminal JusticeHMSYBachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice or associate degree in Criminal Justice and three years of nonteaching, work-related experience.W
ParalegalLGLAAssociate degree or higher in Paralegal plus three years of nonteaching, work-related experience. Juris Doctorate and licensed by a State Bar preferred.W
Philosophy/ReligionPHILMaster’s degree or higher in Philosophy or History of Ideas, or master’s degree or higher with 18 graduate hours in relevant philosophic content. (Religion Requirement: Master’s degree or higher in Religion, Religious Studies, Theology, Philosophy of Religion or Divinity; or master’s degree or higher with 18 graduate hours that focus on the area of religion; or master’s degree or higher in the Humanities or Social Sciences with significant work or later published scholarship relevant to the courses taught. Degree must have been granted from an accredited institution or seminary.)TPhilosophy, History of Ideas (Qualifying Fields for Religion: Religion, Religious Studies, Theology, Philosophy of Religion, Divinity, Humanities, Social Sciences)
PsychologyPSYCMaster’s degree or higher in Psychology, or master’s degree or higher with 18 graduate hours in Psychology. Credentialing should take into consideration faculty who have other human behavior degrees (like Counseling) and review the content of the courses taken. Instead of accepting only PSYC prefixes, it is recommended that the course content of human behavior courses that qualify candidates to teach psychology courses be reviewed.T
Criminal JusticePSYTBachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice or associate degree in Criminal Justice and three years of nonteaching, work-related experience.W
Social WorkSCWKMaster’s degree in Social Work or mental health discipline. Professional licensure required and three years of related work experience with demonstrated competencies.W
Criminal JusticeSLPSBachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice or associate degree in Criminal Justice and three years of nonteaching, work-related experience.W
SociologySOCIMaster’s degree or higher in Sociology, or master’s degree or higher with 18 graduate hours in Sociology.TSociology
Social WorkSOCWMaster’s degree in Social Work or mental health discipline. Professional licensure required and three years of related work experience with demonstrated competencies.W

School of Manufacturing and Industrial Technology

DisciplinesCourse PrefixesFaculty Minimum Requirements for Recruitment Purposes
Course Type for Faculty Recruiting
Qualifying Fields for Faculty Recruitment
Autobody TechnologyABDRAssociate degree or higher in Auto Body/Collision Repair Technology, Custom Metal Fabrication, or Custom Painting with three years of nonteaching, work-related experience. ICAR and ASE certification preferred.W
Computer Aided Design & Drafting
ARCEAssociate degree or higher in Computer Aided Design and Drafting, Architectural Engineering, Civil Engineering, Construction Management, Construction Education, Machining Technology, Industrial Engineering, Industrial Arts or a closely related discipline, and demonstrated competencies with signed and dated document(s) detailing relevant work experience. Technology, Industrial Education or related design degree and three years of relevant industry experience with specific skills in Computer-Aided Design Software.W
Automotive TechnologyAUMTAssociate degree or higher in Automotive Technology or Diesel Heavy Equipment or Automotive Engineering with three years of nonteaching, work-related experience. ASE certification required.W
Construction TechnologyCBFMAssociate degree in HVAC Technology, Construction Technology, Facilities Maintenance or Industrial Maintenance, Industrial Technology or Energy Technology or closely related discipline, and demonstrated competencies detailing relevant work experience for a minimum of three years. Relevant licenses and certifications are also accepted to demonstrate competency.W
Manufacturing TechnologyCETTAssociate degree or higher in Electrical Technology, Electrical Engineering Industrial Technology, Industrial Education, Industrial Arts, Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or related field and three years of documented nonteaching, work-related experience.W
Construction TechnologyCNBTAssociate degree or higher in Computer Aided Design and Drafting, Architectural Engineering, Civil Engineering, Construction Management, Construction Education, Machining Technology, Industrial Engineering, Industrial Arts, Industrial Education or Technology with specific skills in Computer Aided Design Software or a closely related discipline, and demonstrated competencies with signed and dated document(s) detailing relevant work experience. W
Construction TechnologyCRPTAssociate degree in Construction Technology, Construction Science, Facilities Maintenance or Industrial Maintenance, Industrial Technology or Civil Engineering Technology or closely related discipline, and demonstrated competencies detailing relevant work experience for a minimum of three years. Relevant licenses and certifications are also accepted to demonstrate competency.W
Diesel Technology and Heavy EquipmentDEMRAssociate degree or higher in Automotive Technology or Diesel Heavy Equipment with three years of nonteaching, work-related experience. ASE certification required.W
Computer Aided Design & DraftingDFTGAssociate degree or higher in Computer Aided Design and Drafting, Architectural Engineering, Civil Engineering, Construction Management, Construction Education, Machining Technology, Industrial Engineering, Industrial Arts or a closely related discipline, and demonstrated competencies with signed and dated document(s) detailing relevant work experience. Technology, Industrial Education or related design degree and three years of relevant industry experience with specific skills in Computer-Aided Design Software.W
Manufacturing TechnologyEECTAssociate degree or higher in Electrical Technology, Electrical Engineering Industrial Technology, Industrial Education, Industrial Arts, Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or related field and three years of documented nonteaching, work-related experience.W
Manufacturing TechnologyELMTAssociate degree or higher in Electrical Technology, Electrical Engineering Industrial Technology, Industrial Education, Industrial Arts, Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or related field and three years of documented nonteaching, work-related experience.W
Electrical TechnologyELPTAssociate degree in Electrical Technology, Electrical Construction, Construction Technology, Construction Science, Facilities Maintenance or Industrial Maintenance, Electrical Engineering Technology or closely related discipline, and demonstrated competencies detailing relevant work experience for a minimum of three years. Relevant licenses and certifications are also accepted to demonstrate competency. W
Electrical TechnologyELTNAssociate degree in Electrical Technology, Electrical Construction, Construction Technology, Construction Science, Facilities Maintenance or Industrial Maintenance, Industrial Technology or Civil Engineering Technology or closely related discipline, and demonstrated competencies detailing relevant work experience for a minimum of three years. Relevant licenses and certifications are also accepted to demonstrate competency.W
Manufacturing TechnologyENTCAssociate degree or higher in Electrical Technology, Electrical Engineering Industrial Technology, Industrial Education, Industrial Arts, Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or related field and three years of documented nonteaching, work-related experience.W
Geospatial Information Systems TechnologyGISCAssociate degree or higher in GIS, Geography or related field with three years of nonteaching, work-related experience.W
Air Conditioning and Refrigeration TechnologyHARTAssociate degree in HART, HVAC, Industrial Engineering, Solar/Thermal Engineering or certification with demonstration of competency and three years of nonteaching, work-related experience in heating, air conditioning, ventilation or refrigeration.W
Manufacturing TechnologyHYDRAssociate degree or higher in Electrical Technology, Electrical Engineering Industrial Technology, Industrial Education, Industrial Arts, Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or related field and three years of documented nonteaching, work-related experience.W
Electrical TechnologyIEIRAssociate degree in Electrical Technology, Electrical Construction, Construction Technology, Construction Science, Facilities Maintenance or Industrial Maintenance, Industrial Technology or Civil Engineering Technology or closely related discipline, and demonstrated competencies detailing relevant work experience for a minimum of three years. Relevant licenses and certifications are also accepted to demonstrate competency.W
Manufacturing TechnologyINMTAssociate degree or higher in Electrical Technology, Electrical Engineering Industrial Technology, Industrial Education, Industrial Arts, Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or related field and three years of documented nonteaching, work-related experience.W
Manufacturing TechnologyINTCAssociate degree or higher in Electrical Technology, Electrical Engineering Industrial Technology, Industrial Education, Industrial Arts, Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or related field and three years of documented nonteaching, work-related experience.W
Logistics & Supply Chain TechnologyLMGTAssociate degree or higher in Logistics, Supply Chain, Warehousing, Distribution or related field and three years of nonteaching, work-related experience.W
Manufacturing TechnologyMCHNAssociate degree or higher in Machining, Electrical Technology, Electrical Engineering Industrial Technology, Industrial Education, Industrial Arts, Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or related field and three years of documented nonteaching, work-related experience.W
Manufacturing TechnologyMFGTAssociate degree or higher in Electrical Technology or Electrical Engineering or related field and three years of documented nonteaching, work-related experience.W
Engine TechnologyMTRCCertificate and three years of nonteaching, work-related experience in Motorcycle Technology, Marine Technology, Small Engine Technology, Industrial Arts, or certification with demonstrated evidence of proficiency in the field.
W
Welding Technology
NDTEAssociate degree or higher in Welding, Machining, Industrial Technology, Metallurgy or related field and three years of nonteaching, work-related experience.W
Construction TechnologyOSHTAssociate degree in Occupational Health and Safety Technology, Construction Technology, Construction Science, Facilities Maintenance or Industrial Maintenance, Industrial Technology or Civil Engineering Technology or closely related discipline, and demonstrated competencies detailing relevant work experience for a minimum of three years. Relevant licenses and certifications are also accepted to demonstrate competency.W
Construction TechnologyPFPBAssociate degree in Construction Technology, Construction Science, Facilities Maintenance or Industrial Maintenance, Industrial Technology, Plumbing and Pipefitting Technology or Civil Engineering Technology or closely related discipline, and demonstrated competencies detailing relevant work experience for a minimum of three years. Relevant licenses and certifications are also accepted to demonstrate competency.W
Logistics & Supply Chain TechnologyQCTCAssociate degree or higher in Logistics, Supply Chain, Quality Assurance, Inspection, Auditor or related field and three years of nonteaching, work-related experience.W
Manufacturing TechnologyRBTCAssociate degree or higher in Electrical Technology or Electrical Engineering or related field and three years of documented nonteaching, work-related experience.W
Engine TechnologySMERCertificate and three years of nonteaching, work-related experience in Motorcycle Technology, Marine Technology, Small Engine Technology, Industrial Arts, or certification with demonstrated evidence of proficiency in the field.W
Surveying TechnologySRVYAssociate degree in Surveying, Construction Technology, Construction Science, Facilities Maintenance or Industrial Maintenance, Industrial Technology or Civil Engineering Technology or closely related discipline, and demonstrated competencies detailing relevant work experience for a minimum of three years. Relevant licenses and certifications are also accepted to demonstrate competency.W
Construction TechnologyWDWKAssociate degree in Construction Technology, Construction Science, Facilities Maintenance or Industrial Maintenance, Industrial Technology or Civil Engineering Technology or closely related discipline, and demonstrated competencies detailing relevant work experience for a minimum of three years. Relevant licenses and certifications are also accepted to demonstrate competency.W
Welding Technology
WLDGAssociate degree or higher in Welding, Machining, Industrial Technology, Metallurgy or related field and three years of nonteaching, work-related experience.W


**In lieu of the minimum “three years of nonteaching, work-related experience” requirement, Richland prefers the following work experience statement: “A signed, dated resume detailing all relevant work experience.”

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Faculty Credentials

Guidelines

Standard 6.2.a (Faculty qualifications) of the "Principles of Accreditation" reads as follows:

For each of its educational programs, the institution justifies and documents the qualifications of its faculty members.

When an institution defines faculty qualifications using faculty credentials, institutions should use the following as credential guidelines:

  1. Faculty teaching general education courses at the undergraduate level: doctorate or 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).
  2. Faculty teaching associate degree courses designed for transfer to a baccalaureate degree: doctorate or 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).
  3. Faculty teaching associate degree courses not designed for transfer to the baccalaureate degree: bachelor’s degree in the teaching discipline or associate degree and demonstrated competencies in the teaching discipline.
  4. Faculty teaching baccalaureate courses: doctorate or master’s degree in the teaching discipline or master’s degree with a concentration in the teaching discipline (minimum of 18 graduate semester hours in the teaching discipline).
  5. Faculty teaching graduate and post-baccalaureate course work: earned doctorate/terminal degree in the teaching discipline or a related discipline.
  6. Graduate teaching assistants: master’s degree in the teaching discipline or 18 graduate semester hours in the teaching discipline, direct supervision by a faculty member experienced in the teaching discipline, regular in-service training and planned and periodic evaluations.

Approved: College Delegate Assembly,
December 2006
Updated for Revised Principles:
April 2018