Having clear pathways between Kirkwood Community College and the University of Iowa is vitally important. These guides were created to assist students interested in transferring credit into a degree program at the University of Iowa. They were developed so that students can more easily plan for the future. Every attempt is made to keep this information accurate.

Please note that these guides are subject to change, they should not replace contact with your community college or University of Iowa advisor.

Up to 16 semester hours of career-technical credit can be used as elective credit toward a degree in the Colleges of Liberal Arts & Sciences, Education, or Business. Career-technical credit, however, comes in as ungraded credit and does not count toward the 24 transferable hours needed for admission. For the Bachelors of Applied Studies (BAS) we will accept up to 60 semester hours of career-technical credit.

Find our online course equivalency guide and other transfer-planning tools: Transfer Planning Resources 

Advanced Manufacturing Academy

All Advanced Manufacturing Academy courses are equivalent to Career and Tech Credit at the University of Iowa.

ACE (Architecture, Construction, Engineering) Academy

All ACE Academy courses are equivalent to Career and Tech Credit at the University of Iowa.

Arts & Sciences Academy

Kirkwood Course UI College Equivalencies
Composition I 
  • Direct Equivalency: RHET:1001 
  • CLAS*, Business, Engineering: Gen Ed - Rhetoric Writing Component 1
Composition II
  • Direct Equivalency: RHET:1040
  • CLAS, Business, Engineering: Gen Ed - Rhetoric Writing Component 2
Introduction to Sociology
  • Direct Equivalency: SOC:1010 
  • CLAS, Business: Gen Ed - Social Science
  • Engineering: CLAS Gen Ed - Social Science; Approved Course Subject - Sociology
Fundamentals of Oral Communication
  • Direct Equivalency: RHET:1060 
  • CLAS, Business, Engineering: Gen Ed - Rhetoric Speech Component 
Human Biology
  • Direct Equivalency: None
  • CLAS, Business: Gen Ed - Natural Sciences
Art Appreciation
  • Direct Equivalency: None
  • CLAS, Engineering: Gen Ed - Literary, Visual and Performing Arts
  • Business: Transfer Elective
Introduction to Philosophy
  • Direct Equivalency: PHIL:1861
  • CLAS, Business: Gen Ed - Values, Society and Diversity
  • Engineering: CLAS Gen Ed - Values, Society and Diversity; Approved Course Subject - Philosophy
Cultural Anthropology
  • Direct Equivalency: ANTH:1101
  • CLAS, Business: Gen Ed - Social Science; Gen Ed - Values, Society and Diversity
  • Engineering: CLAS Gen Ed - Social Science; CLAS Gen Ed - Values, Society and Diversity; Approved Course Subject - Anthropology
Introducation to Computers
  • Direct Equivalency: MSCI:1500 Business Computing Essentials OR MSCI:2000 Computer Analysis
  • CLAS, Business, Engineering: MSCI:1500 Business Computing Essentials OR MSCI:2000 Computer Analysis
Principles of Macroeconomics
  • Direct Equivalency: ECON:1200 Principles of Macroeconomics
  • CLAS: Gen Ed - Social Science
  • Business, Engineering: ECON:1200 Principles of Macroeconomics
Principles of Microeconomics
  • Direct Equivalency: ECON:1100 Principles of Microeconomics
  • CLAS: Gen Ed - Social Science
  • Business, Engineering: ECON:1100 Principles of Microeconomics
Exploring Teaching
  • CLAS, Business, Engineering: Transfer Elective
Environmental Science
  • Direct Equivalency: EES :1080 Intro Environmental Science
  • CLAS, Business: Gen Ed - Natural Sciences
  • Engineering: EES:1080 Intro Environmental Science OR ENVS:1080 Intro Environmental Science
Trigonometry & Analytical Geometry
  • Direct Equivalency: MATH:1010 Trigonometry​
  • CLAS: Gen Ed - Quantitative or Formal Reasoning
  • Business, Engineering: MATH:1010 Trigonometry
Statistics
  • Direct Equivalency: PSQF:1020 Elem Statistics & Inference OR STAT:1020 Elem Statistics & Inference
  • CLAS: Gen Ed - Quantitative or Formal Reasoning
  • Business: STAT:1020 Elem Statistics & Inference
  • Engineering: PSQF:1020 Elem Statistics & Inference OR STAT:1020 Elem Statistics & Inference
Calculus I
  • Direct Equivalency: MATH:1850 Calculus I
  • CLAS: Gen Ed - Quantitative or Formal Reasoning
  • Business, Engineering: MATH:1850 Calculus I
Introduction to Psychology
  • Direct Equivalency: PSY:1001 Elementary Psychology
  • CLAS, Business: Gen Ed - Social Science
  • Engineering: PSY:1001 Elementary Psychology
Survey of World Religion
  • CLAS, Business: Gen Ed - Values, Society and Diversity
  • Engineering: Gen Ed - Humanities
U.S. History Since 1877
  • Direct Equivalency: HIST:1262 American History 1877-Present
  • CLAS, Business: Gen Ed - Historical Perspectives
  • Engineering: HIST:1262 American History 1877-Present
How College Works
  • CLAS, Business, Engineering: Transfer Elective
Social Problems
  • Direct Equivalency: SOC:1020 Social Problems
  • CLAS, Business: Gen Ed - Social Science
  • Engineering: SOC:1020 Social Problems
U.S. History To 1877
  • Direct Equivalency: HIST:1261 American History to 1877
  • CLAS, Busienss: Gen Ed - Historical Perspectives
  • Engineering: HIST:1261 American History to 1877 
Music Appreciation
  • CLAS: Gen Ed - Literary, Visual and Performing Arts
  • Business: Transfer Elective
  • Engineering: Gen Ed - Humanities
Encounters in Humanities
  • CLAS, College of Engineering: Gen Ed - Literary, Visual and Performing Arts
  • Business: Elective
  • Pharmacy: Gen Ed Elective
Introduction to Political Science
  • CLAS, Engineering, Business: Gen Ed - Social Science
  • Pharmacy: Pharmacy Gen Ed
Principles of Management
  • UI College Equivalencies: Direct Equivalency MGMT:2100 - Principles of Management
  • Business: Business Core requirement

Business Academy

Kirkwood Course UI College Equivalencies
Human Relations in Management  
  • Direct Equivalency: None; Career and Tech Credit
Introduction to Business
  • Direct Equivalency: None
  • CLAS: Transfer Elective
  • Business: Business Elective
Business Innovation
  • Direct Equivalency: None
  • CLAS: Transfer Elective
  • Business: Business Elective
Personal Finance
  • CLAS: Transfer Elective
  • Business: Business Elective
Survey of Accounting
  • CLAS, Business: Career and Tech credit
Principles of Selling
  • Direct Equivalency: None
  • CLAS: Transfer Elective
  • Business: Business Elective

Computer Software Development

Kirkwood Course UI College Equivalencies
Introduction to Programming Logic
  • Direct Equivalency: None
  • ​​​CLAS, Business: Career and Tech Credit
Java
  • Direct Equivalency: ENGR:1300 Engr Problem Solving II
  • CLAS, Business, Engineering: ENGR:1300 Engr Problem Solving II
Introduction to Computers
  • Direct Equivalency: MSCI:1500 Business Computing Essentials OR MSCI:2000 Computer Analysis
  • CLAS, Business, Engineering: MSCI:1500 Business Computing Essentials OR MSCI:2000 Computer Analysis
Fundamentals of Web Programming
  • Direct Equivalency: None
  • CLAS, Business: Career and Tech credit

Criminal Justice Academy

Kirkwood Course UI College Equivalencies
Introduction to Criminal Justice
  • Direct Equivalency: None
  • CLAS, Business: Transfer Elective
Criminal Investigations
  • Direct Equivalency: None; Career and Tech Credit
Criminology
  • Direct Equivalency: SOC:1410 
  • CLAS, Business: Gen Ed - Social Science
  • Engineering: CLAS Gen Ed - Social Science
Introduction to Sociology
  • Direct Equivalency: SOC:1010 
  • CLAS, Business: Gen Ed - Social Science
  • Engineering: CLAS Gen Ed - Social Science; Approved Course Subject - Sociology

Dental

Kirkwood Course UI College Equivalencies
Dental Terminology
  • Direct Equivalency: None
  • CLAS, Business: Career and Tech Credit
Professionals in Health
  • Direct Equivalency: None
  • CLAS, Business: Career and Tech credit
Health Skills I
  • Direct Equivalency: None
  • CLAS, Business: Career and Tech credit
Head and Neck Anatomy
  • Direct Equivalency: None
  • CLAS, Business: Career and Tech credit
Dental Anatomy
  • Direct Equivalency: None
  • CLAS, Business: Career and Tech credit
Preventive Dentistry
  • Direct Equivalency: None
  • CLAS, Business: Career and Tech credit

Education Academy

Kirkwood Course UI College Equivalencies
Exploring Teaching
  • Direct Equivalency: None
  • CLAS, Business: Transfer Elective
Introduction to Psychology
  • Direct Equivalency: PSY:1001 
  • CLAS, Business: Gen Ed - Social Science
  • Engineering: CLAS Gen Ed - Social Science; Approved Course Subject - Psychology
Topics in Education
  • Direct Equivalency: None
  • CLAS, Business: Transfer Elective
Developmental Psychology 
  • Direct Equivalency: HHP:2130; NURS:1030
  • CLAS, Business: Gen Ed - Social Science
  • Engineering: CLAS Gen Ed - Social Science
Field Experience
  • Direct Equivalency: None
  • CLAS, BusinessTransfer Elective
or Literary Tutor Experience
  • Direct Equivalency: None
  • CLAS, BusinessTransfer Elective

EMT Academy

Kirkwood Course UI College Equivalencies
Exploration of Healthcare Careers
  • Direct Equivalency: None; Career and Tech Credit
Medical Terminology
  • Direct Equivalency: CLSA:3750 
  • CLAS, Business: CLSA:3750 Medical & Technical Terminology
  • Engineering: Approved Course Subject - Ancient Civilizations
Emergency Medical Technician I
  • Direct Equivalency: None; Career and Tech Credit
Emergency Medical Technician II
  • Direct Equivalency: None; Career and Tech Credit
Emergency Medical Technician II Clinical
  • Direct Equivalency: None; Career and Tech Credit

Engineering Academy

Kirkwood Course UI College Equivalencies
Introduction to Macroeconomics
  • Direct Equivalency: ECON:1200 
  • CLAS, Business: Gen Ed - Social Science
  • Engineering: CLAS Gen Ed Course - Social Science; Approved Course Subjects - Economics
Business Innovation
  • Direct Equivalency: None
  • CLAS, Business: Gen Ed - Social Science
  • Engineering: CLAS Gen Ed Course - Social Science; Approved Course Subject - Economics
Engineering Seminar
  • Direct Equivalency: None
Energy and Society (Iowa PSEO)
  • Direct Equivalency: CBE:2030
  • CLAS, Business: Transfer Elective 
Engineering II 
  • Direct Equivalency: ENGR:1300
  • CLAS, Business, Engineering: ENGR:1300 Engr Problem Solving II
Internship (Optional - HS credit only)
  • Direct Equivalency: None; HS credit only

Graphics, Media, Communication, and Design Academy

Kirkwood Course UI College Equivalencies
Digital Photography
  • Direct Equivalency: None
  • CLAS: Gen Ed - Literary, Visual and Performing Arts
  • Business: Transfer Elective
  • Engineering: CLAS Gen Ed Course - Literary, Visual and Performing Arts
Illustrator
  • Direct Equivalency: None; Career and Tech Credit
Digital Layout
  • Direct Equivalency: None; Career and Tech Credit
Digital Imaging (PhotoShop)
  • Direct Equivalency: None; Career and Tech Credit

Human Services (Pre-Social Work) Academy

Kirkwood Course UI College Equivalencies
Introduction to Human Services
  • Direct Equivalency: None; Career and Tech Credit
Introduction to Sociology
  • Direct Equivalency: SOC:1010 Introduction to Sociology
  • CLAS, Business: Gen Ed - Social Science
  • Engineering: CLAS Gen Ed - Social Science; Approved Course Subject - Sociology
Health and Psychosocial Rehabilitation
  • Direct Equivalency: None
  • CLAS, Business: Transfer Elective
Marriage and the Family
  • Direct Equivalency: SOC:2710
  • CLAS, Business: Gen Ed - Values, Society and Diversity
  • Engineering: CLAS Gen Ed - Values, Society and Diversity; Approved Course Subject - Sociology

Hotel/Hospitality Management Academy

Kirkwood Course UI College Equivalencies
Intro to Lodging Operations
  • Direct Equivalency: None; Career and Tech Credit
Hospitality Marketing
  • Direct Equivalency: None; Career and Tech Credit
Sanitation and Safety
  • Direct Equivalency: None; Career and Tech Credit
Introduction to Computers
  • Direct Equivalency: MSCI:1500; MSCI:2000 
  • CLAS, Business, Engineering: MSCI:1500 Business Computing Essentials; MSCI:2000 Computer Analysis 
Principles of Advertising
  • University College: Business Elective
  • CLAS, Business, Engineering: None; Career and Tech Credit
Menu Planning
  • Direct Equivalency: None; Career and Tech Credit
Hospitality Math
  • Direct Equivalency: None; Career and Tech Credit
Purchasing, Receiving and Inventory
  • Direct Equivalency: None; Career and Tech Credit
Oral Communications in the Workplace
  • Direct Equivalency: None; Career and Tech Credit

Industrial Maintenance/Renewable Energy/Automation Academy

All Industrial Maintenance/Renewable Energy/Automation Academy courses are equivalent to Career and Tech Credit at the University of Iowa.

Information Technology (IT) Academy

All Information Technology Academy courses are equivalent to Career and Tech Credit at the University of Iowa.

Laboratory Science Academy

Kirkwood Course UI College Equivalencies
Introductory Biotechnology
  • Direct Equivalency: None
  • CLAS, Business: Gen Ed - Natural Sciences
Basic Bioinformatics
  • Direct Equivalency: None; Career and Tech Credit
Biotechnology Internship
  • Direct Equivalency: None
  • CLAS, Business: Transfer Elective
Lab Methodology
  • Direct Equivalency: None; Career and Tech Credit
Introduction to Ethics
  • Direct Equivalency: PHIL:2402
  • CLAS, Business: Gen Ed - Values, Society and Diversity
  • Engineering: CLAS Gen Ed - Values, Society and Diversity; Approved Course Subject - Philosophy

Patient Care Academy

Kirkwood Course UI College Equivalencies
Exploration of Healthcare Careers
  • Direct Equivalency: None; Career and Tech Credit
Medical Terminology
  • Direct Equivalency: CLSA:3750 Medical & Technical Terminology
  • CLAS, Business: CLSA:3750 Medical & Technical Terminology
  • Engineering: Approved Course Subject - Classics: Ancient Civilizations
Professionals in Health
  • Direct Equivalency: None; Career and Tech Credit
Nurse Aide (CNA Certification)
  • Direct Equivalency: None; Career and Tech Credit

Pharmacy Technician Academy

Kirkwood Course UI College Equivalencies
Exploration of Healthcare Careers
  • Direct Equivalency: None; Career and Tech Credit
Medical Terminology
  • Direct Equivalency: CLSA:3750 Medical & Technical Terminology
  • CLAS, Business: CLSA:3750 Medical & Technical Terminology
  • Engineering: Approved Course Subject - Classics: Ancient Civilizations
Pharmacology Technology
  • Direct Equivalency: None; Career and Tech Credit
Pharmacology Technician Clinical
  • Direct Equivalency: None; Career and Tech Credit

Pre-Allied Health

Kirkwood Course UI College Equivalencies
Professionals in Health
  • Direct Equivalency: None
  • CLAS, Business: Career and Tech credit
Health Skills I
  • Direct Equivalency: None
  • CLAS, Business: Career and Tech credit

Pre-Professional Academy

Kirkwood Course UI College Equivalencies
Nutrition
  • Direct Equivalency: HHP:2310
  • CLAS, Business: Gen Ed - Natural Sciences
  • Engineering: HHP:2310
Human Anatomy & Physiology I
  • Direct Equivalency: None
  • CLAS, Business: Gen Ed - Natural Science with Lab or Lab only
Human Anatomy & Physiology II
  • Direct Equivalency: None
  • CLAS, Business: Gen Ed - Natural Science with Lab or Lab only
Fundamentals of Oral Communication
  • Direct Equivalency: RHET: 1060 Gen Ed - Rhetoric Speech Component
  • CLAS, Business, Engineering: RHET: 1060 Gen Ed - Rhetoric Speech Component
Personal Wellness
  • Direct Equivalency: SRM :1045 Health for Living
  • CLAS, Business: Gen Ed - Values, Society and Diversity
  • Engineering: SRM :1045 Health for Living
Personal Wellness
  • Direct Equivalency: SRM :1045 Health for Living
  • CLAS, Business: Gen Ed - Values, Society and Diversity
  • Engineering: SRM :1045 Health for Living

Other Courses

Kirkwood Course UI College Equivalencies
BIO 104 Intro to Biology with a lab
  • Direct Equivalency: None
  • CLAS, Education and Business: Gen Ed - Natural Science with Lab or Lab only
BIO 151 Nutrition
  • Direct Equivalency: HHP:2310
  • CLAS, Education, Business: Gen Ed - Natural Science
BIO 186 Microbiology
  • Direct Equivalency: MICR:3164
  • CLAS, Education, Business: Gen Ed - Natural Science
BIO 112 General Biology I
  • Direct Equivalency: BIOL:1411
  • CLAS, Education, Business: Gen Ed - Natural Science
CHM 165 General Chemistry II
  • Direct Equivalency: CHEM:1110
  • CLAS, Education, Business: Gen Ed - Natural Science
PHI 105 Intro to Ethics
  • Direct Equivalency: PHIL:2402
  • CLAS, Education, Business: Gen Ed - Values and Culture
ANT 105 Cultural Anthropology
  • Direct Equivalency: ANTH:1101
  • CLAS, Education, Business: Gen Ed - Valuees and Culture or Social Science

Project Lead the Way - Engineering Academy

All Project Lead the Way Academy courses are equivalent to Career and Tech Credit at the University of Iowa.

Transportation Academy

All Transportation Academy courses are equivalent to Career and Tech Credit at the University of Iowa.


*CLAS: College of Liberal Arts & Sciences