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Work Experience Equivalencies

For purposes of posting and filling vacant positions and/or setting salary, required work experience is always defined as full-time experience in the specified area and/or occupation reflected in the official job description.

The equivalencies for experience below have been established by the HR Directors Council (based in part on Department of Labor Standards) to provide a consistent model for use when screening Applications for Employment to determine if experiences, not clearly stated as full-time, fulfill the minimum requirements for the position and can also be used as a go-by for determining salary schedule placement.

Unless indicated, experience gained in the following roles can be counted as indicated:

  • Part-time Work/Adjunct Teaching - Two (2) years of part-time experience equals one year of full-time experience.
  • Volunteer Work - No credit is counted for work experience but can be used for skills required.
  • Paid Internship - Two (2) years of service as a paid intern equals one (1) year of full-time work experience.
  • Unpaid Internship - No experience is counted for unpaid internship.
  • Student Assistant - Credit for related experience; two (2) years equals one (1) year of full-time work experience.
  • Contract Work - Two (2) years of experience equals one (1) year of full-time work experience.
  • Consultant - Two (2) years of experience equals one (1) year of full-time work experience.
  • Self-Employment (subject to verification) - Two (2) years of experience equals one (1) year of full-time experience.
  • Faculty - Two (2) years of adjunct teaching (two semesters in one year being equivalent to one year of experience) equals one (1) year of teaching experience.
  • Teaching Assistant - Two (2) years of experience equals one (1) year experience (teaching-credit if demonstrated).
  • Instructional Assistant/Assistant - Teaching credit if demonstrated
  • Substitute Teaching - Two (2) years of high school teaching experience or four (4) years of public school experience equals one (1) year teaching experience.
  • Visiting Scholar - Equal time (1 to 1). Additionally, for Visiting Scholar Faculty, time served in a Visiting Scholar role may be counted toward a multiyear faculty contract if a continuing faculty position is gained through competitive search with the Dallas County Community College District.
  • Full-time Training - 192 hours of training experience equals one (1) year of teaching experience.
  • Health Occupations Faculty (Nursing, EMT, etc.) - One (1) year of clinical experience equals one (1) year of teaching experience.
  • Certification of Mastery from the applicable DCCCD Career Institute (not including Basic Leadership) equals One (1) year of experience.