That is why he needs to inquire about a transfer plan now, and should be working to fulfill the requirements of the university's 4-year program while at the community college. Also it is likely he can do his internship with his current employer, but that is the last step and he has a lot of classes to get through first.They usually won't transfer all your credits from a two year course. They want as much of your money as they can get.I thought you also have to do an internship. Maybe that is only for a PE?
Good advice, many programs recommended by the American Council on Education can be transferred as college credit and this is something that should be investigated prior to registration.You mentioned going thru the NJATC. I know in my local there is an accreditation program which can get the people who went through the apprenticeship up to 48 college credits at local schools. Talk to your hall about it.
Completing 33 credits per year while working fulltime is not very realistic. A bachelor’s degree is totally possible, but it's an investment that will take some time.I looked at Va Tech and Ga Tech requirements and they were less than the ones I posted earlier from Washington State (133 vs 180) and could be done in 4 years with 33 credits per year.