Credit for Prior Learning

College-level learning occurs in many environments in addition to the traditional college classroom. Students in the professional studies degree programs may earn college credit for learning outside of the classroom. A maximum of 30 semester hours may be earned through prior learning credit.

Successful completion of LACC 215 Personal and Professional Assessment (three credits) qualifies students who meet the submission deadlines to earn up to 30 hours of credit for training and life-learning at no additional charge. The course teaches the Kolb model for constructing essays which demonstrate college-level learning garnered from life experiences. Essays, as well as materials collected from personal and professional training, are carefully evaluated by qualified faculty to determine credit awards.

Professional Studies students who don't take the class may still submit personal and professional training for credit, and are charged $75 per hour for any prior learning credit awarded.

Detailed policies and procedures for Prior Learning credit are described in the Prior Learning Credit Guide available from the department.