Credit for Life & Work Experience

Credit for Prior Learning Program 

This program is designed to offer the adult learner an opportunity to apply learning earned through life and work experiences toward graduation. Individuals may receive college credit for prior learning experiences from a variety of work, military, volunteer, and other activities. These non-college activities must be evaluated to determine if college credit may be granted. The process may require students to enroll in the ASC 180 Prior Learning Assessment portfolio course. For specific questions, contact an academic counselor.

Credit for Apprenticeship Training 

Individuals who have completed a United States Department of Labor (USDOL) approved apprenticeship training program of at least 6,000 hours, including a minimum of 400 related study hours, qualify for advanced standing in the Technical Studies-Journeyworker Track program. This flexible program provides students the opportunity to earn an Associate in Applied Science degree by receiving 32 college credits for their apprenticeship training and completing 32 additional credits in general education and technical/business emphasis. Students will work with an advisor to design their own plan of study based on their personal career goals. For further information, see the Technical Studies – Journeyworker information in the curriculum section of this catalog and contact 1-800-342-4325, ext. 3-2257.