Credit for Prior Learning


Many colleges and universities evaluate the college-level knowledge and skills an individual has gained outside of the classroom for college credit. This evaluation is called Credit for Prior Learning.

There are many programs and services available to help you earn credit for your workplace training, military service, and other experiential learning and apply it to a degree program. Examples of prior learning include:

  • Workplace training
  • Military training and service
  • Independent study
  • Professional certifications · Examinations (national exams, such as AP, IB, CLEP, DSST, and UExcel exams)
  • Civic activities
  • Volunteer service

Earning college credit through CPL can help you:

  • Save time and money—shorten your time to obtain your degree and lower the cost of tuition.
  • Accelerate your academic progress—take higher-level courses sooner.
  • Develop your resume—demonstrate to employers that your prior learning adds valuable skills.

*Information provided by the American Council on Education

Medical Laboratory Technology
Certification A-B Tech Equivalent
Phlebotomy Certificate (12 credits)
or
Certification by either national professional organization
MLT-252

 

 

Nursing
Certification A-B Tech Equivalent
Admission to Advanced Placement Option of Associate Degree Nursing (AND) NUR-111
NUR-112
NUR-114
NUR-117
Aviation Management and Career Pilot Technology
Certification A-B Tech Equivalent
FAA Private Pilot Certificate AER-110 (3 credits)
AER-150 (3 credits)
AER-151 (1 credit)
FAA Instrument Rating AER-160 (3 credits)
AER-161 (2 credits)
FAA Comercial Pilot Certificate AER-170 (3 credits)
AER-171 (3 credits)

 

 

Information Technology: Information Systems

Information Technology: Network Management

Information Technology: Software & Web Development

Information Technology: Systems Security

Certification A-B Tech Equivalent
MOS Word, Excel, PowerPoint (2016 or later version) CIS-110
Network+ and Security+ CTI-120
A+ CTS-120
Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) NET-125
NET-126
NET-225
CWNA NET-175

Linux+
Red Hat Certified Technician
Red Hat Certified Engineer

NOS-120
Linux/LPIC-1 NOS-120
Modern Desktop Administrator (MD) via MD-100 Windows 10 and MD-101: Managing Modern Desktops NOS-130
Any of the following: CompTIA Security+, CompTIA SMSP, CCIA, CHFI, GCIH, GSEC, or GISP SEC-110

 

41 credits total
Emergency Medical Science
Certification A-B Tech Equivalent
Certified Non-Degree Paramedics EMS-110
EMS-120
EMS-121
EMS-130
EMS-131
EMS-210
EMS-220
EMS-221
EMS-231
EMS-240
EMS-241
EMS-250
EMS-260
EMS-270

 

 

Criminal Justice 
Certification A-B Tech Equivalent
Basic Law Enforcement Training Certification (19 credits) CJC-121
CJC-131
CJC-132
CJC-221
CJC-231
WNC Law Enforcement Leadership Academy CJC-111 Intro to Criminal Justice (3)
CJC-221 Investigative Principles (4)
CJC-231 Constitutional Law (3)
CJC-255 Issues in Criminal Justice Application (3)

 

32 credits total
Cosmetology
Certification A-B Tech Equivalent
NC Cosmetologist License COS-111
COS-112
COS-113
COS-114
COS-115
COS-116

 

 

Culinary Arts
Certification A-B Tech Equivalent
ServSafe Certification CUL-110