Credit for Prior Learning
Credit for Prior Learning grants college credit toward an associate degree or technical diploma for knowledge or skills you have gained that directly relate to your program. Previous knowledge and skills may be the result of work or volunteer experiences, certifications, apprenticeships, military training, extensive self-instruction, or professional development. Credit for Prior Learning affords you the opportunity to accelerate the completion of your educational goals.
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Transferring in credits from other learning environments is common at CVTC. You can transfer in credits from courses taken in high school, by taking an exam, or through apprenticeship training or work experience. Your credits can come from a variety of places, but at least 25% of them must be earned through graded coursework at CVTC.
Transfer in Credits
The Youth Options program allows public high school juniors and seniors who meet certain requirements to take courses at CVTC. Approved courses count toward high school graduation and college credit. The school board must pay for any course (including tuition, books, and fees) that is taken for high school credit and that is not comparable to a course offered in the school district.
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Your students are eligible if you are a public high school, and the student has completed 10th grade with good academic standing, met any course prerequisites, has written approval from a parent or guardian, and has no history of disciplinary problems.
- By March 1 for the fall semester
- By October 1 for the spring semester
Credit for Prior Learning Information Sessions
These sessions cover the “nuts and bolts” of CVTC’s Credit for Prior Learning program. You will find out more about what it is, how it works, resources that are available, and what you will need to do on your end to attain college credit for your previous knowledge.
Come and learn how you can get started on a path to save money and time, and earn your college degree or technical diploma. Both sessions cover the same information and are hosted by our Credit for Prior Learning Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org.
All sessions are free and there is no registration required.
There are no sessions scheduled at this time.