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Introduction to Prior Learning Assessment explains how to earn college credit for what one already knows and can validly document. In this course, students discover how learning gained from work and life experiences could potentially earn college credit. The course covers the background of prior learning assessment (PLA), learning styles, PLA options, and factors leading to program success. Students analyze their own background and experience to determine whether pursuing the PLA option might fit their goals. By successfully completing this course, students will have a better idea of the next steps to take and the ways PLA can expedite their degree.
Advisory: It is recommended that all students who are interested in pursuing portfolio development and prior learning assessment take this course, unless they have already successfully completed a PLA course. Success in this course will depend partly on how well the student expresses him/herself. Therefore, students are strongly advised to have taken ENC-101: English Composition I and ENC-102: English Composition II (or their equivalents) before taking this introduction to prior learning assessment.
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