Credit for Prior Learning Courses

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Credit for Prior Learning Courses

Credit for life and work experience may be awarded in subject areas where KVCC offers similar or equivalent courses or curricula. Over 100 courses offering Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) are listed by departments.

Some courses have not been identified as offering PLA and may be available for evaluation on an individual basis. Please contact the PLA Office at 488-4873 if you do not see the course you are interested in listed on the website. Courses Listings are subject to change.

Click on the column header to review a course or PLA option description.

Accounting

Course Certificate Evaluation Portfolio Proficiency Exam CLEP Exam DANTES Exam AP Exam
ACC 100 X   X      
ACC 101   X   X    
ACC 102   X        
ACC 103   X        
ACC 105   X        
ACC 108   X        
ACC 109   X        
ACC 202   X        
ACC 203   X        
ACC 204   X        
ACC 205   X        
ACC 211   X        
ACC 220   X     X  

Automotive

Automotive credit awarded for the Master Automobile Technician (ASE) certificate. Contact the PLA Director for additional information

Course Certificate Evaluation Portfolio Proficiency Exam CLEP Exam DANTES Exam AP Exam
AUTO 112 X          
AUTO 120 X          
AUTO 121 X          
AUTO 130 X          
AUTO 135 X          
AUTO 140 X          
AUTO 141 X          
AUTO 151 X          
AUTO 153 X          
AUTO 161 X          
AUTO 170 X          
AUTO 278 X          

Biology

Course Certificate Evaluation Portfolio Proficiency Exam CLEP Exam DANTES Exam AP Exam
BIO 100       X   X
BIO 101       X    

Business

Course Certificate Evaluation Portfolio Proficiency Exam CLEP Exam DANTES Exam AP Exam
BUS 100     X      
BUS 101 X X     X  
BUS 102   X X   X  
BUS 103 X     X    
BUS 105   X X X    
BUS 109 X          
BUS 111 X          
BUS 160 X X        
BUS 201 X X   X    
BUS 203 X X        
BUS 206       X X  
BUS 207 X X   X X  
BUS 212       X X  
BUS 215 X X        
BUS 244 X X        
BUS 263 X X     X  
BUS 278 X        

Chemistry

Course Certificate Evaluation Portfolio Proficiency Exam CLEP Exam DANTES Exam AP Exam
CHM 099     X      
CHM 100*   X X     X
CHM 110*   X X      
CHM 120*   X X X    
CHM 130*   X X X    
CHM 220*   X X      
CHM 250   X        

In addition to the portfolio, CHM 250 students must also demonstrate the ability to work with IR, GC, HPLC and UV instruments in the lab.

*You must complete both a portfolio for the lab portion and a proficiency exam for the theory portion to earn credit. Contact the PLA Director for additional information.

Communication

Course Certificate Evaluation Portfolio Proficiency Exam CLEP Exam DANTES Exam AP Exam
COM 101 X X     X  
COM 201   X        
COM 203            

COM 101 students submitting a portfolio will also be required to perform one speech. Students may also complete the Dale Carnegie certificate to receive COM 101 credit.

COM 201 students must have completed SPH 101 or have equivalent experience before submitting a portfolio. Contact the PLA Director for additional information.

COM 203 students please contact the PLA Director for a consultation.

Drafting

Course Certificate Evaluation Portfolio Proficiency Exam CLEP Exam DANTES Exam AP Exam
DRFT 100     X      
DRFT 101   X        
DRFT 102   X X      
DRFT 105     X      
DRFT 113     X      
DRFT 115   X        
DRFT 150     X      
DRFT 155 X          
DRFT 205   X        
DRFT 250   X X      
DRFT 255 X          
DRFT 278   X        

DRFT 101 Please submit a resume indicating your work place history.

DRFT 102 Students will need to submit a portfolio and pass a performance exam.

DRFT 155 Current version of Level 2 Autocad certificate.

DRFT 250 students will need to submit a portfolio and pass a performance exam (Pro-E Stryker).

DRFT 255 Current Inventor certificate

Economics

Course Certificate Evaluation Portfolio Proficiency Exam CLEP Exam DANTES Exam AP Exam
ECO 201       X    
ECO 202       X    

Electrical

Course Certificate Evaluation Portfolio Proficiency Exam CLEP Exam DANTES Exam AP Exam
ELT 102     Pending      
Other Electrical classes see PLA advisor and instructor.

English

Course Certificate Evaluation Portfolio Proficiency Exam CLEP Exam DANTES Exam AP Exam
ENG 110       X    
ENG 111       X    
ENG 127         X  
ENG 201       X    
ENG 202       X    
ENG 203       X    
ENG 204       X    

Fire Science

Course Certificate Evaluation Portfolio Proficiency Exam CLEP Exam DANTES Exam AP Exam
FIRE 102 X          
FIRE 110 X X        
FIRE 111 X X        
FIRE 112 X X        
FIRE 210 X X        
FIRE 211 X X        
FIRE 212 X X        

FIRE 102 You must complete the Fire Fighting II certificate.

History

Course Certificate Evaluation Portfolio Proficiency Exam CLEP Exam DANTES Exam AP Exam
HRY 100       X    
HRY 101       X    
HRY 102       X    
HRY 103       X    

HVAC

Course Certificate Evaluation Portfolio Proficiency Exam CLEP Exam DANTES Exam AP Exam
HVAC 125 X          

HVAC - Portfolio and/or exam w/ instructor approval.

Machine Tool Technology

Course Certificate Evaluation Portfolio Proficiency Exam CLEP Exam DANTES Exam AP Exam
MACH 101     X      
MACH 103     X      
MACH 105     X      
MACH 220     X      
MACH 221     X      
MACH 230     X      
MACH 240     X      

MACH 103 You must complete an interview and a series of seven lab tests.

MACH 105 You must complete an interview and lab exam.

MACH 220 You must complete an interview.

Material Science

Course Certificate Evaluation Portfolio Proficiency Exam CLEP Exam DANTES Exam AP Exam
MSM 102     X      
MSM 120     X      

Mathematics

Course Certificate Evaluation Portfolio Proficiency Exam CLEP Exam DANTES Exam AP Exam
MATH-Calculus         X  
MATH-Col Alg/Trig         X  
MATH-Col Math         X  
MATH 150         X  
MATH 152         X  
MATH 156         X  

Psychology

Course Certificate Evaluation Portfolio Proficiency Exam CLEP Exam DANTES Exam AP Exam
PSY 150       X    
PSY 160       X X  
PSY 260       X    

Sociology

Course Certificate Evaluation Portfolio Proficiency Exam CLEP Exam DANTES Exam AP Exam
SOC 102       X    

Welding

Welding - See PLA advisor and instructor.

Wellness and Physical Education

Course Certificate Evaluation Portfolio Proficiency Exam CLEP Exam DANTES Exam AP Exam
WPE 101         X  
WPE 112 X          
WPE 162 X          
WPE 170 X          
WPE 176 X          
WPE 270 X