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Credit for Prior Learning

Students attending Camden County College may earn college credit for a variety of learning experiences that were achieved outside of the traditional college setting, including advanced high school courses, military experience, work experience, non-credit certifications, foreign language skills, etc.  

 

Students who wish to achieve credit this way should determine the credits needed to finish their degree at Camden County College and how their prior learning experiences may satisfy some of the courses they are required to take.  


Please note: Institutions accept/evaluate prior learning based on institutional policy, thus it is important to check with your intended transfer institution regarding transferability.


There are 4 pathways to obtaining credit for life experience
at Camden County College:


Standardized Tests


Military Experience Evaluations


National Agency Evaluations


Credit by
Assessment
 
 CLEP American Council on Education (ACE)  American Council on Education (ACE)    Credit by Exam
 DANTES DD214 presented for 6 credits in Health and Physical Education National College Credit Recommendation Service (formerly National PONSI) Student Portfolio

 


Established and routine credits awarded by CCC:

 


CCC Program/Course


Source/Partner


# of credits


Contact, 
(856)
227-7200

Respiratory Therapy

Rutgers University SHRP

33

Math, Science and Health Careers,
ext. 4468

Culinary Certificate CUL.CA
CE.TRD 050 Culinary Arts/Restaurant Operations
up to 12
Math, Science and Health Careers,           ext. 4468
Health Science HSC.AAS
CE.TRD 030 Certified Registered Medical Assistant
up to 22
Math, Science and Health Careers,          ext. 4468

Health Science HSC.AAS

Cooper University Hospital/ Radiography

22

Math, Science and Health Careers,
ext. 4468

Health Science HSC.AAS

CE.TRD 070 Dialysis Technician

up to 28

Math, Science and Health Careers,
ext. 4468

Health Science HSC.AAS

Varied Allied Health Programs

Varied

Math, Science and Health Careers,
ext. 4468

Veterinary Technology ASC.AAS

CE.PRO 122  Veterinary Exam Room Assistant

ASC-106 Office Procedures for Veterinary Technicians (2 cr)

Math, Science and Health Careers,
ext. 4468

Preschool Teacher Education PTE.AAS

Child Development Associate

up to 9 credits

Lisa Zappetti,
ext. 4280

Human Services HSR.AS

Child Protective Services I and II

up to 12 credits

Fatemah Sedighi,
ext. 4535

LPN / ALH-122 Certified Nurse Aid

CNA - Certified Nursing Assistant

4

Math, Science and Health Careers, ext. 4468

Management/Business
Paraprofessional 
Management

Life Experience

3 or 6 Paraprofessional 
credits

Business, Computers and Technical  

Studies, ext. 4420

Technical Studies

TES.AAS

NJPLACE

CE.TRD 160 Electrical

CE.TRD 190 HVAC

CE.TRD 170 Plumbing

up to 29

Business, Computers and Technical Studies, ext. 4420

Health and Physical Education credit

DD214 showing honorable discharge

  6


Veterans Affairs, ext. 4441

HPE-180 Community 
CPR/American Red Cross  or HPE-181 Basic Life Support (BLS) - "C" Course - AHA

CPR certification (American Red Cross or American Heart) with expiration no sooner than 6 months from credit  request

  1


Records and Registration,
ext. 4384

CIM.CT
CIM.AAS

CE.MFG 015 Industrial Automation Projects Study

CIM-211 PLC Programming (4 cr) Business, Computers and Technical Studies,
ext. 4420
CAM.CA
CIM.AAS
CE.MFG 003 CNC Operations, CE.MFG 004 CNC Programming and CE.MFG 005 MasterCAM Mill Level I
CIM-221 CNC Programming and CAM (4 cr) Business, Computers and Technical Studies,
ext. 4420
CAM.CA
CIM.AAS
CE.MFG 006 MasterCAM Mill Level II and CE.MFG 018 MasterCAM Lathe
CIM-222 Advanced CNC Programming and CAM (3 cr) Business, Computers and Technical Studies,
ext. 4420
CAM.CA
CIM.AAS
CAD.AAS
CE.MFG 008 CNC Programming Project Study

CIM-101 Machine Shop Practices (3 cr), CIM-221 CNC Programming and CAM (4 cr), CIM-222 Advanced CNC Programming and CAM (3 cr)and CAD-206 Solids Modeling: Solids Works (3 cr)

13 credits total

Business, Computers and Technical Studies,
ext. 4420
CST.CT
CST.AAS

MCSA/CCNA

Must pass:

1 Microsoft test 70-410

1 CompTIA test N10-005

1 Cisco test 100-101 or 200-120

At CCC, CE.BUN 011

CST-106 Microcomputer Oper Systems II/Serv Sys (3 cr)

CST-102 Intro to Networking and
CST-201 Advanced 

Networking (3 cr)

- 9 credits total

Business, Computers and Technical Studies,
ext. 4420
CST.CT
CST.AAS

MCSA

Must pass:

1 Microsoft test 70-410

At CCC, CE.CST 074

CST-106 Microcomputer Oper Systems II/Serv Sys (3 cr)

Business, Computers and Technical Studies,
ext. 4420
CST.CT
CST.AAS

Support Specialist (TSS)

Must pass:

1 Microsoft test 70-687

1 CompTIA test N10-005

1 CompTIA test 220-802

 

CE.BUN.002 Technology Support Specialist

 

CST-103 Microcomputer Oper Systems I/Workstation (3 cr), CST-102 Intro to Networking (3 cr) and CST-109 Building, Upgrading and Repairing Personal Computers (3 cr) – 9 credits total

Business, Computers and Technical Studies
ext. 4420
CST.CT
CST.AAS

CCNA

Must pass

1 Cisco test 100-101 or 200-120

At CCC, CE.CST 067

CST-102 Intro to Networking (3 cr) and CST-201 Advanced Networking (3 cr) – 6 credits total Business, Computers and Technical Studies,
ext. 4420

CST.CT
CST.AAS

 

 

 

 

 

 

A+

Must pass:

1 CompTIA test 220-802

At CCC, CE.CST 012

 


 

Network+

Must pass:

1 CompTIA test N10-005

At CCC, CE.CST 008

CST-109 Building, Upgrading and Repairing Personal Computers (3 cr)

 


 

CST-102 Intro to Networking (3 cr)

Business, Computers and Technical Studies,
ext. 4420

 

 

 

 

 



1. Standardized tests in specific subjects that are recognized by Colleges nationwide:

College Level Examination Program – CLEP offers exams in five subject areas, covering material taught in courses that you may generally take in your first two years of college. Most CLEP exams are designed to correspond to one-semester courses, although some correspond to full-year or two-year courses.

Contact: CCC Testing Center, 227-7200,ext. 4710.

Fee: $80 Test + $15 administration fee = $95 (Must be separate payments)

CLEP at CCC   Register


DANTES Subject Standardized Tests (DSST) - The program is an extensive series of examinations in college subject areas that are comparable to the final or end-of-course examinations in undergraduate college courses. 

Contact: CCC Testing Center, 227-7200,ext. 4710

Fee: $80 Test + 15 Administration fee = $95 (Must be separate payments)

DANTES at CCC 

Registration Guidelines   Registration Form

 

Advanced Placement (AP) – Students who have taken an AP course and passed the test with the required score needed in one of the approved subject areas may submit official documentation for credit.

Contact: CCC Testing Center, 227-7200,ext. 4710.

Fee: No CCC fee

Request official test scores be sent to Camden County College, Testing Center, PO Box 200, Blackwood, NJ 08012

 

2. American Council on Education (ACE) evaluations of Military Experience – Students who have served in the military may receive 6 credits for Basic Training and additional credits based on their occupation-specific training as indicated on the DD214 and official transcript. Credits will be granted according to the American Council on Education (ACE) guidelines.

Contact: Zaida Nogue, (856) 227-7200, ext. 4441

Fee for 6 credits awarded for Basic Training: No CCC Fee

Fee for evaluation of coursework taken in the Armed Services: $40 for evaluation + $10 per credit granted.

CCC Military Guidelines Form

 

3. National Agencies established to evaluate non-collegiate training for credit.

ACE(American Council on Education) - ACE CREDIT was established in 1974 to connect workplace learning with colleges and universities by helping adults gain academic credit for formal courses and examinations taken outside of traditional degree programs. Visit http://www.acenet.edu/higher-education/topics/Pages/Transcript-Services.aspx to search for a specific course or exam and the equivalencies.  An official transcript must be sent to Records and Registration, Camden County College, PO Box 200, Blackwood, NJ 08012.

Contact: Records and Registration, (856)  227-7200, ext. 4384,www.acenet.edu   

Fee:$40 for evaluation + $10 per credit granted


National College Credit Recommendation Service– Since 1973, National CCRS (formerly National PONSI) has been evaluating training and education programs offered outside of the traditional college classroom setting and translating them into college credit equivalencies. Visit http://www.nationalccrs.org/ccr/ to search for a specific course or exam and the equivalencies. An official transcript must be sent to Records and Registration, Camden County College, PO Box 200, Blackwood, NJ 08012.

Contact: Records and Registration, (856) 227-7200, ext. 4384  

Fee:$40 for evaluation + $10 per credit granted

 

4. Credit by Assessment: Camden County College's evaluation of life experience credit, which applies to CCC degrees but will be assessed separately by your intended transfer institution.

 

Credit by Exam  – If there is no standardized test for a subject in which you have prior knowledge, you may contact the appropriate academic divisions regarding the possibility of taking a CCC exam for credit.


Contact:

    Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, 227-7200 ext. 4448

    Business, Computers and Technical Studies, 227-7200 ext. 4420

    Math, Science and Health Careers, 227-7200 ext. 4468

Final results must be submitted to Records and Registration.


Fee: $40 per exam


Student Portfolio – If you have a variety of experience from many sources, you may want to complete a portfolio documenting how your life experience has equated to the successful completion of specific course/courses at CCC. Portfolio reviews will be assigned to a faculty member from the appropriate academic division.


Contact:

    Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, 227-7200 ext. 4448

    Business, Computers and Technical Studies, 227-7200 ext. 4420

    Math, Science and Health Careers, 227-7200 ext. 4468

Final results must be submitted to Records and Registration.


Fee: $40 for evaluation + $10 per credit granted  


CCC is a member of NJPLAN, a consortium of New Jersey colleges and universities providing an opportunity for students to earn credit toward their degrees through prior learning assessment (PLA). Visit NJPLAN.org or view the agreement here.


See charts above for established and routine credit awarded by CCC through the process of Credit by Assessment.