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 transfer-ability.

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

Standardized Tests

CLEP

DANTES

Military Experience Evaluations

American Council on Education (ACE)

DD214 presented for 6 credits in Health and Physical Education

National Agency Evaluations

American Council on Education (ACE)

National College Credit Recommendation Service (formerly National PONSI)

Credit by Assessment

Credit by Exam

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, (856) 227-7200,ext. 4710.

Fee: Effective 7/1/17 $85 Test + $15 administration fee = $100
$85 test fee is paid directly to College Board.
$15 Administrative Fee is paid to Camden County College.

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.

 

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 www.acenet.edu 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 www.nationalccrs.org 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.

5. Credit for Advanced Placement 

Click here for more details on score requirements and credits awarded by CCC.