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

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/CourseSource/Partner# of creditsContact, (856) 227-7200
Respiratory TherapyRutgers University SHRP33Math, Science and Health Careers,
ext. 4468
Culinary Certificate CUL.CACE.TRD 050 Culinary Arts/Restaurant Operationsup to 12Math, Science and Health Careers, ext. 4468
Health Science HSC.AASCE.TRD 030 Certified Registered Medical Assistantup to 22Math, Science and Health Careers, ext. 4468
Health Science HSC.AASCooper University Hospital/ Radiography22Math, Science and Health Careers, ext. 4468

Health Science HSC.AASCE.TRD 070 Dialysis Technicianup to 28Math, Science and Health Careers, ext. 4468
Health Science HSC.AASVaried Allied Health ProgramsVariedMath, Science and Health Careers, ext. 4468
Veterinary Technology ASC.AASCE.PRO 122  Veterinary Exam Room AssistantASC-106 Office Procedures for Veterinary Technicians (2 cr)Math, Science and Health Careers, ext. 4468
Preschool Teacher Education PTE.AASChild Development Associateup to 9 creditsLisa Zappetti, ext. 4280
Human Services HSR.ASChild Protective Services I and IIup to 12 creditsFatemah Sedighi, ext. 4535
LPN / ALH-122 Certified Nurse AidCNA – Certified Nursing Assistant4Math, Science and Health Careers, ext. 4468
Management/Business
Paraprofessional 
ManagementLife Experience3 or 6 Paraprofessional creditsBusiness, Computers and Technical Studies, ext. 4420
Technical Studies. TES.AASNJPLACE CE.TRD 160 Electrical CE.TRD 190 HVAC CE.TRD 170 Plumbing
up to 29Business, Computers and Technical Studies, ext. 4420
Health and Physical Education creditDD214 showing honorable discharge6Veterans Affairs, ext. 4441
HPE-180 Community CPR/American Red Cross  or HPE-181 Basic Life Support (BLS) – “C” Course – AHACPR certification (American Red Cross or American Heart) with expiration no sooner than 6 months from credit  request1Records and Registration, ext. 4384
CIM.CT CIM.AASCE.MFG 015 Industrial Automation Projects StudyCIM-211 PLC Programming (4 cr)Business, Computers and Technical Studies, ext. 4420
CAM.CA CIM.AASCE.MFG 003 CNC Operations, CE.MFG 004 CNC Programming and CE.MFG 005 MasterCAM Mill Level ICIM-221 CNC Programming and CAM (4 cr)Business, Computers and Technical Studies, ext. 4420
CAM.CA CIM.AASCE.MFG 006 MasterCAM Mill Level II and CE.MFG 018 MasterCAM LatheCIM-222 Advanced CNC Programming and CAM (3 cr)Business, Computers and Technical Studies, ext. 4420
CAM.CA CIM.AAS CAD.AASCE.MFG 008 CNC Programming Project StudyCIM-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 totalBusiness, Computers and Technical Studies, ext. 4420
CST.CT CST.AAS MCSA/CCNAMust pass: 1 Microsoft test 70-410 1 CompTIA test N10-005 1 Cisco test 100-101 or 200-120 At CCC, CE.BUN 011CST-106 Microcomputer Oper Systems II/Serv Sys (3 cr) CST-102 Intro to Networking and
CST-201 Advanced  Networking (3 cr) – 9 credits totalBusiness, Computers and Technical Studies, ext. 4420
CST.CT CST.AAS MCSAMust pass: 1 Microsoft test 70-410 At CCC, CE.CST 074CST-106 Microcomputer Oper Systems II/Serv Sys (3 cr)Business, Computers and Technical Studies, ext. 4420
CST.CT CST.AASSupport Specialist (TSS) Must pass: 1 Microsoft test 70-687 1 CompTIA test N10-005 1 CompTIA test 220-802   CE.BUN.002 Technology Support SpecialistCST-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 totalBusiness, Computers and Technical Studies ext. 4420
CST.CT CST.AAS CCNAMust pass 1 Cisco test 100-101 or 200-120 At CCC, CE.CST 067CST-102 Intro to Networking (3 cr) and CST-201 Advanced Networking (3 cr) – 6 credits totalBusiness, Computers and Technical Studies, ext. 4420
CST.CT
CST.AASA+ Must pass: 1 CompTIA test 220-802 At CCC, CE.CST 012   —   Network+ Must pass: 1 CompTIA test N10-005 At CCC, CE.CST 008CST-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: 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.