Other Options for College Credit

National & Local Evaluations of Training

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American Council on Education (ACE) Guide to the Evaluation of Educational Experiences in the Armed Forces: 

The American Council on Education (ACE) reviews military training schoolhouses for the purposes of recommending postsecondary credit.  For service members who completed formal courses offered by the armed forces, the credit recommendations appear on your Joint Services Transcripts. 

Speak with an advisor at your institution to learn more about how your institution evaluates Joint Services Transcripts and awards credit.

All approved colleges and programs have a VA Certifying Official who can assist veterans and service member students in exploring your educational options. To find the VA Certifying Official at your college, go to the federal WEAMS Institution Search.

Learn more by visiting the ACE website:  http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Military-Guide-Online.aspx#

American Council on Education - National Guide to College Credit for Workforce Training:  

The American Council on Education (ACE) assesses non-collegiate instructional programs such as the formal courses some organizations provide their employees, and makes credit recommendations.  If you completed a formal course or exam offered at your workplace, and your organization participates in the ACE’s College Credit Recommendation Service, you can request a copy of your transcript from your organization. If those credit recommendations are equivalent to a course in your college’s program, you may be eligible for credit.

Learn more about the National Guide to College Credt for Workforce Training by visiting the ACE website:  http://www2.acenet.edu/credit/?fuseaction=browse.main&firstLetter=P

National College Credit Recommendation Service (NCCRS) & NOCTI

NCCRS provides college credit recommendations for training and education programs offered outside the college classroom, based upon a thorough review by discipline-specific faculty. Formerly known as PONSI, NCCRS collaborates with NOCTI to evaluate non-collegiate training 

and education programs for college credit equivalencies. Experienced industry experts and professors evaluate the rigor of the NOCTI assessments to translate the content into college credit equivalencies.

Locally-Evaluated Industry and Workplace Credit:

Program evaluations of non-collegiate instructional programs may be done by individual colleges.  The types of programs evaluated are industry certifications, professional licensures, apprenticeships, and other local workplace trainings that demonstrate the competencies required for completion of degree or certificate programs. Industry certifications earned through non-credit courses can create a pathway to additional certificates or a degree. For example, Cisco CCNA, Network +, and Microsoft are just a few of the many other certifications that link to a more advanced course of study, saving you time and money toward your degree. By continuing on the pathway to a certificate or degree program, your training responds to the expectation of the workplace. Each milestone achieved in education adds to career advancement and learning potential.