Credit for Prior Learning
You can earn credit for the skills and knowledge that you already have through a variety of test-out options that NTC offers.
Whether your prior learning occurred on the job, in your personal life or through military experience, you have the opportunity to put your knowledge to the test. It’s possible to earn up to 75% of the credit needed to complete an associate degree, technical diploma, or certificate. However, a minimum of 25% of program degree credits must be directly earned through graded coursework at NTC for graduation.
Benefits of Credit for Prior Learning
Applying for credit for prior learning instead of taking a class is beneficial because it will allow you to:
Earn credits at a fraction of the cost of standard tuition.
Earn your degree faster by demonstrating prior learning and eliminating the need to enroll in and complete every course in your program.
Keep Coursework Relevant
Advance your learning by enhancing the skills that you have acquired and knowledge that you have gained, rather than reviewing the things you already know.
Types of Credit for Prior Learning
There are several ways to obtain credit for prior learning: