Prior Learning Assessment Network
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Introducing PLAN, Mountwest’s Prior LearningAssessment Network. We’re a dedicated team ready to assist you in exploring how your life experiences can count toward a rewarding college degree.
Mountwest Community and Technical College provides students with the opportunity to earn credit through non-traditional avenues, often called “Credit for Prior Learning.”
Prior Learning is learning that may have taken place in other settings of your life, perhaps during military service, independent studies you have taken, volunteer or community service, on-the-job training, or industry certifications and licenses you’ve achieved.
Any of these could qualify as college level learning – and could qualify you for college credit. You could possibly shorten the requirements for your degree by demonstrating that you qualify for Credit for Prior Learning.
How do I find out if my Prior Learning Experience counts for college credit?
You can demonstrate your college-level knowledge by providing documentation of successful prior testing, in the form of an experience portfolio, or by taking College Course Challenge Exams or standardized tests.
How do I get started?
Contact the Mountwest Prior Learning Specialists.
Title IX Coordinator
Prior Learning Specialist
Prior Learning Assessment (PLA), also known as Credit for Prior Learning, is divided into three categories: Provide It. Pass It. Prove It.