Professional Training Assessment

Oakton awards credit for college-level learning for noncredit courses, continuing education, workshops, professional training/licensing.

Download the Student Application for Prior Learning Assessment Credit (PDF format). 

Credits Earned at Institutions not Accredited by Regional Accrediting Associations

Credits applicable and up-to-date for a student’s curriculum which were earned at an institution that is not accredited by a regional accrediting association are conditionally accepted at the time of admission at the recommendation of the program or department chair, and dean of the division. Final acceptance of such credits is granted when the student has earned a minimum of six credits in college-level courses at Oakton with a grade of C or higher, and when the credits have been validated by appropriate College personnel.

Credit for Previous High School Courses

Through the North Suburban Educational Region for Vocational Education (NSERVE), the College has articulation agreements with area high schools allowing students to receive proficiency credits for work completed in high school that is deemed equivalent to certain Oakton courses. Agreements exist currently in accounting, automotive technology, computer office technology, early childhood education, electronics technology, graphic arts (desktop publishing), health occupations, machine technology, and mechanical design (CAD). Other disciplines are being considered. (No additional fees are charged for articulated credit.)

Credit through American Council on Education/College Credit Recommendation Service (ACE/CCRS)

Credit may be awarded for previous noncredit learning experiences taken through an organization or agency recognized through the ACE/CCRS. Contact Academic Advising at 847.635.1741 for information about submitting documentation.

Credit for Completion of Approved Apprenticeship On-the-Job Training Experience

Credit for completion of an approved apprenticeship on-the-job training experience in fields in which the college offers a curriculum may be awarded upon the recommendation of the program or department chair and the dean of the division. Such proficiency credits are applicable only to the specific program(s) to which these credits relate.

Credit through Oakton Faculty Affirmation of Prior Learning through Student Attainment of Bachelor’s Degree

Credit for successful completion of a course may be awarded upon the recommendation of the program or department chair and the dean of the division when the student has the knowledge and skills of an Oakton course or courses through the awarding of a bachelor’s degree from an institution that does not require a course comparable to the Oakton course or the awarding of proficiency credit by another institution.

Credit through Oakton Faculty Affirmation of Prior Learning from Noncredit Courses, Continuing Education, Professional Training, Licensing, or Proficiency Awarded by Another Institution

Credit for successful completion of a course may be awarded upon the recommendation of the program or department chair and the dean of the division when the student provides evidence of successful completion of a noncredit course or courses, continuing education, professional training, licensing, or proficiency awarded by another institution that demonstrates the student has acquired the knowledge, skill, and behavior commensurate with successful completion (grades of A, B or C) of an Oakton course or courses.

Credit through Oakton Faculty Affirmation of Prior Learning through Successful Completion of Higher Level Course in Sequence

Credit for successful completion of a lower level course in a sequence may be awarded upon the recommendation of the program or department chair and the dean of the division when successful completion of a higher level course in a sequence demonstrates the student has acquired the knowledge, skill, and behavior commensurate with successful completion (grades of A, B, or C) of the lower level course in the sequence.

 

For more information about credit for prior learning experiences, contact Advising Services at 847.635.1700.

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