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 a Non-Regionally Accredited or Non-Recognized Institution

Applicable, up-to-date credits for a student’s curriculum earned at a regionally unaccredited institution are conditionally accepted at the time of admission at the recommendation of the program or department chair and the dean of the division. Final acceptance of such credits is granted after the student has earned a minimum of six credits in college-level courses at Oakton with a grade of C or higher, and when credits from the non-accredited or non-recognized institutions have been validated by appropriate college personnel.

Credit for Previous High School Courses

Credit for previous high school coursework can be awarded when the College has an official articulation agreement with the school or vocational education regional delivery system. To receive such credits, a student must comply with all requirements encompassed in the articulation agreement. 

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

Credit for previous noncredit learning experiences taken through an organization or agency recognized through the American Council on Education/College Credit Recommendation Service may be awarded when the student presents evidence of successful completion of such learning experiences, consistent with the requirements of the ACE/CCRS program.

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.

Credit through Proficiency as Determined through ROADMath (Oakton’s Developmental Math Courses)

Credit for successful completion of a mathematics course or courses may be awarded in consistency with the ROADMath policies and practices for developmental mathematics.

 

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

Find out about transferring credit from a U.S. or foreign college or university.