Prior Learning Assessment

NC State can evaluate the knowledge and skills you have gained outside of the classroom for college credit. This evaluation is called Prior Learning Assessment (PLA). Earning college credit through PLA can help you:

  • Save Time. It can shorten your time to graduate.
  • Save Money. Less time can mean lower tuition costs.
  • Develop Your Resume. You can demonstrate to employers that your prior learning adds value to your skill set.

This program is especially well suited for veterans and the estimated 36 million Americans with some college course work, but no degree. For these students, PLA acknowledges prior learning, cuts the time required to complete a degree, and avoids unnecessary replication of coursework.

Get the credit you deserve, apply today.

Prior Learning Assessment Crosswalk

Business/Accounting

Certification: Certified Bookkeeper (AIPB)
Course: ACCT 1010
Course Title: Personal Finance
: No
: No
Certification: Certified Bookkeeper (AIPB)
Course: ACCT 1052
Course Title: Computerized Accounting
: No
: No
Certification: Certified Bookkeeper (AIPB)
Course: ACCT 1070
Course Title: Payroll Accounting
: No
: No
Certification: Certified Bookkeeper (AIPB)
Course: ACCT 1090
Course Title: Certified Bookkeeper Prep
: No
: No
Certification: Certified Bookkeeper (AIPB)
Course: ACCT 2012
Course Title: Taxation
: No
: No
Certification: Certified Bookkeeper (AIPB)
Course: CISS 1220
Course Title: Microsoft Word
: No
: No
Certification: Certified Bookkeeper (AIPB)
Course: CISS 1280
Course Title: Microsoft Excel
: No
: No
Certification: Project Management Professional (PMP) (PMI)
Course: BUSM 1260
Course Title: Project Management
: No
: No

Criminal Justice

Certification: Instructor 80 hrs Instructional Skills (OPOTA)
Course: COMM 1010
Course Title: Speech
: No
: No
Certification: Corrections Academy Certification (OPOTA)
Course: CRMJ 2130
Course Title: Community Based Corrections
: No
: No
Certification: Corrections Academy Certification (OPOTA)
Course: CRMJ 2110
Course Title: Private Security I
: No
: No
Certification: Corrections Academy Certification (OPOTA)
Course: CRMJ 2090
Course Title: Defensive Tactics
: No
: No
Certification: Corrections Academy Certification (OPOTA)
Course: CRMJ 2036
Course Title: Report Writing for CJ Professionals
: No
: No
Certification: Corrections Academy Certification (OPOTA)
Course: CRMJ 1010
Course Title: Introduction to Criminal Justice
: No
: No
Certification: Corrections Academy Certification (OPOTA)
Course: CRMJ 2190
Course Title: Practicum and Seminar
: No
: No
Certification: Police Academy Certification (OPOTA)
Course: CRMJ 2250
Course Title: Peace Officer Academy Firearms
: No
: No
Certification: Police Academy Certification (OPOTA)
Course: CRMJ 2240
Course Title: Police Skills II
: No
: No
Certification: Police Academy Certification (OPOTA)
Course: CRMJ 2230
Course Title: Police Skills I
: No
: No
Certification: Police Academy Certification (OPOTA)
Course: CRMJ 2210
Course Title: Intro to Police Operations & Report Writing
: No
: No
Certification: Police Academy Certification (OPOTA)
Course: CRMJ 2170
Course Title: Terrorism and Homeland Security
: No
: No
Certification: Police Academy Certification (OPOTA)
Course: CRMJ 2090
Course Title: Defensive Tactics
: No
: No
Certification: Police Academy Certification (OPOTA)
Course: CRMJ 1110
Course Title: Criminal Investigation I
: No
: No
Certification: Police Academy Certification (OPOTA)
Course: CRMJ 1070
Course Title: Family Violence
: No
: No
Certification: Police Academy Certification (OPOTA)
Course: CRMJ 1010
Course Title: Introduction to Criminal Justice
: No
: No

Engineering & Manufacturing

Certification: Amatrol Industrial Electricity
Course: EMMT 1010
Course Title: Industrial Electricity
: No
: No
Certification: Amatrol Mechanical Systems I and II
Course: EMMT 1020
Course Title: Mechanical Systems
: No
: No
Certification: Amatrol Basic Hydraulics, Amatrol Intermediate Hydraulics, and Amatrol Basic Pneumatics
Course: EMMT 1050
Course Title: Fundamentals of Fluid Power Systems
: No
: No
Certification: Amatrol Control Wiring
Course: EMMT 1540
Course Title: Ladder Diagrams
: No
: No
Certification: Amatrol Electro Power Fluid and Amatrol Advanced Pneumatics
Course: EMMT 2100
Course Title: Advanced Fluid Power Systems
: No
: No
Certification: AutoDesk AutoCAD Certification
Course: ENRD 2150
Course Title: Computer Aided Design I
: No
: No
Certification: AutoDesk Inventor Certification
Course: MECT 1150
Course Title: Fundamentals of Engineering Design
: No
: No
Certification: AutoDesk Inventor Certification
Course: ENRD 2260
Course Title: Solid Modeling
: No
: No
Certification: AutoDesk Revit MEP Certification
Course: ENRD 2670
Course Title: Intro to 3D Architectural Design
: No
: No
Certification: MasterCAM Training Certificate (50 hours minimum)
Course: MFGT 2640
Course Title: Computer Aided Manufacturing II
: No
: No
Certification: NIMS – 3 Level-One Certificates
Course: MFGT 1120
Course Title: Advanced Machining
: No
: No
Certification: SolidWorks Training Certificate (50 hours minimum)
Course: ENRD 2260
Course Title: Solid Modeling
: No
: No

Health

Certification: Surgical Technologist
Course: ENRD 2260
Course Title: Computer Aided Manufacturing II
: No
: No
Certification: Active State Tested Nurse Assistant on OBN Registry
Course: STNA 1250
Course Title: State Tested Nurse Assistant Clinical
: No
: No
Certification: Active State Tested Nurse Assistant on OBN Registry
Course: STNA 1150
Course Title: State Tested Nurse Assist. CPR/First Aid
: No
: No
Certification: Active State Tested Nurse Assistant on OBN Registry
Course: STNA 1110
Course Title: State Tested Nurse Assistant
: No
: No
Certification: Registered Pharmacy Technician
Course: PHRM 2200
Course Title: Pharmacy Tech Training Part B
: No
: No
Certification: Registered Pharmacy Technician
Course: PHRM 2100
Course Title: Pharmacy Tech Training Part A
: No
: No
Certification: Certified Phlebotomist
Course: PHLB 1250
Course Title: Phlebotomy Seminar
: No
: No
Certification: Certified Phlebotomist
Course: PHLB 1210
Course Title: Phlebotomy Directed Practice
: No
: No
Certification: Certified Phlebotomist
Course: PHLB 1110
Course Title: Phlebotomy
: No
: No
Certification: Paramedic
Course: EMTP 2033
Course Title: EMT Paramedic
: No
: No
Certification: Paramedic
Course: EMTP 2032
Course Title: EMT Paramedic
: No
: No
Certification: Paramedic
Course: EMTP 2031
Course Title: EMT Paramedic
: No
: No
Certification: Paramedic
Course: EMTP 2030
Course Title: EMT Paramedic
: No
: No
Certification: EMT
Course: EMTP 1010
Course Title: Emergency Medical Technician
: No
: No
Certification: EKG Certification
Course: ELKG 1110
Course Title: Electrocardiography Technician
: No
: No
Certification: Dental Radiographer
Course: DENT 1050
Course Title: Dental Assisting Procedures II
: No
: No
Certification: Dental Radiographer
Course: DENT 1030
Course Title: Dental Assisting Procedures I
: No
: No
Certification: Dental Assisting
Course: DENT 1050
Course Title: Dental Assisting Procedures II
: No
: No
Certification: Dental Assisting
Course: DENT 1030
Course Title: Dental Assisting Procedures I
: No
: No
Certification: Dental Assisting
Course: DENT 1010
Course Title: Intro to Dental Assisting
: No
: No
Certification: Active Community Health Worker with OBN
Course: CHWR 2750
Course Title: Community Health Worker Directed Practice/Seminar
: No
: No
Certification: Active Community Health Worker with OBN
Course: CHWR 2730
Course Title: Lifespan Development
: No
: No
Certification: Active Community Health Worker with OBN
Course: CHWR 2710
Course Title: Community Health Worker I
: No
: No
Certification: Active CPR/First Aid Card
Course: CPR/First Aid
Course Title: Computer Aided Manufacturing II
: No
: No
Certification: Surgical Technologist
Course: SURG 1010
Course Title: Surgical Technology Microbiology
: No
: No
Certification: Surgical Technologist
Course: SURG 1030
Course Title: Fundamentals of Surgical Technology
: No
: No
Certification: Surgical Technologist
Course: SURG 1050
Course Title: Surgical Tech Anatomy & Physiology
: No
: No
Certification: Surgical Technologist
Course: SURG 1070
Course Title: Surgical Technology Procedures
: No
: No

Information Technology

Certification: A+ Certification (CompTIA)
Course: ITEC 1610
Course Title: IT Essentials (A+)
: No
: No
Certification: Certified Ethical Hacker (EC-Council)
Course: ITEC 1430
Course Title: Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)
: No
: No
Certification: Cisco Certified Entry Network Technician (Cisco)
Course: ITEC 1640
Course Title: Cisco CCENT I
: No
: No
Certification: Cisco Certified Entry Network Technician (Cisco)
Course: ITEC 1645
Course Title: Cisco CCENT II
: No
: No
Certification: Cisco Certified Network Associate – Routing & Switching (Cisco)
Course: ITEC 1680
Course Title: Cisco CCNA I
: No
: No
Certification: Cisco Certified Network Associate – Routing & Switching (Cisco)
Course: ITEC 1685
Course Title: Cisco CCNA II
: No
: No
Certification: Cisco Certified Network Associate – Security (Cisco)
Course: ITEC 1410
Course Title: Cisco CCNA Security
: No
: No
Certification: Cisco Certified Network Associate – Wireless (Cisco)
Course: ITEC 2660
Course Title: Cisco CCNA Wireless
: No
: No
Certification: Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator (EC-Council)
Course: ITEC 2450
Course Title: Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator
: No
: No
Certification: DCV-VCA (VMware)
Course: ITEC 2650
Course Title: Data Center Virtualization
: No
: No
Certification: Linux+ (CompTIA/Linux Professional Institute – LPI)
Course: ITEC 1650
Course Title: Linux Fundamentals
: No
: No
Certification: Microsoft Certified Professional (Microsoft Exam 70-410)
or
Microsoft’s 70-740 certification exam: Installation, Storage, and Compute with Windows Server 2016
Course: ITEC 2610
Course Title: Implementing Windows Server
: No
: No
Certification: Microsoft Certified Professional (Microsoft Exam 70-411)
or
Microsoft’s 70-742 certification exam: Identity with Windows Server 2016
Course: ITEC 2670
Course Title: Administering Windows Server
: No
: No
Certification: MOS Microsoft Office Word 2016 Core Exam 725
and
MOS Microsoft Office Excel 2016 Core Exam 727
and
MOS Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2016 Exam 729
and
MOS Microsoft Office Access 2016 Exam 730
Course: ITEC 1810
Course Title: Microsoft Office for IT Professionals
: No
: No
Certification: Security+ (CompTIA)
Course: ITEC 1690
Course Title: Network Security
: No
: No