Earn Credit for Professional Education Courses


Credit for Prior Learning
Did you know that you may be able to receive college credit through Prior Learning Assessment and Experiential Learning that takes place via completion of professional education courses, military training, seminars and workshops, employment, volunteering, or cultural experiences?

Meet with a staff member in the Center for Alternative Studies and Educational Testing (CAS) to review your transcript and determine possible credit award.
http://www.northshore.edu/cas/credit/alternative_studies.html

Health Professions/Allied Health Occupations
Professional Education/Alternative Studies Options
NSCC Academic Credit Equivalency
Central Sterile Processing Technician
HEA104 with approved National Certification
OR Approved National Certification
OR Prior Learning/Experiential Assessment
OR Military Educational Experience
5 credits Allied Health
Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
HEA100 with approved Massachusetts State Certification
OR Approved Massachusetts State Certification
OR Prior Learning/Experiential Assessment
OR Military Educational Experience
5 credits Allied Health
Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)
Approved National Certification/License
OR Military Educational Experience
9 credits Allied Health
EKG Technician
HEA102 with approved National Certification
OR Approved National Certification
OR Prior Learning/Experiential Assessment
OR Military Educational Experience
3 credits Allied Health
Pharmacy Technician
HEA108/professional education course (didactic only)

4 credits Allied Health

Prior Learning/Experiential Assessment only
OR Military Educational Experience only
6 credits Allied Health
  HEA108/professional education course (didactic and clinical internship)
AND Prior Learning/Experiential Assessment
OR Military Educational Experience
10 credits Allied Health
  National Certification/Registered 10 credits Allied Health
Phlebotomy Technician
Phlebotomy HEA103 with approved National Certification
OR Approved National Certification
OR Prior Learning/Experiential Assessment
OR Military Educational Experience
3 credits Allied Health

   
Business Occupations
Professional Education/Alternative Studies Options
NSCC Academic Credit Equivalency
Bookkeeping and Accounting Certificate
INF143 QuickBooks Pro: Level 1 1 credit Business and Administration
  INF120 Microsoft Excel: Level 1 1 credit Business and Administration
Entrepreneurship BAA163 Entrepreneurship
AND BAA205 Marketing Essentials
AND BAA125 Fundamentals of Finance & Accounting for Non-financial Managers
3 credits Business and Administration
     
Landscape Occupations
Professional Education/Alternative Studies Options NSCC Academic Credit Equivalency
Landscape Design Certificate
AFS211 Landscape Design Drawing: Level 1
AND AFS212 Landscape Design Drawing: Level 2
AND AFS213 Landscape Design Drawing: Level 3
AND AFS214 Landscape Design Drawing: Level 4
3 credits Agriculture and Food Services
  AFS215 ID & Culture of Trees
AND AFS217 ID & Culture of Shrubs
AND AFS210 Perennials, Annuals, Vines: ID & Culture
3 credits Agriculture and Food Services
     
Information Technology Occupations
Professional Education/Alternative Studies Options
NSCC Academic Credit Equivalency
CompTIA A+ (computer hardware)
INF300 CompTIA A+ professional education course with approved Industry Certification
OR CompTIA Certification exam 220-901
3 credits Information Technology
CompTIA A+ (PC systems troubleshooting
INF300 CompTIA A+ professional education course with approved Industry Certification
OR CompTIA Certification exam 220-902
4 credits Information Technology
CompTIA Network+
INF301 CompTIA Network+ professional education course with approved Industry Certification
OR CompTIA exam N10-006
2-4 credits Information Technology