Credit for Prior Learning
Credit for prior learning is the term used to describe receiving credit for prior skills and knowledge. You can gain credit for:
- Post-secondary credits earned at WTCS (Wisconsin Technical College
- Post-secondary credits for which students later seek college credit.
- High school credits for which students later seek college credit.
- Credits earned completing a WTCS program of apprentice-related technical
- Subject area competency demonstrated by passing a district or national
- Previous work experience, education or training, or other previous
learning comparable in content and rigor to a specific technical college
- Advanced sequential coursework.
- Course substitution for WITC coursework.
Awarding credit for prior learning promotes competency standards. These credits may be used in place of selected WITC course requirements if the competencies you’ve gained are equivalent to the WITC curriculum outcomes. You may apply for credit for prior learning after you are admitted to a specific program, but at least 25 percent of the
technical studies coursework in an associate degree and 25% of the
occupational-specific courses in a technical diploma must be completed at WITC.
The college has developed policies and procedures governing the evaluation of credit for prior learning applications. You are responsible for requesting credit in a timely manner and for providing the required documentation prior to enrolling in the course. For more information,
contact a counselor in
Student Services at your chosen campus.