PLA-100 Introduction to Prior Learning Assessment
This course introduces the concept of Prior Learning Assessment (PLA)--how learning gained from work and life experiences could potentially earn college credit--and covers learning styles, PLA options that can lead to college credit at Thomas Edison State College, and factors leading to program success. Students analyze their own background and experience to determine whether pursuing the PLA option might fit their goals and knowledge. By successfully completing this course, students will have a good understanding of the next steps to take and the ways PLA can expedite degree completion.
Advisory: All students who are interested in pursuing portfolio development and prior learning assessment will need to take this course, unless they have already successfully completed a PLA course. Your success in this course will depend partly on how well you express yourself. Therefore, you are strongly advised to have taken ENC-101 and ENC-102 (or their equivalents) before taking this orientation to prior learning assessment.
Preview the Online Syllabus
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