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What is a Portfolio?

The knowledge you’ve gained outside the classroom is valuable. It is important that this knowledge be recognized. Now we have a process for ensuring your knowledge is recognized and validated. It’s called PLA (prior learning assessment) and you can do it online today.
 
Prior Learning Assessment
The knowledge you’ve gained outside the classroom is valuable. It is important that this knowledge be recognized. Now we have a process for ensuring your knowledge is recognized and validated. It’s called PLA (prior learning assessment) and you can do it online today.
 


Prior Learning Assessment is a process for evaluating knowledge and skills in order to award college credit from on the job training, corporate training, independent study, military services and volunteer services.  Our process teaches you how to develop an electronic portfolio that includes a description of what you have learned. You must provide the date the training was completed, number of hours of training and other essential information, such as a course description.  Following are some of the examples of documentation that you can submit for portfolio review:

  • Certificates,
  • Licenses,
  • Training courses, workshops or seminars,
  • Transcripts from unaccredited colleges or schools,
  • Transcripts from nationally accredited institutions that only offer diplomas or certificates, and a
  • Description of your experience as it aligns with the learning outcomes of specific courses.

Within six months of completion of the PLA 1001 or PLA 1002, you can develop your portfolio to receive credit from the Alamo Colleges in one of the programs of study listed below:

 

2016 - 2017 Programs NLC  NVC  PAC SPC  SAC 
Business Management     AAS   AAS
          CL1
Community Health Worker   AAS      
    CL1      
Computer Maintenance Technology       AAS  
Computer Support Specialist   CL1 AAS   AAS
Early Childhood Education
(Early Childhood Studies)
        AAS
        CL1 CL1
Early Childhood Administration         CL1
Early Childhood and Family Studies         AAS
Hotel Management       AAS  
HVAC (Air Conditioning and Heating)       AAS  
        CL1  
Information Security & Assurance
(Information Assurance and Cyber Security)
  AAS AAS AAS AAS
    CL1 CL1 CL1 CL1
Network Administrator   AAS AAS AAS AAS
Pharmacy Technology
(Pharmacy Technology, ASHP Professional)
  CL1      
Public Administration         AAS
Welding
(Welder/Welding Technologist)
      AAS  
Advanced Manufacturing Technology       AAS  
CNC Manfacturing Technician       AAS  
Manufacturing Management     CL1    
Manufacturing Oper Maintenance Mechanic       CL1  
Manufacturing Operations Technician       AAS  
Manufacturing Skills Trade Helper       CL1  
Construction Business Management       AAS  
Construction Technology       AAS  
        CL1  

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