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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




Course Name



Certified Bookkeeper (AIPB) 

ACCT 1010

Personal Finance

ACCT 1052

Computerized Accounting

ACCT 1070

Payroll Accounting

ACCT 1090

Certified Bookkeeper Prep

ACCT 2012


CISS 1220

Microsoft Word

CISS 1280

Microsoft Excel

Project Management Professional (PMP) (PMI)

BUSM 1260

Project Management


Instructor 80 hrs Instructional Skills (OPOTA)

COMM 1010


Corrections Academy Certification (OPOTA)

CRMJ 1010

Introduction to Criminal Justice

CRMJ 1130

Introduction to Corrections

CRMJ 2036

Report Writing for CJ Professionals

CRMJ 2090

Defensive Tactics

CRMJ 2110

Private Security I

CRMJ 2130

Community Based Corrections

CRMJ 2190

Practicum and Seminar

CRMJ 2250

Peace Officer Academy Firearms

Police Academy Certification (OPOTA)

CRMJ 1010

Introduction to Criminal Justice

CRMJ 1070

Family Violence

CRMJ 1110

Criminal Investigation I

CRMJ 2090

Defensive Tactics

CRMJ 2170

Terrorism and Homeland Security

CRMJ 2210

Intro to Police Operations & Report Writing

CRMJ 2230

Police Skills I

CRMJ 2240

Police Skills II

CRMJ 2250

Peace Officer Academy Firearms


Amatrol Industrial Electricity

EMMT 1010

Industrial Electricity

Amatrol Mechanical Systems I, and


EMMT 1020

Mechanical Systems

Amatrol Basic Hydraulics, and

Amatrol Intermediate Hydraulics, and

Amatrol Basic Pneumatics

EMMT 1050

Fundamentals of Fluid Power Systems

Amatrol Power Distribution

EMMT 1110


Amatrol Control Wiring

EMMT 1540

Ladder Diagrams

Amatrol Electro Power Fluid, and

Amatrol Advanced Pneumatics


Advanced Fluid Power Systems

AutoDesk AutoCAD Certification

ENRD 2150

Computer Aided Design I

AutoDesk Inventor Certification

MECT 1150

Fundamentals of Engineering Design

ENRD 2260

Computer Aided Manufacturing II

AutoDesk Revit MEP Certification

ENRD 2670

Intro to 3D Architectural Design

MasterCAM Training Certificate (50 hours minimum)

MFGT 2640

Computer Aided Manufacturing II

NIMS – 3 Level-One Certificates

MFGT 1120

Advanced Machining

SolidWorks Training Certificate (50 hours minimum)

ENRD 2260

Computer Aided Manufacturing II


Active CPR/First Aid Card

HLST 1010

CPR/First Aid

Active Community Health Worker with OBN

CHWR 2710

Community Health Worker I

CHWR 2730

Lifespan Development

CHWR 2750

Community Health Worker Directed Practice/Seminar

Dental Assisting

DENT 1010

Intro to Dental Assisting

DENT 1030

Dental Assisting Procedures I

DENT 1050

Dental Assisting Procedures II

Dental Radiographer

DENT 1030

Dental Assisting Procedures I

DENT 1050

Dental Assisting Procedures II

EKG Certification

ELKG 1110

Electrocardiography Technician


EMTP 1010

Emergency Medical Technician


EMTP 2030

EMT Paramedic

EMTP 2031

EMT Paramedic

EMTP 2032

EMT Paramedic

EMTP 2033

EMT Paramedic

Certified Phlebotomist

PHLB 1110


PHLB 1210

Phlebotomy Directed Practice

PHLB 1250

Phlebotomy Seminar

Registered Pharmacy Technician

PHRM 2100

Pharmacy Tech Training Part A

PHRM 2200

Pharmacy Tech Training Part B

Active State Tested Nurse Assistant on OBN Registry

STNA 1110

State Tested Nurse Assistant

STNA 1150

State Tested Nurse Assist. CPR/First Aid

STNA 1250

State Tested Nurse Assistant Clinical

Surgical Technologist


SURG 1010

Surgical Technology Microbiology

SURG 1030

Fundamentals of Surgical Technology

SURG 1050

Surgical Tech Anatomy & Physiology

SURG 1070

Surgical Technology Procedures


A+ Certification (CompTIA)

ITEC 1610

IT Essentials (A+)

Certified Ethical Hacker (EC-Council)

ITEC 1430

Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)

Cisco Certified Entry Network Technician (Cisco)

ITEC 1640

Cisco CCENT I          

ITEC 1645


Cisco Certified Network Associate – Routing & Switching (Cisco)

ITEC 1680

Cisco CCNA I

ITEC 1685


Cisco Certified Network Associate – Security (Cisco)

ITEC 1410

Cisco CCNA Security

Cisco Certified Network Associate – Wireless (Cisco)

ITEC 2660

Cisco CCNA Wireless

CompTIA Cloud+ CV0-002

ITEC 2460

Cloud Computing

Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator (EC-Council)

ITEC 2450

Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator

DCV-VCA (VMware)

ITEC 2650

Data Center Virtualization

Linux+ (CompTIA/Linux Professional Institute – LPI)

ITEC 1650

Linux Fundamentals

Microsoft Certified Professional (Microsoft Exam 70-410) or

Microsoft’s 70-740 certification exam: Installation, Storage, and Compute with Windows Server 2016

ITEC 2610

Implementing Windows Server


Microsoft Certified Professional (Microsoft Exam 70-411) or

Microsoft’s 70-742 certification exam: Identity with Windows Server 2016

ITEC 2670

Administering Windows Server

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

ITEC 1810

Microsoft Office for IT Professionals

Security+ (CompTIA)

ITEC 1690

Network Security

For more information or to apply:
Greg Timberlake
Business, Industry and Technology Dean
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