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Credit for Prior Learner and Certification

Up to 25% of your degree or certificate can be earned through alternate approaches to credit, including credit for prior learning and professional certification.

Credit for Prior Learning

In some career tech programs, Chemeketa may award credit for documented knowledge and skills that apply to the program you’re enrolling in.

These may be skills you acquire through 

  • Working
  • On-the-job training
  • Volunteer service
  • Non-credit courses or workshops
  • Individual study
  • Homemaking
  • Travel

There is a fee for each course assessed. Contact your advisor or counselor for more information.

Credit for Professional Certification

In some career tech programs, Chemeketa may award credit for certified professional career training.

You may be eligible to waive some basic preparation courses if you've received professional certification that meets criteria in these programs 

  • Criminal Justice
  • Emergency Medical Technology/Paramedic
    • Nationally-certified paramedics may receive up to 40 credits for the Paramedic Certification and 10 credits for the EMT Basic.
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Fire Science
  • Apprenticeship

There is a fee for each course assessed. Contact your program advisor or advisor or counselor for more information. For more information, contact your program advisor or advisor or counselor.