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Prior Learning Assessment and Credit

Earn Credit for Prior Learning and Knowledge


You can earn your degree in less time through Rosemont College’s Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) program, designed in keeping with industry best practices and standards, and awards you credit of up to 15 courses (45 credits) towards your undergraduate degree. 

A Prior Learning Assessment or P.L.A., also called experiential learning or credit for prior learning, is the documentation of learning from college-level vocational, or career training skills, competencies, and experience that is equivalent to traditional classroom learning warranting academic credit for the knowledge gained through your education (formal and informal), training (non-academic), and experience that did not directly transfer into your plan of study upon admission.  It is not earning credit for life experience, but earning credit for the knowledge and skills a student gained through non-traditional learning experiences in their lives.    

Common PLA’s achieved at Rosemont College include:

  • Arson/ fire investigation
  • Canine handling
  • Corrections
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Fire Science
  • ICS- Command and Control
  • Emergency Management
  • Energetic Materials
  • Instructor Development
  • Leadership Development
  • Lethal Weapons (Act 235)
  • Private Investigations
  • Professional Licensure
  • Professional Licenses
  • Reality/ Real Estate Law
  • Tactical medicine
  • Terrorism
  • Transportation Security
  • Weapons of Mass Destruction
  • Professional Certifications

For More Information contact Jay Kolick, Program Director