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Prior learning is defined as the acquisition of college-level knowledge and skills that happens outside of the traditional classroom environment. These skills might stem from industry or military training, volunteer work, private study, or other life experiences. In many cases MCC can issue credit for prior learning (CPL), which can accelerate your completion of a degree or certificate.

If you feel you have college-level learning equivalent to a current MCC course, meet with an academic advisor to discuss the different methods and steps for requesting CPL, and for transfer information. Note that credits earned through prior learning are not always accepted for credit at other schools.

MCC currently offers credit for prior learning through a variety of methods:

  • Credit by Examination
  • Credit for Military Training
  • Credit for Industry Credentials (Credit by Certification)
  • Credit for Corporate or other Non-credit Training
  • Credit for Participation in DOL - Approved Apprenticeships

For more information on credit for prior learning, please visit the prior learning page.