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How To Earn College Credit through ACE CREDIT Approved courses and other non-traditional methods.

How To Earn College Credit through ACE CREDIT Approved courses and other non-traditional methods.



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  • A College Degree: Closer Than You Think How to Earn College Credit for Self-directed and Workplace Learning Jack M. Kenner Senior Partner Adult Continuing Education & Career Advancement Resource Network Phone: 443-364-9134 jackkenner@acecarnetwork.org
  • You Will Learn:  Why A College Degree: What’s In It For Me?  About the many ways you can earn college credit  To use flexible credit recognition opportunities to help you more quickly complete a degree  How to use your earned credit to help you get a legitimate, accredited academic degree  What is Regional and National Accreditation?  About resources and tools that will help you take next steps to completing your degree in a cost-effective and efficient manner.    
  • A College Degree: What’s In It For Me?  College graduates earn an average of 98% more income  Those with an advanced degree earn 177% more, and the gap is widening  Optimizes your employability value  Increases your career advancement opportunities  “Completes” YOU Education pays in higher earnings and lower unemployment rates http://www.bls.gov/emp/ep_chart_001.htm
  • Ways to Earn College Credit  Self-directed and Workplace Learning  Credit By Examination  Lifelong or Experiential Learning  Military  Colleges and Universities  Course articulation agreements
  • Ways to Earn College Credit EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING Credit-by-exam Evaluation Portfolio College- Assessment Sponsored College/Department Licenses Challenge Exams Military Training Internship Business Training Field wok Nationwide Exams Professional Training Co-op ACE College Credit Practicum Recommendation Svc
  • American Council on Education The American Council on Education's College Credit Recommendation Service (CREDIT) connects self-directed and workplace learning with colleges and universities by helping adults gain access to academic credit for formal courses and examinations taken outside the traditional classroom.
  • American Council on Education’s College Credit Recommendation Service The ACE National Guide to College Credit for Workforce Training contains ACE credit recommendations for formal courses or examinations offered by various organizations, from businesses and unions to the government and military. The ACE CREDIT College and University Network are institutions that use ACE college credit recommendations for courses, apprenticeship programs, and examinations.
  • StraighterLine ( ACE CREDIT Approved Courses) Example ACE Courses ACE Credit Recommendations  3 SH LD  Accounting I (ACC101)  3 SH LD  Accounting II (ACC102)  3 SH LD  Business Statistics (MAT150)  3 SH LD  College Algebra (MAT101)  3 SH LD  Economics I: Macroeconomics  3 SH LD (ECON101)  3 SH LD  Economics II: Microeconomics  3 SH LD (ECON102)  3 SH LD  English Composition I (ENG101)  3 SH LD  English Composition II (ENG102)  Pre-Calculus (MAT201)
  • ACE Military Evaluations  Evaluates formal training  Recommends college credit  Endorses and supports Military Transcript services  Publishes ACE Military Guide http://www.militaryguides.acenet.edu Examples  Navy: Basic Electronics Rate Training  Marine Corps: Engineer Equipment Chief
  • Types of Colleges and Universities  Two- and four-year accredited institutions  Adult-centered institutions  Distance learning  External degrees  Weekend colleges
  • Generally Accepted Accreditation Principles (GAAP) Criteria  For schools based in the U.S.: accreditation by an accrediting agency recognized either by the U.S. Dept of Education (www.ed.gov) and/or by the Council on Higher Education Accreditation (www.CHEA.ORG)  http://www.chea.org/heta The agencies that recognize accrediting agencies.
  • Credit by Examination  Nationally Standardized Examinations  Offered for a variety of subjects  Minimum scores can result in 3-6 credits  Saves the adult learner time and money  Saves the agency money  Course or Department Challenge Exams  Take the final examination in lieu of the course  Saves the adult learner time and money  Saves the agency money
  • Some Widely Recognized Exams  College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) http://www.collegeboard.org  Chauncey Group International - DSST http://www.getcollegecredit.com  Excelsior College Examinations http://www.excelsior.edu
  • Questions? Advice? Contact … Jack M. Kenner, Senior Partner ACECAR Network 4920 Water Grove Lane Ellicott City, MD 21043 jackkenner@acecarnetwork.org 1-443-364-9134