2010 CCBC College Catalog
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Admission with articulated credit
CCBC has associations with secondary and proprietary schools and other organizations offering instruction. The college matches the instructional program of these institutions with its own curricula and, when appropriate, enters into a formal articulation agreement. A student interested in articulation programs should contact the Admissions office. There may be fees associated with these options.
Military training and education
Many military training and educational programs have been evaluated and recommended for college-level credit by the American Council on Education, the National Program on Non-Sponsored Instruction and CCBC faculty. These recommendations may be acceptable for credit.
Assessment of Prior Learning
CCBC recognizes that many adults obtain valuable learning experiences outside the college classroom in situations such as:
Training for job advancement
Involvement in community activities
Self-designed learning activities in areas of personal interest
A student may be able to benefit from these experiences and receive college credit for the college-level learning he or she has already completed through the Assessment of Prior Learning (APL) program. APL evaluates a student's prior learning (equivalent to the objectives and scope of college courses) for college credit. Credit may be applied toward a certificate or degree requirement.
The number of credits awarded for prior learning may be no more than half of the specialized courses in a program, with a maximum of 30 credits. No more than 15 of the 30 credits may be granted based on examinations developed by CCBC or portfolio assessment.
The APL program offers a variety of options to the serious adult interested in getting credit for his or her college-level learning experience. College credits may be earned through the following options:
Credit by examinations:
Scores from programs such as the College-Level Examination Program (CLEP), Advanced Placement Testing Program (AP), DANTES Subject Standardized Tests (DSST), and International Baccalaureate (IB) are reviewed for possible award of credit. For more information visit www.ccbcmd.edu/apl/index.html
Academic departments of the college have developed competency examinations for selected courses. For more information visit www.ccbcmd.edu/apl/index.html
Since many educational experiences cannot be evaluated satisfactorily by examination, a qualified student may choose to develop portfolio summaries of his or her college-level learning. Portfolios are then presented to appropriate faculty for evaluation and possible award of credit. For more information visit www.ccbcmd.edu/apl/index.html
Non-collegiate training and education:
Many training and educational programs offered through businesses, industries and government agencies have been evaluated and recommended for college-level credit by the American Council on Education and N.Y. Regents/PONSI and may be acceptable for credit.
A student may qualify for up to 30 college credits for the satisfactory completion of an apprentice training program registered with and recognized by the Maryland Apprenticeship and Training Council.