Life Experience Credit
Credit for Previous Training or Experience
Students may be granted college credit for previous training in their technical program area if approved by the instructor in their program area and the Vice President for Academic Affairs. Validated nontraditional education experiences (i.e., work experience, industry training) may be recognized by Southeast Arkansas College if a student enrolls in Portfolio Development and Experience Evaluation (TECH 2011). Military training experience is evaluated for equivalent college credit through the use of a nationally standardized system. Credit is awarded for technical courses only and can be used to fulfill requirements toward an Associate of Applied Science degree, Technical Certificate or Certificate of Proficiency. The SEARK College transcript will record an “S” for credit earned in this manner and is NOT considered transferable. Up to 15 credit hours may be awarded if the portfolio meets the same level of learning that would have occurred had the student taken the same courses at Southeast Arkansas College. Credit is awarded upon approval of the Vice President for Academic Affairs. Credit will be applied to the student’s transcript once they have earned fifteen semester credit hours through traditional classes.
TECH 2011 Portfolio Development & Experience Evaluation 1 Cr., (1 Lec.)
(Prerequisite: Approval of Dean of Technical Studies)
This course provides an opportunity for a student to receive an evaluation of unique work experience or non-traditional educational experiences. Students will identify the courses for which they feel qualified to receive credit and develop written portfolios to demonstrate that they have met the course objectives. Students can earn up to 15 credit hours through non-traditional educational sources. Credit will be applied to the student’s transcript once they have earned fifteen semester credit hours through traditional classes.