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Tuesday, September 08, 2015

Be Resourceful: 5 Ways to Turn Work Experience into College Credit

Photo: Lauren Haas
"If the idea of obtaining a college degree seems daunting, you are not alone. Busy professionals juggling family, work, and life need convenient and affordable pathways that make graduation day arrive a little sooner. There are several ways to connect learning that takes place outside the classroom to college credit." writes Lauren Haas, Wilmington University.

Read on to find out how Wilmington University's College of Online and Experiential Learning partners with students to integrate real-world experience into a fulfilling educational pathway.

Photo: Wilmington University

1. Professional Certifications
It is increasingly common for professionals in a variety of settings such as information technology, business services, human resource management, and computer and network security to obtain industry-recognized certifications and licenses. Wilmington University recognizes many credentials that meet industry standards and qualify an individual to perform a job. The average number of credits awarded for a certification or license is three, which is equivalent to one college course. Many students are taking advantage of this opportunity to boost their resume with certifications, while saving money and time as they pursue higher education.

The College of Online and Experiential Learning at Wilmington University provides students with opportunities for online learning, experiential learning, and assessment of prior learning to provide additional, unique pathways to degree completion. Click here for more information.

Source: The News Journal