Turn Your Work Experience into a Degree

| July 18, 2014

Wiregrass-Georga-Tech-LogoVALDOSTA, GA – More often than not non-traditional students are the most common type of student found on many college campuses including Wiregrass Georgia Technical College. Wiregrass students often remark on how beneficial it is to be in a classroom with non-traditional students who are most often adult learners with years of work experience and previous training. These adult learners are able to share with their classmates about their experiences as they go through their academic work. They add additional real-world knowledge to academic lessons that helps others.

“Wiregrass has traditionally been known for having a large population of adult learners who typically have years of work experiences and veterans who have extensive military training in certain skill sets,” stated Roy Warren, Dean of Technical and Industrial Programs. “Our faculty recognizes the strengths of these students and their experiences and often calls upon their knowledge in the classroom to provide a real world application to what is being taught.” Now these students who have the skill sets from years of work experience and training can earn a college credential must faster.

Students may now apply for college credit when enrolled in a program at Wiregrass based on their prior learning experiences in the military, through faculty evaluation of a student’s documented work and life, corporate training programs, apprenticeships, professional certifications or licensure, and institutional exemption exams. Students may also earn college credit by earning the required scores on College Level Examinations (CLEP exams), International Baccalaureate Credit Exams, or Advanced Placement Exams (AP). The amount of credit a student can earn through prior learning assessments or advanced placement will vary but a minimum of 25% of the academic program must be taken at Wiregrass Georgia Tech.
For more information on earning college credit through advanced placement or prior learning assessments, contact Kimala Howard at 229-333-2100 ext. 1368 or kimala.howard@wiregrass.edu.

Source: Wiregrass Georgia Technical College

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