EAC Credit for Prior Learning Task Force

Credit for Prior Learning Task Force

The Credit for Prior Learning (CPL) task force is an EAC subcommittee formed at the request of the EAC in the Fall of 2005. It is a fact-finding task force charged to:

1. Identify current PCC practices for CPL

2. Evaluate the current practices at PCC for effectiveness and answer these questions: Should the college retain the method? Are improvements needed to the method?  What are the subcommittee’s recommended improvements? (This was added to the committees charge on March 12, 2007).

3. Research what other colleges offer to students as credit for prior learning (CPL) options, and make recommendations to the EAC based on this research.

4. Based on the research evaluate additional methods for awarding credit, describe the methods, explain why PCC should consider adopting the methods and outline the cost impacts. (This was modified on March 12, 2007).


Credit for Prior Leaning is an assessment process that determines the individual’s non-college or experience-based college-level learning attained outside the sponsorship of accredited postsecondary education institutions to determine the extent to which that individual has achieved the required learning outcomes, competency outcomes, or standards for entry to, and/or partial or total completion of, a qualification.  It may include learning acquired from work and life experiences; correspondence and volunteer work; and participation in informal courses and in-service training sponsored by associations, business, government and industry.


Committee Co-chairs 2007-2008: Pamela Murray and Jan Abushakrah