(PLA) Prior Learning Assessment by Licensure or Industry Certification

Lone Star College has established equivalent course credits for professional certifications and state licensures. Course credit is based on competencies demonstrated through successful completion of the professional certification or state licensure examination. Students must provide evidence of an official, current Texas licensure or professional certificate to receive credit. Credit is generally awarded for introductory level courses.

Licensure or Professional Certifications by Academic Program

 Automotive

Course # Course Name Licensure or Industry Certification
AUMT 1405 Introduction to Automotive Technology ASE G1 Auto Maintenance and Light Repair
AUMT 1407 and
AUMT 2437
Automotive Electrical Systems AND
Automotive Electronics
ASE A6 Electrical/Electronic Systems
AUMT 1410 Automotive Brake Systems ASE A5 Brakes
AUMT 1416 Suspension and Steering ASE A4 Suspension & Steering
AUMT 1419 Automotive Engine Repair ASE A1 Engine Repair
AUMT 1445 Automotive Climate Control Systems ASE A7 – Heating & Air Conditioning
AUMT 2413 Automotive Drive Train & Axles ASE A3 Manual Drive Train & Axles
AUMT 2417 and
AUMT 2434
Automotive Engine Performance I AND
Automotive Engine Performance II
ASE A8 – Engine Performance
AUMT 2425 Automatic Transmission and Transaxle ASE A2 Automatic Transmission/Transaxle

 Aviation

Course # Course Name Licensure or Industry Certification
AIRP 1317 and AIRP 1315 Private Pilot Ground School AND
Private Flight
Private Pilot FAA Certification
AIRP 1451 and
AIRP 2250
Instrument Ground School AND
Instrument Flight
Instrument FAA Certification
AIRP 2337 and AIRP 2339 course name AND
course name
Commercial Pilot Certification
AIRP 2349 and AIRP 2336 Commercial Ground School AND
Certified Flight Instructor - Flight
Certified Flight Instructor Certification

 Computer Information Technology

Course # Course Name Licensure or Industry Certification
ITCC 1375   CCNA 1 Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) Certification or Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician (CCENT) within the last 3 years
ITCC 1376 CCNA 2 Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) Certification or Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician within the last 3 years
ITCC 2378 CCNA 3 Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) Certification within the last 3 years
ITCC 2379 CCNA 4 Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) Certification within the last 3 years
ITCC 2441 CCNA Security Cisco Certified Network Associate in Security (CCNA Security) within the last 3 years
ITCC 2354 CCNP Routing - Implementing IP Rounting Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) Certification (completed in the last 3 years)
ITCC 2355 CCNP Switch - Implementing IP Switching Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) Certification within the last 3 years
ITCC 2356 CCNP TShoot - Maintaining and Troubleshooting IP Networks Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) Certification within the last 3 years
ITSC 1316 Linux Installation and Configuration CompTIA Linux+ Certification or Linux Server Professional (LPIC-1) within the last 3 years
ITSC 2325 Advanced Linux Linux Server Professional (LPIC-2) within the last 3 years
ITSC 1371 IT Essentials CompTIA A+ Certification within the last 2 years
ITSY 1442 Information Technology Security CompTIA Security+ Certification within the last 3 years
ITNW 1325 Fundamentals of Networking Technologies Net+ Certification with the last 3 years

 Cosmetology

Course # Course Name Licensure or Industry Certification*
CSME 1434 Cosmetology Instructor Cosmetologist Operator Instructor License
CSME 1435 Orientation to the Instruction of Cosmetology Cosmetologist Operator Instructor License
CSME 2414 Cosmetology Instructor II Cosmetologist Operator Instructor License
CSME 2449 Cosmetology Instructor III Cosmetologist Operator Instructor License
CSME 2444 Cosmetology Instructor IV Cosmetologist Operator Instructor License
CSME 2445 Instructional Theory & Clinical Operation Cosmetologist Operator Instructor License
*Issued by the Texas Department of Licensing & Regulation

 Criminal Justice

Course #  Course Name Licensure or Industry Certification
CRIJ 1306  Court System & Practices Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officers Standards and Education (TCOLE) Peace Officer License
CRIJ 2314 Criminal Investigation Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officers Standards and Education (TCOLE) Peace Officer License

 Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Course # Course Name Licensure or Industry Certification
DMSO 1302 Basic Ultrasound Physics American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS)
OR Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI)
METC - ULTR 101
DMSO 1342 Intermediate Ultrasound Physics American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS)
OR Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI)
DMSO 2351 Doppler Physics American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS)
OR METC - ULTR 102
DMSO 1342 Intermediate Ultrasound Physics Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI)
DSVT 2300 Vascular Technology Applications METC - ULTR 104
DMSO 2342 Sonography of High Risk Obstetrics METC - ULTR 106

 Emergency Medical Technology

Course #   Course Name Licensure or Industry Certification
EMSP 1160 Clinical - Emergency Medical Technology/Technician Texas DSHS, Texas Department of State Health Services: EMT-Basic Certification or higher
OR METC - FTX 104
EMSP 1161 Clinical - Emergency Medical Technology/Technician: PARAMEDIC I Texas DSHS, Texas Department of State Health Services: Paramedic Certification
EMSP 1162 Clinical - Emergency Medical Technology/Technician: PARAMEDIC II Texas DSHS, Texas Department of State Health Services: Paramedic Certification
EMSP 1260 Clinical - EMT Texas DSHS, Texas Department of State Health Services: EMT-Basic Certification or higher
EMSP 1501 Emergency Medical Technician - BASIC Texas DSHS, Texas Department of State Health Services: EMT-Basic Certification or higher
OR METC - EMT 101
EMSP 2160 Clinical - Emergency Medical Technology/Technician: PARAMEDIC III Texas DSHS, Texas Department of State Health Services: Paramedic Certification
EMSP 2361 Clinical EMS Texas DSHS, Texas Department of State Health Services: Paramedic Certification

 Firefighter Certification

Course # Course Name Licensure or Industry Certification
FIRS 1301 Firefighter Certification I TCFP Basic Firefighter Certification or higher
FIRS 1407 Firefighter Certification II TCFP Basic Firefighter Certification or higher
FIRS 1313 Firefighter Certification III TCFP Basic Firefighter Certification or higher
FIRS 1319 Firefighter Certification IV TCFP Basic Firefighter Certification or higher
FIRS 1423 Firefighter Certification V TCFP Basic Firefighter Certification or higher
FIRS 1329 Firefighter Certification VI TCFP Basic Firefighter Certification or higher
FIRS 1433 Firefighter Certification VII TCFP Basic Firefighter Certification or higher
FIRS 2344 Driver/Operation-Pumper TCFP Driver/Operator-Pumper Certification
FIRT 1171 Firefighter Agility and Fitness Preparation TCFP Basic Firefighter Certification or higher
FIRT 2171 Fitness and Agility II TCFP Basic Firefighter Certification or higher

 Fire Inspection

Course #   Course Name Licensure or Industry Certification
FIRT 1302 Plan Examiner TCFP Basic Fire Inspector or higher
FIRT 1303 Fire Arson Investigation I TCFP Basic Arson Investigator Certification or higher
FIRT 1307 Fire Prevention Codes TCFP Basic Inspector Certification or higher
FIRT 1315 Hazardous Materials I TCFP Hazardous Materials Technician Certification
OR NFA - Recognizing and Identifying Hazardous Materials
OR NFA - An Introduction to Hazardous Materials
OR Dept. Homeland Security - WMD Unified Command
OR International Association of Fire Fighters - Incident Management Certificate
FIRT 1327 Building Construction TCFP Basic Inspector Certification or higher
FIRT 1342 Fire Officer I TCFP Fire Officer I
FIRT 1343 Fire Officer II TCFP Fire Officer II
FIRT 1345 Hazardous Materials II TCFP Hazardous Materials Technician Certification
FIRT 1408 Inspector I TCFP Basic Fire Inspector or higher
FIRT 1440 Inspector II TCFP Basic Fire Inspector or higher
FIRT 2305 Fire Instructor I TCFP Instructor / Fire Education Specialist Certification or Texas State Fireman's & Fire Marshal's Association Level II Instructor Certification
FIRT 2307 Fire Instructor II TCFP Instructor II
FIRT 2333 Fire Arson Investigation II TCFP Basic Arson Investigator Certification or higher
FIRT 2345 HAZMAT III TCFP Hazmat Technician
FIRT 2359 Instructor III TCFP Instructor III

 Human Services

Course#  Course Name Licensure or Industry Certification
DAAC 1319 Introduction to Alcohol & Other Drugs (ICDS): The Basics of Addiction Counseling & The Physiology of Addiction
DAAC 1417 Basic Counseling Skills (ICDS): Basic Counseling Skills & Methods
DAAC 1353 Family Intervention Strategies (ICDS): Chemical Dependency and the Familyn
DAAC 1311 Counseling Theories (ICDS): Advanced Counseling Skills & Methods
DAAC 2360 Clinical Practicum (ICDS): Advanced Counseling Skills & Methods

 Information Technology

Course # Course Name Licensure or Industry Certification
ITSC 1372 IT Foundations ITIL Service Management Foundation Certification

 Interpreter Training Technology

Course #   Course Name Licensure or Industry Certification
SLNG 1215   Visual/Gestural Communication BEI Level I Certification or BEI Basic
SLNG 2401 Interpreting I BEI Level II, III, IV or V Certification or BEI Advanced or BEI Master or RID Comprehensive Skills Certificate or RID Certificate of Interpreting or RID Certificate of nsliteration or NIC or NIC Advanced or NIC Master
SLNG 2315 Interpreting in Educational Settings BEI Level II, III, IV or V Certification or BEI Advanced or BEI Master or RID Comprehensive Skills Certificate or RID Certificate of Interpreting or RID Certificate of Transliteration or NIC or NIC Advanced or NIC Master

 Logistics Management

Course #   Course Name Licensure or Industry Certification
LMGT 1319 Introduction to Business Logistics Certified Logistics Associate (CLA) and Certified Logistics Technician (CLT)

 Nursing

Course #   Course Name Licensure or Industry Certification
RNSG 1219 INTEGRATED NURSING SKILLS I Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) or Paramedic Licensure
RNSG 1361 CLINICAL - REGISTERED NURSING/REGISTERED NURSE Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) or Paramedic Licensure
RNSG 1523 INTRO TO PROFESSIONAL NURSING FOR INTEGRATED PROGRAMS Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) or Paramedic Licensure
RNSG 1229 INTEGRATED NURSING SKILLS II Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) or Paramedic Licensure

 Pharmacy Technology

Course #   Course Name Licensure or Industry Certification
PHRA 1102 Pharmacy Law Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT)
OR METC - PHAR 101 and 102
PHRA 1305 Drug Classification Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT)
OR METC - PHAR 102 and 104 and 106
PHRA 1309 Pharmaceutical Mathematics I Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT)
OR METC - PHAR 102 and 103 and 201
PHRA 1361 Clinical - Community Pharmacy Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT)
OR METC - PHAR 101 and 102 and 110 and MATH 102
PHRA 1413 Community Pharmacy Practice Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT)
OR METC - PHAR 101 and 102 and 110
PHRA 1143 Pharmacy Technician Certificate Review METC - PHAR 101
PHRA 1304 Pharmacotherapy and Disease Process METC - PHAR 103 and 104 and 106
PHRA 1345 Compounding Sterile Preparations METC - PHAR 120
PHRA 1347 Pharmaceutical Mathematics II METC - MATH 103 and PHAR 111
PHRA 1449 Institutional Pharmacy Practice METC - PHAR 101 and 102 and 111
PHRA 2361 Clinical - Institutional Pharmacy METC - PHAR 101 and 102 and 111 and 202
PHRA 1191 Special Topics in Pharmacy METC - PHAR 202 and ASSP 101

 Professional Office Technology

Course #   Course Name Licensure or Industry Certification
POFT 1301 Business English and Administrative Office Procedures Certified Professional Secretary (CPS) or Certified Administrative Professional (CAP)
POFT  309 Business English and Administrative Office Procedures Certified Professional Secretary (CPS) or Certified Administrative Professional (CAP)

 Radiology

Course #   Course Name Licensure or Industry Certification
RADR 1313 Principles of Radiographic Imaging I METC - RAD 102
RADR 1409 Introduction to Radiography & Patient Care METC - RAD 202 and MHUM 101
RADR 1411 Basic Radiographic Procedures RAD 103 and RAD 106
RADR 2401 Intermediate Radiographic Procedures RAD 105
RADR 2305 Principles of Radiographic Imaging II QMGT 101
RADR 2331 Advanced Radiographic Procedures RAD 107 and RAD 201
RADR 2309 Radiographic Imaging Equipment PHYS 101
RADR 2313 Radiation Biology & Protection RAD 104 and BIOL 110
RADR 2217 Radiographic Pathology MBUS 001 and BIOL 101
RADR 2335 Radiologic Technology Seminar RAD 210

 Surgical Technology

Course #   Course Name Licensure or Industry Certification
SRGT 1405 Introduction to Surgical Technology METC - NBSTSA CST Certification
SRGT 1409 Fundamentals of Perioperative Concepts and Techniques METC - NBSTSA CST Certification
SRGT 1541 Surgical Procedures I METC - NBSTSA CST Certification
SRGT 1260 Clinical I-Surgical/Operating Room Tech METC - NBSTSA CST Certification
SRGT 1360 Clinical II - Surgical Technology/Technologist METC - NBSTSA CST Certification
SRGT 1542 Surgical Procedures II METC - NBSTSA CST Certification
SRGT 2462 Clinical III METC - NBSTSA CST Certification
SRGT 2130 Professional Readiness METC - NBSTSA CST Certification
SRGT 2563 Clinical IV METC - NBSTSA CST Certification

 Welding

Course #   Course Name Licensure or Industry Certification
WLDG 2380 COOPERATIVE EDUCATION Student must have at least one of the following certifications:  Senior Welding Inspector (American Welding Society); Certified Welding Inspector(AWS); API 510 (American Petroleum Institute) API 570 (API); API 653 (API); Level II or III (ASNT-RP SNT-TC-1A); Radiographic Interpreter (AWS); Penetrant Testing, Magnetic Particle Testing, Ultrasonic Testing (AWS)