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

 Computer Information Technology

Course #Course NameLicensure or Industry Certification
ITCC 1375  CCNA 1Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) Certification or Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician (CCENT) within the last 3 years
ITCC 1376CCNA 2Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) Certification or Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician within the last 3 years
ITCC 2378CCNA 3Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) Certification within the last 3 years
ITCC 2379CCNA 4Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) Certification within the last 3 years
ITCC 2441CCNA SecurityCisco Certified Network Associate in Security (CCNA Security) within the last 3 years
ITCC 2354CCNP Routing - Implementing IP RountingCisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) Certification (completed in the last 3 years)
ITCC 2355CCNP Switch - Implementing IP SwitchingCisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) Certification within the last 3 years
ITCC 2356CCNP TShoot - Maintaining and Troubleshooting IP NetworksCisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) Certification within the last 3 years
ITSC 1316Linux Installation and ConfigurationCompTIA Linux+ Certification or Linux Server Professional (LPIC-1) within the last 3 years
ITSC 2325Advanced LinuxLinux Server Professional (LPIC-2) within the last 3 years
ITSC 1371IT EssentialsCompTIA A+ Certification within the last 2 years
ITSY 1442Information Technology SecurityCompTIA Security+ Certification within the last 3 years
ITNW 1325Fundamentals of Networking TechnologiesNet+ Certification with the last 3 years

 Cosmetology

Course #Course NameLicensure or Industry Certification*
CSME 1434Cosmetology InstructorCosmetologist Operator Instructor License
CSME 1435Orientation to the Instruction of CosmetologyCosmetologist Operator Instructor License
CSME 2414Cosmetology Instructor IICosmetologist Operator Instructor License
CSME 2449Cosmetology Instructor IIICosmetologist Operator Instructor License
CSME 2444Cosmetology Instructor IVCosmetologist Operator Instructor License
CSME 2445Instructional Theory & Clinical OperationCosmetologist Operator Instructor License
*Issued by the Texas Department of Licensing & Regulation

 Criminal Justice

Course # Course NameLicensure or Industry Certification
CRIJ 1306 Court System & PracticesTexas Commission on Law Enforcement Officers Standards and Education (TCOLE) Peace Officer License
CRIJ 2314Criminal InvestigationTexas Commission on Law Enforcement Officers Standards and Education (TCOLE) Peace Officer License

 Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Course #Course NameLicensure or Industry Certification
DMSO 1302Basic Ultrasound PhysicsAmerican Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS)
DMSO 1342Intermediate Ultrasound PhysicsAmerican Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS)
DMSO 2351Doppler PhysicsAmerican Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS)
DMSO 1302Basic Ultrasound PhysicsCardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI)
DMSO 1342Intermediate Ultrasound PhysicsCardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI)

 Emergency Medical Technician

Course #  Course NameLicensure or Industry Certification
EMSP 1160Clinical - Emergency Medical Technology/TechnicianTDH EMT-Basic Certification or higher
EMSP 1161Clinical - Emergency Medical Technology/Technician: PARAMEDIC ITDH Paramedic Certification
EMSP 1162Clinical - Emergency Medical Technology/Technician: PARAMEDIC IITDH Paramedic Certification
EMSP 1501Emergency Medical Technician - BASICTDH EMT-Basic Certification or higher
EMSP 2160Clinical - Emergency Medical Technology/Technician: PARAMEDIC IIITDH Paramedic Certification
EMSP 2361Clinical EMSTDH Paramedic Certification

 Firefighter Certification

Course #Course NameLicensure or Industry Certification
FIRS 1301Firefighter Certification ITCFP Basic Firefighter Certification or higher
FIRS 1407Firefighter Certification IITCFP Basic Firefighter Certification or higher
FIRS 1313Firefighter Certification IIITCFP Basic Firefighter Certification or higher
FIRS 1319Firefighter Certification IVTCFP Basic Firefighter Certification or higher
FIRS 1423Firefighter Certification VTCFP Basic Firefighter Certification or higher
FIRS 1329Firefighter Certification VITCFP Basic Firefighter Certification or higher
FIRS 1433Firefighter Certification VIITCFP Basic Firefighter Certification or higher
FIRS 2344Driver/Operation-PumperTCFP Driver/Operator-Pumper Certification
FIRT 1171Firefighter Agility and Fitness PreparationTCFP Basic Firefighter Certification or higher
FIRT 2171Fitness and Agility IITCFP Basic Firefighter Certification or higher

 Fire Inspection

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

 Human Services

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

 Interpreter Training Technology

Course #  Course NameLicensure or Industry Certification
SLNG 1215  Visual/Gestural CommunicationBEI Level I Certification or BEI Basic
SLNG 2401Interpreting IBEI 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 2315Interpreting in Educational SettingsBEI 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 NameLicensure or Industry Certification
LMGT 1319Introduction to Business LogisticsCertified Logistics Associate (CLA) and Certified Logistics Technician (CLT)

 Pharmacy Technology

Course #  Course NameLicensure or Industry Certification
PHRA 1102Pharmacy LawCertified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT)
PHRA 1305Drug ClassificationCertified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT)
PHRA 1309Pharmaceutical Mathematics ICertified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT)
PHRA 1413Community Pharmacy PracticeCertified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT)
PHRA 1143Pharmacy Technician Certificate ReviewCertified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT)

 Professional Office Technology

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

 Nursing

Course #  Course NameLicensure or Industry Certification
RNSG 1219INTEGRATED NURSING SKILLS ILicensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) or Paramedic Licensure
RNSG 1361CLINICAL - REGISTERED NURSING/REGISTERED NURSELicensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) or Paramedic Licensure
RNSG 1523INTRO TO PROFESSIONAL NURSING FOR INTEGRATED PROGRAMSLicensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) or Paramedic Licensure
RNSG 1229INTEGRATED NURSING SKILLS IILicensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) or Paramedic Licensure

 Welding

Course #  Course NameLicensure or Industry Certification
WLDG 2380COOPERATIVE EDUCATIONStudent 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)