Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) by Continuing Education Articulation

Credit may be awarded after a student meets eligibility criteria specific to this assessment option: 

  • When the CE course was taken, it was part of an articulation agreement (linked or non-linked) 
  • Student achieved a grade of "S" in CE course(s)
  • Student is enrolled in a Lone Star College credit program
  • Prerequisites for credit course have been completed (review exceptions to the prerequisite requirement)

CE to Credit Articulation Agreements

Linked Courses

Linked Continuing Education courses are select CE courses with learning experiences identical to a credit course. CE students participating in linked courses receive the same instruction, assignments, and assessments as students completing the equivalent, semester credit hour course. Since 2005, linked courses have been identified as "combined" sections in the class search. CE courses must be linked at the time a student completes the course to receive credit. 

Non-Linked Courses

Non-linked Continuing Education courses consist of learning experiences comparable to a credit course. In addition to completing the CE course(s), students may be required to demonstrate technical skills and/or provide industry certification. An agreement to award credit must be in effect during the semester a student completes the CE course to receive credit. See below for a complete list of agreements to articulate CEUs to semester credit hours.

Non-Linked CE to Credit Articulation Chart

 Accounting

Effective Date CE Course(s) Credit Course(s)
June 5, 2002 CACNT 2102501, Accounting I Principles, Comprehensive ACCT 2401, Principles of Accounting I

 Emergency Medical Services

Effective Date CE Course(s) Credit Course(s)
April 2, 2003 CEMSP 2100102, EMT-Basic EMSP 1501, EMT-Basic
April 2, 2003 CEMSP 2100102, EMT-Basic EMSP 1160, EMT-Basic Clinical

 Fire Science

Effective Date CE Course(s) Credit Course(s)
Spring 2010 CFIRS 2204401 Driver/Operator-Pumper FIRS 2344 Driver/Operator-Pumper

 Foreign Language

Effective Date CE Course(s) Credit Course(s)
July 10, 2000 CFRNL 2109118, French, Beginning I FREN 1411, Beginning French I
July 10, 2000 CFRNL 2109119, French, Beginning II FREN 1412, Beginning French II
July 10, 2000 CFRNL 2100153, French, Intermediate I FREN 2311, Intermediate French I
July 10, 2000 CFRNL 2100154, French, Intermediate II FREN 2312, Intermediate French II
July 10, 2000 CFRNL 2107161, German, Beginning I GERM 1411, Beginning German
July 10, 2000 CFRNL 2107162, German, Beginning II GERM 1412, Beginning German II
July 10, 2000 CFRNL 2100163, German, Intermediate I GERM 2311, Intermediate German I
July 10, 2000 CFRNL 2100164, German, Intermediate II GERM 2312, Intermediate German II
July 10, 2000 CFRNL 2109122, Spanish, Beginning I SPAN 1411, Beginning Spanish
July 10, 2000 CFRNL 2109123, Spanish, Beginning II SPAN 1412, Beginning Spanish II
July 10, 2000 CFRNL 2100173, Spanish, Intermediate I SPAN 2311, Intermediate Spanish I
July 10, 2000 CFRNL 2100174, Spanish, Intermediate II SPAN 2312, Intermediate Spanish II
July 10, 2000 CSPNL 2104205, Spanish for Business SPAN 2316, Spanish for Business
July 10, 2000 CFRNL 2100184, Spanish Conversation I SPAN 1300, Spanish Conversation I
July 10, 2000 CFRNL 2100183, Spanish Culture SPAN 2324, Spanish Culture

 Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Technology

Effective Date CE Course(s) Credit Course(s)
February 28, 2003  CHART 2100701, Refrigeration Principles HART 1407, Refrigeration Principles
February 28, 2003 CHART 2104101, Residential Air Conditioning HART 1441, Residential Air Conditioning
February 28, 2003 CHART 2104201, Commercial Refrigeration HART 2442, Commercial Refrigeration
February 28, 2003 CHART 2104901, Heat Pumps HART 2449, Heat Pumps
February 28, 2003 CHART 2203401, Advanced Air Conditioning Controls HART 2434, Advanced A/C Controls
February 28, 2003 CHART 2203601, Troubleshooting HART 2436, Air Conditioning Troubleshooting
February 28, 2003 CHART 2204301, Industrial Air Conditioning HART 2443, Industrial Air Conditioning
February 28, 2003 CHART 2204501, A/C Systems Design HART 2445, Air Conditioning Systems Design
February 28, 2003 CCETT 2100201, Electricity Principles CETT 1402, Electricity Principles

 Logistics Management

Effective Date CE Course(s) Credit Course(s)
Fall 2011 LMGT 6109301, Certified Logistics Associate and LMGT 6109302, Certified Logistics Technician LMGT 1319, Introduction to Business Logistics

 Interpreter Training

Effective Date CE Course(s) Credit Course(s)
July 27, 2000  CSLNG 2109114, Visual/Gestural Communications SLNG 1215 Visual/Gestural Communications
July 27, 2000 CSLNG 2109107, Fingerspelling for the Interpreter Training and Practicum SLNG 1211 Fingerspelling and Numbers
July 27, 2000 CSLNG 2109113, Deaf Community Introduction SLNG 1317 Introduction to the Deaf Community
July 27, 2000 CSLNG 2109111, Interpreting Profession Introduction SLNG 1321 Introduction to the Interpreting Profession
July 27, 2000 CSLNG 2109102, American Sign Language, Beginning I SGNL 1401 Beginning American Sign Languages
July 27, 2000 CSLNG 2109103, American Sign Language, Beginning II SGNL 1402 Beginning American Sign Language II
July 27, 2000 CSLNG 2109104, American Sign Language, Intermediate I SGNL 2301 Intermediate American Sign Language I
July 27, 2000 CSLNG 2109105, American Sign Language, Intermediate II SGNL 2302 Intermediate American Sign Language II
July 27, 2000 CSLNG 2109108, Interpreting I SLNG 2401 Interpreting I
July 27, 2000 CSLNG 2109110, Interpreting II SLNG 2402 Interpreting II
July 27, 2000 CSLNG 2109112, Interpreting III SLNG 2431 Interpreting III
July 27, 2000 CSLNG 2109109, Interpreting in Educational Settings SLNG 2315 Interpreting in Educational Settings

 Pharmacy Technology

Effective Date CE Course(s) Credit Course(s)
October 12, 2000 PHRA 1005, Drug Classification PHRA 1305, Drug Classification
October 12, 2000 PHRA 1013, Community Pharmacy Practice PHRA 1413, Community Pharmacy Practice
October 12, 2000 PHRA 1049, Institutional Pharmacy Practice PHRA 1449, Institutional Pharmacy Practice
October 12, 2000 PHRA 1009, Pharmacy Math I PHRA 1309, Pharmaceutical Mathematics I
October 12, 2000 PHRA 1047, Pharmacy Math II PHRA 1347, Pharmaceutical Mathematics II
October 12, 2000 PHRA 1004, Pharmacotherapy and Disease Process PHRA 1304, Pharmacotherapy and Disease Process
October 12, 2000 PHRA 1043, Pharmacy Technology Certification Review PHRA 1143, Pharmacy Technician Certification Review
October 12, 2000 PHRA 1045, Admixture and Sterile Compounding PHRA 1345, Compounding Sterile Preparations
October 12, 2000 PHRA 1002, Pharmacy Law PHRA 1102, Pharmacy Law

 Professional Office Technology

Effective Date CE Course(s) Credit Course(s)
August 28, 2003 CPOFM 2102701, Medical Insurance Comprehensive POFM 1327, Medical Insurance
August 28, 2003 CPOFT 2100108, Business Communications POFT 1301, Business English
August 28, 2003 CPOFT2100903, Administrative Office Proced I Comp POFT 1309, Admin Office Procedures I
August 28, 2003 CPOFT2102901, Keyboard & Document Format Comp POFT 1329, Beginning Keyboarding
August 28, 2003 CPOFT2200101, Doc. Format & Skillbuilding Comp POFT 2301, Intermediate Keyboarding
August 28, 2003 CITSW2100101, Word Processing Introduction Comp ITSW 1301, Intro to Word Processing
August 28, 2003 CPOFT 2102501, Business Computations, Comp POFT 1325, Business Math Using Technology

 Visual Communications

Effective Date CE Course(s) Credit Course(s)
September 14, 2004 CARTC 2100202 Digital Imaging 1 ARTC 1302 Digital Imaging I
September 14, 2004 CARTC 2101302 Digital Publishing ARTC 1313 Digital Publishing I
September 14, 2004 CARTC 2101701 Design Communication 1 ARTC 1317 Design Communication I
September 14, 2004 CARTC 2105301 Computer Illustration ARTC 1353 Computer Illustration
September 14, 2004 CIMED 2100101 Introduction to Multimedia IMED 1301 Introduction to Digital Media
September 14, 2004 CIMED 2101605 Web Page Design 1 IMED 1316 Web Design I
September 14, 2004 CRTVB 2102501 TV Studio Production RTVB 1325 TV Studio Production