Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) 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 1419 Automotive Engine Repair ASE A1 Engine Repair
AUMT 2425 Automatic Transmission and Transaxle ASE A2 Automatic Transmission/Transaxle
AUMT 2413 Automotive Drive Train & Axles ASE A3 Manual Drive Train & Axles
AUMT 1416 Suspension and Steering ASE A4 Suspension & Steering
AUMT 1410 Automotive Brake Systems ASE A5 Brakes
AUMT 1407 and AUMT 2437 Automotive Electrical Systems AND Automotive Electronics ASE A6 Electrical/Electronic Systems

 Computer Information Technology

Course # Course Name Licensure or Industry Certification
ITCC 1375   Introduction to Networks Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) Certification or Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician (CCENT) within the last 3 years
ITCC 1376 Routing and Switching Essentials Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) Certification or Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician within the last 3 years
ITCC 2378 Scaling Networks Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) Certification within the last 3 years
ITCC 2379 Connecting Networks 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 1305 Introduction to PC Operating Systems CompTIA A+ Certification within the last 2 years
ITSC 1325 Personal Computer Hardware 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 & Law Enforcement

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
Law Enforcement courses available only to students with the Law Enforcement AAS degree declared as their program of study.
CJLE 1506 Basic Peace Officer I TCOLE-authorized, Law Enforcement Academy Certificate of Completion (or) TCOLE Peace Officer License
CJLE 1512 Basic Peace Officer II TCOLE-authorized, Law Enforcement Academy Certificate of Completion (or) TCOLE Peace Officer License
CJLE 1518 Basic Peace Officer III TCOLE-authorized, Law Enforcement Academy Certificate of Completion (or) TCOLE Peace Officer License
CJLE 1524 Basic Peace Officer IV TCOLE-authorized, Law Enforcement Academy Certificate of Completion (or) 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)
DMSO 1342 Intermediate Ultrasound Physics American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS)
DMSO 2351 Doppler Physics American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS)
DMSO 1302 Basic Ultrasound Physics Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI)
DMSO 1342 Intermediate Ultrasound Physics Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI)

 Emergency Medical Technician

Course #   Course Name Licensure or Industry Certification
EMSP 1160 CLINICAL - EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY/ TECHNICIAN TDH EMT-Basic Certification or higher
EMSP 1161 CLINICAL - EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY/TECHNICIAN: PARAMEDIC I TDH Paramedic Certification
EMSP 1162 CLINICAL - EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY/TECHNICIAN: PARAMEDIC II TDH Paramedic Certification
EMSP 1501 EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN - BASIC TDH EMT-Basic Certification or higher
EMSP 2160 CLINICAL - EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY/TECHNICIAN: PARAMEDIC III TDH Paramedic Certification
EMSP 2361 CLINICAL EMS TDH 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
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

 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)

 Pharmacy Technology

Course #   Course Name Licensure or Industry Certification
PHRA 1143 Pharmacy Technician Certificate Review Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT)

 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)

 Nursing

Course #   Course Name Licensure or Industry Certification
RNSG 1105 PREPARATION FOR BASIC CARE Certified Nurse Aide (CNA)
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

 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)