PLA by Licensure or Industry Certification

Lone Star College has established equivalent course credit 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.

Courses for Licensure or Professional Certification

Computer Information Technology

Course # Course Name Licensure or Industry Certification
ITCC 1375

CISCO EXPLORATION 1

Cisco Certified Network Associate 
(CCNA) Certification 
(completed in the last 18 months)

ITCC 1376 CISCO EXPLORATION 2

Cisco Certified Network Associate 
(CCNA) Certification 
(completed in the last 18 months)

ITCC 2378 CISCO EXPLORATION 3

Cisco Certified Network Associate 
(CCNA) Certification 
(completed in the last 18 months)

ITCC 2379 CISCO EXPLORATION 4

Cisco Certified Network Associate
(CCNA) Certification 
(completed in the last 18 months)

ITSC 1325

PERSONAL COMPUTER HARDWARE

A+ Certification

ITSC 1305

INTRODUCTION TO PC OPERATING SYSTEMS

A+ Certification

ITNW 1325

FUNDAMENTALS OF NETWORKING TECHNOLOGIES

Net+ Certification 
(completed in 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 2415 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)
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

Students who enter the Interpreter Training Program with Texas' BEI or national RID (Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf) certification receive advanced standing for the following courses:

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 Transliteration 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 1309

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 - WELDER/WELDING

  • 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)