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PLA by Portfolio

Portfolio allows students to request course credit for knowledge and skills acquired through employment, cooperative (co-op) education and/or training. Lone Star College will not award credit based solely on years of employment. Experiences must be verifiable and demonstrate achievement of learning objectives for the course credit requested. In addition to documentation, students may be asked to display specific skills and/or complete an interview to assess content knowledge.

Advisors will verify students meet general PLA criteria then refer them to a program contact (faculty, department chair or dean). In this process, students interact closely with a program contact to complete the following:

  • Determine whether credit assessment through portfolio is suitable
  • Identify eligibility requirements specific to portfolio assessment
  • Review LSC course learning objectives that must be mastered through the prior learning experience
  • Receive guidance on documenting learning and collecting evidence

Courses Approved for Credit

Portfolio is a suitable credit assessment option for a number of courses. PLA by portfolio is not limited to the academic programs and courses listed below. Students must speak with a program contact to identify course credit opportunities within a content area.

Education

EDUC 1301 Introduction to The Teaching Profession

Eligibility Requirements:
Students must have successfully completed the following high school courses
1. Instructional Practices in Education and Training (INPREDTR) 
2. Practicum in Education and Training (PRACEDTR)


Foreign Languages

CHIN 1411 Beginning Chinese I Fulbright-Consortium Study Abroad in Taiwan

Human Services

Eligibility Requirements:
1. Certificate from the Institute of Chemical Dependency Studies (ICDS) 
2. Pursuing an AAS degree in Human Services 

If you have successfully completed the following courses at ICD, you may qualify to apply for up to 15 credit hours by portfolio. Please contact your Human Services faculty or the department chair for more information.

Course Required at ICDS for Basic Certificate

Lone Star Course Recommended

The Basics of Addiction Counseling & The Physiology of Addiction

DAAC 1319 Introduction to Alcohol & Other Drugs

Basic Counseling Skills & Methods

DAAC 1417 Basic Counseling Skills

Chemical Dependency and the Family

CMSW 1353 Family Intervention Strategies

Advanced Counseling Skills & Methods

DAAC 1311 Counseling Theories

Practicum

DAAC 2360 Clinical Practicum


Management 

BMGT 1327 Principles of Management

EBC-BUS 024:Effective Presentation Skills AND
LDC-BUS 023: Through the eyes of a Child: Diversity and Inclusion AND
LDC-BUS 15: Goal Setting and Strategic Planning AND
LDC-MGT 019: Project Management Overview AND
LDC-MGT 030: Coaching for Development AND
LDC-MGT 033: Creating A Positive Workplace AND
LDC-MGT 038: Harnessing Your Employees' Strengths AND
LSC-MGT 039: Leadership Communication AND
LDC-MGT 040: Managing Change AND
LDC-MGT 042: Creative Problem Solving AND
LDC-MGT 044: The Do's and Don'ts of Delegation AND
LDC-MGT 046: Leadership 101 AND
LDC-MGT 049: Conducting Effective Meetings

BMGT 1301 Supervision EBC-BUS 009: Plan Your Day To Save Time AND
LDC-BUS 002: Conflict Resolution: Building Workplace Relationships AND
LDC-BUS 022: New Supervisory Orientation (Nso) AND
LDC-BUS 045: Emotional Intelligence AND
LDC-MGT 030: Coaching For Development AND
LDC-MGT 033: Creating A Positive Workplace AND
LDC-MGT 037: Fundamentals Of Supervision AND
LDC-MGT 038: Harnessing Your Employees' Strengths AND
LDC-MGT 039: Leadership Communication AND
LDC-MGT 040: Managing Change AND
LDC-MGT 042: Creative Problem Solving AND
LDC-MGT 044: The Dos And Don'Ts Of Delegation AND
LDC-MGT 046: Leadership 101 AND
LDC-MGT 049: Conducting Effective Meetings AND
LDC-PRO 001: City Accreditation Program For Supervisors (Caps)

Eligibility Requirements:
1. Portfolio (experience must include ALL EBC, LDC training modules)


Human Resources

HRPO 2301 Human Resources and Development Disney: CP0004 Human Resources Mgmt
HUMD 0114 Career Search Strategies Disney: CP0009 Marketing U-Career Strategies

 

Professional Office Management

POFT 1309

Administrative Office

Procedures I

City of Houston Training:
LDC-BUS 17: Building Legendary Customer Service AND
LDC-BUS 005: Effective Telephone Skills AND
LDC-BUS 0012: Team Dynamcis AND
LDC-BUS 006: The Art of Effective Communication AND
LDC-HR 017: Microsoft Office 2010 Basics AND
LDC-TEC 012: MS PowerPoint Level 1 AND
LDC-TEC 013: MS PowerPoint Level 2 AND
LDC-TEC 014: MS PowerPoint Level 3 AND
LDC-MGT 002: Resolving Conflict in the Workplace AND
LDC-ADP 001: Administration Development Program AND

Eligibility Requirements:
1. Portfolio (experience must include ALL City of Houston training modules listed)


Pharmacy

Internship Experience  PHRA 1361 Clinical I

Eligibility Requirements:
Students will need to provide acceptable documentation for the internship experience. Acceptable documentation to prove the completion of the above internship experience would be a letter from an employer or instructor under whom the student completed the hours of community pharmacy internship experience.  The letter should include the name of the retail pharmacy the student completed the hours with, a description of the types of activities the student participated in, the dates of the clinical experience, and the total number of hours completed by the student.  The letter should also indicate the supervisor verifies that the clinical experience completed by the student provided them with adequate experience to prepare them for employment in the industry.

 

 

 

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