Building Pathways Between Credit and Noncredit Coursework

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Building Pathways Between Credit and Noncredit Coursework

Student-centric colleges are breaking down the silos that exist between academic programs and workforce training.

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About Our Past Event

Community colleges have long met local labor market demands through innovative programming and credentials. But, too often, academic programs lack essential skills to prepare students for industry credentials, and workforce training programs offer few pathways into degree programs. In short, students are classified as either “credit” or “noncredit” and have few pathways to round out their skills, even when the training or credential they need is offered at the same college.

Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) has more than 30 years of experience building credit for prior learning into academic programs, and in recent years the college has built more opportunities for students to build skills and credentials needed for today’s labor market.

  • How students in credit programs prepare for industry exams
  • How students in noncredit programs demonstrate competency to earn college credit
  • Why more university partners are accepting these credits into their bachelor’s degree programs
  • About the administrative and faculty burden required for a robust credit-for-prior-leaning program
  • What employers are saying about these new approaches
  • Steven Partridge, Vice President for Strategic Partnership and Workforce Innovation
  • Sharon (Sheri) Robertson, Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs and Interim Chief Academic Officer
  • Chad Knights, Vice President of IET and College Computing
  • Wednesday, April 14, 2021 | 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time

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