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Prior Learning Assessment: Credit Options

Prior Learning Pathways

York County Community College recognizes several pathways for the assessment of prior learning, which includes learning that was not obtained in the traditional classroom setting such as work and volunteer experience, military training, workshops, professional certifications, etc.  We encourage our students to explore all of the options available to them.  Students seeking credit for prior learning must be formally admitted (matriculated) into a degree program and also must meet the minimum program residency requirement in order to be awarded a degree at YCCC.  

Requests for prior learning credit should be made during the admissions process or shortly thereafter, for consideration in degree planning. The final decision regarding acceptance of all prior learning credits rests with YCCC.

Credit Limitations:

Students may earn up to 75% of the total credits required for graduation through a combination of all forms of prior learning (transfer and articulated credits, portfolio, CLEP credit, AP credit, ACE credit, etc.) Credits earned for learning that occurred prior to admittance will not count toward the academic residency requirement. All degree or certificate students must complete at least 25% of the program credit hours directly through YCCC. Although credits earned through prior learning will count toward degree requirements, any grades and/or credits received will not be including in computing the grade point average (GPA).

Prior Learning Options for Credit:

  • Articulation Agreements
  • Dual Enrollment or Concurrent Enrollment Programs
  • Military Experience/Training - ACE evaluated
  • Portfolio Development
  • Professional Certifications
  • Registered Apprenticeship Programs
  • Standardized Exams
  • Transfer Credit for Previous Courses
  • Workplace Training - ACE evaluated

Click here to see if you can Get Credit for What You Know.

Click here for a full list of Prior Learning Pathways.

Adult Ed Articulation Agreements

HS & CTE Articulation Agreements

All Maine CTE Centers – Culinary and Precision Machining Technology (PMT)

Biddeford Regional Center of Technology (BRCOT)Accounting I and II; Computer Applications (Business IT Program); Computer Applications (Medical/Legal Studies Programs); Early Childhood EducationEngineering, Architecture, & DraftingInvesting and Personal Finance;  Legal Studies;  Medical Assisting

Old Orchard Beach High SchoolCulinary Arts I, II, and Advanced

Sanford Regional Technical Center (SRTC)Culinary Arts; Precision Machining I and II

Somersworth Career Technical Center  Culinary Arts

Winnisquam Regional HS, Agricultural Ed Center Animal Science I and II

York High SchoolIntro to College Algebra

Other Training


CDA Development Center/Opportunity Alliance – Child Development Associates (CDA) Training

Northern Maine Community College  – Non-Credit Computer Training

YCCC Workforce Development  – Non-Credit Foundations of Math I and II

YCCC Workforce Development  – Non-Credit Paralegal Studies

YCCC Workforce Development  – Corning MTack Program

YCCC Workforce Development  – Pratt & Whitney NextGen Program

YCCC Workforce Development  – Machine Operator Program

YCCC Workforce Development  -  Medical Assisting