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We can tell you everything you need to know about Prior Learning…

Attend our PLA Information Meeting on Monday, March 11 to learn how you can earn college credit and save time and money through our Prior Learning Assessment program. BP John Administration building, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. Call 503.699.6260 for more information.

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Donna Gentry: Deepening Existing Knowledge

Donna Gentry, a Communications major, completed her Prior Learning Assessment Portfolio, earning 36 credits for college-level knowledge that she gained through her professional and personal experiences. She wrote for the following courses that focused on her major and greatly enhanced her professional work in teaching adults and designing corporate trainings: CCM 320 Public Presentations CCM 321 Small Group Communication […]

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Greg Carradine: He Learned A Lot In High School (Working There!)

Greg Carradine, a Human Communication major, recently completed his 32-credit Prior Learning Assessment Portfolio — Congratulations, Greg! Greg used his personal experiences as well as those from his professional life as a high school teacher and athletic coach to demonstrate his college-level competency for these courses: Effective Listening Small Group Communication Conflict Management Nonverbal Communication Planning & Facilitating Difficult […]

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Victoria Hurlock: Establishing a Rhythm

Victoria Hurlock recently completed her PLA Portfolio with 27 credits. Victoria’s major is Communication, and the topics she wrote for were: CCM 321 Small Group Communication CCM 323 Effective Listening CCM 325 Communication of Self-Esteem CCM 337 Gender and Communication CCM 346 Conflict Management COL 340 Organizational Communication COL 426 Team Building MSD 130 Creative Problem-Solving RE 100 […]

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Helen Fern: Informed by Life Experience

Helen is a Human Studies major, and she earned credit through the PLA program for the following courses: Introduction to Photography Mushroom Identification and Taxonomy Anasazi Archeology Conflict Management Effective Listening Psychology of Loss and Grief Three of these topics were grounded in her hobbies and avocations (she has some great mushroom recipes and some amazing photographs!). […]

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Christy Dirren: Validate and Celebrate

Christy Dirren, an Organizational Communications major, talks about her experiences in the Prior Learning Assessment program. Christy earned 12 credits toward her Bachelor’s degree by writing essays based on learning from her prior experiences. The PLA topics that Christy wrote for were: Managing Transitions Team Building Principles of Instructional Design Youth Ministry 101 Christy — […]

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Barbara Eckroad: Tips from a Distance Student

Barbara Eckroad recently submitted her PLA Portfolio for the maximum number of credits allowed — 45! For Barbara, all of that life experience has added up — big time! Barbara is an Interdisciplinary Studies major with concentrations in English, Literature & Writing, Media Studies, and Religious Studies. The topics she wrote for were: LIT 223: Introduction to Literary Genre […]

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Chris Brinks: Becoming More Cognizant Of Learning

Chip Brinks, a Real Estate Studies major from Southern California (with extensive experience in the Real Estate industry), just completed a 33-credit Prior Learning Assessment Portfolio. He wrote for the following topics: BA 238:  Sales / Selling as a Profession RE 140: Intro to Property Management RE 155: Intro to Escrow MSD 117 and 161: Customer […]

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