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 Relations
- BUS 157: E-Commerce
- PE 182: Tai Chi
- PE 183: Beginning Karate I and II
- PE : Swim Conditioning
- PAC 242: SCUBA – Open Water
- PAC 243: SCUBA – Advanced
Here is what Chip wrote about in his Final Reflective Essay in regard to his experiences with the PLA program:
Due to the self-discovery involved in the PLA process, I have developed additional learning skills which will empower me for the rest of my life. I now have become much more cognizant of learning and have gained a great deal of self-awareness as I develop knowledge acquired from new experiences. I have become more naturally curious about higher levels of knowledge as I apply the skills I have developed in this process.
Although I enjoyed the PLA process, I did find the pace to be very challenging and found it was wise to take only this course during each session. However, I found the PLA courses were very worthwhile as I have saved a tremendous amount of time in the pursuit of my degree without decreasing the quality of my education.