Credit for Prior Learning

Earn College Credit for What You Already Know

Many students enroll at Blackhawk Technical College with the potential to get college credit toward a degree or diploma because they have attended a different college or university, have professional experience or took college courses in high school. It’s also possible to be granted credit for career-related knowledge and skills you’ve already mastered.

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Transfer Credit

Have you completed classes or degrees at other institutions? Blackhawk Technical College awards transfer of credits from other accredited institutions of higher education. See if your educational achievements apply.

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Credit for Work & Life Experience

Take advantage of your time in the workforce to get a jump start on your degree! Earn credit for your work, apprenticeship, business, industrial or other applied experiences. Learn more about our evaluation process. 

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Credit for Military Training & Service

As a member of the military, you may be eligible for college credit based on coursework that you already completed throughout boot camp, basic training, officer training school or other training. Find out how to get started today.

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Credit by Exam

Save time and money toward your degree through College Level Examination Program (CLEP) exams. CLEP exams help you get college credits for what you already know, for a fraction of the cost of a college course. Get started by learning more about CLEP and our local Challenge Exams.


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