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CVTC offers college credit for prior experiences

EAU CLAIRE, – Many people feel that although they have never taken a college class on a subject, they know a great deal about it, based on prior experiences. Chippewa Valley Technical College (CVTC) is now offering college credit for the learning gained from such experiences, through its Credit for Prior Learning program.

Members of the public are invited to attend one of the one-hour information sessions on the program, starting at noon and 6 p.m. on Jan. 6 and Jan. 22 at the Eau Claire campus.

Credit for Prior Learning grants college credit toward an associate degree or technical diploma for previous knowledge and skills that directly relate to the curriculum of a CVTC class. Previous knowledge and skills, which would be assessed by CVTC, may be the result of work, volunteer experiences, certifications, apprenticeships, military training, or professional development.

Receiving credit for prior learning can enable a student to finish a degree program faster and save money on tuition and fees.

The information sessions will be held in room 120L inside the Learning Center in the Business Education Center, 620 W. Clairemont Ave., Eau Claire. For more information, including scheduling for additional information sessions in the future, go to www.cvtc.edu/cpl, or contact Jenna Kulasiewicz at jkulasiewicz1@cvtc.edu or 715-833-6327.

Chippewa Valley Technical College delivers superior, progressive technical education which improves the lives of students, meets the workforce needs of the region, and strengthens the larger community. Campuses are located in Chippewa Falls, Eau Claire, Menomonie, Neillsville and River Falls. CVTC serves an 11-county area in west central Wisconsin. CVTC is part of the Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS) and is one of 16 WTCS colleges located throughout the state.