Evaluating Workforce Training for College Credit 


Peirce College is a leader in evaluating workplace training and determining whether it can be awarded as college credit to a degree program or certificate. This work is often done in conjunction with one of our corporate partners. 

Making it possible to earn credit for workplace training creates value for both the organization and their employees in the following ways: 

  • It leverages the investment an organization has made in developing its workplace training. 
  • It helps maximize tuition assistance programs by awarding credit at no cost to employees who have completed that training. 
  • It saves time and money for employees who decide to apply the credits awarded for that training to a degree program or certificate at Peirce.
At Peirce, the evaluation of workplace training is part of our Prior Learning Assessment program.  Prior learning assessment - commonly referred to as PLA - is a group of credit earning methods that allow students to earn credit for college-level knowledge that they have acquired outside the classroom. This includes skills, competencies and expertise gained through years of work, professional training, military training and other experiences.  

For many of our students, PLA validates the training they have completed and the expertise they have developed in their careers. 

In addition to workplace training developed by our corporate partners, Peirce awards credit for a wide range of professional training that has been evaluated by the American Council on Education as well as several professional certifications in IT, cybersecurity, project management and health informatics. 

Interested in learning more? 

To learn how Peirce College can evaluate your organization's workplace training for college credits, contact Charles Cunningham, Director of Corporate Engagement and Partnerships, at cacunningham@peirce.edu or 215.670.9203.

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