Has anyone tried getting college credit for STCW classes. There are one or two places that offer them unfortunately I’ve already taken all my STCW classes. I’m thinking if a school offered them it could provide a great opportunity for working Mariners to earn a degree. Any ideas? thoughts?
In Oregon a few four year schools have that program. It goes by several names. On of the more common is " Credit Overlay."
Then there is somthing called “Assessment of Prior Learning” (APEL).
Try Googling: "College credit for work experience."
But ya, it all boils down to showem what ya got, college evaluates your certs/learning, you pay the tuition for the credits, ta da! Its pretty common among four year schools. The trick is knowing what each school calls it. A good place to start is a school’s Registrar’s Office. Give them a call and start asking.
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