Jun 20, 2024  
2024-2025 Catalog 
2024-2025 Catalog

Credit for Prior Learning

Board Policy 4235

The El Camino Community College District allows students to receive credit for prior learning for a specific course by demonstrating mastery of the course content, objectives, and outcomes.

Credit may be earned by students who satisfactorily pass authorized examinations in accordance with Title 5 section 55050. Procedures for granting credit for prior learning will be developed in collegial consultation with the Academic Senate.

Updated lists of courses eligible for credit for prior learning, as determined by appropriate faculty, shall be kept in the academic and counseling division offices as well as the records office. It shall be established that the knowledge, skills, and/or experiences gained outside the regular College curriculum are compatible with the course objectives for which credit is requested. Proficiency in subject matter or skills shall be assessed through examination, portfolio, or skills demonstration, and must be at the level expected of students who have successfully completed the course at El Camino College.

The eligibility and fee requirements, along with the procedures and restrictions for obtaining credit for prior learning, shall be on file in the Administrative Procedures Handbook. These are available in the College records office, counseling services, and all academic division offices. They are also published in the College Catalog and Schedule of Classes.

Eligibility Requirements

For eligibility requirements and procedure for earning credit for prior learning, visit the El Camino College Admissions webpage www.elcamino.edu/admissions/credit.asp.


Units earned by examination are not to be considered a part of the student’s subject load. Units shall not be used for reports to Selective Service, Social Security, Veterans Affairs, or similar agencies and shall not be considered in verifying eligibility for athletics or student government.

Courses Eligible for Credit by Examination

Business Division

Computer Information Systems

Health Sciences and Athletics Division

Industry and Technology Division

Manufacturing Technology