Developing Your Portfolio for College Credit

Developing Your Portfolio for College Credit is an online self-paced course that guides students step-by-step through the preparation of components required for a LearningCounts prior learning assessment portfolio evaluation, which may be worth college credit. After completing the course, students can submit a portfolio for assessment by CAEL-trained faculty (cost for each portfolio assessment is $125). Courses that are unable to have Portfolio Credit applied are:

  • Capstone Courses
  • Internship Courses
  • Developmental Education Courses
  • Courses in Health Sciences Division
  • Workforce Division Courses that occur during the 2nd semester and beyond
  • Lab Courses
  • Courses that are lecture/lab combined

The course is comprised of 8 interactive online modules (that can be completed within 4-6 hours). Students should also prepare to spend 10-20 hours researching and developing materials for the portfolio. Students recommended, but not required, for this area of credit have:

  • At least 5 years of professional experience in an applied area that aligns with courses offered at Texarkana College
  • Have taken or tested out of ENGL 1301 and are comfortable writing a 5-10 page paper
  • Have completed at least one other online course
  • Have flexibility within their degree plan to earn portfolio credits