Due to the demands and commitments of life, you may need to get a quality education and want to earn a degree as quickly as possible. With DCTC’s Fasttrack options, you can earn full time credit by going part time, and still finish within 2 years. These programs have been identified as the most flexible for a learners various needs. Fasttrack programs used an accelerated schedule, which may not be for everyone. The accelerated track is an intense rigor for some. Talk with your Enrollment Advisor about which track is right for you will be important to set yourself up for success.
May have transfer credits from another institution
Could have opportunity to earn credits from prior learning experience
In career transition
May already have a degree but want to build on previous education experience
Returning back after an educational break
How does CPL work?
There are many types of CPL; one of the more popular forms is the portfolio method. This method requires students to document their life experience and demonstrate their similarity to learning gained through formal college education. We then make a determination of the equivalency of the demonstrated learning as it might apply to specific courses within a student's degree program. DCTC makes the determination on the level of credit to be granted based on the outcomes of the assessment in accordance with Minnesota State policies and the Council of Adult Experiential Learning (CAEL).
Other methods of CPL include:
Standardized Tests (CLEP, DSST, AP Exams)
Credit by examination (professional, written, or oral)
Credit for licenses or certifications
Pre-determined credit for training and certifications: