How our Learning Experience Program works. Certifications & Accreditations
  How Our Learning Experience Program Works!  
Too Busy Working to Sit in a Classroom?

No problem. Almeda College's non-residential Life Experience Degree and Certificate program can help adults like you who have special expertise or experience earn an Associate, Bachelor's or Master's degree without ever going back to school.

How can you do it? To be approved for a Life Experience Degree or Certificate, all you have to do is show that you have substantial knowledge and experience in a given field.

Street Smarts vs. Book Smarts
Unlike traditional colleges, at Almeda, you are not awarded a degree simply because you are good at reading books or cramming for tests. Instead, your degree is based on a practical demonstration of your competency in the skills and knowledge essential for mastery of your field. Necessary skills and knowledge are chosen in consultation with recognized professionals in each field. Most applicants who qualify for enrolment at Almeda do so based on prior work or life experience. However, applicants who claim to be experts in a certain field but lack the requisite work experience or education are sometimes asked to validate their abilities through competency testing. Competency in a chosen field can be tested in a variety of ways depending on the degree for which you are applying. Our assessments range from traditional written tests, research papers, and oral presentations to hands-on, non-traditional methods, such as science experiments, computer programming assignments, and business plan writing.

Potentially Qualifying Life Experiences Include:

Previous college courses
CLEP (College Level Examination Program) results
DANTES (Non-Traditional Educational Support) results
Non-credit courses
Professional accomplishments
Employer-sponsored training
Certificates of achievement
Military training
Independent reading, viewing, listening, or writing
Professional development workshops
Volunteer activities
Community Service

If you have any of these credentials, plus any others that you think might be applicable, they may qualify you for one year, two years, up to an entire college degree!

More information on our Life Experience Programs:

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