The Individualized Studies program recognizes valuable training and/or work experience by giving students in technical fields the opportunity to receive college credits for their experiences and to apply that experience and knowledge to an associate's degree. It assists individuals in their preparation for career advancement or change. In the first semester, the student will develop a Personal Education Plan (PEP) directly related to career or educational goals. The PEP requires the approval of the department head.
This select program has three components:
- Prior learning assessment:12-30 credits in the Technical/Occupational core from industry certifications, work experience, non-credit to credit program articulations, and evidence of other demonstrated competencies
- 21 credits of General Education
- 6-24 credits taken as part of a Personal Education Plan