Transfer work experience to Columbia College

We award academic credit for work experiences, professional licensure and military training at Columbia College.

As long as you complete at least 60 credit hours through traditional college coursework, you may earn the remaining required credits through traditional or non-traditional sources.


  • Transfer experience

    Columbia College grants credit for non-traditional learning experiences such as technical training, professional licensure and certification. 

    View credit sources
  • Military experience

    In addition to training, Columbia College awards credit for serving in the military. Military Experience (ME) credit is based on a student’s length of service and rank.

    View military experience credit
  • Credit for Prior Learning

    We award academic credit for demonstrated knowledge through Credit for Prior Learning.

    Learn more about CPL