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Credit for Prior Learning

Certification to Curriculum Crosswalk

Students enrolled in pre-approved continuing education training courses may request awarded credit in corresponding curriculum programs. They must first register, pay, and pass the continuing education course with a satisfactory grade. In order to request awarded credit, the student must be enrolled in the corresponding curriculum program.

The list of pre-approved continuing education courses with corresponding curriculum programs is available in the tables below:

Health and Wellness

Certification and/or Continuing Education CoursePCC EquivalencyHours
NURSE AIDE
Current NC Nurse Aide I Registry NAS 101 6
Current NC Board of Nursing NA II Listing NAS 102 6
COSMETOLOGY
Current NC Cosmetology License
Student must be seeking GOT degree
NOT certificate or diploma program
COS 111,112,113,114,115,116,118, 24041
MEDICAL CODING/HEALTHCARE MANAGEMENT TECHNOLOGY
CPC Certificate OST 148, OST 247, OST 248 7
CCA Certificate OST 148, OST 247, OST 248 7
CCS-P Certificate OST 148, OST 248 7
MED 3300I and MED 3300J (taken at PCC only) MED 121, MED 122, OST 247, OST 248, OST 249, OST 250, OST 148 21
CCS-P or CCA or CPC MED 121, MED 122, OST 247, OST 248, OST 249, OST 250, OST 148 21
EMS/MEDICAL
Basic First Aid & BLS Certification through American Heart Association HSC 120 2
Current EMT (NCOEMS) OR National Registered EMT EMS 110 9
Current AEMT (NCOEMS) OR National Registered AEMT EMS 110, EMS 120, EMS 121 17
Current Paramedic (NCOEMS) OR National Registered Paramedic EMS 110, EMS 122, EMS 130, EMS- 131, EMS 160, EMS 220, EMS 221, EMS 231, EMS- 240, EMS 241, EMS 250, EMS 260, EMS 270, EMS 285 45
EMS 3163 BIO 163 5
Current EMS Level I Instructor (at any EMS Credential Level) OR Current EMS Level II (at any Credential Level) EMS 125 3
EMS 3200 EMS Management EMS 235 EMS Management2

Public Safety

Certification and/or Continuing Education CoursePCC EquivalencyHours
FIRE
NC Firefighter I & II FIP 120 3
NC Fire & Life Safety Educator III FIP 124 3
NC Fire Investigator Technician (FIT) OR NC Certified Fire Investigator (CFI) FIP 128 3
NC Fire Prevention Inspector Level I (Standard Certificate) FIP 136
NC Fire Instructor II FIP 224 3
NC Hazardous Materials Technician OR NC Level II Hazardous Materials Responder FIP 230 3
NC Fire Officer IIChoose One: FIP 226 FIP 240 FIP 248 FIO 276 4
FIP 4728 Managing Fire Services FIP 276 Managing Fire Services4
LAW ENFORCEMENT
Certified NC Law Enforcement Officer OR Certified NC Sheriff’ Deputy CJC 110 OR
All of the following:
CJC 120 CJC 131 CJC 132 CJC 221 CJC 225 CJC 231
PLUS one of the following:
PED 100 PED 117 PED 119 PED 121 PED 125
20
NC Correctional Officer – General CJC 141 CJC 225
Plus one of the following:
CJC 232 CJC 233
9
NC Probation and Parole Officer – General or Probationary CJC 241 3
NC Juvenile Justice Officer – General or Probationary CJC 113 3
Sheriffs’ Detention Officer CJC 141 CJC 225
Plus one of the following:
CJC 232 CJC 233
9
Criminal Justice Instructor –   General COM 231 3
CJC 5010 Service Law & Ethics PAD 152 Ethics in Government3
CJC 5015 Local Govt. & Finance PAD 251 Public Finance & Budgeting3
CJC 5015 Public Administration PAD 151 Intro to Public Admin3
CJC 5015 LEO Mgmt. & Supervision CJC 240 Law Enfor Mgmt. & Supervision3
NATIONAL INCIDENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
National Incident    Management System (NIMS) ICS 100, ICS 200, ICS 300 and ICS 400 EPT 150 3

Business Studies and Emerging Technologies

Certification and/or Continuing Education CoursePCC EquivalencyHours
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
IT Support Technician – CompTIA A+ (CompTIA A+ Certification) – CTS 3250 CTS 120 3
Cloud and Storage Concepts – Amazon Web Services Certified Cloud Practitioner – (AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner) – CTI 141 3
Computer Programming – C# (C# Certification) – CSC 3110 CSC 153 3
Computer Programming – Java SE 8 OCA Certification Part I (Oracle Certified Associate Java SE 8 Programmer) – CSC 31110A CSC 151 3
Computer Programming – Java SE 8 OCA Certification Part II (Oracle Certified Associate Java SE 8 Programmer) – CSC 31110B CSC 251 3
Computer Programming – PCEP (Certified Entry Level Python Programmer) – CSC 3110 CSC 121 3
Cybersecurity – CompTIA Security+ (CompTIA Sec+ Certification) – CCT 3110 SEC 110 3
Database Concepts – AWS Certified Database Specialist – DBA 3110 DBA 120 3
Database Concepts – Azure Fundamentals Certification (MS Certified: Azure Fundamentals) – DBA 3110 DBA 120 3
Microsoft Software Development Fundamentals (Software Development Fundamentals – Exam 98-361) – CSC 3154 CIS 115 3
Office Software Application – MOS Excel Associate (MOS Excell Associate – MO-200) – OST 3100 CTS 130 3
Office Software Application – MOS PowerPoint Associate (MOS PowerPoint Associate – MO-300) – OST 3100 CTS 125 3
Networking Technology – AWS Certified Advanced Networking (AWS Certified Advanced Networking – Specialty) – NET 3100NBET 1103
Networking Technology – CCNA (CCNA) – NET 3100 NET 110 3
Networking Technology – CompTIA Net+ (CompTIA Net+ Certification) – NET 3110 NET 110 3
Networking Technology – MS Networking Fundamentals Certification (MTA: Networking Fundamentals) – NET 3110 NET 110 3

Technical and Manufacturing Programs 

Certification and/or Continuing Education CoursePCC EquivalencyHours
WELDING
Welding I – WLD 3106  WLD 110  2
Welding I – WLD 3106  WLD 110  2
Welding II – WLD 3106 Must take Welding I before Welding II  WLD 122  4