Credit Recommendations

Many non-collegiate instruction and training programs have been evaluated to determine if the material taught is equivalent to college courses, leading to formal Credit Recommendations.

The programs listed alphabetically on this page represent those that are recognized as equivalent to particular Bucks courses. Click on the program name to reveal the associated course(s).

If you find your training program listed here and the equivalent course(s) is in your Bucks Program of Study, submit a PLA Application and official transcript or credential to seek equivalent credit.

ACE and National CCRS Evaluated Courses

The American Council on Education (ACE) and the National College Credit Recommendation Service (National CCRS) evaluate non-collegiate instructional programs to provide credit recommendations. If your training was evaluated by one of these agencies, the institution that provided your training will be able to provide a detailed transcript with credit recommendations. If any of those credit recommendations are equivalent to a course(s) in your Bucks Program of Study, submit a PLA Application and official transcript to seek equivalent credit.

ACT 135 training program

CRIJ998 – Criminal Justice Elective – 3 credits

Childhood Development Associate
with current CDA Credential

EDUC105 – Foundations for Early Learning PreK-4 – 3 credits
EDUC115 – Observing and Recording the Behavior of Young Children – 3 credits

Cisco CCNA/CCNE
with certification

CISC235 – Network Devices – 4 credits

CompTIA A+
with certification

CISC128 – Comparative Operating Systems – 4 credits
CISC201 – Managing and Maintaining the PC – 4 credits

Comp TIA Net+
with certification

CISC143 – Essentials of Networking – 4 credits

Department of Corrections Basic Training program
completed after June 1, 2003

CRIJ260 – Probation and Parole-3 credits
CRIJ275 – Introduction to Correctional Administration-3 credits
CRIJ280 – Cooperative Education –Criminal Justice–3 credits
HLTH110 – Responding to Emergencies–3 credits

Deputy Sheriff’s Basic Training program

CRIJ100 – Introduction to Administration of Criminal Justice – 3 credits
CRIJ110 – Crimes and Offenses – 3 credits
CRIJ120 – Criminal Evidence – 3 credits
HLTH110 or HLTH140, depending upon current certification

Emergency Medical Technician
with current certification

BIOL115 - Basic Human Anatomy - 3 credits
HLTH110 - Responding to Emergencies - 3 credits

Federal Law Enforcement training program

CRIJ130 – Police Crime Lab – 3 credits

Firefighter I
with IFSAC or Pro-Board Certification

FRSC100 - Introduction to Fire Science - 3 credits

First Responder
with current certification

HLTH110 - Responding to Emergencies - 3 credits

Microsoft MCSE
with current certification

CISC144 – Introduction to Microsoft Desktop – 4 credits
CISC244 – Introduction to Microsoft Server – 4 credits

National Fire Academy Resident Course R206
Fire/Arson Origin and Cause Investigations
with IFSAC or Pro-Board Certification

FRSC206 - Fire Investigation - 3 credits

National Fire Academy Resident Course R243
Hazardous Materials Incident Management
with IFSAC or Pro-Board Certification

FRSC202 - Hazardous Materials - 3 credits

National Fire Academy Resident Course R297
Command and Control Decision Making at Multiple Alarm Incidents
with IFSAC or Pro-Board Certification

FRSC201 - Strategy and Tactics - 3 credits

Novell CNA or CNE
with certification

CISC202 – Network Administration – 4 credits

Paramedic Certificate
with current certification

BIOL115 - Basic Human Anatomy - 3 credits
HLTH110 - Responding to Emergencies - 3 credits
HLTH103 - Life and Health - 3 credits
MEDA120 - Medical Terminology - 3 credits

Police Academy ACT 120 training program
graduated January 2000 or later

CRIJ100 – Introduction to Administration of Criminal Justice – 3 credits
CRIJ110 – Crimes and Offenses – 3 credits
CRIJ120 – Criminal Evidence – 3 credits
CRIJ130 – Police Crime Lab – 3 credits
CRIJ140 – Criminal Procedure – 3 credits
CRIJ160 – Juvenile Delinquency and Laws Pertaining to Children – 3 credits
HLTH110 or HLTH140, depending upon current certification


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