The Prior Learning Assessment course instructs students how to petition for college credit for prior college-level learning experience. Malone University recognizes that not all learning takes place in the classroom and awards college credit for learning in two ways: (1) learning through corporate professional and technical training, military and or non-military, and (2) experiential learning through work, home, community, and other environments. This course teaches students to identify learning that can be applied toward college credit and instructs students in the petitioning process. This course is a writing course that teaches students how to write prior learning assessment essays. Students also learn how to document their prior learning, and how to use professional and technical training to apply for college credit.