PLA by Licensure or Industry Certification

Lone Star College System has established equivalent course credit for professional certifications and state licensure. Course credit is based on competencies demonstrated through successful completion of the professional certification or state licensure examination.Students must provide evidence of an official, current Texas licensure or professional certificate to receive credit.Credit is generally awarded only for introductory level courses and will not be awarded for core curriculum.

Courses for Licensure or Professional Certification

Computer Information Technology

Course # Course Name Licensure or Industry Certification
ITCC 1401

CISCO EXPLORATION 1

Cisco Certified Network Associate
(CCNA) Certification
(completed in the last 18 months)

ITCC 1404 CISCO EXPLORATION 2

Cisco Certified Network Associate
(CCNA) Certification
(completed in the last 18 months)

ITCC 2408 CISCO EXPLORATION 3

Cisco Certified Network Associate
(CCNA) Certification
(completed in the last 18 months)

ITCC 2410 CISCO EXPLORATION 4

Cisco Certified Network Associate
(CCNA) Certification
(completed in the last 18 months)

ITSC 1425

PERSONAL COMPUTER HARDWARE

A+ Certification

ITSC 1405

INTRODUCTION TO PC OPERATING SYSTEMS

A+ Certification

ITNW 1425

FUNDAMENTALS OF NETWORKING TECHNOLOGIES

Net+ Certification
(completed in the last 3 years)

ITNW1449

CISCO FUNDAMENTALS OF NETWORK SECURITY

Cisco Network Security
(completed in the last 18 months)

Cosmetology

Course # Course Name Licensure or Industry Certification
CSME 1434 Cosmetology Instructor Cosmetologist Operator Instructor License*
CSME 1435 Orientation to the Instruction of Cosmetology Cosmetologist Operator Instructor License
CSME 2414 Cosmetology
Instructor II
Cosmetologist Operator Instructor License
CSME 2415 Cosmetology
Instructor III
Cosmetologist Operator Instructor License
CSME 2444 Cosmetology
Instructor IV
Cosmetologist Operator Instructor License
CSME 2445 Instructional Theory & Clinical Operation Cosmetologist Operator Instructor License

*Issued by the Texas Department of Licensing & Regulation

Criminal Justice

Course # Course Name Licensure or Industry Certification
CRIJ 1306 Court System & Practices Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officers Standards and Education (TCLOSE)
CRIJ 2314 Criminal Investigation Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officers Standards and Education (TCLOSE)

Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Course # Course Name Licensure or Industry Certification
DMSO1302 Basic Ultrasound Physics American Registry of
Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS)
DMSO 1342 Intermediate Ultrasound Physics American Registry of
Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS)
DMSO 2351 Doppler Physics American Registry of
Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS)
DMSO 1302 Basic Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI)
DMSO 1342 Cosmetology
Instructor IV
Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI)

Emergency Medical Technician

Course # Course Name Licensure or Industry Certification
EMSP 1160 CLINICAL - EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY/ TECHNICIAN TDH EMT-Basic Certification or higher
EMSP 1161 CLINICAL - EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY/TECHNICIAN: PARAMEDIC I TDH Paramedic Certification
EMSP 1162 CLINICAL - EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY/TECHNICIAN: PARAMEDIC II TDH Paramedic Certification
EMSP 1501 EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN - BASIC TDH EMT-Basic Certification or higher
EMSP 2160 CLINICAL - EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY/TECHNICIAN: PARAMEDIC III TDH Paramedic Certification
EMSP 2361 CLINICAL EMS TDH Paramedic Certification

Firefighter Certification

Course # Course Name Licensure or Industry Certification
FIRS 1301

FIREFIGHTER CERTIFICATION I

TCFP Basic Firefighter Certification or higher

FIRS 1407

FIREFIGHTER CERTIFICATION II

TCFP Basic Firefighter Certification or higher

FIRS 1313

FIREFIGHTER
CERTIFICATION III

TCFP Basic Firefighter Certification or higher

FIRS 1319

FIREFIGHTER
CERTIFICATION IV

TCFP Basic Firefighter Certification or higher

FIRS 1423

FIREFIGHTER
CERTIFICATION V

TCFP Basic Firefighter Certification or higher

FIRS 1329

FIREFIGHTER
CERTIFICATION VI

TCFP Basic Firefighter Certification or higher

FIRS 1433

FIREFIGHTER
CERTIFICATION VII

TCFP Basic Firefighter Certification or higher

FIRS 2344

DRIVER/OPERATION-PUMPER

TCFP Driver/Operator-Pumper Certification

FIRT 1171

FIREFIGHTER AGILITY AND FITNESS PREPARATION

TCFP Basic Firefighter Certification or higher

FIRT 2171 FITNESS AND AGILITY II TCFP Basic Firefighter Certification or higher

Fire Inspection

Course # Course Name Licensure or Industry Certification
FIRT 1302 PLAN EXAMINER TCFP Basic Fire Inspector or higher
FIRT 1303

FIRE ARSON INVESTIGATION I

TCFP Basic Arson Investigator Certification
or higher

FIRT 1307

FIRE PREVENTION CODES

TCFP Basic Inspector Certification or higher

FIRT 1315

HAZARDOUS MATERIALS I

TCFP Hazardous Materials Technician Certification

FIRT 1327

BUILDING CONSTRUCTION

TCFP Basic Inspector Certification or higher

FIRT 1342 FIRE OFFICER I TCFP Fire Officer I
FIRT 1343 FIRE OFFICER II TCFP Fire Officer II
FIRT 1345

HAZARDOUS MATERIALS II

TCFP Hazardous Materials Technician Certification

FIRT 1408 INSPECTOR I TCFP Basic Fire Inspector or higher
FIRT 1440 INSPECTOR II TCFP Basic Fire Inspector or higher
FIRT 2305

FIRE INSTRUCTOR I

TCFP Instructor / Fire Education Specialist Certification or Texas State Fireman's & Fire Marshal's Association Level II Instructor Certification

FIRT 2307 FIRE INSTRUCTOR II TCFP Instructor II
FIRT 2333

FIRE ARSON INVESTIGATION II

TCFP Basic Arson Investigator Certification
or higher

FIRT 2345 HAZMAT III TCFP Hazmat Technician
FIRT 2359 INSTRUCTOR III TCFP Instructor III

Interpreter Training Technology

Students who enter the Interpreter Training Program with Texas' BEI or national RID (Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf) certification receive advanced standing for the following courses:

Course # Course Name Licensure or Industry Certification

SLNG 1215

Visual/Gestural Communication

BEI Level I CertificationorBEI Basic

SLNG 2401 Interpreting I

BEI Level II, III, IVorV Certification
or
BEI Advanced
or
BEI Master
or
RID Comprehensive Skills Certificate
or
RID Certificate of Interpreting
or
RID Certificate of Transliteration or NIC
or
NIC Advanced
or
NIC Master

SLNG 2315 Interpreting in Educational Settings

BEI Level II, III, IVorV Certification
or
BEI Advanced
or
BEI Master
or
RID Comprehensive Skills Certificate
or
RID Certificate of Interpreting
or
RID Certificate of Transliteration or NIC
or
NIC Advanced
or
NIC Master

Logistics Management

Course # Course Name Licensure or Industry Certification
LMGT 1319 Introduction to Business Logistics Certified Logistics Associate (CLA) and Certified Logistics Technician (CLT)

Pharmacy Technology

Course # Course Name Licensure or Industry Certification
PHRA 1143 Pharmacy Technician Certificate Review Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT)

Professional Office Technology

Course # Course Name Licensure or Industry Certification
POFT 1301 Business English and Administrative Office Procedures Certified Professional Secretary (CPS)
or
Certified Administrative Professional (CAP)
POFT 1309

Business English and Administrative Office Procedures

Certified Professional Secretary (CPS)
or
Certified Administrative Professional (CAP)

Nursing

Course # Course Name Licensure or Industry Certification

RNSG 1105

PREPARATION FOR
BASIC CARE

Certified Nurse Aide

Welding

Course # Course Name Licensure or Industry Certification

WLDG 2380

COOPERATIVE EDUCATION - WELDER/WELDING

  • Senior Welding Inspector (American Welding Society)
  • Certified Welding Inspector (AWS)
  • API 510 (American Petroleum Institute)
  • API 570 (API)
  • API 653 (API)
  • Level II or III (ASNT-RP SNT-TC-1A)
  • Radiographic Interpreter (AWS)
  • Penetrant Testing, Magnetic Particle Testing, Ultrasonic Testing (AWS)
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