04 February 2015
Statement Regarding College Credit FastTrack
By John J. “Ski” Sygielski, Ed.D.
President of HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College
College Credit FastTrack will assist any future or current HACC student with prior life or college experience that can be applied toward a degree or certificate program.
HACC already allows credit for prior work or life experience using the Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) process. The College Credit FastTrack online resource will allow students to explore programs at HACC to find out how their prior experience can apply toward multiple degrees, rather than the process of selecting just one degree to explore. College Credit FastTrack will make the process easier for the student.
For nontraditional students with other training and experience, switching careers will become a smoother process. For active-duty military and veteran students, it will become easier to transfer their military training into a civilian career through education at HACC. Students who have experience in health care fields, trades and technology, and education will work with faculty on how to best document their experience in a portfolio for college credit.
HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College, offers more than 150 career and transfer associate degree, certificate and diploma programs to nearly 20,000 students at campuses in Gettysburg, Harrisburg, Lancaster, Lebanon and York and through online classes. In addition, HACC serves more than 29,000 students in noncredit workforce development, public safety, adult basic education and continuing education programs offered at all campuses and off-site locations in many communities in Central Pennsylvania. For more information on how HACC is uniquely YOURS, visit www.hacc.edu.