Industry Certification, Licensure, and Apprenticeship

You may already have the knowledge required for college credit.

At CCBC, we realize that many students arrive to us already having gained college level learning in a subject area and mastered the content of certain courses. CCBC Credit by Industry Certification or Apprenticeship are articulated credit awarded for CCBC accepted business, industry, and government agencies that have been evaluated and recommended for college credit.

Often these are State or federally registered programs awarding State or Federal Certification within an industry or field. Faculty Evaluators have reviewed these industry recognized certifications and licensure to identify recommended college credits.

Get started with Credit by Articulated PLA:

  • Check if the credential you have is listed below in the approved lists
  • Consult with the Coordinator of Articulation, Transfer, and Prior Learning and Assessment.
  • Meet with the appropriate Subject Matter Faculty Expert (SMFE) to present the Certification, Licensures, or Apprenticeship paperwork.
  • Fill out the appropriate paperwork with the SMFE and take it to the Registration Office.

Articulated PLA Credit by Industry/Apprenticeship @ CCBC

Aviation Technology

Industry Certification Articulated Credits
Certified Air Traffic Controller
(Federal Aviation Administration FAA)
18 towards the AAS and/or
Certificate Air Traffic Control
(AVMT 221, 226, 227, 228, 229, 230)
Certified Aircraft Dispatcher
(FAA)
6 towards the AAS and/or
Certificate Professional Pilot
(AVMT 258, 259)
Certified Airline Transport Pilot
(FAA)
25 towards the AAS and/or
Certificate in Professional Pilot
(AVMT 258, 131, 132, 133, 231, 232, 233, 236, 237, 238)
Certified Commercial Pilot-
Airplane Multi-Engine (FAA)
5 towards the AAS and/or
Certificate Professional Pilot
(AVMT 236, 257)
Certified Commercial Pilot-
Airplane Single-Engine (FAA)
14 towards the AAS and/or Certificate Professional Pilot
(AVMT 131, 132, 133, 236, 237, 238)
Certified Commercial Pilot-
Helicopter (FAA)
14 towards the AAS and/or Certificate Professional Pilot
(AVMT 131, 134, 135, 236, 239, 240)
Certified Flight Attendant
(FAA)
3 towards the AAS and/or
Certificate Flight Attendant
(AVMT 151)
Certified Flight Instructor- Airplane
Multi-Engine (FAA)
3 towards the AAS and/or
Certificate Flight Attendant
(AVMT 260, 265)
Certified Flight Instructor- Airplane
Single Engine (FAA)
3 towards the AAS and/or
Certificate Professional Pilot
(AVMT 260, 261)
Certified Flight Instructor- Helicopter
(FAA)
3 towards the AAS and/or
Certificate Professional Pilot
(AVMT 260, 262)
Certified Flight Instructor-
Instrument Airplane (FAA)
3 towards the AAS and/or Certificate Professional Pilot
(AVMT 260, 263)
Certified Flight Instructor-
Instrument Helicopter (FAA)
3 towards the AAS and/or
Certificate Professional Pilot
(AVMT 260, 264)
Certified Instrumental Rating -Airplane
(FAA)
8 towards the AAS and/or
Certificate Professional Pilot
(AVMT 231, 232, 233)
Certified Instrumental Rating -Helicopter
(FAA)
8 towards the AAS and/or
Certificate Professional Pilot
(AVMT 231, 234, 235)
Certified Private Pilot -Airplane Single Engine
(FAA)
7 towards the AAS and/or
Certificate Professional Pilot
(AVMT 131, 132, 133)
Certified Private Pilot - Helicopter
(FAA)
7 towards the AAS and/or
Certificate Professional Pilot
(AVMT 131, 134, 135)



Construction Craft Professional

Industry Certification Articulated Credits
3- Year Apprenticeship
(Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation)
18
(CONT 102, 103, 104)
4- Year Apprenticeship
(Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation)
24
(CONT 101, 106, 102, 103, 104)
5- Year Apprenticeship
(Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation)
30
(CONT 101, 106, 102, 103, 104, 105)

Criminal Justice

Industry Certification Articulated Credits
The following training classes provided by the
Center for Children Approved by the
MD Board of Social Work Examiners &
MD Police & Correctional Training Commission:

Complete the following three (3) courses:
  • Evaluating Risk in Online Behavior, and
  • Basic Sex Offender Interview Course, and
  • Advanced Interview Course, and

And at least (2) two of the following four (4) classes:
  • Child Sexual Abuse in Schools, or
  • Using Technology or Risk Assessment/Interviewing of
    Sex Offenders, or
  • Problematic Sexual Behavior in Youth, or
  • Working with Non-Offending Partners and Families
 6 towards the AAS and/or Certificate in Criminal Justice Studies
(CRJU 201, 205)
Maryland Correctional Officer Certification
Awarded by the Maryland Police and Correctional Training Commission
(MPCTC)

12 towards AAS and/or Certificate in Criminal Justice Studies
(CRJU 130, 132, 201, 273)
Maryland Police Officer Certification
Awarded by the Maryland Police and Correctional Training Commission
(MPCTC)

27 towards AAS in Criminal Justice Studies
(CRJU 101, 110, 120, 122, 126, 140, 142, 250, 273)

Digital Forensics

Industry Certification Articulated Credits
Introduction to Networks and Computer Hardware (INCH)
4
(DCOM 141)
Introduction to Cyber Investigations (ICI)
3
(DCOM 150)
Introduction to Networks and
Computer Hardware (INCH) and Linux Essentials (LXE)
7
(DCOM 141, DCM 142)
Computer Incident Responders Course (CIRC)
3
(DCOM 150)
Windows Forensics
Examinations-EnCase (WFE-E) or

Windows Forensics
Examinations-Forensic Toolkit (WFE-FTK)
4
(DCOM 250)
Network Intrusion Basics
(NIB) and Log Analysis (LA) and

Network Traffic Collection
(NTC)
8
(DCOM 214, DCOM 215)

For more information contact Vinitha Nithianandam at vnithiana@ccbcmd.edu.

Emergency Medical Technician

Industry Certification Articulated Credits
EMT (NREMT) 6
(EMST 105)
Advanced EMT (NREMT) 26
(EMST 105, 210, 211, 212, 213, 214, 220)
Paramedic (NREMT) 40
(EMST 105, 210, 211, 212, 213, 214, 220, 221, 222, 223, 224)
Emergency Medical Technology
National Registry of Paramedic Certification

Montgomery County Division of Fire & Rescue Services (MCDFRS)
33
(EMST 210, 211, 212, 213, 214, 220, 221, 222, 223, and 224)

Heating, Ventilation, & Air Conditioning Technology (HVAC)

Industry Certification Articulated Credits
HVAC Apprenticeship Program
(Plumbers & Steamfitters 486 Training School)
29
(AIRC 110, Air 115, 121, 205, 210, ELEI 101, ELEI 201, CONT 101, CONT 106, AIRC 223)
HVAC Certificate (2013-2018)  
granted by: State of MD, DLLR-OSTC
4
(AIRC 110 and AIRC 121)
HVAC Technician Certificate, EPA Clean Air Section 608
granted by: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
1
(AIRC 121)

Interpreter Preparation

Industry Certification Articulated Credits
National Interpreter Certification (RID) or
CI AND CT Certifications (RID)
26
(ASLS 214, INTR 116, 216, 220, 230, 224, 228)

Medical Assisting

Industry Certification Articulated Credits
Medical Assisting Certification
(CMA) offered through the
American Association of Medical Assistants.
Certification must be current (2017-2022).
30
(MDAS 141, 145, 146, 153, 251, 153, 257, 261, 265)
Registered Medical Assistant (RMA)
certification offered through American Medical
Technologists. Certification must be current (2017-2022).
30
(MDAS 141, 145, 146, 153, 251, 153, 257, 261, 265)

Medical Coding

Industry Certification Articulated Credits
Certified Professional
Coder (CPC), certification offered through Advancing the
Business of Healthcare (AAPC)
10
(ALHT 200, ALHT 201, ALHT 202, ALHT 203)

Medical Terminology

Industry Certification Articulated Credits
The Johns Hopkins Hospital
14 Week Skills Enhancement Program
(Certificate)
3
(Medical Terminology - ALHL 115)

Network Technology (DCOM)

Industry Certification Articulated Credits
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA), Microsoft - IT Certification 16
(DCOM 201, 202, 203, 210)
A+, CompTia - IT Certification 8
(DCOM 141, 235)
Network +, CompTia - IT Certification 4
(DCOM 251)
Certified Ethical Hacking (CEH), EC Council - IT Certification 4
(DCOM 215)
Security +, CompTia - IT Certification 3
(DCOM 258)
Certified CISCO Network Associate (CCNA), CISCO - IT Certification 16
(DCOM 217, 218, 219, 220)
Red Hat Certified Systems Administrator (RHCSA), Red Hat, Inc. 7
(DCOM 244, 259)
Cloud+, CompTia – IT Certification 3
(DCOM 101)
LPI Linux Essentials, LPI Linux Professional Institute – IT Certification 3
(DCOM 142)
Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), (ISC)2 – IT Certification 3
(DCOM 258)
Linux+, CompTia – IT Certification 3
(DCOM 142)
Network Pro, Testout – IT Certification 4
(DCOM 251)
Security Pro, Testout – IT Certification 3
(DCOM 258)

Nursing

Industry Certification Articulated Credits
LPN to ASN Advanced Degree Option 18
(NURN 129, 153, 155, 160, 217)
Paramedic to ASN Advanced Degree Option 15
(NURN 129, 153, 155, 160)

Pharmacy Technician

Industry Certification Articulated Credits
Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT)
through Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB)
19
(ALHT 200, ALHT 201, ALHT 202, ALHT 203, ALHT 204, ALHT 205, and ALHT 252)

Sleep Technician

Industry Certification Articulated Credits
Registered Sleep Technician
through American Board of Sleep Medicine (ABSM)
19
(ALHT 200, ALHT 201, ALHT 202, ALHT 203, ALHT 204, ALHT 252, and ALHT 253)

Surgical Technician

Industry Certification Articulated Credits
Surgical Tech Certification through National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA) 27
(ALHT 200, ALHT 201, ALHT 202, ALHT 203, ALHT 204, ALHT 205, ALHT 206, ALHT 251, ALHT 252 and ALHT 253)