You have experience. Let it work for you!

You have experience. Let it work for you! Community College of Denver enables you to get class credit for what you have already learned so that you can

  • Graduate faster
  • Save money on tuition and books
  • Be recognized for what you know

There are many ways you can get class credit. Keep your momentum going towards completion of your program with Momentum Credit! Get Started Now:

You can get credit for tests you have taken in the past, like in high school, or take a test at CCD's Testing Center.

Send your transcript for a test you already passed in high school or at a testing center, or you can take a test here at CCD.

The College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) is a type of “momentum credit” at CCD. Taking and successfully passing CLEP exams help students earn college credit for prior learning and for a fraction of the cost and time of a 15-week college course. Since the College-Level Examination Program, or CLEP exams, help students earn college credit for what they already know, it gives momentum to earning college credit.  

College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) offers 34 introductory level course exams for a variety of college courses and students can earn 3 or more college credit per CLEP exam. With qualifying CLEP scores, students test out of the corresponding college course(s) at CCD, saving time and money in the cost of a degree. As part of the College Board CLEP is the most widely trusted credit-by-examination program and is accepted at over 2,900 colleges.

WHO CAN TAKE CLEP EXAMS?

Anyone seeking momentum to earn college credit should consider taking CLEP exams. Be sure to know which CLEP exams are accepted for college credit - see the College Board website. For CCD students with questions, contact a CCD Advisor to find out what CLEP tests count toward your program. CLEP is a very convenient option when students feel confident in the subject matter or are interested in refreshing knowledge through their study guides in preparation to take an exam.

  • FEES: $93 per CLEP Exam payable to College Board and $35 Administration per Exam Fee payable to CCD Testing Center
  • TIME: Each exam is approximately 90 – 120 minutes
  • CLEP PREPARATION:  CLEP is a computer-based exam completed at the CCD Testing Center. Most CLEP exam questions are multiple-choice and there are online study materials to help students prepare exams by providing:
    • Study material  
    • Test-taking tips
    • Practice questions

CLEP EXAM

COURSE NUMBER(S)

COURSE NAME

Financial Accounting

ACC 1001

Fundamentals of Accounting

Principles of Macroeconomics

ECO 2001

Principles of Macroeconomics

Principles of Microeconomics

ECO 2002

Principles of Microeconomics

College Composition Modular (without essay)

ENG 1021

English Composition I

College Composition (with essay)

ENG 1021, 1022

English Composition I, II

French Language (Level 2)

FRE 1011, 1012, 2011

French Language I, II, III

Social Sciences and History

GTP 9086 

History

Introduction to Educational Psychology

GTP 9089

Anth/Psych/Soc/Criminal Justice/Ethnic Studies

Biology

GTP 9092

Nat and Phys Science no Lab

Chemistry

GTP 9092

Nat and Phys Science no Lab

Natural Sciences

GTP 9092

Nat and Phys Science no Lab

History of the United States I: Early Colonization to 1877

HIS 1210

U.S. History to Reconstruction

History of the United States II: 1865 to the Present

HIS 1220

U.S. History since Civil War

Western Civilization I: Ancient Near East to 1648

HIS 1310

Western Civilization: Antiquity-1650

Western Civilization II: 1648 to Present

HIS 1320

Western Civilization: 1650-Present

Humanities

HUM 1021

Early Civilizations

Analyzing and Interpreting Literature

LIT 1015

Introduction to Literature I

American Literature

LIT 2011

American Lit to Civil War

Principles of Management

MAN 2026

Principles of Management

College Mathematics

MAT 1240

Math for Liberal Arts

College Algebra

MAT 1340

College Algebra

Pre-Calculus

MAT 1440

Pre-Calculus

Calculus

MAT 2410

Calculus I

American Government

POS 1011

American Government

Introductory Psychology

PSY 1001

General Psychology I

Introductory Psychology

PSY 1002

General Psychology II

Human Growth and Development

PSY 2440

Human Growth and Development

Introductory Sociology

SOC 1001

Introduction to Sociology

Spanish Language (Level 2)

SPA 1011, 1012, 2011

Spanish Language I, II, III

Spanish Language with Writing (Level 2)

SPA 1011, 1012, 2011, 2012

Spanish Language I, II, III, IV

Don't See a CLEP Test for What You Want?

See Dept. Chair for a CCD Challenge Exam or Portfolio Review

Any Other Class at CCD

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You already took this in high school or at a testing center, or you can take the test here at CCD.

DSST EXAM

COURSE NUMBER(S)

COURSE NAME

Principles of Finance

ACC 1021

Accounting Principles 1

General Anthropology

ANT 1001

Cultural Anthropology

Management Information systems

CIS 2067

Management of Information Systems

Criminal Justice

CRJ 1010

Intro to Criminal Justice

Introduction to Law Enforcement

CRJ 1025

Policing Systems

Foundations of Education

EDU 2211

Intro to Education

Principles of Advance dEnglish Composition

ENG 1021

English Composition 1

Technical Writing

ENG 1031

Technical Writing 1

Intro to Geography (prev. Human/Cultural Geography

GEO 1005

World Regional Geography

Art of the Western World

GTP 9083

Art/Music/Theatre/Dance

A History of the Vietnam War

GTP 9086

History

A History of the Soviet Union

GTP 9086

History

Health & Human Development

GTP 9089

Anth/Psych/Soc/Criminal Justice/Ethnic Studies

Organizatoinal Behavior

GTP 9089

Anth/Psych/Soc/Criminal Justice/Ethnic Studies

Astronomy

GTP 9092

Nat and Phys Science no Lab

Environmental Science

GTP 9092

Nat and Phys Science no Lab

Introduction to Geology

GTP 9092

Nat and Phys Science no Lab

Principles of Physical Science

GTP 9092

Nat and Phys Science no Lab

The Civil War & Reconstruction

HIS 2140/203

Civil War Era American History

Math for Liberal Arts

MAT 1240

Math for Liberal Arts

Principes of Statistics

MAT 1260

Intro to Statistics

Fundamentals of College Algebra

MAT 1340

College Algebra

Ethics in America

PHI 1012

Ethics

Introduction to World Religions

PHI 1015

World Religions: West

Lifespan Developmental Psychology

PSY 2440

Human Growth and Development

  • You can login to DSST and request your transcript online.
  • The cost is $30, or $55 if you need it quickly.
  • Please be sure to have it sent to CCD either by having them send it to us electronically at transcripts@ccd.edu or mail it to us at

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  • See your Academic Advisor to find out what classes are needed for your program of study. Use the list of courses on the next tab to see what's available.
  • CCD’s Testing Center is here to help.
  • When your test is purchased, schedule your testing session online at https://www2.registerblast.com/ccd/Exam/List at least 24 hours in advance of the desired testing time and day.
  • Pay the $40 fee by cash or credit/debit when you arrive at the testing center. 
  • After the test is completed, the Testing Center forwards the test score to the Transcript Specialist who enters PLA credit and emails you, that the credit is now visible on your transcript.
  • Need help? Please feel free to email, call, or stop by the testing center.

AP Credit is earned by taking Advanced Placement (AP) exams from the College Board after completing an AP class. 

AP EXAM

SCORE EARNED

THIS COLUMN IS UNDER CONSTRUCTION.

COURSE NUMBER

COURSE NAME

Art and Design Program

 

ART 1002, 1003

Visual Concepts 2-D Design, Visual Concepts 3-D Design

Biology

 

BIO 1111

General College Biology w/ Lab

Biology

 

BIO 1111, 1112

General College Biology I w/ Lab, General College Biology II w/Lab

More coming soon!

 

 

 

  • Getting Credit for an AP test you have already taken
    • You can login to AP and request your transcript online.
    • The cost is $15, or $25 if you need it quickly.
    • Please be sure to have it sent to CCD either by having them send it to us electronically at transcripts@ccd.edu or mail it to us at

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International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma exams

Under Construction!

Getting Credit for a IB test you have already taken

  • You can login into IB and request your transcript online.
  • The cost is $17.
  • Please be sure to have it sent to CCD either by having them send it to us electronically at transcripts@ccd.edu or mail it to us at

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ACE – American Council on Education National guides and exams are taken on-line.

Courses available for ACE national guide credit

(Under Construction!)

Accounting I

ACC 1021

Accounting Principles I

Accounting II

ACC 1022

Accounting Principles II

Accounting II

ACC 1022

Accounting Principles II

Advanced Academic Achievement

AAA 1009

Advanced Academic Achievement

Anatomy and Physiology

BIO 1006

Basic Anatomy and Physiology

Business Communication

COM 1105

Career Communication

Business Ethics

PHI 2005

Business Ethics

Business Law

BUS 2018

Legal Environment of Business II

Business Law

BUS 2018

Legal Environment of Business

Business Law

BUS 2018

Legal Environment of Business II

Business Management

MAN 2026

Principles of Management

Calculus I

MAT 2410

Calculus I

College Algebra

MAT 1340

College Algebra

Corporate Communication

BUS 2017

Business Communication/Report Writing

Corporate Communication

COM 1105

Career Communication

English Composition II

ENG 1022

English Composition II

General Calculus I

MAT 2410

Calculus I

General Calculus II

MAT 2420

Calculus II

General Physics Lab

PHY 2111

Physics Calc-Based I/Lab

Human Resource Management

MAN 2000

Human Resources Management I

Human Resource Management

MAN 2000

Human Resources Management I

Introduction to Art History

ART 1111

Art History: Ancient/Mediv

Introduction to Art History

ART 1112

Art History: Renaissance/1900

Introduction to Art History

ART 1110

Art Appreciation

Introduction to Business

BUS 1015

Introduction to Business

Introduction to Business

BUS 1015

Introduction to Business

Introduction to Business Information Systems

CIS 2067

Management of Information Systems

Introduction to Financial Accounting

ACC 1001

Fundamentals of Accounting

Introduction to Statistics

MAT 1260

Introduction to Statistics

Managerial Accounting

ACC 2026

Cost Accounting

Managing Information Systems

CIS 2067

Management of Information Systems

Physics

PHY 2111

Physics Calc-Based I/Lab

Pre Calculus

MAT 1440

Pre-Calculus

Principles of Accounting 1

ACC 1021

Accounting Principles I

Principles of Accounting 2

ACC 1022

Accounting Principles II

Principles of Management

MAN 2026

Principles of Management

Principles of Management

MAN 2026

Principles of Management

Principles of Management

MAN 2026

Principles of Management

Spanish I

SPA 1011

Spanish Language I

Spanish II

SPA 1012

Spanish Language II

Student Success

AAA 1001

College 101: Student Experience

  • Getting Credit for an ACE national guide you have already taken
    • You are sent an email after completing the guide that includes your transcript.
    • If you no longer have that transcript, you can email them at credit@acenet.edu for assistance.
    • This is free.
    • Please be sure to have it sent to CCD either by having them send it to us electronically at transcripts@ccd.edu or mail it to us at

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GED – High School General Equivalency Diploma

You took this and received a diploma or certificate that stated that you were College Ready + Credit by earning a score of 175 or above.

You can also take the GED here at the testing center.

Click on the correct link above for more information and to order your Official Transcript. Step 2 of our transfer application guide has more info on how to get those credits transferred to CCD.

Not all learning takes place in a classroom, and we want to give you credit for what you know. If you have life experience (at work, in your community, as a hobby) that you believe is the equivalent to a course we teach here at CCD, we invite you to apply for Momentum credit.

To get started, email the Department Chair for the class you wish to challenge, and request a meeting (in person, via phone, or video chat). Department Chairs are listed in this Directory

The chair will give you a Student Handbook, which lays out the skills and knowledge learned in the class, and how you can demonstrate those experiences using Momentum credit. Typically, these can include:

  • A physical demonstration of your skill (like presenting a speech or making a weld)
  • Materials that demonstrate your skill (your graphic design portfolio or a writing sample)
  • A conversation or oral presentation of your knowledge
  • A written examination of your knowledge

The fee for Momentum Credit is $45 per credit. 

Below is a list of already approved training and credentials.

Subject

Course

Course Name

Industry Certification

ACC

1025

Computerized Accounting

Intuit Quickbooks Certification

ACC

1035

Spreadsheet Applications for Accounting

Microsoft Office Specialist - Excel

BUS

2017

Business Communication and Report Writing

Communications Skills for Business Certificate

CAD

1101

Computer Aided Drafting I

AutoDesk Certified User: AutoCAD

CAD

2455

SolidWorks/Mechanical

Certified Solidworks Associate

CIS

1010

Introduction to Computing Technology

Any IT or application cert

CIS

1018

Intro to PC Apps

Certiport IC3 key applications
ECDL/ICDL, CompTIA IT Fundamentals, ECDL/ICDL, ICT Fundamentals or IC3 Global Standard 5, IC3 Digital Literacy Certification

CIS

2040

Database Design and Development

CIW Databse Design Specialist
Any Oracle Associate-level database certification or higher
MTA Database Fundamental;s or higher MS database certification

CIS

1024

Introduction to Operating Systems

CompTIA IT Fundamentals
Microsoft Certified Professional + CLNP

CIS

2023

Linux

CompTIA Linux+ Certification
CompTIA Linux Network Professional (CLNP)

CIS

2002

Automated Project Management

CompTIA Project+ Certification

CIS

1015

Introduction to Computer Information Systems

Google IT Support Professional Certificate, Google IT Support Professional Certificate

CIS

1028

Operating System: Using Windows, Linux, Mac OSX

Google IT Support Professional Certificate

CIS

1045

Complete PC Database (Access)

Microsoft Office Specialist Access

CIS

1065

Complete Presentation Graphics (PowerPoint)

Microsoft Office Specialist PowerPoint

CIS

1055

PC Spreadsheet Concepts

MOS Excel Exper (test 201) or higher
Certiport Excel exam, Microsoft Office Specialist Excel, MOS Excel Associate

CIS

1040

Microsoft Outlook

MOS Outlook
Certiport Outlook exam

CIS

1035

Complete PC Word Processing

MOS Word Associate or higher, Microsoft Office Specialist Word
Certiport Word exam

CIS

2046

Database Administration

Oracle certs - 1Z0-061 AND 1Z0-062

CIS

1059

Microsoft Office Specialist Certification: Excel

MOS Excel Associate or higher

CIS

2018

Advanced PC Applications

MOS Excel Associate or higher

CNG

2058

Digital Forensics

CHFI

CNG

2060, 2061, 2062, 2063

CISCO Network Associate I - IV

Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)

CNG

1016

Microcomputer Hardware

CompTia A+

CNG

1020

A+ certification Prep

CompTia A+

CNG

1021

Computer Technician I: A+

CompTIA A+ Certification

CNG

1022

Computer Technician II: A+

CompTIA A+ Certification

CNG

1042

Introduction to Cloud Computing

CompTIA Cloud+ Certification

CNG

2001

Linux Configuration

CompTIA Linux+
LPI LPIC-1 or Higher

CNG

1024

Network I

CompTia Net+
CISCO CCNA or higher

CNG

1025

Network II

CompTia Net+
CISCO CCNA or higher

CNG

2024

Networking I: Network +

CompTIA Network+ Certification

CNG

1001

Networking Fundamentals

CompTIA Network+ Certification

CNG

2057

Network Defense and Counter Measures

CompTIA PenTest+
Certified Ethical Hacker

CNG

1031

Principles of Information Assurance

CompTIA Security +

CNG

1032

Network Security Fundamentals

CompTIA Security +
Cyber Security Fundamentals (formerly known as IAF)
CompTIA Security+ Certification

CNG

2056

Vulnerability Assessment I

ISACA CISM or CISA or CRISC Certification or GIAC Vulnerability
Assessor or Certified Ethical Hacker
CompTIA PenTest+ Certification

CNG

2011

Windows Configuration

Microsoft MTA Windows Operating System Fundamentals

CNG

2060, 2061

CISCO Network Associate I - II

CISCO Certified Entry Level Network Technician (CCENT)

CRJ

1010

Introduction to Criminal Justice

1-A - Criminal Process

CRJ

1025

Policing Systems

1-C - Law Enforcement Ethics and Anti-Bias Policing

CRJ

1035

Judicial Function

1-B - Judicial Process

CRJ

1027

Crime Scene Investigation

7-A to 7-G - Investigative Procedures

CRJ

2005

Principles of Criminal Law

2-D - Colorado Criminal Code and Related Federal Statutes

CRJ

2057

Victimology

3-A to 3-D - Victim’s Rights

CRJ

2004

Terrorism, Intel, and Justice

5-O - Law Enforcement in Terrorism

CSC

1019

Introduction to Programming

MTA Intro to Programming using Java

CSC

1060

Computer Science I

AP Computer Science A with a score of 3 or higher

CUA

1001

Food Safety and Sanitation

ServeSafe Food Production Manager Certification

DIT

1023

Management for Dietary Managers

ServeSafe Food Production Manager Certification

ECE

1011

Introduction to Early Childhood Education

Child Development Associate (CDA)

EGG

1030

Robotics Design

CE students only:
Concurrent Enrollment Only: Students producing already created artifacts for competition in the high school robotics club

HPR

1050

EKG Basics

EKG NHA Now

HPR

1020

Phlebotomy

Phlebotomist

HPR

1080

Internship

Phlebotomist

HWE

1068

Certified personal trainer preparation

NASM or ACE personal trainer

HWE

1061

Fitness and Wellness

NASM or ACE personal trainer

MAC

2040

CAD/CAM 2D

Master Cam

MAN

1060, 2016

MAN 160 Entrepreneurship
MAN 216 Small Business Management

Entrepreneurship and Small Business (ESB)

MAN

2016

Small Business Management

Entrepreneurship and Small Business Certificate or Social Marketing Certification

MAR

2016

Principles of Marketing

Social Marketing Certification

MGD

1011

Adobe Photoshop I

Adobe Certified Associate

MGD

1012

Adobe Illustrator I

Adobe Certified Associate

MGD

1013

Adobe InDesign

Adobe Certified Associate

WEL

1001

Safety for Welders

Sense 1+ physical examination of relevant welds

If you see a credential you have on the list – let’s get you credit.

Please send your credential to CCD either by having them send it to us electronically at transcripts@ccd.edu or mail it to us at

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If you don’t see your credential on the list – please go to our directory and find the chair that oversees the area of your credential. Make an appointment with them to get started.

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Military Joint Services Transcript/Defense Language Proficiency Tests are another way to earn college credit. Send military transcripts to the Office of Registration and Records (ORR) to be evaluated. Step 2 of our transfer application guide will show you how to get those credits transferred to CCD.

You attended another college previously, and you want those credits to count. Step 2 of our transfer application guide will show you how to get those credits transferred to CCD.

More info

  • You must be admitted to CCD (which is free!). You can apply right now.
  • Any 1000-level or higher course in CCD’s catalog can be challenged for PLA. 
  • Credit earned must be part of the program of study you chose when you applied. You can change your program of study.
  • Up to 75% of a program of study can be earned through momentum credit. 
  • You must earn a C (70%) or higher to get credit.  
  • These credits will not be calculated into your GPA nor part of your semester enrollment.  
  • Speak to financial aid or veterans benefits (VeteranServices@ccd.edu) if you have questions.
  • There is a $45 per credit fee for portfolios or challenge exams. Please speak to the Cashier’s office.
  • Under state law, all public college institutions of higher education (two and four year), must accept Momentum Credit/PLA Credit at transfer.
  • Please check with the highest institution you plan on applying to if you are going to a selective entry program.
  • PLA credit noted on your transcript will have a grade of ‘PLA’.

“I think I might be eligible for credit but not sure what subjects and have general questions” 

  • Meet with your Academic Advisor. They will review this website with you, discuss your situation, and help you determine your next step. 

“I have a credential or test score that is on the CCD website as an equivalent to a course. What should I do?” 

  • Bring/email credential or official sealed transcript to Office of Registration & Records office and credit is awarded (PLA Credit Award form completed by staff) 

“I have a credential, transcript, or test score that is not on the CCD Website and I’m not sure if it’s equivalent to a course. Who should I talk to?” 

  • Contact the Department Chair for the subject that best fits. They can help you determine what course is the most appropriate fit, and whether an additional assessment is needed (for a fee) or if the credential is accepted outright for credit (no fee).  

“I have the knowledge and skills and can demonstrate them to show equivalency to finishing the course. What kind of assessment can I do?” 

  • First, find out if a CLEP test is possible. Purchase the test on the CLEP website, register for the proctoring at CCD, and take the test. 
  • If no CLEP is available for your course, contact the correct Department Chair. The Chair will let you know if it’s a challenge exam or portfolio review. Fill out the PLA Attempt application together, pay for the attempt, complete the exam or review 

“My extensive work experience plainly demonstrates my mastery of the material for one or more career or technical ed courses. I have multiple references and evidence of my work, which provide greater evidence of my skills than a written examination could demonstrate. Who do I talk to?” 

  • Contact the Department Chair for the subject that best fits. They can help you determine what course is the most appropriate fit, and whether an additional assessment is needed (for a fee) or if the credential is accepted outright for credit (no fee). 

Department Chairs: