Portfolio Assessments

Think Outside the Classroom

A Portfolio is an assessment of your prior work/life experience through written documentation from which you have developed sufficient college-level learning to earn credit for a specific class.

Earn Credits for What You Know

We offer a variety of portfolio opportunities in Law Enforcement, Marketing, Business, Communications, and Kinesiology, to name a few! If you don’t see an area that you have experience in, let the Adult Learning Coordinator know. We are always expanding our portfolio options!

Prior Learning Assessment Course

Students will enroll in an 8-week, 1-credit Prior Learning Assessment Course at a reduced tuition rate which will provide general orientation and guidance in prior learning assessment and the portfolio process. For more information, contact the Adult Learning Coordinator.

How to create a Portfolio

  1. Students must be enrolled at LCSC in the semester in which they submit a Portfolio.
  2. Students must not be enrolled in the course for which they intend to submit a Portfolio for assessment.
  3. Students may not submit a Portfolio for a course they have previously audited, previously failed, or for which they have received credit via another means of prior learning assessment.
  4. Students may only submit a Portfolio for assessment for a specific course one time. Portfolios will not be returned and will be kept on file in accordance with Records Retention policies.
  5. Credit awarded through Portfolio assessment is limited to 25% of the total credits required for a degree.

  1. Contact Dovie Willey, Adult Learning Coordinator, at [email protected] with questions or to begin the Portfolio process.
  2. The Adult Learning Coordinator or your Advisor will help you determine which courses are appropriate for portfolio assessment and share the specific details required for your portfolio creation and submission. Use the Portfolio Assessment Guide to begin preparing a portfolio.
  3. When you are ready to submit – fill out your Course Portfolio Form and pay your $75 Portfolio Assessment Fee online at www.lcsc.edu/testing-center with credit or debit or at the cashier’s office (ADM building) with cash or check.
  4. Contact the Adult Learning Coordinator to submit your course portfolio form and portfolio.
  5. Portfolio Assessment Results: The Portfolio will be sent to the instructor for assessment. After the Portfolio has been assessed, the Adult Learning Coordinator will notify you of the assessment results. If you pass the assessment, the credits will be posted to your transcript.

Portfolio Assessment Guides

Below are course specific templates for creating a portfolio. Work with the Adult Learning Coordinator or your advisor to identify appropriate courses to challenge based on your experiences.

Idaho State Patrol

Justice Studies

Potential Careers: Law Enforcement, Probation & Parole Officer, Corrections Officer

Portfolio Guides
CourseNumber  Portfolio Assessment GuideCredits  
JS103

Intro to Criminal Justice

3
JS201

Police in America

3
LC Student

Business

Potential Careers: Marketing, Management, Bookkeeping

Portfolio Guides
CourseNumber  Portfolio Assessment GuideCredits  
BUS101

Intro to Business

3
BUS311

Foundations of Management Theory

3
BUS321

Principals of Marketing 

3
BUS494

Internship in Business

1-12
LC Student

Communications

Potential Careers: Advertising, Public Relations, Marketing

Portfolio Guides
CourseNumber  Portfolio Assessment GuideCredits  
COMM 204

Public Speaking

3
COMM494

Internship in Communications

1-6
LC Student

English

Potential Careers: Journalism, Blogging, Creative Writing

Portfolio Guides
CourseNumber  Portfolio Assessment GuideCredits  
ENGL494

Internship in English

1-6
Nursing Student

Nursing

Potential Careers: Certified Nursing Assistant, Licensed Practical Nurse

Portfolio Guides
CourseNumber  Portfolio Assessment GuideCredits  
NU442

Practicum in Community Health

2
NU478

PR:Leadership for the RN

2
Kinesiology Students

Kinesiology

Potential Careers: Personal Trainer, Health & Fitness, Coaching

Portfolio Guides
CourseNumber  Portfolio Assessment GuideCredits  
KIN261

Skill & Analysis: Court Sports

1
KIN262

Skill & Analysis: Field Sports

1
KIN 267

Skill & Analysis: Strength Development

1
KIN352

Youth Sports/Recreation

3
Teacher teaching studetns

Teacher Education

Potential Careers: Education, Paraprofessional

Portfolio Guides
CourseNumber  Portfolio Assessment GuideCredits  
RE303

Emergent Literacy

3
SE335

Special Education Field Experience

3