The Olympian (2014) Competency-based learning makes college credit more accessible for all The Bellingham Herald, June 3
The State of Washington is introducing a new online associate degree program in business studies. Some of the features::
- competency-based, recognizing the value of what students already know and can do
transferable to four year state universities
students could advance by demonstrating a command of the subject matter through a test or writing assignment rather than taking a whole course
The program offers great promise to older students who may draw on work experiences to complete their community college credits. It is also well-suited to students who are place-bound and unable to attend classes in person due to family and job commitments.
Washington State Community Colleges already have extensive online programs, but this will be the first competency-based program that they are offering.