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Charter Oak Offers New Non-Credit Cybersecurity Courses
Courses teach latest cybersecurity skills

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College offers most affordable online degree program in state.

Four Join College Staff
Academic and leadership staff additions.

Charter Oak Launches Health Care Major
New major focuses on health care workforce

Charter Oak awards 2013 Community College Transfer Scholarship
Charlene Hill of Meriden, CT is awarded annual scholarship

Connecticut Board of Regents for Higher Education
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The Portfolio Process

First, successfully complete IDS102: Prior Learning Portfolio Assessment

Our portfolio course is designed to help you analyze your experience, relate it to specific college courses, determine what the learning objectives and/or topics covered in the course would be, and choose appropriate supporting documentation.  It will guide you through the process of constructing a resume, identifying areas where you have college level knowledge, writing a biographical overview of your relevant background, analyzing course knowledge components, and completing a narrative essay that will do the following:

  • Describe what you know
  • Relate that knowledge to every course knowledge component that you have identified
  • Specify when, where and how you acquired that knowledge
  • Present each piece of supporting documentation and describe how it supports your claim to knowledge

Tuition for this 3-credit course includes assessment of the portfolio you will develop in class for one course of your choosing.

After completing IDS102, you will be eligible to submit additional portfolios for evaluation.

To submit additional portfolios:

  • Send a completed Application for Assessment, listing the course(s) you want to include in your portfolio(s) to the Assessment Coordinator.
  • Receive acceptance letter from Assessment Coordinator
  • Send three complete copies of the portfolio(s), along with the Per Credit Attempted Fee to Charter Oak.
  • Assessment takes a minimum of 2-4 months from the time we receive your portfolio. When the assessment is complete, you will be notified of results, and will receive copies of the assessment report for each course portfolio you have submitted for review.  Credit will be posted to your transcript in approximately 2-3 weeks of our receipt of the final assessment report.