Many times, your experience cannot be documented through a test, certificate or transcripts. A Portfolio is designed to document what you have learned and how it relates to a Southwest Tech course. Many times, this will include experience you have gained through work, volunteering or a hobby you may have. Your portfolio will include your resume, your understanding of each course competency and what experience you have with the competency. It also includes a section for documentation of your experience.

If you are interested in writing a portfolio, please contact the Credit for Prior Learning Coordinator (CPL@swtc.edu or call 608.822.2743) to arrange for a portfolio template, if your program allows.


The cost for portfolio evaluation is $90. Fees for portfolios for multiple classes may be different. Please check your program page.

Contact information CONTACT

Building 400, Room 480


Louise Bradley

Louise Bradley

Prior Learning/Testing Specialist
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