Additional resources to help you on your path to earning credit for prior learning at Merced College.
Setting up an Education Plan with a Counselor
For more information on CPL and to create an education plan, which is required to earn credit through prior learning, contact the Counseling Department at (209) 381-6478 to set up a CPL counseling appointment.
Merced College Program Pathways Mapper
The Program Pathways Mapper is a customized visual representation of the Merced College catalog. You will find it organized by Learning and Career Pathways, groups of similar programs that are designed to help you select a program of study and speed your progress towards completion. You will find information on occupations and careers commonly associated with each program, including typical wages and the labor market demand for California. Each Pathway allows you to explore a set of program maps that show a semester-by-semester path from program entry to completion.
For Active-Duty Military and Veterans
- The 1st Lt. Peter J. Gallo Veterans Resource Center at Merced College
- Merced Veterans Association
- U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs GI Bill Benefits
The Career Center gives students the opportunity to research careers and find out which one would be best for them. The center offers several computer programs, websites, and books as a variety of resources. Additionally, the center maintains Career Counselors to meet with students and answer any questions pertaining to academic and/or career interests.
Student Equity Office
While equality means treating every student the same, equity means making sure every student has support to reach academic, personal, career and social success. The Merced College Student Equity Committee is guided by an equity mindset to help students achieve success. Visit the student equity office’s website for additional information on Merced College programs and community resources, including CalWORKs, Disabled Students Program & Services (DSPS), Extended Opportunity Programs & Services (EOPS), NextUp, LGBTQ+ resources, and free immigration legal services.