Learning Counts @ Home Depot

At The Home Depot, we know that lessons learned on the job and in more formal training are valuable career growth preparation. They also may be worth college credit!

How it Works

Earn Credit For What You Know

A new way to earn college credit for what you know

Home Depot has partnered with LearningCounts, the national authority on Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) to give associates the opportunity to document life and work experience and receive college credit. At LearningCounts you can build a portfolio demonstrating your knowledge and expertise (learned outside the classroom) to earn college credit. After you complete the LearningCounts course, you can submit a portfolio to potentially earn college credit.

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  • The LearningCounts course is an eligible course under The Home Depot’s Tuition Reimbursement Policy
  • Earn three college credits just by taking a class to learn how to build your Learning Portfolio

Before enrolling in the course, be sure you meet these requirements:

  • Be able to write at the college level. That means you have completed or tested out of English Composition, or another course that required writing college papers.
  • Have taken an online course before. All the assignments for LearningCounts courses must be submitted through our Learning Management System.
  • Have several years of professional experience.
  • Have access to a computer connected to the Internet daily for at least 8 weeks.

*Please consult your tuition reimbursement policy to find out if you are eligible to participate. Eligible associates will be able to submit LearningCounts expenses for reimbursement. You may also access information at Your Benefits Resources Website www.livetheorangelife.com or call the Benefits Choice Center toll-free at 1-800-555-4954 for more information. Please note, if it is not covered and you need to pay out-of-pocket, as a Home Depot associate, you are still eligible for the discount.

Discounted Tuition

$625 for CAEL100 course, includes a Portfolio Assessment (up to 6 credits total!)

Additional Portfolios: $125 each

Student Success Stories

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LearningCounts works by having you complete a portfolio for each course you are earning PLA credit for. The portfolio documents your knowledge and experience so a professor can assess your capability and recommend appropriate credit.

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Home Depot offers tuition reimbursement and XXXXXX benefits to associates like you. Those benefits could save you thousands of dollars, months of time, and XXXXXX.

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