CORONAVIRUS UPDATE - Read Updates - All campuses are closed to the public except by appointment.

Industry/Workplace Certification Credit

Certain industry recognized certifications are eligible for Jackson State college level course credits.


  • The student must contact an appropriate academic advisor within the first term at JSCC if industry certification credit is being sought.
  • Upon providing direct evidence of the secured certification, the advisor will confirm with the academic dean and process the required Registrar documentation for course credit posting.
Common Examples of Existing Certification Credit
Industry Certification Jackson State Course Equivalents Credit Hours
LPN Unencumbered TN License If accepted in the LPN>RN Tract 9 credit hours
Comp Tia A+ CIS 170 and CIS 270  6 credits hours 
Comp Tia Net+ CIS 175  3 credit hours
CompTia Linux+ CIS 145  3 credit hours
CompTIA Server+ CIS 190 and CIS 275 6 credit hours
MCTS: Windows Server Exam 70-640 CIS 190 3 credit hours
MCTS: Windows Server Exam 70-642 CIS 275 3 credit hours
CCENT CIS 176, 177 and 276  9 credit hours
CCNA CIS 176, 177, 276, 277 12 credit hours 
CNSS 4011 CIS 156, 175, 250 9 credit hours
CNSS 4013  CIS 156, 175, 250, 259 12 credit hours

For more information on this type of PLA please contact Terri Messer, Division Dean at (731) 425-2632.