College Credit Hours = Degree Equivalent = Work Experience
When the equivalency is allowed, a Master’s degree is generally considered 2 years of experience.
This means that if someone has a Master’s degree this would equal six years of experience if they have a high school diploma and vice versa.
How many years of work experience is equivalent to a bachelor’s degree?
Refer to the qualification standard, you will find that you can typically substitute three years, one year equivalent to at least a GS-4, of general work experience for a four-year course of study leading to a bachelor’s degree.
What does bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience mean?
They may be just as good as a bachelor’s degree, but formally they are something else. When it says “or equivalent” it means the employer is looking for a Bachelor’s degree or any amount of experience, knowledge, and skills that will enable you to perform the tasks of the job proficiently.
What is job experience equivalent to in a degree?
A. When an employer uses the term equivalent, it typically means they will consider any job-related experience that will provide the candidate the necessary knowledge, skill, and abilities (abbreviated “KSA”) to be able to perform the functions of the advertised position proficiently.
Can I get a degree based on work experience?
As mentioned above, a life experience degree is earned through the college assessing your resume and issuing you college credits based on your experience. Also, an entire degree cannot be earned through life experience credits at these legitimate universities. It only applies to general education and elective credits.