IRVINE, Calif. (KABC) -- Your job experience could translate into a higher education.
A growing number of colleges and universities are crediting students for the knowledge they've gained through their professional lives.
Irvine-based Brandman University works to serve non-traditional students like military members or people with full-time jobs.
Brandman's part of a growing network of schools offering a competency-based education, which helps students earn degrees faster and for less.
In the video above, Orange County reporter Greg Lee has more on how competency-based education programs work.