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This article appeared in a February 2018 issue of the student newsletter.
Good news, military vets! DCCCD offers college credit for your military job training and experience.
Across Texas, this program is known as College Credit for Heroes. At the colleges of DCCCD, we call it the
Veterans Educational Transitions program, or VET for short.
"DCCCD has developed specific guided pathways to translate military experience into college credit," explains Phillip Hoy, a grant manager with DCCCD Veterans Services. "We began with information technology but have now added additional pathways."
Through the VET program, currently, military experience can be turned into college credit in four areas:
Internet Development Technologies
Computer Information Technology
*Added in Spring 2018
Your military career classification code — depending on your branch of U.S. service — determines what programs you may be eligible to get college credit for.
You can visit
Veterans Educational Transitions (VET) to find out what programs you're eligible for.
You will need your joint services transcripts to check those courses and potential credits. After an evaluation by one of the DCCCD colleges where the program is offered, you can receive credit for specific military training courses.
"If you are a veteran you can begin with a visit to our VET pages," says Phillip. "Look at the courses you took through your own branch of service, come to DCCCD to get credit, and then take any remaining classes you need to earn a college certificate or degree."
Questions about Texas'
College Credit for Heroes program or the
VET program at DCCCD?
Contact the Veterans Services office at your college. You can also contact
Phillip Hoy at 214-378-1723.
Finally, don't forget these three key facts:
From IT to Logistics Technology — the Veterans Educational Transitions program continues to grow. Photo credit: Airman Magazine.