The following colleges laid the groundwork to create standardized practices for awarding veterans college credits or certifications based on their military experiences:
Phase I College Partners
Veterans Associate Degree Programs
Alamo Colleges developed an Associate of Applied Sciences degree in health professions to streamline transferable credit and accelerated attainment of the degree for service members and veterans. Alamo Colleges also developed a career mobility track program providing active duty service members and veterans an accelerated path to an Associate of Applied Sciences in nursing. For more information about the Veterans Associate Degree Programs at Alamo Colleges, please contact Thermajean Jones at 210.486.5898 or email@example.com.Central Texas College
Online Military Training Evaluation System
Central Texas College developed a Web-based application and database for veterans and service members to receive additional college credit hours with an official evaluation that can be used by colleges throughout the state. For more information about www.collegecreditforheroes.org, please contact Brigitte Flynt at 254.501.3000 or firstname.lastname@example.org.Houston Community College
Accelerated Alternate Delivery Program
Houston Community College developed and implemented an accelerated refresher program for surgical technicians who were trained in the military to sit for the national accrediting exam and receive credit toward an Associate’s degree in Allied Health. For more information about the Accelerated Alternate Delivery Program, please contact Christine Castillo at 712.718.7362 or email@example.com.Lee College
Model Program for Individual Education Plan for Veterans
Lee College developed an Education Plan for Veterans in which they identified, developed and supported methods to maximize college credit for veterans and service members using prior learning assessments and credit by examination. For more information about the Model Program for Individual Education Plan for Veterans, please contact Ehab Mustafa at 832.556.4302 or firstname.lastname@example.org.Lone Star College
Texas Inter-College Council on Veterans and Best Practices
Lone Star College convened and organized the Texas Inter-College Council on Veterans, composed of representatives from the seven colleges participating in the College Credit for Heroes program, and outlined their findings in fall 2012. For more information about the Texas Inter-College Council on Veterans and Best Practices, please contact Tina Dealy at 281.290.2754 or Tina.Dealy@lonestar.edu.
San Jacinto College
Allied Health Programs Analysis Project and Summit
San Jacinto College developed a comprehensive analysis of allied health profession offerings at all Texas community colleges, and in spring 2012 outlined its analyses of training gaps, existing and needed transfer credit opportunities, barriers to awarding credit for military experience, and external barriers such as certification, licensing or accreditation processes. For more information about the Allied Health Programs Analysis Project and Summit, please contact Amy Ammerman at 281.459.7175 or email@example.com.
Phase II College Partners
Accelerated Pathways to Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Security Fields
Angelo State University is developing five articulation agreements with select community colleges to create accelerated pathways to bachelor’s degrees and master’s degrees and fast track certificates in academic areas such as border security, cyber security, intelligence, and security studies and analysis. The Veterans Educational and Transitional Services (VETS) Center will help veterans and service members transition to university campus by providing academic, social and financial aid support. For more information about any of the programs being developed at Angelo State University, please contact Susan Williams at 325.486.6682 or firstname.lastname@example.org.Alamo Community College District
Accelerated Associate’s Degree in Respiration Technology and Health Information Technology Specialty Tracks
The Alamo Community College District (ACCD) is developing a new accelerated associate’s degree in respiration technology, and certificates in information security and assurance. ACCD will continue implementation of health information technology specialty tracks in occupation therapy, radiology and medical laboratory, and accelerated registered nurse career mobility track training. For more information about the programs being developed at Alamo Colleges, please contact Thermajean Jones at 210.486.5898 or email@example.com.Austin Community College District
Accelerated Pathways to Certifications in Advanced Technology Fields
Austin Community College is developing streamlined curricula for four of the school’s certification programs in energy, information technology, manufacturing and advanced technologies and computer technology. ACC also will standardize and streamline the evaluation of military training for all veteran students. For more information about any of the programs being developed at Austin Community College, please contact Stephan A. Keltgen at 512.223.7671 firstname.lastname@example.org.Dallas County Community College District
Veteran Success Through Accelerated IT Career Pathways
The Dallas County Community College District is developing accelerated career paths for industry certification in information technology and an optional internet marketing specialist certificate, allowing qualified veterans to complete an associate’s degree in 18 months and earn workforce certifications in as little as 10 months at all seven DCCCD colleges in the Greater Dallas area. For more information about any of the programs being developed at Dallas County Community College, please contact Rafaela Schwan at 214.378.1759 or email@example.com.Grayson College
Grayson College is developing a cross-matching system to award course credit for military training to accelerate degree and certification programs for veteran students in high-demand areas, such as advanced technologies and manufacturing. For more information about any of the programs being developed at Grayson College, please contact Cindy J. Powell at 903.415.2606 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Accelerated Manufacturing and Logistics Certifications and Associate’s Degree Programs
Lee College is developing a new associate’s degree and certification programs in accelerated manufacturing skills standards for council logistics and supply chain management. For more information about the programs being developed at Lee College, please contact Ehab Mustafa at 832.556.4302 or email@example.com.
Lone Star College System
Fast Track Field Service Technician Marketable Skill Award Toward Oil Field Certification
The Lone Star College System is developing and implementing a fast track engineering technician marketable skills award certification program to prepare veterans for jobs in the oil and natural gas industry. For more information about programs being developed at Lone Star College, please contact Tina Dealy at 281.290.2754 or Tina.Dealy@lonestar.edu.
San Jacinto Community College District
Veterans’ IT Fast Track to Employment Program
The San Jacinto Community College District (SJCCD) is developing and implementing the Veteran’s Information Technology Fast Track to Employment project to provide credentials supporting the information technology career cluster. SJCCD will seek an articulation agreement with Western Governor’s University to accept credits awarded to participants to continue their studies toward a bachelor’s degree. For more information about any of the programs being developed at the San Jacinto College District, please contact Lydia-Chavez Garcia at 281.542.2060 or Lydia.Chavez-Garcia@sjcd.edu.
Tarrant County College District
The Tarrant County College District is developing streamlined basic firefighter and advanced firefighter certifications and associate’s degree programs for fire investigation technology and fire production technology. For more information about any of the programs being developed at the Tarrant County College District, please contact Ryan Kelly at 817.515.7570 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Texas State Technical College–Harlingen
Texas State Technical College (TSTC)–Harlingen is developing a streamlined Level II certification and an associate’s degree in wind energy technology. A Veterans Resource Center will be created to help transition veterans and service members to college campus and the civilian workforce. For more information about any of the programs being developed at TSTC Harlingen, please contact Steve Guevara at 956.364.4338 or email@example.com.