LUBBOCK - The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) recently announced the award of $800,000 to support five new accelerated certificate or degree programs through its College Credit for Heroes program.
The program is a statewide effort designed to maximize the award of college credit to veterans and service members for their military experience.
The announcement further expands the reach of the successful program, which has now grown to include a network of 37 universities and community college partners.
College Credit for Heroes welcomes five new school projects — including Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center — to the third phase of the program:
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC), Lubbock: $199,544 is dedicated to the TTUHSC School of Nursing's “Operation RevUp,” which will begin the implementation phase of a new accelerated one-year Veteran to Bachelor of Science Nursing in (VBSN) Pilot Program designed specifically for veterans.
Launched as a pilot program in 2011, College Credit for Heroes was designated as a permanent program with the passage of SB 806 in the 84th Legislative Session.
Unique to Texas, College Credit for Heroes has achieved success by establishing a standard evaluation process used across the state for veterans to receive classroom credit, by growing a vast network of partner schools and by supporting the development of 76 fast-track programs to help veterans translate their military experience into civilian careers.
For a complete list of participating schools and fields of study, visit collegecreditforheroes.org.