College Credit for Heroes marches to Texas State HarlingenCollege Credit for Heroes marches to Texas State Harlingenhttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=722015-08-25T10:16:00Z2015-08-25T00:00:00Z

HARLINGEN - 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, 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 State Technical College Harlingen — to the third phase of the program:

Texas State Technical College Harlingen (TSTCH), Harlingen: $58,938 is dedicated to creating a new streamlined Associate of Applied Science Degree based or the Ford Maintenance Light Repair Certification.

Well-qualified veterans have the opportunity to translate military skills into college credit for up to one full semester under the proposed program.

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.

Texas Workforce Commission
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