College Credit for Heroes marches to Lone Star HoustonCollege Credit for Heroes marches to Lone Star Houstonhttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=732015-08-25T09:54:00Z2015-08-25T00:00:00Z

HOUSTON - 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 the Lone Star College System — to the third phase of the program:

Lone Star College System (LSCS), Houston: $150,000 is dedicated to creating new streamlined curricula (fast track certificates) based on Prior Learning Assessments (PLA) in the fields of industrial diesel technology, oil and gas drilling and electrical technology.

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.

Texas Workforce Commission
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land
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