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Veterans: Get College Credit for Your Military Service

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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."

Programs Participating in VET

Through the VET program, currently, military experience can be turned into college credit in four areas:

  1. Information Technology
    • Computer Graphics

    • Internet Development Technologies 

    • Computer Information Technology

  2. Welding Technology *
  3. Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning *
  4. Logistics, Supply Chain Management and Manufacturing technology *

*Added in Spring 2018

Am I Eligible for the VET Program?

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."

Go Further

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:

  1. You can take credit courses using your GI Bill® benefits.
  2. Although the Spring semester has started, you can still register for Flex Term credit courses at any time and continuing education classes.
  3. We are glad you've chosen DCCCD as your new home base. We wish you the best during your time training with our colleges!