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Veterans Educational Transitions (VET)

What it is: Veterans Educational Transitions (VET) assesses your military experience for conversion into college credits that can be applied toward specific degree or certificate programs. 

Depending on your service branch and the training you received, you may be eligible for college credit. This would let you complete a DCCCD degree or certificate faster.

DCCCD is working through the College Credit for Heroes program to evaluate military training and award college credit. We are basing our evaluations on the recommendations of the American Council on Education (ACE) Military Guide. This process will be ongoing.

If you have training in Information Technology (IT), visit our IT Accelerated Career Pathways Eligible Programs page to see whether your service experience may be eligible for college credit.

We are focusing evaluations on:

If you have training in any of these areas, please contact the Veteran Services office at your college of DCCCD for additional information.

The Joint Services Transcript (JST) or Air Force Community College transcript is the primary document needed to evaluate your military training. The JST transcript will contain the ACE ID number we require.

In addition to the military transcripts, the College Credit for Heroes evaluation can supply information on credit recommendations related to your specific training. Be sure to request a copy of the evaluation.

Who's eligible: All current, separated and retired members of the U.S. armed services, active or reserve 

Which colleges offer it: All seven colleges of DCCCD: Brookhaven, Cedar Valley, Eastfield, El Centro, Mountain View, North Lake and Richland

Amazon Web Services Apprenticeship Program for Veterans

Richland College has partnered with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to help you get a head start on a new career in cloud computing with free AWS training.

The program will help veterans transition into the civilian workforce and develop the skills necessary to pursue high-demand jobs in the cloud computing space.

Contact Information

For more information about the VET program at DCCCD, contact Joyce Williams, district director of workforce development and education, at 214-378-1746 or williamsjoyce@dcccd.edu; or the veterans coordinators at each college.