Posted by Jayme Blaschke
Office of Media Relations
July 20, 2017
The Texas Workforce Commission has awarded Texas State University a grant of approximately $145,000 through the College Credit for Heroes (CCH) program.
Texas State is the newest partner university in the program. The CCH program has grown to include a network of 48 university and community college partners who will help veterans connect with Texas employers. The CCH program is a statewide effort designed to maximize the award of college credit to veterans and service members for their military experience.
Texas State's grant is dedicated to creating and implementing the Accelerate TXState project by developing various online prior learning assessment (PLA) curricula. As a result, veterans and service members will have access to accelerated learning for employment areas that include athletics, business, business with computer information systems, criminal justice, engineering technology, geography information systems, health care administration, human resource development, occupational therapy, real estate and social services. PLA will be used to accelerate the veterans’ ability to earn up to 30 hours of college credit for non-collegiate training and/or 24 hours of work-life learning, which will be applied towards a Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences degree.
“The College Credit for Heroes program allows skilled veterans and service members who dedicate their lives to our freedom to receive maximum credit for their valuable military service in order to more quickly transition to a Texas career,” said TWC Chair Andres Alcantar. “I am proud these new partners join us as we work together to better serve the military heroes who choose to make Texas home.”
About College Credit for Heroes
College Credit for Heroes (CCH) was authorized during the 82nd legislative session under SB 1736 and launched in 2011. More than 85,000 veterans have created accounts through the CCH website at collegecreditforheroes.org and more than 27,000 veterans have received evaluations. CCH evaluations have recommended an average of 25 credit hours per veteran. Texas colleges and universities are awarding an average of 16 credit hours per CCH evaluation.
About Texas State University
Founded in 1899, Texas State University is among the largest universities in Texas with an enrollment of 38,849 students on campuses in San Marcos and Round Rock. Texas State’s 180,000-plus alumni are a powerful force in serving the economic workforce needs of Texas and throughout the world. Designated an Emerging Research University by the State of Texas, Texas State is classified under “Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity,” the second-highest designation for research institutions under the Carnegie classification system.