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College Credit For Heroes (CC4H)

Round Rock, San Marcos, TX

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Accelerate Texas State and change your life.

•Are you a veteran, service member, and/or working adult?

•Do you have some college but need and/or want to finish your undergraduate degree?

•Do you have military, workforce training certifications, and/or work experience?

The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) recently announced an award of $386,680 to support prior learning assessment (PLA) through its College Credit for Heroes (CC4H) program, a statewide effort designed to maximize the award of college credit to veterans and service members for their military experience. Accelerate Texas State, led by Dr. Todd Sherron, Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) Coordinator, Department of Occupational, Workforce, and Leadership Studies at Texas State University.

Note: The College Credit for Heroes Program is only available for Undergraduate Students, who are currently in the progress of finishing their Undergraduate Degree.

Accelerate Texas State offers veterans, service members and working adults accelerated interdisciplinary pathways related to:

•Athletics •Health Care Administration
•Business •Human Resource Development
•Business with Computer Information Systems •Information Technology
•Criminal Justice •Occupational Therapy
•Engineering Technology •Real Estate
•Geography Information Systems •Social Services


PLA will be used to accelerate veteran, service members, and working adults’ ability to earn up to 30 hours of college credit for non-collegiate training and/or 24 hours of work-life learning credit which is applied towards a Bachelors of Applied Arts and Sciences (BAAS).

  • Step 1. Sign-up for an Information Session about the Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences (BAAS) degree in Round Rock, San Marcos click here.
  • Step 2: Apply to Texas State University click here.
  • Step 3: Schedule an appointment with an Advisor from the Applied Arts Advising Center. (San Marcos location- 512.245.1490 | Round Rock location- 512.716.4001 | Video conferencing appointments also available)

Specific inquiries regarding the College Credit for Heroes please contact Dr. Todd Sherron at


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College Credit for Heroes grant accelerates veteran degree program

By Jack McClellan- 2018-02-28 10:30

Accelerate Texas State will use the award to develop five new courses and recruit 20 veterans to complete prior learning assessments (PLA). PLA will be applied to accelerate a veteran’s ability to earn college credit for workforce learning (24 hours credit hours) or non-collegiate training (30 credit hours), and re-entry into the workforce.