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Student veterans to be offered college credit for military training - The Eagle: News

Student veterans to be offered college credit for military training

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Posted: Wednesday, October 9, 2013 12:00 am

The Texas A&M University System has announced a partnership that will provide student veterans course credits based on the skills they learned in the armed forces.

System Chancellor John Sharp and Texas Workforce Commission Commissioner Ronny Congleton made the announcement Tuesday morning at the Military Friendly Symposium hosted at Texas A&M. The 13 A&M system schools will join the College Credit for Heroes initiative immediately, nearly doubling the size of the fledgling program, which has been partnered almost exclusively with community colleges.

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2 comments:

  • 2001ag posted at 10:20 am on Wed, Oct 9, 2013.

    2001ag Posts: 78

    I wonder if one has previous experience in outsourcing departments, can they also get college credit through the business school?

     
  • agnerd posted at 9:12 am on Wed, Oct 9, 2013.

    agnerd Posts: 589

    "He gave examples of an Army medic who could earn credits toward health or medical courses or an infantryman receiving credit for technical programs tailored toward the oil and gas industry."

    I understand the connection between the medic and health courses, but I don't see how being in the infantry earns technical credit for oil & gas. Being able to fly a drone doesn't mean you know how to design a wing or a plane. Once the program is active, I'd be very interested to see which activites earn certain credits.

     

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