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College Credit for Heroes

College Credit for Heroes (CCH) partners with Texas State University - - Round Rock, San Marcos, TX


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 (CCH) 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 Coordinator, Department of Occupational, Workforce, and Leadership Studies at Texas State University. Accelerate Texas State offers veterans, service members and working adults accelerated interdisciplinary pathways related to:



•Business with Computer Information Systems

•Criminal Justice

•Engineering Technology

•Geography Information Systems


•Health Care Administration

•Human Resource Development

•Information Technology

•Occupational Therapy

•Real Estate

•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.


Step 1. Sign-up for an Information Session about the Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences degree in Round Rock, San Marcos and/or online:


Step 2: Apply to Texas State University @


Step 3: Scheduled an appointment with Portia Gottschall @