TCC Seeks Veterans for College Credit for Heroes Program

FORT WORTH, Texas (Oct. 8, 2014) – In keeping with its commitment to help veterans in North Texas prepare for existing jobs in high demand fields, Tarrant County College is hosting an Open House about its next class for the College Credit for Heroes Program (CC4H).
The open house will be held Tuesday, Oct. 14, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at TCC Northwest Campus, 4801 Marine Creek Parkway at the Firing Range, WPRF 1105.
The program is open to active, reserve or National Guard. Current police officers have the opportunity to complete an Associate of Applied Science in Criminal Justice in one year.
Additionally, veterans who already have their associate or bachelor’s degree may be able to enter the Police Academy sooner. Attendees also will learn about TCC’s Police Academy and
requirements to earn a criminal justice degree.
In August, TCC graduated its first College Credit for Heroes. They completed TCC’s Fire Academy, the majority of their requirements for an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree in Fire Technology and were to complete their final AAS course requirements, including the Emergency Medical Technical (EMT) program this fall.
State Sen. Leticia Van De Putte, chair of the senate’s military and veteran affairs committee sponsored Senate Bill 1736 that initiated CC4H. The bill called for the creation of ways to expedite paths for veterans to earn degrees and certificates based on their previous military training. Grants totaling $4.4 million funded programs at 17 Texas colleges and universities.
More information about the program is available from Ryan Kelly, TCC College Credit for Heroes Program Coordinator, at or 817-515-7570.