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College Credit for Heroes: Veteran Success Through Accelerated IT Career Pathways

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College Credit for Heroes looks at the military experience of active duty, retired and former military to see whether that experience can be counted toward specific degree or certificate programs. Dallas County Community College District is a partner in the program under Phase II. The state program is funded by the Texas Workforce Commission.
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DCCCD’s Veteran Success Through Accelerated IT Career Pathways focuses on accelerated career paths for industry certification in information technology and an optional internet marketing specialist certificate. The program is offered by all seven colleges of DCCCD. It reduces the time a veteran needs to complete an associate degree to 18 months and the certificate to 10 months.

Find out which IT programs are eligible for credit at the colleges of DCCCD.

How to Get Started

  1. Request that your military transcript such as your AARTS (Army), SMART (Navy or Marine Corps) or CCAF (Air Force) be sent to the participating college of DCCCD.
  2. Talk with the Veterans Services office at your DCCCD college to apply for benefits and certification.
  3. Talk with an advisor at your DCCCD college to discuss your educational goals.
  4. Contact the DCCCD College Credit for Heroes office to participate in the program.

To contact the College Credit for Heroes office at DCCCD, call Hamaria Crockett at 214-378-1759 or email her at You also can contact the veterans coordinators at each college of DCCCD. 

 Hear from veterans at our colleges who have benefited from the program: