The College Credit for Heroes (CCH) program seeks to maximize college credit awarded to veterans and service members for their military experience in order to expedite their transition into the Texas Workforce. The program’s goal is to eliminate obstacles to attaining licensing, certification and accreditation, and degree awards at state and national levels so that veterans’ transition more quickly from the college classrooms to the workforce.
Lone Star College is a partner institution in the College Credit for Heroes program administered by the Texas Workforce Commission. Lone Star College is honored to be a part of the program to serve our veterans and active duty service members. The College Credit for Heroes program seeks to maximize college credit awarded to veterans and service members for their military training, coursework, and experience resulting in military students receiving their degrees based on a shorter timeline. Using the Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) process, veteran and active duty services members can apply to have their military education and experience evaluated to earn credit. For more information please contact our Instructional Designer at LSC-MilitaryServices@lonestar.edu or 832-519-2923 to determine if you have prior learning courses or training to asses using (PLA).
Lone Star College as a participating Texas college in the CCH program agrees to accept college credits recommended through the College Credit for Heroes System where appropriate. Recommended college credits may be applicable to some programs of study but not applicable to others.
At Lone Star College, the College Credit for Heroes program offers veterans, service members and working adults an opportunity for accelerated entry into fields such as:
Want to preview exactly which courses your military learning or experience may help you earn credit for at Lone Star College, create an account on Transferology and get the transcript evaluation process started. Make sure you have your military transcript on hand or know your MOS.
Choose the military organization that you have your experience with. For example, Army or Navy.
Select your military experience and the experience will appear to the right.
After you have selected all your experiences, click the green "Search for Matches" button.
If any "Match" or "Maybe" courses appear, click "Request More Information" and be sure to select Military to have your information sent to a Veteran Advisor to receive help with the evaluation process.
Apply to Lone Star College through Apply Texas and have your military transcripts and DD214 sent to Lone Star College.
How do you apply for PLA:
The Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) application and the Joint Services Transcript (JST) or Air Force Community College transcript are the primary documents needed to evaluate your military training. The JST will contain the needed ACE ID number to assess your individual training and can be requested here. Military transcripts will be used by the Veteran Advisor to assist in identifying eligible courses. The Veteran Advisor will submit your PLA. application to the appropriate department for review. There is no charge for this service.
What is Lone Star College’s plan:
Lone Star College will continue to work through the College Credit for Heroes program to evaluate military training and award college credit based on the American Council on Education (ACE) Military Guide recommendations. Through this ongoing process, military training will be evaluated for application to additional Lone Star College program areas.
What students are eligible:
All current, separated and retired members of the U.S. armed services, active or reserve
Which campuses offer PLA:
All seven of Lone Star College campuses: Cy-Fair, Houston North, Kingwood, Montgomery, North Harris, Tomball, and University Park.