GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available on the official U.S. government website.
The Dallas County Community College District's Veteran Success Through Accelerated Career Pathways program focuses on developing and promoting accelerated career paths for industry certification in a variety of program areas.
In the Business Administration, Management and Marketing program areas, DCCCD has evaluated military training and defined accelerated pathways in these degree or certificates:
Military training related to this program has been evaluated and college credit recommended based on the American Council on Education's (ACE) Military Guide. The ACE recommendations form the basis of the Joint Services Transcript (JST), which provides official documentation for military training and experience. To receive credit for military service at any DCCCD college, an official JST or Community College of the Air Force* transcript is required.
(*Recent military experience for Air Force members is documented by the Community College of the Air Force and is evaluated through other college processes.)
To determine the college credit you may be eligible to receive, submit your official Joint Services Transcript (JST) to your college's admissions or veteran services office and request an evaluation. The transcript will be evaluated after enrollment.
Service members take a variety of courses based on their occupation, duty station or service needs. For a course to be evaluated by ACE and have college credit recommended, it must be an approved military course of at least 45 academic hours (some Coast Guard courses are excepted). ACE course ID numbers start with a two-letter code that identifies the service branch that provided the training. AR is Army, NV is Navy, MC is Marine Corps, AF is Air Force, and CG is Coast Guard. The ID number may include a version number that corresponds to any significant curriculum changes.
Courses are listed under the service that provided the training, but many service members may have taken a course sponsored by another military branch.
An occupation refers to the service member's job(s) while in the military. The Army and Marine Corps refer to an occupation as an MOS (Military Occupational Specialty); for the Navy, it is an NOS (Navy Occupational Specialty), formerly known as a rating; and the Coast Guard continues to call it a rating. The ACE occupation review process is focused on the recommendation of credit for learning that occurs on the job, above and beyond formal classroom training.
Credit recommendations for occupations can be found by the Title or ACE identification number (ACE ID). All occupation exhibits have ACE ID numbers beginning with a three-letter code that identifies the service:
See our Degrees, Certificates and Classes for Credit page to learn more about all programs at the seven colleges of DCCCD.