Fayetteville Technical Community College is an industry leader in awarding college credit for prior learning experiences including military training.
With over 200 military career evaluations and 250+ programs of study, FTCC offers members of the U.S. Armed Forces and veterans the opportunity to pursue a higher education degree while utilizing the training they completed as part of their military career. FTCC recognizes the fact that service members train hard to achieve and maintain a standard of excellence and that their efforts deserve recognition in the civilian world. Awarding college credit for military training also serves our veterans as they make the transition from active duty to civilian life. FTCC places these students on the “fast track” to earning a degree and being prepared for a competitive work environment.
Whether advancing within the military or transitioning to the civilian workforce, military students and veterans will find that FTCC is committed to their success. As the leader in Credit for Prior Learning, FTCC specializes in translating military training to college-level learning and credit.
FTCC’s most popular and most flexible degree is the Associate in General Education, which allows students to capitalize on credits earned through military training and transfer with ease to one of FTCC’s partner institutions for an advanced degree.
The Associate’s in General Education degree consists of 64 total semester hours, 48 of which may be applied from other colleges and institutions as well as from military training. To earn an AGE degree at FTCC, students must take a minimum of 16 semester hours at our institution, either online or in person. Often, military students and veterans pursuing an AGE only need to complete the general education courses such as English, math and social science to complete the degree.
FTCC awards credit for military training based on recommendations provided by the American Council on Education, a major coordinating body for the nation’s colleges and universities. The institution specializes in the assessment of nontraditional learning experiences.
In cooperation with the U.S. military, a team of expert evaluators employed by the American Council on Education conducts extensive research regarding military training and recommends credit for specific college-level courses based on the results of their findings. The evaluators at FTCC then review these recommendations and equate the ACE’s recommended courses to FTCC courses. The results of these coordinated efforts are encouraging for military students and help to ensure success in their careers and beyond.
On a case-by-case basis, FTCC evaluators also evaluate credits for additional training from military schools and other learning opportunities which may not have been evaluated by ACE. These credits must be approved by curriculum subject-matter-experts. This practice ensures the integrity of FTCC programs and provides the reassurance that FTCC is serving students with the highest standards.
Students who wish to have their military training converted to college credit can submit the Joint Services Transcript to FTCC by logging in at https://jst.doded.mil and following the prompts for submitting an official transcript. Email [email protected] or call (910) 678-0166 for more information. Students can sign up now for fall clases.