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HCC College Credit for Heroes

For the 2012-2013 academic year, Coleman College for Health Sciences at Houston Community College is offering an accelerated alternate delivery Surgical Technology program for military trained surgical technologists who need their national certification. There are two options:

(1) The College Credit for Heroes Surgical Technology program will help military trained surgical technologists who are currently ineligible to sit for the Certification in Surgical Technology (CST) exam by offering them the opportunity to take two online accelerated courses and receive advanced standing credit for their training and experience. Advanced standing credit from HCC will enable them to become eligible;

(2) The program is also designed to prepare military trained surgical technologists who are currently eligible to sit for the CST exam by offering them an accelerated online Professional Readiness course.

After successfully completing the program with either option, these military trained surgical technologists will be ready to sit for the CST exam through the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting. The CST exam fee of approximately $290 will be covered by the College Credit for Heroes grant. Passing the CST exam will enable these certified surgical technologists to go to work in Texas making approximately $22 per hour, or $45,762 annually, (www.TexasIndustryProfiles.com).

For more information www.collegecreditforheroes.org  

Please call 713-718-7233,  CCHI Surgical Technology, to determine eligibility. 

Start Your Military Service Record Request (DD Form 214 & SF-180)

Please note that NPRC holds historical Military Personnel Records of nearly 100 million veterans. The vast majority of these records are paper-based and not available on-line.

Military personnel records can be used for proving military service, or as a valuable tool in genealogical research. Most veterans and their next-of-kin can obtain free copies of their DD214 and other military and medical records several ways.

http://www.archives.gov/veterans/military-service-records/