COLLEGE STATION — The American Council on Education (ACE) has recommended college credit for 30 TEEX courses, including 19 forensic science courses, which received the ACE credit recommendation for the first time. Students can earn up to 44 college credit hours and 6 vocational credits for completing forensics training at TEEX.
ACE has also recommended college credit for 10 individual cybersecurity courses, which have the additional benefit of being offered at no cost to the student. For the ‘free’ cyber courses, students could earn up to 10 college semester hours and 1 vocational credit. An additional course, Disaster Management for Water and Wastewater Utilities, also received an ACE recommendation for 1 hour of college credit.
ACE credit opens doors for TEEX students to gain access to academic credit toward an associate’s or bachelor’s degree plan at more than 400 U.S. colleges and universities.
“ACE credit is value added to our courses, at no additional cost to the student,” said Tony Casper, Director of Curriculum and eLearning at TEEX. “This is especially beneficial for those who are completing high school or working professionals who can use college credits as a springboard to a post-secondary degree or boost their career opportunities.”
“The ACE review team is comprised of educators from colleges and universities across the country,” Casper said. “They know quality when they see it, and that’s what we have. The curriculum review and revision process undertaken by TEEX a number of years ago boosted our standing with ACE. The reviewers have commented that TEEX has some of the best curriculum they have seen in a training organization.”
All ACE-approved courses are reviewed every three years by a team of college and university faculty from across the country. View a list of ACE-approved TEEX courses.
The Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX) is an internationally recognized leader in the delivery of emergency response,homeland security and workforce training, exercises, technical assistance, and economic development. A member of The Texas A&M University System, TEEX served more than 194,000 people from across the United States and 81 countries last year through hands-on training and technical services.