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Tue, 11/08/2016 - 16:01 -- jjevack

Q1: What academic support services does your institution provide to help online military learners transition and succeed?

Established in the summer of 2011, TCC’s Center for Military and Veterans Education (CMVE) helps increase student success, provides quality consolidated student service, and broadens TCC’s already extensive service to military-related students, including active duty, reserves, National Guard, Coast Guard, veterans, spouses, dependents, and Department of Defense and Homeland Security employees. Headquartered at TCC’s Virginia Beach Campus, the CMVE is a college-wide function providing counseling, advising, and student support services for military-related students, wherever they are located worldwide, who are seeking transfer or career & technical associate degrees as well as credit or non-credit training leading to industry certification. For government organizations, companies, and industry, the CMVE serves as the point-of-contact for the education, training, and hiring of military-related students to meet their workforce needs.TCC’s CMVE provides veterans affairs advisors at each of the college’s four campuses, and CMVE staff members provide a wide variety of services to assist military-related students to succeed in their educational and training endeavors.CMVE Support includes:coordination and delivery of services related to college applicationassists with required domicile documentationplacement and career readiness testingadvising and degree planningassist with financial aidVeterans' application processobtaining college credit for prior military experiencecourse registrationtuition payment procedures. The CMVE VA Offices on each TCC campus assists military-related students in applying for U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) educational benefits; certifying eligibility for educational benefits; and maintaining accurate enrollment and student status records. These offices are operated by the college, not the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. While college staff will make every effort to advise veterans regarding their eligibility, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs determines the student’s eligibility for benefits. TCC was selected as one of the 16 colleges nationally for the Department of Veterans’ Affairs Vets Success on Campus (VSOC) program. Under the VSOC program, an experienced Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor and Vet Center Outreach Coordinator have been assigned at each TCC campus to provide VA benefits outreach, support, and assistance to ensure that the health, educational, and benefit needs of Veterans are met.  The CMVE combined with the VSOC staff have become a “force multiplier” for TCC, VA, and the community in taking the role as benefactor on the subject of veteran support. The VSOC provides vocational testing, career, academic and readjustment counseling, peer-to-peer counseling, and referral services to VA Medical Centers, Community-Based Outpatient clinics, and Vet Centers.