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CCBC Veteran Services offers a variety of veteran mentorships, military-specific courses, events, and many other programs designed to assist our military-connected students in reaching their educational and career goals.

If you’d like to meet more of your military-connected peers on campus, come join us at one of our monthly events, or if you need a little boost with your writing skills over the summer, consider the Warrior Scholar Project. How about connecting with veterans who already know the ropes here at CCBC? Get a mentor! You can also keep up-to-date by subscribing to Veteran Services.

The Weekly Roll-up and remind texting service, or by logging into our very own Blackboard portal and event calendar.

Veteran Services strives to offer you, our military-connected students, everything you will need to succeed while you’re here at CCBC. Come visit us in the Veteran Resource Centers, or say hello at our next event. We’d love to meet you!

American Corporate Partners (ACP) career mentors

The ACP program offers veterans tools for long-term career development through mentoring, career counseling and networking opportunities. ACP’s Mentoring Program connects veterans with professionals from America’s top Fortune 500 corporations for a year-long mentorship. Veterans are mentored on topics ranging from resume building and interviewing skills to networking and leadership skills—all for FREE!

ACP also offers a Women Veterans program which began recently and was featured in Military Times. If you are a female veteran and would prefer a female mentor, please let the ACP staff know, and they will be glad to assist you!

ACP is such an exciting opportunity for our CCBC student veterans. Baltimore’s WBAL news station covered the program on February 26, 2016. View more »

In order to apply for ACP, please complete a CCBC FERPA Form and submit it to your campus Veteran Resource Center, or to veteranservices@ccbcmd.edu. Then go to the ACP website to apply.

Monthly military-connected events

Veteran Services hosts a military-connected event each month where you will have the opportunity to meet, mix and mingle with your military-connected peers in a fun, family-friendly atmosphere on campus.

Some examples of past Veteran Services events include Veterans Day celebrations, Stand Down, Military Ball, Halloween Mixer, Family Fun Day, and much more! We also host educational “Lunch and Learns” on a regular basis which have focused on such topics as military to civilian resume writing, financial planning, entrepreneurship, and much more. Enjoy our events and meet your peers from around campus!

To keep up to date on all upcoming events, check out the Veteran Services event calendar on our Blackboard Portal, or the Veteran Services The Weekly Roll-up! (see below for more information)

The Weekly Roll-up

Each week on Friday, except during the Summer months, Veteran Services publishes an email newsletter called The Weekly Roll-up for our military-connected students, faculty, staff and friends. The Weekly Roll-up contains news, events, jobs, and much more information from CCBC, around the state of Maryland and local community. If you’re interested in becoming more involved on campus or in community life, or are just looking for a job after college, The Weekly Roll-up is for you!

If you’d like to be put on The Weekly Roll-up mailing list, please let us know at veteranservices@ccbcmd.edu.

Remind Texting Service

Veteran Services also offers our military-connected community an alternative way to receive The Weekly Roll-up and other Veteran Services announcements rather than via email: Remind Texting Service.

If you’d like to receive Veteran Services information on your phone by text, follow these instructions:

Alumni mentors

The CCBC Alumni Veteran Mentor Program connects student-veterans with veteran alumni who share similar backgrounds and experiences. As a student veteran, you will be matched with a CCBC alumnus who is also a veteran and who can share their experiences and knowledge of CCBC and the local working community with you.


Alumni mentors can help you connect your classroom experiences with your real life experiences, to include family, military and work experiences. They can assist you in learning how to navigate college resources and guide you as you plan for a career after college.  Learn more >>

Faculty and staff mentors

CCBC Veteran Services is fortunate to be able to provide you access to our veteran CCBC faculty and staff through our faculty & staff mentorship program. Faculty & staff mentors guide you as you progress through your course of study here at CCBC. The goal of CCBC Veteran Services is to give you, our veteran students, the tools you need to persist and succeed in college, and our faculty & staff mentorship program can be a key factor in helping you to succeed.



Peer mentors

Mentoring is a special partnership between two people based on a commitment to the mentoring process, common goals/expectations of the partnership, mutual trust, and respect. Mentoring is both a “get and give” experience with the goal of providing a rich and rewarding experience for both partners. As a CCBC veteran student, you are invited to either become a peer mentor to other CCBC veteran students, or you may request to have a peer mentor.


Academic Development 101 for military-connected students only (ACDV-V 101)

ACDV-V 101 is custom-designed for active duty, prior military; National Guard and Reservists; as well as their dependents (spouse and dependent child) and survivors. Take ACDV-V 101 to learn more about your military benefits, whether for your education or otherwise, and be matched with mentors at every step of the way. Our goal is to familiarize the military-connected student with the Community College of Baltimore County and facilitate a smooth transition from military life to higher education – where your career goals come into focus.  Learn More >>


KOGNITO

The KOGNITO military training modules are military awareness and sensitivity training, which are free to all CCBC faculty, staff and students.

Veterans Integration To Academic Leadership (VITAL) Program

The VITAL Program is a partnership between the VA Maryland Health Care System and CCBC. VITAL staff members are here to help students address their overall mental health needs and concerns, while supporting them to use their unique set of strengths, skills and life experiences in the academic setting. You have an ally on campus who understands your needs as a student veteran. CCBC’s VITAL Program offers:
  • Direct Clinical Services – VITAL provides on-campus mental health screening and referrals for VA eligible student veterans.
  • Care Coordination – VITAL facilitates access to health, campus and community resources in an effort to support veterans’ individualized educational and health goals.
  • Education and Training – VITAL provides consultation and liaison services to the campus community with the purpose of educating faculty, staff and students about the unique strengths and challenges facing student veterans.
For more information, contact the VITAL Program Coordinator at 443-206-9203. Learn more >>

Veteran Services Blackboard Portal & Event Calendar

Veteran Services has its own Blackboard portal and event calendar! If you’d like access to a variety of information for and about military-connected news and issues, including the CCBC Veteran Services event calendar, go to

Blackboard, login using your CCBC credentials, then follow these instructions. You will see several folders of information. New items are added every week!

Additionally if you’d like to see what Veteran Services has going on for our monthly events, in the bottom left box under Organization Tools, click on Organization Calendar. See you at our next event!

Prior Learning Assessment (PLA)

Would you like to earn college credit for your military training and experience?

You can receive up to 75% of the credits required to complete your CCBC program of study through Prior Learning Assessment (PLA). PLA credits may be earned through:

  • Military Transcripts (American Council on Education credits):
    • Joint Services Transcript (JST)
    • Community College of the Air Force Transcript (CCAF)
  • Departmental exam
  • Portfolio review
  • Formal testing such as CLEP, DSST, IB, AP
  • Industry certification, licensure or apprenticeship
Use your military training and experience to jump ahead to spend less time and money on our degree. CCBC wants you to meet your educational goals, and we’re here to help! Learn more about earning credit for your military training and experience through PLA.

OCAR Private Public Partnership (P3)

P3 offers career services from career inventories to job placement assistance for veterans. The P3 program is provided to military members who are in the process of finding a new career. They will assist you with everything from translating your military skills and experience into a civilian resume to landing your dream civilian job!

Learn more about Private Public Partnership (P3), contact our local representative at 301-833-6817, or email at james.c.tharpe2.ctr@mail.mil.

VEToga

Are you interested in participating in a FREE yoga class in a small group setting on campus? CCBC has its very own VEToga Instructor!

VEToga is a combination of yoga + meditation + healing arts classes designed especially for military members, veterans, and their families. 

The Warrior-Scholar Project

The Warrior-Scholar Project (WSP) is a free week-long intensive college-prep course designed to

  • Facilitate veterans’ transition from the military to college and
  • Prepare student-veterans to become academically successful leaders on a college campus.
WSP course objectives include

  • Reinforce academic skills that may have diminished since their last classroom experience
  • Support and promote the value of military experience in the classroom
  • Equip student-veterans with the skills and knowledge to overcome the social and emotional challenges that arise during this transition.
You will need to submit a completed CCBC FERPA Form to your campus Veteran Resource Center, or veteranservices@ccbcmd.edu, at the time of your application to the program.  Learn more >>

VA Work Study Program

As a veteran, you may also be eligible to receive VA work study funds in order to be able to work on campus while you study.


Contact your campus VA Certifying Official for information on how to apply and then contact your campus Career Services office to apply for open positions in the Veteran Resource Centers. We always have room for new faces!