Take Advantage of Everything CCBC has to offer!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 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
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 email@example.com. Then go to the ACP website to apply.
Monthly military-connected events
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
If you’d like to be put on The Weekly Roll-up mailing list, please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Remind Texting Service
If you’d like to receive Veteran Services information on your phone by text, follow these instructions:
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.
If you’d like to have a Faculty or Staff Mentor, please let us know at email@example.com.
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.
If you’d like to be a Peer Mentor, or if you would like to have a Peer Mentor, please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 >>
Veterans Integration To Academic Leadership (VITAL) Program
- 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.
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 toBlackboard, 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)
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
OCAR Private Public Partnership (P3)
Learn more about Private Public Partnership (P3), contact our local representative at 301-833-6817, or email at email@example.com.
VEToga is a combination of yoga + meditation + healing arts classes designed especially for military members, veterans, and their families.
If you’d like to join the VEToga group, please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Warrior-Scholar Project
- Facilitate veterans’ transition from the military to college and
- Prepare student-veterans to become academically successful leaders on a college campus.
- 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.
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!