Bakersfield College's Military Articulation Platform To Grant Student Veterans Credit For Prior Learning

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Wednesday, February 2, 2022

Last December, Bakersfield College was accepted into a select cohort of 52 California Community Colleges to participate in the Military Articulation Platform (MAP), which allows colleges to create, approve, store, and adopt articulations that credit veterans for prior learning outside the classroom. Through this process, BC's student veterans will get the credit they deserve, validating their experiences and learning completed while in the service.

“At Bakersfield College, it has always been our pleasure to support student veterans through the transition from combat to college and completion. Through this Military Articulation Platform, we will be able to academically consider the rigorous training and coursework completed while on active duty, ensuring veterans have equitable efficiency towards earning their degree or certificate,” said Vice President of Instruction, Billie Jo Rice.

Students who have acquired skills through military training, industry training, state/federal government training, apprenticeships, internships, work-based learning, or other industry-based experiential learning, validated volunteer and civic activities (e.g. Peace Corps) can be awarded credits toward their degree or certificate.

BC's MAP offers specific credit in targeted college programs based on military occupation and zip code, and students can upload their JST (Joint Service Transcript) in MAP and immediately see the college credits they qualify for at regional MAP-enabled colleges. The MAP Cohort kick-off will begin in mid-February.

MAP is a statewide and multi-agency collaborative effort of the Academic Senate of the California Community Colleges (ASCCC), the CCC Chancellor's Office (CCCCO), ACE, CalVet, and local and regional legislators.

To learn more about BC's Credit for Prior Learning opportunities, visit the Credit for Prior Learning information page.