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Military Experience to College Credit: A Concept Model for Transitioning Military Medics to Paramedics

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dc.contributor.author Ferris-McCann, Lisa
dc.date.accessioned 2018-02-02T21:38:56Z
dc.date.available 2018-02-02T21:38:56Z
dc.date.issued 2017-07-01
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2323/6144
dc.description Thesis (Ed.D. in Community College Leadership)-- Ferris State University, Community College Leadership Program, 2017. en_US
dc.description This dissertation is submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Education in Community College Leadership. en_US
dc.description Cataloged from a pdf version of a dissertation. en_US
dc.description 109 pages en_US
dc.description.abstract Active military and veteran students seeking degrees, certificates, and licensure enter colleges and universities with a significant disadvantage when transferring educational credits for knowledge, skills, and abilities earned while in military service to civilian institutions. The language of the military presents challenges in interpreting the Joint Service Transcript and equating military experience for college courses with similar learning outcomes. This product dissertation presents a Concept Model for Transitioning Military Experience to College Credit. The model focuses on military medics to civilian paramedics; however, it can be adapted to many different courses of study. The model consists of six steps: (1) Segmenting Existing Curricula, (2) Assessing Transcripts, (3) Aligning Outcomes, (4) Evaluating Portfolios for Prior Learning Credit, (5) Awarding CBE Credits, and (6) Identifying Curricular Overlap and New Module Design. With the necessary dedicated support of the faculty, staff, and administration, military-to-college course crosswalks can be identified and areas of overlap and deficiencies become clear. Military students will be able to maximize their military education, training, and experience with prior experiential credit and shorten the time to degree completion, certification, licensure, and ultimately civilian employment. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Ferris State University en_US
dc.subject Military. en_US
dc.subject College credit. en_US
dc.subject Transfer credit policy. en_US
dc.subject Paramedics. en_US
dc.subject Curricular crosswalks. en_US
dc.title Military Experience to College Credit: A Concept Model for Transitioning Military Medics to Paramedics en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US


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