West Hills College Lemoore is a member of the Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOC) Consortium and in the SOC Degree Network System-2.
As a SOC College WHCL commits to the educational needs and criteria/requirements outlined in the official Degree Network Agreement. The SOC Program:
SOC Degree Network System
The SOC Degree Network System (DNS) consists of a subset of SOC Consortium member institutions selected by the military Services to deliver specific Associate and Bachelor's degree programs to servicemembers and their families. Institutional members of the SOC DNS agree to special requirements and obligations that provide military students, their spouses and college-age children with opportunities to complete college degrees without suffering loss of academic credit due to changes of duty station.
American Council on Education's Commission on Education Credit (ACE)
WHCL awards credit for military training and experience based on recomendation provided by ACE guidelines. A maximum of twenty seven (27) semester units of elective degree credit may be awarded for those service schools that the ACE Directory recommends for specifc lower division credit, but for which WHCL does not offer a specific equivalent. In addition, of three (3) semester units for Health Education 35 (GE requirement) will be awarded. Residency requirements of twelve (12) units must be completed before non-traditional credits are posted officially on current transcript.
Military Credit Information
WHCL students may submit one and/or both of the following options to receive military credit: