Video Transcript: David


Video Transcript


Did you know that you can earn college credit for your business experience at Dallas College?


My name is Vincent David Bell II. I'm an Environmental Health and Safety Manager in the building products industry. I've always served in mid-level leadership, and I wanted to enroll in Dallas College to help me transition into upper-level leadership.

When I visited, I saw a flyer about the PLA program. When I saw the flyer was an "aha" moment because I felt like with my prior work experience, I would save money, I would save time and it would help me graduate. I knew for sure that programs for me.

I was able to communicate my prior learning experience through an autobiography life experience journal which highlighted my prior work experience and followed by an artifact that was submitted for approval.

The artifact that I submitted was a PowerPoint which highlighted my communication skills. Using work that I already submitted was very rewarding knowing that it would go towards potentially obtaining credit hours.

The course material prompt me into thinking about my experience, but the software was easy to navigate through, and the administrators were there for support whenever I needed them. Due to this workshop being online, I was able to sign in whenever it was convenient for me.

So now that I've finished Dallas College, I'm able to make a regional impact. With the accounting principles and business principles that I studied, I'm able to consolidate facilities on a regional scale and use shared resources.

This facility employs 150 employees. So I'm responsible for 150 families. It feels great to know that I can increase my business acumen, therefore, becoming a better manager to take care of my family here at work.

I'm feeling very optimistic about my future after taking the PLA program. Now I envision myself running facility within the next two to three years.


Find out how you can earn college credit for your business experience at Dallas College.