OFF DUTY VOLUNTARY EDUCATION

RTTUZYWU RUEWMCS0000 2701423-UUUU--RUCRNAD.
ZNR UUUUU
R 261423Z SEP 08
FM CNO WASHINGTON DC//N1//
TO NAVADMIN
INFO CNO WASHINGTON DC//N1//
BT
UNCLAS //N01040//
NAVADMIN 273/08
MSGID/GENADMIN/CNO WASHINGTON DC/N1/SEP// SUBJ/OFF DUTY VOLUNTARY 
EDUCATION// 

 REF/A/MSG/CNO WASHINGTON DC/062142ZAPR2001// 
REF/B/DOC//OPNAV/03DEC06// NARR/REF A IS NAVADMIN 082/01, STANDARD 
ENLISTED RETENTION MEASURES.  
REF B IS OPNAVINST 1040.11B, GOVERNING NAVY RETENTION AND CAREER 
DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS.// RMKS/1.  THIS MESSAGE OUTLINES THE COMPONENTS 
OF VOLUNTARY EDUCATION THAT NAVY USES TO SUPPORT LIFELONG LEARNING AND 
THE RETENTION OF OUR SAILORS.
2.  THE NAVY COLLEGE PROGRAM (NCP) INTEGRATES ALL COMPONENTS OF 
VOLUNTARY EDUCATION TO ENABLE SAILORS TO OBTAIN A COLLEGE DEGREE ON 
ACTIVE DUTY.  TO SUPPORT THIS OBJECTIVE NCP PROVIDES SAILORS THE 
OPPORTUNITY TO COMPLETE THEIR HIGH SCHOOL EDUCATION BY EARNING AN 
EQUIVALENCY DIPLOMA, IMPROVE READING AND MATH LITERACY LEVELS, AND 
ENROLL IN VOCATIONAL/TECHNICAL SCHOOLS AND POST SECONDARY COLLEGE 
DEGREE PROGRAMS.
3.  KEY COMPONENTS OF THE NCP INCLUDE:  TUITION ASSISTANCE, ACADEMIC 
SKILLS, AND NCPACE.  WHILE ON ACTIVE DUTY, NAVY OFFERS TUITION 
ASSISTANCE TO ACTIVE-DUTY SAILORS FOR COURSES OFFERED BY OVER ONE 
THOUSAND ACCREDITED COLLEGES, UNIVERSITIES OR VOCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS.  
THE ACADEMIC SKILLS PROGRAM PROVIDES THE EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION TO 
ENHANCE SUCCESS IN HIGHER EDUCATION.  ACADEMIC SKILLS PREPARE SAILORS 
TO RE-TAKE THE ASVAB IN ORDER TO BE DESIGNATED OR CONVERT TO ANOTHER 
RATING.  FOR DEPLOYED SAILORS, THE NAVY COLLEGE PROGRAM FOR AFLOAT 
COLLEGE EDUCATION (NCPACE) PROVIDES ACADEMIC SKILLS AND COLLEGE 
(UNDERGRADUATE AND GRADUATE) COURSES.  NCPACE IS DELIVERED VIA 
INSTRUCTOR-LED AND DISTANCE LEARNING.  
4.  BECAUSE SAILORS' EDUCATION PURSUITS ARE COMPETING WITH DEMANDS OF 
WORK AND FAMILY, NAVY HAS PARTNERED WITH APPROXIMATELY 30 ACADEMIC 
INSTITUTIONS UNDER THE NAVY COLLEGE PROGRAM DISTANCE LEARNING 
PARTNERSHIP (NCPDLP).  NCPDLP ALLOWS MAXIMUM USE OF MILITARY TRAINING 
AND EXPERIENCE, AND COLLEGE LEVEL TESTS TO FULFILL DEGREE REQUIREMENTS 
THROUGH DISTANCE LEARNING METHODS AT AN ACCELERATED RATE. 
5.  ADVANCED EDUCATION VOUCHER (AEV) IS ANOTHER EDUCATIONAL BENEFIT 
AVAILABLE TO QUALIFIED SENIOR ENLISTED PERSONNEL WHO ARE INTERESTED IN 
COMPLETING A COLLEGE DEGREE.  NAVY PAYS FOR ALL TUITION, BOOKS AND 
RELATED FEES UPON ACCEPTANCE IN THIS PROGRAM.
6.  INFORMATION ON HOW MILITARY TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE TRANSFERS TO 
COLLEGE CREDIT IS AVAILABLE ON THE SAILOR AND MARINE AMERICAN COUNCIL 
ON EDUCATION REGISTRY TRANSCRIPT (SMART).  IT IS AN ACADEMICALLY 
ACCEPTED RECORD THAT IS VALIDATED BY THE AMERICAN COUNCIL ON EDUCATION
(ACE) AND USED BY COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES TO GAUGE THE AMOUNT OF 
CREDIT A SAILOR CAN RECEIVE TOWARDS COMPLETION OF A COLLEGE DEGREE.  
TO OBTAIN A COPY OF YOUR SMART TRANSCRIPT, VISIT THE SMART WEBSITE AT 
HTTPS://SMART.NAVY.MIL/SMART/WELCOME.DO OR VISIT YOUR LOCAL NAVY 
COLLEGE OFFICE.
7.  THE CENTER FOR PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT'S NAVY COLLEGE 
OFFICES (NCO) ARE LOCATED AT MAJOR NAVY INSTALLATIONS THROUGHOUT THE 
WORLD AND ARE THE FOCAL POINT FOR COUNSELING AND COMMUNICATING THE 
AVAILABILITY OF NAVY COLLEGE PROGRAMS TO SAILORS THROUGHOUT THE FLEET.  
SAILORS MAY ALSO RECEIVE ACADEMIC ADVICE THROUGH THE NAVY COLLEGE 
VIRTUAL CENTER (NCC).  NCC IS OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK, 15 HOURS A DAY.  NCC 
CAN BE CONTACTED BY CALLING DSN 922-1828 OR TOLL FREE 1-877-253-7122.  
THE NCC ALSO MAINTAINS A WEBSITE DESCRIBING ALL NCP COMPONENTS AT 
HTTPS://WWW.NAVYCOLLEGE.NAVY.MIL/.
8.  EDUCATION, AS A KEY COMPONENT OF EACH SAILOR'S PERSONAL AND 
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT, SHOULD BE INCLUDED IN CAREER COUNSELING 
DISCUSSIONS INCLUDING CAREER DEVELOPMENT BOARDS.  THE EDUCATION LEVEL 
FOR THE ENTIRE COMMAND CAN BE VIEWED IN CAREER INFORMATION MANAGEMENT 
SYSTEM
(CIMS) UNDER THE PERSONNEL INFORMATION LIST.  A SAILOR'S INDIVIDUAL 
EDUCATION LEVEL CAN BE VIEWED ON THE CIMS CAREER DEVELOPMENT BOARD DATA 
PAGE UNDER THE ADVANCEMENT/EDUCATION/QUALIFICATIONS.  TO ACCESS CIMS, 
NAVIGATE TO HTTP://WWW.NPC.NAVY.MIL/CAREERINFO/STAYNAVYTOOLS/CIMS/.  
DOWNLOAD THE CIMS CCC ACCOUNT DOCUMENT AND FOLLOW THE PROCEDURES.
9.  POINTS OF CONTACT:  
- CAPT DAVID WILKIE, (DIRECTOR, CENTER FOR CAREER DEVELOPMENT) AT
(901) 874-2410/DSN 882 OR EMAIL AT (LOWER CASE) 
DAVID.WILKIE(AT)NAVY.MIL.  
- CAPT JON PICKER, CENTER FOR PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT,
(757) 492-5600/DSN 492 OR EMAIL AT JON.PICKER(AT)NAVY.MIL 10.  RELEASED 
BY VADM M. E. FERGUSON III, N1.// 
BT 
#0000 
NNNN


%d bloggers like this: