participants. Sailors may work on their English,
mathematics, and/or reading skills at either Navy
College Learning Centers (NCLCs), which are
established at specified Navy bases according to
available funding and contract requirements, or in
Academic Skills Instructor Program (ASIP) courses
taught by civilian instructors on the installation. After
completion of a diagnostic placement test, both ASIP
and NCLC provide non-credit instruction designed to
advance the student from the level at which he or she
pretested toward a mastery of skills equivalent to high
The Academic Skills Program directly relates to
professional development and personnel READINESS.
All naval personnel must be able to read and comprehend
t e c h n i c a l m a t e r i a l s , c o m p l e t e m a t h e m a t i c al
computations, and express themselves orally and in
writing. A person who receives academic skills
Possess the minimum skill levels necessary to
complete job training
Function acceptably in a work environment and in
preparation for advancement
Develop better communication with subordinates
Develop a positive attitude about the Navy
Develop a better appreciation for command
mission and operational requirements
Navy College Learning Centers
The Navy College Learning Centers (NCLCs)
contract provides facilitated computer learning centers
that are open a minimum of 40 hours a week. Each
NCLC is available to all active duty Navy personnel. In
addition, all adults with valid U.S. military identification
are eligible to use the center on a space available basis.
This includes members of other services, retirees, adult
family members, and DoD personnel OCONUS. With
additional base funding, the NCLC may be opened for 60
hours a week and the command may determine student
eligibility for use of these extra hours. The NCLC
guidelines are as follows:
Students schedule themselves to study in the
center, either on-duty, off-duty, or a combination of
on- and off-duty time.
After completing on-line placement tests, students
are assigned English, math, or reading modules
according to their specific needs.
In addition, students may elect to work on
supplementary software programs at the NCLC,
w h i c h m a y i n c l u d e : a l g e b r a , c a l c u l u s,
trigonometry, physics, social studies, science, life
and job skills, and test preparations for the
ASVAB, GED, SAT, ACT, and CLEP exams.
Students may work as long as they need to
complete their goals.
Academic Skills Instructor Program
The Navy contracts with accredited educational
institutions to provide ASIP instruction. All active duty
Navy and Marine Corps personnel assigned to the base
that hosts an ASIP are eligible to attend. Active duty
Navy personnel assigned to other commands may
participate when schedules allow. After a minimum of 10
eligible Navy and/or Marine Corps students are enrolled,
additional students including active duty personnel from
other services, other DoD personnel, and when
OCONUS, adult family members may attend. The ASIP
guidelines are as follows:
Instruction consists of 45 hours over a time frame
of 3 to 8 weeks.
Each course covers a single subject.
Course may be delivered as individualized or
Instruction may take place during the Sailors on-
duty, off-duty, or a combination of on- and off-
Instruction is noncredit.
A course must have at least 10 students but no more
Attendance is monitored. Students are expected to
attend the entire course.
Courses are organized and requested through the
Navy College Office at any time.
Information concerning academic skills enrollment
procedures can be obtained through the local Navy
College Office. All active duty personnel are eligible to
attend. Military students will be allowed to participate in
either the NCLC or ASIP classes following a favorable
endorsement from their command.
Q17. What program allows Sailors to acquire skill
levels to complete job training and prepares them
for college level work?