Q18. The Academic Skills Program provides computer
and instructor-taught courses in what subject
areas at no cost to students?
Q19. Under the Academic Skills Instructor Program, a
class must have at least 10 but no more than what
number of students?
Q20. The Navy College Learning Center provides
facilitated computer learning centers to be open
a minimum of how many hours a week?
Q21. In addition to on-duty time, when may Sailors
participate in NCLC and ASIP courses?
NAVY COLLEGE PROGRAM FOR AFLOAT
The Navy College Program for Afloat College
Education (NCPACE) is an integral part of the Navys
Voluntary Education program. As personnel rotate to
complete Navy assignments, NCPACE permits the
initiation and continuation of progress toward an
academic degree. NCPACE provides an atmosphere in
which students can experience a challenging education in
a shipboard or remote site environment, preparing them
for personal as well as professional growth. Under
NCPACE, academic skills and college courses are
available through both instructor- and technology-
delivered methods. All college courses are fully
transferable and are provided from accredited SOCNAV
institutions. Commands with a sea duty UIC type 2, 3, 4
or 8 and specifically selected remote sites are eligible to
participate in NCPACE. Education services under the
NCPACE contract include:
ORIENTATION SERVICES: A session or series
of sessions during which potential students for
either instructor or technology delivered courses
are provided a crew brief, assessed as to their
interests and abilities using an education needs
assessment survey, placement tested, counseled on
eligibility requirements, and, if applicable,
familiarized with computer hardware and
software. Experience suggests multiple
orientation sessions may take a week for small
ships (fewer than 250 personnel) and as long as a
month to six weeks for aircraft carriers. This
service includes training of the NCPACE team and
academic skills facilitator. At remote sites,
counseling and assistance is provided for using
tuition assistance to fund college courses. Using
Orientation Services recommendations, the
commanding officer may choose the instructional
modes of delivery and number of courses to be
provided to the crew. Computer, instructor, and/or
video teleconferencing courses are requested after
Orientation Services are completed. The
contractor provides more than 200 courses from
which to choose.
COMPUTER-DELIVERED COURSES: This
program uses computer-based technology to
provide academic skills and college-level courses.
Computer courses use one of three formats:
Computer Interactive Video, CD-ROM, or
Internet. The contractor will provide computers, or
commands may elect to use their own computers
for CD-ROM and Internet courses. A resident
instructor is not required.
INSTRUCTOR-TAUGHT COURSES: This
p r o g r a m p r o v i d e s a c a d e m i c s k i l l s a nd
college-level instruction and requires the
deployment of a civilian instructor.
VIDEO TELECONFERENCING (VTC)
COURSES: A limited number of graduate courses
can be provided via VTC if the command has the
NCPACE courses eligibility is based on the
Computer-delivered course eligibility is based on
ASVAB AR+PC or WK+AR or VE+AR or
=> 100 or 6 semester hours of college
credit with a grade of B or better in both
courses or meet minimum test scores established
by the institution to qualify the student for
enrollment in that course. Instructor-taught
course eligibility is based on screening and
N CPA C E o f f e r s a c a d e m i c s k i l l s a nd
undergraduate/graduate level courses.
Other than at remote sites, NCPACE is offered at
no tuition cost to service members; however,
members enrolling in college courses must pay for
textbooks, workbooks, and lab fees.
The minimum order for computer-delivered courses is
5 enrollments, with a maximum of 20 per computer
system; for instructor-taught courses the minimum
class size is 10 students. A minimum course order for
instructor courses is two courses in the same academic
discipline or two sections of the same course.
NCPACE students are under no obligation to
extend their obligated service enlistment.