education specialist may assist ESOs in the following
· Clarifying procedures for requesting NCPACE
· Ensuring the ships NCPACE point of contact
(POC) is aware of the responsibilities for
· Ensuring that if the command plans to utilize
computer courses, they assign an NCPACE
Team consisting of the ESO, NCPACE POC, and
up to two petty officers to monitor students. If
the command plans to allow computer-delivered
Academic Skills courses, they assign an
NCPACE Facilitator to assist and monitor
The coordination of the NCPACE POC, the
contractor, and the Navy College Office education
specialist determines the success of NCPACE. The
NCPACE POC should carry out the following
· Ensure minimum enrollments have been met.
· Ensure class dates correspond with the ships
operating schedule to prevent lengthy delays or
interruptions in the learning process.
holidays and inport schedules into consideration
when making up the term dates.
· Ensure officer berthing is available for the
civilian instructor and that arrangements have been
made for him or her to mess in the wardroom.
Instructors are given an equivalent civil service grade
of GS-12 and are entitled to officer accommodations.
The instructor pays the wardroom mess bill and is
reimbursed by the school.
· Ensure suitable classroom space is available.
· Ensure suitable computer space is available.
Determine if command or contractor computers
are to be used.
· Request the desired courses from the Naval
Education and Training Professional
Development and Technology Center
(NETPDTC) by message or E-mail using the
format provided by NETPDTC.
Provide NETPDTC with confirmation when
Orientation Services or courses have been completed.
Provide NETPDTC with confirmation of students who
are to receive command-supported withdrawals.
· Provide NETPDTC with instructor evaluations
and student course critiques.
· Additional information on NCPACE can be
obtained from your nearest Navy College Office
and the NCPACE contractor assigned to support
The ESO should ensure that the following is done
in order to have a successful NCPACE program:
· Ensure that there is command support from the
top down to include the Chiefs mess.
· Each student enrolling in the NCPACE program
should have an approved Special Request Chit or
a page 13 entry. This is a two-way street. The
student is making a commitment to complete the
courses and the chain-of-command approves
and supports the students involvement in
· Whenever possible use a Professional
Development Board to screen prospective
NCPACE Technology students. Students should
be screened for being self-motivated to complete
an independent study course and for having
specific degree goals for their courses.
· Ensure all command NCPACE requests are
approved by a command official with By
Direction Authority before the request is sent to
· Ensure that students enrolling in technology
courses are underway watch qualified.
· Widely publicize crew briefings, registration
dates, course offerings, and term dates.
· Request the NCPACE program with sufficient
time before the start date of the first term.
Courses should be ordered 20 to 30 days before
the term start date.
· Make the instructor a part of the crew.
Personally introduce him/her to the
Provide the instructor with a
personal orientation to the ship and explain Navy
evolutions like General Quarters.
· Monitor courses and student attendance.
The ESO should also ensure that a Command
· Invite a school that is not part of NCPACE to
provide counseling or offer courses on ships and