NAVY COLLEGE PROGRAMS AND EDUCATIONAL
The educational services officer (ESO) is part of a
team that helps personnel achieve their educational
goals. Those goals could be to complete high school,
complete a vocational/technical certificate, or earn a
college degree. The success of the various voluntary
education programs is directly affected by the extent to
which the ESO is knowledgeable about voluntary
The Navy encourages active-duty personnel to
take part in off-duty voluntary education and over the
past few years has made great strides in providing
Sailors the opportunity to further their education.
Because our country values educational achievement
and the Navy wants to retain competent personnel,
voluntary education programs have special value.
An enhanced military education program, called the
Navy College Program (NCP), was developed to provide
Sailors the education necessary to handle the increased
requirements of a high-tech Navy. Key to the NCP is
partnerships between the Navy and specific accredited
colleges/universities to enable the award of college credit
for military training and experience. The academic world
recognizes the excellent quality of Navy training and this
recognition is growing. Courses completed in military
schools were the first non-campus courses in the country
the American Council on Education (ACE)
recommended for college-level credit, and ACE plays a
major role in the NCP.
NAVY COLLEGE PROGRAM AND
Learning Objectives: Recognize the role of Navy
College Offices; identify the various types of
educational programs that can be pursued through
Navy College Offices and the manner in which each can
Mission: To enable Sailors to obtain a college degree
while on active duty.
A single system that integrates all components of
A comprehensive, recognizable program to
attract high quality recruits.
A command climate that recognizes the
contribution of off-duty education to
Increased college opportunity for every Sailor.
Individual roadmaps to associate and bachelor
degrees for every Sailor.
Academic credit for Navy training.
Automatic eligibility for NCP.
Partnerships with institutions of higher learning.
Career-long academic advising regardless of
Automatic transcript (SMART) at key career
Tuition Assistance, NCPACE, Testing,
Navy College Offices (local).
Navy College Center web site:
E-mail: email@example.com phone1-877-253-7122.
The implementation of the Navy College Program
(NCP) began in FY00, and as a result, the Navy Campus
Education Centers were renamed the Navy College
These offices can provide any ESO further
information about the program and its specific
In this chapter we will discuss the following
Navy College Offices and Educational
Opportunities pursued through them:
Academic credit for Navy training and work
experiences SMART transcripts.