V2.9 1/31
@MILITARYACTNOW
Disclaimer
Presentation of this brief, including the information, hyperlinks,
products and/or services contained herein, d...
Food for Thought
The things taught in schools and colleges are not
an education, but the means to an education.
~ Robert J...
Objective
 To learn something new
MILITARY ACT NOW
Our goal is to promote higher education and
camaraderie within all commands and to give all
military memb...
All Hands Career Handbook
Career Handbook:
A great reference on Navy
programs and career
opportunities available to sailor...
NKO / The Learning &
Development Roadmap
 The Learning & Development Roadmap:
The Learning & Development Roadmap (LaDR)
i...
USMAP & NAVY COOL
USMAP
The United Services Military Apprenticeship Program (USMAP) which use to
be the journeyman progra...
College Accreditation &
American Council on Education
 U.S. Department of Education College Accreditation :
The goal of a...
American Council
Education
 (ACE) College credit recommendation service for:
 Navy Boot Camp and A/C Schools
 National ...
ALEKS
 ALEKS courses: Cost $19.95 for a months
Students can receive college credit for American Council on Education
(ACE...
STRAIGHTERLINE
 Straighterline courses: Cost $39.00 for a month
 Mathematics: College Algebra, Precalculus, General Calc...
National Intelligence
University
The National Intelligence University
Formerly known as The National Defense Intelligence...
Naval Postgraduate School
The Naval Postgraduate School
Enlisted member applications for enrollment in the Naval Postgrad...
NKO / Tutors
 The Learning & Development Roadmap
- Regardless of grade level
- One-on-one help with a certified tutor
• E...
PETERSONS Education
Lifelong Learning Resources
WEBSITE LINK: WWW.PETERSONS.COM/DANTES
Tools for Military Success:
ASVAB...
NFL Players Donate Free SAT-
ACT Software for Military Families
WEBSITE LINK: HTTP://WWW.AFA.ORG/LINKS/NFL.ASP
WEBSITE LIN...
The Khan Academy
WEBSITE LINK: HTTPS://KHANACADEMY.ORG
Khan Academy
Is a non-profit educational website created in 2006 b...
College Grants
& Scholarships
Grants and Scholarships
$5,550 Pell Grants
$1,000 - $3,000 Association of Old Crows
$100...
Advanced Education
Voucher Program
 The Navy's Education Voucher (AEV) Program
Pays for advanced degree (bachelors or mas...
My Career
Advancement Account
Spouse Career Advancement Accounts
 MyCAA is an employment assistance program that provide...
The Yellow Ribbon
Program
The Post-9/11 GI Bill will pay you:
all resident tuition & fees for a public school
the highe...
DSST &
CLEP
Studying
Test Preparation
Education-Portal
WEBSITE LINK: EDUCATION-PORTAL.COM/
 EDUCATION-PORTAL
Education Portal offers free college courses that ...
PETERSONS Education
Lifelong Learning Resources
 Tools for College Success:
PSAT prep, SAT prep, ACT prep, Military Flig...
INSTANTCERT
 COST options:
 Free for 30 day trial
 $15.00 per month, Discount code: 53145
 $108.00 for six months
 To...
Local Education &
Testing Centers
Multiple locations in the Baltimore/DC area to meet your education needs!
NAVY COLLEGE O...
WEBSITES:
HTTP://WWW.NAVY.MIL/
HTTPS://SMART.NAVY.MIL/
HTTPS://NSIPS.NMCI.NAVY.MIL/
HTTP://WWW.NAVYADVANCEMENT.COM/
H...
A Parting Thought
At one point in your life you either have
the thing you want or the reasons why
you don’t.
~ Andy Roddick
QUESTIONS??
Please contact us if . . . .
 You would like to learn more about the information provided in the brief
 Woul...
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  1. 1. V2.9 1/31 @MILITARYACTNOW
  2. 2. Disclaimer Presentation of this brief, including the information, hyperlinks, products and/or services contained herein, does not necessarily constitute endorsement by the U.S. Navy or any other Military component . For other than official authorized U.S. Navy sponsored sites, the U.S. Navy does not exercise any editorial control over the information found in this brief. The purpose and goal of this brief is to be used as an educational platform, to inform sailors of educational and career enhancement opportunities that may be available to them.
  3. 3. Food for Thought The things taught in schools and colleges are not an education, but the means to an education. ~ Robert J. Havighurst
  4. 4. Objective  To learn something new
  5. 5. MILITARY ACT NOW Our goal is to promote higher education and camaraderie within all commands and to give all military members a good educational foundation. This is an open forum about military education with an emphasis on diversification as it pertains to career progression. We will provide the information you share it and seize the moment. Find us on FACEBOOK for more information: HTTPS://WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/MILITARYACTNOW
  6. 6. All Hands Career Handbook Career Handbook: A great reference on Navy programs and career opportunities available to sailors. Topics covered will include Naval programs opportunities such as Navy college, Commissioning programs, Ombudsman program, and other various programs that may be available to all services members pertaining to career development. This information lays a good foundation to inform sailors of the importance of diversification as it pertains to career progression. WEBSITE LINK: HTTP://WWW.BUPERS.NAVY.MIL/REFERENCELIBRARY/PUBLICATIONS/NPCCAREERHANDBOOK/DEFAULT.HTM HTTP://WWW.PUBLIC.NAVY.MIL/BUPERS-NPC/REFERENCE/PUBLICATIONS/NPCCAREERHANDBOOK/
  7. 7. NKO / The Learning & Development Roadmap  The Learning & Development Roadmap: The Learning & Development Roadmap (LaDR) integrates training and education programs where appropriate with the goal to reduce time to train, optimize resources, employ new learning technologies as learning and development becomes a part of every Sailor’s lifestyle. The principle focus of career development is to standardize an advancement plan by featuring the existing skills of your rating necessary to be successful in the Navy. WEBSITE LINK: HTTPS://WWWA.NKO.NAVY.MIL
  8. 8. USMAP & NAVY COOL USMAP The United Services Military Apprenticeship Program (USMAP) which use to be the journeyman program is a formal military training program that provides active duty Navy service members the opportunity to improve their job skills and to complete their civilian apprenticeship requirements while they are on active duty. The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) provides the nationally recognized "Certificate of Completion" upon program completion. WEBSITE LINK: HTTPS://USMAP.CNET.NAVY.MIL WEBSITE LINK: HTTPS://WWW.COOL.NAVY.MIL/ NAVY COOL NAVY COOL Credentialing Opportunities On-Line (NAVY COOL) Navy OFFICERS and ENLISTED members can meet civilian certification, apprenticeships, and federal/state license requirements related to their ratings, jobs, designators, occupations.
  9. 9. College Accreditation & American Council on Education  U.S. Department of Education College Accreditation : The goal of accreditation is to ensure that education provided by institutions of higher education meets acceptable levels of quality. Accrediting agencies, which are private educational associations of regional or national Institutions and/or programs that request an agency's evaluation and that meet an agency's criteria are then "accredited" by that agency.  The American Council on Education (ACE) : Is a United States organization comprising over 1,800 accredited, degree-granting colleges and universities and higher education-related associations, organizations, and corporations. WEBSITE LINK: HTTP://OPE.ED.GOV/ACCREDITATION/ WEBSITE LINK: HTTP://WWW.ACENET.EDU/
  10. 10. American Council Education  (ACE) College credit recommendation service for:  Navy Boot Camp and A/C Schools  National Cryptologic School  DLPT  MWR Academy  U.S. Army Defense Ammunition Center, Training Directorate  Federal Emergency Management Agency  Texas A&M Engineering TEEX WEBSITE LINK: HTTP://WWW.ACENET.EDU/
  11. 11. ALEKS  ALEKS courses: Cost $19.95 for a months Students can receive college credit for American Council on Education (ACE) credit-recommended ALEKS courses. To receive credit, a student must assess at 70% or greater on the course material for an ACE credit-recommended. ACE Credit-Recommended ALEKS Courses: Beginning Algebra, Intermediate Algebra College, Algebra Trigonometry, College Algebra with Trigonometry, PreCalculus, Introduction to Statistics, Business Statistics, and Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences WEBSITE LINK: HTTP://WWW.ALEKS.COM
  12. 12. STRAIGHTERLINE  Straighterline courses: Cost $39.00 for a month  Mathematics: College Algebra, Precalculus, General Calculus I, General Calculus II, Business Statistics  Business: Accounting I, Accounting II, Managerial, Accounting Economics I, Macroeconomics Economics II, Microeconomics, Introduction to Busines  English: English Composition I, English Composition II, Business Communication  Humanities: Western Civilization I, Introduction to Criminal Justice, Introduction to Sociology, Personal Finance, Introduction to Nutrition  Sciences: Introductory Biology for Non-majors, Introductory Biology for Nonmajors & Lab General, Chemistry I, General Chemistry I & Lab, Anatomy & Physiology I, Anatomy & Physiology I with Lab, Anatomy & Physiology II, Anatomy & Physiology II With Lab, Medical Terminology, Introduction to Psychology, Pharmacology I, Pharmacology II WEBSITE LINK: HTTP://WWW.STRAIGHTERLINE.COM/
  13. 13. National Intelligence University The National Intelligence University Formerly known as The National Defense Intelligence College (also the Joint Military Intelligence College) is an accredited education and research institution serving the United States Intelligence Community by preparing personnel for senior positions in the U.S. Armed Forces and the national security structure. The college offers degree and certificate programs in intelligence at the graduate and undergraduate level. Degree Plans  Bachelor of Science in Intelligence  Master of Science in Strategic Intelligence Locations: Ft. Meade National Business Park JBAB & Washington, DC WEBSITE LINK: HTTP://NI-U.EDU WEBSITE LINK: HTTP://WWW.DIA.MIL
  14. 14. Naval Postgraduate School The Naval Postgraduate School Enlisted member applications for enrollment in the Naval Postgraduate School's (NPS) 12-month master of science in applied cyber operations. This program is one of many efforts to increase the navy's cyber capabilities, while building a professional cyber workforce. Selectees will have the opportunity to enhance the learning environment for all students through real world network experiences in the operational environment. Degree Plans Master of Science in Applied Cyber Operation Rating: CTN and IT Location: Monterey California WEBSITE LINK: WWW.NPS.EDU
  15. 15. NKO / Tutors  The Learning & Development Roadmap - Regardless of grade level - One-on-one help with a certified tutor • Elementary Math • Middle Grades • Algebra • Algebra II • Geometry • Trigonometry • Calculus • Statistics WEBSITE LINK: HTTPS://WWWA.NKO.NAVY.MIL • Science • Biology • Chemistry • Earth Science • Physics • English Writing • Social Studies
  16. 16. PETERSONS Education Lifelong Learning Resources WEBSITE LINK: WWW.PETERSONS.COM/DANTES Tools for Military Success: ASVAB prep - The easiest way to reach the ASVAB score goal you need Create a resume - Translate your military credentials into a resume Tools for a Portable Civilian Career: Create a resume - Resumes that get results. Match your military background with the ideal private-sector job Civil service and licensure exams Professional development programs search and Careers Research Tools for Military Success: OASC – Online Academic Skills Course is designed for individuals in the U.S. military who want to build their reading comprehension, vocabulary, and math skills to pass their exams, excel in their jobs, advance their careers, or continue their education.
  17. 17. NFL Players Donate Free SAT- ACT Software for Military Families WEBSITE LINK: HTTP://WWW.AFA.ORG/LINKS/NFL.ASP WEBSITE LINK: HTTP://SAT.EKNOWLEDGE.COM/MILITARY.ASP SAT/ACT Study Preparation Last year a group of NFL players donated several million dollars worth of SAT/ACT Prep materials to all service members and families worldwide. The cost of these materials would have otherwise been approximately $500 per individual. In this first year they received over 16,000 thank you letters and funded more than 55,000 program requests. Due to this overwhelming response they have agreed to continue funding the donation for the next few years.
  18. 18. The Khan Academy WEBSITE LINK: HTTPS://KHANACADEMY.ORG Khan Academy Is a non-profit educational website created in 2006 by educator Salman Khan, a graduate of MIT and Harvard Business School. The stated mission is to provide "a free world-class education for anyone anywhere". The website supplies a free online collection of more than 4,300 micro lectures via video tutorials stored on YouTube teaching mathematics, history, healthcare, medicine, finance, physics, chemistry, biology, astronomy, economics, cosmology, organic chemistry, American civics, art history, macroeconomics, microeconomics, and computer science. Khan Academy has delivered over 260 million lessons
  19. 19. College Grants & Scholarships Grants and Scholarships $5,550 Pell Grants $1,000 - $3,000 Association of Old Crows $100 - $4,000 Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)  $1,000 - $5,000 Chief Petty Officer Scholarship Fund (CPOSF)  $25,000 - $41,000 Smart (Science, mathematics & research for transformation) Scholarship WEBSITE LINK: HTTP://WWW.STUDENTS.GOV
  20. 20. Advanced Education Voucher Program  The Navy's Education Voucher (AEV) Program Pays for advanced degree (bachelors or masters) for selected Navy senior enlisted (E-7 through E-9). Those enrolled in the program must be seeking bachelor or master degrees in areas that the Navy considers "Navy-Relevant." AEV for baccalaureate degree completion is capped at $6,700 per year for a maximum of 36 months from the date of enrollment. Total program cost per student is limited to $20,000. Qualified candidates should have an associate’s degree or the equivalent amount of college credit applicable to the degree being sought The AEV master’s degree program covers 100% of tuition, books, and related fees up to a maximum of $20,000 per year for up to 24 months of enrollment, with the total program cost per individual capped at $40,000. Candidates must hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution recognized by the Department of Education. WEBSITE LINK: HTTPS://WWW.NAVYCOLLEGE.NAVY.MIL/AEV/AEV_HOME.CFM
  21. 21. My Career Advancement Account Spouse Career Advancement Accounts  MyCAA is an employment assistance program that provides up to $4,000 of financial assistance (maximum benefit with a $2000 fiscal year cap) to eligible military spouses who are pursuing a license, certification or Associate’s degree in a portable career field and occupation.  Spouse of an active duty Army, Navy, Air Force, or Marine service member in pay grades E1-E5, W1-W2, or O1-O2.  Spouses must finish their program of study within three years from the start date of the first course. WEBSITE LINK: HTTPS://AIPORTAL.ACC.AF.MIL/MYCAA
  22. 22. The Yellow Ribbon Program The Post-9/11 GI Bill will pay you: all resident tuition & fees for a public school the higher of the actual tuition & fees or $17,500 per academic year for a private school. An exception to this exists for students enrolled in private schools certain states, In these cases we will pay the higher of the actual tuition & fees or the highest public in-state undergraduate tuition & fees Your actual tuition & fees costs may exceed these amounts if you are attending a private school or are attending a public school as a nonresident student. Institutions that voluntarily enter into a Yellow Ribbon Agreement with VA choose the amount of tuition and fees that will be contributed. VA will match that amount and issue payment directly to the institution WEBSITE LINK: HTTP://GIBILL.VA.GOV
  23. 23. DSST & CLEP Studying
  24. 24. Test Preparation
  25. 25. Education-Portal WEBSITE LINK: EDUCATION-PORTAL.COM/  EDUCATION-PORTAL Education Portal offers free college courses that lead to real college credit. Education Portal is committed to helping students access a quality education. We offer free college courses that lead to real college credit at 2,900 colleges in the U.S., including top schools like University of Arizona, Drexel University, and Depaul University
  26. 26. PETERSONS Education Lifelong Learning Resources  Tools for College Success: PSAT prep, SAT prep, ACT prep, Military Flight Aptitude Tests prep CLEP prep - Earn college credit (includes 29 tests). DANTES Tests (DSST prep) - Translate your knowledge into college credit! College Search - Find campus-based and distance learning schools. Resume for college application Tools for an Allied Health & Nursing Career: Nursing programs search - Search more than 3,600 profiles of accredited undergraduate and graduate nursing programs. NCLEX prep - Your gateway to a career in nursing. EMT Basic Certification Exam Prep Nursing School and Allied Health Entrance Exams WEBSITE LINK: WWW.PETERSONS.COM/DOD
  27. 27. INSTANTCERT  COST options:  Free for 30 day trial  $15.00 per month, Discount code: 53145  $108.00 for six months  Tools for College Success:  College level examination program (CLEP prep)  Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES prep)  Excelsior College Examination (ECE prep)  Thomas Edison College Examination Program (TECEP prep)  Graduated Record Examination (GRE prep) WEBSITE LINK: WWW.INSTANTCERT.COM/
  28. 28. Local Education & Testing Centers Multiple locations in the Baltimore/DC area to meet your education needs! NAVY COLLEGE OFFICE Bethesda ( previously at Anacostia – Testing Center coming ! ) UMUC National Testing Centers Walk-ins 0900, 1100 & 1400 MON-THU @ Andrews AFB TUE-FRI @ Bolling AFB NSA HQ CLEP & DANTES Testing Center Walk-ins WED, THU & FRI @ 0900, 1100 & 1400 JBAB 112 Brookley Avenue, Suite 1 Washington, DC 20032 Phone 202-767-5348 Phone (DSN) 312-297-5348 FT MEADE Education Services http://www.ftmeade.army.mil/pages/ed_ctr/educatio n.html
  29. 29. WEBSITES: HTTP://WWW.NAVY.MIL/ HTTPS://SMART.NAVY.MIL/ HTTPS://NSIPS.NMCI.NAVY.MIL/ HTTP://WWW.NAVYADVANCEMENT.COM/ HTTP://WWW.MILITARYONESOURCE.COM/ OFFICER PACKAGE/STA-21 CHECK LIST: HTTPS://WWW.STA-21.NAVY.MIL/ E-LEARNING AND OTHER COURSES: WWW.NKO.NAVY.MIL/ WWW.NPC.NAVY.MIL/ WWW.ADVANCEMENT.CNET.NAVY.MIL/
  30. 30. A Parting Thought At one point in your life you either have the thing you want or the reasons why you don’t. ~ Andy Roddick
  31. 31. QUESTIONS?? Please contact us if . . . .  You would like to learn more about the information provided in the brief  Would like to schedule a brief for your Command/Department  Would like to be a Navy ACT facilitator  Would like to sign up for the degree walk through program  Would like to sign up for Navy COOL certifications  If you have questions, comments or suggestions Find us on FACEBOOK for more information: HTTPS://WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/MILITARYACTNOW
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