NCPACE
Crew Brief
NAVY COLLEGE OFFICE LEMOORE
Building 828
Navy
College
Program for
Afloat
College
Education
Orientation Services
 The command manages NCPACE – they decide when and
what kind of programs will be offered
 Navy Coll...
Deployment
minus 3
Deployment
minus 2
Deployment
minus 1
Dep 1 Dep 2 Dep 3 Dep 4 Dep 5 Dep 6
Inspections?
Workups?
Underwa...
The value of NCPACE
 Commands like NCPACE because they can:
 Offer officer and enlisted personnel preparatory, basic, ad...
NCPACE is an important piece
of YOURYOUR education plan
 Sailors can pursue their educational goals using combinations
of...
What does NCPACE do?
 Free tuition, the Navy pays 100% of the cost of tuition
 No internet requiredNo internet required ...
Can I Participate in NCPACE?
 Must be recommended for promotion
or advancement
 Advancement eligible sailors must
have t...
NCPACE has two options
INSTRUCTOR
LED
(IL)
DISTANCE
LEARNING
(DL)
Janus -- the Roman god of gates, doorways, beginnings an...
If the command chooses to bring an instructor onboard:
 There must be enough student interest for an instructor to
teach ...
INSTRUCTOR DELIVERED
(IL)
Academic Skills
(3-4 weeks = 45 hours)
College Preparatory Courses
Undergraduate Lower Level
Und...
TECHNOLOGY DELIVERED
DL
(90 days)
CD / iPod / PDA
w/textbook & student guide
proctored exams
College Preparatory Courses
U...
 No specialized computer software requirements, any
Windows-based computer will work
no internet access neededno internet...
Who provides NCPACE?
NCPACE Contractor – Central Texas College
Instructor-led
(IL)
College Prep &
Undergraduate
Technology...
 Academic Skills are only available via instructor
 Commands may assign Sailors via boards or evaluation
 Sailors shoul...
Prerequisites and ASSET
 IF A COURSE HAS A PREREQUISITE, THERE ARE NO WAIVERS
 You must be able to show the contractor t...
Brief, ASSET,
Advising, Registration
 Everyone who participates in NCPACE
must complete an NCPACE Briefmust complete an N...
Courseload
Your Courseload should be designed to help you be successful,
not to commit you to an unrealistic schedule
 Th...
What if I’m not there for
Official Registration?
 You must still have completed an NCPACE Brief in order to
participate i...
What about books?
 Plan ahead -- payment must be only by Navy Cash CardPlan ahead -- payment must be only by Navy Cash Ca...
What if I have to drop/Withdraw?
 It is the STUDENT’S responsibilityIt is the STUDENT’S responsibility to follow procedur...
So, what do I do next?
FIRSTFIRST,, BE QUALIFIED
IAW NAVADMIN 161/07 & 105/10
SECONDSECOND,, NCPACE CREW BRIEF is required...
Questions? Concerns?
Need more information?
Who to talk to:
-- Your ESO –
-- Your NCPACE Coordinator –
-- Your Navy Colleg...
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  1. 1. NCPACE Crew Brief NAVY COLLEGE OFFICE LEMOORE Building 828
  2. 2. Navy College Program for Afloat College Education
  3. 3. Orientation Services  The command manages NCPACE – they decide when and what kind of programs will be offered  Navy College Office provides briefings, placement testing and academic advising, but the ship does not have an NCPACE program until the command submits an Official Request based on student interest!
  4. 4. Deployment minus 3 Deployment minus 2 Deployment minus 1 Dep 1 Dep 2 Dep 3 Dep 4 Dep 5 Dep 6 Inspections? Workups? Underway? Sea Trials? Workups? POM Pre-deployment Standdown Distance Learning Term I Distance Learning Term II DEPLOYMENT Instructor Term I Instructor Term II Instructor Term III REQUIRED PRIOR TO OFFICIAL NCPACE REGISTRATION: -- COMMAND BRIEF -- CREW BRIEFS (ATTENDANCE MANDATORY) -- ASSET TESTING -- ACADEMIC ADVISING --REQUEST MESSAGE BY COMMAND Sailors officially register for classes THE CONTRACTOR HAS THIS TIME TO ACQUIRE, PUT TOGETHER AND DELIVER NCPACE PACKAGES TO THE SHIP BEFORE DEPLOYMENT COMMAND CONDUCTS NCPACE DURING DEPLOYMENT ALL PREPARATIONS MUST HAVE BEEN COMPLETED PRIOR TO SHIP LEAVING HOME PORT Can’t I wait to enroll later? As you can see, if you’re within two months, it may already be too late
  5. 5. The value of NCPACE  Commands like NCPACE because they can:  Offer officer and enlisted personnel preparatory, basic, advanced and graduate courses while at sea  Ensure that any Sailor who needs a high school diploma is prepared for equivalency exams (GED)  Help sailors in rating conversion by providing training to increase ASVAB scores  Sailors like NCPACE Professionally:  Upgrade skills for advancement, rate change, and success in military schools  Degrees provide 2-4 points for advancement (E-4 to E-6) and special consideration before boards (E-7 to E-9)  Sailors like NCPACE Personally:  Prepare to be successful in college  Complete individual courses or entire degree plans leading towards Associates, Bachelors, or Masters degree
  6. 6. NCPACE is an important piece of YOURYOUR education plan  Sailors can pursue their educational goals using combinations of  NCPACE  Academic Skills and preparatory courses  Instructor Led (IL) courses  Distance Learning (DL) courses - CD, iPod and PDA  DANTES Examinations - CLEP, DSST, ECE college-credit-by-examination  Online and other distance learning options  Attending shore-based college courses
  7. 7. What does NCPACE do?  Free tuition, the Navy pays 100% of the cost of tuition  No internet requiredNo internet required ! No chance of failing courses due to unreliable internet or lack of internet access on ships  The cost for books & associated course materials are the responsibility of the student  Helps ensure student “buy-in”  Neither TA or VA can pay for books  Participation in NCPACE does not affect  Tuition Assistance  Veteran’s Benefits (GI bill)
  8. 8. Can I Participate in NCPACE?  Must be recommended for promotion or advancement  Advancement eligible sailors must have taken and passed their most recent advancement exam  Must pass (or be medically waived from) their most recent physical readiness test (PRT)  Sailors who have been awarded Non- judicial Punishment (NJP) or Courts- martial punishment in the previous six months shall not be authorized NCPACE courses  Must not be Under Instruction in Initial Skills Training or in a Duty Status Under Instruction (DUINS) Training Status  Officers will incur a two-year service obligation for TA and NCPACE courses commencing with their completion of the program  Must have an approved academic/education plan on file  Must have one year onboard their first PDS  Only courses required by the academic/education plan will be authorized for TA and NCPACE  Meet with NCO Advisor/school advisor/chain of command/mentor if having difficulty with courses NAVADMIN 161/07 –June 2007 and NAVADMIN 105/10 – March 2010
  9. 9. NCPACE has two options INSTRUCTOR LED (IL) DISTANCE LEARNING (DL) Janus -- the Roman god of gates, doorways, beginnings and endings
  10. 10. If the command chooses to bring an instructor onboard:  There must be enough student interest for an instructor to teach at least two full classes:  one section each of two subject-related courses - or -  more than one section of the same course  The command must identify classroom capacity when ordering classes and provide facilities for the duration of the course  Let your ESO knowLet your ESO know earlyearly if you are interested in classesif you are interested in classes onboard the shiponboard the ship NCPACE Instructor Led (IL)
  11. 11. INSTRUCTOR DELIVERED (IL) Academic Skills (3-4 weeks = 45 hours) College Preparatory Courses Undergraduate Lower Level Undergraduate Upper Level Graduate Courses (6-8 weeks = 48 hours) Number, location, and hours per class are determined by the ship Features  Free tuition, Sailor buys books & materials from instructor on first night of class  Classes are taught by instructors aboard ship  Set schedule of classes while underway  Available to squadrons while embarked Requirements:  Meet all course prerequisites  Take ASSET assessment for math & English courses  Meet with Navy College Education Advisor (IL)NCPACE Instructor Led
  12. 12. TECHNOLOGY DELIVERED DL (90 days) CD / iPod / PDA w/textbook & student guide proctored exams College Preparatory Courses Undergraduate Lower Level Undergraduate Upper Level Graduate Courses Features  Free tuition, Sailor buys books from contractor aboard ship at official registration  Instruction is mostly CD & textbook  Self-paced within a set term, usually 90 days – no internet access requiredno internet access required!  Courses offered at lower, upper level & graduate level Requirements:  Meet all course prerequisites  Take ASSET assessment for math & English courses  Meet with Navy College Education Advisor NCPACE Distance Learning (DL)
  13. 13.  No specialized computer software requirements, any Windows-based computer will work no internet access neededno internet access needed  Students may use personal, contractor or government computers  If contractor laptop computers are requested, the command is responsible for their security and upkeep (DL)NCPACE Distance Learning
  14. 14. Who provides NCPACE? NCPACE Contractor – Central Texas College Instructor-led (IL) College Prep & Undergraduate Technology Delivered Distance Learning (DL) College Prep & Undergraduate Technology Delivered Distance Learning (DL) Graduate Central Texas College Texas A&M University- Central Texas Coastline Community College Central Texas College Old Dominion University St. Leo University Columbia College St. Leo University Dallas TeleCollege ECPI College of Technology University of Oklahoma Governor’s State University Old Dominion University Saint Leo University Thomas Edison State College University of Oklahoma Vincennes University
  15. 15.  Academic Skills are only available via instructor  Commands may assign Sailors via boards or evaluation  Sailors should be assigned to Academic Skills courses if:  ASSET scores indicate Academic Skills review needed  ASVAB WK or AR scores are less than 45 and there is no related college course work  Sailors should also take Academic Skills if they are:  Planning to retake the ASVAB/AFCT  Preparing for a GED or working on a HS Diploma  Preparing for a standardized exam, e.g., SAT or ACT  Preparing for a credit-by-examination, e.g. CLEP or DSST NCPACE Instructor Led Academic Skills (IL)
  16. 16. Prerequisites and ASSET  IF A COURSE HAS A PREREQUISITE, THERE ARE NO WAIVERS  You must be able to show the contractor that you have met the requirements for the course at official registration  SMART transcripts, college transcripts, other documents  WHAT IS ASSET TESTING?  Used for course placement, usually English and math  ASSET placement may consist of two 25-minute tests:  English  Mathematics (numerical skills, elementary algebra, or intermediate algebra)  WHO NEEDS IT?  Anyone who plans to take math or English courses
  17. 17. Brief, ASSET, Advising, Registration  Everyone who participates in NCPACE must complete an NCPACE Briefmust complete an NCPACE Brief and should meet with an Education Advisor  If you need to take an ASSET, it should be done before you meet with an advisor  ASSET and advising must be done before Official Registration -the contractor does not have time for and is not the person for orientation, advising or testing
  18. 18. Courseload Your Courseload should be designed to help you be successful, not to commit you to an unrealistic schedule  Thumb rule = @ 45-48 hours PLUS twice that for reading/homework = approx. 150 hours per course, or about 1 hour 15 minutes per day for one class  To be successful (considering military duties and outside distractions) you may want to take only one course at a time  Your initial enrollment is limited to one course (no exceptions)  The maximum amount of NCPACE courses allowed at any one time is two courses  Courses may not overlap, e.g. 12-week DL classes may not overlap 8-week IL classes if it results in a student taking three classes simultaneously  If a course is not completed, then continuing the following term is not allowed  If you are struggling with your course, talk with your command/ ESO/Navy College Office! Ignoring it will not make it go away.
  19. 19. What if I’m not there for Official Registration?  You must still have completed an NCPACE Brief in order to participate in NCPACE  You may not enroll in Distance-learning (DL) courses because all materials must be pre-ordered and delivered by a specific date by the contractor  You might be able to enroll in Instructor-led (IL) courses; subject to space-available/course-available basis  Check with your ESO and see what they recommend  If you miss registering for courses your choice may be to study for college-credit-by-examination
  20. 20. What about books?  Plan ahead -- payment must be only by Navy Cash CardPlan ahead -- payment must be only by Navy Cash Card,, money order or cashier’s check for all enrolled termsmoney order or cashier’s check for all enrolled terms  Books and related materials will be delivered to the ship and sold to the student  For DL courses - by the contractor  Payment is due at Official Registration, which occurs about three weeks prior to the start of the program  Students may choose alternative methods, but must take full responsibility for getting materials before class starts  For IL courses - by the instructor  Payment is due the first class  Book buy-back policy is the same as for the main campus
  21. 21. What if I have to drop/Withdraw?  It is the STUDENT’S responsibilityIt is the STUDENT’S responsibility to follow procedure to drop or withdraw from course(es)  For IL -- until the 3rd class meeting to drop without penalty  For DL -- 14 days14 days from the start of the term (not from the receipt of materials) to drop without penalty Failure to properly drop a classFailure to properly drop a class will result in a permanent “F” grade which cannot be erasedwill result in a permanent “F” grade which cannot be erased Withdrawals for any reason after 3rd class meeting/14 days are command approved only, charged at the full tuition cost to the government, show in the command’s completion record and result in a “F” on the student’s transcript (Deployed submarines - 30 calendar days from the start date of the term set in the delivery order)
  22. 22. So, what do I do next? FIRSTFIRST,, BE QUALIFIED IAW NAVADMIN 161/07 & 105/10 SECONDSECOND,, NCPACE CREW BRIEF is required, make sure you report viewing this presentation to your ESO and complete the verification exam (and then tell your friends) THIRDTHIRD,, sign-up for classes with your ESO FOURTH,FOURTH, SHOW UPSHOW UP at the Official Registration DL – when the contractor comes on board IL – with instructor on first night of class
  23. 23. Questions? Concerns? Need more information? Who to talk to: -- Your ESO – -- Your NCPACE Coordinator – -- Your Navy College Office – -- The Navy College Center -- Thank you for your interest in NCPACE and best wishes for a successful education experience!  This could be YOU!

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