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Education & Training Center

Directions: From Gate One: Maintain a straight orientation as you pass through two traffic circles (take the second exit in the traffic circles). When you see a Burger King, make a left turn, and then an immediate right turn into the first parking lot. The Education & Training Center is the building to the left of Bldg 949 (Security Forces Building).

From Gate Two: Make a left hand turn onto base. Continue straight (second exit) through the next two traffic circles. At the third traffic circle, make a right (third exit). Make a right at the next road and then an immediate right into the first parking lot. The Education & Training Center is the building to the left of Bldg 949 (Security Forces Building).

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CCAF

Community College of the Air Force

Community College of the Air Force (CCAF) is at an Operational Pause as they transition to the new and improved Student Information System (SIS). Effective 28 Sep 2022, regular CCAF operations will be paused for approximately 3-6 months.

What this means for Airmen: Your local Education & Training Center AND CCAF will be unable to process CCAF Action Requests, provide CCAF online services, process degrees, including issuing diplomas and awarding degrees, updating student records, updating enrollments and credit applications, and evaluating civilian/military courses. This is due to the labor-intensive processes of migrating and verifying data to the new Student Information System (SIS).

Official CCAF transcripts for courses completed prior to 28 September 2022 may be requested here.

 

If you would like to speak with an Education Specialist regarding your CCAF, please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call the Education & Training Center to schedule an appointment. Airmen may also reach out to the CCAF Student Advocate Office by calling or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Thank you for your patience with this transition.

Tuition Assistance

Finding and Submitting TA

Getting Started
Step-by-Step Guide to Finding a School & Submitting TA
  1. Begin searching online for the college of your choice. You can use Search School Programs & Search Schools under AFVEC or by checking out some of the resources below. (Note: First-time students MUST attend first course with an approved overseas program school in order to use MilTA!) College Navigator
    https://www.dodmou.com/TADECIDE/
  2. Start by visiting, calling, or checking the website of the college of your choice to research the program you are interested in and to complete the ADMISSIONS process with the school.
  3. Send TRANSCRIPTS from all the schools you have previously attended. You will need to contact the individual schools about sending official transcripts directly to the new school. If you are in the Air Force, you do have credits from CCAF; you must order a CCAF transcript from the AFVEC Website through the Air Force Portal.AFVEC from a .mil computer. Under "CCAF Student Services," click on “Transcripts” from menu at the top of the page, and select "Order a Transcript."
  4. Go to Credentials Inc. Send a written request that includes your full name or former name if appropriate, social security number, and the address of the location you want the free transcript to be sent. Your physical signature is required for release of a transcript.

    CCAF/DESS
    100 South Turner Blvd
    Maxwell Gunter AFB, AL

  5. Enroll in class(es).
  6. Fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) if you are degree-seeking with your college/university.
  7. Contact the Education & Training Center to arrange your TA BRIEFING. You are REQUIRED to complete an initial TA briefing before submitting for a TA funding request.
  8. Complete and submit your Interest Inventory Assessment results prior to your initial TA briefing. (See Kuder Journey & How to Print Kuder Journey in Resources Tab for more information.)
  9. Create your education goal and attach your degree plan in AFVEC for review by an Education & Training Center Counselor.
  10. You must submit a TA funding request via AFVEC for every class. Remember your TA must be submitted no more than 45 days prior but no less than 7 days prior to the term start date. No Exceptions.
  11. Verify that you have completed the entire registration process. If you answered no to any one of the questions below, you have not completed the process.

    Did I enroll in the class?
    Did I submit TA for the class?
    Does the information on my TA match the information for the class I am enrolled in with my school?
    Did I provide my school with a copy of my approved TA funding request?

To WITHDRAWAL/DROP, you MUST notify the Education & Training Center office ASAP if you withdraw or drop a class to cancel your TA Funding Request. If you fail to notify us, you will be responsible to pay back any military funds.

General TA Information

The TA briefing is an overview of the rules and regulations of tuition assistance.

Steps to attend Initial TA:

  1. In AF Portal (accessed through Chrome/Edge), click on Air Force Virtual Education Center (AFVEC).
  2. Login.
  3. Scroll to bottom left corner and click on “Education Center Events."
  4. Click on the desired date you wish to attend the Initial TA briefing and follow instructions.

Considering the recent changes to AFI 36-2670, all students wishing to utilize Military Tuition Assistance and/or requesting a degree change must complete the following:

  • An interest profiler (KUDER information attached in AFVEC once u register for the TA event) prior to receiving tuition assistance. You need to complete all portions of the Kuder Journey Assessment (Career Interests, Skills Confidence, and Super’s Work Values Inventory-revised) prior to attending this briefing. Please bring the one-page summary of your KUDER Journey results with you to this briefing.

    6.5.2.7. Airmen must take an interest inventory and receive counseling by an education counselor about the results before an initial Military Tuition Assistance request will be approved.

    6.5.4.2.2. Airmen will be allowed two-degree program/school changes. Before a degree change, the Airman must complete an interest inventory (i.e., Kuder Journey), discuss the inventory results with a guidance counselor, and have his/her record annotated in the Air Force Automated Education Management System.

  • Complete the Records Update form (information attached) and bring with you to the briefing.

  • Complete MilTA Virtual Benefits Training (located in AFVEC on left side of screen).
    Initial TA Briefing is held every other Tuesday @0900 in Rm 204 of the Education and Training Center (Bldg 948).

    We look forward to seeing you there!

On-Base Universities

Start Your Education Today

University of Maryland Global Campus

Bldg 948
DSN: 226-3195/3724
Commercial: 01638 52 3195/3724 OR 01842 66 2046
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Office Hours

Monday - Friday: 0800 – 1800
Schedule an appointment here or visit us in our Virtual Zoom Office here.

Programs
  • CCAF
  • Associate's
  • Bachelor's
  • Master's

National Test Center - CLEP / DSST / PearsonVue
DSN: 226-3195/3724
Commercial: 01638 52 3195/3724
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Open to all Military ID cardholders.

Registration Process

If CLEP:

Go to College Board and get a ‘voucher’
Sign up for a date and time through the reservation system

If DSST:

Sign up for a date and time through the reservation system.

Testing Dates & Times
  • PearsonVue: 1st & 3rd Tuesday of the month at 0900
  • CLEP/DSST: Tuesday 1330, Wednesday 0930 & 1330, Thursday 0930 & 1330
Helpful Links

Site code: 7230
CCAF score code: 9357
UMGC score code: 7992

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Worldwide

Bldg 1215
DSN: 226-2464
Commercial: 01638 522464
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To book an appointment with the Lakenheath campus, please click here. And, don't forget to follow us on Facebook!

Office Hours

Monday thru Friday: 0800 – 1630

Programs Offered
  • Undergraduate – Associate and Bachelor Degrees
    • Aeronautics
    • Aviation Maintenance
    • Technical Management
    • Aviation Business Administration
    • Unmanned Systems Applications
  • Graduate Degrees
    • MS in Aeronautics
    • MS in Unmanned Systems
    • MS in Human Factors
  • Other programs are available. Please contact the Lakenheath campus for more details.
CTC

P.O. Box 1800 Killeen, TX 76540-1800
Outside of Texas: 1 800 792 3348
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AFVEC

Air Force Virtual Education Center

The Air Force Virtual Education Center (AFVEC) offers a wide array of online services to empower you to actively participate in all aspects of your education to include the creation and management of funding requests.

It is the Air Force's premier site for information about educational benefits, from creating education goals and tuition assistance funding requests, to additional education benefits.

AFIT

Air Force Institute of Technology

USAF Officer Education Record Updates/Corrections

  • AFIT is responsible for maintaining the academic records for active duty, guard, and reserve officers of the USAF.
  • Official transcripts can be sent to:

    AFIT Academic Coding Branch
    2950 Hobson Way
    Wright-Patterson AFB, OH 45433-7765

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For more information on updating your officer education record, visit https://www.afit.edu/CODING/.

T.A.P.

Transition Assistance Program - Education Track

This class is an extension of the transition assistance program for separating or retiring members interested in earning either an undergraduate or graduate degree. It is designed to assist participants in identifying the education requirements for a desired career and provide information, resources, and strategies to guide the transition into higher education. This course will utilize activities, demonstrations, and discussion to increase awareness and encourage learning. All TAP Education Track classes are held on Thursday & Friday following the A&FRC TAP class.

Topics covered:

  • Interest assessment
  • Comparison of colleges
  • College application process
  • Comparison of G.I. Bills (Chapter 30 & 33)
  • Financial Aid (Pell grant, student loans, and scholarships)
  • All TAP Education Track classes are held on Thursday & Friday following the A&FRCTAP class


Contact the Education & Training Center for more information.
 

 

Testing Services

National Test Center
National Test Center- CLEP / DSST / PearsonVue
  • Open to all Military ID cardholders
  • DSN: 226-3195 or COMM: 016385-23195
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Registration Process:

If CLEP:

  • Go to College Board and get a ‘voucher’
  • Sign up for a date and time through the reservation system

If DSST:

  • Sign up for a date and time through the reservation system
Contact Information:

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TESTING DATES & TIMES
  • CLEP/DSST test day and time: Wednesday 1:30pm and Thursday 9:30am

For Pearson Vue testing, please call 01638 52 3195

Helpful Links
  • Site code: 7230
  • CCAF score code: 9357
  • UMGC score code: 7992


Reservation System
College Board for CLEP voucher
Make a DSST account here:

Base Training

Testing sessions held in Bldg 948 every Tuesday and Thursday, 0800 & 1300.

  • CDC
  • EOC
  • IMDS
  • JST*

*JST testing will be determined once the tester contacts base training.

DSN: 226-3211

Reach out to your UTM for additional assistance.

Military Testing

DSN: 226-3242

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WAPS: NOT scheduled by Member, all coordination must go through the Unit
WAPS monitors. WAPS testing is located at Bldg 948 - 3rd floor - room 319.

The Education Center schedules the following:

  • AFOQT
  • DLPT/DLAB
  • AFCT/ASVAB
  • OPI
  • EDPT
  • AFRAT
  • TYPING TEST

PDC

Professional Development Center

Contact us:
Airmen Development Advisor (ADA)
DSN: 226-2300
Comm: 01638 522300

PDC NCOIC
DSN: 226-5202
Comm: 01638 522502

FTAC NCOIC
DSN: 226-2579
Comm: 01638-522579

Hours:
Walk-in: 0830 - 1530
or contact ADA for an appointment

Find Us:
Top Floor of Building 948 (Education Center)
ADA: Room 308
PDC NCOIC: Room 309
FTAC NCOIC: Room 302

Services Offered

- Career path advising and assistance
- First Term Airmen Courses
- Professional Enhancement Seminars
- Informed Decision Seminars
- Professional Development Courses

Check out the PDC schedule attached and sign-up on our SharePoint (accessible via a military network)

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Contact


Education & Training Center

Building 948

  • Ground Floor- Education Services
  • 1st Floor- National Test Center
  • 2nd Floor- PDC & Airmen Development Advisor, Recruiting Office
  • Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday
    8:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Tuesday
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Friday
    8:00 am - 3:30 pm
  • Saturday-Sunday
    Closed
  • Holiday, Family & Goal Days
    Closed

    Closed every 3rd Wednesday of the month for training.

  • DSN: 226-3851 | Commercial: 01638 52 3851

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