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Navy Training Reviewed for College Credit

PENSACOLA, Fla. (NNS) -- The Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training (CNATT) and Center for Information Dominance (CID) are the latest commands to continue receiving recommended college credits for their training.

The American Council on Education (ACE) completed its review June 20.

The courses reviewed were either new or had undergone revisions since the last ACE review.

"We promise our Sailors a lifetime of career opportunities," said Roland Perez, Naval Education and Training Command's (NETC) educational program and management analyst. "Sailors have the chance to submit credits they receive from their training towards most colleges and universities."

Capt. Katherine Erb, CNATT commanding officer, spoke to civilian academic professionals from ACE before their review.

"I think the ACE training evaluations are a fabulous idea. The courses we instruct provide our Sailors and Marines with skills for their military careers; the fact that this training also provides an opportunity to gain civilian college credit is of even more benefit to our personnel," said Erb. "This is a great experience for the instructors, as well. It is motivational to teach a military course that you know is equivalent to a college course. We are very appreciative for what ACE continues to do for our military."

ACE supports the educational goals of the Navy's Sailors throughout all learning centers within NETC. By recommending academic credits for training course work and/or occupational experience, ACE provides an additional benefit to military.

"We have a great working relationship with ACE. The Navy is leading the way for other military branches in regard to instruction, training courses and number of academic credits recommended by ACE," says Perez.

The life span of credit recommendation is 10 years, after which the particular training course or occupation (if still active) must be re-evaluated. Training courses may be recommended for academic credits on four levels (vocational-certificate, associate/lower division baccalaureate degree, upper division baccalaureate and graduate degree). The content of the training courses or service occupation's value affects the number of academic credits that may be recommended by ACE.

"Sailors should refer to their Sailor/Marine ACE Registry Transcript (SMART), a complete educational and training history of a member while serving in the Navy, when planning for their education or career," said Perez. "ACE credit recommendations are published online in the ACE Guide. The Navy College Office (NCO) counselors use this guide as a standard reference for both active duty personnel and veterans."

The results of the ACE review will be announced in the next few months.

To learn more about the ACE Military Guide, visit www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Military-Guide-Online.aspx/.

For more news from Naval Education and Training Command, visit www.navy.mil/local/cnet/.

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