Programs & Services

The Education Center’s Lifelong Learning Program (LLP) provides active-duty service members the opportunity to reach their educational goals. Service members can complete their high school education, earn an equivalency diploma, enroll in vocational and technical schools, and enroll in post secondary education programs that lead to associate’s, bachelor's, graduate and post graduate degrees. Service members can also improve their academic skills or level of literacy, receive recommended college credit for military training and experience, and complete an apprenticeship in a trade.

Free testing services are provided to active duty service members to include DANTES (Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support), Armed Forces Classification and college proctoring of exams. In addition, family members, retirees, and authorized civilians (Civil Service and Contracted base employees) are eligible for educational counseling and college exam proctoring.


Educational Counseling

The Education Center is staffed by friendly trained counselors capable of providing academic counseling. The Education Center is easy to use and presents information in a clear and helpful manner. Once users zero in on the degree programs, course offerings, or institutions that meet their criteria, they can then explore the details for each option right down to course descriptions, number of credits, prerequisites, and a host of other related information.


OASC (Online Academic Skills Course)

OASC is a program designed to assist service members in building their reading comprehension, vocabulary, and math skills. OASC is used for enhancing competency at work, ASVAB Scores, and other testing abilities. Please note that if you are using this program to improve ASVAB scores, a Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) placement test is required.


Apprenticeship Program : USMAP

The mission of the United States Military Apprenticeship Program (USMAP) is to enable active duty military members to achieve a Department of Labor Certificate of Completion of Apprenticeship. USMAP requires no off duty hours. It combines on-the-job training and related technical instruction to allow members to achieve status as a journeyman in their MOS field, enhancing opportunities upon leaving the military. The program is administered online and is easy to enroll.


Military Credits and Degree Plans



The Sailor/Marine American Council on Education Registry Transcript (SMART) transcript provides service members with a consolidated record of all their military learning experiences from courses to examinations to military occupations. The actual type and amount of credit awarded will depend on the policies of the college or university you attend and your academic goal.



The Service Member Opportunity Colleges Marine Corps (SOC) is a contract-for-degree agreement between the college and the student as the Associate and Bachelor degree levels. In order for the contract to be fulfilled, the student must complete 25% of their degree with the college. SOC also guarantees the transfer of courses between SOC member colleges. Agreements are available to active duty and their spouses.


Commisioning Programs

Enlisted to Officer Commissioning Programs

  • Enlisted-to-Warrant Officer Program- MARADMIN 092/10
  • Marine Enlisted Commissioning Education Program (MECEP) MARADMIN 213/10
  • Early Release for Further Education MCO P1900.16F

**This information is provided for informational purposes only. For additional information or assistance please contact your Career Planner or Command Career Counselor.