Truman Holds NCPACE Orientation for Spring Semester

Story Number: NNS100323-23Release Date: 3/23/2010 8:14:00 PM
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By Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class David Wyscaver, USS Harry S. Truman Public Affairs

USS HARRY S. TRUMAN, At sea (NNS) -- Navy College Program for Afloat College Education (NCPACE) course orientation was hosted by USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) Navy College Office advisors March 15-19 for Sailors interested in earning college credits towards an academic degree.

The orientation was designed to offer an overview of the NCPACE and Distance Learning programs. Topics covered included prerequisites for enrollment, Asset testing (required for participation in Math and English courses), and one-on-one counseling to discuss degree plans.

"We do a lot of counseling to help assist Sailors with career goals both personally and professionally," said Jim Schermerhorn, Navy College Office Norfolk education advisor. "We help set Sailors up for success and provide them with the tools they need to achieve their educational goals."

Open registration for the upcoming semester is March 23-30. Actual classroom instruction will begin May 3 and conclude on June 26. Students are expected to attend class six days a week, Monday through Saturday.

For Truman Sailors interested in obtaining college credit, the following courses are scheduled for instruction for the upcoming semester: English 1301: Composition I, English 1302 Composition II, History 1301 United States History I, History 1302 United States History II, History 2311 Western Civilization I, Psychology 2301 General Psychology, Psychology 2308 Child Psychology, PSYCH 2314 Life Span Growth and Development and DSMA 0307 Intermediate Algebra.

Many advantages exist personally and professionally for Sailors who are interested in earning college credit towards a degree.

"The Navy offers two points towards advancement test scores for those Sailors who have an associate's degree," said Laura Page, Navy College Office Norfolk education advisor. "Obtaining a degree helps those who are looking to compete in the civilian job market because is shows a core base of knowledge, critical thinking skills and initiative."

For more information regarding the upcoming NCPACE semester and other educational topics visit the Education Services officer or the Navy College Office.

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