Soldier and Family Off-Duty Education
Glenn H. English Jr. Army Education Center
202 Bastogne Ave.
The Army Continuing Education System provides educational programs to Soldiers, family members, veterans and civilians. Classes allow them to develop skills and occupational needs, as well as increase their career potential, job satisfaction and educational growth. Education programs and offices are located in the Staff Sgt. Glenn H. English Jr. Army Education Center (AEC). The AEC offers a convenient educational atmosphere and a variety of educational programs and services that are conducive to learning.
The Army Education Center provides a broad spectrum of guidance and counseling services, including information about tuition assistance, the Montgomery GI Bill and the Post-9/11 GI Bill.
Counselors provide assistance and information pertaining to the requirements of education programs and can also provide guidance in the selection of academic and vocational subjects. For more information, visit or call the AEC front desk located in the main lobby of the AEC.
Basic Skills Education Program
The Basic Skills Education Program (BSEP) is the Army’s primary on-duty education program for enlisted personnel. BSEP is a two-week, on-duty program. It is designed to help Soldiers master functional reading, writing and mathematical skills. Completion of the program aids Soldiers in raising their general technical score, thus enhancing re-enlistment and promotion potential, as well as their MOS efficiency. BSEP is also offered as a self-paced computer program.
The Testing Center is home of testing services, to include both academic testing and Army personnel testing. Testing is done on an appointment basis. Some tests are scheduled regularly on specific dates.
National Testing Center
The National Testing Center is operated by Hopkinsville Community College but provides testing services for students from any school. Offered are ACT, SAT, CLEP and other national exams for a fee, as well as proctored exams (also for a fee). Soldiers are exempt from fees for some exams. Contact the coordinator of testing at email@example.com for more information or to schedule a test.
Learning Resource Center
The Learning Resource Center (LRC) offers automation support for Army Continuing Education System programs. The LRC is available to Soldiers, Department of Defense civilians, adult family members and students attending classes in the AEC.
The on-post college programs are provided by Austin Peay State University, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Hopkinsville Community College and Murray State University. These institutions provide a variety of associate, bachelor’s and master’s degree-level programs to military personnel, as well as adult military family members, retired military personnel and Department of Defense civilians. For more information, contact the school office directly or the Counseling Branch in the AEC.
AUSTIN PEAY STATE UNIVERSITY
EMBRY-RIDDLE AERONAUTICAL UNIVERSITY
HOPKINSVILLE COMMUNITY COLLEGE
MURRAY STATE UNIVERSITY