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College and Post-Secondary Education

College and Post-Secondary Education

Ft Drum Education College and Post-Secondary Education


Welcome to the Army Education Center at the Robert C. McEwen Education Complex. The Army Education Center provides a wide range of services to both Soldiers and Family members at Fort Drum. Co-located with the post library in Building P-4300, the center provides traditional and non-traditional educational opportunities and counseling services for the military, their Families and the civilian workforce. We support not only Fort Drum but also an area of responsibility for northern and western New York, Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine.

The Army Education Center at the Robert C. McEwen Library and Education Complex


Building P4300, Camp Hale Road

Hours: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, and 12:45 to 4 p.m. Wednesday

There are two types of classrooms available for general use: computer and traditional. Both types have fully instrumented instructor platforms; computer classrooms have 24 student computers. Units and organizations needing classroom space may schedule on a first-come, first-served basis through the Facility Management team at 315-772-6881.

Counseling Office


Hours: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, and 12:45 to 4 p.m. Wednesday

Army counselors are available to support Fort Drum active-duty personnel, their spouses, Reserve components and DOD civilians in a variety of counseling settings.

Basic Skills Education Program (BSEP)

Hours: 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday or as scheduled

BSEP is a 20-day, hybrid, instructor-led and computer-assisted on-duty program. BSEP is designed to provide Soldiers with instruction on math, reading and language skills. The goal is to improve job performance, prepare Soldiers for advanced schooling and civilian higher education, increase re-enlistment options and enhance trainability.

Counselor Support Facility (CSF)


Hours: 2 to 9 p.m. Monday; 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 1 to 9 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday; 2 to 4 p.m. Friday

The CSF provides a wide range of educational services and resources to the military community. Some of these services and resources are: mandatory briefings, information briefings, various study guides on military and civilian testing, foreign language CD-ROMs and self-study material for reading and grammar, GED preparation, English as a Second Language study material and a computer lab with 24 computers for educational purposes.

Army Personnel Testing (APT)


APT is done by appointment through the Education Center’s Testing Center. The Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE), the Armed Forces Classification Test (AFCT) and the Selection Instrument for Flight Training (SIFT) are just a few of the tests conducted. The TABE and the AFCT are critical links in improving a Soldier’s General Technical and other skill scores. These are linked to a variety of personnel actions including retention, reclassification, specialty training or pre-commissioning programs.

The DANTES National Test Center

Sponsored by Columbia College of Missouri — Fort Drum


Columbia College sponsors a test center supporting the Defense Activity for Non- Traditional Education Support (DANTES) College Level Examination Program (CLEP) and DANTES Subject Standardized Testing (DSST) credit by examination programs. These tests are available by appointment through Columbia College. Testing is held at 10 a.m. or noon, Tuesday, Thursday and 10 a.m. on Wednesday. Appointments are scheduled by visiting Additionally, the test center provides examination proctoring for other colleges for a $20 fee.

Higher Education Transition Workshop

315-772- 1181

Clark Hall RM B 2-18A/B

10720 Mount Belvedere Blvd.

Hours: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday

As part of the Soldier for Life-Transition Assistance Program (SFL-TAP), transitioning Soldiers have the option to attend a two-day Higher Education GPS workshop that provides information on education after separation. As part of this workshop, facilitators have Soldiers complete an education needs assessment and help Soldiers research academic institutions, including tuition costs, fees, accreditation, financial options, admission standards, veteran’s programs and more. At the conclusion of this workshop, Soldiers provide an acceptance letter from their college of choice or are able to demonstrate researching and completing a college application if they are still reviewing their options.

Career Skills Program (CSP)


Clark Hall RM B 2-11

10720 Mount Belvedere Blvd.

Hours: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday

Career Skills Programs are employment skills training, on-the-job training, apprenticeships, internships, or job shadowing opportunities that are available to transitioning Service member that are within 180 days of their ETS or terminal leave. Service member that are in the IDES or MEB process may also participate in CSPs. Service members in other branches of service, National Guard, Reservist and Veterans may participate in CSP upon space available. First priority will be given to Army transitioning service members. Fort Drum has three current CSPs: Solar Ready Vets, Onward to Opportunity, Natural Gas Boot Camp. Upcoming CSPs are Veterans Conservation Corps. (May 15 to Sept. 8), FDM Group (July 10 to Sept. 25), and Heavy Construction

Academy (June start date). Local internship and apprenticeship opportunities should be brought to the CSPIA. Career Skills Program Briefs take place every first Tuesday of the month at Clark Hall. To sign up for a CSP brief, call your SFL-TAP office at 315-772-3434.

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