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Personal & Professional Development – Education EC

Personal & Professional Development – Education EC

The EC is the starting point for a successful and rewarding career in the Marine Corps. Personnel prepare themselves for productive careers and additional leadership responsibilities through the diverse education and training programs offered at Camp Pendleton. Family members, DOD civilians, base contractors, retirees and reservists are also eligible for assistance. Active-duty members should initially contact their unit education officer for basic program information. All others should visit one of three EC locations. The EC is in Building 1331. For more information, call 760-725-6660/6414. The South Mesa Education Office is in Building 200090, 760-725-2032, and the School of Infantry Education Office is in Building 520512, 760-725-0606.

The EC can provide information on high school completion and basic skills programs. General Education Development testing is available through the center and can enable you to earn a high school equivalency certificate. Call the education testing specialist for details and eligibility. The EC offers a wide variety of testing opportunities through Defense Activity Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES). DANTES tests can help you earn college credit toward a degree. Admissions tests are also available as well as certification tests. Most DANTES tests are free to active and reserve personnel. Other Camp Pendleton personnel may take tests to determine eligibility and receive study guide information. Personnel must make an appointment for either DANTES testing or proctoring services. The testing specialist may administer tests throughout Camp Pendleton if the unit can provide an adequate classroom and interested students.

Military classification tests are offered through the EC and include, but are not limited to: Armed Forces Classification Test, Air Force Career Development Certification Exams, Air War College/Air Command & Staff College, Defense Language Proficiency Test, Defense Language Aptitude Battery and General Classification Test. The military classification-testing specialist assigned to the EC can provide information on all classification tests.

The EC offers the DANTES external degree and independent study programs designed for those students who are unable to attend regularly scheduled classes. Students have the opportunity to enroll in a wide variety of classes offered by accredited colleges nationwide. The EC can assist in selecting courses and completing the necessary application. Tuition Assistance is available to eligible active-duty personnel for approved programs. Check with the EC for information on the current tuition assistance policy. It is highly recommended that all personnel reporting to Camp Pendleton visit the EC and begin planning their future education and training requirements.

 

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