NAS Lemoore Community

NAS Lemoore
Navy College Office

Navy College Office

Building 828
Hancock Circle | 559-998-3856

7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday

NAS Lemoore has one of the finest and most comprehensive voluntary education programs in the Navy. The Navy College Program encompasses the Navy College Office and academic centers West Hills Community College, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Brandman University and ColumbiaCollege.

The Navy College Office has overall responsibility for voluntary education and provides a broad range of programs and services. Basic services include tuition assistance, academic information, advising, counseling and testing. Additionally, the NCO advises and assists with Graduate Education Vouchers, Sailor/Marine ACE Registry transcripts and external degree packages. The NCO staff also provides assistance with the United Services Military Apprenticeship Program and Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges Navy (SOCNAV).

For a refresher, the Online Academic Skills Course (OASC) is a self-paced, interactive computer program that provides assistance in English and math. Students start at their current skill level and progress at their own pace. For more details, visit


West Hills Community College provides a steppingstone to the future because “once you go here, you can go anywhere.” Take advantage of student-friendly class schedules by taking courses on days and times convenient to your busy schedule. Courses are offered in a traditional 18-week semester, short term, online or by instructional television. West Hills College has a schedule that will fit everyone’s needs.

Programs of study include college transfer courses, Associate of Arts and Associate of Science degrees, vocational-occupational education, general education and developmental skills courses. With more than 50 degree and certificate programs, students can develop academically and vocationally while acquiring marketable skills for today’s high-tech business world.

For more information, visit 824 Hancock  Circle, call 800-266-1114, ext. 3350, or 559-925-3350 or find the college online at


Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University provides students with a comprehensive education that prepares graduates to pursue productive careers in aviation and aerospace. ERAU’s NAS Lemoore center offers Associate of Science and Bachelor of Science degrees in technical management and professional aeronautics, as well as a master’s in aeronautical science.

In addition, certificates in aviation safety, logistics and supply chain management are available. The center offers courses in five nine-week academic terms per year, as well as distance learning online. Distance learning terms vary from 12 weeks for undergraduate courses to 15 weeks for graduate courses.

Credit may be granted for prior technical and nontechnical learning, i.e., military experience and schools.

ERAU is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award degrees at the associate, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral levels.

For more information, visit the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University office at 824 Hancock Circle, Room 103, call 559-998-6026 or email


Brandman University Chapman System is a private liberal arts university with a main campus in Orange, Calif. Brandman University was formerly Chapman University College. The NAS Lemoore office of the university is part of the South San Joaquin Valley Academic Center and has served service members at the base since 1970. Other offices of the center are located in Hanford and Visalia.

The university is a top-tier school and ranked 10th out of 125 colleges and universities on the West Coast. It is fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and SOCMAR programs.

The naval air station’s office offers counseling for undergraduate and graduate programs to both military and civilian students. Brandman University’s naval air station campus offers five nine-week accelerated semesters every year, with each class meeting one night a week.

Undergraduate programs offered at NAS Lemoore include an Associate of Arts in general studies, a Bachelor of Arts in social science (with three emphases areas selected by students from criminal justice, history, organizational leadership, political science, psychology, social science and sociology), a Bachelor of Arts in criminal justice and a Bachelor of Arts in organizational leadership, as well as a Bachelor of Arts in psychology.

Graduate programs include a Master of Science in human resources and a master’s in organizational leadership. Off-base offices of Brandman University also offer the California Teaching Credential, a Master of Arts in teaching, a Master of Arts in education and a Master of Arts in psychology (MFT).

Brandman University is in Building 824. Call 559-998-6891 or visit the university online at


Columbia College offers associate, baccalaureate and master’s degrees at the NAS Lemoore campus. It offers in-seat classes as well as online classes through six eight-week sessions per year.

Columbia College is a private, co-educational institution founded in 1851 in Columbia, Mo. The degrees offered prepare students of differing backgrounds and abilities for entry-level or advanced positions in various occupations and professions. It is a leader in providing degree programs tailored to suit the unique needs of the working adult through both in-seat and online courses.

The college has been an established and respected provider of higher education on military installations across the nation for more than 30 years. The Lemoore campus has served the Sailors and Marines at NAS Lemoore, military family members, DOD civil service employees and citizens from the surrounding communities since 2001.

The college is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools and is a charter member of SOCNAV and SOCMAR with 11 articulated degrees. Home campus evaluators review all military and civilian training and education to award transfer credit. Local staff members provide personalized academic counseling to help students plan their degree program.

Columbia College is a CLEP National Test Center offering CLEP, DANTES and CBT to military members, adult family members of military, DOD employees and civilians enrolled in on-base education programs.

The college is approved for military tuition assistance, veteran’s education benefits, and federal and state financial aid to help students cover education costs.

The Columbia College office is in Building 826, Hancock Circle. For more information, call 559-998-8570, email or visit the college online at


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