Voluntary Education (VOLED) services are provided by the education counselors at the Navy College Program’s Virtual Education Center (VEC). For detailed information on Navy VOLED opportunities, visit the My Education portal on the Navy College Program (NCP) website www.navycollege.navy.mil. The portal is available 24/7 for Sailors to obtain Navy College Program updates and information. To contact Navy voluntary education counselors at the VEC, email VEC@navy.mil, or call 877-838-1659 (DSN 492-4684). VEC hours are from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Tuition Assistance — Sailors may use Navy Tuition Assistance to help pay for the cost of college tuition. Go to the NCP website for detailed information.
Navy Partner Colleges and Distance Education — The Navy College Program has partnerships with colleges that offer rating-relevant degrees through distance education. Go to the NCP website for detailed information.
NCPACE — The Navy College Program for Afloat College Education (NCPACE) provides distance education to deployed submarines and other eligible afloat units. College courses are provided to units using self-contained distance learning technology. Go to the NCP website for detailed information.
USMAP — The United Services Military Apprenticeship Program (USMAP) is a military apprenticeship program that allows Sailors to complete their civilian apprenticeship requirements while they are on active duty. The U.S. Department of Labor provides the nationally recognized “Certificate of Completion” upon program completion. Register for the USMAP program at the NCP website.
College Courses on SUBASE — Three Rivers Community College and Southern Illinois University offer courses and degree programs on SUBASE. Each school maintains an office in Building 83, Room 105.
Three Rivers — This is a two-year public college offering on-base courses in liberal arts and computer technology. A wide selection of courses and degrees are available at its off-campus site in Groton and at the campus in Norwich. Contact the SUBASE Three Rivers office at 860-445-5575 or visit its website at www.trcc.commnet.edu.
Southern Illinois University (SIU) — SIU offers a Bachelor of Science degree in workforce education and development on SUBASE. This is an accelerated weekend program. SIU is also a member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges. Contact the SUBASE SIU office at 860-446-9900 or visit the SIU website at http://ehs.siu.edu/wed.