Programs and Services
SFLTAP Higher Education Track
- In keeping with the VOW to Hire Heroes (VOW) Act, the Fort Knox Education Center provides a monthly two-day Higher Education Track. This track is for Soldiers scheduled to transition within the next 12 months and plan to attend College or a Trade School. This training encompasses GI Bill, Financial Aid, College application processes, and much more. Contact SFLTAP at (502) 624-2227 to schedule a seat in the next session.
Army Correspondence Course Program
- The Army Correspondence Course Program (ACCP) provides instruction to military personnel and eligible civilian employees. Correspondence courses are offered in a wide range of MOSs. These courses enable the Soldier to improve MOS proficiency, and cross-train in another MOS. The courses are free, self-paced, and provide one promotion point for every 5 credit hours completed. Soldiers may sign up for these courses at the Learning Center or enroll electronically at the Army Training Requirements and Resources System website.
Basic Skills Education Program
- The Basic Skills Education Program (BSEP), is designed for students wanting to build their verbal and math skills. This might be to raise General Technical (GT) scores for their military career, or simply as a college preparation tool. The curriculum is available online, or in the classroom. Participation in the classroom program requires a Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) exam, scheduled by calling the Education Center at (502) 624-2427 and for Soldiers Command approval. The two types of curriculum are listed below:
- Online Academic Skills Course (OASC), can be taken in the classroom with a facilitator, or online. The course will diagnose your current level of reading comprehension, vocabulary, and math abilities; teach the concepts and skills needed to increase proficiency in these areas. A pre-assessment is taken and an individualized learning path or curriculum is designed for you specifically in areas of weakness while reaffirming areas of strength.
- College Placement Skills Training (CPST), designed as a companion course to OASC for those preparing for college. OASC is primarily a refresher or review of high school level verbal, and math skills; and the CPST takes it up a notch to the college level.
- You may sign up for the online only course, by going to www.nelnetsolutions.com/dantes or contact the Education Center at (502) 624-2427 for the classroom program, to schedule a TABE, or with any questions you may have.
Military Experience Credit
- The American Council on Education (ACE) has evaluated most military service schools and military occupational specialties and recommended college or vocational credit where appropriate. Over 10,000 military courses and military occupational specialties have been evaluated by ACE. These recommendations are contained in the ACE Guide to the Evaluation of Educational Experiences in the Armed Services. For more information, visit their website at www.militaryguides.acenet.edu.
- Army/American Council on Education Registry Transcript System (AARTS) is the computerized transcript system that produces official transcripts for eligible Soldiers by combining a Soldier’s military education and job experience with description and college credit recommendations developed by ACE. For eligibility criteria, visit the Army Training Requirements and Resources System website or contact the Education Center. For questions concerning your transcript, contact AARTS at one of the following numbers: Toll-free 1-866-297-4427, Commercial (913) 684-3269 or DSN 552-3269. DD Form 295: Application for the Evaluation of Learning Experiences during Military Service, may be used in place of AARTS if an AARTS transcript is incomplete or unavailable. The Post Learning Center operator at (502) 624-5537 can assist the Soldier in preparing the DD Form 295.
- In order to be awarded actual college credit for military experiences (and thereby receive promotion points), the Soldier must generally enroll with a school, submit an AARTS transcript and have that school award credit according to its criteria. Actual credit awarded may be less than ACE recommends due to individual school policies.
- The Citizenship Class offers a course of instruction designed to prepare non-citizens to t ake the Citizenship Examination given by the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service, thereby gaining U.S. Citizenship. The course is open to both military and civilian personnel and is free of charge. The course is normally conducted in the summer.
- The GED preparation program is offered at several locations in this area. This program prepares adults to take the GED tests and may also be used to improve their education level in preparation for job training programs or promotion. GED preparation programs are offered at the Hardin County Adult Education Program Learning Centers. For more info, call 270-769-8866. These programs are free and available to military, adult family members, and civilians.
- English as a Second Language (ESL) classes are offered to improve adult language skills. Contact Hardin County Adult Education Program Learning Centers at (270) 769-8866 or (502) 352-557 for more information. These programs are free and are available to military, adult family members, and civilians.
Servicemembers Opportunity College
- Servicemembers Opportunity College (SOC) is a network of more than 1,800 colleges and universities located across the country and at military installations overseas that helps Soldiers complete associate and baccalaureate degrees. The SOC takes into account the mobility and special needs of Soldiers. The SOC is further subdivided into the Servicemembers Opportunity College Army Degree-2 (SOCAD-2), for the associate degree level, and SOCAD-4, for the baccalaureate degree level.
- SOCAD-2 is a program designed for maximum acceptance of nontraditional learning experiences and permits personnel to meet associate degree requirements with a minimum of 15 semester hours of resident credit taken at any time during the program. It provides for the direct transfer of Army training and experience to an academic degree, using the credit recommendations for MOS and service schools prepared by the ACE. SOCAD-2 includes 88 colleges supporting 28 college curriculums.
- SOCAD-4 is a system of voluntary, off-duty bachelor degree programs designed for Army NCOs and warrant officers. Programs in SOCAD-4 relate directly to the Soldiers' MOSs and are offered by regionally accredited colleges and universities, accessible to Army installations worldwide. A minimum of 25 percent of the college credit hours must be taken with the SOCAD-4 school. The Bachelor's Degree in Occupational Education from the University of Louisville is an example of a SOCAD-4 degree program. SOCAD-4 includes 70 colleges supporting 25 college curriculums.
- SOCAD Member Colleges will:
- Complete a SOCAD Student Agreement for each degree-seeking student in a SOCAD curriculum.
- Award credit for nontraditional learning through use of tests, such as DANTES Subject Standardized Tests, CLEP General and Subject Exams, and ACE Guide recommendations appropriate to the SOCAD curriculum and as electives in the flexible network.
- Limit residency to a maximum of 25 percent of degree requirements to be taken at any time.
- Accept in transfer, with no prior approval, courses identified as comparable in the SOCAD Transfer Guarantees listed in the SOCAD Handbook.
- For more information, visit www.soc.aascu.org
- Distance learning programs are available from numerous accredited institutions of higher learning. These programs allow Soldiers to take individual college courses, full degree programs, or courses leading to certification.
- Accreditation does not mean that course work can be automatically transferred from one school to another. The decision to accept academic credit is at the discretion of each institution. Soldiers are well advised to undertake all courses of study with consideration for their later intended use. Individual college courses offer an opportunity to work on a college degree despite irregular schedules that make class attendance impossible.
- Degree programs through distance learning require little or no resident study and allow the S oldier to complete the degree from anywhere in the world.
- Tuition assistance is available for courses and programs that are listed in DANTES catalogs or are offered by institutions with national or regional accreditation as identified by the Council of Higher Education Accreditation.
- Soldiers must have an approved education plan or SOCAD agreement.
- See the Tuition Assistance (TA) and GoArmyEd sections of this Website for information on how to receive Army financial assistance for these courses.
- For further information, talk to a counselor at the Education Center.
- A Language Laboratory, located at Bldg 65, Room 105, offers numerous foreign language programs developed by the Defense Language Institute. Many programs are completed self-paced, with printed test, cassette tape and CD lesson packets for check-out or in-house use. Soldiers and their families going to Germany or Korea are especially encouraged to take advantage of the Headstart program to learn the conversational language of their destination country.
- Study materials for the following languages are available for checkout from the Language Laboratory:
- American Sign Language
- Arabic Modern
- Chinese Mandarin/Standard/Advanced
- Czech Basic
- Dutch Refresher
- French Headstart
- Refresher German
- Headstart/Flamric/Advanced Greek
- Basic Hebrew
- Advanced Italian Headstart/Basic/Refresher
- Japanese Headstart
- Korean Headstart/Flamric/Advanced
- Polish Basic/Flamric
- Portuguese Headstart
- Russian Headstart (Spoken)/Basic/Intermediate/Flamric/(12 Weeks)
- Saudi-Arabic Headstart
- Serbo-Croation Basic
- Spanish for Panama Headstart/Spanish for Puerto Rico Headstart/Refresher
- Swahili Basic
- Thai Basic
- Turkish Headstart
- Vietnamese Basic
- For individual or group learning in the areas of leader development, MOS proficiency, GED and CLEP preparation, and personal enrichment, the Education Center maintains one learning center at Bldg 65 Warehouse St. The Army Learning Center provides Army publications and MOS-related video tapes. ASVAB, ACT, CLEP, SAT, and GRE study guides are available for check out. Classrooms are also available upon request. These services are available to all post personnel.
- The MOS Library, located at Bldg 65 Warehouse Street, has a selection of Technical Manuals (TM), Field Manuals (FM), Army Regulations (AR), Soldier's Manuals, and other military publications available for checkout. FMs and TMs are also available on EMO (Electronic Media) CDs. Army Regulations (AR) & Department of the Army Pamphlets are only available online. The MOS Library stocks or can order publications and various training aids necessary to supplement Fort Knox MOSs.
- The Fort Knox Army Education Center Testing Office, offers a wide variety of tests, free of charge, to Active Duty, Reserve, and National Guard Soldiers. Selected exams are also available to Family Members and retired Soldiers but could include a fee. Offerings include college placement exams, diagnostic tests, achievement tests, and certification exams. Exams to help in career guidance are also available.
- The University of Louisville's Fort Knox Campus is a National Testing Center associated with The Fort Knox Army Education Center and can administer both College Level Examination Program (CLEP) and DANTES Subject Standardized Tests (DSST). For Further information concerning either CLEP or DSST's, contact the U of L Fort Knox Office at (502) 942-8060.
- For more information contact an Army Guidance Counselor at (502) 624-2427 or email the testing office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fort Knox Army Continuing Education System
31 Warehouse Street
Fort Knox, Kentucky 40121
Telephone: (502) 624-4136
Telephone: (502) 624-2427
Education Services Officer
Telephone: (502) 624-4114
MOS Library/Language Lab
Telephone: (502) 624-8643
Telephone: (502) 624-7941
Army Learning Center
Telephone: (502) 624-5537
Telephone: (502) 624-2427