NCPACENavy College Program for Afloat College Education
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NCPACE is specifically targeted for service members who would otherwise have difficulty gaining access to college courses due to physical isolation, a lack of reliable Internet access, and unpredictable work schedules (Park, 2011).
Effectiveness of voluntary education in operational environments: An analysis of the Navy College program for afloat college education (NCPACE).
Education plans will also help Sailors identify which courses are best achieved within the allotted 16 semester hour cap, and must be on file with the Navy College Office (NCO) prior to enrollment in college courses funded with TA or through NCPACE. Students will no longer be able to complete five courses prior to completion of the education plan.
Additionally, the NAVADMIN announces TA and NCPACE funding will only be authorized for academic courses expressed in semester or quarter hours and lead to technical, associate's, bachelor's, master's or doctorate degrees.
To provide Sailors with adequate time to become familiar with the command, their job requirements and progress towards warfare qualifications, officer and enlisted new accessions are now required to have one year onboard their first permanent duty station before TA or NCPACE funds will be authorized.
All NCPACE college courses are provided by accredited colleges and universities and both undergraduate and graduate level courses are available.
The staff at CPPD and the Navy College Program are responsible for a variety of Sailor-education programs, including but not limited to the administration of the 52 Navy College offices located around the world, as well as the operations of the NCPACE, TA, Academic Skills Testing (AST) and the United States Military Apprenticeship Program (USMAP).
"NCPACE provides shipboard personnel the educational opportunities comparable to those available to personnel assigned to shore duty," said CPPD's Voluntary Education Director, Dr.
NCPACE is an important program for Sailors afloat, offering both academic skills and college (undergraduate and graduate) courses.
Included under the new umbrella are programs such as the Navy College Program (NCP), Navy College Program for Afloat College Education (NCPACE), Tuition Assistance (TA), the United Services Military Apprenticeship Program (USMAP) and several graduate education programs.