MCCS 29 Palms

Education Center

Education Center

Education Center

Bldg. 1530
760.830.6881
FAX: 760.830.7243

Monday - Thursday: 7:30am - 5:00pm
Friday: 7:30am - 4:30pm

Education Center Brochure (pdf)

Welcome to the 29 Palms Education Center. We provide a variety of education services and programs to Marines, Sailors and their family members.


EDUCATION CENTER STAFF

Education Advisors are available to help you with your education needs. Call or stop by the Education Center to speak with one of our Advisors.

Education Services Officer - 760.830.4702
Education Center Admin - 760.830.6881


TUITION ASSISTANCE

All Marines and Sailors on regular active duty, enlisted reservists on continuous active duty and other reservists ordered to active duty for more than two consecutive years are eligible. TA funds are authorized for vocational-technical, undergraduate, graduate, undergraduate developmental, independent study and distance learning programs.

  • Courses must be offered by institutions holding regional or national accreditation.

VETERANS ADMINISTRATION BENEFITS

The GI Bill Brief and Workshops are offered at the Education Center every Wednesday, 1:00 - 2:00pm. Learn about your VA Education Benefits and receive assistance in applying for benefits.

TOP-UP
Service members who take classes exceeding their TA benefits can use "Top-Up", or part of their GI Bill to cover the difference. They need to activate their GI Bill by filling out the VA Form 22-1990 and submitting this form to the Veterans' Administration. Also, members using Top-Up need to submit their TA Voucher [printed off at the Education Center] to the VA.

BUY-UP
Service members can elect to contribute additional education monies into their GI Bill benefit, thus, receive greater monthly benefits. While still on active duty, service members can contribute an additional $600 towards their chapter 30 GI Bill benefits and receive in return $5,400 from the Veterans' Administration. For those who contribute the additional $600, they will receive an additional $150 a month for each month of remaining benefit. The paperwork for the Buy-Up may be picked up at the Education Center.


LEADERSHIP SCHOLAR PROGRAM

Developed by the Marine Corps, “Leadership Scholar Program” is a great program in which participating colleges and universities offer special admission to highly qualified Marines. Information is released by each school which outlines the process, admissions criteria and admissions timeline for that school. For more up to date information please reference LeadershipScholarProgram.com.

A Marine’s first step is to contact the Education Center to obtain further information,as well as, receive assistance in filing your application. Go Marines!


MILITARY ACADEMIC SKILLS PROGRAM

The purpose of the Military Academic Skills Program (MASP) is to strengthen the English, reading, vocabulary and math skills of its participants. Each course is four weeks long, running from 8am - 4:30pm, Monday through Friday, and taught by credentialed Copper Mountain College instructors.

Enrollment contracts are available at the Copper Mountain College Base Programs office in Building 1530, Room 209. There is no charge to enroll in this course, and MASP is open to family members and DoD civilians on a space available basis. Service members often use this course to improve their AFCT score and transition into the college classroom.

JOINT SERVICES TRANSCRIPT
The Joint Services Transcript is your link to a listing of all your military training including recruit training, MOS schools and MCIs. Th American Council on Education makes recommendations as to how much college credit your military training is worth.

View your Joint Services Transcript by going to: https://jst.doded.mil.


TESTING OFFERED

The Education Center offers a wide range of testing for members of the military. The following are some of the available tests:

ACT ---- SAT ---- TABE
AFCT ---- DLAB ---- DLPT ---- GED

The Education Center also proctors college exams by appointment.

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UNITED SERVICES MILITARY APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM

The USMAP is a formal military training program that allows Coast Guard, Marine Corps and Navy personnel to complete a civilian apprenticeship program while on active duty. Marines are assigned an apprenticeable trade based on their respective MOS, while Sailors may apply for an apprenticeable trade based on their Navy rating.

The program requires no outside or additional work. Personnel are only required to record the hours they spend working in their field each day. Once the service member has completed the required minimum number of hours, he or she receives a certificate of completion of apprenticeship from the Department of Labor.

For more information or to enroll in the program, please head to the USMAP website.
https://usmap.cnet.navy.mil


COPPER MOUNTAIN COMMUNITY COLLEGE

Bldg. 1530
6th Street, Room 209
760.830.6133

Monday - Friday: 7:30am - 4:30pm

Visit Us: http://www.cmccd.edu/

CMC is a two-year community college that offers a variety of certificates and associate degree programs. Active duty military students are eligible for residency accreditation tuition assistance. Family members are eligible for in-state tuition rates. CMC offers an 18-week semester schedule, as well as nine-week courses.


CMC EDUCATION CENTER STAFF

Base Coordinator - 760.366.5294/760.830.6133
Admissions & Records Specialist - 760.366.3791 Ext. 5102
Admissions & Records Tech. - 760.366.3791 Ext. 5891


DEGREE OR CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS

Accounting
Administration of Justice
Anthropology
Art
Auto Technology
Business
Communications
Computer Information Systems
Computer Science
Early Childhood Education
Environmental Science
English
Fire Technology

GED & High School Completion
Geography
History
Liberal Arts
Mathematics
Nursing
Philosophy
Political Science
Psychology
Social Science
Sociology
Spanish


DEVRY UNIVERSITY

Bldg. 1530
6th Street, Room 304
760.830.6838
29palms@devry.edu

Monday - Thursday: 8am - 5pm
Friday: 7:30am - 4pm
Saturday, Sunday & Holidays: Closed

Visit Us: Devry.com

Founded in 1931, DeVry University is one of the largest, private sector universities in North America, with more than 76,000 students enrolled in the United States and Canada. The unversity's mission is to foster student learning through high quality, career oriented education integrating technology, busines, science and the arts.


DEGREE OR CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS

Bachelor's Degree in Technical Management
Bachelor's Degree in Computer Information Systems
Master's Degree in Computer Information Systems

 

NATIONAL UNIVERSITY

Bldg. 1530
6th Street, Room 309
760.830.6887

Monday - Thursday: 7:30am - 5:30pm
Friday: 7:00am - 3:30pm
Saturday, Sunday & Holidays: Closed

NU is a private, non-profit, university that offers four-week accelerated terms. Classes meet two days per week and two Saturdays for half a day per month. NU offers a wide range of undergraduate and graduate degrees.

National University administers the DSST & CLEP exams using their computer lab. To arrange to take the exam, please contact them directly.


NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CENTER STAFF

Admissions Advisor II - 619.563.7340
Admissions Advisor - 619.563.7344
Center Assistant - 619.563.7343


DEGREE OR CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS

Undergraduate:
Associate of Arts
Bachelor of Business Administration
Bachelor of Science Criminal Justice Administration

Graduate:
Master of Business Adminitration
Master of Science in Organizational Leadership

Many other online degree programs

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