TRAVIS AFB EDUCATION NEWSLETTER Volume 1, January 2011
SPRING 2011 CCAF GRADUATES In order to be eligible for the Spring CCAF graduation, CCAF must have your course or test documentation by 25 February 2011. $ $ $ $ $ $ FREE MONEY $ $ $ $ $ $ Spring 2011 CCAF graduates are eligible for scholarships offered through the Air Force Association and the Travis Chiefs’ Group. Applications are online at the websites below and must be turned into the Education Center NLT 1 April 2011. http://www.afa.org/aef/aid/pit.pdf http://www.airforcechiefs.org/TravisChiefs Group.htm1 SOLANO COLLEGE ASSESSMENT TESTING 0900-1200_Room A99____________ 13 JAN 11 10 MAR 11 14 APR 11 12 MAY 11
SOLANO COMMUNITY COLLEGE TRAVIS CENTER COUNSELING HOURS Monday 2:00pm-7:00 pm Wednesday 7:30 am-12:00 pm 2:30 pm-5:00 pm Thursday 7:30 am-11:00 am Counseling is by appointment only. To schedule an appointment, call (707) 4242431 on base or (707) 864-7101 (counseling department at the Fairfield campus).
Thinking about becoming an officer? You are invited to the Commissioning briefing, held the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 10:00 in room B-211. The briefing is about one hour, and includes updates on the ROTC programs at some colleges in California. For information about the different programs, go to the following websites:
ACT/SAT TEST DATES The ACT/SAT exams are offered at The Education Center for Active Duty military and Reserve personnel only. Please call 424-3444 to sign up. TEST SAT
DATE 10 MAR 11
10 FEB 11 10 MAY 11
530 Hickam Ave, A‐Bay
Air Force Academy www.academyadmissions.com
Reserve Officer Training Corps (OTS, AECP, ASCP, SOAR, POC-ERP) www.afoats.af.mil KEYS TO OFFICER PROMOTIONS Completing a graduate degree and appropriate PME courses are critical to officer promotions. For more information on how to enroll, come to the Education Office.
$ $ $ $ $ $ SCHOLARSHIPS $ $ $ $ $ $ The Sacramento Region Community Foundation offers scholarships from $500 to $5000 dollars to be used for accredited academic and vocational training programs. For more information or to determine eligibility and requirements, contact Tina Bryce, Grants Manager, at 916-921-7723 or firstname.lastname@example.org TESTING SCHEDULE National Testing Center (NTC) CLEPS and DANTES online exams UMUC office, C-Bay, Bldg 249 Tues, Weds, Thurs, 0900, 1100, and 1400 Education Center Testing Center: Bldg 249, A-Bay, upstairs Tues- 0800 and 1200 Weds and Thurs- 0800 and 1000
D I S C O V E R Unsure what career path to take? The Education Center offers the Discover Program to anyone. Discover is a comprehensive career planning program that DANTES provides at NO COST to the individual. It allows people to use personal information to interact with the computer to reach decisions regarding educational and vocational choices. It offers three career assessments, suggests occupational families based on your answers, and provides occupation data, school data, job-seeking skills, etc. It measures interests (what you like to do), abilities (things you can do), and values (where you access the things you would prefer to do). If you are interested in this program, stop by the Base Education Office and see a guidance counselor to help you get started.
PME, DLPT, Speech, and COLLEGE Tests Call 424-3444 to schedule Military Testing Program: AFOQT and WAPS testing Call 424-5046 FOR STUDY GUIDES: 1. https://www.my.af.mil/FAF/fafHome .jsp 2. Click I” AGREE” 3. Click “LOG IN” 4. On your left-hand side of menu, under EDUCATION/TRAINING/FORCE DEVELOPMENT, scroll down to AFVEC-AF Virtual Ed Center 5. On your left-hand side of menu, under INFORMATION, scroll down to STUDY GUIDES 6. This shows you the list of all the study guides for all available CLEP & DANTES exams applicable to CCAF offered at UMUC.
530 Hickam Ave, A‐Bay
AU-ABC PROGRAM Air University has partnered with a number of civilian colleges to assist service members in achieving a Bachelor Degree by maximizing CCAF transfer credits. What does this mean for military members? Basically, you can finish all or part of your CCAF degree and then pursue an online program to finish your bachelor Degree in approximately two years. Go to the Air Force Portal and click on the Air Force Virtual Education Center (AFVEC) link and then select AU-ABC program link in the left margin.