Programs and Services

 

Local Internship Opportunities with Garrison

Garrison agencies work closely with college and university officials to create challenging on the job learning experiences for students enrolled at on-post partner schools and others in the outlying community.  Students can apply for an internship in the following areas of study: Environmental Management, Engineering, and Science with the Department of Public Works (DPW); Early Childhood Education with the Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare, and Recreation (FMWR); Analysis and Statistics with the Plans, Analysis, and Integration Office (PAIO); Journalism with the Public Affairs Office (PAO); Administrative Support with the Army Substance Abuse Program (ASAP); Counseling and Information Technology with Army Continuing Education System (ACES); Equal Employment Opportunity with Equal Employment Opportunity Office (EEOO); and Occupational Safety and Health with the Safety Office (SO). Make an appointment with a Guidance Counselor to learn more.

 

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 self-paced and provide one promotion point for every 5 credit hours completed.  Soldiers may sign up for these courses at the Army Learning Center or enroll electronically at the Army Correspondence Course Program (ACCP).

Basic Skills Education Program

The Basic Skills Education Program (BSEP) is an on-duty program designed to provide academic instruction to support job-related learning, performance of military duties, and career progression. The BSEP curriculum and instruction develops skills in reading, mathematical computation, and vocabulary improvement leading to higher test scores on the Armed Forces Classification Test (ACFT). The Education Center offers 5-week BSEP classes that meet Monday through Thursday from 8:30-11:30 a.m. Other options include afternoon classes from 1-4 p.m. (depending on demand), a blend of in-person/online instruction in a hybrid format, or individualized instruction to better meet the needs of Soldiers. If you would like more information about BSEP and future class dates, please contact the Education Center at 502-624-2427 or email: usarmy.knox.id-training.mbx.dhr-aces-counselor@army.mil. All participants are required to complete the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) exam and must receive command approval prior to attending the class.

Additional resources: Dantes offers an ACFT curriculum that includes a predictor assessment and online tutorials for areas of need. Please visit Home | DANTES (petersons.com)  for more information.

Joint Services Transcript

The American Council on Education (ACE) has evaluated most military service schools and military occupational specialties and recommended college or vocational credit where appropriate.  ACES has evaluated over 10,000 military courses and military occupational specialties.  The ACE Guide to the Evaluation of Educational Experiences in the Armed Services contains these recommendations.  For more information, visit their website at The ACE Military Guide (acenet.edu).

Joint Services Transcript (JST) is the computerized transcript system that produces official transcripts for eligible service members by combining military education and job experience with a description and college credit recommendations developed by ACE.  To access your JST, visit https://jst.doded.mil.  You may use an Application for the Evaluation of Learning Experiences during Military Service in place of the JST if a JST is unavailable. The Post Learning Center operator at (502) 624-5537 can assist in preparing a 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 college, submit a JST 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.

Local Community Programs

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 Fort Knox Education Center, for more info call (502) 624-2427.  The Hardin County Adult Education Program Learning Centers also offer the programs in Elizabethtown, Radcliff and Brandenburg.  For more info call (270) 769-8866 for Elizabethtown and Radcliff or call 270-422-7525 for Brandenburg.  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.   These programs are free and are available to military, adult Family members, and civilians.  For more info call contacts listed above.

Distance Learning

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.  Degree programs through distance learning require little or no resident study and allow the Soldier to complete the degree from anywhere in the world.  Students need to be self-motivated and have good time-management skills to be successful with distance learning. 

Army Learning Center

The Education Center maintains a learning center for individual or group learning in the areas of leader development, MOS proficiency, test preparation, and personal enrichment.  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.

Testing

The Army Personnel Testing (APT) Office offers a wide variety of tests to Active Duty, Reserve, and National Guard Soldiers.  Exams include the AFCT, SIFT, TABE, DLAB, DLPT, and OPI.  Contact the APT Office at 502-624-5344 to schedule an exam.

The University of Louisville's Fort Knox Campus operates 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).  The NTC also is a Pearson Vue testing location and can provide certification exams.  Contact the U of L Fort Knox Office at (502) 942-6444 to schedule an exam at the NTC.

For more information, contact an Army Guidance Counselor at (502) 624-2427.

Tuition Assistance

Tuition Assistance (TA) is available to qualifying Soldiers for courses and programs listed in ArmyIgnitED.  Soldiers have 16 semester hours of TA funding each fiscal year, and the Army will pay $250 per semester hour.  Soldiers must request TA in ArmyIngnitED for each course no earlier than 60 days and no later than 7 days prior to the course start date.  An approved degree plan is required after the completion of six semester hours.  For further information, talk to a counselor at the Education Center or call 502-624-2427.

ArmyIgnitED is the portal used to request TA.  Create an account at ArmyIgnitED, complete an interest inventory, research schools and programs available, and meet with an Army Education Counselor to get started.  We are here to help you with any education questions you may have.

Educational institutions in ArmyIgnitED and approved for TA are accredited.  Accreditation does not guarantee that credits will automatically transfer from one school to another. The decision to accept academic credit is at the discretion of each institution.  We advise Soldiers 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.

Credentialing Assistance

Credentialing Assistance (CA) is available to qualifying Soldiers for courses, fees, book, supplies, and exams leading to a credential.  Soldiers will have the ability to complete multiple credentials using CA funds with a maximum limit of $4000 a FY.  Approved credentials are located on the Army COOL website ArmyIgnitED is the portal used to request CA.  Login to your account, create a credentialing education goal, and submit your credentialing assistance request. Please visit the Army Cool website at Army COOL Home (osd.mil), select Credentialing Assistance and select "Contact an Army CA Counselor" for more information or visit your local Education Center.