Photo of the David L. Stone Education Center on Joint Base Lewis-McChord with the Army Continuing Education Services (ACES) logo.
 
Army Continuing Education Services (ACES) provides quality education programs and services to the service members, families, civilians, retirees and veterans in the JBLM community.  Additional services offered at the Stone Education Center include advising, testing, language testing, ArmyIgnitEd and college support, TA and VA benefits assistance and employment opportunities.
 

Technology and Academic Resource Center (TARC)

The TARC  is a specific area for service member training/learning and self-development (to include college course work). Services at the TARC include:

  • Computers with internet access, which support desktop video conferencing
  • Access to digital resources, language labs, tutorial assistance, and training materials
  • Online access to the Army Correspondence Course Program, the Reimer Digital Library, self-development classes, NCOPDS training courses, and college classes

Please note: the TARC is not a public computer lab, and is not for checking social media, personal email accounts, or other web browsing.

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On-Base Colleges

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   Seven on-base colleges deliver face-to-face classes at both education centers on JBLM.

 COLLEGE OFFICES AT THE STONE EDUCATION CENTER

College Phone Hours of Operation
Central Texas College
Email: dlewis@ctcd.edu
253-964-1070 Mon, Tue, Thu: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Wed: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Fri: 8:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Central Washington University
Email: cwu_jblm@cwu.edu
509-963-1210 Mon-Thu 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Fri: Closed
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
tacoma@erau.edu
253-589-1728 Tue & Thu: 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Pierce College
Email: jblmregistration@pierce.ctc.edu
253-964-6567 Mon-Thu 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m
Fri: 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Saint Martin's University
Email: jblm.admissions@stmartin.edu
253-964-4688 Mon-Thu 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Fri: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (Remote)
University of Maryland Global Campus
Email: baseadvisor@umgc.edu
253-325-4091 Mon-Thu 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m
Fri: 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Email: University of Massachusetts Global
ftlewis@umassglobal.edu
253-964-2503 Mon-Thu 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Fri: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (Remote)

 

Directory

Services, Contacts and Hours

Helping you connect with the support you need.

 

Service Phone Hours of Operation
Education Advising
Army Continuing Education Services (ACES)
253-967-7174 | 253-967-7295
Fax: 253-967-2207
Mon, Thu-Fri: 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Tue: 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Facilities Scheduler
Ed Center Only

253-967-2187 Mon-Fri 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Technology and Academic Resource Center (TARC) 253-967-2171 | 253-967-3606 Mon-Fri 8 a.m. to 4 p.m
Army Personnel Testing 253-967-3889 | 253-967-3357 Mon/Tue/Fri 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
TABE Testing 253-967-5657 Mon-Wed & Fri 8:45 a.m.
Thu: 12:45 p.m.
FAST/BSEP 253-967-2169 Mon-Fri: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

 

Testing

Testing Services

Supporting active duty, National Guard, U.S. Army Reserve, and other Department of Defense personnel in the region.

A consolidated testing facility that administers the Army Personnel Tests. Tests available include the Armed Forces Classification Test, Selection Instrument Flight Training, American Language Course Placement Course, Defense Language Aptitude Battery, and the Defense Language Proficiency Test. We also make appointments through the Defense Language Institute Monterey, CA, for Oral Proficiency Telephonic Interviews.

Army Personnel Testing
Open Mon-Fri: 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Monday 8:00 a.m. - GT Predictor | 9:00 a.m. - DLPT Listening and Reading
Tuesday 8:45 a.m. - TABE
Wednesday 8:00 a.m. - AFCT  |  8:45 a.m. - TABE  |  1:00 p.m. - DLAB
Thursday 8:00 a.m. - DLPT Listening and Reading  |  8:00 a.m. - SIFT  |  8:45 p.m. - TABE
Friday 8:00 a.m. - DLPT Listening and Reading 

 

National Test Center
https://www.pierce.ctc.edu/jblm-testing
Email: ntc@pierce.ctc.edu
Conducts placement tests, CLEP, Pearson Vue, Proctor exams.

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