Fort Detrick
ACES Education Services

301-619-2854
DSN 343-2854
FAX 301-619-2884
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Army Continuing Education System (ACES)
1520 Freedman Drive, Suite 200
Fort Detrick, Maryland 21702-9226

Academic and Vocational Counseling for Professional and Personal Development

Counseling is provided on a first-come first-serve basis; however appointments can be scheduled by calling (301) 619-4537 Counselor availability is as follows:

  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday: 0800-1630
  • Wednesday: 1000-1630

We Have Many Career-enhancing Educational Opportunities to Offer You!

Army Tuition Assistance program pays 100% of a soldier's college tuition not to exceed specified annual and per credit caps.

We provide all Army personnel testing as well as the CLEP, SAT, ACT, GRE, PRAXIS, and more. Our services include academic counseling and advisement.

Local colleges such as Frederick Community College External Link: Leaving Fort Detrick Website, Hood College External Link: Leaving Fort Detrick Website, University of Maryland University College External Link: Leaving Fort Detrick Website, Hagerstown Community College External Link: Leaving Fort Detrick Website, Frostburg State University External Link: Leaving Fort Detrick Website, Central Michigan University External Link: Leaving Fort Detrick Website, Mount Saint Mary's University External Link: Leaving Fort Detrick Website and Strayer University External Link: Leaving Fort Detrick Website offer a variety of degree programs at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

The current online certificate program in government contracting was developed for individuals new to the contracting career field. It includes 6 graduate level courses that have equivalency with DAU's Level I and Level II required training courses. Credits from the 18 semester hour program can also be used toward a master's degree in Procurement and Acquisition Management. Students receive recognition for DAWIA certification and academic credit through this program.

The DAU cooperative degree allows qualified individuals with Level II certification in contracting to transfer 9 credit hours toward 3 different online graduate programs at Webster University (MBA, MA in Procurement and Acquisitions Management and MA in Management and Leadership). CON 202, 204 and 210 or equivalent courses are necessary to qualify for this program aimed at giving academic recognition for professional training.

Military training cooperative degrees are additional ways of receiving 12 or more credits toward a variety of master's degree programs, many available online. Captains Career Courses, Command and General Staff College and other DoD schools are a few of the possible transfer credit sources for military personnel.

Do not miss this opportunity to find out how to use training courses to advance your education.

GoArmyEd

Go Army Ed

GoArmyEd is the virtual gateway for Soldiers serving in the Reserves or on active duty to request Tuition Assistance (TA) online, anytime for classroom, distance learning, and eArmyU online courses.

GoArmyEd is a dynamic online portal that automates many of the paper-based processes Soldiers historically conducted with their Army Education Counselor.

GoArmyEd is used by:

  • Soldiers to pursue their postsecondary educational goals
  • Army Education Counselors to provide educational guidance
  • Colleges and Universities to deliver degree and course offerings and to report Soldier progress

Learn About GoArmyEd, or call (301) 619-4537 for more information.

Testing

NOTICE: IAW OPORD 12-145, the Fort Detrick Education Center will no longer be able to offer proctoring services for students with testing requirements from academic institutions. Students must contact their institution to identify acceptable proctors. We apologize for any inconvenience. Call (301) 619-2174 for more information.

Army Personnel Testing, DANTES, CLEP, GRE External Link: Leaving Fort Detrick Website, GMAT External Link: Leaving Fort Detrick Website, SAT, TABE, Excelsior College Examinations External Link: Leaving Fort Detrick Website and many more, availability to proctor tests upon request. For more information call 301-619-2854.

Test

SAT I – Call 301-619-2854 for dates.

ACT Assessment — Must be ordered 4 weeks in advance.

CLEP General and Subject Exams — Paper Based Only, on Hand.

GMAT & GRE General — Not Offered at DANTES Test Centers (Reimbursement authorized for eligible military personnel).

Graduate Record Examination (SUBJECT) — Call 301-619-2854 for dates.

PRAXIS Series (Teacher Certification) — Call 301-619-2854 for dates.

Excelsior Extended Response (Essay) — Call 301-619-2854 for dates.

Training Sources

We Offer assistance in locating training opportunities for both military and civilian, group or individual instruction, on or off post. [Civilian Career Maps] [COOL External Link: Leaving Fort Detrick Website]

Career Program - Provides information on ACCES & ACTEDS packets, application process, updates and activities

Our training programs, delivered through the center's technology, advance skills and competencies. High quality presentations by leading experts and timely information provide an excellent resource to Fort Detrick and the community.

Department of Defense Schools

Obtain quotas for a variety of military schools for military and civilians, assistance with processing of application

Call the ACES Education Center at 301-619-2854, or E-mail us, today!

Troops to Teachers (TTT)

Troops to Teachers External Link: Leaving Fort Detrick Website

Troops to Teachers provides Counseling and Referral services to military personnel interested in beginning a second career in public education as a teacher. The DANTES Troops to Teachers office will help applicants identify teacher certification requirements, programs leading to certification and employment opportunities. network of state offices. Visit the TTT homepage. Please contact the Army Continuing Education System (ACES) at 301-619-2854 if you have questions.

Maryland Troops to Teachers

Maryland Troops to Teachers External Link: Leaving Fort Detrick Website

Maryland Troops to Teachers staff members provide individual counseling to participants. The objective of this assistance is to develop a customized plan for each individual to help him/her reach their teaching goals. This includes providing information on how to become a Maryland academic or vocational teacher.

Visit: Mid-Atlantic Troops to Teachers, State Department of Education External Link: Leaving Fort Detrick Website

My Career Advancement Account (MyCAA)

October 25, 2010: The MyCAA program will reopen to all eligible spouses under the new program guidelines. All spouses, including those currently participating, will be subject to the new eligibility criteria and revised funding limits below:

  • Spouse of an active duty Army, Navy, Air Force, or Marine service member, or activated Reserve member in pay grades E1-E5, W1-W2, or O1-O2.
  • If the spouse of National Guard and/or AGR member, the sponsor must be on federal Title 10 active duty orders as reported in DEERS.
  • Spouses of Guard/Reserve members in an Alert, Transition Assistance, or Post Deployment status are not eligible.
  • MyCAA accounts will be limited to the new $4,000 maximum benefit with a $2000 fiscal year cap. Waivers to the fiscal year cap will be available for spouses pursuing licensure or certification with a cost that exceeds the $2,000 fiscal year cap up to the total maximum assistance of $4,000.
  • Spouses must finish their program of study within three years from the start date of the first course.
  • Funding is limited to only Associate's degrees, certifications and licensure programs.
  • For more information Spouses are encouraged to call 1-800-342-9642 or visit https://aiportal.acc.af.mil/mycaa/default.aspx.