Education Center

The Education Center provides services for active duty service members, family members, veterans, and DoD civilians on board MCBH Kaneohe Bay and Camp Smith. We are here to assist you as you start or complete your journey towards a college degree or certificate program. Click here for the Monthly P&PD Calendar.




United Services Military Apprenticeship Program (USMAP)
USMAP is a formal military training program that provides Active Duty, Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard service member the opportunity to improve their job skills and to complete their civilian apprenticeship requirements while on active duty. The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) provides the nationally recognized Certificate of Completion of Apprenticeship upon the completion of the program. Click here for more information .


MASPflyerMASP
Academic and professional success requires a strong foundation in key skill areas. MASP is a basic academic skills curriculum that improves knowledge in reading comprehension, communication, writing and mathematics. Per MCO 1560.25, the target population for MASP is Marines with General Technical (GT) ASVAB scores of 99 and below. Any interested Marine should call the Education Center at 257-2158 or visit us in Bldg 220.

Marines with a GT score of 120 or above do not qualify for MASP. Other resources are available in the “Studying Resources” tab below.

FY 2019 MASP information and registration packet.


USMC COOL
http://www.cool.navy.mil/usmc
COOL (Credentialing Opportunities On-Line) helps Marine Corps Service members find information on certifications and licenses related to their jobs. Use COOL to get background information on credentialing and find detailed information on:

  • Credentials related to a Marine Corps Military Occupational Specialty (MOS)
  • Credential requirements and potential gaps between Marine Corps training and civilian workforce credentialing requirements
  • Resources available to fill gaps between military training and civilian credentialing requirements
  • How to get a COOL funded voucher to pay for credential exam and maintenance fees

English as a Second Language
For more information on ESL, contact Waipahu Community School for Adults at 808-254-7955 or visit www.wcsahawaii.org


Early Release to Further Education
Information on Early Release Program


Leadership Scholar Program
The Leadership Scholar Program (LSP) assists honorably discharging Marines with their education after active duty. It fast-tracks acceptance of qualified Marines to institutions of higher learning. Click here for more information.

If you are using TA for the first time you are required to read MARADMIN 255-18, MARADMIN 687-14 and MARADMIN 150-19.

Click here for the TA Eligibility Checklist and Directions.

Higher Education Prep (HEP) instructions.

  • Access the JKO website here .

WEB TA application instructions.

  • Access the WEB TA website here.

Information for Sailors on TA.

Navy TA Instructions.

TA 101
This brief is offered on the first Wednesday of each month from 1130-1230 at Kaneohe Bay, Bldg 220. No appointment needed. Do not enroll in classes until your T.A. is approved!

For more information on Tuition Assistance and TA 101 contact the Education Center, Building 220, 808-257-2158

Pre-registration is required for all tests. Click here for the testing registration form.
Click here for the OPI Registration Form.

The Education Center conducts testing for the following exams:

  • DLPT
  • DLAB
  • AFCT
  • OPI
  • TABE

Click here for the Education Center’s testing calendar. Click here for the alternative military testing sites.


SAT/ACT Testing
Due to a hiring freeze and limited staff, the Education Center will not be hosting the SAT and ACT. Active duty service members may take the SAT and ACT at a National Testing Center and get reimbursed via DANTES.

To Register:

DANTES – Test Funding & Reimbursement Eligibility


National Testing Center (NTC)
Click here for the NTC Test Options and Locations.
The National Testing Center at MCBH Kaneohe Bay is in Building 219 (under the Base Library).
The NTC is open every Wednesday 0800-1530; the last seating for testing is at 1400.

The following tests are available at the NTC:
CLEP & DSST*, GMAT, CompTIA (A+ Essentials & A+ Practical), Thompson Prometric, and Pearson Vue.

*Click here for the CLEP & DSST handout, which includes a list of available tests and step-by-step registration directions.

FREE SAT/ACT prep to get you started:

eKnowledge:

eKnowledge (SAT/ACT) test prep info

Access the eKnowledge website here.

Hawaii Student Testing Benefits
All high school students in Hawaii now have access to free online SAT and ACT prep courses through a partnership with the National Military Impacted Schools Association.

Hawaii is the only state where all children – whether in public, private or home school – have access to the prep courses because of its single statewide school district.

Similar courses run upwards of $300.

“During these tough economic times, this free 24/7 online college test preparatory course is a plus for families that are financially challenged and beneficial for self-starters and students with hectic schedules,” said Ronn Nozoe, deputy superintendent for the Department of Education.

Anchor Schools at MCB Hawaii

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University: 808-254-2106

Hawaii Pacific University:

  • Kaneohe Bay Office: 808-544-9314
  • Hickam Office: 808-543-8056

Wayland Baptist University:

  • Kaneohe: 808-564-3366
  • Camp Smith: 808-485-5065

Click here for more information on anchor, visiting, and on-island schools.

On-Base Courses
Get a head start on completing your degree by taking general education, college-level courses that are offered on base. To see current classes available, click here.

GI BILL
Our VA office is located in Building 220 on the second deck in room 203.

VA Office phone number is 808-257-9922

VA GI Bill web site:  http://www.gibill.va.gov/
1-888-442-4551


MyCAA
My Career Advancement Account (MyCAA) is a workforce development program that provides up to $4000 of financial assistance to eligible military spouses who are pursuing a license, certification or Associate’s degree in a portable career field and occupation.

For more information on MyCAA click here .


Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)


Scholarships

Hawaii Pacific University Scholarship information

For more financial aid and scholarship information please see the Financial Aid Guide for Military Families.

Joint Services Transcript (JST), formerly called SMART

American Council on Education (ACE) Military Programs

Troops to Teachers
To determine your eligibility for the Troops to Teachers Program please follow these steps:

1. Go to ProudToServeAgain.com
2. Click on the TTT home page.
3. From the blue and white menu on the left, select:
Information > Eligibility and click on Determine Your Eligibility

MCB Hawaii Library

NKO Guide

Enlisted to Officer Program

Choosing a College

Study Tools

Navy College Pace Programs

Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam Education Center

Massive Open Online Courses

Who should submit a complaint? If you or your family member receives active duty military Tuition Assistance or is a Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts (MyCAA) Scholarship recipient, and are experiencing problems with your school, you are encouraged to submit feedback at the PECS site .

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