R 260800Z JAN 23
MSGID/GENADMIN/CG EDCOM PRES MCU QUANTICO VA//
SUBJ/US NAVAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE OPENS AVIATION MAINTENANCE TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM//
NARR/REF A IS ALNAV 009/20, SECNAV VECTOR 7//
POC/US NAVAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE/UNIT: ADMISSIONS/TEL: (703) firstname.lastname@example.org//
POC/A. GARRETT/CIV/UNIT: /TEL: (703) email@example.com//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1. Reference (a) directed the formation of the first cohort of Navy and Marine Corps students for enrollment in the United States Naval Community College (USNCC) Pilot program. This Marine Administrative Message (MARADMIN) provides an update on upcoming USNCC degree programs. Beginning on 27 February 2023, USNCC will accept applications for the first cohort of aviation maintenance technology associate degree students with a deadline of 26 March 2023. There is no tuition, mandatory course fees, or course material costs incurred by parent commands or participating students. Future application windows will be promulgated on the USNCC website at https:(slash)(slash)www.usncc.edu, on USNCC social media sites, road show briefs, and additional messages.
2. Background. The USNCC started Pilot II in January 2022. The intent of this pilot is to evaluate academic programs, learning delivery systems, and student performance through the opportunity to complete online college courses.
2.a. The next USNCC professional concentration area opening is: Aviation Maintenance Technology (open application period starts February 2023 and course starts approximately June 2023).
2.b. The USNCC Naval Studies Certificate comprises five USNCC delivered courses and will be incorporated into all USNCC degree programs:
(1) NAV 101 Naval Ethics and Leadership
(2) NAV 102 Modern Naval History
(3) NAV 103 Naval Force Design
(4) NAV 104 Civilian/Military Relations, Organization, and American Government
(5) NAV 105 Introduction to the Geopolitical Environment
2.c. Classes are taught 100 percent online and asynchronously. Most courses are taught in the 8 to 16 week course format, depending on the schedule of the participating colleges and complexity of course material.
3.a. USNCC will accept program applications from all enlisted Sailors and Marines subject to the following eligibility preferences:
(1) Members of the naval services (Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard) in the pay grades of E1 to E9 may apply. Prioritization of acceptance is dependent on the degree program. Junior service members will be prioritized.
(2) All applicants must be on active duty and available to take online college courses.
(3) Applicants must not have previously earned an associate or higher academic degree except as noted in paragraph
(4) Students that have previously earned a college degree may apply for the USNCC Naval Studies Certificate (expected start date Fall 2023).
(5) Applicants must not be pending any legal or disciplinary action.
(6) Applicants must have 90 days left on contract from the start of the course.
(7) For programs that have more than one degree path, applicants must only select/apply for one program.
3.b. Qualified individuals will need a designated command representative/Commanding Officer/Education Service Officer (at the E6 level or higher) endorsement.
4. Application Process: Applications must be submitted through the USNCC website. Additional information can also be found on the website.
5. Selection Notifications: The USNCC will make enrollment selections. Accepted applicants will be advised of their selection status via email.
6. Point of contact is Mr. Alphonso Garrett, USNCC Director of Enrollment, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
7. Request widest dissemination of the above information. Regional and installation education specialists are requested to pass this information to all interested personnel at home stations.
8. Requests for command visits or briefs contact MCC Xander Gamble, USNCC Public Affairs Officer, at email@example.com or contact the USNCC information link posted on the website.
9. This message will remain in effect until 30 September 2023 or until superseded.
10. This MARADMIN has been coordinated with the USNCC and approved for release by Brigadier General Maura M. Hennigan, President, Marine Corps University.//