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GoArmyEd Information Portal for USAG Kaiserslautern Education Center

Updated:2 JULY 2015

Welcome to the
Rhine Ordnance Barracks
USAG Rhineland-Pfalz (Kaiserslautern) - Education Center
 
 
Learn About Army Continuing Education System (ACES)
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ACES services in the Kaiserslautern Military Community consists of three Army Education Centers; Baumholder, Landstuhl, and Rhine Ordnance Barracks (ROB). The Education Center on ROB, Building 288, is the HUB center. The HUB center provides services to and includes the education centers in Baumholder, Landstuhl, Kleber (Soldier For Life),  and Reserve Weisbaden.

 
***Service Members MUST enroll through GoArmyEd in order to request Army Tuition Assistance!***
 
 
 
Feel free to look through our website or click on the subjects below:
 
Service Provided
 
 
 
 
CONTACT INFORMATION 
 
 
 
RHINE ORDNANCE BARRACKS
BLDG. 288, Mon-Fri, 0730-1630
Civ:..................0631-3406-XXXX
 
Administration
493-2588
Education Counselor
493-2590
Education Counselor Aide
493-2596
Testing
Please Call 493-2588
   
Central Texas College
493-2580
University of Maryland
493-2579
 
 
 
LANDSTUHL ARMY HOSPITAL
BLDG. 3701, Mon-Fri, 0730-1630
Civ:......................06371-86-XXXX
 
Administration
486-6797
Education Counselor Aide
486-6822


University of Maryland
486-8528
 

 
KLEBER KASERNE
BLDG. 3245
 
 University of Maryland                                                                                  483-7539
 Administration                                                                                               483-7471
 
 
BAUMHOLDER
BLDG. 8332, Mon-Fri, 0800-1700, closed 1200-1300
Civ:..................0678-36-XXXX
 
 
Administration 485-6484
Education Counselor Aide 485-8893
Testing Please call 485-6484
   
Central Texas College 485-6664
University of Maryland 485-6178
 

 
 
 
SERVICES PROVIDED
 
 
Counseling
Army Education Centers have professionally trained counselors available to provide educational and career counseling services for the entire community.  A Virtual Counseling System (VCS) workstation is used when a counselor is not available.  Students can reach an education counselor anywhere in Europe using this state-of-the-art video telephony technology and dialing DSN telephone numbers.
   
Counselors can also show soldiers how to navigate through the GoArmyEd Portal.  GoArmyEd.com is the virtual gateway for Soldiers on active duty to request Tuition Assistance (TA) online anytime for classroom and distance learning college courses.
 
FAST  
FAST, Functional Academic Skills Training, classes are offered several times a year for Soldiers desiring to raise their GT score.  FAST classes are on duty 60 hour courses held Monday-Friday.

 
 
 
 
College classes are available in a face-to-face (traditional) format and online.  Most face-to-face undergraduate classes usually meet twice a week in the evening for 3 hours, for a total of 8 weeks; lunchtime and weekend classes are also offered. Online undergraduate classes are usually available anytime, any day through the service member's home school's portal.
 
Certificates and Associates Degrees
Certificates and Associates Degrees are offered by three academic institutions in Kaiserslautern in a face-to-face format; CTC, ERAU, and UMUC-E.  The certificate usually requires 15-32 semester hours of credit while the associates degree program requires 60-65 semester hours of completed credit. Service members can also take courses for these degree progams online.
 
Bachelor's Degree
Bachelor's Degrees are offered by CTC, ERAU, and UMUC in face-to-face format in Kaiserslautern.  These colleges offer lower and upper level courses leading towards a bachelor's degree.  A bachelor's degree requires a minimum of 120 semester hours. Service members can also take courses for this degree program online.
 
Master's Degrees
There are three academic institutions offering face-to-face graduate programs in Kaiserslautern; University of Oklahoma, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, and University of Maryland University College. Service members can also take courses for this degree program online.
 
**Please check with your Education Counselor/Aide and/or home school to determine course and degree program availability!**
 
 
 
 
 
 
CTC offers an A.A in Applied Science Degree, Criminal Justice, Early Childhood Professions, Legal Assistant, Automotive Mechanic/Technician and Microsoft Certification Program.
 
UMUC offers general studies and management.  BA/BS: offers a comprehensive program w/c features courses from man academic descriptions via distance education.  Graduate degrees in public administration, counseling, MIT and MIS.
 
ERAU offers Certificates, AS, BS, and MS degrees in Aviation Maintenance, Professional Aeronautics and Aeronautical Science, Technical Management and Management.
 
www.ou.edu
UO offers a Master of Human Relations, Master of Arts w/ an emphasis in International Relations and a PHD program in organizational leadership. 
 
 
***Additional majors and concentrations for all academic institutions are available online through their direct website. 
 
 

 
 
 
 
Tuition Assistance (TA)
 
The Army TA program provided financial assistance towards tuition costs for Soldiers enrolled in off-duty courses offered by accredited college or university.  The total amount of tuition assistance for the fiscal year (Oct - Sept) is $4,000; $250 per credit hour. Soldiers will be eligible to use TA after successful completion of their first year of service after graduating from BCT, AIT, OCS, or BOLC (whichever is latest). Exception - soldiers OCONUS may use TA for host nation language courses even if they have not met the one year service requirement for TA usage - NO OTHER COURSES MAY BE TAKEN until one year has been met.  Soldiers can use TA for a post-Bachelor's degree after completing 10 years* of service.
 
*Soldiers are only required to adhere to this requirement if TA was utilized for any portion of the undergraduate coursework.
*Soldiers who don't have 10 years of service completed but are actively pursuing their graduate degree may continue using TA for graduate courses through the end of FY 2014.
 
 
Gi Bill
The amount of education benefits depends on the date of entrance and the conditions under which the individual entered active duty.  Additional payment of $600 to enhance a Soldier's MGIB by $150 per month can be made. Contact the VA for specific details and information about qualifications.
 
 
 
Pell Grant  
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is available at your education center (or apply online).
 
Spouse Education Assistance
The Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts (MyCAA) program provides up to $4,000 (over 2 years) of Financial Assistance for military spouses (to those that qualify) who are pursuing degree programs, licenses, or credentials leading to employment in portable career fields.
 
Downloadable PDF about the program is available here: MyCAA Fact Sheet
  
 
 
 
 
 
 
DANTES and College Testing
Tests include the ACT and SAT.
 
No tests will be given without an appointment and we prefer 2 week notice.  Please call 493-2590/2596 to speak to a counselor about testing.
 
For more information and study tools please visit www.nelnetsolutions.com/dod/ and start studying today! 
 
Army Personnel Testing
Army tests available: AFAST, ASVAB, AFCT, DLAB, DLPT, OPI and SIFT.  Talk to an education counselor to check eligibility, requirements, scores, time limits, and required forms.
  
APT exams in the Kaiserslautern Military Community are administered at the ROB Education Center, building 288, room 1. Please call 493-2590/2596 to speak to a counselor about testing. Service members need a DA 4187 prior to testing.
 
For more information and study tools please visit www.nelnetsolutions.com/dod/ and start studying today!
 
 
 
 
 
USEFUL WEBSITES
 
JST
 
Joint Services Transcript (JST) is an Army transcript available to all service members; free of charge. Transcripts can be sent via US Postal Service or E-mail; service members can also download an unofficial copy for their own records.
 
COOL
 
Use Credentialing Opportunities On-Line (COOL) to find civilian credentials related to your Military Occupational Specialty (MOS).
 
E-Learning Program    
https://usarmy.skillport.com
 
Provides over 1,500 online courses, 24/7, at no cost to eligible individuals
 
OCS  
A GT score of at least 110; minimum of 90 college credits; and SAT or ACT are among the requirements for the Officer Candidate School (OCS)
 
SOCAD   
 
Service Members Opportunity Colleges- Army Degrees (SOCAD) are colleges and universities dedicated to helping service members and their families earn associate and baccalaureate degrees.
 
Troops to Teachers  
 
Troops to Teachers' primary objective is to help recruit quality teachers for schools that serve low-income families through America.
 
Warrant Officer  
 
Warrant Officers are highly specialized, single-track specialty officers.
 
 
 
 
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The ROB Army Education Center would like to say THANK YOU to all the service members!  We truly appreciate your dedication, sacrifice, and heart that each one of you give to protect our country.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
 
 
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