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Upgraded ArmyIgnitED Portal launches 29 August 2022

Upgraded ArmyIgnitED Soldier Tip Sheet

Soldier Tip Sheet - Upgraded ArmyIgnitED

Soldier Guidance for Tuition Assistance Request (TAR) Creation for the Upgraded ArmyIgnitED System

Soldier Guidance for TA Requests in Upgraded ArmyIgnitED

Mission

The Army Continuing Education System (ACES) Mission is to vigorously promote lifelong learning opportunities to sharpen the competitive edge of the Army by providing and managing quality self-development programs and services.

Vision

Our vision is to revolutionize and lead Department of Defense education…Spearhead a lifelong learning culture to strengthen a mission ready force. ACES is committed to excellence in education service, innovation and deployability.

Services

The Computer Lab, located in the Truman Education Center, B3281, offers computers with internet access that support Soldier/unit mandatory training, academic coursework, and research. All Service members, family members, retirees, and DA Civilians are welcome to use the computer lab. The computer lab is open Monday through Friday, 0900-1545.

Fort Sill Army Education Counselors are located at the Education Services Division location, Welcome Center, B4700, 5th floor. Appointments are available Monday through Thursday, 0830-1500, and Fridays, 0830-1200. Call 580-442-3201 to schedule an appointment. Education counseling services are provided on topics such as:

  • Developing Career Goals
  • Determining Educational Goals
  • Obtaining a Military Evaluation and Degree Plan
  • Requesting Transcripts (High School, College, Joint Services Transcript)
  • Applying for Admission to On-Post Colleges/Universities
  • Enrolling In College Courses
  • Obtaining Tuition Assistance/Credentialing Assistance
  • Obtaining Testing Services
  • Pre-Commissioning Programs
  • Veterans Education Benefits
  • Spouse Benefits

The Test Center is located at the Education Services Division location, Welcome Center, B4700, 5th floor. The Test Center offers the following Army Personnel Tests (APT): Armed Forces Classification Test (AFCT), Defense Language Aptitude Battery (DLAB), Defense Language Proficiency Test (DLPT), English Comprehension Level (ECL), Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI), Selection Instrument for Flight Training (SIFT), and Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE). To take any of the Army Personnel Tests, Soldiers must first visit with the Test Control Officer to discuss the specific test desired and to verify eligibility. Call (580)442-3201 to schedule an appointment with the Test Control Officer. Testing is administered by appointment only. Credit by Examination Tests such as CLEP and DSST exams are administered by our National Test Site partner, Columbia College. To take a CLEP or DSST exam, Soldiers must first visit with an Army Education Counselor to discuss the specific test desired and to obtain test referral. Call (580)442-3201 to schedule an appointment with an Army Education Counselor. Testing is administered by appointment only.


BSEP is an on-duty instructional program designed to develop academic skills in reading, mathematical computation, and writing. BSEP provides Soldiers with the academic skills necessary to raise their GT score to 110 or higher on the Armed Forces Classification Test (AFCT). The goal is to improve job performance, prepare Soldiers for more advanced schooling, increase reenlistment options, and promote retention.

Participation in BSEP provides lessons addressing three specific AFCT subtests that comprise the GT score: Word Knowledge, Paragraph Comprehension, and Arithmetic Reasoning.

Word Knowledge: Ability to correctly match vocabulary words with definitions and synonyms and to define the part of speech of at least 180 basic vocabulary words.

Paragraph Comprehension: Ability to analyze and evaluate the use of text structure to solve problems or identify sequences, draw logical inferences and conclusions, and identify the author’s intent.

Arithmetic Reasoning: Ability to demonstrate an understanding of the “language” of mathematics by their use of symbols, definitions, and word phrases, display proficiency in mathematical computations, and implement mathematical techniques to solve applied problems.

Fort Sill Education Center offers BSEP instruction in-seat and virtually in a 3 week, half-day, format. Scheduled BSEP classes run Monday through Friday, 0800-1200 and/or 1230-1630. Commander’s approval is required for Soldier attendance in BSEP. For more information about BSEP and/or to enroll in the class, contact the BSEP Coordinator at (580)442-6009/2811.

PETERSON’S Online Academic Skills Course (OASC) is interactive over-the-counter software used to help facilitate the BSEP program. The tutorial includes pre-assessments, skill-based math, reading comprehension, and vocabulary lessons, and practice sets and post-assessments.

For GED and ESL classes for family members, contact the Great Plains Technology Center at (580)355-6371 for availability and schedule.

Soldiers without a high school diploma or equivalency may use their Tuition Assistance (TA) benefits to pursue a high school degree completion program. To obtain information about using TA benefits to complete a high school degree completion program, call (580)442-3201 to schedule an appointment with an Army Education Counselor.

The Fort Sill Transition Education Counselor assists transitioning Soldiers with GI Bill questions and other financial aid programs that help them to pursue their educational goals. The Fort Sill Transition Education Counselor also facilitates a monthly MY Education two-day workshop, guiding Soldiers through a variety of decisions involved in choosing degree programs, college institutions, funding sources, as well as completing the admission process. For more information, call (580)442-5943.

To register for the MY Education Workshop, please contact the Fort Sill Transition Assistance Program Office at (580)442-2222.

Colleges

Cameron University offers more than 60 undergraduate degrees and four graduate programs at ourLawton campus. On-post courses are offered in short- term, noon-hour, and eveningformats. Cameron University also offers a degree completion program that is designed to allow working adults an opportunity to complete a bachelor’s degree. This program combines past college work with a series of courses in online and evening formats to equal a bachelor’s degree. In some cases, student’s work and life experiences may even count for college credit. This is a flexible program that allows adults to earn a bachelor of science in organizational leadership.

Additionally, we offer associate of science and bachelor of science degrees in interdisciplinary studies. These degrees are designed to serve active duty personnel and goal directed students whose educational needs are not met by one of the university’s present majors.

New students to Cameron, please contact our main campus Admissions’ office at (580) 581-2289 or admissions@cameron.edu for additional information and application process.

For questions concerning enrollment, contact the Registrar’s Office at (580) 581-2231 or registrar@cameron.edu. The Admissions and Registrar’s offices are located on the second floor of North Shepler Tower, 2800 W. Gore Blvd., Lawton, Okla

Since opening its doors on December 1, 2006, the Central Texas College representatives serve as a point-of-contact for students and provide such services as degree mapping, registering active duty soldiers and civilians for classes, guidance to distance learning students and acting as a liaison to Veterans Affairs. Hand in hand, Central Texas College and the education center vigorously promote lifelong learning opportunities for the betterment of our soldiers and family members.

CTC offers associate of applied science degrees in applied management, applied management with computer applications, business management, criminal justice, legal assistant/paralegal, information technology, business programmer analyst, restaurant and culinary management, and hotel management specialization. CTC offers associates of arts degrees in general studies and social science.

To enroll or for more information, call 254-423-7781 or visit our office at the Education Services Division location, B4700, 5th Floor, during normal business hours. Visit us online at https://www.ctcd.edu/locations/other-us-locations/fort-sill/

At Columbia College-Fort Sill, everything we do is geared toward helping military personnel and other working adults improve their lives through higher education. Whether you want to finish a degree you started years ago or are attending college for the first time, we’ll help you reach your goal of earning an affordable college degree. Columbia College, founded in 1851 in Columbia, Mo., has 35 campuses nationwide, including 18 campuses on military bases. We offer associate and bachelor’s degrees and have three online master’s degrees. We offer in-seat and online undergraduate classes, making it convenient for the adult student to earn an accredited college degree. Our office is open 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Call 580-353-7884 or visit us at www.ccis.edu/ftsill for more information about our programs.

The University of Oklahoma Outreach offers the adult learner the opportunity to pursue a master’s or doctoral degree on the main campus in Norman and at sites across US and Europe. These courses are brought to you by internationally known OU faculty members and distinguished scholars who are committed to providing you with academic excellence.

Here at the Harry S. Truman Education Center on Fort Sill, OU outreach offers the following programs to military personnel, civil service personnel and civilians: master of human relations, master of arts with an emphasis in international relations, master of arts with a major in economics, and a master of arts with a major in communication.

The degrees are non-thesis; instead there is a comprehensive exam towards the end of the degree. Classes are offered on a two-weekend format, and applications are taken continuously throughout the year. To be qualified for admission, student must possess a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university; no GRE score is required for admission. For more information, please visit http:/www.ou.edu/outreach/.

Terms start every eight weeks with classes at the Harry S Truman Education Center, online, or through our independent study program. Our programs at Fort Sill can lead to an associates in arts degree in liberal arts or business, a bachelors of science degree in social science, public administration (general emphasis), law enforcement,fire science or business human resource management. All undergraduate programs are available ONLINE and through independent study. For more information or to enroll visut us online at http://www.uiu.edu/locations/fortsill/, or call Taylor Hall, center director, at 580-595-9338.

Webster is a military-friendly institution with more than 30 years of experience educating soldiers. Located at 43 of the largest military installations in the country, we offer degree programs that can be completed in the classroom, online or through a combination of both.

Degree programs offered at Fort Sill include masters of business administration, masters in arts in human resources management, information technology management, and management & leadership.

The distinguished faculty teaching in our online classrooms share the same credentials as those in our more traditional ones. And our academic standards are just as rigorous as ever. Military Advanced Education magazine lists Webster among its top 10 colleges and universities.

Our accessibility, portability and real-world approach to learning set us apart. Let the quality education we provide do the same for you. Hooah!

Take one class at a time to reach your degree completion!

Financial aid is available for those that qualify.

Please contact our on-site admissions representative for additional information; phone 580-353-5766. Our office hours are 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., weekdays.