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United States Army
Army Continuing Education System (ACES) Fort Detrick
1520 Freedman Drive
Fort Detrick, MD 21702
If you’ve ever considered taking your education a step further, you should look to your installation for more information and assistance. They can help you decide if receiving an advanced degree is right for you, tell you which local colleges and classes are offered and find out if you’re eligible for tuition assistance. The Voluntary Education Center, or Installation Education Center, is available to help you put together a plan to advance your education.
Military spouses can also choose to engage with an education and career coach through the DoD’s Spouse Education and Career Opportunities program, or SECO. These coaches can assist them in exploring multiple tools, resources and information to reach their educational goals. To contact a career coach call 800-342-9647 or visit https://myseco.militaryonesource.mil.
University of Maryland University College (UMUC) offers advising, graduate, and undergraduate classes on post and at NCI.
Distance learning at ACES offers students the opportunity to study from the learning center here at Fort Detrick or anywhere in the world. The ACEs offers access to academic programs that have the same objectives, academic requirements, tuition, and credit as on-campus courses. The office always strives to be a dynamic resource to connect students to instructors through technology.
Visit the ACES link from the Ft. Detrick webpage for a current schedule of events.https://home.army.mil/detrick/index.php/my-fort/all-services/continuing-education-services
For those desiring a traditional classroom approach for furthering your education, the following colleges and universities are within commuting distance: Frederick Community College; Hood College; Mount St. Mary's University; McDaniel College; and Hagerstown Community College.