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United States Air Force
425 Amerikan Hava US Birligi
Hilton Is Merkezi A-Blok
Gazi Oman Pasa Blvd No: 7
konak Izmir Turkey 35210
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.
Additionally, testing services are available. Those include all DANTES exams (DSST, ECE etc.), End of Course Exams for PMEs/CDCs, DL Correspondence, Certification, Defense Language Proficiency Exam, AFCT as well as Air Force’s WAPS – Promotion Testing. The Izmir Education Center also outreaches to the Sirinyer NATO Garrison with its counseling and weekly testing services. Main counseling subject is Community College of the Air Force (CCAF), as well as Air Force Academy and Commissioning for Airmen.
On Base and Distance Education
The Izmir Education Center provides active duty members, adult dependent and civilian employees with opportunities to establish and achieve education goals by offering courses and ancillary services thanks to The University of Maryland University College in Europe existing on Base, which offers on-base programs leading towards associate and bachelor's degrees that are scheduled on a five term per year basis via classroom delivery and distance learning, respectively. In addition to the on base courses, many on-line courses (distance learning lab available) as well as entire degree programs are available to meet specific educational needs. Courses offered by UMUC Asian and Stateside Divisions are also available each term for enrollment and tuition assistance usage.
Students are furthermore entitled to use Air Force Tuition Assistance for distance education course enrollments leading towards an Associate or Bachelor's degree with off base universities and/or colleges as long as those academic institutions are accredited by a regional or national accrediting agency recognized by U.S. Department of Education.