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United States Navy
Hickam Education Center (647 FSS/FSDE) - Air Force
900 Hangar Avenue
Hangar 2, Room 236A
JBPHH, HI 96853-5256
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.
Air Force Specific Information
The Undergraduate MOU colleges include: Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Hawaii Pacific University, and Wayland Baptist University. The graduate MOU colleges include: Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Hawaii Pacific University, and Wayland Baptist University.
Adult Education Classes are offered at McKinley Community School for Adults (MCSA) at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam and nearby at the school's main campus at Moanalua High School. They offer non-credit courses to any person over the age of 18. For students who did not finish high school, McKinley Community School for Adults offers both a high school diploma program (GED) and English Language Learner program. Skills improvement/preparation classes are also offered:
Contact information for schools:
College credit by examination (CLEP, DSST, or Excelsior) is administered through the National Military Test Center on Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam operated by Hawaii Pacific University. Testing is free to active duty members, Reserve, Guard and DoD Civilians. Testing is offered Fridays Walk-in 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. (Last Walk-in must be seated by 1300). Pearson VUE exams are by appointment only on Tuesdays. Phone number: 866-410-2246.
Hickam Education Center
Installation Education and Training Center
The Force Development Flight-Education and Training Section located in Building 2060, Hangar 2 on Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam, Hickam Air Force Base includes:
Overview of Education Services
Education information, advisement, and services are offered during regular duty hours (0800-1200 Walk In) to all active-duty personnel, ANG and Reserve personnel, dependents, retirees, federal employees, and their adult family members with military ID cards. Before beginning any course or degree program, you should first speak with an Air Force Education Advisor with the Education and Training Section in Hangar 2, Room 236-A. Our education advisors are available to assist with education programs and provide information on various Air Force and related programs such as:
Information about education resources can be found on the Air Force Virtual Education Center in the Air Force Portal for active duty, ANG and Reserve personnel.
The Education Office can be reached at 808-448-8074 or E-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Navy Specific Information
Navy College Virtual Education Center (NCVEC)
The Navy College Virtual Education Center (NCVEC) is a network of professional Education Services Specialists who counsel and advise Sailors and their family members on all matters relating to academic and vocational programs including tuition assistance for service members. Sailors can reach their educational goals while on active duty through assistance offered by the NCVC. The following are ways NCVC assists clients:
• Analyze and define your education goals and capabilities
• Provide information on colleges and schools
• NCPACE (Navy College Program for Afloat College Education) for Sailors assigned to sea-duty type 2 or 4 deployable afloat commands
• Provide information on financial aid
• Inform Sailors how to earn college credits via credit-by-examination (CLEP, DSST) program
• Assist with placing an official request for your Joint Services Transcript
• Help you review and approve an education plan based on your goals
Starting October 1, 2021, the Navy College Program will transition to 100% virtual services. All education inquiries will need to be directed to the Navy College Virtual Education Center (NCVEC), which is located in Little Creek, VA.
There are several ways to contact a Navy College Education Counselor for assistance:
1. CALL NCVEC between the hours of 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. EST, Monday-Friday (excluding Federal Holidays)
Choose "Education & Training Option 3
Then "NCVEC" Option 1
2. CHAT with a Navy College Education Counselor by visiting https://kb.livehelpnow.net/30432 and clicking "Chat Now". This service is available Monday - Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. EST (excluding Federal Holidays).
3. ISSUE TRACKER Sailors can log into MyNavy Education (https://www.navycollege.navy.mil/) and submit a ticket via the Issue Tracker feature in the top right corner of their record.
CLEP and DSST Testing
College credit-by-examinations (CLEP or DSST) are administered by the National Test Center (NTC) at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. Testing is free for active duty members and available to other military ID cardholders for a fee. To register for an exam, please follow the links below:
Register for a CLEP Exam: https://clep.collegeboard.org/register
Register online for a DSST Exam: https://tcnet.prometric.com/NYCNA
For questions, please email email@example.com
For further information on Navy College programs, visit our office or go to the Navy College website.
There are many options available when looking at enrolling into college courses in Hawaii. College classes are offered on the Pearl Harbor side of Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam (JBPHH) in Bldg 679, and there are also many colleges and universities in Hawaii who offer degree options for Service Members and their family members. Students can choose to attend a State public institution of higher learning, where active duty military and their family members are eligible for in-state tuition rates. Courses are available at college campuses off-base, via distance learning, or in hybrid format.
Hawaii Pacific University, and Wayland Baptist University also offer evening and weekend classroom courses (in hybrid format) at Bldg 679 (on Pearl Harbor). Many of their courses may be taken via distance learning as well. Below are the degree programs offered on Pearl Harbor.
Degrees offered by Hawaii Pacific University, Pearl Harbor Office 808-687-7081, firstname.lastname@example.org
Degrees offered by Wayland Baptist University-Hawaii, Pearl Harbor Office 808-563-3363; email@example.com