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United States Army
Adult Education Centers
Army Continuing Education System - Tower Barracks
Computer Lab / Classrooms Only
Grafenwoehr Germany 92655
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.
The Army Continuing Education System (ACES) provides educational opportunities to Soldiers, adult family members, and civilian employees. The education center staff's goal is to vigorously promote lifelong learning opportunities for Soldiers and all members of the community. The education centers offer services such as guidance counseling, post-secondary college programs, testing, Functional Academic Skills Training (FAST) and Army Learning Centers (ALCs).
Education centers in the USAG Bavaria area (Tower & Rose Barracks) offer a wide variety of degree programs through traditional classes and distance education. The colleges that operate in the area are Central Texas College (CTC), University of Maryland University College (UMUC), and University of Oklahoma (OU). For information on their programs and the schools visit the websites shown below.
Schools Web Sites:
· University of Maryland University College· Central Texas College· University of Oklahoma
Community members may also choose from many online universities. Always consult a guidance counselor before committing funds to any school so that the school's accreditation can be assessed. Soldiers will access their tuition assistance (TA) benefits by registering for classes through the GoArmyEd.com portal. All colleges listed at the GoArmyEd portal are regionally or nationally accredited and recognized by the Department of Education. Most schools listed in the GoArmyEd portal typically award college credit for military experience and occupational specialties in accordance with established guidelines in the American Council on Education (ACE) guide.
CLEP and DANTES standardized tests may also be accepted for college credit. These tests are available at the National Testing Center (NTC) that was recently activated at the Rose Barracks Education Center. Besides CLEP and DANTES tests the NTC also offers a wide range of academic and certification exams. Army Personnel Tests such as language proficiency and aptitude exams, the Armed Forces Classification Test, just to name a few are also available at our testing sections. Additionally, the ASE and GED battery is offered at our testing sections as well as proctoring services for students involved in distance education programs.
Army Learning Centers
Each education center has an Army Learning Center. These computer labs are available for college work and military requirements such as Army Correspondence Courses, Structured Development Courses and more.