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    NAS Oceana, VA - Educational Services

    The Education Center at Naval Air Station Oceana is located at 902 E. Avenue, Suite 101 in Virginia Beach. The education center offers two-, and four-year graduate and undergraduate programs through local colleges and universities. The Education Center at Naval Air Station Oceana also offers college prep testing as well as career counseling. For more information about specific programs, call the Education Center at Naval Air Station Oceana at 757-433-3129 or DSN 433-3129.

    Child Development Center

    The CDC offers a quality child development program provided for children ages 6 weeks through 5 years. A center-based program allows opportunities for your child to socialize with other children his/her age in a setting designed for young children in a classroom environment. All CDCs are accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).

    Naval Air Station Oceana - The Sharon A. Peterson CDC
    Location: Building 450 on G Street, Virginia Beach
    Phone: (757) 433-3164
    Hours of operation: Monday through Friday, 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.

    The Navy College Office (NCO) at Naval Air Station Oceana is located in Building 531, on the corner of "E" Avenue and Laser Road, open Monday through Thursday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Friday, 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Phone 433-3129. The Navy College Office at Dam NeckAnnex is located at Building 199 on Regulus Avenue, open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Phone number 492-6183.

    Navy College counselors provide academic and vocational counseling services which include: looking at the SMART to review college credit recommended from military experience; considering an education plan; referral and enrollment into SOCNAV, NCPDLP and other school programs; use of the DANTES testing program; information on school funding such as Tuition Assistance,Veterans' Benefits, descriptive materials on college and vocational correspondence courses; referral to the Navy College Learning Center; distance learning options and career placement testing as needed.

    Group Counseling - College Orientation Workshop
    Offered every Tuesday at 11 a.m., this workshop focuses on tuition assistance and other Navy College voluntary education programs. The workshop is required for new tuition assistance users; recommended for those who need a review of the tuition assistance program; and is strongly recommended for new students who are interested in individual counseling with one of our counselors. The class lasts approximately 1.5 hours.

    Navy College Learning Center
    Tuition-free, computer-based courses are offered in language arts, mathematics, reading, and science. The course ware covers skills through high school and preparation for college. In addition, there are courses that can enhance work skills, such as applied math, data skills, reading for information, and writing in the workplace. Ideal candidates are those preparing to take the ASVAB, GED, SAT,ACT, multiple CLEP or DSST exams, college placement tests or just needing basic review. The center is open to all active duty, reserve, retired personnel, their adult family members and Delayed Entry Personnel. The center is open Monday through Thursday, 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Building 531, Suite 106, phone 437-2895.

    SMART (Sailor/Marine American Council on Education Registry Transcript)
    The SMART is an electronic transcript available for each Sailor and Marine, approved by American Council on Education (ACE), to validate military occupational experience and training. SMART lists occupations held, Navy schools completed with ACE recommended credit, Marine Correspondence courses, college-level exams completed, and other learning experiences. Sailors may request an unofficial SMART by logging on the Navy College Web site at or by visiting the Navy College Office.An official SMART is required for college enrollment and may be ordered through the Navy College OfXce or by using the SMART Official Transcript request form.

    United Services Military Apprenticeship Program
    USMAP is a formal military training program which provides active duty Coast Guard, Marine Corps, and Navy servicemembers the opportunity to improve their job skills and complete their civilian apprenticeship requirements while they are on active duty. This program allows active duty personnel to receive recognition for skills learned through one's rate. The U.S. Department of Labor (DoL) provides the nationally recognized "Certificate of Completion" upon program completion. There are multiple ways to contact USMAP including the following: link on this program is available at the Navy College Web site:

    Navy College Program for AEoat College Education (NCPACE)
    The Navy sponsors tuition-free college courses for seagoingUICs. There are two platforms97Instructor and technology-based learning. Sea-going squadrons on the base may request technology-based programs for their personnel to be offered in their workspaces. Interested commands should contact the Navy College Office at 433-3129. More on NCPACE:

    Virginia Tidewater Consortium/ Education Opportunity Center
    A Consortium representative provides financial counseling and information in support of local state consortium schools including Tidewater Community College, Thomas Nelson Community College, Old Dominion University, Regent University and Norfolk State University.A Consortium rep is available at NAS Oceana Wednesday afternoon in Building 531, Suite 100. The rep visits Dam Neck on selected Fridays. The remainder of the week, the representative visits other local naval installations. Appointments with the rep can be scheduled through the Navy College Office.

    Navy College Center
    The Navy College Center is a service located at Naval Education and Training Professional Development and Technology Center in Pensacola, Fla. The center is staffed 14 hours a day, seven days a week to answer questions about the Navy College Program and to help sailors and Marines with the SMART and to document degrees earned on active duty. They can be reached by going to the Web site or by telephone at (877) 253-7122, DSN 922-1828.

    Navy College Program Distance Learning Partnerships
    In an effort to make rate-related degrees even more accessible to Sailors, the Navy has developed partnerships with colleges and universities from all over the country, providing Associate and Bachelor degrees while maximizing credit from military ratings and service schools. This program also provides distance-learning courses in a variety of formats including videotape, paper, Internet and CD-ROM. Several of the partnership schools visit Navy College throughout the month including Coastline Community College, Excelsior College, Thomas Edison State College, University of Maryland and Vincennes University. Appointments for these reps are available at Navy College Oceana by calling 433-3129 and at Dam Neck Annex by calling 492-6183. The complete list of Navy partner schools is available at the Navy College Web site:

    Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES)
    The mission of DANTES supports the voluntary education functions of the OfXce of the Secretary of Defense, including all military services and Reserve components. DANTES provides nontraditional education programs to include Examination programs, Independent Study, External Degree Programs, Nationally Accredited Distance Learning Programs, Service-members' Opportunity Colleges, and military evaluations. DANTES provides the Navy College with reference publications,manuals and handbooks, audiovisual training aids, posters and brochures.

    Examination Program
    Many testing services are available to military personnel through Navy College: General Education Development (GED) Exam; Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT);American College Test (ACT); college credit by exams including eCLEP General and Subject Exams, electronic DANTES Subject Standardized Tests (ibtDSST), and Excelsior College Exams (ECE). There are over 70 eCLEP and ibtDSST computer-based exams for college credit which provide immediate feedback to the test taker. Sample test materials for the CLEP, DSST and ECE are available at several Web sites including, and The testing office administers multiple foreign language exams (i.e. DLAB, DLPT, OPI) as well as professional certification and college distance learning exams. Testing services are not limited to the above. Many testing services are also available to dependents, retirees, and base civilians. For a schedule or additional information, contact Navy College Oceana at 433-3129 or 433-6183 for NCO Dam Neck Annex.

    Service Member's Opportunity College (SOC)
    SOC is a network of hundreds of colleges and universities whose policies and programs are designed to help meet the higher education needs of service members. SOC has developed a degree program known as SOCNAV, which includes a network of associate and bachelor degrees designed to meet the special needs of naval personnel and SOCMAR to meet the needs of Marines. On-base college programs are members of SOC.

    Offers undergraduate courses towards several Associate and Bachelor degrees while offering courses leading to several different computer certifications. POC at NAS Oceana: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Building 531, RoomT101, 491-5755. Outreach is provided two Tuesdays a month to Dam Neck Annex, Building 199.

    Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
    Offers courses toward Airframes and Powerplant licensure;Associate degrees in Professional Aeronautics and Aviation Maintenance Management, Bachelor degree programs in Technical Operations,Aviation Business Administration and Professional Aeronautics, and a Master's degree in Aeronautical Science with specializations in aviation management, operations, aeronautics and safety. POC at NAS Oceana: 437-8061, Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Building 531, Suite 103.

    Saint Leo University
    Saint Leo offers undergraduate programs to include: Associate of Arts (A.A.) in Liberal Arts, Criminal Justice, and Business Administration. They have Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degrees in Religion, Psychology, Sociology, Criminal Justice, Human Resources Management, Entrepreneurship, Family Business and Business Administration with specializations in Management, Technology Management, Accounting, and Marketing. There are also Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degrees in Health Care Management, Computer Information Systems and Social Work.Master Degree programs are also available. POC at NAS Oceana: (757) 428-8395, Monday through Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., Building 531, Suite. 105. Please visit our Web site at or contact us at

    Old Dominion University
    Offers multiple undergraduate and graduate degrees in many disciplines in the local area in a traditional classroom format as well as via online and distance learning courses. POC at NAS Oceana: 491-5109, Tuesday and Thursday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Building 531, Suite 100 and at Dam Neck: 492-8109, Monday, Building 199.