PENSACOLA, Fla. (NNS) -- Members of the American Council on Education (ACE) visited the Center for Information Warfare Training (CIWT) to evaluate six cryptology courses offered by the Information Warfare Training Command (IWTC) Corry Station, May 1-2.
The team reviewed five courses related to the cryptologic technician (technical) (CTT) rating as well as the Cryptologic Warfare Officer Basic Course. Their review included an examination of each course curriculum as well as interviews with enlisted and senior enlisted CTTs.
ACE recommends equivalent college credits for members of the armed forces for certain types of military training and service experiences, based on high quality standards of practice. They provide a collaborative link between the Department of Defense and higher education through their evaluation process.
"We want to make sure our Sailors our getting their skills reflected as college credits that will help them not only advance professionally, but also help them along the path to success when they transition to the civilian world," said Denise Meyers from CIWT's training directorate. "We ensure that our courses are up to date with the latest industry requirements and what they are learning is relevant outside of the Navy as well."
ACE occupation reviews are focused on validating the Navy's job standards and expectations. Before the interviews begin, faculty evaluators review the occupation description, occupation standards, job task analysis and manuals used on the job.
A final report that outlines the consensus on the alignment of credit recommendations for the occupation is usually completed by the ACE team within 30 working days of the evaluation. The credit recommendations determined by ACE appear on the service member's Joint Services Transcript (JST).
Each of the ratings taught at CIWT receives an ACE evaluation every 10 years at a minimum.
"By ensuring these courses are ACE accredited, the commands have the opportunity to develop a more knowledgeable workforce," said Evelyn Howard, ACE associate director. "Because our recommendations are reflected on the JST, that can be used by service members who are leaving the military to show exactly what your military career has consisted of and how that can be applicable to the job."
Center for Information Warfare Training delivers trained information warfare professionals to the Navy and joint services, enabling optimal performance of information warfare across the full spectrum of military operations.
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