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CHIPS Articles: American Council on Education Review Yields Positive Results for Center for Information Warfare Training Courses and CTT Rating

American Council on Education Review Yields Positive Results for Center for Information Warfare Training Courses and CTT Rating
By Glenn Sircy, Center for Information Warfare Training - June 4, 2018
PENSACOLA, Fla – The Center for Information Warfare Training announced the recommendations from the American Council on Education (ACE) course review of five courses related to the cryptologic technician (technical) (CTT) rating and the Cryptologic Warfare Officer Basic Course, as well as the CTT rating occupational review, June 1.

The credit recommendations from ACE for the courses were adjusted from 32 to 30 in the lower-division baccalaureate/associate degree category and from zero to nine in the upper-division baccalaureate degree category. The CTT rating occupational review credit recommendations were adjusted from 117 to 129 in the lower-division baccalaureate/associate degree category and from 30 to 93 in the upper-division baccalaureate degree category.

"Having ACE recommend college credits for CIWT courses and curriculum development is a direct reflection of the hard work and dedication of the entire CIWT team," said CIWT's Executive Director Jim Hagy. "Our team spends long hours refining each module of each course and this feedback also provides us a report card on where we can make process improvements within our curriculum and testing methodologies, ensuring the information provided to the fleet is accurate and current."

The ACE review was conducted to ensure Navy curriculum was current and provided a collaborative link between the U.S. Department of Defense and higher education through their evaluation process. Their review included an examination of each course curriculum as well as interviews with enlisted and senior enlisted CTTs.

The review was conducted in accordance with the instruction for the continuous evaluation of Navy training courses, service occupation, and professional experiences for civilian academic credit for inclusion on the Navy College Program and the Joint Services Transcript (JST).

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 U.S. Department of Defense and higher education through their evaluation process.

Each of the ratings taught at CIWT receives an ACE evaluation every 10 years at a minimum.

"It's very important for our Sailors' education growth," said Denise Myers from CIWT’s training directorate. "It encourages them to move forward in their academic career. The skills and training our Sailors receive will translate well to the outside world."

The 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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