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    has anyone every taken a corespondence course, if so you could describe what they are like?

    Who keeps track of your records? And how do you account for them come promotion time?

    I want to max out my military education for promotion.

    Could you describe the Spc to Sgt promotion process?

    Thanks.

  • #2
    You get a transcript of the classes you take. It goes into you military file. Right now I am taking a First Aid/Buddy Aid class worth 20 credits. The classes are just reading the material, then you take a quiz over the sections. After you complete each section, you then take a test over the whole course. The E-Learning online is a little different, the classes are interactive software, but still the same, each section has a quiz, and then there is a finally test.

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    • #3
      wow

      How much reading did you have to do, were there any other types of assignments?

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      • #4
        did you

        Did you have to buy any books or materials for the course?

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        • #5
          Everything is done online...the amount of reading really depends on you. Many times you can skim over stuff and skip to the quiz (depending on the class). All of your records for it will be there online where you took the course so you an just print them of when you need them. You can turn in any certificates to your unit and they can get it turned in so that it counts towards promotion.

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          • #6
            Question, do the points stay with you forever?

            Or do you have to Max out the points each year?

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            • #7
              [QUOTE=richierich]Question, do the points stay with you forever?

              Or do you have to Max out the points each year?[/QUOTE]

              Onced your maxed out on correspondence courses for promotion points, your done...you max out at 75 promotion points

              You get 1 promotion point for ever 5 hours, also you get 5 points for any courses you complete that has at least 25 hours in it.


              so if you did 375 hours you would be maxed out for promotion, they stay with you through out your career.

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              • #8
                Thanks for the Intel. Do retirement points work the same way? [QUOTE=RSP NCO]Onced your maxed out on correspondence courses for promotion points, your done...you max out at 75 promotion points

                You get 1 promotion point for ever 5 hours, also you get 5 points for any courses you complete that has at least 25 hours in it.


                so if you did 375 hours you would be maxed out for promotion, they stay with you through out your career.[/QUOTE]

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                • #9
                  [quote=richierich]Thanks for the Intel. Do retirement points work the same way?[/quote]

                  I gave Teuvil the mother lode of information about correspondence courses. Seach the web for the AR. good stuff.

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                  • #10
                    [quote=RE4Wavier4me]has anyone every taken a corespondence course, if so you could describe what they are like?

                    Who keeps track of your records? And how do you account for them come promotion time?

                    I want to max out my military education for promotion.

                    Could you describe the Spc to Sgt promotion process?

                    Thanks.[/quote]

                    if you ever talked to anyone on active duty, they have taken correspondence courses. We use to pass CDs with a bunch of them then a big scandal came out about them.

                    You keep track of your records. When you complete a course, the ACCP website has all the information about what courses you completed or enrolled. You take that printout to your S1 clerk so they can put that complete hours on your ERB. Some courses that are large and have many subcourses under them actually can be placed as a military course on your ERB (like me I had force protection done).

                    SPC to SGT has been beaten to death on this website, its easy to google it and you can see for yourself.

                    [URL="http://www.1800goguard.com/forums/showthread.php?t=13475&highlight=specialist+to+sergeant"]http://www.1800goguard.com/forums/showthread.php?t=13475&highlight=specialist+to+sergeant[/URL]

                    Completed courses/points are with you forever.

                    [URL="http://www.1800goguard.com/forums/showthread.php?t=12375&highlight=accp"]http://www.1800goguard.com/forums/showthread.php?t=12375&highlight=accp[/URL]

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                    • #11
                      Correspondence courses are a great way to increase your promotion points. Like said before, you need 375 credits to get your max 75 promotion points for courses like this. I think I have over 450 credits now, and I got that by doing some courses through ATRRS, but the majority of them I was awarded by going to the Army Correspondence Course Program website:

                      [URL="http://www.atsc.army.mil/accp/aipdnew.asp"]http://www.atsc.army.mil/accp/aipdnew.asp[/URL]

                      Before you can use this website you must have an AKO account setup and know your username and password.

                      If you have that, click on LOGON/REGISTER on the left side.
                      Once that page loads, on the top right click on the LOGIN button.
                      Use your AKO info to login.

                      Once logged in, you need to click on the MY COURSES tab up above, and this will give you a list of all the courses which you can take.

                      Keep in mind that there are usually SUBCOURSES under the courses which you see on that page. You can see them by clicking the + button next to each course. You get credits for each indidivual subcourse that you complete, and you don't have to complete all the subcourses within a certain course.

                      Once you picked the course/subcourse you want to do, click on the circular yellow E button to the right of every course, which will bring you to a page where you put in your basic info. Once you're done that, you should receive an email in your AKO which grants you access to that course information and exam. Sometimes it takes up to an hour to get this email.

                      You will be able to see all your active enrollments by clicking the MY ACTIVE ENROLLMENTS tab under My Courses.


                      Basically when it's time for your unit to count up all your points, log back into this website and go to My Courses and then click on the MY HISTORICAL ENROLLMENTS button. On the bottom you will see 'Printer Friendly Version'....click that and bring the print out to your unit as proof that you've done the courses.


                      Good luck and let me know if you need any help.
                      Last edited by koojo; March 12th, 2009, 10:44 AM.

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                      • #12
                        I gotta say, until I started these today, I had no clue how complicated Abrams were as far as safety features go. Been trying to find 19D stuff, but this is really interested too, I was to commission as an armor officer, so I figured I better get to know this.

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                        • #13
                          After the Training NCO enters courses into the system, how can I review the completed courses? I looked under "My Training" on AKO, and nothing. ??

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                          • #14
                            [quote=richierich]After the Training NCO enters courses into the system, how can I review the completed courses? I looked under "My Training" on AKO, and nothing. ??[/quote]

                            Why would your training NCO load your courses? You're in charge of your own training for correspondence courses...which includes signing up and completing them.

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                            • #15
                              Prior/different service courses, not AKO courses.

                              [QUOTE=koojo]Why would your training NCO load your courses? You're in charge of your own training for correspondence courses...which includes signing up and completing them.[/QUOTE]

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