Army Education Center

The Army Continuing Education System (ACES) promotes lifelong learning opportunities and sharpens the competitive edge of Army. ACES is committed to service excellence, innovation, and mission readiness.

Programs and Services

Counseling Services – 634-8925 or

Speaking with a counselor is a great first step in pursuing your education goals.
Please schedule group/unit counseling briefings by calling 634-8925.

Education Counselors are available to assist you with setting your educational goals, and creating and updating your GoArmyEd Tuition Assistance account.
Counselors can provide helpful information regarding:

College Programs

The Vicenza Ed Center has four contracted (three on-site colleges) that offer courses leading to the award of credentials including: Associate’s, Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees. Traditional classroom, distance education, and hybrid courses are available. Soldiers utilizing their Army Tuition Assistance benefits must enroll in classes through the GoArmyEd portal. Tuition assistance may be used at accredited colleges offering both face-to-face and online courses.

University of Maryland University College – Europe – 634-8927

UMUC offers Associate’s, Bachelor’s, and Master’s Degrees to include Business, Italian Studies, General Studies, Psychology, and History. Further Liberal Arts degrees are available online.  Face-to-face Host Nation Language Italian classes are also offered.

Contact Information:

Army Education Center
Attn: University of Maryland University College
Unit 31401, Box 79A
APO AE 09630

Phone DSN: 314-634-8927, COMM: 011-39-0444-718927
Email: Website:

Central Texas College – 634-6514

CTC offers Associate’s Degrees to include Criminal Justice, Early Childhood Professions, Automotive Technology, EMT and Microsoft Certifications. Further Vocational and Technical degrees are available online.

Contact Information:

Army Education Center
Attn: Central Texas College
Unit 31401, Box 79B
APO AE 09630

Phone DSN: 314-634-6514, COMM: 011-39-0444-716514

University of Phoenix – 634-5139

University of Phoenix offers a Master of Business Administration; a graduate level, in depth Business degree with many concentrations available.  We also offer many Master of Arts in Education programs including Adult education, Teacher Leadership, Teacher Certification in Elementary and Secondary education.

Contact Information:

Bindi Rach
Attn: University of Phoenix
Unit 6125 Box70
APO AE 09604

Phone DSN: 314-632-5139, COMM: 011-39-0434-305139

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University – 632-5140

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU) - offers Associate's, Bachelor's, and Master's Degrees to include Aeronautics, Supply Chain Management, Technical Management, Transportation, Project Management, and Space Education. Courses are available in Face-to-face, online, and EagleVision video conferencing modalities.

Contact Information:

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Aviano Education Services Center
Unit 6125, Box 70
APO AE 09604

Phone DSN: 314-632-5140, COMM: 011-39-0434-305140

Functional Academic Skills Training (FAST) – 634-8933

FAST is an on-duty program for Soldiers that provides remediation in reading, mathematics, and test taking skills.
The goals of the program are to:

  • • Improve performance in training and job proficiency.
  • • Raise GT scores for career advancement and reenlistment purposes.
  • • Hone mathematical skills in preparation for BNCOC.
  • • Increase potential for completing college, technical, vocational apprenticeship, and other educational programs.

Army Testing Office – 634-8126

A wide range of Army Personnel Tests (APT) are available including:

  • • Defense Language Aptitude Battery (DLAB)
  • • Defense Language Proficiency Test (DLPT)
  • • Armed Forces Classification Test (AFCT)
  • • Alternate Flight Aptitude Selection Test (AFAST)
  •  • Enlistment and Student Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB)

Testing is conducted by appointment only. Please call 634-8126 in order to schedule a test at the Army Testing Office.  
All APTs require an approved DA Form 4187.

Testing services are also available for a wide range of academic paper based examinations issued by DANTES.  Such as:

Even though the testing facility is not obligated to administer proctored exams, we will make every effort to proctor your exam.  The set schedule for proctored exams is the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month.  Contact the test examiner for more details.

National Testing Center –  634-7055

The National Testing Center offers computer based tests including:

More than 900 exams are available through Pearson VUE including certifications, such as CISCO, LINUX, NOVELL, COMPTIA, NREMT and ACSM.  The GMAT and Excelsior College exams are also offered.

Testing is conducted by appointment only.  Please call in order to schedule a test at the National Testing Center.

Contact Information:

Army Education Center
Attn: UMUC National Testing Center
Unit 31401, Box 79A
APO AE 09630

Phone: DSN: 314-634-7055 or 011-39-0444-717055

Army Learning Center (ALC) – 634-8926 / 8933

The Army Learning Center provides Soldiers/Students with computer support for individual self study and career development activities. Additionally, recognized agencies can schedule classrooms and reserve audio visual equipment through the ALC for unit or agency training. Computers are available for student usage only from 1630 – 2100 when college classes are scheduled. Call 634-8933 for exact operating hours.


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