USAG Italy Education Center

Counseling Services

DSN: 637-8142
Send us an email.
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:
· School Accreditation
· Examinations
· Financial Aid
· Local Available College Programs
· JST transcripts
· GI Bill programs
Speaking with a counselor is a great first step in pursuing your education goals.
Please schedule group/unit education counseling briefings by calling DSN 637-8142.

On-Site College Programs

Two on-site colleges 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.

Central Texas College

DSN: 637-8145 (Ederle), 637-2102 (Del Din).
Mon-Fri: 0900-1700 (Ederle)
Tue and Thu: 1200-1500 (Del Din)

CTC offers Certificates and Associate’s Degrees to include Criminal Justice, Early Childhood Professions, Automotive Technology, EMT and Microsoft Certifications, Homeland Security, Fire Prevention, Hospitality Management, Applied Management Military Science. Regionally accredited courses in all areas available online via stateside CTC, in class, and via Independent Study and Hybrid (half in class and half online).

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University of Maryland University College

DSN: 637-8147 (Ederle), 637-2100 (Del Din)
Mon-Fri: 0800-1700 (Ederle)
Mon and Wed: 1100-1400 (Del Din)

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

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Functional Academic Skills Training (FAST)

FAST is an on-duty program for Soldiers that provides remediation in reading, mathematics, and test-taking skills. Contact the Education Center Counselors at DSN: 637-8142 for more information.
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 ALC.
· Increase potential for completing college, technical, vocational apprenticeship, and other educational programs.

Army Personnel Testing Office

DSN: 637-8143
Mon-Thurs 0730-1530
Testing is conducted by phone appointment only.
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)
· Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE)
· Selection Instrument for Flight Training (SIFT) - formerly known as Alternate Flight Aptitude Selection Test (AFAST).
All APT tests require an approved DA Form 4187 prior to scheduling an appointment.

Testing services are also available for academic paper based DANTES examinations
· Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) -
· ACT -

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National Testing Center

DSN: 637-8149
Testing available by appointment only. Send us an email.
For more information, visit the NTC website
The National Testing Center offers computer-based tests including:
· College Level Examination Program (CLEP)
· DANTES Subject Standardized Tests (DSST)
· Graduate Management Aptitude Test (GMAT)
· Pearson VUE
Over 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. For a complete list of exams, please visit Pearson VUE online.
Test proctoring service for college test administration may be available, if scheduling permits.
Note: A fee is charged for all institutional test proctoring.

Army Learning Center

The Army Learning Center provides Soldiers with computer support for individual self-study and career development activities. Computers are available for soldier usage from 0800-1600, M-F.
Additionally, recognized agencies can reserve the ALC for unit or agency training.