Fort Riley, Kansas

 

Education Services

Education Services Division, Directorate of Human Resources
"DHR Education Services"


Mission To create a customer focused learning environment that integrates current education, training, and transition programs to provide broad learning opportunities, facilitate access to services, and enhance the visibility of all installation student programs.

College Course Schedules

Education Information

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FOR PROVIDING  EXCEPTIONAL SERVICES TO THE FORT RILEY AND 1ST INFANTRY DIVISION SOLDIERS, FAMILY MEMBERS, CIVILIANS AND  THE COMMUNITY BY GOING ABOVE AND BEYOND THE CALL OF DUTY IN THEIR SERVICE. THEIR RESOURCEFULNESS IN CREATING THE REACH-OUT SUPPORT TO DEPLOYED SOLDIERS BY CREATING THE GUIDE FOR DEPLOYED SOLDIERS, THE SOLDIER SUPPORT ON-LINE VIDEO, THE  EDUCATION SERVICES  FACEBOOK PAGE AND THE EDUCATION TWITTER,  SHOWS YOUR DEDICATION AND COMPASSION FOR ASSISTING SOLDIERS AND FAMILIES. YOUR SUPPORT DURING THE MAY 2014 COMMENCEMENT CEREMONY IS ALSO ANOTHER INDICATOR OF YOUR PROFESSIONALISM AND THE EXTENT THAT YOU ARE WILLING TO GO TO IN ORDER TO MAKE THE EVENT A SPECIAL MEMORY FOR ALL IN ATTENDANCE. AS EACH SOLDIER,  CIVILIAN OR FAMILY EXITS OUR FACILITY, KNOW THAT YOU HAVE IMPACTED THEIR LIVES. THE PERSON WHO YOU TOUCHED COULD GO ON TO DO GREAT THINGS FOR OTHERS  TOMORROW BECAUSE YOU TOOK THE TIME TO TOUCH THEIR LIVES TODAY. THROUGH YOUR PROFESSIONAL, CARING, DEDICATED SERVICE AND SELFLESS SACRIFICES, YOU HAVE BROUGHT HONOR TO  YOURSELF, FORT RILEY AND THE DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY.

 

The Basic Skills Education Program (BSEP) is an on-duty program that supports the Army goal of enlisting and retaining quality Soldiers by providing instruction in the basic skills of reading, math, and language as well as providing GT Improvement classes to assist Soldiers preparing for AFCT retest. Students are granted residential college credit for successful completion of the program. Formal classroom instruction is augmented with computer-based training and software to allow for individual needs. Basic Skills and GT Improvement courses are three weeks in length, three hours per day, five days per week. Enrollment is completed at the Main Post Education Center Building 217 Room 109. A Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE)is required prior to enrollment to assiste in placement and determine individual needs. Classes meet in Building 7656.

TO ENROLL:

Main Post Learning Center, 217 Custer Avenue, phone (785) 239-6481

 

There has been recent solicitation in the local area to get Soldiers to purchase CLEP study guide materials for fees ranging in the hundreds. They may say that they are affiliated with the Army Education program or a school on post, but they are not. You may be offered a DVD player or computer for the first small payment, but it may end up costing hundreds or thousands of dollars more than its worth by the end of the contract.  There are study materials at the Tutor Center (Bldg. 7656 Graves St.) FREE for your use, and many free resources on-line. CLEP study materials are offered to you absolutely FREE at http://clep.collegeboard.org/exam and http://getcollegecredit.com/testprep/. You can also take free practice tests at www.petersonsDoDLibrary.com or go online to AKO click Self Service then My Library then Practice Test. Please visit the Education Center to get a list of CLEPs available, prep information, and the pre-registration instruction guide. If you have any questions, contact your Army Education Counselor at (785) 239-6481 BEFORE you sign a contract.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The purpose of a College drop is to allow for a soldier to separate from the service early to attend a specific term at a college, university, vocational school or technical school.

Soldiers may be discharged or released from Active Duty for the Convenience of the Government, anywhere from 10 days prior to class start date up to 90 days before ETS.

Soldier must not be mission essential to their assigned organization, as determined by Command.

Review AR 635-200 for full eligibility requirements.

Because of the length of time it may take to collect necessary documents, it is recommended that you start the process at least 180 days prior to intended separation date. See an education counselor for a pre-separation briefing regarding your MGIB and Post 9-11 benefits and to receive a VA memo as required for your College Drop package.

While each Command’s procedures for processing College Drop packages may vary, we offer a template DA Form 4187.

Early Separation for School DA Form 4187

 

If you have any questions please call the Education Center at (785)239-6481. Remember you must see a counselor to start the process.

 

There is good news for Fort Riley Soldiers and Family Members interested in Allied Health Programs such as certificates in Certified Nurse Aide (CNA), Certified Medication Aide (CMA), Phlebotomy, and Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN).  Hutchinson Community College and Fort Riley Education Services have begun the process to bring these programs on to the installation as face-to-face courses.   These programs will be phased in starting this fall beginning with the CNA and Phlebotomy programs. The CMA program will follow this initial term.  Once clinical sites have been established, specific start dates will be announced.
There are many factors such as equipment purchase and approval from state agencies which will determine the start of the LPN program. If all goes smoothly we expect to begin an LPN cycle in early spring. There are four pre-requisite courses that are required to enter the LPN program. Students interested in enrolling in the spring LPN program can get enrolled in the required pre-requisites this fall in order to be prepared.  See an Education Counselor for further information on these courses.
We are very excited to enter into this partnership with Hutchinson Community College.  Keep your eyes and ears on the lookout for further information.  If you are interested in learning more about these programs, see an Education Counselor in Building 217.

 

LSEC is designed to assist in training Noncommissioned Officers and soldiers demonstrating leadership potential in the advanced skills needed to perform at a higher-level of leadership. LSEC benefits the Army by providing the soldier specific leadership training which will enhance performance of the soldier and the unit. Unit Commanders can schedule training to meet unit needs or enroll the soldier in a scheduled class.

Classes are available to Soldiers with Commander's approval.  Adult Family Members, DA Civilians, Retirees, and Reservists may enroll on a space-available basis. Classes also provide an opportunity for personal and professional development.

LSEC courses are scheduled seven cycles per year; each cycle is six weeks in length. Classes meet Monday - Friday for 90 minutes (days and times may vary). Tuition and books are provided at no cost to the student for the duration of the course, and must be returned by the last day of class.  Students are able to complete an Associate’s degree and transfer credits to major universities.

Enrollment for LSEC classes is done through GoArmyEd, so stop by Main Post Learning Center, 217 Custer Avenue, phone (785) 239-6481 or DSN 856-6481 for assistance.

FOR NON-MILITARY STUDENTS:

Enrollment instructions into GoArmyEd

Withdraw instructions from LSEC Classes (in GoArmyEd)

 

If you are going through a Medical Board process AND you are looking to Transfer Education Benefits (TEB) to your dependents, there are a few important pieces of information that you need to know. Some of this information is time sensitive, and if you miss the appropriate timing you may miss out on your option to TEB. In order to be eligible to transfer benefits you must be on Active Duty at least 6 years.  You must go to http://milconnect.dmdc.mil site to request the option to TEB regardless if you believe you can commit to the 4 additional years of service.  If you have served at least 6 years of service but not yet 10 years of service, you MUST make this request BEFORE the Medical Board has made a decision and your orders are cut, otherwise you will NOT be able to transfer benefits.

If you have served more than 10-years of service, you can request TEB after your orders are cut, but it must be completed before your ETS date.  Regardless which group you fall in, the final step will be to send a copy of your orders and working copy of your DD214 to usarmy.knox.hrc.mbx.tagd-post911gibill@mail.mil.   If you forget this final step, your approval for TEB will not be complete.  Because this can be a tricky issue, please see an education counselor for further information. The most important step is to request TEB at the milconnect website if you want the option to transfer benefits without delay. 

 

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