Columbia College accepts American Council on Education (ACE) credit recommendations for all evaluated Army courses and occupations. An official military transcript is required for transfer credit evaluation.
As of March 1, 2013, the Army (along with the Navy and Marine Corps) transitioned from the current transcript to the Joint Services Transcript (JST). The JST allows enlisted servicemembers who advance up to and beyond officer status to continue to benefit from updated transcripts, in addition to standardizing transcript quality across all branches.
Other military documents may be evaluated on a case-by-case basis, but the JST is the only guaranteed transcript for evaluation. Contact MSC@ccis.edu with questions.
Columbia College is a member of the SOCAD Degree Network System and a GoArmyEd LOI institution.
The Career NCO Degrees Program is available to ALL NCOs at any point in their career but maximum credit for Army leadership schools is based on completion of NCOES through Sergeants Major Course (SMC). It includes SOCAD business and management-related degrees listed in fully developed degree maps in GoArmyEd.
Columbia College offers two degrees in this program:
The Enlisted Education Program (EEP) provides an opportunity for entry-level Soldiers in Combat Arms MOSs in Career Management Fields (CMFs) 11 Infantry, 13 Field Artillery, 14 Air Defense Artillery, and 19 Armor to obtain an associate degree during their first term of enlistment. Program criteria are that participating colleges and universities accept ACE recommended credit for military courses, provide AA, AS, and AGS degrees, minimize academic residency requirements, maximize credit transfer between colleges, and provide assessment of prior learning/career experience.
Columbia College offers the Associate of General Studies for this program.