Navy College Learning Center
2221 Mac Donough St.
Lifelong Learning Center
Building 617, Room 218
Great Lakes, IL 60088-5702

Phone 847-688-4681 ext. 216
Phone (DSN) 312-792-4681 ext. 216
Fax 847-688-5339
Fax (DSN) 312-792-5339

Mon - Thur: 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Fri: 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Sat & Sun - closed
Holidays - closed

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College/Technical Training

Continuing Education

The Navy College Program (NCP) is the Navy’s Voluntary Education Program throughout the Navy. The NCP consists of more than 30 Navy College Offices (NCO) located throughout the world and the Virtual Education Center (VEC) located in Dam Neck, VA.

The Navy College Office Great Lakes serves active duty, spouses, retirees, and affiliated members of the Great Lakes Community. The NCO Great Lakes provides the following services:

  • Educational counseling
  • Tuition Assistance (TA) via Web TA
  • Degree Planning
  • Servicemember’s Opportunity Colleges (SOC)
  • DANTES
  • Virtual Education Center
  • SMART transcripts
  • NCP Distance Learning Partnership Schools
  • Rating & Degree Roadmaps
  • SMOLLA (Sailor Marine Online Academic Advisor)
  • Electronic testing for on-site scoring

On-base educational institutions include:

Located in Building 617, Room 218 the Navy College Office is open all regularly scheduled work days from 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. The NCO may be reached by calling 847-688-4681 or fax at 847-688-5339. The Navy College also has a part time office open Tuesday 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. and Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. at Recruit Training Command (RTC) in ship 2, Bldg 7105 room 1018, Phone: 847-688-2872, Ext. 707.

The other facet of the Navy College Program is the Virtual Education Center (VEC) which is the Navy’s central location for receiving and responding to toll-free telephone, electronic mail, fax, and United States Postal Mail inquiries dealing with all off-duty voluntary education programs and services. The Center also serves as a hub for requesting the Sailor and Marine Corps American Council on Education Registry Transcript (SMART). It provides easy access to and "one-stop shopping" for information on the Navy College Program and existing voluntary education opportunities. The VEC call center is open Monday - Friday, 15 hours a day (6:00 a.m. 0 9:00 p.m. Eastern) and will be staffed by academic advisors, ready to fill your requests and answer questions about all components of the Navy College Program.

The VEC will serve as the Navy College Program's central location for receiving and responding to toll-free telephone, electronic mail, fax, and United States Postal Mail inquiries dealing with all off-duty voluntary education programs and services. The VEC will also be processing Tuition Assistance applications. The VEC will also serves as a hub for requesting the Sailor and Marine Corps American Council on Education Registry Transcript (SMART). It will provide easy access to and "one-stop shopping" for information on the Navy College Program and other voluntary education opportunities.

Contact Us:

Center for Personal and Professional Development
Attn: Virtual Education Center
1905 Regulus Avenue, Ste. 234
Virginia Beach VA 23461-2009

We can be reached by calling 1-877-838-1659, 757-492-4684 or DSN 312-492-4684; FAX: 757-492-5095.


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