The Navy College Program for Afloat College Education (NCPACE) integrates all components of Voluntary Education by providing an opportunity for educational advancement while on sea duty. NCPACE gives sailors the opportunity to take challenging college courses, tuition free. The sailor is responsible for textbooks and other required course materials.

The program includes instructor-led and distance learning courses. Courses are available leading to degrees in general studies, applied management, business management, criminal justice, homeland security and many more. CTC awards up to 45 credit hours for military training and experience.


Distance-Learning (DL)

CTC offers 50+ stand-alone courses which do not require internet connectivity during any part of the course.  These 12 week courses are self-paced with no proctor required.  Terms start every Monday.  For your convenience, you choose which week works best for you!  For instructions and access to assistance getting registered, click NCPACE-DL How to Enroll.

Eligible Service members wanting to use an NCPACE Funding Voucher to cover tuition can only be enrolled after the voucher has been approved by the individual’s command and Navy College.  To apply for an NCPACE Funding Voucher visit the Navy College My Education Portal.


Instructor-Led (IL)

CTC offers face-to-face academic classes aboard ship that give sailors an opportunity to earn transferable college credit. Courses offered include English, math, history, government and speech in 6 to 8 week terms, based on the needs of the command. Contact your Command NCPACE POC or ESO for more information on how to get enrolled!