Education and Training

Hours of operation

Monday – Friday 
7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Walk-In Hours from 8:00 a.m.–3:30 p.m.

Location

511 Spirit Blvd. Bldg. 515
Whiteman AFB, MO

About Whiteman Education and Training

The Whiteman Education and Training Center supports long-range Air Force education goals for maintaining a high-quality Force. We strive to assist members with enhancing their professional and personal development, recruitment, retention and readiness. Programs offered are cost effective educational opportunities which range from basic skills, undergraduate, to graduate level degrees.

Services include information and assistance on military tuition assistance, academic advising for the Community College of the Air Force degree, voluntary testing, WAPS testing, commissioning, civilian and formal training, GI Bill, SkillBridge program, and education transition classes. Counselors are available Monday – Friday from 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (NO APPOINTMENT NECESSARY).

Base Training
Suite 237
(660) 687-4520
steven.workoff.1@us.af.mil

Civilian Training
Suite 236
(660) 687-4809
lori.pitts.1@us.af.mil

Formal Training
Suite 214
(660) 687-6793
joseph.shands@us.af.mil

AFOQT
AFRAT
ASVAB
DLPT
DLAB
EDPT
FAA
TBAS
TAPAS

To schedule, please call (660) 687-1748

PME exams should email kathryn.alexander.6@us.af.mil

Exams are administered on Tuesdays of each week

National Testing Center:
State Fair Community College
Building 515, Room 211
Call to schedule CLEPS/DSST/PearsonVue Exams
(660) 563-3358

State Fair Community College
Suite 246
GEM School
Associates of Arts/Associates of Science degrees available on-ground and online!
Mon-Thurs: 0730 to 1700 Fri: 0730-1500
(660) 563-3358 (If dialing from on-base phone, dial 99-563-3358)
https://www.sfccmo.edu

Park University
Suite 245
Gem School/AU-ABC School
Bachelor’s Degrees available on-ground and online!
Mon-Thurs: 0830-1700 Fri: 0800-1600
(844) 884-8615
whit@park.edu
https://www.park.edu

University of Central Missouri
Suite 247
Aviation Program
Mon-Thurs: 1300-1700 Friday: 0730-1500
(660) 543-4464
https://www.ucmo.edu

Columbia College
Suite 244
Bachelor’s Degrees available on-ground and online!
Mon-Fri: 0900-1600
(660) 668-1371
https://www.ccis.edu/

Career Path Decide
GI Bill information (888) 442-4551

Transfer Education Benefits:
Must have served 6 years and have 4 years retainability
Total Force Service Center: (800) 525-0102

How does a student have his/her civilian credit applied to the CCAF record?

1. All transcripts submitted to CCAF for credit transfer evaluation must be official and in English. CCAF will only accept transcripts sent directly from the institution to CCAF. CCAF will not accept transcripts marked “Issued to Student” or e-mailed/faxed copies. Additionally, transcripts are not acceptable from students, advisors/counselors, recruiters or any other third party.

Please have the institution mail the transcript to the following address:

CCAF/DESS
100 South Turner Boulevard
Maxwell AFB, Gunter Annex AL 36114-3011

OR

CCAF also accepts electronic transcripts sent directly from colleges that subscribe to an electronic transcript delivery network. Currently CCAF has 6 approved vendors: Parchment; eScrip-safe; National Student Clearinghouse; Credentials Inc.; Maryland District Server; and Joint Services Transcript (JST). Electronic transcripts should be sent to ccaf.etranscript@us.af.mil

2. Please contact your Education and training Section (E&TS) or Base Education and Training Manager (BETM) when inquiring if CCAF has received your transcript. CCAF receives a high volume of calls and e-mails and we try to handle them in a timely manner with our current manning. To help CCAF staff serve you better, please provide your CCAF advisor with the following information:

  1. Name of Institution(s)
  2. Date the official transcript was actually sent from the Institution to CCAF
  3. Any student name changes that may have occurred

How do I obtain an official CCAF transcript?

1. You can order through CCAF Online by following the steps below;

  1. Login to AFVEC
  2. Click on CCAF Student Services (this takes you to an external site called CCAF Online)
  3. Click on Transcripts (either the drop down menu at the top, or the blue word Transcripts to the right of your Enrollments tab)
  4. Click Order a Transcript
  5. Choose from the three options presented.
  6. Enter the delivery address information and submit the request.

2. You can order through Parchment and submit your electronic transcript from CCAF to your college/university

NOTE: DO NOT send any money to CCAF!

To order from Parchment, use the link below; https://www.parchment.com/u/registration/32882/account

This third party company handles CCAF online ordering. You can order through their site at any timeand can select from three different delivery options;

Electronic transcripts are $3.10
First Class Mail through USPS option is $5.60
FedEx option is $33.10.

IMPORTANT NOTE: These fees are not covered by the Air Force or Space Force.

Once your order is approved through Parchment, it is transmitted to CCAF electronically. CCAF staff will verify the request and upload a copy of the your official transcript to Parchments secure site.Parchment will complete the final process of delivering the transcripts based on your order. Please allow 2-3 business days for CCAF to process your request. If you are experiencing issues after your order is approved through parchment, please contact parchment directly; http://www.parchment.com/chat-support

If you need to include an attachment with your transcript (Nursing CAS, SOPHAS, CASPA, AMCAS,LSAC, etc.); please make sure the attachment is uploaded in parchment before submitting your order.

Kuder Journey available on www.dantes.kuder.com

A benefit that can help you prepare for your future. This Career and Transition System, which is specifically designed for the US Military, is a comprehensive online resource to help you plan for the future. Learn about your interests, skills, work values, and use those results to build a personal career plan, explore occupational information and plan for your future success.

Create an account on www.dantes.kuder.com

SkillBridge, such as apprenticeships, on-the-job (OJT) training, job shadowing, employment skills training, and internships offer skills training opportunities to Airmen (officers and enlisted) preparing to transition from military to civilian employment

  • To be eligible, an Airman must complete at least 180 continuous days on active duty and is expected to be discharged or released from active duty within 180 days of starting the SkillBridge
  • Coordination and planning of a successful application may require as little as 30 or more than 180 days or more depending on assorted variables. Begin coordination 12 months prior to your projected ETS or retirement
  • Participation by an Airman is self-initiated, applications must be validated by the Education and Training Section Chief and final approval is granted by the Unit/Squadron Commander authorized to impose non-judicial punishment in the Airman’s chain of command
  • Applicants will work with their Transition Goals, Plans, Success (TGPS) or other locally designated guidance counselor to gather data and complete their application
  • SkillBridge must offer a high probability of post-service employment with the provider or any employer and offer enrollment at no cost or minimal cost to the Airman
  • SkillBridge should improve the Airman’s level of skill and broaden the range of skill by building directly upon the occupational skills acquired during military service
  • SkillBridge should improve or provide skills that may not relate to the occupational skills acquired in the military

The occupational area in which SkillBridge is offered should:

  • Be in sufficient demand in the civilian workforce with high probability of post-service employment – Offer a rate of pay in the civilian workforce that is commensurate with the knowledge skills, and abilities required to successfully perform the occupation
  • Offer reasonable prospects of advancement, especially if it is an entry-level position

The four (4) types of SkillBridge Programs are:

  • Apprenticeships – are generally a combination of on-the-job training (OJT) and related instruction that may be sponsored jointly by an employer and union groups, individual employers, or employer association.
  • Internships – a type of work experience for entry-level job-seekers. Internships may be completed in federal, state, or local government or in the private sector and may consist of OJT and work experience.
  • On-the-Job Training – job skills learned at a place of work while performing the actual job
  • Job Shadowing – is a type of OJT work experience that is normally performed in one day, where individuals learn about a job by observing the day-to-day activities of someone in the current workforce For additional information contact the Whiteman AFB Education Center: 660-687-5750

Email: 509FSS.FSDE.SkillBridge@us.af.mil

https://skillbridge.osd.mil/

Airman Leadership School (ALS)

The Whiteman Airman Leadership School’s mission is to prepare Senior Airmen to be professional, war fighting Airmen who can supervise and lead Air Force work teams to support the employment of Air, Space and Cyberspace power.

OBJECTIVES
To develop enlisted leaders with the moral framework of integrity, service, and excellence. To instill in Airmen a warrior ethos, an expeditionary mindset, and a passion for leading in the cause of freedom. To produce leaders skilled in critical thinking and analysis.

Contact:
Whiteman Airman Leadership School
511 Spirit Blvd.
Rm 131
Whiteman AFB, MO 65305
660-687-5760
509fss.fsda.als@us.af.mil

Hours of Operation:
Monday – Friday
8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Closed Federal Holidays

The Supervisor Resource Center (SRC) is an on-line clearinghouse developed to make Air Force tools and no-cost resources for supervisory and leadership development readily available.

Features include

  • Learning Programs for Emerging Leaders and Supervisors centered on the Air Force Institutional Competencies saving the busy supervisor time. Included are AF e-Learning courses, books, simulations, skill briefs, and job-aids to jump-start learning and development. Courses include an assessment tool to provide a focused learning experience.
  • Resources tailored to three levels of learning: Emerging Leaders, First Time Supervisors, and Seasoned Supervisors.
  • Learning and Development Roadmaps to help supervisors guide their employees down an appropriate development path.
  • Links to Mandatory Supervisory training course registration for New Supervisors.
  • Access to hundreds of AF e-Learning courses, books, video challenges, Business Impact series learning tools, simulations, and links to professional sites such as the Center for Creative Leadership, Harvard business School, Wharton Center for Leadership and Change Management, Leadership Now and Forbes.
  • Short, video snippets from proven Air Force Leaders speaking from personal experience about leadership and supervision.
  • Access the SRC via the Air Force Portal. At the Portal Main Page, select the “Life and Career” tab followed by the “Force Development (FD)” pull down. On the left navigation, select “Supervisor Resource Center.”

Are you an Air Force Active Duty or Civilian member who needs just-in-time self-development tools? The Air Force has a solution for you! AF e Learning is an on-line self-development tool that is free and available 24/7. It contains a large, searchable collection of courses, books, simulations, and other e-learning resources. Includes thousands of on-line courses and books with searchable content. Set up feeds to notify you when new books arrive, plus much more; mobile “On the Go” options so you can download certain content to your smart phone, Kindle, or iPad and a Leadership Knowledge Center portal utilizing one of the topical learning roadmaps with links to related books, articles, courses, video challenges, simulations, and professional sites such as The Center for Creative Leadership, Harvard Business School, Hale Chief Executive Leadership Institute, Wharton Center for Leadership and Change Management, Leadership Now and Forbes. Access AF e-Learning via a link located on the Air Force Portal home page under ‘Top Portal Links and Education/Training/Force Development.

CLEP & DSST exams are available on Monday and Wednesdays at 0830. Testing is located in Building 515, in Classroom 211. For information on which exams will apply towards your CCAF degree, contact the Whiteman Education Center at (660) 687-5750

To Schedule an exam or for more information, call State Fair Community College at 660-563-3358

The Airman Development Advisor (ADA) acts as the principal advisor to CCs and supervisors on retention issues. The program is designed to welcome and educate new FTA to the local base and assist supervisors when talking to subordinates about the benefits of the Air and Space Force careers. Enlisted enhancement courses are conducted for SNCOs, NCOs, and Airmen/Guardians and Right Decision briefings for the first- and second-term Airmen/Guardians. The ADA also assists CCs and supervisors in career counseling and conducts advertising and publicity programs. Visit our SharePoint Link here for a complete calendar and information.

Meet Your Airman Development Advisor

MSgt Smith-Taylor’s background includes various duties in Aircraft Armament Systems and Education and Training. MSgt Smith-Taylor has deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Her assignments include Davis-Monthan AFB, AZ, RAF Lakenheath, UK, Luke AFB, AZ, and Whiteman AFB, MO.




Courses:

First Term Airman Course (FTAC): The FTAC provides a structured program to transition Airmen from a training mindset to a mission-oriented environment. FTAC provides orientation type information and reinforces lessons learned in BMT and technical training to aid in successful transition. This provides a unique opportunity to create an environment for Airmen to further develop their warrior ethos and continued expeditionary mindset. All FTA must attend an FTAC within 45 days of arrival on station.

Airmen Professional Enhancement Seminar (Amn PES): A professional enhancement seminar is a course that bridges the gap between formal professional development – First Term Airman Course, Airman Leadership School, Noncommissioned Officer Academy, etc. It also helps members build connections through a plethora of conversations and hands-on learning.

NCO Professional Enhancement Seminar (NCO PES): This course is designed to augment and reinforce (not replace) information taught in Basic Military Training, technical training, ancillary training, PME, and job experience. The NCOPE Course is designed to target NCOs who completed ALS at least three years prior and/or who have not yet attended ALE.

SNCO Professional Enhancement Seminar (SNCO PES): This course is designed to augment and reinforce (not replace) information taught in Basic Military Training, technical training, ancillary training, PME, or job experience. The SNCOPE course is designed to provide newly selected Master Sergeants with an in-depth view of their increased supervisory, leadership, and managerial responsibilities. It also provides assistance in making the transition to SNCO status more effective.

Airmanship 300: Two day course to give NCOs and above the skills to facilitate FTAC/PACE topics.

Informed Decision Brief (IDB): This briefing is an educational experience specifically designed to enhance one’s knowledge of Air Force benefits, highlighted program requirements, and processes. The goal is to ensure personnel obtain the needed information in order to make the best decision for them and their family. First and Second Term Airmen, 12-15 months prior to their DOS are required to attend unless pending involuntary separation.

Contact:
Airman Development Advisor
511 Spirit Blvd, Bldg 515
Whiteman AFB, MO 65305
(660) 687-7829
DSN: 975-7829

In-Service Recruiters:

MSgt Cody L. Newsom
USAF Reserve In Service Recruiter
511 Spirit Blvd, STE 110
Whiteman AFB, MO
Office: 660-687-2510
Cell: 660-624-3277

Kirsten L. Lovins, MSgt, USAF
Serving Whiteman AFB and Wright Patterson AFB
Whiteman AFB, MO 65305
Cell: 660-233-6753

Hours of Operation:
Monday – Friday 0730 to 1630
Closed Federal Holidays and AFGSC Family Days