Space Criteria: A Guide to the Guides
The Army Continuing Education System provides volun-
Table 7 - 33 DOD Space Authorization for Education
tary educational opportunities primarily for active duty
military personnel. The main intent of the program is to
Area (Gross SF)
assist soldiers in the development of a career related to
his or her specialty and to provide training that can be
Up to 250
Accomodate in other
applied in post-service employment. The system also
offers a basic level of educational opportunities toward,
for example, completion of a high school equivalency
These instructional programs reflect the Army's concern
for a wide range of educational needs and include the
Basic Skills Educational Programs, in order to expand
All newly constructed Education Centers should provide
basic literacy skills.
additional office space for the base personnel who manage
High School Completion Program, offering a State
the On-The-Job Training (OJT) Program and the Career
issued high school equivalency certificate or high school
Advisory and Counseling (CAC) Section.
Associate, Baccalaureate and Graduate Degree
Skill Development Programs, providing technically-ori-
ented, vocational training.
Language Programs, providing advanced language
instruction, as well as English as a second language.
Skill Recognition Programs, to assist the soldier in
seeking recognition in the private sector for the skills he
or she learned in the Army, through accreditation of mili-
tary experience, Army apprenticeship program, certifica-
tion, and accreditation of TRADOC Service Schools.
These facilities are referred to as "Education Centers" in the
DOD Construction Criteria and as "Army Continuing Educa-
tion Systems Centers" (ACES) in the related design guide,
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