Distance Learning NCPACE, sometimes referred to
as "Technology Delivered" NCPACE, is provided by ten colleges
and universities. Alphabetically, they are Central Texas College, Coastline Community College,
Dallas Telecollege, ECPI University, Governors State University,
Old Dominion University, Saint Leo University, Thomas Edison State College, University of Oklahoma
and Vincennes University. Collectively, they offer over two hundred and
seventy courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Several associate
degrees, bachelor's degrees and a few masters degrees are available through
Distance Learning NCPACE. Degree Maps are available in the 'NCPACE Colleges' section on this website.
Distance Learning NCPACE is delivered primarily
using self-paced CD-ROM technology, since afloat conditions
aboard deployed vessels preclude reliable and consistent
Internet access. In addition, there are courses offered by PDA/Pocket PC and MP4 format.
Distance Learning NCPACE is offered as an
alternative to Instructor Led NCPACE for those Sailors who
cannot attend regularly scheduled classroom format or those
Sailors who desire the convenience of a self-paced study
environment. First-time students taking college courses
should consider taking a traditional instructor led class
before attempting a distance learning course.