Columbia College follows American Council on Education (ACE) credit recommendations for all evaluated Army courses and occupations.
Columbia College requires the Joint Services Transcript (JST) for credit evaluation. The JST allows enlisted servicemembers who advance up to and beyond officer status to continue to benefit from updated transcripts, in addition to standardizing transcript quality across all branches.
Other military documents may be evaluated on a case-by-case basis, but the JST is the only guaranteed transcript for evaluation. Contact MSC@ccis.edu with questions.
Career NCO Degree Program
The Career NCO Degrees Program is available to ALL NCOs at any point in their career but maximum credit for Army leadership schools is based on completion of NCOES through Sergeants Major Course (SMC). It includes SOCAD business and management-related degrees listed in fully developed degree maps in GoArmyEd.
Columbia College offers two degrees in this program:
Enlisted Education Program
The Enlisted Education Program (EEP) provides an opportunity for entry-level Soldiers in Combat Arms MOSs in Career Management Fields (CMFs) 11 Infantry, 13 Field Artillery, 14 Air Defense Artillery, and 19 Armor to obtain an associate degree during their first term of enlistment. Program criteria are that participating colleges and universities accept ACE recommended credit for military courses, provide AA, AS, and AGS degrees, minimize academic residency requirements, maximize credit transfer between colleges, and provide assessment of prior learning/career experience.
Columbia College offers the Associate of General Studies for this program.
Army ROTC Program
Students at Columbia College participate in ROTC through a cooperative program with the University of Missouri—Columbia (MU) by attending regular classes on the Columbia College campus while completing ROTC coursework on the MU campus, just 10 blocks away.
Columbia College is a charter member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges Degree Network System (SOC DNS) and a GoArmyEd LOI institution.