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Army Learning Center
632 Wright Avenue
Carlisle, PA 17013-5046
Phone: (717) 245-3943  -  Fax: (717) 245-3610
E-Mail: IMNE-CLB-HRE@conus.army.mil
     
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The Multi-functional Learning Center supports individual and unit training, leadership development, and self-development through independent study, computer labs, and tutorial assistance.

Learning Center services are available to military personnel, civilian employees, and adult family members. The Learning Center is located in the Army Education and Training Center, Building 609.  The Learning Center is open Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 0900 - 1500 hours. For further information call: (717) 245-3943.
      
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GT Score Improvement

GT Score Improvement Classes are offered to enlisted soldiers and are designed to develop educational competencies required for job performance, skill qualification, and career growth. Classes will also improve scores when retaking the Armed Forces Classification Test (AFCT). It is a basic skills education program consisting of reading, writing, and math instruction in a group format.  Individual instruction is provided to those unable to meet during normal group classes.

A qualified teacher conducts lunchtime classes from 1130 to 1300 hours Tuesdays and Thursdays, September through May.  Lifetime Library, the Army's newest computerized educational program, is also available. Goals include: preparation for AFCT retest, reading, writing, algebra, arithmetic skill improvement, and college placement exams.

 

Armed Forces Classification Test

The Armed Forces Classification Test (AFCT) is a multi-part test that is used by the military to identify individual aptitudes and areas of greatest career potential. The AFCT is a test of ability and an indication of academic readiness to pursue a particular career choice. The AFCT is an important tool in the selection process for Officer Candidate School (OCS). The AFCT is divided into sub tests, including: science, arithmetic reasoning, word knowledge, and paragraph comprehension. Scores are combined to give an MOS specialty score.

College Entrance Test Preparations

College Level and Graduate School Entrance Test Preparations include study materials for the SAT/ACT/GRE/GMAT exams. Self-paced lessons prepare individuals to take a test that is tailored to performance level and provides precise information about abilities. These tests measure verbal, quantitative, and analytical reasoning skills developed while in high school, in college or in military training. These exams are designed to assist colleges and graduate schools in assessing qualifications of applicants for advanced study.


Computer Based Self-Paced Training

Computer Based Self-Paced Training Courses provides free effective, individualized training in: Lifetime Library, English as a Second Language (ESL), and General Education Diploma (GED).  Individuals are able to participate in training by practicing selected computer applications, which enhance their skills.

Financial Aid Information

Financial Aid Information in the Learning Center includes Federal Application (FAFSA) software for easy application completion and filing. In addition, two comprehensive listings of more than 100 scholarships are available: 

The Peterson Guide gives students and parents the most comprehensive, up-to-date information on undergraduate institutions in the United States and Canada. Career, college & scholarship funding, resume preparation & other educational information have been identified for easy access. The http://www.petersons.com provides one of the largest educational sites on the Web.


College Catalogs/Websites

Paperback college catalogs and computers with internet access to educational websites are available for your use in the Learning Center.