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    Tyndall AFB, FL - Educational Services

    The Education Center at Tyndall Air Force Base is located at 921 Beacon Beach Road. The Education Center offers basic skills education as well as college preparation courses for active-duty military and their families. College testing facilities are also available as well as help with financial aid. For more information about testing schedules or specific programs offered, call the Education Center at Tyndall Air Force Base at 850-283-4285 or DSN 523-2050.

    The education center staff includes professional counselors who advise military, civil service personnel, retirees and family members on educational opportunities. Programs include Community College of the Air Force, enlisted commissioning programs, college-level testing, professional military education, veteran92s benefits, tuition assistance, financial aid, deferments and distance learning.

    Four schools provide on-base programs: Gulf Coast Community College, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Southern Illinois University of Carbondale and Troy University.

    Other schools in the area include Florida State University, Panama City Campus, Haney Vocational-Technical School and The Shaw Adult Center. The Tyndall Education Center is open Monday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Tuesday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Counseling and testing are by appointment only. To schedule appointments, or for more information on educational programs, call the education center or email at education.office@tyndall.af.mil.

    Offering 30 - 40 courses at Tyndall each semester, Gulf Coast Community College boasts a wide variety of degree programs including associate degrees that prepare students for transfer to four-year institutions, associate of science degrees in occupational fields and some one-year certificate programs.

    On-base classes are scheduled for morning, noon, afternoon, evening and weekend attendance to meet the needs of military students. Internet courses are also available. Additional courses are offered at the Panama City campus, located at 5230 W. Highway 98, approximately 16 miles from Tyndall. The Tyndall office for GCCC is located in room 45 of the Education Center. For more information, contact the Tyndall GCCC office at (850) 283-4332 or visit the GCCC Web site at www.gulfcoast.edu.

    ERAU is an aviation and management-oriented institution. At Tyndall, ERAU offers Associate and Bachelor of Science degrees in Professional Aeronautics, Associate and Bachelor of Science degrees in Technical Management, and a Master of Science degree in Aeronautical Science.

    ERAU provides courses in five nine-week terms. In addition, distance learning courses are available in 12-week terms for undergraduate and 15-week terms for graduate programs. ERAU92s Tyndall Center is located in Room 48 of the Education Center. For more information, contact ERAU at (850) 283-4557 or visit the ERAU Web site at www.erau.edu.

    Troy University offers programs designed for students with diverse educational backgrounds and varying work schedules. Programs at Tyndall include: Bachelor of Science degree in Management; Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Resources Management; and Master of Science degrees in Counseling and Psychology, Human Resources Management and Management.

    The school operates on five 10-week terms and many intensive weekend classes are offered. The Tyndall office for Troy is located in Room 44A of the Education Center. For more information, contact Troy University at (850) 283-4449 or visit the Troy Web site at http://fwr.troy.edu, or write to them at P.O. Box 40097, Tyndall AFB FL 32403.

    The FSU campus is located about 16 miles from Tyndall, but the university staffs an advising office Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in room 51 at the Tyndall Education Center.

    The school offers bachelor and master degree programs in arts and sciences, business, education, communication, social science, and social work. For more information call (850) 283-9154 or visit the FSU Web site at www.pc.fsu.edu.

    FEEDS is a video and interactive video program that provides quality graduate degrees or extended studies in a variety of engineering studies. At Tyndall, students enroll through the Panama City campus of Florida State University. Visit the FEEDS Web site at www.eng.fsu.edu/feeds for more information.

    Located about 15 miles from Tyndall, the Haney Vocational-Technical Institute offers a variety of technical programs and certificates in areas such as automotive, carpentry, drafting, computer technology, business technology, family and consumer sciences, health occupations, welding and heating and air conditioning. For more information call (850) 747-5500 or visit the Web site at www.bayschools.com/htc/handbook.pdf.

    Located about five miles from Tyndall, the Shaw Adult Center provides courses leading to the General Education Development certificate or a high school diploma. The school also provides English as a Second Language and refresher college preparatory courses. For more information visit the Web site at www.bayschools.com/shaw/home.htm or call (850) 872-4555.

    Southern Illinois University Carbondale (SIUC) Department of Workforce Education and Development (WED) is offering a Bachelor of Science Degree at Tyndall Air Force Base Education Center. Getting your CCAF or associates degree? Transfer your CCAF and other qualifying credits, including tech training to finish a bachelor92s degree within one year (three semesters). This accelerated weekend program offers career opportunities with a specialty in education, training, and development. Get your degree together with SIUC/WED. For more information, contact Ms. Erica P. Howard, program coordinator at 283-9001 or e-mail at erica1@siu.edu