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Handbooks

Post-publication updates of participating colleges and the Transferability Tables listing guaranteed-transfer courses can be found in the SOC DNS Tools area of this Web site. But for detailed instructions on using the Transferability Tables, please see Chapter 8 in the Handbooks themselves.

SOC Degree Network System-2 Handbook — Spring 2014

SOC Degree Network System-4 Handbook — Spring 2014

SOC Degree Network System Credit Evaluation Supplement published July, 15, 2014 contains tables designed to match subject area terms contained in service school and occupational exhibits in the ACE Military Guide, ACE-recommended credit for national testing programs, Community College of the Air Force (CCAF) courses, and DANTES Independent Study Catalog Course Codes/Subject Areas to SOC DNS Course Categories. The Supplement is written for an audience of education professionals.

Brochures

SOCAD Brochure provides an overview of the program. Refer to this Web site for the most current version.

SOCAD Army Career Degree Program Booklet is intended primarily for Army Education counselors but with sections that also may be useful to Soldiers. A Frequently Asked Questions section is included in the booklet. Since the Army Career Degree Program is constantly evolving, refer to this Web site for the most current version.

SOCAD Army Career Degree Program Brochure provides an overview of the program. Refer to this Web site for the most current version.

SOCAD Army Career Degree Poster can be used for inclusion in briefings or postings by Army Education Center staff or proponent personnel.

Army ACES Wallet Card

Army ACES Degrees and Certification Tools Poster

Spouses Brochure provides information for military spouses seeking degrees.

Forms

College Request to Join SOCAD Form Note: Do not use this form unless approval from the Service has been obtained.

Handbook College Information Page Instructions

SOC Degree Program Student Agreement Form & Instructions for Completion

SOC DNS Student Agreement Form

Associate Degree Model Spring 2014

Bachelor’s Degree Model Spring 2014

Resources

SOCAD System Training

SOCAD is a system of colleges working together to make it possible for soldiers to begin a degree with one of them and complete it with courses taken at others as they relocate during their Army careers. Army Education counselors and academic advisers play an integral part in the SOCAD network system in terms of orienting military students to their educational options and explaining the SOCAD degree network concept (transferring back to a home college rather than starting over every time military students transfer).

Sections 1 and 2 of The SOC DNS Handbooks provide a detailed understanding of the SOCAD Degree Network System with examples of how the degree network program works. New counselors and college representatives should thoroughly review those two handbook sections before counseling military students on how the SOCAD degree program benefits mobile servicemembers.

A SOCAD Training slides show (PowerPoint Presentation) has been developed to illustrate key concepts and recent changes to the SOCAD degree program. The slideshow may help counselors assimilate SOCAD program knowledge as well as serve as a counseling tool installation-based voluntary education training. Additional modules will be developed throughout the year, so check this Web site quarterly.

SOCAD System Training (PowerPoint Presentations)

ACDP Training Modules for Army Personnel

Training modules are for Army personnel to use with AIT, Advanced Leader (BNCOC), or Senior Leader (ANCOC) briefings. Proponent personnel and Army Education Center staff will find the modules a useful and handy resource when working with Soldiers or looking for answers to their own questions about the ACDP.

Download a copy of the training module of interest to you:

Overview of the SOCAD Army Career Degree Program provides a brief overview of the Army Career Degree Program and to describe how it can benefit Soldiers planning to pursue a college degree related to their Military Occupational Specialty (MOS).

Anatomy of a SOCAD Army Career Degree Plan offers you a user-friendly guide outlining the key points of a SOCAD Army Career Degree plan.

Army Career Degree Plan Development Process shows how a SOCAD Army Career Degree Plan is developed.

Earn a Degree Through the SOCAD Army Career Degree Program illustrates how Soldiers can enroll in an occupational-based degree matched to their MOS.

SOCAD Army Career Degree Program FAQ answers to many questions pertaining to the SOCAD Army Career Degree Program.

Army Career Degrees: Articulated Credit: from School to Degree Plan to Student Agreement shows process of credit articulation for degree plans.

New Army Career Degree Plan Templates

Both of the templates below include standard language and examples of articulated credit (for Army training and MOS workplace experience). Standard language covers SOCAD, Tests, and Distance Learning sections on Individual Requirement pages. Templates are provided for information and illustrative purposes only.

New Army Career Plan Template for Core Schools in SOC’s Degree Network System (example only).

New Army Career Plan Template for Affiliate Schools in SOC’s Degree Network System (example only).