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Staff Contact Information


Erin Keeran - | 760.830.4702 - (Education Services Officer)

Capt Kendarius McGruder - | 760.932.1514 - (Unit Education Officer)

Marcus Lalanne – | 760.830.6881 -  (Advisor)

Donald Burton – | 760.830.6881 - (Advisor)

Gabby Moreno - | 760.830.6881 - (Advisor)

Jasper Key – | 760.830.6881 - (Technician, LSP Advisor)

Andrew C. Wilson - | 760.830.6881 - (Technician, Testing Coordinator)

Additional Learning


Columbia University launched the Center for Veteran Transition and Integration to have a direct and lasting impact on the issue of veteran transition and upward mobility by creating and providing access to the best-in-class tools and programming veterans need as they transition from active service to college and the workforce.

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Morongo Unified School District offers certification programs at no charge to the learner, and these certifications are career technical programs for their students and adult learners. These programs are available on varying campuses, part of the MUSD. I've listed the programs below, which include the campus, their respective fliers, and the link to the CTE Offerings


CTE Offering Link:


Classes offered through Morongo Unified School District to

High School Students & Adults


911 Communications Dispatcher (ACCE East)*~

Private Security Guard (ACCE East)*~

Criminal Justice (TPHS & YVHS)#

Early Childhood Development (TPHS)#

Culinary Arts & Management (TPHS & YVHS)#

Pharmacy Technician (ACCE West)*~

Medical Assistant (TPHS)*#

Registered Dental Assistant (TPHS)*~

Unmanned Aircraft Systems (ACCE East)*~

Cyber Security (ACCE East)*~

Building & Construction Trades (TPHS)#

Woodworking Occupations (BRHS) #

Furniture & Cabinet Manufacturing (BRHS)#


* Offered to adults (Must complete a background check)

~ Offered to all high school students

# Offered only to high school students from same campus





The Military Academic Skills Program (MASP) is a no-cost remedial skills program (mathematics and English) that allows Marines, sailors, and adult family members an opportunity to RE-LEARN certain academic skills in preparation for college admission and academic placement testing.  It is also used to prepare Marines who wish to retake the ASVAB/AFCT military

classification exam, particularly those who wish to "lat move" into a different MOS (e.g. counter-intel).


MASP is a month-long course that is held at the Education Center, bldg. 1530, 6th Street.  Copper Mountain College (CMC) professors teach remedial math (0730-1130) and English (1300-1600) M-F throughout the month.  Some register for ONLY the morning math section; others register for ONLY the English component.  Some register to take both math and English, so they spend the entire day with us!  Whatever works for you and your Marine(s) is GTG with us.

Should you have any questions or wish for one (or more) of your Marines to enroll, feel free to call the CMC staff listed in the flier.  You may also feel free to stop and visit them in building 1530, Room 209 (2nd Deck).


You will undoubtedly find something of interest among the more than 100 free courses available on the Harvard University website, browser the latest courses:


Social Sciences

Art and Design



Health and Science

And many more!


Follow this link to brows the list of courses

The CDL (Commercial Diver's License) School is a SkillBridge approved course, and an informational brief is available online for further details. Schedule a brief.

*Does not imply USMC endorsement


The Comptroller, Business Operation section, offers Continuous Process Improvement (CPI), Lean Six Sigma (LSS), courses.  Note:  There is no training fee associated with the course.

Our training provides an understanding of the process and the tools necessary to recognize areas for tremendous improvement in order to eliminate problems, remove waste, improve efficiency, and working conditions.

Yellow Belt (YB), 1-Day In-Person Class:  Our YB course provides awareness of CPI combined with LSS concepts that improve the workplace by identifying waste and non-value added tasks. The instructor will teach a concept and then re-enforce it through a hands on training scenario.  In addition to this, this course will prepare the student to participate on process improvement events.

Green Belt (GB) Training, 5-Day Course, In-Person Class:  Our GB course expands upon the CPI/LSS concepts introduced in the YB training.  This course introduces the student to several new CPI tools utilizing the same methodology of teaching and practical application through a scenario.  This course will prepare employees to facilitate process improvement events and projects utilizing the Define Measure Analyze Improve and Control (DMAIC), problem-solving framework. 

GB prerequisite: Complete Yellow Belt Training through our program or submit supporting documentation to our office.

All active or reserve military and all Department of Defense civilian employees are eligible to attend.  Note:  Course not available for contractors or families.  Active and reserve military must have one year from EAS to qualify for the LSS GB course. 

To access the course schedule and registration go to MAGTFTC, MCAGCC SharePoint, Continuous Process Improvement (  To enroll email you may also contact Amber Provost Haney at or phone (760) 830-3685.

Lean Six Sigma Schedule 2024:

Yellow Belt            9 - Jan -24   to    9 - Jan - 24

Yellow Belt            13 - Mar - 24  to    13 - Mar - 24

Yellow Belt            10 - Apr - 24    to     10 - Apr – 24

Yellow Belt            8 - May - 24    to     8 - May - 24

Green Belt Week 1      13 - May - 24      to    17 - May - 24

Yellow Belt            12 - Jun - 24    to   12 - Jun - 24

Yellow Belt           17 - Jul - 24     to   17 - Jul - 24

Yellow Belt           14 - Aug - 24    to   14 - Aug – 24

Yellow Belt           11 - Sep - 24    to   11 - Sep - 24

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Regional Accrediting OrganizationsRegional accrediting commissions are among the oldest accrediting organizations in the country. The United States is divided into six accreditation regions: New England, Middle States, North Central, Southern, Western and Northwest. Seven accrediting commissions operate in these regions. All regional accrediting commissions review entire institutions, as opposed to programs or schools within institutions.

Regional Accreditations

Tuition Assistance

To enable your Tuition Assistance for Marine Corps TA, please attend a Zoom TA Brief (listed below) or contact the Unit Education Officer to schedule your TA Brief (760.932.1514 or



College 101 (AKA Tuition Assistance) Brief: Thursdays @ 1100, via Zoom

Meeting ID: 857 8254 0349                Password: TA

Questions? Call the Education Center at 760-830-6881

GI Bill information

The Education Center provides a GI Bill brief specific to the service member upon request.

GI Bill Activation webpage: How to Apply for GI Bill

Federal Aid / Scholarships / Other Funding Information

Marine Corps COOL

COOL (Credentialing Opportunities On-Line) helps Marine Corps Service members find information on certifications and licenses related to their jobs. Use COOL to get background information on credentialing and find detailed information on:

  • Credentials related to a Marine Corps Military Occupational Specialty (MOS)
  • Credential requirements and potential gaps between Marine Corps training and civilian workforce credentialing requirements
  • Resources available to fill gaps between military training and civilian credentialing requirements
  • How to get a COOL-funded voucher to pay for the credential exam and maintenance fees

Spend a little time getting acquainted with COOL and credentialing using the Main Menu at the top of the page, and then dive into your occupation-specific information using the Go to: or Navigator options at the top-right of every page.

Welcome to Marine Corps Credentialing ... - Navy › usmc

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MWTC Bridgeport Testing

Examination resources, letter templates, and preparation support for your military and civilian exams are listed below.


Examination Preparation and Resources The EBSCO LearningExpress DoD Test Prep supports active military, military families, national guard and reserve personnel, and military affiliated civilians and retirees, providing access to educational resources that foster academic advancement, and strengthen job and career readiness. Access a variety of eLearning centers with related grouped content, such as helpful academic resources for every family member from elementary school through college-level skills. Core academic, computer and workplace preparation skills are incorporated to help service members and their families achieve personal goals in school, life and career.

SAT/ACT Prep Material

AFCT Letter Template

CLEP & DSST examinations

CLEP and DSST exams can be proctored remotely or locally at the Education Center using the computers in our examination lab. Please contact the Education Center staff to schedule your CLEP and DSST exams in the examination lab (760.830.6881). See the DANTES website listed below for additional details.

Additional CLEP Exam Testing Opportunities and Free Exam Vouchers available at:

Study Prep and Resources

The Combat Center Library offers excellent study and prep resources to all patrons. These resources are available as a paper-based and digital services in preparation for the exams offered through CLEP, DSST, and many more. See the link below for the MWRLibary exam preparation support page.