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29 Palms Personal and Professional Development LibGuide 2021: Education Center


Due to COVID-19, some of the Education Center services have been modified.  Please see details below:

Advising appointments will be done via the ZOOM video conferencing app.  To set up an advising appointment please select the link below, and fill in the form.

Patrick McCarron – - Zoom ID 355 794 6663 (Advisor)

Marcus Lalanne – - Zoom ID 972 761 7096 (Advisor)

Gabby Moreno – - Zoom ID 530 209 3243 (Advisor)

Donald Burton – -Zoom ID  684 168 7114 (Advisor)

Jasper Key – - Zoom ID 610 661 7639 (Technician, LSP Advisor)

Andrew Delloyd - (Technician)

Lifelong Learning Center

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Regional Accreditations


Testing and tutoring information

Rent or buy textbooks

Tuition Assistance

To enable your Tuition Assistance for Marine Corps TA, please contact the Education Center to schedule your TA Brief (760.830.6881). Complete the "Higher Education Preparation" course in JKO linked below and turn in the JKO certificate at the Education Center.

GI Bill information

The Education Center provides a GI Bill brief every Wednesday at building 1530 at 1300.

Federal Aid and scholarship information

CLEP and DSST information

Leadership Scholar Program

Marine Corps COOL

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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 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.

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