Military Leadership Program Information & FAQs
Palomar College now offers a Military Leadership Program!
- Active-duty students in the Marine Corps can earn 12-units of FREE college credits for completing education and training through the Marine Corps!
- With these 12-units of credit, along with a 6-unit MIL 199 Work Experience class, you can earn an 18-unit Palomar College MIL Apprenticeship Program Certificate of Achievement, and can continue on to complete your AS degree.
- You can also earn the General and Operations Manager Apprenticeship Certificates through the state of California and the Department of Labor.
Check out our FAQs below for more information!
Frequently Asked Questions
- Active-duty Marines that are currently enrolled in Sergeants School at either Camp Pendleton or 29 Palms.
- Active-duty or veteran Marines that have already completed a certain level of education and training through the Marine Corps can petition for the 12-credits through our Credit for Prior Learning Petition process. See our Eligibility Criteria page for more details.
- Ready to start the enrollment process? Follow our Steps to Enroll page to learn more!
They both fall under the same umbrella! It just depends on how you will complete or have completed Sergeants School training!
If you are going to be attending the academy at Camp Pendleton or 29 Palms: We will walk you through the application process and will enroll you into the MIL 100-103 courses while you are at Sgt School training. Upon completion and once you have returned to your parent command, you will begin your MIL 199 Work Experience course. This course will allow you to log your on-the-job training hours to complete your certificates through Palomar College, the Department of Labor, and the State of California Apprenticeship.
If you are planning on attending Sgt School at an academy other than Camp Pendleton or 29 Palms: We recommend completing the training first and then petitioning for CPL. This can also be done for individuals at Camp Pendleton or 29 Palms if they decide to wait until after Sgt School is completed.
If you have already completed Sgt School, Career School, Advanced School or meet any of our other requirements outline here: You will want to go the Credit for Prior Learning route! This will allow you to receive the MIL 100-103 credits through our petition process and then enroll into the MIL 199 course to complete your certificates.
What is Credit for Prior Learning (CPL)?
CPL allows you to receive college credits for work you are already doing! For this program specifically, CPL allows you to receive 12 credits for meeting specific education and training through the Marine Corps.
How does it work?
Visit our Eligibility Criteria page to see if you qualify. Then follow our Steps to Enroll page to get started!
PLEASE NOTE: You MUST be a Palomar College Student to be eligible for petitioning for CPL.
Once your petition is approved, you will receive credits for MIL 100, MIL 101, MIL 102, and MIL 103 (12 units).
You will then be enrolled into the MIL 199 Work Experience (6 units) course, where you will log your on-the-job (OJT) training hours to complete your Certificate of Achievement in Military Leadership Apprenticeship through Palomar College and earn your 18 credits.
Completing a total of 2,000 hours will also allow you to receive certifications from the Department of Labor and the State of California in General and Operations Manager Apprenticeship. This can be done by taking MIL 199 multiple times to reach the 2,000 hours.
- Yes. The 12-units of credit earned through Sergeants School or Credit for Prior Learning (CPL), with the 6-units completed through MIL 199 Work Experience, you can earn an 18-unit Certificate of Achievement in Military Leadership Apprenticeship from Palomar College and will be eligible to continue on with your education to complete your Associates degree.
- Additionally, you can earn the General and Operations Manager Apprenticeship Certificates through the state of California and the Department of Labor, by taking the MIL 199 class and completing up to 2,000 hours of on-the-job-training.
- Check out the Palomar Pathways Mapper, Trade and Industry, Apprenticeship – Military Leadership Program for information on mapping out your degree pathway.
- MIL 199 is a fully online course where you report your on-the-job training hours and reflect upon the learning outcomes in Sergeants School and how they relate to your current job.
- Six units of this MIL 199 course, can be completed in a semester and completes your 18-unit Palomar College Military Apprenticeship Program Certificate of Achievement.
- This course can also be repeated multiple times throughout the year to report the 2,000 hours of on-the-job-training needed to receive the General and Operations Manager Apprenticeship Certificate through the state of California and the Department of Labor.
- No, because this is an apprenticeship program, these college credits are FREE to students enrolled in this program.
- Yes. Currently, the Palomar college AS Degree in Military Leadership transfers directly into the Organizational Leadership Bachelor Degree programs at both National University and Arizona State University.
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- Transferring students will complete the CSU GE pathway to complete their AS degree for transfer to NU or ASU.
- Transferring students can also receive discounts on tuition at these colleges. For more information about transferring, you may set up a counseling appointment with our Military/Veteran Counselor, Tina Barlolong or you may contact National or Arizona State Universities.
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