NCPACE

The NCPACE program offers courses to students who cannot attend a regularly scheduled classroom format.  NCPACE courses are available via Instructor Led (IL) courses and Distance Learning (DL) courses.

Vincennes University participates in the NCPACE Distance Learning program and delivers courses via CD-Rom. VU's NCPACE courses are self-paced and stand-alone, meaning a course can be completed according to the student's schedule and without internet access or an on-site instructor. NCPACE courses are convenient and portable, allowing students to continue working towards a degree even when deployed or underway.

 

 

Who can take an NCPACE class?

NCPACE is available to:

  • Active duty Sailors
  • IAs/OSAs/GSAs serving OCONUS, and
  • Naval Reservists ordered to active duty for 120 days or more (Enlisted) or Naval Reserve Officers ordered to active duty for two years beyond the course term end date.

To qualify, active duty Sailors must be assigned to a command with a type 2 or 4 Unit Identification Code (UIC). Additional requirements are detailed on the Navy College Program website.

 

What NCPACE classes can I take with Vincennes University?

ACCOUNTING

LAW

MANAGEMENT

 

Will the NCPACE courses count towards my degree?

Vincennes University is regionally accredited and SOCNAV affiliated, thus ensuring program integrity. All credits earned via NCPACE are transferable. You should obtain a degree plan from your academic advisor to ensure that any courses you take are applicable to your degree. If you do not have an academic advisor, please contact the NCPACE Coordinator at ncpace@vinu.edu.

Are NCPACE classes as rigorous as standard classes?

Our NCPACE courses meet the same academic standards as courses offered in any other format at Vincennes University. Students will benefit from following the course syllabus and time guidelines. It will be difficult to successfully complete the course if you wait until the last minute to start.

How can I get a degree plan?

Your academic advisor can prepare a degree plan. If you do not have an academic advisor, please contact the NCPACE Coordinator at ncpace@vinu.edu.

How do I register?

Click here for a Vincennes University NCPACE registration form. Complete the form and return to ncpace@vinu.eduNote: Registration is not complete until the NCPACE TA Authorization voucher has been forwarded to Vincennes University at ncpace@vinu.edu.

Detailed information on NCPACE Distance Learning Steps can be found on the Navy College Program website.

What do classes cost?

The tuition for each class is $750. All Vincennes University NCPACE classes are 3 credits.

Detailed information on NCPACE Distance Learning Steps can be found on the Navy College Program website.

How can I pay for an NCPACE class?

Students can apply for TA to pay for an NCPACE class. Go to the My Education Module (same Module used for WebTuition Assistance (WebTA), access the Vincennes University Catalog, select the desired NCPACE distance learning course, and apply and obtain Navy funding. Once you have received your NCPACE authorization voucher, please forward to Vincennes University at ncpace@vinu.edu.

**Please note that you will be required to identify both your Command Approver for the TA AND a test proctor who will oversee the testing process when you are ready to take an exam(s). Your Command Approver will certify the test proctor and the proctor’s contact information will be listed on the authorized NCPACE voucher.**

Detailed information on NCPACE Distance Learning Steps can be found on the Navy College Program website.

When does the class start?

PRIOR to deployment, students must:

  1. Register for the desired NCPACE class by completing and forwarding a registration form to ncpace@vinu.edu.
  2. Get TA approval and forward the NCPACE TA voucher to ncpace@vinu.edu.
  3. Order and receive the class text and materials from MBS. Click here to go to MBS and order course materials.

Take the course at your own pace. Once the course is completed, assignments and exams must be forwarded to Vincennes University for grading. When you are ready to submit your coursework, contact ncpace@vinu.edu and mailing instructions will be provided.

Where do I get my books?

Textbooks and class materials can be ordered from MBS. Click here to go to MBS and order course materials.

Does NCPACE cover the cost of books?

No. Textbooks and class materials can be ordered from MBS. Click here to go to MBS and order course materials.

What is a proctor and why do I need one?

A proctor oversees students each time they take an exam. An NCPACE student must have a proctor identified and confirmed in advance. The proctor will complete a form indicating that the exam was taken by the student in the manner specified for the course.

**Please note that you will be required to identify a test proctor when you submit the NCPACE/TA request via WebTA. Your Command Approver will certify the test proctor and the proctor’s contact information should be listed on the authorized NCPACE voucher.**

When you are ready to submit your coursework, contact ncpace@vinu.edu and mailing instructions will be provided.

Once I have taken my exams and completed all my assignments, how do I get my work to the instructor?

Your proctor will forward your completed exams and coursework to the University. The proctor should contact ncpace@vinu.edu when ready to submit your coursework. Mailing instructions will be provided.

Can I contact the course instructor directly if I have a question or concern?

Questions and concerns should be forwarded to ncpace@vinu.edu.

Do I need access to the internet for an NCPACE class?

No, NCPACE classes are completely stand-alone and do not require access to the internet.

Do I need a computer for an NCPACE class?

Our NCPACE courses are delivered via CD-Rom, so you will need a computer to view the CD. Internet access is not required.

What happens if I fail an NCPACE class?

You will be required to refund the Navy for reimbursable grades.

Additional details are available on the Navy College Program website.

What happens if my command mission changes and I am unable to start or finish the course?

Students who withdraw from a VU class are required to complete a withdrawal form and submit the form to the NCPACE Coordinator at ncpace@vinu.edu.

TA waivers may be granted for specific situations. There are two types of TA waivers, Involuntary Withdrawal or TA Policy.

Waiver for Involuntary Withdrawal (W) Grades

If you receive a “W” grade, you can request a waiver of the reimbursement via your chain of command. The withdrawal must be for one of the following reasons: Permanent Change of Station, Temporary Additional Duty, Emergency Leave, Operational Commitments, or Hospitalization.

Waiver for TA Policy

Sailors desiring a waiver to current TA policy can submit a waiver request for due process. Waiver approvals/disapprovals are determined on a case-by-case basis and take into consideration individual circumstances. After-the-fact waivers MUST have extenuating circumstances to be considered for review. Naval Education and Training Command has final approval/disapproval authority for all TA Waiver requests.

Additional details are available on the Navy College Program website.

Can I get extra time to complete a course if I need it?

Vincennes University and its NCPACE instructors make every effort to be flexible regarding course timelines. If you anticipate a delay, please contact ncpace@vinu.edu.

Can I work on the course after my deployment is over?

Yes, students are eligible for NCPACE courses when assigned to a command with a type 2 or 4 Unit Identification Code.

When will I get my grade?

Your grade should be available on your Joint Service Transcript within 30 days of the date the completed exams/assignments package is received by Vincennes University.

 

CONTACT INFORMATION

Ann Wells
NCPACE Coordinator
Vincennes University
ncpace@vinu.edu
https://my.vinu.edu/web/military/ncpace

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Class Descriptions

 

 

ACCT 100

3.00 credits

Basic College Accounting

The course is specifically designed for students with little or no previous accounting or bookkeeping experience and who are enrolled in an occupational program (excluding Accounting) requiring only one accounting course. This is a course in the fundamentals of accounting practices. Emphasis is on journalizing, posting, preparing financial statements, reconciling bank statements, and understanding elements of payroll. This course may not be substituted for ACCT 201.

 

 

ACCT 201

3.00 credits

Financial Accounting

This course is specifically designed for Business Administration (transfer) students and is a study of the principles of financial accounting and reporting as they relate to today's business environment. Both the procedures used and the theory/concepts upon which they are based are studied.

 

 

ACCT 202

3.00 credits

Managerial Accounting

This course is specifically designed for Business Administration (transfer) majors and is a study of managerial accounting information as it is used by managers in various types of business organizations. Emphasis is on the development, interpretation, and application of managerial accounting for planning activities, controlling operations, and making decisions. Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in ACCT 201.

 

 

ACCT 205

3.00 credits

Intermediate Accounting

This course is an in-depth study of accounting theory and the skills necessary for reporting financial information. Emphasis is on the development, understanding, and analysis of financial statements. Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in ACCT 202.

 

 

ACCT 206

3.00 credits

Payroll Accounting

This course concentrates on the more advanced accounting topics of payroll administration and receivables and payables. Emphasis is placed on practical and computerized procedures.  Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in ACCT 205.

 

 

 

LAWE 100

3.00 credits

Survey of Criminal Justice

This course focuses on the history, role, development, philosophy, and Constitutional aspects of the United States criminal justice system. The course explores the various segments of the criminal justice system and their interrelationship, function, and responsibility.

 

 

LAWE 150

3.00 credits

Criminal Minds and Deviant Behavior (f/k/a Introduction to Criminology)

This course is an introduction to the phenomena of crime and delinquency, the types of offenses and offenders, the basic units of the American Criminal Justice System, and the role of law enforcement in prevention and control of deviant behavior.

 

 

LAWE 155

3.00 credits

Substantive Criminal Law

This course is a study of substantive criminal law, with consideration given to constitutional limitations upon legislative power to create and define criminal offenses.

 

 

LAWE 160

3.00 credits

Criminal Investigation

This course covers the fundamentals of criminal investigation, theory and history; from crime scene to courtroom. Emphasis is placed on investigative techniques appropriate to specific crimes.

 

 

LAWE 201

3.00 credits

Current Trends and Issues in Law Enforcement

This course focuses on current trends, issues, and topics in the field of Law Enforcement. Some of the topics are touched on in other courses, but are worthy of extensive examination.

 

 

LAWE 205

3.00 credits

Procedural Criminal Law

This course is a study of the constitutional framework controlling governmental practices and procedures in such areas as arrest, search and seizure, interrogation, etc. Consideration is given to consequences of governmental overreach.

 

 

LAWE 210

3.00 credits

Police Operations and Community Relations

This course focuses on administration of police line and support operations, including patrol as a basic operation of police function, investigation of delinquent and criminal offenders, traffic control, intelligence, and other special operational units. The course also covers manpower distribution, analysis of operations, enforcement policy, and operations during civil disorders and disasters. The role of the police officer in achieving and maintaining public support, human relations, public information, and relationships with violators and complainants is also considered.

 

 

LAWE 225

3.00 credits

Introduction to Forensic Science

This course is an overview of the following aspects and theories of criminalistics as related to the crime scene and its investigation: laboratory procedures and capabilities; crime scene searching and sketching; photography; firearms and toolmark identification; fingerprints; shoe and tire impressions; headlamp examination; arson; microanalysis of trace evidence, such as glass, hairs, fibers, paint, and explosives; drugs and toxicological analysis; serology; instrumentation; document examination; preservation of evidence; and the importance of forensic science in the courtroom. Emphasis is placed on the newest techniques and equipment available.

 

 

LAWE 250

3.00 credits

Juvenile Delinquency

This course is an overview of the types and causes of juvenile delinquency and youthful offenders. Emphasis is placed on the role of police under state and federal laws and court systems, on the handling of delinquents, and on the prevention and deterrence of juvenile delinquency.

 

 

LAWE 260

3.00 credits

Crime Scene Investigation (f/k/a Criminalistics)

This course is a study in evidence identification, collection/packaging, transportation, processing and chain of custody. Through practical exercises students gain experience in basic techniques and advanced methods of criminal evidence processing, including latent fingerprints and palm prints, firearms and toolmark identification, blood spatter evidence, trace and impression evidence, bodily fluid evidence, questioned documents, and the electronic crime scene. Students gain experience and understanding in the areas of crime scene sketch and diagramming and photography.

 

 

 

MGMT 265 (This course is under revision - come back soon!)

3.00 credits

Business Statistics

This course is designed for students wanting to increase their understanding of business analysis. Topics considered include descriptive techniques, some probability concepts, sampling theory, statistical inference, regression and correlation, and quality assurance techniques. The major emphasis is on developing critical thinking skills to apply statistical concepts to business applications. Prerequisites: Waived for NCPACE students.