One hugely important thing for people going into the Marines to think about it continuing their education, whether they decide to make the military their career or use their years of service as a stepping stone to a civilian job. A major misconception of military life is that it is an alternative to higher education. That couldn’t be further from the truth. In fact, the Marine Corps offers a variety of educational programs designed to provide Marines with opportunities to gain a better education…even while on active duty.
CCE is now “The College of Distance Education and Training” (CDET)
What was formerly called the “Marine Corps College of Continuing Education” is now called “The College of Distance Education and Training”, aka CDET, in order to better reflect the school’s focus on distance education and training for Marines. The program maintains distance learning programs throughout the world. It’s a part of the Marine Corps Training and Education Command (TECOM) that maintains distance learning programs for the benefit of increasing operational readiness. In other words, an educated Corps is better for operational readiness.
CDET provides educational opportunities for all Marines, government employees and USMC family members. CDET uses an online system called MarineNet that provides Marines with access to learning opportunities anywhere they can get internet access.
Available courses focus on leadership, warfighting, and staff development to name a few. Services are available to both enlisted Marines and officers.
More information can be found at the CDET website.