Army Career Degrees (ACD) take SOCAD to a new level of degree specificity. Degree
programs are matched to Military Occupational Specialties (MOS)/Career Management
Fields (CMF). The SOCAD ACD program degrees are occupation-based associate and
bachelor-level college degrees that uniquely relate to MOS skills, contain specific
college courses that match MOS/CMF competencies, and maximize credit for military
experience and training in order to minimize additional college study.
Because many Soldiers decide to make the Army their career near the end of their
first enlistment, the ACD program option will be presented to them upon graduation
from Advanced Individual Training (AIT) or during their first NCO course. Army Career
Degrees provide Soldiers credible ways to complete college while making the Army
their career. Army Career Degree plans also help Soldiers transition into related
civilian occupations after completing active service.
- Matched to MOS. The ACD programs are matched to technical Military
- Early degree completion. Potential for early degree completion
- Maximized credit for military training and experience.
The selected college degree plans provide the optimum in accommodating credit recommendations
for military training and experience. The home college or university has established
pre-negotiated acceptance of the American Council on Education (ACE) recommended
credit for specific curriculum/MOS combinations.
- Detailed degree map.
Each degree map includes a complete enumeration of degree requirements and options
for meeting them (traditional courses, distance learning courses, AIT, Noncommissioned
Officer Education System, and other Army and DoD school courses, MOS, standardized
tests, licensure, and certification).
- Easy-to-meet academic residency
requirements. The home college or university provides academic residency
requirement solutions. At a minimum, residency can be completed through distance
- Three program-delivery options. Soldiers can complete ACD programs
via distance learning. Degrees may also be completed with courses offered in classroom
settings or by learning assessment.
For more information Launch
Army Career Degrees Web site