Basic Skills Education Program (BSEP) classes, part of the Functional Academic
Skills Training (FAST) program, provide Soldiers with on-duty instruction in reading
and math. The goal is to improve job performance, prepare Soldiers for more
advanced schooling, increase reenlistment options and enhance trainability.
The Peterson’s Online Academic Skills Course (OASC) is the primary curriculum
used for BSEP classes and can be found at
curriculum standardizes the BSEP program Army-wide. It also offers a self-study
online program for Soldiers who are unable to attend a classroom environment.
The Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) is required to assess the need for basic
skills program. Peterson’s OASC is open to all Service Members, DoD Civilians
and adult Family Members. DACs and adult Family Members may attend classes
on a space-available basis.
The Peterson’s OASC program supports the following modes of instruction:
- Classroom: Select either a 40 or 60 hour format of instruction
- Self-Study: Ending date will be no more than one year from the start date
The majority of Soldiers participate in BSEP classes to increase their General Technical (GT) score.
If a Soldier has successfully completed the Peterson’s OASC, AFCT should be scheduled as soon as possible.
If you are an On-Duty Program Manager for your Education Center/Education Office,
you will create on-duty classes in GoArmyEd, enroll participating Soldiers, print class
rosters and view on-duty reports in Data Warehouse (DW).