Local

March 14, 2013

D-M Airman saves time earning a degree

Tags:
Airman 1st Class Christine Griffiths
355th Fighter Wing Public Affairs
(U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christine Griffiths)
Airman 1st Class Connor Proctor, 355th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron A-10 avionics technician, spends his free time studying here Feb. 26. Airman Procotor plans to get a bachelor’s degree in business.

A local Airman doesn’t attend college, but rather spends his time earning college credit through the College Level Examination Program, or CLEP, as well as the Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support program.

Airman 1st Class Connor Proctor, 355th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron A-10 avionics technician, spends most of his off-duty time studying for CLEPs and DANTES. He’s completed about a dozen classes and plans to keep at it.

“My goal is to get as much school done as possible without going to school,” said Proctor. “Ultimately, I would like to get a bachelor’s degree in business.”

For easier subjects he studies for one to two days before testing on the materials. For harder subjects, he studies from one to two weeks.

“I’m actually not too good at tests,” Proctor said. “When it comes to guessing on tests,  I’m a pretty horrible test taker. As long as you’re somewhat prepared for these tests, the answers are pretty clear cut. They aren’t tricky. They are pretty passable if you just put some time into studying.”

Proctor recommends anyone thinking about taking the CLEP or DANTES should go to www.free-clep-prep.com for more information. It provides a list of resources to study from for each test.

A few college-level credits Proctor has earned through these tests are, Fundamentals of Counseling, Introduction to Psychology, Public Speaking, Principles of Marketing, Principles of Supervision, Principles of Management, and College Mathematics.

If you have any questions or want to schedule an appointment to take a CLEP or DANTES exam, contact Pima Community College’s Davis-Monthan Education Center in Building 2441, Suite 100 or call 206-4866.




All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

 

Guard Muster brings Arizona together

(U.S. Army National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Brian A. Barbour) Arizona National Guard Soldiers from the 158th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade stand in formation on the field at Arizona State University’s Sun Devil Stadium, Dec. 7 in Tempe. The formation, which was part of the Arizona National Guard Muster and Community Expo, was the first...
 
 
NORAD_pict

NORAD prepares to track Santa’s flight

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. (AFNS) — The North American Aerospace Defense Command’s NORAD Tracks Santa website, http://www.noradsanta.org, launched Dec. 1, featuring a mobile version, a holiday countdown, new games a...
 
 

Air Force not planning Involuntary Force Reductions in 2015

FORT GEORGE G. MEADE, Md. – The modern Air Force is “feeling some strain” recently, due to its shrinking size and high operations tempo, but there won’t be any more involuntary force-shaping in 2015, Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James said today. James said she and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark...
 

 

Local Briefs December 19, 2014

NARFE chapter 55 to meet January 12, 11 a.m. – Golden Corral The National Active and Retired Federal Employees (NARFE) Association, Chapter 55, will hold their next monthly luncheon meeting on Monday January 12, 2015 at the Golden Corral, 4380 East 22nd Street, Tucson, AZ 85711.  The luncheon starts at 11 a.m. and ends about...
 
 

New Commander addresses Airmen of 12th Air Force

To all of the 12th Air Force Community, Happy Holidays! My wife Kristan, my three children, and I are excited to join this outstanding 12th AF community.  I cannot adequately express how honored and humbled I feel to join this community as the Commander.   I certainly appreciate the exceptional efforts of General and Mrs....
 
 
(AFSOUTH)

New commander to take reins of 12th AF, AFSOUTH

Twelfth Air Force and Air Forces Southern will welcome a new commander during a change of command ceremony Dec. 19 at 10 a.m. at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base. Major Gen. Chris Nowland will be promoted to the rank of lieutenant ...
 




0 Comments


Be the first to comment!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>


Directory powered by Business Directory Plugin