Academic & Student Expectations
NWC’s distance education programs were designed to fit into the geographic, time, and, sometimes, technological constraints of students unable to participate in our traditional residential program. Even if you’re stationed in a remote area with little internet access, you can complete your JPME Phase I requirements—and advance your career.
While the core and elective curriculum mirrors our prestigious resident program, the course organization and delivery varies by distance learning method:
- Online students participate in cohorts of about 20, learning from NWC faculty members.
- Students enrolled in CD-ROM programs can access their course materials 24/7; this self-paced delivery method accommodates a busy schedule, but it requires discipline.
- Our fleet seminar students are able to take weekly evening classes at military bases around the United States. Each of the three core courses, taught by adjunct and on-campus faculty members, lasts about 34 weeks.
Distance education students have access to online student resources and, upon graduation, become part of the same global network of alumni.