NEW ORLEANS, Feb. 20, 2014 – Marine administrative message 040/14 announced the switch from the Career Course MCI (MCI series 8100) to the newly-released Career Course Distance Education Program on MarineNet.
As of March 1, 2014, MCI series 8100 will be discontinued, and Marines will no longer be able to enroll. If a Marine is already enrolled in the Career Course MCI, they have until June 30, 2014 to complete their course of study, or they will be automatically disenrolled, and no credits will transfer to the distance education program.
The new distance education program is already “live”, and Marines can begin enrolling immediately. The new program consists of eight sub-courses, each with its own test. Once all eight sub-courses are completed, a proctored, end-of-course test will become available to the student. When the end-of-course test is successfully finished, that staff sergeant will be considered “PME complete.” Reserve Marines who complete the course will receive 21 retirement credits.
For Marines who are not within a reasonable distance of a learning resource center, a special proctor may be arranged by calling 1-888-4DL-USMC and selecting option two.
For more information and specific course numbers, see the MARADMIN at www.marines.mil.