Basic Skills Education Program (BSEP)

BSEP (formerly known as FAST) is the commanders’ primary on-duty education program. BSEP is a refresher course covering both math and English that soldiers  take to help raise their GT scores when re-testing on the Armed Forces Classification Test (AFCT). BSEP is a teacher-facilitated program with computer lessons for learning enhancement.

Program Goals

  1. Promote Retention
  2. Increase Re-enlistment Options
  3. Improve Job Performance

Classes begin on the first working day of the month except for July. Morning and afternoon sessions are available each month; evening classes are offered quarterly.

1. Get a BSEP enrollment form and sample DA 4187 from the Education Center, J Wing (counseling). Complete a new 4187 and have your commander sign both forms.

2. Take your signed enrollment form and DA 4187 to the BSEP office (G-121) as soon as possible (before the class starts) to hold your slot. You must be present on the first day of class. No one will be accepted into the class after the first day of the cycle. Please call 910-396-2351 or 910-396-6982 if you have any questions.

3. The TABE (placement test) is given on the first day of class. Morning class reports at 0730; Afternoon and Evening* classes report at 1230 on the first day for testing.
*Evening students must be available for daytime testing; this includes the pre-TABE on the first day of class and a post-TABE and the Armed Forces Classification Test at the end of the month. Evening classes are open to students who currently have a GT score of 100 or higher or who score at least 10.2 on the TABE Total Math.

BSEP Class Schedule—Calendar Year 2018

02 JAN – 31 JAN 2018
01 FEB – 28 FEB 2018
01 MAR – 30 MAR 2018 (Evening class also available)
02 APR – 30 APR 2018
01 MAY – 31 MAY 2018
01 JUN – 29 JUN 2018 (Evening class also available)
09 JUL – 31 JUL 2018
01 AUG – 30 AUG 2018
04 SEP – 28 SEP 2018 (Evening class also available)
01 OCT – 31 OCT 2018
01 NOV – 30 NOV 2018 (Evening class also available)
03 DEC – 19 DEC 2018

Sessions

– Morning:  0900-1300 M-F
– Afternoon: 1300-1700 M-F
– Evening: 1800-2100 M-Th (March, June, September, and November only)

Evening students must be available for daytime testing; this includes the pre-TABE at 1230 on the first day of class and a post-TABE and the Armed Forces Classification Test at the end of the month. Evening classes are open to students who currently have a GT score of 100 or higher or who score at least 10.2 on the TABE Total Math.