University of Phoenix is now offering credit for three Civilian Education System courses. University of Phoenix joins Webster University and Central Michigan University in offering credit to CES graduates.

University of Phoenix now awards 4.5 credits to Basic Course graduates, 6 credits to the Intermediate Course graduates, and 6.5 credits for the Advanced Course graduates for a total of 17 combined credits.

Army Management Staff College Commandant Col. Stevenson L Reed and Ryan D. Harkey, University of Phoenix military education liaison, signed the articulation partnership agreement on Nov. 30 at AMSC.

University of Phoenix is an accredited online university with local campuses available for students. The mission of University of Phoenix is to provide access to higher education opportunities that enable students to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to achieve their professional goals, improve the productivity of their organizations, and provide leadership and service to their communities.

At the ceremony, Arthur McMahan, director of educational services, recognized Vielka Jackson, AMSC management analyst, for her hard work and commitment throughout the evaluation process. Reed also expressed appreciation to the University of Phoenix for the confidence its officials had in the AMSC curriculum and for validating non-traditional military students.

"We are very proud of this partnership between ourselves and the Army Management Staff College at Fort Belvoir," Harkey said.

AMSC is also thrilled to partner with University of Phoenix and provide further opportunities to CES graduates. For more information about CES, visit the AMSC website at