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Academic Skills Training | OASC

Improve your ASVAB (AFCT) scores and achieve college readiness with Peterson’s Academic Skills Training courses. Through partnership with DANTES, Peterson’s provides these academic courses free of charge to all active duty military, their families, and DoD civilians.

Welcome to Peterson’s Academic Skills Training

Achieve your long-term career goals—inside and outside of the military—by building your academic skills. Are you hoping to change job classifications or be considered for a promotion? Looking to enroll in college courses or pivot your career? We’ve got you covered.

Inside you’ll find access to the Online Academic Skills Course (OASC) and the College Placement Skills Training course (CPST). The OASC focuses on preparing you with the academic skills needed to do well on the ASVAB, also known as the AFCT for those already in the military. The skills you’ll learn are also applicable to many other standardized exams you may need to take.

The CPST helps learners achieve college readiness and place into college-level courses by scoring well on the ACCUPLACER exam. A top score here ensures that you won’t have to waste valuable time and money on remedial courses before you begin your studies. Inside the portal you’ll also find downloadable ebooks with tips and tricks to further assist you in your academic and career pathway.

Peterson's Academic Skills Training is available via web-access and supports the latest versions of the following browsers: Google Chrome, Apple Safari, Mozilla Firefox, & Microsoft Edge. You should also enable pop-ups. Pop-up permissions are configurable in your browser settings.