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U.S. Navy Information System Technician A-School C-School?

Hello all you all knowing yahoo people. Guess what I leave for the navy today. I have a school question. After bootcamp I go to A-School. But I just now heard of something called C-school a more advanced school or something like that so I guess my question would be How many of these C-schools am I going to take or what? I wana take as much as possible. I also want my first command to be somewere that I can learn the most about my job.

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A School is general training for your rating. C School is more specialized training in a particular area within your rating, or a particular piece of equipment. You should probably get a NEC (Navy Enlisted Classification) when you complete C School. I'm not familiar with the IT rating, so I don't know how many different C Schools there are for IT (we had RM and DP, which combined later to form IT).

Typically, to go to C School, you need to give something to the Navy. If you go right after A School, you will probably be asked to extend for 1 year. You can also get a C School as part of their re-enlistment. Either way, they are not going to give it to you for nothing. They want something for their investment.

And GOOD LUCK to you (or, as you'll hear a lot in the Navy, FAIR WINDS AND FOLLOWING SEAS)! The 6 years I served in the Navy are the best 6 years of my life. Although the military was not what I wanted for a career, I don't regret it at all. Feel free to drop me a message if you want (I don't have email turned off on my profile page).
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U.S. Navy, 1985 - 1990. FC2 with NEC 1124 (Mk 86 Gun Fire Control System, Mod 3, 4, and 5, Data Group). I extended my active duty time 1 year for C School right after A School (also extended for 1 year for advancement from E-2 to E-4 right after A School).

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I didn't know you needed to extend to get c school. I did find out that c school is really full of fleet sailors vs a school sailors, very few of them in c school.
That makes sense ............hey thank you for posting this.
As I really didn't know the ins and outs of c school other then you can apply for it.
Sailor Son said nothing about having to give any extra time for going to C School. Only extra time, 5yrs vs 4 yrs was for enlistment bonus. All he said was if he attended C School he had to give the ship 2 years before he changed jobs or went somewhere else. Sounded like ship investment in double digit K is guaranteed by 2 full years by sailor to that ship. Sailor Son also stated that if his ship is underway and then he applies for bonus, it is tax exempt otherwise Uncle Sam gets his share. A PO at GL told him this. Might be beneficial to check out.
Our son is in the AE/CF and in addition to testing well at MEPs, you have to sign a six year contract as they generally receive about two years of technical training (between A + C schools) before seeing a ship.

My husband went thru the same program and when it was time for reenlistment he negotiated an additional C school in VA so he could get more training on another system which gave him more advancement opportunities.

But the real bonus was...I could fly to Virginia fairly cheap and spend weekends with him!!! I'm SURE that's why he wanted that second C school!!
Acronym challenged, just curious

AC & R Air Conditioning and Refrigeration
AE/CF ???
AE/CF = Advanced Electronics/Computer Field
Thats funny Jeanine I was going to ask you about the extra year for C school. I do remember the bonus info from a long time ago you had stated that :)
The commitment on a ship ...... that makes a bunch of sense because they invest and then they sit back and dont have to worry.


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