Academic Skills Training (OASC/CPST)

Online Training to Improve Your ASVAB, GT, and AFCT Scores & Prepare for College

Program Overview

Are you up for a promotion? Are you thinking about college? Do you want to get better ASVAB scores or ace your college entrance exams? If so, take control of your future and get started on the path to a better career and a college degree - with FREE help for active duty military, National Guard, Reserve, and U.S. Coast Guard members.

DANTES offers self-paced online training courses that can help improve your English, math, science, reading, and writing skills. Academic Skills Training offers two online courses to assess your strengths and weaknesses via customized, personal learning paths.

  • Online Academic Skills Course (OASC): Improve promotion opportunities with interactive lessons that address your specific needs. OASC can help improve basic math, science, reading comprehension, and vocabulary skills.
  • College Placement Skills Training (CPST): Prepare for collge entrance and placement exams with interactive games and activities. CPST targets college-level English, math, science, and writing skills.

Both OASC and CPST online courses gauge your strengths and weaknesses with customized learning paths. These paths improve your knowledge of the concepts and the skills you need to excel in each area. Lessons are supported by interactive drills and practice sets, followed by quizzes to help you gauge your progress. Plus, there's also a peer to peer support platform!

Student Benefits

Academic Skills Training helps you:

  • Assess your skills: The programs help you pinpoint your strengths and weaknesses in math and English.
  • Improve your skills: OASC can help you get better ASVAB/AFQT or AFCT scores. CPST can help you earn a spot in college-level courses and avoid remedial classes.
  • Learn wherever you are: You can access both courses 24/7 from any computer or mobile device. Lessons can be accessed multiple times or stop and start.
  • Progress at your pace: The self-paced programs allow you to work at your own speed.
  • Tailor your learning: Both OASC and CPST provide interactive lessons, games, and drills to support your learning style.
  • Succeed: Practice tests, quizzes, and an end-of-course test provide feedback to ensure that you master the material.

Program Eligibility

All active-duty Service members (Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, and Coast Guard), as well as members of the National Guard and Reserve components, can use Academic Skills Training to improve their math, writing, and other communication skills.

Support Resources


In both OASC and CPST, assessments help you learn your strengths and weaknesses. The training modules are tailored to help build your skills in any areas that need to be improved. Share your results and progress with your education counselor, who may be able to provide more guidance and support.

Offline Access

Are you in a remote location with limited internet access? An offline version of OASC is available. You can upload your progress when you have an internet connection, and the results can be reviewed by an OASC administrator. Contact an education counselor to obtain a CD of the course.

Academic Skills Training

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Other Support:

Academic Skills Program Manager
Phone: 850.452.1913