Distance Learning Program Information
The YN "A" School Distance Learner (DL) Program is an external learning component of YN "A" School. Students who are assigned as distance learners will be transferred to a SPO billet by the YN Assignment Officer. While their training is coordinated and managed by a YN "A" School Instructor, they will work as an intern in the Servicing Personnel Office (SPO) and be mentored by a Professional Development Coach within that SPO. A training contract will be executed between the student, SPO Professional Development Coach, and YNA School. The students time will be appropriately shared between progressing through the YNA School curriculum and gaining authentic work experience as a SPO intern. Prior to successfully graduating and receiving their YN designator, students must pass a capstone practicum.
The distance learner course is set up to be completed within a 16 week timeframe. However, students are allowed up to 6 months to complete it. YNA distance learners who fail to complete the course, either academically or within the 6 month timeframe, will be disenrolled and reassigned IAW Article 1.C.4.B of the Military Assignments and Authorized Absence Manual, COMDTINST M1000.8A. Graduates of the YNA School DL Program will be advanced IAW the Enlisted Accessions, Evaluations, and Advancements Manual, COMDTINST M1000.2, Article 3.A.20.a.2.
Prior to submitting a request to be placed on the DL Program waiting list, applicants must be in paygrade E-3 or above, meet ASVAB requirements, fit for full duty, and available for worldwide assignment.
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