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Certificate & Non-Degree

Washington Vets to Tech (WaV2T)

The 16-week Washington Vets to Tech certificate program provides computer science and information technology education, training, and professional development to active-duty service members in their last 6 months of service, veterans with an honorable or general discharge, 现役军人或符合条件的退伍军人的配偶. Sessions begin each August, January and May.

Why Saint Martin's University?

Available to active-duty 服役最后6个月的军人; veterans with an honorable or general discharge; and spouses of active duty military or eligible veterans.

在莱西校区和JBLM教室进行为期16周的面对面教学. 每年春季(1月至5月)有三次入学机会, 夏季(5月至8月)及秋季(8月至12月).

在莱西校区和JBLM教室亲自上课, earn college credits, prepare for your IT career.

使用VA资助的学生无需自付费用.

Program highlights

Employability

  • Average graduate starting salary $75k-89k
  • 90% employment within 180 days after graduation
  • 参加该课程的学生中有45%获得了至少一个IT证书
  • 获得带有大学学分的计算机科学证书, is regionally accredited, and is in demand by employers
  • 对最大的云提供商AWS和Azure进行培训
  • 在整个项目中提供专业发展,以建立简历, interview preparation, and job search techniques
  • 从毕业到就业,支持将继续
  • Some current hiring partners include Amazon, Oracle, Washington State, TekSystems, and others

Flexibility

  • 选择路径:服务器和云应用程序(SCA), Cloud Application Development (CAD), or Cybersecurity Administration
  • 课程在莱西校区和刘易斯麦科德联合基地提供
    • 周一至周五,上午8点至下午5点,全程上门送货
    • Small class sizes
    • 具有专业技术行业背景的讲师

Certifications

The course content in each pathway is designed to help students learn key skills essential for success in the workforce. Additionally, 这些课程与IT认证的重点领域保持一致, including AWS and CompTIA, to prepare students for certification exams. 两张认证考试凭证包含在实验室费用中. WaV2T reserves the right to change certification exam vouchers included under the voucher program.

Contact information

Questions?

Request information
Email wav2t@huihaiquan.net
Call (360) 688-2970
Text (360) 252-9265

Join us every Tuesday for an information brief and Q&A at 9:30 a.m. or 3:00 p.m. PT via Microsoft Teams.

Schedule a campus tour here.
Or take a virtual tour here.

Questions?

Read our FAQ here

Washington Vets to Tech (WaV2T) Requirements

Saint Martin's offers three cohort opportunities each year; each cohort is 16 weeks in length:

  • Spring (January to May)
  • Summer (May to August)
  • Fall (August to December)

There are three pathway options for each of these cohorts:

Server and Cloud Application (SCA)

  • Focus on networking fundamentals, operations, troubleshooting, security, cloud computing, hardware
  • Careers include junior network administrator, datacenter support technician, network engineer, system administrator, and more
  • AWS Certified 云从业者基础(提供考试凭证)

Server and Cloud Application weekly training plan

Cloud Application Development (CAD)

  • Focus on python, SQL, T-SQL, Java, JavaScript/ASP.NET; data structures and algorithms, developing cloud solutions
  • Careers include cloud application developer, software engineer, application software developer, full stack engineer, and more
  • AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner (exam voucher provided)
  • AWS Certified Developer Associate (exam voucher provided)

Cloud Application Development weekly training plan

Cybersecurity Administration

  • Focus on advanced networking, ethical hacking, threat intelligence, web and app security
  • Careers include information and security analyst, security engineer, penetration tester, and more
  • AWS Certified 解决方案架构师助理(提供考试凭证)

Cybersecurity Administration weekly training plan

详细了解每个途径的课程和重点领域 here.

Term: Spring 2024

Program Dates:  January 7 to May 3, 2024
Application Deadline:  December 13, 2023

Term: Summer 2024

Program Dates:  May 6 to August 16, 2024
Application Deadline:  April 26, 2024

Term: Fall 2024

Program Dates:  August 26 to December 13, 2024
Application Deadline:  August 14, 2024

Interested? Start your no-cost application here.

  1. Application: Create an account and start your application.  Don't have all the prerequisites on hand? You can still submit your application and come back to upload additional materials later. 
  2. Proof of Service: We require specific documentation based on your status as a service member on active duty, a veteran, or a military spouse. Please review this document 确定哪些支持材料应该与您的申请一起上传.
  3. Math prerequisite: Equivalent to Saint Martin's MTH 101 College Algebra with a grade of C or higher. 你可以通过提交非正式成绩单来满足这个先决条件, take our math placement exam, 或者在新大或其他大学学习大学代数课程
    • Unofficial transcripts - Upload transcripts from the college or university where you earned the math credit. 我们不能接受显示为转学学分的数学.
    • Math Placement Exam - Free and online, a 50-minute exam with 22/32 will meet the prerequisite. Applicants will have access to the math placement exam link and recommended study materials after submitting an application.
    • College algebra course - Take a college algebra course with Saint Martin's or another university. 如果就读其他大学,请将课程描述发给我们. 该课程必须以字母成绩完成,以满足先决条件. 申请人可以将其非官方成绩单上载到申请中. Contact the SMU-JBLM team for more information about course options at SMU.
  4. Behavioral Interview: Once prerequisites are met, an interview is scheduled and conducted over the phone. 当您进入面试队列时,您将收到通知, and an email when an interview is scheduled. 如有需要,请与我们联系以协调不同的时间.

Active duty applicants who are accepted into the program but are still pending CSP/Skillbridge approval will receive a conditional admit, and will be granted a full admit when we receive an emailed copy of the approved CSP/Skillbridge form. 这必须在申请截止日期前完成并提交.

Active duty applicants:

  • Must be within 180 days of their end-of-service date on the start date of the program to be eligible to participate in the program.
  • May apply with Saint Martin's and start the CSP/Skillbridge command approval process at the same time.
  • Do not require CSP/Skillbridge approval if on terminal leave at the start date of the program.

Command approval applications

It is now the Service Member's responsibility to compile their CSP or Skillbridge packet for command approval. You MUST initiate this step and route the packet through your chain of command for approval for release to participate in the program.

All branches: review the steps to start your packet here.

Army applicants: download your checklist here and 下载IMCOM表格45,并附上WaV2T资料. 你负责填写这些表格并将其发送给你的指挥小组.

Send checklist & 表格45(经命令批准或拒绝)送交谘询委员会以供确认: usarmy.jblm.imcom.list.dhr-tap-outreach@army.mil.

After reviewing the above information, if you have additional questions please contact the JBLM Transition Assistance Program at 253-967-3258 or usarmy.jblm.imcom.list.dhr-tap-outreach@army.mil.

四个月的退伍军人事务部教育福利基金一个16周的课程

Other funding options include

It is recommended that students apply for their VA Benefits Certificate of Eligibility (CoE) 不迟于学期开始日期前30天. Your CoE is used to verify your VA Educational Benefits eligibility and certifies your enrollment upon the start of the term. 您可以申请您的CoE并查找更多信息 here. 如果您有其他VA福利问题,请发送电子邮件至梅赛德斯加里多 mgarrido@huihaiquan.net or call Veterans Affairs at 888-442-4551, Monday through Friday, 5:00am to 4:00pm PT/8:00am to 7:00pm ET.

Out of pocket payments

Students who elect not to use their VA Educational Benefits to cover the program tuition will be required to pay the full tuition and fee rate for the selected term.

Active Army soldiers may be eligible for AER assistance to cover costs relating to:

  • Travel expenses (airfare or fuel)
  • Uniforms/business attire
  • Tools/CSP training supplies
  • Lodging
  • Utilities​
  • Food​

To apply for an AER grant or to learn more, Soldiers may contact their local AER officer or, in the event a local office is inaccessible or located farther than 50 miles away, please contact AER headquarters at assistance@aerhq.org.

2023-2024 | Fall 2023 through Summer 2024
Tuition:  $21,800
Fees:  $800*  (Server and Cloud Application and Cloud Application Development pathways)
费用:$1,300*(网络安全管理方向)
Optional housing:  No cost for active duty, $2,800 for veterans or military spouses. All applicants pay a $200 refundable deposit.
留在校园的WaV2T学生不需要购买膳食计划.

*Fees may differ by pathway. Subject to change as course materials are updated. VA Benefits cover tuition and fees.

Washington Vets to Tech (WaV2T) at a Glance

Degree
Certificate
Program Type
Certificate
Campus
Main (Lacey)
Saint Martin's-JBLM
Type of Instruction
In Person
School
Hal and Inge Marcus School of Engineering
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Learn more about the WAVets2Tech Program

Please join us Tuesdays at 9:30am PT or 3:00pm PT for more information about our Washington Vets to Tech program. You will have the opportunity to ask questions and get assistance with the application process. You can join us via Microsoft Teams on your desktop or connect with the app on your phone.

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Career development

Career Development Managers (CDM) provide professional development to transitioning service members, veterans, 以及配偶在高科技就业市场的就业安置.

CDM instructional material includes:

Military to civilian transition guidance
Resume & cover letters
Creating professional LinkedIn profiles
Interview preparation
Facilitating mentor and hiring partner briefings
Assistance with job search/placement

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Residence Halls

If you are flying or driving to Washington state it is recommended at that you apply for housing as soon as possible, 或不迟于学期开始日期前30天. All applicants 是否须在递交申请时缴交200元可退还按金. Start your housing application here.

Active duty

Room in residence halls is available at no cost
No cost rate applies to Baran Hall only; students may apply for other residence halls at their own expense

Veterans and spouses

$2,800 per semester
搜索正规现金赌场网站的MHA率使用 VA Benefits Comparison Tool

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2023-2024 Military Friendly® School

Saint Martin's University is honored to be awarded the gold 2023-24 Military Friendly® school distinction.

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First Purple Heart University in Washington

The Military Order of the Purple Heart designated Saint Martin’s the first Purple Heart university or college in Washington state. The designation is in recognition of Saint Martin’s history of supporting veterans and their families.

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