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Starfleet Academy

Starfleet Academy was established as a four-year institution, in 2161, with the motto Ex Astris, Scientia (From the stars, knowledge), to serve as a training facility for Starfleet personnel. The grounds of Starfleet Academy, based in The Presidio of San Francisco on Earth, are not too distant from the central hub of Starfleet itself; Starfleet Headquarters. The Academy maintains an annex at the Marseille Starfleet Base in France, as well as campuses on Beta Aquilae II, Beta Ursae Minor II, and Psi Upsilon III.

After successfully completing the required courses Academy graduates are offered a commission as Ensign in Starfleet.

Starfleet Academy Officer Training

The Academy offers successful candidates the chance to train on an all inclusive 4 year course that will turn them into the finest Officers they can be.

However, before they can attend they must pass a series of tests and requirements.

Admission into the Academy

Step 1: Written exams and aptitude tests

All applicants must pass a series of exams and aptitude tests to measure intelligence and knowledge base.

These are usually taken together with the other applicants for the year, on site at the Academy; however, permission may be given to some applicants who cannot attend to take them elsewhere, with sufficient measures taken to ensure exam conditions are observed.

Step 2: Interview Process

All applicants will then sit a private interview with a panel of Officers and Instructors. This will test the applicant’s character and attitude.

These are usually conducted on site at the Academy; however, permission may be given to some applicants who cannot attend to sit them elsewhere.

Step 3: Advanced Aptitude, Practical & Stress Tests

If an applicant passes the first two steps, they are then entered to more advanced testing, alongside fellow applicants. They are tested alongside each other and against each other in competition.

These tests are conducted on site at the Academy and include more advanced aptitude and knowledge tests, practical tests, physical checks and the feared stress reaction test.

Step 4: Starfleet Academy Preparatory Program

Full article: Starfleet Academy Preparatory Program

If an applicant passes the first three steps, then they are enrolled into the Starfleet Preparatory Program, a six week summer course that further tests the suitability of a candidate for the Academy.

These are more advanced tests that cover many of the same areas; fitness, knowledge, lateral thinking, practical tests and stress reaction tests.

The Academy

If an applicant successfully passes all four steps of the process, then they are offered a place in the four year training program at the Academy.

The Department the student will train in may be agreed upon from the start, but must be agreed upon by the end of the first year at the latest. The Department must be agreed upon by the student and the Senior Instructors.

A student may either train in a Department in general, for example, Engineering, or study a ‘Major’ and a ‘Minor’ of specialist subjects within a Department, for example, Astrophysics or Anthropology. If a student wishes to switch their Major to Minor and vice-versa, they must do so, with agreement and permission, by the end of Year 2.

Students may train in the following Departments:

Year 1

Basic Building Block Modules.

Classes include the Foundation level modules of Building Block subjects to give a broad understanding and base of knowledge, ie. Officer training, sciences, engineering, history, culture and politics, regulations, fitness, survival & self defence.

All modules must be passed for continuation, however re-sits can be arranged with Senior Instructor permission based upon evidence of extenuating circumstances.

Year 2

Intermediate Building Block Modules and Basic Departmental Modules.

Classes include Intermediate level modules of the areas already taught in Year 1. They also include the Foundation level modules of the Departmental specialism that has been agreed for the student.

All modules must be passed for continuation, however re-sits can be arranged with Senior Instructor permission based upon evidence of extenuating circumstances.

Year 3

Advanced Building Block Modules relating to Departmental specialism and Intermediate Departmental Modules.

Classes include Advanced level modules of the areas taught in Year 1 & 2 that relate directly to the Departmental specialism that the student is studying. The student will also move on to the Intermediate level modules of their Departmental specialism.

All modules must be passed for continuation, however re-sits can be arranged with Senior Instructor permission based upon evidence of extenuating circumstances.

Note: In special circumstances, this year can be conducted on a suitable ship, facility or base alongside operational experience with Senior Instructor recommendation.

Year 4

Advanced Departmental Modules & Final Exams for Building Block Modules, Operational Standards and Stress Reaction Tests.

Classes include the Advanced and final exams in the student’s Departmental specialism. It also includes final exams in the Building Block subjects studied throughout the previous years. It also includes stress reaction tests and operational readiness tests.

All modules must be passed for graduation, however re-sits can be arranged with Senior Instructor and Dean approval based upon evidence of extenuating circumstances .

Note: In special circumstances, this year can be conducted on a suitable ship, facility or base alongside operational experience with Senior Instructor recommendation.

Extra Curricular Activity

Students must enrol in at least one extra curricular activity, usually a sports team, during each year at the Academy.

Students are also able, and in fact encouraged, to participate in additional extra curricular activity during their time at the Academy.

This includes:

  • Sports teams
  • Music/performing arts/artistic groups
  • Extra academic/specialist modules
  • Literature/writing/reading groups
  • Debating/public speaking teams

Fast track Course

Students who have already trained in equivalent levels of their specialism in a civilian university or facility may be enrolled on a two or three year fast track course as appropriate. The fast track course focuses on the Officer training, Building Block modules and application of their specialism to Starfleet. The provision is that the student will serve Starfleet in the same specialism as their civilian qualification.

For example, a student who already has a Science degree from a university of Earth may be offered the chance of a two year fast track course through Starfleet Academy to serve as a Science Officer.

After Graduation

Upon graduation a student is given the rank of Ensign and given their first assignment.

Graduates may opt to do further specialist training in their field, however this can be either immediately after graduation or later on in the Officer’s career.

Starfleet Academy Enlisted Training

The Academy offers successful candidates the chance to train on an all inclusive 1 year course that will turn them into the finest Enlisted personnel they can be.

However, before they can attend they must pass a series of tests and requirements.

Admission into the Academy

Step 1: Written exams and aptitude tests

All applicants must pass a series of exams and aptitude tests to measure intelligence and knowledge base.

These are usually taken together with the other applicants for the year, on site at the Academy; however, permission may be given to some applicants who cannot attend to take them elsewhere, with sufficient measures taken to ensure exam conditions are observed.

Step 2: Interview Process

All applicants will then sit a private interview with a panel of Officers and Instructors. This will test the applicant’s character and attitude.

These are usually conducted on site at the Academy; however, permission may be given to some applicants who cannot attend to sit them elsewhere.

Step 3: Advanced Aptitude, Practical & Stress Tests

If an applicant passes the first two steps, they are then entered to more advanced testing, alongside fellow applicants. They are tested alongside each other and against each other in competition.

These tests are conducted on site at the Academy and include more advanced aptitude and knowledge tests, practical tests, physical checks and the feared stress reaction test.

The Academy

If an applicant successfully passes all three steps of the process, then they are offered a place in the 1 year Enlisted training programme at the Academy.

A Department specialism may be agreed upon from the start, but must be agreed upon by the end of the first three months at the latest. The Department must be agreed upon by the student and the Senior Instructors.

Departmental specialisms include:

  • Engineering
  • Operations
  • Science
  • Flight Control
  • Security/Tactical
  • Strategic Operations
  • Intelligence
  • Diplomatic Support
  • Starfleet Fighter Support

Training

The first three months are used to teach the Building Block Modules that ensure a broad base of relevant knowledge, skills, fitness, survival and self defence is attained.

The rest of the year is devoted to Department Modules that teach all levels of the required Departmental specialism of the student.

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