LSEC is designed to provide education to Noncommissioned Officers and soldiers demonstrating leadership potential. LSEC benefits the Army by educating the soldier which enhances soldier and unit performance.
LSEC is an on-duty program and attendance in all classes is mandatory. Students not attending all classes risk the possibility of failing the course for non-attendance.
LSEC classes are scholarship funded to Active Duty Military, Retirees, Department of Defense Civilians, ID Card holding family members, and the members of the KS National Guard & KS Reserve Components. Active Duty Army soldiers have priority for seats.
LSEC class schedules have seven cycles per year, each cycle is approximately six weeks in length. Traditional, 3 credit hour, type classes meet Monday to Friday for 1 ½ hour 90 minutes each class. Classes are paired with online supplements via Canvas with assignments completed on line or in the classroom.
Tuition and books are provided at no cost to the student. There are also classes with online resources. Many classes offer a choice for students to attend in person in the physical classroom or remotely via Zoom.
Students are able to complete an Associate degree and transfer credits to many four-year universities.
College Programs (Evening, Lunch and/or Weekend)
College Program classes consist of hybrid classes and are open to civilian and military students. College program classes have five cycles per year, each cycle is eight weeks in length. The majority of classes are three credit hours and consist of the following format: Hybrid type classes meeting for three hours each week in class and another three hours completed online via Canvas, in addition to other course assignments.
Courses are offered Monday through Thursday. Three credit hour classes meet one night a week, for three hours, 5:30-8:30 P.M. Monday through Thursday. Many classes offer a choice for students to attend in person in the physical classroom or remotely via Zoom.
For the College Program, books are provided at no cost to the student. There are also classes with online resources.. Students are encouraged to contact the Fort Riley Barton office at (785) 784-6606 for details.
Cost for college courses is $130 per credit hour, TA eligible. Some courses do include an additional lab or kit fee. Prices subject to change.
BARTonline - Online Learning Opportunities
BARTonline is the virtual campus of Barton Community College offering quality online education courses since 1999. You can take a class or earn an associate’s degree or certificate – all on a flexible schedule, from your own home, and at a price you can afford. Your instructor, classmates, and academic advisor are all just an email or phone call away and you can login to BARTonline anywhere you have Internet access and work at your own pace to complete weekly assignments. Access your online courses 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
BARTonline offers courses in four time frames: 6 weeks, 8 weeks, 16 weeks, a 12 week extended summer session, and a four-week intersession in the Fall and Spring. These courses are available to anyone who wishes to enroll, regardless of their geographic location. For more information, visit the BARTonline website.
BSEP - Basic Skills Education Programs
These College classes are for Military service members and are designed to enhance basic math, reading, and writing skills. They are available to ID card holding family members planning to join the military on a space available basis. ID card holding family members will need to take the TABE 11D exam first; visit the Education Center in BLDG 211 to make arrangements to take the exam. Classes meet Monday through Friday for three four weeks in length with each class meeting for three hour sessions.
For more information, contact the Fort Riley Education Center at (785) 239-6481 and speak to an Army Education Counselor or call the Fort Riley Barton's office at (785) 784-6606.