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Career Course Distance Education Program

The Career Course distance education program (DEP) provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to assume leadership roles of greater responsibility. The instruction provides the skills necessary to act as a problem solver, lead at the platoon level, influence company-grade officers, and to lead and develop subordinate leaders in the areas of warfighting, core values, and preserving time-honored traditions. It emphasizes the leadership, warfighting, training, administration, and communication skills necessary for the student to lead and mentor Marines.

This DEP is a MarineNet (more info) curriculum (EPME6000AA) divided into eight subcourses.



The Career Course DEP is available to staff sergeant selects and above. It is a PME requirement for promotion from staff sergeant to gunnery sergeant.

Completion Benefits

Higher Education

The American Council on Education (ACE) recommends (237 KB) 3 lower-division bachelor's or associate degree credits in Introduction to Management.


Contact the MarineNet help desk for any information or guidance about CDET's distance education programs for enlisted Marines.

Transcripts can be obtained via MarineNet on the My Certificates page. You can print an unofficial copy, or you can request that an official transcript be sent to an educational institution, employer, or command.