The Starfleet Academy was established in 2161, it serves the educate and train the vast majority of Starfleet personnel. It's motto is "Ex Astris, Scientia" ("From the stars, knowledge"). For non-Federation citizens admission to the academy requires a letter of reference from a Command-Level Starfleet Officer. All candidates must pass the Starfleet Academy Entrance Exam. The Academy is headed by the Starfleet Academy Commandant.
Cadets who go on to be officers are the future captains and admirals of Starfleet. While they are able to command starships and hold departmental head positions within Starfleet, they rely heavily on enlisted crewmen to carry out day-to-day work.
Reserve Officers' Training Corps
The Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) is a post secondary-based, officer commissioning program, operated by Starfleet Academy. It is designed as an elective that focuses on leadership development, problem solving, strategic planning, and professional ethics. Under normal circumstances ROTC "Midshipman" received their Starfleet Officers Commission following completion of their 4-year Bachelors Degree Program at numerous educational institutions across the Federation.
Officer Candidate School
The Officer Candidate School (OCS) is training for enlisted personnel in order for them to gain a commission as officers in Starfleet. The focus is on advanced skills and leadership over the basics which Non Commissioned Officers already have. The course generally last from 14 weeks and include classroom instruction, physical training, and leadership training.
Not everyone who graduates from Starfleet Academy becomes an officer. The backbone of Starfleet depends on the many dedicated individuals who do the grunt work for officers. These enlisted crewmen see to it that starship and Starbase functions run as smoothly as possible.
- San Francisco Campus - Primary Campus, Administrative Centre
- Andoria Campus
- Betazed Campus
- Alpha Centauri Campus - Sixth Fleet Academy