Starfleet Academy Section
Most non-Starfleet individuals make the mistake of assuming that Starfleet Academy has only one campus: Earth. This is a widely held misconception on the part of the general population of the Federation mostly due to how well publicized the Academy on Earth is. The Academy, however, is actually a university of sorts, in that it has many campuses, a graduate school, and offers multiple levels of achievement akin to bachelor, masters, and doctorate degrees. It would be impractical for all students who desire to be trained as Starfleet officers to travel to Earth, considering the enormous size of the Federation. Thus, many Starbases, and member worlds have satellite campuses that range from small (on bases), to very large (like Betazed's).
Starbase 118 houses a fairly large academy campus, with a number of full and part-time professors who teach courses. It also houses an interactive media library, connected with the LCARS mainframe, allowing instant access to taped lectures, media coverage of important historical events, and of course, much more.
To join UFOP: Starbase 118, you do not need to have a great knowledge of the Star Trek universe, or of the profession your character will be an expert in. e.g.: If you want your character to work in the medical field, you do not need to be an expert in medicine. However it adds depth to a character if you do know the main components of a Warp Drive, or if you know when its best to use a Neural Stimulator over an Alpha Wave Inducer.
To that end, we have provided a number of resources for both the experienced Trekkie (or Trekker), and the completely new-to-Trek officer. This area is constantly expanding, and we will continue to add more articles as often as we can.
There are two areas to access from this point: Academy Library, and Academy Graduate Area.
The Library is an assortment of articles which deal with a variety of In-Character Star Trek information, including such topics as command codes for ships, the rank index, warp theory, and of course much more.
- Engineering Systems
- Canon Starfleet Starbase Index
- Starfleet Ship Classes
- Calculating Stardates
- Additional Trek Technologies
- Federation Merchant Marine
- Starfleet starship registry numbers
- Chemicals & Particles
- Planetary Classification
- Planetary Development Scale
- Stellar Cartography
- Star Classifications
- Science Facilities