Colonials students are trained in the roles for each profession. Captain Apollo studied law codes at the Academy, despite graduating as a Warrior, a point that Apollo is reminded of when he asks to defend Lieutenant Starbuck's innocence in the termination of Flight Sergeant Ortega (TOS: "Murder on the Rising Star").
As part of the training at the academy, students (who are called cadets) who aspire to be Warriors are given a various aptitude tests, including a test to find a hidden picture within a picture.
Both Adama and Baltar went through the Academy, although Baltar is expelled for attempting to reprogram a testing computer to improve his scores. Although officially, the reason for Baltar's leave was noted as being medical in nature.
- Thurston, Robert (September 1979). Battlestar Galactica 3: The Tombs of Kobol. Berkley Books, p. 9.
- As inferred by the terms used in the book, the Core Faculty is the body of teachers and administrators at the Academy, while the Cadet Counil may more than likely act as a student council.
- Thurston, Robert (September 1979). Battlestar Galactica 3: The Tombs of Kobol. Berkley Books, p. 25.
- Ibid., 8-9.