COURSE:  WMSS 101 Air Force Civil Engineer Basic Course for ANG/Reserve Forces

OBJECTIVE:  For each student to comprehend the Air Force Civil Engineer structure, core competencies and processes. Students shall be able to apply engineering, installation support and bed-down planning principles in support of assigned missions. This course provides the foundation for further education and development.

DESCRIPTION:  This is a mandatory course for all National Guard and Reserve Civil Engineer officers to receive the 32E3X AFSC. The course consists of four weeks (open for 9 weeks to accomodate ANG & AFRC) of Web-based video lessons, assignments, learning checks, and discussion interaction between students and course directors via the Blackboard e-education platform (approximately 10 contact hrs per week), followed by thirty-six (36) resident academic days at AFIT. The four weeks of distance learning provide an overview of the Air Force Civil Engineer organization, management systems, techniques, processes, and operations. During this time, students gain a basic understanding of Air Force Civil Engineer doctrine, history, and related civil engineering functions. Students also learn the responsibilities of each flight within the objective CE squadron, how the CE squadron and its flights interface with other organizations, and how to plan and execute various programs within each of the flights. The first three weeks of residence instruction include Project Management lessons and the basic mechanical, electrical and civil engineering technical knowledge needed to complete infrastructure activities at home station and in a deployed environment. The last four weeks of resident instruction focus on providing and maintaining force beddowns in a contingency or humanitarian environment. Students learn contingency engineer responsibilities, assets, and team configurations, force beddown planning processes, expedient airfield criteria and pavement evaluation, infrastructure requirements, and contingency operations. The final week of course is conducted at the Silver Flag Exercise Site, Detachment 1, 823rd RED HORSE, Tyndall AFB FL. At Silver Flag, students complete hands-on education in force beddown, airfield damage assessment and repair, disaster preparedness, fire rescue, bare base assets, and command and control

PRIMARY AUDIENCE:  New Guard and Reserve Civil Engineer officers

SECONDARY AUDIENCE:  CE Officers who have not previously attended the course

GRADE:   Officers: Yes; Enlisted: No; Civilians: No.

PREREQUISITES:  Successful completion of the Distance Learning portion of the course is a prerequisite for the resident portion at AFIT. In addition, Active Duty students must be on-station a minimum of 45 days prior to attending the resident portion of the course. NOTE: The on-station requirement for active duty military students is necessary to in-process (ID card, pay, government travel card, etc.), complete appropriate home-station training, and have required gear issued. The Civil Engineer School is not equipped to issue gear to students and the course is not designed to allow time for military in-processing.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:  All students must bring a scientific calculator. A laptop for homework is recommended but not required. Only ABUs and PTUs will be worn during the duty day throughout the course. Students must possess a SECRET clearance to assure attendance at all lessons. Clearance should be printed on orders. Bring a valid military ID to class. Students must also complete all additional requirements listed in the pre-course letter prior to attending the course.
Admin Instructions: The following information provides further guidance, which hopefully will alleviate the need for amendments to travel orders for students attending the Air Force Civil Engineer Basic Course.
Itinerary on orders must read as follows:
FROM: (student’s home station)
TO: Wright-Patterson AFB OH
TO: Tyndall AFB FL
TO: Wright-Patterson AFB OH
RETURN TO: (student’s home station)
Students are REQUIRED to return to Wright-Patterson AFB upon completion of Officer Field Education (OFE).
- Travel between WPAFB and Tyndall will be provided by AFIT.
- It is assumed all entitled meals available under field conditions are consumed unless otherwise indicated.
- Students will be under field conditions the final week of class (from 0900 the second to last Saturday to 1500 on the final Saturday).
- Students are authorized excess baggage (one piece not to exceed 50 lbs).
- No government meals are available or directed while at WPAFB
- Security Clearance
Security Requirements: SECRET clearance to assure attendance at all lessons. Clearance should be printed on orders.
Uniform Requirements: Uniforms for military students will be either ABUs or PTUs depending on the course schedule. See pre-course letter for additional requirements.

DELIVERY METHOD:  Hybrid: Distance Learning followed by Resident course held at AFIT with dates for FY15 as follows: Class Offering 15A - Web Course open 15 Aug to 16 Oct 2014, Resident portion 23 Oct to 14 Dec 2014.
Register for BOTH the Web Enabled and the WPAFB Resident selections.


COURSE LENGTH:  : ~40 hrs Web-Enabled Learning + 36 Resident Academic Days

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HOW TO APPLY:  Select a date from the list below by clicking the button. (Note: Some courses are offered only once annually). Then click the Apply button.

23-Apr-2015 to 13-Jun-2015 / WPAFB Resident (Registration closes 09-Apr-2015)



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