The Civil Engineer School

FAQs

Below are our frequently asked questions. If you do not see what you need, please continue to the Contact Us page and let us know!

Q: Do we have to wear our blues?
 
A: Military members will wear ABUs (or Service equivalent) for all class days.
 
Q: What is the dress?
 
A: Military members will wear ABUs (or Service equivalent) for all class days, and Civilians should wear Civilian Business Casual - No jeans, sweats, shorts, athletic wear, or flip flops.  
 
Q: How do I get my orders?
 
A: You should receive direction from a CE School Course Manager that contains directions for your course. Most funded courses will use the TDY To School (TTS) with follow-on directions for the Defense Travel System (DTS). Some courses will utilize DTS directly with a fund cite label provided by the CE School Course Manager. Unfunded courses (or when directed to use Unit Funds) will utilize DTS directly in accordance with your local policy.
 
Q: I need assistance using TDY To School (TTS). Can you help?
 
A: TDY-to-School is operated by the 902 CPTS/FMFLT, not AFIT, and we are unable to get involved in the actual orders process. For step-by-step instructions on completing the electronic request click on TTS Handbook or after you login click HELP then DOCS. If you have questions or need clarification, contact 902 CPTS at DSN 487-2971, commercial (210) 652-2971 or send an e-mail to: tdy.school@randolph.af.mil
 
Q: How do I use the Cross Org Line of Accounting (LOA) label in the Defense Travel System (DTS)?
 
A: The Cross Org Line of Accounting (LOA) label is provided once a fund-cite has been loaded into your DTS account to pay for the TDY. Once you have created your Authorization Order in DTS, select the Accounting icon from the top legend and then view the Accounting Codes box located at the top left-hand side of the screen. Click the Cross Org LOA: drop-down box and select the appropriate label.
 
Q: TDY To School (TTS) has not responded. Can you help?
 
A: TDY-to-School is operated by the 902 CPTS/FMFLT, not AFIT, and we are unable to get involved in the actual orders process. If you have questions or need clarification, contact 902 CPTS at DSN 487-2971, commercial (210) 652-2971 or send an e-mail to: tdy.school@randolph.af.mil.
 
Q: Do I need to make my own lodging reservations?
 
A: Lodging reservations will be made for you. Your reservation will be guaranteed from the day before the course begins (check-in after 1400) through the final day of the course (check-out before 1100). Contact lodging to change your arrival or departure dates if arriving earlier or leaving later. 
 
Q: Do you have an address for lodging that I can use in my GPS?
 
A: The GPS addresses for WPAFB Lodging or Hope Hotel are below:
           
WPAFB Lodging: Bldg 825, Area A, 2439 Schlatter Dr., WPAFB, OH. 45433
Hope Hotel: 3660 State Route 444, Fairborn, OH. 45324
 
Q: Will the CE School pay for a rental car while I’m attending courses?
 
A: The CE School does not fund rental cars at this time. Base transportation will be provided between the primary lodging location and the CE School.
 
Q: What is a Satellite Course?
 
A:  Satellite courses are courses that are taught real-time by an instructor in one of our broadcast studios here at the Civil Engineer School. The course is broadcast much like a television signal to special equipment at bases world-wide. Students interact with the instructor via two-way audio and utilize online materials and testing. A typical satellite course involves 4 hours of broadcast and 2-4 hours of homework per day, although some are broadcast for a full 8-hour day with homework required outside of class.
 
Q: What is a Web Enabled Course?
 
A: Web Enabled courses are web-based self-paced courses utilizing online materials and testing along with pre-recorded instructional videos. Web Enabled Courses typically run 6 weeks and involve about 2 hours a day.
 
Q: What is an Alternate Location Resident Course?
 
A: An Alternate Location Resident course is a standard resident course taught at a location other than Wright-Patterson AFB. The CE School sends an instructor to a location to teach the course in a traditional classroom setting. All students attend on unit funds, but the concept allows for regional attendance with a cost that may be less expensive than travelling to Wright-Patterson AFB.
 
Q: Is the school within walking distance of lodging?
A: The CE School is approximately four miles from lodging, about an hour and twenty minute walk. The good news is that Base transportation will be provided between the primary lodging location and the CE School.
 
Q: Are there any places to eat nearby?

A: It does not take very long to travel across the Dayton metro area, so there is a wide selection of restaurants available. Check out www.activedayton.com for more information. (No federal endorsement intended). 

 

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