Course Information & Registration

FAM 103 - Air Force Fundamentals of Acquisition Management (AFFAM)

Current Offering Dates & Locations:
Offering Dates Location
15M R Apr 20 2015 - May 07 2015 AFIT - Area B, WPAFB, OH
15N R Apr 27 2015 - May 14 2015 AFIT - Area B, WPAFB, OH
15Q R Jul 13 2015 - Jul 30 2015 AFIT - Area B, WPAFB, OH
15R R Jul 13 2015 - Jul 30 2015 AFIT - Area B, WPAFB, OH
15S R Aug 03 2015 - Aug 20 2015 AFIT - Area B, WPAFB, OH
15T R Aug 10 2015 - Aug 27 2015 AFIT - Area B, WPAFB, OH
15U R Aug 31 2015 - Sep 18 2015 AFIT - Area B, WPAFB, OH
15V R Sep 08 2015 - Sep 25 2015 AFIT - Area B, WPAFB, OH

The first week of FAM 103 focuses on basic project management skills based on the Project Management Body of Knowledge from the Project Management Institute. The remainder of the course provides students an overview of the entire weapon system acquisition process using key DoD and Air Force level documents as well as Air Force specific processes and methodologies. The course also covers information on the various functional disciplines required to execute an acquisition program. Includes instruction on other topics such as teaming, communication, ethics, and the Acquisition Professional Development Program.

Contact Training Administrators

Course Director:

Commercial: (937)255-7777 ext.3276
DSN: 785-7777 ext.3276


Grade Restrictions:
Eligible officers in the ranks of O-1 to O-4 and eligible civilians in pay grades up to GS-13 or equivalent.

Special Requirements:
NOTE: FAM 103 fulfills ACQ 101 for those that took FAM 103 between 1 June 2005 and 24 September 2013. ACQ 101 is also fulfilled for those who took the legacy Acquisition Fundamentals Course (L30QR63A1) and FAM 101. ACQ 101 is not a pre-requisite for FAM 103, but is now required in addition to FAM 103. FAM 103 NO LONGER serves as a fulfillment for ACQ 101. To achieve PM Level I students will now have to take ACQ 101 in addition to other required DAU classes.

Target Audience:
This course is required (by SAF/AQH) for all new 61BX, 61CX, 61DX, 62XX, and 63XX officers and cross-trainee officers into these career fields. The course is also required for all civilian 1101 interns that are new to weapon system acquisition. The course is also offered on a space available basis and centrally funded to other military career fields and civilian job series that are acquisition coded. All other students desiring to attend FAM 103 in a TDY status will be unit funded. The AFIT/LS Budget office will send out an email about travel/funding 3-4 weeks prior to the start of class.

Course Length:
14 days



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