COURSE:  WMGT 101 Air Force Civil Engineer Basic Course

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 new Active Duty Civil Engineer officers to receive the 32E3X AFSC. 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 five (5) weeks at AFIT cover Civil Engineer Organization, civil engineer functions and Project Management principles and the basic mechanical, electrical and civil engineering technical knowledge needed to complete infrastructure activities at home station and in a contingency environment. The last four (4) weeks of instruction focus on providing and maintaining force beddowns in a contingency or humanitarian environment. The final week of the 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. Students will not receive Silver Flag credit as part of this course.

Active duty military students. Active duty students are required to attend all nine (9) weeks of the course in-residence.

Palace Acquire (PAQ) intern civilian students. Non-technical PAQ interns, such as community planners, are required to attend the first three (3) weeks (Phases 1 and 2) of the course in-residence. Technical PAQ interns, such as engineers and architects, are required to complete the first five (5) weeks (Phases 1-3) of the course in-residence. Please contact the AFPC PAQ intern program managers to apply.

Air National Guard (ANG) and Air Force Reserve students. ANG and Reserve students need to apply for both the WMSS 101 Web and Resident course. Students will complete the first 2 weeks of the course (Phase 1) online and then attend the final 7 weeks (Phases 2-5) of the course in-residence. Students whose units wish to unit fund their attendance for Phase 1 in-residence can do so.

PRIMARY AUDIENCE:  New Active Duty Civil Engineer officers and Palace Acquire civilians. ANG/AFRC Officers, please register for course WMSS 101

SECONDARY AUDIENCE:  Officers and Government Service Civilians who have not previously attended the course.

GRADE:   Officers: Yes; Enlisted: No; Civilians: (GS5-GS13).

PREREQUISITES:  Military students must have a 32E AFSC. In addition, military students must be on station a minimum of 30 days prior to attending. Civilian students must have an engineering or architectural bachelor's degree. Waivers for course attendance will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Students registered through the PAQ program are exempt from the waiver process. NOTE: The on station requirement for 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 and a laptop or other personal computing devise is highly recommended to access course content and complete course assignments. Students must possess a SECRET clearance to assure attendance at all lessons. Clearance should be printed on orders. Students must bring a valid military ID to class and complete all additional requirements listed in the pre-course letter prior to attending the course. Military: Only ABUs and PTUs will be worn during the duty day throughout the course. Admin Instructions: The following information provides further guidance, which hopefully will alleviate the need for amendments to travel orders (DD Form 1610) for students attending the Air Force Civil Engineer Basic Course. Section II of DD Form 1610 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). SECTION 16 OF DD FORM 1610 MUST HAVE THE FOLLOWING STATEMENTS (NO EXCEPTIONS) - 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 – Item 1c on reverse. - Security Clearance – Item 19 on Reverse. For more information regarding filling out orders please contact Ms. Lisa Quinn at DSN 785-5654 x3544. 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:  Nine (9) weeks of resident instruction. Civilians attend only first three (3) weeks of resident instruction.

COURSE CREDIT:  Mil ~ 25 CEUs; Civ ~ 12 CEUs

COURSE LENGTH:  45 Resident Academic Days (25 for Civilians)

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HOW TO APPLY:  This course is not available to register online. Contact AFIT at



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