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 and leadership. Students shall be able to apply engineering, installation support, bed-down planning and leadership 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, 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 (Officer Field Education – OFE) is conducted at the Silver Flag Exercise Site, Detachment 1, 823rd RED HORSE, Tyndall AFB FL. At OFE, 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

PRIMARY AUDIENCE:  New Civil Engineer Officers (Total Force)

SECONDARY AUDIENCE:  Palace Acquire and Government Service Civilians.

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

PREREQUISITES:  Military students must have a 32E AFSC. Civilian students must have an engineering or architectural bachelor's degree.

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 bring a valid military/government ID to class Students are REQUIRED to return to Wright-Patterson AFB upon completion of Officer Field Education (OFE).

PRE-COURSE INFORMATION / ORDERS: No-Later-Than (NLT) four (4) weeks prior to the class start date, students will be provided with detailed pre-course information with instructions on pre-course work that must be completed prior to arrival AND information on how to complete your orders. Failure to complete the pre-course requirements or failure to correctly prepare your orders may result in delays upon arrival or problems with payment of your final voucher.


NOTE: Effective 1 Jan 2018 ALL military students (Active Duty / Air National Guard / Air Force Reserve) are required to attend all nine (9) weeks of the course in-residence.

Military: Nine (9) weeks of resident instruction.

Palace Acquire (PAQ): Non-technical PAQ interns, such as community planners, are required to attend the first three (3) weeks of the course in-residence. Technical PAQ interns, such as engineers and architects, are required to complete the first five (5) weeks of the course in-residence.

Government Service Civilians: GS Civilians will be considered on a case-by-case basis based on available course capacity. These students are unit-funded.


Active Duty: You will be notified of your class date through your unit training manager. AFIT DOES NOT manage course rosters. WMGT 101 allocations are handled by AFPC and any questions on when you are attending should be directed to the AFPC Assignments Officer. Active Duty - DO NOT CLICK THE “APPLY” BUTTON BELOW.

Air National Guard (ANG) / Air Force Reserve Command (AFRC): Although ANG/AFRC members may self-register for the course using the “APPLY” button below, members must also notify their respective Unit Training Manager (UTM) of their desire to attend the course. The UTM will submit an Out of Cycle Request (OCR), in MILPDS/OTA, for the member to attend the class. NGB/AFRC require the OCR to issue a Training Line Number (TLN). The AFIT CE School is not responsible for requesting TLNs. Lastly, under the MAJCOM block of the self-registration form, all ANG members, should select the “ANG” option from the pulldown display. All AFRC members, should select the “AFRC” option from the pulldown display.

Palace Acquire (PAQ): You must request to attend this course through Mr. Eric Jeffcoat, the CE Career Field PAQ Coordinator at AFPC. Please contact Mr. Jeffcoat at to begin the approval process. . PAQ - DO NOT CLICK THE “APPLY” BUTTON BELOW.


09-Apr-2018 to 09-Jun-2018

11-Oct-2018 to 15-Dec-2018

08-Apr-2019 to 08-Jun-2019

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

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

QUESTIONS? Send us an e-mail by clicking the Contact Us button.

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.

09-Apr-2018 to 09-Jun-2018 / WPAFB Resident



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