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For each student to comprehend and consistently apply life-cycle cost estimating principles, tools and standards to Air Force programs to more effectively plan, program, budget and execute Air Force infrastructure requirements.
This course empowers "project owners" (design and construction
professionals) to generate, review, manage and/or finalize the
programmed amounts and independent government estimates. Students will
master life-cycle cost analysis and the three DoD cost estimating
methods. Graduates will become Authorized Air Force Cost Estimators.
Estimating is not a universal skill. Applicants should evaluate their
ability in both advanced mathematics and cross-disciplinary construction
to be successful in estimating.
*Note: This course will require a high degree of mathematical
competency. While graduated engineers and architects should be capable
to complete the curriculum, they should expect substantial homework.*
Programmers, Project Managers, Operations Flight Engineers, and Higher Headquarter & Civil Engineer Squadron Engineers & Architects in support of the production of cost estimates.
Other degreed Civil Engineer Squadron Engineers and Architects and Technicians, and Higher Headquarters counterparts.