AACOE Courses

School Code:


Course ID:

8D-F49/551-F49 (MC)

Mode and Duration:

Resident: 4 Weeks
Onsite: 4 Weeks

Recommended Credit:

Pending ACE review

Functional Areas:

51C Contracting


Course content and instructional techniques are designed to provide participants with a knowledge and understanding of the Federal Acquisition Regulation/Defense Federal Acquisition Supplement that students will apply from “cradle to grave” scenarios; contingency contracting and practical experience on contracting software; application of program management principles to cover development, cost, schedule and performance of a new weapon system program; and intermediate contract cost and pricing principles used for simple to complex contract awards. The classroom presentations will emphasize principles, demonstrate techniques of analysis, and illustrate typical applications of the analytical techniques. Each area of instruction is accompanied by practical exercises which are expected to be worked in the group problem solving sessions as well as outside of the scheduled class time. These exercises, examinations given during class, and case studies are graded to determine the student’s comprehension and mastery of the material. This course will provide DAU-equivalent DAWIA level 2 certification training in contracting. This intermediate contracting course emphasizes Army doctrine and Army-unique system acquisition procedures and organizations throughout its curriculum.

AICC addresses: Intermediate principles of the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation and Federal Acquisition Regulation; manages, performs, and administers contracting functions for commodities, services, and construction using acquisition procedures, negotiation and other approved methods of contracting. Uses automated contracting systems to prepare, process, and analyze transactions and products; provides leadership skills as a business advisor, buyer, negotiator, administrator, and contracting officer; supports all functions of contingency contracting operations.

Special Information:

1. This course can be found on ATRRS under School Code 907A. It is taught at the Army Acquisition Center of Excellence (AACoE) on the campus of the University of Alabama at Huntsville (UAH).

For additional information visit Web site http://asc.army.mil/web/organization/aacoe/.
This course is NOT releasable to students from foreign countries.


Commission officers (03 – 04) must have been accessed into Functional Area 51, completed all current DAWIA level 1 contracting certification standards, and have a minimum of two years operational contracting experience.

Must be GS-9-11 and level 1 certified in contracting and be assigned to a Career Program 14 position.


Non-Commissioned officers must have a 51C MOS, completed all current DAWIA level 1 contracting functional training requirements, have an associate’s degree OR 60 semester credit hours (with a minimum of 24 semester hours in accounting, law, business, finance, contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods, or organization management), and have a minimum of two years of operational contracting experience.

MOS 51C noncommissioned officers are encouraged to review the “Department of the Army Non-Commissioned Officer (NCO) Career Management Field (CMF) Certification and Acquisition Corps Membership Policy and Procedures” document for current information regarding MOS 51C NCO accreditation and certification requirements. This document is available at http://asc.army.mil.

Clearance: Secret.
The US Army Acquisition Support Center, ATTN: NCO Proponent, CMF 51 and MOS
51C, 9900 Belvoir Road, Suite 201, Fort Belvoir, VA 22060-5567.
Commissioned officers, civilians and noncommissioned officers who fail to meet these prerequisites but who are assigned to a materiel acquisition position will be considered for enrollment on a case-by-case basis.

Registration Assistance:
Contact: AACoE
Phone: (256) 824-4548
Email: michele.e.custer@us.army.mil

Mailing Address:
Army Acquisition Center of Excellence
124 University Circle
Huntsville, AL 35899