School Code:


Course Code:


Modes and Duration:

Resident:  3 Weeks

Onsite:  3 Weeks

Recommended Credit:


Functional Areas (FA):

51A System Development

51T Testing


This three week course is designed to provide a broad spectrum of knowledge pertaining to the materiel acquisition process. It covers legal and regulatory policies and objectives that shape the acquisition process and the implementation of these policies and objectives by the U.S. Army. Areas of coverage include: program management, systems engineering and information technology. Further, this course emphasizes Army-unique system acquisition procedures, organizations, and Army doctrine throughout its curriculum.

Special Information:

1. Note to Training Officers: Students must be manually entered into ATRRS.

2. FA51 Officers with an Area of Concentration in Program Management (51A) Officers being assessed into the Acquisition Corps should attend this course after the three week Army Acquisition Foundation Course (AAFC), one after another (contiguously). TDY orders should include both courses, beginning with the starting date of AAFC and ending with the final date of AIPM.

3. This course can be found on ATRRS under School Code 701H. 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/.

Course material is NOT releasable to students from foreign countries.


ACTIVE, RESERVE AND GUARD OFFICERS: Commissioned officers must have completed their branch advanced course, must be a Captain (O3) or above, and must have been assessed into the U.S. Army Acquisition Corps with a Functional Area code of 51A. Officers must have a baccalaureate degree or higher with 24 business hours.

CIVILIANS: Civilians must be in the grade range of GS-07 through GS-13 and a member of the acquisition work force in Career Program 14.

Security Clearance Requirement: 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 and civilians 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

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