FA 51 Intermediate Qualification Course (IQC)
Mode and Duration:
Resident: 3 Weeks
Onsite: 3 Weeks
51A System Development
51R Information Technology
51S Uniformed Scientist
The three-week FA51 IQC is the Army Acquisition Corps (AAC) functional-area specific follow-on to the core intermediate Level Education (ILE). FA51 IQC is part of the FA51 Leader Development Plan and together with ILE grant MEL-4 certification. FA51 IQC develops Acquisition Leaders capable of leading and managing any acquisition organization at the LTC/GS-14-level and develops a pool of future senior officer’s and civilians trained in innovative leadership & acquisition topics. IQC provides training in acquisition-related leadership topics not found in the Core ILE
1. Purpose: Provides more advanced acquisition-related education to military and civilians who have demonstrated exceptional leadership potential in previous acquisition assignments. Prepares students for critical acquisition assignments.
2. 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/.
Priorities – the intent is for IQC is to be attended after an officer attends the Core ILE (or Sustaining Base Leadership and Management course (SBLM) for CDGs), although it can be taken prior to attending the Core ILE on a case-by-case basis.
Acquisition Officers who require ILE for MEL IV as per the G-3 ILE implementation message (YGs 94 and subsequent).
Competitive Development Group (CDG) candidates who have SBLM and who need IQC for CDG graduation. Attendance for these civilians will be funded by the CDG Program.
Acquisition Officers who do not require ILE for MEL IV but who desire attendance at IQC for professional development. These Officers may attend if seats are available after personnel from the priorities above have been accommodated. ASC will not fund these officers; their commands may fund at their discretion.
Contractor personnel may attend on a space available basis if their Government point of contact approves their application for training.
Secret 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.
Phone: (256) 824-4548
Army Acquisition Center of Excellence
ATTN: AACoE, MDH
301 Sparkman Drive
Huntsville, AL 35899