AACOE Training programs

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Phase One
  • Army Acquisition Foundation Course – three-week course provides entry-level training in program management and contracting. This course should be taken upon entry into your first acquisition assignment.
  • Army Basic Contracting Course – four-week course provides training in The Army Basic Contracting Course (ABCC) covers cost and pricing fundamentals (CON 170), contingency contracting practices and procedures (CON 234 equivalency), and Procurement Desktop – Defense (PD2) to include software and practical application. It should be taken upon entry into your first contracting assignment.
  • DA Civilians will only attend the first two weeks of ABCC.
Phase Two
  • Army Acquisition Intermediate Contracting Course – four-week course provides intermediate level training in contracting. It should be taken after one year of contracting experience. This course provides Level 2 training in contracting. Students must have completed their Level 1 training in contracting prior to attending this course.
Other Acquisition Training
  • FA 51 Intermediate Qualification Course – a highly-competitive three-week course designed to provide more advanced acquisition-related education to military and civilians who have demonstrated exceptional leadership potential in previous acquisition assignments. This course prepares you for more challenging acquisition assignments.
Administrative Information
  • Resident and onsite classes
  1. Resident classes are classes taught at the Army Acquisition Center of Excellence in Huntsville.
  2. Onsite classes are classes taught at various locations such as: Warren, Michigan; Rock Island, Illinois; Aberdeen, Maryland; Picatinny Arsenal, New Jersey; Washington, DC; etc.

Army Contracting Command (AAC) will send a welcome letter to each student authorized travel for his/her training. The letter will contain travel authorization specifics and a fund citation for use in DTS.

Registration Assistance:
Contact: AACoE
Phone: (256) 824-4293

Mailing Address:
Army Acquisition Center of Excellence
ATTN: AACoE, MDH
301 Sparkman Drive
Huntsville, AL 35899

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