AACOE Training programs

FA51 Training

All FA 51 Officers:
The 9-week transition course consists of the following three courses – AAFC/ABCC/AIPM. These three courses must be take consecutively and prior to the first acquisition assignment.

  • Army Acquisition Foundation Course (AAFC), School Code 701H, Course ID 8D-F48/551-51C30 – This three week course provides entry-level training in program management and contracting. This course should be taken prior to your first acquisition assignment.
  • Army Intermediate Program Management Course (AIPM), School Code 701H, Course ID 8D-F46/551-F34 – This three-week course provides intermediate level training in program management. This course is taken immediately following AAFC for all newly assessed officers and should be taken prior to your first acquisition assignment.
  • Army Basic Contracting Course (ABCC), School Code 701H, Course ID 8d-F50/551-51C30 – This four week course provides training in contingency contracting and Procurement Desktop-Defense (PD2) Software and cost and pricing. This course is taken immediately following AAFC and should be taken prior to your first acquisition assignment.
  • FA51 Intermediate Qualification Course (IQC), School Code 701H, Course ID FA51 IQC  – This three-week course provides more advanced acquisition-related education to officers who have completed at least one acquisition assignment. This course prepares you for more challenging acquisition assignments.
  • Army Acquisition Intermediate Contracting Course (AAICC), School Code 701H, Course ID 8d-F49/551-F49 (MC) – This four-week course provides intermediate level training in contracting. This course is taken after you have completed your DAWIA Level I training in contract and have two years operational contracting experience.

51C Officers Selected for Command:

  • 51C Pre-Command Course (KO PCC).  School Code 701H, Course ID ALMC-PD – This one week course is for all COLs and LTCs who have been designated through the CSL for command positions.  It prepares selectees for command by providing a common understanding of current doctrine and providing both new and refresher training in selected functions and duties.