Army Acquisition Professional Course (AAPC)
This nine (soon to be sixteen) week course is held in Huntsville, Alabama at the Army Acquisition Center of Excellence. It is designed to provide a broad spectrum of knowledge pertaining to the acquisition process, program management and contracting.
Naval Postgraduate School’s Advanced Education Program (Initial Officer Education) Army Acquisition officers attend Naval Postgraduate School’s Masters of Science in Program 522 through the Advanced Civil Schooling fully funded education program.
Each of these programs result in a minimum Acquisition Career Fields (AFC) training of: Contracting (3), Program Management (3), Test and Evaluation (2), and Engineering (2).
Follow on training includes:
- Army Intermediate Contracting Course AICC (Phasing out) : This four week Course held in Huntsville Alabama is and intermediate contracting course emphasizing Army doctrine and Army-unique system acquisition procedures and organizations throughout its curriculum.
- Military Education Level 4/Advanced Operations Course Intermediate Qualification Course (IQC): The three-week FA51 IQC is the Army Acquisition Corps (AAC) functional-area specific follow-on to the core intermediate Level Education (ILE).