Mode and Duration:
- FA51AATC Resident: 8 Weeks
Continuous Learning Points (CLPs) FA51AATC: 240 points
- 51A Program Management
- 51C Contracting
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 51. Officers must have a baccalaureate degree or higher with 24 business hours.
Active, Reserve, and Guard Non- Commissioned Officers:
Non-Commissioned Officers must have been assessed into the 51C MOS and must be a Sergeant (E5) or above.
Security Clearance Requirement:
NCOs requiring a security clearance must contact the US Army Acquisition Support Center, ATTN: NCO Proponent, CMF 51 and MOS 51C, 9900 Belvoir Road, Suite 201, Fort Belvoir, VA 22060-5567.
Army Acquisition Center of Excellence
ATTN: AACoE, CTC
1410 Ben Graves Drive
Huntsville, AL 35816
**FA51AATC REPLACES THE PREVIOUS FA51AAPC FOR SOLDIERS SELECTED FOR THE ACQUISITION CORPS
**FA51s going to a program management assignment will attend 8 Weeks of initial training (AATC). **FA51s going to a contracting assignment will attend 8 Weeks of initial training (AATC) as well as the follow on 1 week (ACWL)
The AATC course is designed not only to prepare participants for their first assignment in the Army Acquisition Workforce, but to also establish their foundation of knowledge for their acquisition career. AATC is designed to provide a broad spectrum of knowledge pertaining to the acquisition process, program management and contracting. The program of instruction covers legal and regulatory policies, guidelines that shape the acquisition process, the application of contracting and program management principles, systems engineering, information technology, cost and pricing fundamentals, contingency contracting practices. Course content and instructional techniques are designed to provide participants with a knowledge and understanding of basic materiel acquisition, contracting principles and processes, and how to apply those across the acquisition lifecycle “from cradle – to – grave”.
The foundation for all course material is based primarily on Department of Defense Instruction 5000.02, Operation of the Defense Acquisition System (DODI 5000.02), the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) (Parts 1-53) and the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS). Classroom presentations will emphasize these principles, demonstrate techniques of analysis, and illustrate typical applications of the analytical techniques. The course will also prepare participants on how to operate successfully within the acquisition environment through intensive FAR and DFAR research practical exercises. Participants will be given scenario based exercises using prior lecture and the internet to resolve each scenario. Learning will be assessed by closed book examinations, in-class quizzes, exercises, take-home work, and class participation, which will be graded to determine the student’s comprehension, and mastery, of the material.
The course content and instructional techniques provide each participant with a knowledge and ability in the military environment to perform the following critical tasks: (1) formulate solutions to complex problems, (2) apply technical analytic skills to acquisition issues; (3) conduct analysis, and (4) communicate complex ideas in terms relevant to the audience. Unique functions performed by the Army acquisition workforce are based in statute and cannot be performed by non-acquisition personnel. This course will prepare participants for entry-level contingency contracting positions. Further, this course emphasizes Army-unique system acquisition procedures, organizations, and Army doctrine throughout its curriculum.
- In order to complete the FA 51 basic qualification training requirements, FA51s going to a program management assignment will attend 8 Weeks of initial training (AATC). FA51s going to a contracting assignment will attend 8 Weeks of initial training (AATC) as well as the follow on 1 week (ACWL). These courses meet the individual DAWIA education requirements for the newly assessed Acquisition Soldier in both program management and contracting carrier fields. (excluding DAU class CON 0072)
- In order to complete MOS 51C basic qualification training requirements, NCO’s must complete AATC (FA51AATC) and ACWL (FA51ACWL). These courses meet the individual DAWIA education requirements for the newly assessed Acquisition Soldier in both program management and contracting carrier fields. (excluding DAU class CON 0072)
- Additional Requirements / Directed Studies – DAU Home
- ACQ0030 (ALL students) Due NLT COB Friday, week one of class.
- PMT0140 (Officers Only) via DAU online training. Due NLT COB Friday, week five of class
- Equivalencies granted for successful completion of AATC: ACQ 1010, ACQ 2020, ACQ 2030, PMT 2750, CON 1100, CON 1200, CON 1300, CON 1400, CON 8300.
- 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)
To register for this course Soldiers must see their training section and complete an A1 application.
Course material is NOT releasable to students from foreign countries.