SCM-C (SCM-301)
Security Cooperation Management CONUS Course
Online and 5 Day Classroom

Objective

The Security Cooperation Management CONUS Course (SCM-C) is designed for personnel who are new to the Security Cooperation workforce, and who work full time in Foreign Military Sales (FMS) and/or Building Partner Capacity (BPC) programs in CONUS. Through instructor and student dialogue and workshops, the course provides an enhanced understanding and application of the policies, procedures, methods, systems, and sequential actions necessary for the effective management of FMS and security cooperation programs.

Acceptance into the SCM-C requires completion of two online prerequisites: The SCM-OC-OL (Orientation Course-Online) and the International Programs Security Requirements Course-Online* (IPSR-OL). Registration for both the SCM-OC-OL and the IPSR-OL can be done through the DISCS website. Students will apply the information learned in the two online prerequisites during the SCM-C resident course. Students must successfully complete all online course requirements no later than 10 calendar days prior to the start of the SCM-C resident course or they will not be allowed to attend the SCM-C. For information and registration for the SCM-OC-OL and IPSR-OL courses, please select the “Online Learning” tab on the DISCS website. See the section on Prerequisites for further information.

Course Description

The SCM-C course is five days and normally runs from 0800 until 1530 Monday through Friday. Topics addressed include legal foundations, technology transfer, program planning and coordination, international programs security, acquisition, contracting, pricing and financial management, logistics, training management, and the Security Cooperation Information Portal (SCIP). See the syllabus for more information on what will be covered and the duration in each lesson.

SCM-C lessons include exercises that reinforce the material learned during the Orientation Course-Online (SCM-OC-OL) and will simulate actual procedures, decision trees, work flows and situations associated with security cooperation. Students will be tested on the first morning of the class on their retention of material they should have learned from the Orientation and IPSR online courses. The timed test consists of ten multiple choice questions. Those students who do not achieve a passing score of at least 70% will be required to repeat selected modules of the SCM-OC-OL by staying after class for up to 90 minutes over three consecutive days. Students are strongly encouraged to review the continuity books for each lesson of the SCM-OC-OL and the IPSR-OL prior to arriving for the SCM-C (CONUS) course. These continuity books are located within each lesson module of the SCM-OC and IPSR-OL in the Resources menu, in Blackboard. In addition, students will be sent an email approximately two weeks prior to the start of the SCM-C course with login instructions to access Blackboard where the continuity books will be available for review.

Daily take home quizzes will be distributed Monday thru Thursday. A final quiz will be administered in class on Friday afternoon, for a total of 20 questions for the week. Students must achieve a total score of 70% to pass the class.

Continuous Learning Points

Graduates of this course may use the hours associated as Continuous Learning Points (CLPs, CEPs, etc.) for various professional development programs. Specific hours, by course, are listed at Continuous Learning Points.

Ace Equivalency Course Information

Visit the Ace Equivalency Course Information page to see the American Council on Education recommendation for this course.

Sequence of Registration

Registration for SCM-C is a three-step process. Please carefully follow the steps below to sign up for this course.

Step 1

If you have not already done so, you must register and take the IPSR-OL prerequisite course first. The online IPSR-OL course is available through Blackboard. Go to the DISCS Web-based Registration Form to register.

Step 2

Complete SCM-OC-OL course. The online SCM-OC-OL course is available through Blackboard. Go to the DISCS Web-based Registration Form to Registrar.

Step 3

You must register for the 5 day SCM-C Course. Select the Registration tab above for detailed instructions. Each branch of the service and military organization has their own method of allotting billets for this course, so you must follow the procedures for your service or organization to receive a quota. If you have questions about this, contact the Registrar.

Successful completion of SCM-C normally is a prerequisite for admission to DISCS's advanced courses such as SCM-CF, SCM-CM, and SCM-CS.

Prerequisites

The student must complete the following online courses prior to taking the SCM-C Course:

  • SCM-OC-OL
  • IPSR-OL*. This course meets International Program Security (IPS) training requirements of DoD Directive 5230.20

The SCM-OC-OL and the IPSR-OL courses must be completed no later than 10 calendar days prior to the start of the SCM-C. The 10-day window prior to the start of the classroom portion of the course is to ensure all students have completed the SCM-OC-OL and IPSR-OL courses and to prepare orders so students may attend the classroom portion of the SCM-C Course.

* In accordance with the Deputy Secretary of Defense’s memorandum Training in International Security and Foreign Disclosure Support to International Programs (dated 22 October 1999), all DoD employees involved in international programs must receive training in international programs security (IPS). In lieu of the IPSR-OL offered by DISCS, this required training can be fulfilled by completing the Defense Acquisition University’s (DAU) ACQ 130 Fundamentals of Technology Security/Transfer course (or its predecessor: PMT 203 International Security and Technology Transfer/Control). Students who have completed DAU’s ACQ 130 or PMT 203 must present their course graduation certificate to the DISCS registrar NLT 10 calendar days prior to the start of SCM-C, as evidence of completion.

International Affairs Certification Program (IACP)

The Department of Defense International Affairs, Certification Program Guidelines (dated 28 April 2008), set forth standardized certification guidelines for the International Affairs Certification Program (IACP). Workforce members are required to meet the mandatory standards of education, training, and experience in order to achieve each of three levels of certification. Certification is not required for filling IA positions, but it does readily identify those individuals who have completed specific training, education, and experience thresholds. Certification is available to military and civilian personnel. Click here for more information.

This is a LEVEL I course for IA certification purposes.

Eligibility Criteria

Personnel selected to attend this class should be assigned to US government activities in CONUS against billets related in some way to SA/SC. This includes contractor support personnel. Although the majority of students are affiliated with DoD, personnel in similar job positions in other federal agencies may also attend. Generally, most students are between military pay grades E-7 and O-5 or comparable civilian pay grades.

Requests for waivers of the above criteria will be reviewed on an individual basis by DISCS’s Director of Management Studies (DISCS/DM).

As a reminder, all students are required to complete the Security Cooperation Management Orientation Course-Online (SCM-OC-OL) course and the International Programs Security Requirements-Online (IPSR-OL) course prior to attending SCM-C.

Security Clearance

None required.

Classes and Hours

SCM-C holds classes daily on normal USG workdays. Classes begin at 0800 on Monday morning and 0745 Tuesday through Friday. Classes end at approximately 1530 Monday through Friday. Students must finish all classroom and prerequisite requirements before certificates of graduation will be awarded. Due to increased airport security, students should not schedule commercial airline departures before 1800 on Day 5 (Friday). DISCS does not authorize early departures except in a bona fide emergency.

When the SCM-C is offered as an onsite course, exported to client locations as SCM-C-X, the same course prerequisites, class hours, course structure, and graduation requirements apply.


Official Review Conducted On: 11/28/2016

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Commandant's Message

I'm hoping that you've not had issues finding us! As you can tell by our new website -- The Defense Institute of Security Assistance Management (DISAM) transitioned to the Defense Institute of Security Cooperation Studies (DISCS). This became effective 1 July 2016, and comes as DSCA more closely aligns the schoolhouse, its curriculum, and its mission priorities with DOD strategic guidance, and DSCA's vision for the future. The name change reflects DSCA's focus on full spectrum capability building and that the schoolhouse's mandate for training the workforce has expanded beyond Security Assistance to include all of Security Cooperation.

There are a number of transitional issues in progress and we will work with various constituencies and other supporting organizations to be as seamless as possible in our support to you. As you can see, the Institute’s website has a new URL of www.iscs.dsca.mil. In terms of you contacting DISCS, please note that "Group e-mail addresses" (such as the Registrar’s Office) will change as soon as we can work through the IT wickets, but old group email addresses should work after the change for some time. All email addresses and phone numbers for institute personnel remain the same as they were prior to changing our name to the Defense Institute of Security Cooperation Studies. Note that there have been no changes to course designations or names of the courses offered by the Institute.

This is an exciting time for the Defense Institute of Security Cooperation Studies and we looking forward to continuing our long-standing service to the security cooperation workforce for years to come as we keep pace with the environment impacting all of you as our constituents.

Sincerely,

Dr. Ron Reynolds
Commandant
Defense Institute of Security Cooperation Studies

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Commandant's Message

A lot has happened since my last update here, and I will only hit the highlights. Work continues as things push forward on the SC Workforce Development Program (SCWDP) effort per the guidance in NDAA 2017. I won’t try to address it here – I won’t do it justice in such a short column. However, I’d note that for the most current information – the work of the SCWDP Working Group (and its three Sub-Working Groups and 5 Lines of Effort), are available via a periodic newsletter published by DSCA. If you’d like the most recent edition, please let me know.

In a major realignment to better support DSCA’s efforts to develop the Departments’ Security Cooperation Workforce Development program, the Defense Institute of Security Cooperation Studies has fallen under the Security Cooperation Workforce Development Directorate as of 2 June 2017. This move aligns all SC training, education and certification programs under the Directorate developing and managing the DoD SCWDP and facilitates greater engagement and support for development of the future SC education and training policies and programs as well as the development of the Defense Security Cooperation University.

DISCS has begun efforts for its satellite campus in the National Capital Region – with Mr. Dan Eagle on board as our new Director of Strategy Instruction and the process ongoing to bring on four more faculty (in the process of bringing on three faculty members that will be in place there permanently as we look at existing and new courses that would be most effective in conducting there (several classes now offered there vice our main campus at WPAFB).

In the realm of courseware/class changes – the SCM-O (Overseas) Course has changed its scheme to where all students now attend for the full four weeks. The syllabus has changed and is current on our website.

We are in the process of our cycle for programming DISCS activities/academic calendar for FY18 – really looking to “bridge the gap” between current SC community/enterprise education and training requirements – which are significant – and ultimately get us to where we need to be in the schoolhouse efforts directed by NDAA 2017. One key thing for you to note – as a potential student – we often have unused seats in our classes at Wright-Patt. If you need training and can’t seem to get a seat, please let us/me know. We’ll work with your chain of command to get you a seat in the class that is required for you.

I’ll stop there and set a goal of updating the CC Corner at least monthly to keep you informed in a more timely way in this fast-paced environment.

Sincerely,

Dr. Ron Reynolds