Academic Info/Programs: HPPG/SCTI

Background

DoD/DSCA continues to place emphasis on the development of the Security Cooperation Workforce through training, education and other career development opportunities to accomplish our mission. It is important Security Cooperation personnel be identified in the Security Cooporation Workforce Development (SCWD) Database in their current position with an appropriate training level and DISCS class identified. The following table provides specific training levels and their corresponding training that constituent organizations can reference when establishing the appropriate training level for their positions in the Security Cooporation Workforce Development (SCWD) Database:

DISCS Course Level: 000
Positions Details: Positions with no substantive SC/SA involvement.
Training Required: No training required
Web Site for Training: N/A
DISCS Course Level: 100
Positions Details: Positions needing only an awareness of basic SC terminology or Senior commanders and staff indirectly responsible for SC supervision.
Training Required: 1-2 hour SC Familiarization: SCM-FA-OL (SCM-101)
Web Site for Training: Security Cooperation Familiarization Course (SC-FAM-OL)
DISCS Course Level: 200
Positions Details: Positions needing only a basic understanding of SC program terminology and processes, or positions directly responsible for some aspects of SC but for which extensive knowledge of SC programs is not required.
Training Required: Online SC Course (approximately 15-20 hours to complete): SCM-OC-OL (SCM-201)
Web Site for Training: Security Cooperation Management Online Orientation Course (SCM-OC-OL)
DISCS Course Level: 300
Positions Details: Positions working SC programs directly involving the transfer of military articles, services, and training or supervising that work.
Training Required: Requires Introductory SC Course at a DISCS 300 Course Level including but not limited to:
  1. SCM-C (SCM-301)
  2. SCM-E (SCM-311)
  3. SCM-TO/TM (SCM-341/342)
  4. SCM-O (SCM-351)
  5. SCM-AO (SCM-361)
  6. SCM-SP (SCM-371)
Web Site for Training: Resident Training Information
DISCS Course Level: 400
Positions Details: Positions requiring advanced understanding of SC/SA processes and policy.
Training Required: Requires Advanced SC Course at a DISCS 400 Course Level including but not limited to:
  1. SCM-CM (SCM-401)
  2. SCM-CF (SCM-411)
  3. SCM-CR (SCM-412)
  4. SCM-CS (SCM-421)
Web Site for Training: Resident Training Information

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Commandant's Corner

...announcements and registration opportunities for these and other courses as each nears readiness.

DISCS will continue to teach legacy courses while new courses are developed. While there may not be a 100 percent transfer of credit for a legacy course to a new course due to gaps in coverage of competencies, we will endeavor to grant as much transferrable credit as possible. The legacy courses are still valuable to the workforce (provide needed training) and I highly encourage the workforce to continue to attend them as long as they remain available. Note that as we get closer to the fall, and in order to dedicate faculty efforts to curriculum development, we anticipate reductions in some of our legacy courses – to make the new courseware available more quickly.

I had previously noted the establishment of the DISCS location in the National Capital Region (NCR). Staffing there has continued to expand and construction has begun on facilities in Crystal City Gateway 2. If all goes as planned, the construction will be completed early this summer and we’ll be able to conduct classes soon thereafter. DISCS faculty at WPAFB will continue to support DISCS-NCR courses in both interim and long term operations. This is to help ensure the important integration among our faculty, DSCA headquarters personnel and representatives of organizations and agencies in the NCR remains robust.

Remember, DISCS centrally funds the TDY expenses for our students. All course information and the ability to register for them resides on this website.

Lastly, I’d note that DISCS is coming up on its Reaffirmation of Accreditation Visit by the Council on Occupational Education (COE). The team will visit our WPAFB location on 8-12 April. This culminates the Self-Study activity by our faculty and staff documenting the activity dealing with 10 Standards of the evaluation with a range of areas from Educational Programs to Strategic Planning to Student Services and Activities to name only three of them. We look forward to that team’s visit – these occur generally every 5-6 years with annual updates provided to COE in years where there is no visit.

Will update this as often as possible to keep you informed in a timely way in this fast-paced environment.

Sincerely,

Dr. Ron Reynolds

Posted February 14, 2019

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Commandant's Corner

...announcements and registration opportunities for these and other courses as each nears readiness.

DISCS will continue to teach legacy courses while new courses are developed. While there may not be a 100 percent transfer of credit for a legacy course to a new course due to gaps in coverage of competencies, we will endeavor to grant as much transferrable credit as possible. The legacy courses are still valuable to the workforce (provide needed training) and I highly encourage the workforce to continue to attend them as long as they remain available. Note that as we get closer to the fall, and in order to dedicate faculty efforts to curriculum development, we anticipate reductions in some of our legacy courses – to make the new courseware available more quickly.

I had previously noted the establishment of the DISCS location in the National Capital Region (NCR). Staffing there has continued to expand and construction has begun on facilities in Crystal City Gateway 2. If all goes as planned, the construction will be completed early this summer and we’ll be able to conduct classes soon thereafter. DISCS faculty at WPAFB will continue to support DISCS-NCR courses in both interim and long term operations. This is to help ensure the important integration among our faculty, DSCA headquarters personnel and representatives of organizations and agencies in the NCR remains robust.

Remember, DISCS centrally funds the TDY expenses for our students. All course information and the ability to register for them resides on this website.

Lastly, I’d note that DISCS is coming up on its Reaffirmation of Accreditation Visit by the Council on Occupational Education (COE). The team will visit our WPAFB location on 8-12 April. This culminates the Self-Study activity by our faculty and staff documenting the activity dealing with 10 Standards of the evaluation with a range of areas from Educational Programs to Strategic Planning to Student Services and Activities to name only three of them. We look forward to that team’s visit – these occur generally every 5-6 years with annual updates provided to COE in years where there is no visit.

Will update this as often as possible to keep you informed in a timely way in this fast-paced environment.

Sincerely,

Dr. Ron Reynolds

Posted February 14, 2019