Course Catalog: Course Listing

SC Areas of Concentration
SC Acquisition Courses
IPSR-OL
International Programs Security Requirements
Covers the principles and procedures that facilitate international technology transfer, export controls, and foreign disclosure.
SCM-FA-OL (SCM 101)
Security Cooperation Management Familiarization Course
An entry-level online course (Security Cooperation Workforce Level 1) providing familiarization on Security Cooperation as conducted by the United States Government with many partner nations around the world.
SC Case Execution Courses
IPSR-OL
International Programs Security Requirements
Covers the principles and procedures that facilitate international technology transfer, export controls, and foreign disclosure.
SCM-C (SCM-301)
Security Cooperation Management CONUS Course
Online and 5 Day Classroom
JMD Code – SCU – Security Cooperation CONUS
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.
SCM-CF (SCM-411)
Security Cooperation Management Financial Management Course
5 Days
Provides personnel who are directly involved in or concerned with Security Cooperation (SC) pricing, funds management, performance/delivery reporting, and billing; a comprehensive understanding and application of the policies, methods, systems, and actions necessary for the effective financial management of SC cases.
SCM-CM (SCM-401)
Security Cooperation Management Program and Case Management Course
5 Days
Designed for personnel who directly participate in the pre-development, development, implementation, execution and closure of foreign military sales (FMS) and building partner capacity (BPC) cases.
SCM-CR (SCM-412)
Security Cooperation Management Case Reconciliation and Closure Course
5 Days
Designed to provide personnel who are directly involved or concerned with Security Cooperation (SC) case and financial management a comprehensive understanding and application of the policies, methods, systems, and actions necessary for effective and continuous case and line reconciliation from case and line implementation through final closure.
SCM-CS (SCM-421)
Security Cooperation Management Logistics Support Course
5 Days, (MASL IIN D178238)
Provides personnel who are directly involved in or concerned with foreign military sales (FMS) requisitions and materiel movement with a comprehensive understanding and application of the policies, procedures, systems, and actions necessary to move FMS materiel from its initial requisition through shipment to the customer's final destination.
SCM-FA-OL (SCM 101)
Security Cooperation Management Familiarization Course
An entry-level online course (Security Cooperation Workforce Level 1) providing familiarization on Security Cooperation as conducted by the United States Government with many partner nations around the world.
SCM-OC-OL (SCM-201)
Security Cooperation Management Orientation Online Course
MASL IIN D178258
An entry-level course designed primarily for personnel who are new to the Security Cooperation (SC) field, or who perform security cooperation duties on a part-time basis. It provides an overview of the full range of security cooperation activities, to include legislation, policy, Foreign Military Sales (FMS) process, logistics, finance, and training management.
SC Enterprise - Industry Courses
IPSR-OL
International Programs Security Requirements
Covers the principles and procedures that facilitate international technology transfer, export controls, and foreign disclosure.
SCM-FA-OL (SCM 101)
Security Cooperation Management Familiarization Course
An entry-level online course (Security Cooperation Workforce Level 1) providing familiarization on Security Cooperation as conducted by the United States Government with many partner nations around the world.
SCM-IN
Security Cooperation Management Industry Course
3 Days
Provides an orientation-level understanding of security cooperation to U.S. defense industry personnel involved in international sales.
SC Enterprise - International Partner Courses
IPSR-OL
International Programs Security Requirements
Covers the principles and procedures that facilitate international technology transfer, export controls, and foreign disclosure.
SCM-FA-OL (SCM 101)
Security Cooperation Management Familiarization Course
An entry-level online course (Security Cooperation Workforce Level 1) providing familiarization on Security Cooperation as conducted by the United States Government with many partner nations around the world.
SCM-I
Security Cooperation Management International Purchaser Finance and Training Management Course
MASL IIN D178271 (SCM-IFL) / MASL IIN D178270 (SCM-IFT), EFFECTIVE 1 OCTOBER 2017
15 Days
The overarching objective of DISCS’s international curriculum is to help our security cooperation (SC) partners manage and implement the U.S. Foreign Military Sales (FMS) program in support of their nation’s defense.
SC Executive Education Courses
IPSR-OL
International Programs Security Requirements
Covers the principles and procedures that facilitate international technology transfer, export controls, and foreign disclosure.
SCM-E (SCM-311)
Security Cooperation Management USG Executive and U.S. Defense Industry Course
5 Days JMD – SCMU – Security Cooperation Management USG Executive
Designed to provide senior-level personnel from both the USG and U.S. defense industry an understanding of the overall USG security cooperation/security assistance purpose, policies, management structure, and execution processes.
SCM-FA-OL (SCM 101)
Security Cooperation Management Familiarization Course
An entry-level online course (Security Cooperation Workforce Level 1) providing familiarization on Security Cooperation as conducted by the United States Government with many partner nations around the world.
SCM-STC (SCM-400)
Security Cooperation Management Senior Executive Tutorial
3 Days
Designed to provide senior-level USG personnel (O-8 or equivalent) an understanding of the overall USG security cooperation/security assistance purpose, policies, management structure, and execution processes.
SC Execution Support Courses
IPSR-OL
International Programs Security Requirements
Covers the principles and procedures that facilitate international technology transfer, export controls, and foreign disclosure.
MTCR
Missile Technology Control Regime MTT (Mobile Training Team) Course
2 Days
Trains selected DoD personnel in recognizing and controlling the export of missiles/UAVs and related technologies that have the potential for use in the delivery of weapons of mass destruction. The regime and supporting documentation were designed to assist in the implementation of national export controls to monitor, control, and deny exportation of these critical technologies.
MTCR-OL
Missile Technology Control Regime Facilitated Online Course
12 Days
Trains selected DoD personnel in recognizing and controlling the export of missiles/UAVs and related technologies that have the potential for use in the delivery of weapons of mass destruction. The regime and supporting documentation were designed to assist in the implementation of national export controls to monitor, control, and deny exportation of these critical technologies.
SCM-FA-OL (SCM 101)
Security Cooperation Management Familiarization Course
An entry-level online course (Security Cooperation Workforce Level 1) providing familiarization on Security Cooperation as conducted by the United States Government with many partner nations around the world.
SCM-LA (SCM-459)
Security Cooperation Management Locally Employed Staff (LE Staff) Advanced Course
5 Days JMD Code – SCMU (Security Cooperation Locally Employed Staff Advanced)
Designed for personnel who have already attended the Security Cooperation Management Locally-Employed Staff Orientation (SCM-LO) Course.
SCM-LO (SCM-359)
Security Cooperation Management Locally Employed Staff (LE Staff) Orientation Course
10 Days JMD Code – SCMU (Security Cooperation Locally Employed Staff)
This course provides a functional knowledge of security cooperation and security assistance policies and procedures for Locally Employed Staff (LE Staff) who work in Security Cooperation Offices (SCOs) in U.S. embassies around the world.
SCM-SP (SCM-371)
Security Cooperation Management State Partnership Course
5 Days
Designed to provide mid-level security cooperation education and an introduction to security assistance for U.S. military and civilian personnel serving within the DoD State Partnership Program (SPP) community which supports U.S. international security cooperation/assistance programs.
SCM-TO/TM (SCM-341/342)
Security Cooperation Management Training Officer/Training Manager Course
5 Days
Designed to meet the needs of the International Military Student Offices (IMSO) at the installation level. The Training Manager (TM) course is designed for personnel with duties involved with international training activities at the military department level and above. The TO course is provided in residence at over five days (Monday through Friday). The TM course consists of a prerequisite distance learning module tailored for training managers, in addition to the five days of TO/TM classroom instruction.
SC Planning Oversight & Execution Courses
IPSR-OL
International Programs Security Requirements
Covers the principles and procedures that facilitate international technology transfer, export controls, and foreign disclosure.
SCM-FA-OL (SCM 101)
Security Cooperation Management Familiarization Course
An entry-level online course (Security Cooperation Workforce Level 1) providing familiarization on Security Cooperation as conducted by the United States Government with many partner nations around the world.
SCM-P3 (SCM-361)
Security Cooperation Management Policy, Programs, and Planning Course
5 Days
Provides a functional knowledge of security assistance/security cooperation planning considerations, authorities, funding and roles of the Department of State (DoS), Department of Defense (DoD), and other members of the U.S. government interagency.
SCO Operations & Management Courses
IPSR-OL
International Programs Security Requirements
Covers the principles and procedures that facilitate international technology transfer, export controls, and foreign disclosure.
SCM-EO
SCO Enterprise Orientation (SCO-301)
4 Days
The Enterprise Orientation course (SCM-EO) is designed to meet the educational requirements of U.S. security cooperation office (SCO) leaders.
SCM-FA-OL (SCM 101)
Security Cooperation Management Familiarization Course
An entry-level online course (Security Cooperation Workforce Level 1) providing familiarization on Security Cooperation as conducted by the United States Government with many partner nations around the world.
SCM-O (SCM-351)
Security Cooperation Management Overseas Course
20 Days JMD – SCO – Security Cooperation Overseas
25 Days JMD – SCOD – Security Cooperation Overseas and Washington, D.C. Orientation
5 Days JMD – SCDO – Security Cooperation Washington, D.C. Orientation
Designed to meet the educational requirements of U.S. security cooperation organization (SCO) personnel and geographic combatant command (CCMD) staff personnel directly supporting SCOs. The objective of this course is for the student to attain a working knowledge of SCO-relevant security cooperation (SC) policies and procedures.
SCM-OM (SCM-352)
Security Cooperation Management Overseas Modified Course
9 Days
Designed to meet the educational requirements of U.S. Embassy Security Cooperation Organization (SCO) personnel in specific countries with large/unique SCO missions that cannot attend the full SCM-O Resident Course at DISCS.
SCO-299
Security Cooperation Office (SCO) – Spouse Orientation
5 Days
Provides spouses of DoD SCO personnel with an in-depth understanding of issues related to living overseas and supporting a U.S./Department of Defense (DoD) diplomatic mission. This course shares select classes in concurrently-held offerings of the DISCS Overseas Course to provide common instruction on regional and interagency concepts designed to integrate both the SCO member and the dependent into these unique overseas assignments.
Legacy Courses
SCM-AT (SCM-441)
Security Cooperation Management Advanced Training Course
5 Days
Provides members throughout the entire international training community an in-depth understanding of SC training policy issues enabling them to provide informed, constructive policy advice to senior DoD and DoS leaders. The course will also study automation tools and new automation initiatives being introduced to the training community.


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Commandant's Corner

...I mentioned the Reaffirmation of Accreditation Visit Team, and that their visit would culminate the Self-Study conducted by our faculty and staff over the past year. The Self-Study documents 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. While awaiting the final written report of the visit, I am pleased to tell you that DISCS received no findings and two commendables! The first commendable pertained to our internal faculty and staff development program – a major effort over the last couple of years which has produced great results in getting our new personnel proficient in their duties. It has made a dramatic change in terms of getting faculty qualified and on the platform more quickly. The second commendable reflects on the SC community and not simply DISCS as it recognized the effort that goes into our curriculum update/validation process which includes the subject matter expertise of our constituency organizations.

We thank you for your support in that process, which will be even more important in the future as we address the Security Cooperation Workforce (SCW) competencies going forward. I also need to note that the team talked to the classes while in session during their visit (in addition to a variety of DISCS personnel). The class feedback on courseware, faculty knowledge/interaction, etc., was nothing short of fully supportive and very noteworthy were their comments about the quality and how well the online/prerequisite courses prepared them for their primary/resident courses. I view the results of the visit as reflecting on our entire workforce and community, and not simply on DISCS. We can’t be effective without you, and I thank all of you – regardless of your role in SC – for your support! We will not have the final report and ultimate approval of the reaffirmation for several months as the COE Staff and Board have to review before the formal approval. I’ll provide that update when it does happen.

DISCS continues to focus much of its effort to curriculum development in line with SCW certification efforts to provide training in line with the competencies developed for the workforce. More to follow on to our website regarding the implementation of new courses – and when the alpha/beta testing begins for the courseware. Again, stand by for announcements and registration opportunities for these and other courses as each nears readiness. In the meantime we continue with our schedule and the conduct of legacy courses while new courses are in development.

A note to address concerns over “credit” for the legacy courses. As we move ahead with the new courseware, we will transfer credit to the maximum extent possible (that won’t be lost) and will ultimately save our students effort in only needing to accomplish additional courseware to make up gaps critical for them. Time and effort will not be wasted by our students. As we transition through the next 1-3 years, students’ educational accomplishments will count towards filling future educational gaps and/or continuing education.

Remember, DISCS centrally funds the TDY expenses for our USG students. All course information and the ability to register for them resides on this website whether for classes conducted at our WPAFB campus, our NCR campus, or other location where we send our teams.

I look forward to updating you here – to keep you informed as DISCS keeps pace with all pieces of the SCW Development Program.

Sincerely,

Dr. Ron Reynolds

Posted April 19, 2019

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Commandant's Corner

The reaffirmation process began with the institution completing a comprehensive Self-Study, which began in 2018 and resulted in final submission to COE in early 2019, and the hosting of a reaffirmation team visit during April 2019. The team visit resulted in NO FINDINGS OF NON-COMPLIANCE and TWO COMMENDABLE STANDARDS.

Congratulations and thank you to all who contributed to this effort. Most of all, we thank the many students who have placed, and continue to place their trust and confidence in our institution.

Sincerely,
Dr. Ron Reynolds
Commandant

Posted July 10, 2019

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International Affairs Certification Program Ended!

This ends the International Affairs Certification Program (IACP). No new IACP certifications will be authorized. DSCA will stop supporting management of the IACP database effective October 1, 2019.

The Department of Defense IACP, which DSCA initiated in 2001, has served to improve the training, education, and experience of more than 4,000 individuals in our security cooperation. The establishment of the DoD Security Cooperation Workforce Development Program (SCWDP), as required in IO USC, §384, obviates the need for the IACP. The SCWDP certification program will be mandatory for all members of the security cooperation workforce, with competency¬based training, continuous learning, and experiential requirements. The SCWDP certification program will be phased in over the next two years, beginning fourth quarter Fiscal Year 2019.



Posted Jul 1, 2019

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Sweeping Curriculum Changes in Progress

The purpose of this program is to improve the quality and professionalism of the SC workforce (SCWF) in order to ensure it has the capacity, in both personnel and skills, needed to properly perform its mission, provide appropriate support to the assessment, planning and monitoring, execution, evaluation, and administration of security cooperation programs and activities. It will also ensure that personnel assignments match the appropriate level of expertise and experience required security cooperation programs and activities of the DoD and the execution of security assistance programs and activities.

To fulfill these requirements, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) is developing a security cooperation workforce (SCW) Certification program. The SCW certification program contains three major components: SC competencies based training, SC experience requirements and continuous learning requirements. DSCA is finalizing the program requirements and will publish guidance in due course. While the details of this program are being finalized, the training courses to support that certification program are currently under Alpha testing. The updated curriculum is DoD SC competency based and support Basic, Intermediate, Advanced, and Expert levels of certification.

All new courses will have equivalency legacy courses identified for certification purposes (when applicable courses previously existed), providing workforce members the ability to use most courses previously completed at DISCS to meet the new certification requirements. All DISCS courses completed during the transition phase can be used to fulfill these new certification requirements. Details on each course will be added to the DISCS online catalog as they are completed and prior to implementation of the certification program.

Please see our online catalog for further details on each course. We will continue to add course information as the courses are developed.