Course Catalog: Class Schedule

Listed below are all classes offered by DISCS having start dates going back to 9/23/2019. Use Search Options below to make finding your desired class easier. Once you have found your desired class, it’s very important that you click its “Course Info” link and review the additional information provided before registration. When you’re ready, click its “Register” link to be taken to our online registration system where the class registration form will be waiting for you to complete and submit.

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ClassNumberDistance LearningIn-ResidenceLocationStatus  
ACQ-120E0110/01/19 - 12/31/20Wright-Patterson AFB, OHIn-SessionCourse InfoRegister
CASE-201W0311/12/19 - 12/01/1912/02/19 - 12/06/19Wright-Patterson AFB, OHScheduledCourse InfoRegister
CASE-201W0210/28/19 - 11/17/1911/18/19 - 11/22/19Wright-Patterson AFB, OHScheduledCourse InfoRegister
CASE-201W0411/18/19 - 12/08/1912/09/19 - 12/13/19Wright-Patterson AFB, OHScheduledCourse InfoRegister
EXEC-901N0201/06/20 - 01/10/20Arlington, VAScheduledCourse InfoRegister
POE-201X0111/25/19 - 12/08/1912/09/19 - 12/12/19VicenzaScheduledCourse InfoRegister
SC-101E0110/01/19 - 12/31/20Wright-Patterson AFB, OHIn-SessionCourse InfoRegister
SC-111E0110/01/19 - 12/31/20Wright-Patterson AFB, OHIn-SessionCourse InfoRegister
SC-121E0110/01/19 - 12/31/20Wright-Patterson AFB, OHIn-SessionCourse InfoRegister
SCM-EON0111/18/19 - 11/21/19Arlington, VAScheduledCourse InfoRegister
SCM-EON0809/30/19 - 10/03/19Arlington, VACompletedCourse InfoRegister
SCM-OW01A10/21/19 - 11/15/19Wright-Patterson AFB, OHIn-SessionCourse InfoRegister
SCM-P3P0812/09/19 - 12/13/19MacDill AFB, FLScheduledCourse InfoRegister
SCM-P3P0302/03/20 - 02/07/20TBD, FLScheduledCourse InfoRegister
SCM-P3P0403/23/20 - 03/27/20Monterey, CAScheduledCourse InfoRegister
SCM-P3P0110/28/19 - 11/01/19OkinawaScheduledCourse InfoRegister
SCM-P3P0212/09/19 - 12/13/19Ft. Story, VAScheduledCourse InfoRegister
SCM-P3P0505/04/20 - 05/08/20Fort Story, VAScheduledCourse InfoRegister
SCM-P3P1709/30/19 - 10/04/19Homestead AFB, FLCompletedCourse InfoRegister
SCM-P3P0608/17/20 - 08/21/20Fort Story, VAScheduledCourse InfoRegister
SCO-200X0102/09/20 - 02/20/20UnknownScheduledCourse InfoRegister
SCO-201W02A01/21/20 - 02/14/20Wright-Patterson AFB, OHScheduledCourse InfoRegister
SCO-299W0303/23/20 - 03/27/20Wright-Patterson AFB, OHScheduledCourse InfoRegister
SCO-299W0110/21/19 - 10/25/19Wright-Patterson AFB, OHIn-SessionCourse InfoRegister
SCO-299W0201/27/20 - 01/31/20Wright-Patterson AFB, OHScheduledCourse InfoRegister
XSPT-211W0101/27/20 - 02/11/2002/12/20 - 02/14/20Wright-Patterson AFB, OHScheduledCourse InfoRegister

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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

...DISCS is proud to be a part of this new university which will serve as the center of excellence to the Security Cooperation Education Enterprise under the leadership of our President, Ms. Cara L. Abercrombie, who also serves as the DSCA Principal Director for the Security Cooperation Workforce Development Directorate.

DISCS will continue to function as a major contributor to the SCW education and training effort. Please watch the DSCU (and DISCS) websites for information as we continue to migrate our training to best support the workforce certification effort. Over the summer we began the Alpha/Beta testing of some of the new curriculum. As FY20 begins, testing will continue along with moving the new courseware into the “production” mode. We thank all for their support in providing subject matter expertise to these continuing efforts and promise you that we will keep pressing – working with you and a number of partners to provide the best training opportunities to all our constituencies!

Sincerely,
Dr. Ron Reynolds
Commandant

Posted September 25, 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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Defense Security Cooperation University (DSCU) Grand Opening!

...DSCU is to serve as the DoD’s center of excellence for Security Cooperation education and training. Ms. Cara Abercrombie is DSCU’s first President. Also attending were the Honorable John C. Rood, Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, and The Honorable James H. Anderson, Performing the Duties of Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Policy. DISCS is a school within DSCU.
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DSCU is Partnering with DAU

...The DAU international acquisition classroom courses ACQ 230 (Intermediate International Acquisition Integration) and ACQ 380 (Advanced International Acquisition Management) will soon be available for SCW student registration and funding via the DISCS Course Catalog Registration website. Both of those instructor led classes are required for applicable levels of SCW Acquisition Area of Concentration (AOC) Certification. In the interim, there are seats available in 1QFY20 in the DAU classroom for the DAU ACQ 230 course which is required for a level 2 certification for the Security Cooperation Acquisition Area of Concentration (AOC). Recommend those students requiring that certification, plus any others that want to broaden their international acquisition education knowledge, register for the ACQ 230 (Intermediate International Acquisition Integration) course via the DAU Registration Website (https://www.dau.edu/training/p/apply-for-a-course). DSCU DISCS will update this announcement once the DISCS Course Catalog, student registration, and funding changes discussed above are complete. Contact either DSCU DISCS or DAU if you have any questions about the courses or registration processes.
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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.