Course Summary
Credit Type:
Organization's ID:
ACQ 2020
13 hours
Dates Offered:
Credit Recommendation & Competencies
Level Credits (SH) Subject
Upper-Division Baccalaureate 1 management


Part A of a two-course series designed for mid-level acquisition professionals. It provides a dynamic, real-time learning environment oriented towards developing the requisite skills and knowledge to work in integrated product teams by providing an overview of systems acquisition principles, policies and processes.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Apply the risk management process as a basis for making sound acquisition program decisions
  • Apply the source selection process to support making sound acquisition program decisions.
  • Apply the systems engineering process to transform capability needs and constraints into an operational system design for each phase
  • Apply qualitative and quantitative tools to support problem solving and decision making in an acquisition environment.
  • Determine the role of contracting in the acquisition process and the major contractual contributions toward managing program risk.
  • Determine the life cycle logistic support activities and requirements associated with design/development, fielding/deployment and post-production support of a system.
  • Apply current acquisition policy and best practices to make sound acquisition management decisions

General Topics:

  • Ethics Analysis of Alternatives (AoAs) Acquisition Strategy Development Source Selections Systems Engineering Qualitative and Quantitative tools Risk Supportability
Instruction & Assessment

Instructional Strategies:

  • Audio Visual Materials
  • Computer Based Training

Methods of Assessment:

  • Examinations

Minimum Passing Score:

Supplemental Materials