Course: DINFOS-IPC
 
Course Description

The course educates photographers and journalists in established communication theories and provides training in current best practices of photojournalism, so that graduates will be effective multi-platform communicators for their commands. Areas of instruction include visual and written communication theory, writing and photography interrelationships, news and feature writing, design principles, and intermediate photographic equipment and techniques to include electronic imaging, desktop publishing, digital cameras, image transmission, and archiving.

Location: 6500 MAPES ROAD, FT MEADE, MD

Class Schedule FY20:

Class

Report Date

Start Date

End Date

Class Type

010

05 Jan 2020

06 Jan 2020

03 Mar 2020

Resident

020

08 Mar 2020

09 Mar 2020

30 April 2020

Resident

030

10 May 2020

11 May 2020

15 Jul 2020

Resident

040

19 Jul 2020

20 Jul 2020

17 Sep 2020

Resident

050

20 Sep 2020

21 Sep 2020

16 Nov 2020

Resident

 

Class Schedule FY21:

Class

Report Date

Start Date

End Date

Class Type

010

5 Jan 2021

6 Jan 2021

4- Mar 2021

Resident

020

7 Mar 2021

8 Mar 2021

6 May 2021

Resident

030

9 May 2021

10 May 2021

14 Jul 2021

Resident

040

18 Jul 2021

19 Jul 2021

16 Sep 2021

Resident

050

19 Sep 2021

20 Sep 2021

17 Nov 2021

Resident

 

Text Prerequisites:

Students must have graduated from one of the following courses:

*DINFOS-PAQC-ADL-R
*DINFOS-PAQC
*DINFOS-BMCSC-USN
*DINFOS-BPAS-W
*DINFOS-BPJC-USAF   
*DINFOS-BSP                    
*DINFOS- BPASC-ADL-R      
*DINFOS-BPASC      
*DINFOS-BCS         
*DINFOS-PAOQC             

U.S. Army:

 

Journalist

E-5 - E-6 (MOS 46Q or 46R)

Civilian:

GS-11 - GS-13 assigned to a public affairs billet (series 1001, 1035, 1082); approved by Army Public Affairs Center (APAC)

U.S. Air Force:

 

Enlisted:

E-5 - E-6 (AFSC 3N0XX)

Civilian:

GS-09 - GS-11 assigned t o a public affairs billet

U.S. Navy:

 

Enlisted:

E-5 - E-7 (MC rating; minimum 1-year public affairs experience)

Civilian:

GS-07 - GS-13 assigned to a public affairs billet (series 1035, 10 82, 1084); approved by Chief of Information (O1-8)

U.S. Marine Corps:

 

Enlisted:

E-3 - E-5 (MOS 4341, 4612, 4641, 4671, 4691)

Civilian:

GS-07 - GS-11 assigned to a public affairs billet (series 1035); approved by Director of Public Affairs

U.S. Coast Guard:

 

Enlisted:

E-4 - E-6 (Public affairs specialist with minimum 18 months public affairs experience)

Civilian:

GS-07 - GS-09 assigned to a public affairs billet (series 1035); approved by Programs Branch Chief

International:

 

 

International students attending this course must have an English Comprehension Level (ECL) of 85 and must be a graduate of the DINFOS-BPASC, BPAS-W, BPAS-B, DINFOS BCC or AFIS BJC course.

Interagency:

Interagency students are not eligible to attend this course.

 

1. Journalists:

  • USMC - E-4 through E-7
  • USCG - E-4 through E-6
  • Civilian - Employees of DoD or other federal agencies; GS-5 and above; Series 1035 or 1082

For all services listed above: Minimum of one-year graduation of the Defense Information School's Basic Journalist Course, AFIS-BJC, DINFOS BPAS-W, DINFOS-BPASC, DINFOS-BPASC-ADL-NR/R, or PARC (for guardsmen and reservists) or a minimum of 15 hours credit for college level coursework in related or comparable areas.

2. Photographers:

  • USMC - E-3 and above (CL of 110)
  • Civilian - Employees of DoD or other federal agencies; GS-5 and above; Series 1060.

For all services listed above: Minimum of one-year graduation from a Service school photography course, AFIS-BSP, or DINFOS-BSP, or have a minimum of 15 hours credit for college level coursework in related or comparable areas.

3. USA:

  • Journalists - CMF46: E-4 - E-6 MOS 46Q; minimum of one-year graduation from DINFOS-BPAS-W, DINFOS-BPASC, or DINFOS-BPASCADL-R
  • Photographers - CMF25: E-4 and above (GT of 110 - WK, AD and NO of 163)

4. USAF: E-4 through E-6 (E-7 Reserve or Guard may attend); students must possess a fully qualified 5-level journeyman AFSC 3NOX5; DINFOS BSP and DINFOS BPJC-USAF.

5. USN: E-4 through E-6, Mass Communication Specialists (MC); minimum of one-year experience in the fleet

6. International Students: Due to the extensive amount of writing required for the course, international students must have a solid understanding of English language usage, grammar and syntax. Students must score an 85 on the English Comprehension Level (ECL) Test and be able to type. These requirements cannot be waived.

  • Journalists: Graduate of AFIS-BJC, DINFOS-BPAS-W, DINFOS-BPASC, AFIS-PAOC, DINFOS-PAOQC or DINFOS PAQC, or a minimum of 15 hours credit for college journalism coursework. Student must have a minimum of one year of experience on a newspaper staff and be able to type 20 words per minute.
  • Photographers: Graduate of a Service school photography course, AFIS-BSP or DINFOS-BSP, or a minimum of 15 hours credit for college level coursework in related or comparable areas. Student must have a minimum of one year of photography experience in support of a newspaper staff/publication and be able to type 20 words per minute.

IPC Training Program of Instruction