Joint Intermediate Public Affairs Course 2020 Schedule

Course: DINFOS-JIPAC
 
Course Description

The JIPAC course provides the knowledge and skills needed to perform the duties of a public affairs practitioner at the operational level. Particular emphasis is on PA professionals who will be performing duties as part of a deployed Joint Task Force. The scope of this training includes classroom discussion, guest speakers, and field trips.

Location: 6500 MAPES ROAD, FT MEADE, MD

Class Schedule FY20:

Class

Report Date

Start Date

End Date

Class Type

010

14-Oct-2019

15-Oct-2019

22-Nov-2019

Resident

020

22-Apr-2020

23-Apr-2020

2-Jun-2020

Resident

 

Class Schedule FY21:

Class

Report Date

Start Date

End Date

Class Type

010

19-Oct-2020

20-Oct-2020

1-Dec-2020

Resident

020

18-Apr-2021

19-Apr-2021

20-May-2021

Resident

 

Prerequisites for Course DINFOS-JIPAC

Verifiable Prerequisites

Prerequisite Item Value(s) or Range Constraint

Course Security Clearance F - SECRET Required

Prerequisite Courses

The Student must satisfy any one of the following Prerequisite Course Solution Sets:

Students must have graduated from course:

DINFOS-PAQC PA QUALIFICATION COURSE).

Or       DINFOS-PAQC-ADL-R Phase: 2 (PA QUALIFICATION COURSE-ADL-R).

Text Prerequisites

Previous education/training requirements for all civilians and services: The candidate must be a graduate of one of the following DINFOS courses: DINFOS-PAQC; DINFOS-PAQC-ADL-NR/R. These course prerequisites are in addition to the service prerequisites listed below. If the prospective student does not meet the DINFOS course prerequisites, then the service must submit a waiver through the DINFOS Registrar's Office for approval by the DINFOS Commandant.

U.S. Army:

 

  • Officer:

O-3 through O-5

  • Enlisted:

E-7 and above - Must have completed required PME level.

  • Civilian:

GS-11 through GS-14 - Students must be in 1035, 0301 (strategic communication positions) and 1001 series with Deputy Senior Civilian Advisor/Career Program Manger approval and PAQC graduate.

U.S. Air Force:

 

  • Officer:

O- 3 through O-4

  • Enlisted:

E-6 through E-7 (AFSC3NXXX)

  • Civilian:

GS-12 through GS-13

U.S. Navy:

 

  • Officer:

O-3 through O-5

  • Enlisted:

E-7 through E-9

  • Civilian:

GS-11 through GS-15 - Students must be in the 1035 series and have a minimum of 5 years of public affairs experience.

U.S. Marine Corps:

 

  • Officer:

O-2 through O-4

  • Enlisted:

E-7 through E-9

  • Civilian:

GS-11 and above

U.S. Coast Guard:

 

  • Officer:

W-2 through O-5

  • Enlisted:

E-6 through E-7

  • Civilian:

Not eligible

 

International:

International students must have a solid understanding of English language usage, grammar and syntax. Students attending this course must have an English Comprehension Level (ECL) of 85, obtain a 2+/2+ on the Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI), and have basic keyboard skills. Students requesting enrollment must be O-4's or senior O-3's and graduates of the DINFOS PAQC, with a minimum of one-year experience as a Public Affairs Officer (PAO).

Interagency: Interagency students must be a U.S. Government employee working in the PA career filed (GS 1035).

 

JIPAC Training Program of Instruction