Public Affairs Qualification Course 2019 schedule and prerequisites

Course: DINFOS-PAQC

Location: 6500 MAPES ROAD, FT MEADE, MD


Class Schedule FY: 2019

 

Class

Report Date

Start Date

End Date

Class Type

010

10 Oct 2018

11 Oct 2018

19 Dec 2018

Resident

020

08 Jan 2019

09 Jan 2019

15 Mar 2019

Resident

030

19 Mar 2019

20 Mar 2019

23 May 2019

Resident

040

09 Jul 2019

10 Jul 2019

12 Sep 2019

Resident

  

Course Description


The Public Affairs Qualification Course provides entry-level public affairs training for the Department of Defense, U.S. government agencies and selected     foreign military communication professionals. Instruction focuses on the foundational elements of the communication planning process; principles and techniques associated with implementing effective communication strategies; and the process involved in integrating communication into military planning and operations.

 

Special Information:

Requests for waiver of prerequisites must be routed through the appropriate career field manager to the DINFOS Commandant and must be approved prior to the student's acceptance into training.

 

Prerequisites for Course DINFOS-PAQC

 

Verifiable Prerequisites

There are no Prerequisites in the Verifiable Prerequisites section. See other sections.

 

Prerequisite Courses

There are no Prerequisites in the Prerequisite Courses section. See other sections.


 

Text Prerequisites

 

U.S. Army:

 

· Officer:

O-1 through O-4 - O-1 must have completed Officer Basic Course before submitting into ATRRS. Must meet height and weight standard IAW AR 600-9. Must pass Army Physical Fitness Test (APFT) prior to graduation.

· Enlisted Active:

E-7 through E-8 - Must have completed required PME level; validated by APAC; control branch 46.

· Enlisted NGB:

E-8 through E-9 - Non-control branch 46 filling valid CMF 46 position; endorsed by NGB, validated by APAC.

· Enlisted USAR:

E-8 through E-9 - Non-control branch 46 filling valid CMF 46 position; endorsed by USAR, validated by APAC.

· Civilian:

GS-7 and above - Civilian employees assigned to CP22 in the grade of GS-7 and above. APAC is approving authority for Army waivers.

U.S. Air Force:

 

· Officer:

O-1 through O-5 - Officer must have 35X- Air Force Specialty Code (AFSC).

· Enlisted:

E-7 through E-9 - Enlisted must have 3N0XX AFSC, with Secretary of the Air Force/Public Affairs (SAF/PA) concurrence.

· Civilian:

GS-7 and above -1001,1020, 1035, 1060, 1071 and 1084 series

U.S. Navy:

 

· Officer:

O-1 through O-4

· Enlisted:

E-5 through E-9 - Enlisted must be a Mass Communication Specialist

· Civilian:

GS-7 and above - Includes interns. All must be in a public affairs field (G S-1035, 1082, 1083, and 1087 or 0301 with CHINFO approval).

U.S. Marine Corps:

 

· Officer:

O-1 through O-4

· Enlisted:

E-6 select and above - Must have Military Occupational Specialty 43XX, 45XX or 46XX.

· Civilian

Civilian prerequisites are based on their billet description and authorization from HQMC PA.

U.S. Coast Guard:

 

· Officer:

O-1 through O5 - Prerequisites are based on their billet description and authorization from Coast Guard 092.

· Enlisted:

E-5 through E-8 - Prerequisites are based on their billet description and authorization from Coast Guard 092.

· Civilian:

Must be a U.S Government employee working in PA career field (GS-1035).

International:

Students must have a solid understanding of the English language, usage, grammar and syntax. Students must score an 85 on the English Comprehension Level (ECL) test; have completed Specialized English Training (SET); obtain a score of 2+/2+ on the Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) and have basic keyboard skills.

Interagency:

Must be U.S. Government employee working in the public affairs (PA) career field (GS-1035).