Public Affairs Qualification Course – Advanced Distributed Learning The Public Affairs Qualification Course – ADL (PAQC-ADL) is equivalent in content, scope and depth to the resident PAQC version and students who complete either version of the course are fully qualified to perform the basic duties of a military public affairs leader.  Students will conduct the bulk of their studies during a 28-week non-resident phase, followed by a two-week in-resident phase.


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