Magazine article National Defense

Air Force Acquisition Training Moves to Virtual Schoolhouse

Magazine article National Defense

Air Force Acquisition Training Moves to Virtual Schoolhouse

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The Air Force Institute of Technology's Virtual Schoolhouse is offering online training to service personnel seeking to learn about the Air Force acquisition process.

"The schoolhouse currently has 19 courses online, with five more in development and two under consideration," said Maj. Michele Gaudreault, AFIT advanced distributed learning branch chief at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

Courses include acquisition strategy, product support planning and execution, engineering and science, financial management and technology.

"The courses provide continuous learning points, which are required to maintain one's acquisition certification," she said.

At the Web site https://www.vsh.afit.edu/, Gaudreault said students can access the catalog of online courses, self-register for courses or log into the schoolhouse and take a course.

"Our students are literally around the world," Gaudreault said. "So no matter where one is, if they have access to the Internet, they can access the schoolhouse and their courses."

Once a student completes a course, she said, the course remains accessible to the student, "sort of like an electronic course book. …

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