Curriculum

Airman Basic Course (ABC)
Target Audience: C/AB
Prerequisites: Current CAP Membership, Complete Civil Air Patrol BDU Uniform (See CAPM 39-1)

Objective:
To assist Cadet Airmen Basic in completing the requirements of the Curry Award.
Description:
This course follows the basic requirements for the Curry Award including instruction on:
  • Achievement 1 Leadership & online exam if necessary.
  • Achievement 1 Drill Skills & test
  • Character Development "Ground School" Class
  • Memorization and presentation of the Cadet Oath
  • Cadet Physical Fitness Test

Flightline Marshaling Course (FLM)
Target Audience: C/AMN-C/COL & Senior Members
Prerequisites: GES Acheivement, Exceptional Maturity

Objective:
To assist Cadet Airmen Basic in completing the requirements of the Curry Award.
Description:
This course follows

Airman Basic Course (ABC)
Target Audience: C/AB
Prerequisites: Current CAP Membership, Complete Civil Air Patrol BDU Uniform (See CAPM 39-1)

Objective:
To assist Cadet Airmen Basic in completing the requirements of the Curry Award.
Description:
This course follows


IS-100 & IS-700

Target Audience: ALL
Prerequisites: None

Objective:
To instill an understanding of working positively and collaboratively as a team member through classroom instruction, practical exercises, and discussion.
Description:
The Teamwork and Ethics course is an immersive and interactive learning environment for Cadets of all grades. Unique and challenging team-building and leadership-reaction activities make up the bulk of this course, with classroom instruction that focuses on questions of ethics in leadership and followership. This one-of-a-kind experience will be challenging and exciting. With a focus that shifts away from the technical aspects of Cadet life and towards the practical application of teamwork, communication, networking, and fun! Students should be prepared with a well-fitting pair of boots that will do well in wet weather, extra cold/wet weather clothing, and it is recommended that each student bring a second pair of BDU trousers, if possible. Instructors may contact students with other, minor packing list adjustments.


Non-Commissioned Officer’s School
Target Audience: C/SrA – C/CMSgt

Prerequisites: Mary Feik Achievement

Are you beginning to take on leadership roles at your unit? Are you looking for the tools to do so? Are you looking to hone the tools you have and get involved in the Wing? If so, NCOS is the course for you. Based on the time-tested Washington Wing NCOS curriculum and the experiences of our talented and unique Cadet and Senior instructors, Western Cadet Academy’s NCO training is beyond compare! Learn advanced drill and ceremonies and powerful D&C instruction techniques; bring applied meaning to your leadership texts; learn how to recruit, train, and retain; begin to practice team goal setting and personal career goals; and learn the intricacies of planning towards goals.  

Ground Team Training
Target Audience: All Members

Prerequisites: Curry Achievement, GES, Complete 24 Hour Pack (see packing list on registration page), Exceptional Maturity

Ground Team training should be undertaken by those who have a sincere interest in performing the task, if called upon.  The ideal candidate will have had at least 6 months in the program, or be a senior member.  All must be "fit for duty,"  meaning: able to carry 45lbs of gear on your back over several kilometers of various terrain without risk of injury or aggravating existing health conditions.

For the basic ground team qualification (GTM3), the student should have all the equipment on the pack list ready to go at all times.  You most likely will have a lot of the items already.  Do not spend a lot of money on fancy equipment, because any of it can be damaged or lost during operations.  Also, you can outgrow expensive boots or packs, so consult with those that currently participate for suggestions.

It should take approximately six months of training, and two exercises under supervision, to be adequately trained, unless you attend one of the local or national academies.  You must continue to use your skills or you will lose them rapidly.  Do NOT participate in something if you do not have confidence in your base knowledge. If you are unsure as to whether Ground Team Training is for you, please contact the Instructor, Lt Col Teresia Sayler with the information at the end of this document.


Flight Line Marshaller Training (FLM)
Target Audience:
All Members
Prerequisites:
GES Achievement, Unit Commander Approval of FLM Trainee Status
Description:
Through a combination of classroom and hands-on practical training, members will be trained and evaluated for qualification as CAP flight line marshallers. In order to be fully qualified, FLMs will need to have a current BCUT or ICUT.  This is an excellent chance to get a jump on your training for ESTA Operations, the Arlington Fly-In, as well as the other missions and great airshows held in Washington each year.

Training Leaders of Cadets
Target Audience: Senior Members with Cadet Programs Interests
Prerequisites: Active Senior Member
Maj Mark Norton has assembled an excellent team of former Eaker Cadets and Cadet Programs experts for this National course on working with Cadets as a Senior Member. Members brand new to the program and seasoned veterans alike will find the discussion fascinating and valuable, as we bring students from around the Wing to share experiences and learn from Members who’ve walked in the shoes of Cadets and Seniors alike! Learn how to effectively mentor and retain the Cadets you;ve recruited. You’ll be able to grow a thriving Cadet Program by developing excellent working relationships with Cadets, Parents, and fellow Seniors alike, all using the skills you’ll learn at WCAs TLC.

More information for TLC Students can be found here: http://www.capmembers.com/cadet_programs/library/tlc_course/index.cfm
Be sure to check out the student study materials before arrival, so you can contribute to the discussions with questions and answers you may not even know you have yet!

Cadet Squadron Officer’s Course (CSOC)
Target Audience: C/CMSgt - C/Capt
Prerequisites: Minimum Grade: C/MSgt for NCOS Grads
, C/CMSgt for non-NCOS grads.
If posed with the question, “What, exactly, are your job duties?” how would you answer? Would you like to be able to answer with something more than a string of routine tasks that have been handed down to you? Aimed at Cadets who are taking on Cadet Officer-level responsibilities, the CSOC is designed to give you the tools, strategies, and innovative mindset needed to change your Flight, Squadron, or Project's routine into its direction. Learn to train, retain, and advance more Cadets more effectively, in short, everything you need to run a successful unit. Curriculum will include advanced methods for planning and management, advanced goal and objective setting (and meeting), teaching and communication skills, designing staff structures, setting staff expectations, how to interview/select staff members, administrative and communication techniques, and how to keep continuity when promotions come for you and your colleagues. These and many other topics will be covered in a relaxed, academic environment where all the instructors are or have been Phase IV Cadets, and most have been Eaker Award Recipients. This course was built by Cadet Officers to set other Cadet Officers up for personal and unit success!
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