Participation and Registration Guidelines
The Aerospace Institute’s courses are primarily designed to meet the learning and professional development needs of Aerospace employees. Eligible Aerospace customers may participate in any of the courses listed in the Customer Course Catalog, but attendance by these individuals is limited to 20 percent of class capacity. Eligible customers include active-duty military and government civilian employees. For information regarding eligibility, contact the Aerospace Contracts Office at 310.336.8810.
Normally, Institute courses are not open to reservist, consultant, system engineering and technical assistance (SETA) organizations, or contracted advisory assistance services (CAAS) personnel. Separately priced course offerings may be negotiated with the Institute.
To register for courses, download the Customer Course Registration Form, complete it, and mail or fax the form to the appropriate office.
Mail station CH1/630 (for Chantilly)
Mail station M4-432 (for El Segundo and all other Aerospace regional sites)
Learning Systems Center 571.307.1040 (for Chantilly)
Technical Learning Operations Office 310.563.7941 (for El Segundo and all other locations)
Enrollment confirmation (via letter, e-mail, or voicemail) will be sent to all participants. Please call 310.336.5504 if you have not received a confirmation and want to check on the status of your enrollment.
Late enrollments are accepted on a space-available basis. Confirmations are sent approximately one week before the first class meeting.
Class Size and Alternates
Once the 20-percent capacity has been reached, FFRDC customer applicants are designated as alternates. If class capacity allows, or the attendance limitation is waived, alternates may be moved up to enrolled status. If there is significant interest in a particular course that is either mentioned in the catalog but not currently scheduled, or the 20-percent attendance limitation proves too constraining, a special offering may be negotiated between The Aerospace Institute and Aerospace customer support offices.
The Aerospace Institute course coordinator or the SMC Systems Acquisition Training Office will notify enrolled students of any changes to the published schedule. Occasionally new classes are added during a term. Such additions will be publicized on the Institute’s website, on the Los Angeles Air Force Base Staff Bulletin, and/or through e-mail.
Course Completion Criteria
In order to receive credit for course completion, students are required to attend a minimum of 80 percent of the classroom sessions. In addition, they must meet any other course requirements (for example, completion of exercises, outbriefs, case studies, homework, exams, and delivery of a completed course evaluation form). Determination of course completion status is made by The Aerospace Institute and the lead instructor and/or instructor team. Transcripts are available upon request.
Defense Department personnel assigned to acquisition positions may apply Institute course credits toward their required continuous learning points — up to 40 hours each year and 80 hours every two years. Please consult your local training manager for details.