Enrollment: Students MUST register for the course through the BASE FORCE DEVELOPMENT Office (previously known as Base Education and Training Manager).
Schedule: contact instructor development, 865-336-3859 (DSN 266-3859), for availability as well as traveling courses*.
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Course length: 10 days
College credits: 3 CCAF credit hours
Course description: this two-week Instructor Certification Program Course introduces students to the philosophy, methodologies and practice of the Instructional Systems Design model. Students learn how to analyze student needs, design educational academic or criterion objectives, develop lesson plans and student materials and teach from these lesson plans using two different teaching methodologies; in most cases, the Informal Lecture and the Demonstration performance teaching methods. Students also develop evaluative instruments such as multiple choice test questions and performance evaluations to ensure students have mastered educational objectives. Students also analyze test data, participate in student counseling sessions and provide feedback to other students in the course. This course is a mandatory requirement for Satellite Facilitators.
*Seats for the traveling courses are reserved for the sponsoring unit. If additional seats become available they will be advertised to the field. Students entered into the course not from the hosting unit will have TLNs canceled.
Schedule: contact the coordinator, 865-336-3817 (DSN 266-3817), for dates and availability.
Course length: 3 days
College credits: None
Course description: the General Officer Support Staff Course is a three-day comprehensive course, emphasizing basic position information necessary to serve and support general officers. This course is designed to give support staff the knowledge and skills needed to be successful. Subject matter experts prepare, design and deliver lesson plans with the assistance of personnel from the TEC's Professional Continuing Education staff.
Schedule: contact the coordinator, 240-612-9490 (DSN 612-9490) for dates and availability.
Reporting instructions: the first Monday is a travel day. Report to billeting to check in and receive your welcome packet. This will provide report times, building and classroom number. The last Friday is a full day, so do not schedule flights prior to 4 p.m. EST. McGhee Tyson Air National Guard Base base is co-located with Knoxville International Airport. There are no base shuttles, but local taxi services are available to bring you base-side. Course instructors also have transportation and pickup from the airport available, but contact must be made prior to departing from your home.
Course length: 10 days
College credits: none
Course description: provides the training, knowledge and skills needed to serve as a public affairs manager. This includes identifying the mission and functions for a public affairs office, deployment of assets and management of resources, budgeting, customer relations and ethics, along with safety considerations. Includes in-depth theoretical and working knowledge of how a public affairs office functions. All students should be prepared to discuss local policy and procedures practiced at their bases. Students are encouraged to bring programs, products and training aids (i.e., media kit, brochure, web site instructions) for the marketing and operating of their facility. A copy of a mission/vision statement and other descriptive literature or brochures is beneficial.
Schedule: Units should check with their base command chiefs and/or unit chiefs to coordinate TEC instructor travel and classes at their bases. A video of the Bullet Writing Class is available on the TEC public web site, under the News tab.
Class length: Two hours
Class description: the objective for the TEC Bullet Writing Class is for each Airman to comprehend the process of effective bullet writing. The course provides the basic information essential to successfully build bullets for EPRs, 1206s, Form 77s, etc. It focuses on how the bullet should be structured based on the Action, Impact, and Result method. The lesson also provides a way to ensure effective writing by using the concept of Accuracy, Brevity, and Specificity.
The Mission Support Division provides force management, professional development, logistics, and information services to faculty, staff, and students. MSD is the linchpin between the TEC and the base host - the 134th Air Refueling Wing - enabling efficient campus operations and integrated facilities management.
Airmen assigned to the operating location at Maxwell-Gunter Air Force Base, Ala., ensure that the Air Guard is fully integrated into Air Force enlisted education, professional development, and training programs. Representatives are assigned to the Barnes Center for Enlisted Education to develop curriculum, provide instruction, and advise senior leaders.