Online Learning: Overview

General

We currently offer a variety of online courses and learning guides for the Security Cooperation Community. Below is a summary of our online services as provided by our Online Learning Directorate (ISCS/DO). For more information about a specific online course or learning guide, from the main menu above click Online Learning/Learning Guides, and then click the Course Listing or Learning Guides menu item.

Online Courses

Our online courses require student registration and award a certificate for successful completion. Most courses are self-paced, which means the student may register and start at any time. Anticipated time for completion is provided in the course information for each course. The MTCR-OL course (Missile Technology Control Regime Online) is facilitated by a ISCS instructor and is therefore conducted on specific dates (provided on ISCS’s homepage and under the Class Schedule tab when you click on MTCR-OL to the left). Eligibility varies for each course. The introductory Security Cooperation Management Familiarization Course (SCM-FA-OL), is open to the general public, including international partner personnel. Other courses are open only to USG or DoD contract personnel with specific responsibilities. Additionally, SCM-OC-OL also serves as a prerequisite for ISCS’s resident SCM-C course.

Students may apply for an online course by submitting an online registration form. We reserve the right to confirm a student’s identity and eligibility upon receipt of a registration request. After students receive an email approval from our Registrar's Office, they may begin their online study through Blackboard, which can be accessed at Blackboard Login/Help under Online Learning/Learning Guides from the main menu above.

Please contact the Online Learning Help Desk if you experience any difficulty accessing the ISCS Blackboard website.

Learning Guides

Our learning guides are "just in time" informational lessons on specific topics. As such, they do not require student registration and do not award a certificate. Each guide can be accessed directly by clicking on the "BEGIN TRAINING" button found on at the top of each learning guide, which are listed at Learning Guides under Online Learning/Learning Guides from the main menu above.

New to Security Cooperation? Where Do I Start?

If you have no prior training in security cooperation or security assistance, we recommend the following exact sequence of training:

  1. SCM-FA-OL – A short familiarization on Security Cooperation and its components as conducted by DoD and more broadly by the US Government.
  2. IPSR-OL – if your duties require routine or occasional work in “international programs,” which refers to security cooperation programs with partner nations, DoD policy requires you to take this online course or its resident equivalent (IPSR). Additionally, this is a prerequisite for attendance at ISCS’s SCM-C course.
  3. If your duties require further training, you would normally be scheduled for resident training at ISCS, primarily SCM-C for personnel in CONUS-based organizations or SCM-O (or SCM-AO) for personnel in Security Cooperation Organizations overseas or in CCMD headquarters. However, if you wish, you may continue your online learning with SCM-OC-OL. Note that SCM-OC-OL is also a prerequisite (along with IPSR-OL or its equivalent) for attendance at SCM-C or SCM-CX.

Accommodating Students with Special Needs

The student is responsible for advising the ISCS Registrars should the student have an impairment that impedes access to the courseware online. ISCS's Online Learning Directorate in coordination with the employee's supervisor will arrange an alternate means of delivering the course to the student.



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I'm hoping that you've not had issues finding us! As you can tell by our new website -- The Defense Institute of Security Assistance Management (DISAM) transitioned to Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) Institute of Security Cooperation Studies (ISCS). This became effective 1 July 2016, and comes as DSCA more closely aligns the schoolhouse, its curriculum, and its mission priorities with DOD strategic guidance, and DSCA's vision for the future. The name change reflects DSCA's focus on full spectrum capability building and that the schoolhouse's mandate for training the workforce has expanded beyond Security Assistance to include all of Security Cooperation.

There are a number of transitional issues in progress and we will work with various constituencies and other supporting organizations to be as seamless as possible in our support to you. As you can see, the Institute’s website has a new URL of www.iscs.dsca.mil. In terms of you contacting ISCS, please note that "Group e-mail addresses" (such as the Registrar’s Office) will change as soon as we can work through the IT wickets, but old group email addresses should work after the change for some time. All email addresses and phone numbers for institute personnel remain the same as they were prior to changing our name to the Institute of Security Cooperation Studies. Note that there have been no changes to course designations or names of the courses offered by the Institute.

This is an exciting time for the Institute of Security Cooperation Studies and we looking forward to continuing our long-standing service to the security cooperation workforce for years to come as we keep pace with the environment impacting all of you as our constituents.

Sincerely,

Dr. Ron Reynolds
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Institute of Security Cooperation Studies

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Commandant's Message

I'm hoping that you've not had issues finding us! As you can tell by our new website -- The Defense Institute of Security Assistance Management (DISAM) transitioned to Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) Institute of Security Cooperation Studies (ISCS). This became effective 1 July 2016, and comes as DSCA more closely aligns the schoolhouse, its curriculum, and its mission priorities with DOD strategic guidance, and DSCA's vision for the future. The name change reflects DSCA's focus on full spectrum capability building and that the schoolhouse's mandate for training the workforce has expanded beyond Security Assistance to include all of Security Cooperation.

There are a number of transitional issues in progress and we will work with various constituencies and other supporting organizations to be as seamless as possible in our support to you. As you can see, the Institute’s website has a new URL of www.iscs.dsca.mil. In terms of you contacting ISCS, please note that "Group e-mail addresses" (such as the Registrar’s Office) will change as soon as we can work through the IT wickets, but old group email addresses should work after the change for some time. All email addresses and phone numbers for institute personnel remain the same as they were prior to changing our name to the Institute of Security Cooperation Studies. Note that there have been no changes to course designations or names of the courses offered by the Institute.

This is an exciting time for the Institute of Security Cooperation Studies and we looking forward to continuing our long-standing service to the security cooperation workforce for years to come as we keep pace with the environment impacting all of you as our constituents.

Sincerely,

Dr. Ron Reynolds