PC 101 - Fundamentals of Planning

PC 101 - Fundamentals of Planning


The PC 101 (Fundamentals of Planning) is an application based course designed to train the fundamentals of planning to Federal Government planners.  The course uses the Department Plan Development Process and is linked by use of an unclassified scenario, an introductory vignette, a process presentation, and a practical exercise.  This 40 hour program of instruction is conducted over a five day period by certified instructors with practical planning experience and is supported through the DHS Office of Policy; Office of Strategy, Plans, Analysis and Risk (SPAR); the DHS Chief Learning Officer; and the Federal Emergency Management Agency.  This course is a key step in the series of planning skills development process.

Category:  Professional Skills

Learning Outcomes: Students attending the course will be able to:

  • Summarize the key concepts, doctrines, and policies involved in plan development
  • Demonstrate the ability to contribute as part of a team to perform phases, tasks, and steps of plan development

How Learners are Assessed:  Participants take a pre-test and post-test.

Eligibility/Requirements:  At this time, priority for the training is given to DHS employees.  Individuals employed by another Federal Government Agency will be registrered whenever space is available.  If you have any questions, contact the Course Registrar at learn@alisinc.com.

Prerequisites:  Each participant is required to complete the Introduction to Homeland Security Planning course, FEMA IS-453.    Each participant is encouraged to complete the following on line courses accessed through the FEMA EMI Independent Study website: IS-100, IS-200, IS-700, and IS-800B.  Each of these courses is free of cost.

Course Dates and Times:
December 4-8, 2017   (8:30-4:00 daily)

January 29 - February 2, 2018    (8:30-4:00 daily)

April 9-13, 2018    (8:30-4:00 daily)

June 4-8, 2018    (8:30-4:00 daily)

August 6-10, 2018     (8:30-4:00 daily)

Location:  Abrams Learning & Information Systems, Inc. - 2800 Shirlington Road, Suite 1100  Arlington, VA 22206; or DHS Training Center - 90 K Street NE, Suite 1250  Washington DC 20002

Cost: None

Technology Requirements:  Participants are strongly encouraged to bring laptops and air cards to the training.  Participants will benefit greatly from the access to our Homeland Security Information Network website; it will provide reference material for the course.

IACET CEUs:  3.0

Registration and Learner Support Services:  To register for this course or access learner support services, email your request to:  mark.denis@associates.hq.dhs.gov