Advanced Leaders Course Common Core (DL)
1. Scope. The ALC-CC (DL) is a self-paced and challenging course designed to provide Sergeants and Staff Sergeants with an opportunity to acquire the leader technical and tactical Values, Attributes, Skills, and Actions (VASA) needed to lead a squad-size unit. Students must satisfactorily complete (graduate) all phases before granting them credit for the course.
The ALC CC DL is a 90-day course taught in the Blackboard Academic Suite delivery system. It employs asynchronous instruction using an Individualized, Self-Paced Instruction (IP) method with Course Milestones and facilitated by certified instructors.
ALC CC DL consists of four modules made up of 30 individual lessons. Students must complete all lesson material. Lessons include practical exercises, quizzes, threaded discussions and exams.
Each module has an end of module examination. The examinations are built into the Blackboard system in a lesson folder. Students must answer the questions using resources provided within the lessons and obtain a minimum score of 70 percent on each lesson. Students achieving less than 70 percent after the second examination attempt will face dismissal for failure to meet course standards.
2. Prerequisites. Students enrolled in ALC CC DL must meet the following eligibility criteria:
a. Six months minimum remaining in service after graduation.
b. Selected by appropriate promotion authority
c. Staff Sergeant or Sergeant (Sergeant First Class as applicable)
d. Qualified in their MOS
e. Meet requirements outlined in AR 350-1, TRADOC Reg 350-10 and TRADOC Reg 350-18
f. Successfully completed WLC or equivalent.
3. Pre-Registration: All students who have a reserve status seat in ATRRS must complete the pre-registration requirements prior to the start date of the class. The time period for pre-registration begins 45 days out from the start date of the class. The class will not start until the actual start date of the class regardless of the date of pre-registration. Once enrolled in a reserved status in ATRRS, a welcome letter will be received from ILMS and a Letter of Instruction will be sent by Course Facilitators. System messages are sent thru AKO e-mail. Ensure a valid AKO e-mail address is entered in ATRRS during the application process.
Pre-registration requirements are: login to https://alc.ncoes.army.mil , complete the Blackboard 101 Quiz (must achieve score of 2), complete the Letter of Agreement (must achieve score of 7), complete and submit the chain of concern information (must achieve score of 1), and mark the syllabus and ALARACT 232/2010 as reviewed. The Letter of Instruction will cover the process in more detail.
4. Course Overview. To achieve course graduation requirements students must take Examination 1 through Examination 4 and score at least 70 percent on each exam. Only one retest per module is permitted.
a. E301, Examination 1
b. E302, Examination 2
c. E303, Examination 3
d. E304, Examination 4
NOTE: Upon completion of the ALC CC DL, a DA Form 87 (Certificate of Training) is electronically issued from ATRRS (Army Training Requirements and Resources System) to students. If students do not have additional phases for training in their MOS..(ie 79R), a DA Form 1059 (Service School Academic Evaluation Report) will be issued indicating the student has successfully completed ALC CC DL. The DA Form 87 does not constitute completion of the course. ALC CC course graduates must complete subsequent phases (if applicable by MOS) to become an ALC graduate.
5. Standards. You must meet all class timelines and complete all course material by the end date of the class. All training content taught is subject for use as a threaded discussion topic to ensure instruction is effective and efficient. Students must complete all lesson practical exercises. Students must cooperate and contribute in order to receive full credit for all threaded discussions assigned by the facilitator. Students must post an initial response to each threaded discussion and respond to at least one other student or to the facilitator.
6. Dismissal Process: Students not meeting the suggested timelines for completion of course content will be counseled by means of the following process:
a. HELP LETTERS. Students must meet the module suspense dates. The facilitator will send a Help Letter to the students’ First Sergeant and Command Sergeant Major informing them of their Soldiers’ change of academic status. The facilitators will courtesy copy the student. The Help Letter is considered a derogatory counseling step. This Help Letter informs the Chain of Concern that their student is falling behind in coursework and will have 10-days to catch up before the student is placed on Academic Probation (AP).
b. ACADEMIC PROBATION (AP). If the student does not meet the requirements 10 days after the instructor sends a Help Letter, the student will be placed on Academic Probation (AP). AP packets will be sent to the student and to the student’s First Sergeant and Command Sergeant Major. When placed on Academic Probation, the students will have five days to get caught up and/or surpass the current course milestones. Failure to take immediate corrective actions within five days after receipt of an AP letter will result in dismissal from the course for lack of progress.
c. LACK OF PROGRESS DISMISSAL (LOPD). A LOPD will result in an unfavorable evaluation in the student’s Official Military Personnel File. Instructors will make every effort to notify students prior to the student falling into this category and work with students to ensure satisfactory progress. It is each student’s responsibility to meet the required module suspense and complete each assignment to standard.
Apply the following dismissal procedures for lack of progress or academic reasons:
1. The instructor will notify the student and Chain of Command in writing of the proposed action, the basis for the action, the consequences of disenrollment and the right to appeal. The instructor will advise the student to submit any appeal within seven duty days after receipt of the written notification of the dismissal action. Submit appeals to the school commandant or commander.
2. The student will acknowledge by endorsement within two-duty days receipt of the written notification of dismissal action. The endorsement must indicate whether or not the student intends to appeal the dismissal action.
a. Forward appeals to the school commandant or commander who will refer the proposed action and the appeal to the Judge Advocate to determine legal sufficiency of the dismissal decision. All appellate actions will become part of the student’s case file. Commandants and commanders will make their final decision on dismissals after considering the supporting staff Judge Advocate’s recommendation. In cases where a Judge Advocate is not available, the commandant or commander will forward appeals to the commander who has General Court Martial Convening Authority (GCMCA) for review and final decision.
b. Students who elect to appeal will remain actively enrolled in the course-pending disposition of their appeals.
(Ref: AR 350-1, Chapter 3, para 3-18e)
7. Helpful Hints. The keys to successful completion of ALC-CC (DL) are preparation, organization and self discipline. We recommend that work ahead so that internet and system downtimes do not hinder your progress.
3RD Battalion, 166th Regiment (NCOA)
Fort Indiantown Gap
Annville, PA 17003-5002
Phone: (717) 861-6474
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