BCF 215

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The course covers the basic concepts and methodologies needed to develop operating and support cost estimates. Emphasis is on the cost estimating techniques that are more commonly used in an O&S estimate; especially those that are not as widely used outside of an O&S estimate. There is a modestly detailed study on reliability and maintainability calculations for the purpose of building an estimate, personnel costing, and acquiring maintenance and usage data. The course culminates with students creating and justifying a small O&S estimate.
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Target Attendees
Early and mid-career Cost Estimating professionals and mid to late career Logisticians. Also, anyone who is involved either directly or indirectly with the cost issues surrounding the usage, maintenance and serviceability of military equipment.
  • Competence in algebra is required
  • Competence in Microsoft Excel, intermediate level

  • ACQ 101, Fundamentals of Systems Acquisition Management
  • BCF 130, Fundamentals of Cost Analysis
  • BCF 107, Applied Cost Analysis
  • 2 years of experience in defense acquisition cost estimating, financial management, logistics, engineering, or program management
  • Predecessor Course(s) (Acceptable as a substitute for this course until the acceptance date specified below.)
    Predecessor Predecessor Course Title PDS Code Accepted Until
    None None None None
    Course Length
    4.5 class days
    Additional Course Information
    Delivery Mode Resident
    Equivalent Courses No
    ACE Recommended Credits YES
    PDS Code Q2H
    DAU Public (material/prework) YES
    Continuing Education Units   3.1
    Continuous Learning Points  31
    Reservist Retirement Points  0
    Historical Allocations Mouse Over for Past CEU/CLPs
  • This course is heavy in the use of quantitative analysis methods. Completion of BCF 107 is strongly encouraged.
  • Participants must provide and be familiar with a scientific calculator.