General Information


We currently offer a variety of resident courses categorized into four distinct groups working in Security Cooperation-related positions:
  • United States Government Contiguous United States (USG CONUS)
  • USG Outside Contiguous United States (USG OCONUS)
  • International Purchaser
  • Industry

All DSCU classes vary in length from 2 days through three weeks and are offered a number of times annually. The curriculum is designed to provide the highest quality education and tailored to meet student-specific needs at all levels of security cooperation management.

Course content is a blend of instruction on the governing policies concerning security cooperation, implementation and execution by various government agencies, and associated management processes. Throughout the curricula there are subjects intended to broaden the scope and depth of a manager's knowledge of the total security cooperation spectrum. This concept is emphasized in contrast to a more narrow functional specialist approach. The objective is security cooperation managers with a broad understanding of security cooperation programs, policies, procedures responsibilities and organizations -- individuals capable of using advanced concepts and techniques in their respective managerial areas.

Our educational program quality is maintained by:

  1. Limiting the number of students per class offering, thereby fostering an effective seminar environment.
  2. Integrating current policies and management concepts with practical security cooperation problems.
  3. Using management exercises.
  4. Using advanced technology for instruction.
  5. Selecting faculty with extensive practical knowledge, and a strong desire to be instructors.
  6. Using guest lecturers recognized as authorities in their field by virtue of their official position or long years of study and experience, or both.

We recognize that equal opportunity programs are essential to the accomplishment of the missions of both DoD and DSCU . In keeping with this commitment, discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, mental or physical disability or age is prohibited. We pledge to eliminate barriers and practices that impede opportunity for all students, including sexual harassment, and architectural, transportation, and other barriers affecting people with disabilities.

Academic Freedom

We firmly support a policy of academic freedom. Guest lecturers, faculty and students are encouraged to state their opinions, support or criticize any objective, policy, or procedure, in the pursuit of knowledge, understanding, or improvement of the management of security cooperation. Such comments made by individuals or groups in the academic forum will be safeguarded through the practice of non-attribution.


The Department of Defense has established procedures for relief of matters of personal concern or dissatisfaction that are within the control of our management. If you have a grievance for which you seek redress for any dissatisfaction, the Class Manager should be notified. If this manager is unable to resolve your problem, your concerns may be addressed in turn by the appropriate Defense Security Cooperation Agency, and the Department of Defense Inspector General. As an avenue of last resort, grievances may be sent to:

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Council On Occupational Education
7840 Roswell Road, Building 300, Suite 325
Atlanta, GA 30350
Telephone: 770-396-3898 , FAX: 770-396-3790

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Course Login

Registration for DSCU courses is completed using the Cornerstone on Demand (CSOD) Learning Management System (LMS) hosted by the Defense Acquisition University (DAU). You will access the LMS using a dialog similar to that shown to the left. Click the "Need help signing in?" link (indicated by the arrow) if you need help.

If you are a student who currently occupies a Security Cooperation Workforce position, you should be immediately redirected to DSCU’s instance of the CSOD learning management system after logging into the DAU hosted site. If you do not see any DSCU courses available after login, you will need to take one of the following actions:

  1. Register for the Introduction to Security Cooperation Course (SC-101).
  2. Change your organization in your CSOD profile. Follow these Directions for Changing your Organinization so you can view your DSCU courses.

Click the button below if you are ready to proceed.

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Alternately, if you are already registered for an ILT/VILT hosted on Blackboard, use the button below to go directly to Blackboard for login instead.

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