Welcome to the Defense Acquisition Academy
Thank you for your interest in the Defense Acquisition Academy (DAA), presented by Sinclair Community College Workforce Development. We are a Certified Equivalent Provider of Defense Acquisition University (DAU) courses. All DAA course offerings are certified by the American Council on Education (ACE) or Curriculum & Training Solutions (CTS). Both organizations are approved by DAU to reflect the training requirements for Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) Level I Certifications.*
DAA provides acquisition and contracting training on regulations and best practices to contracting and technical personnel from the Department of Defense (DoD) and other federal agencies. Government contractors and individuals interested in pursuing acquisition careers also benefit from our courses as they are designed and taught from the DoD perspective and are useful in understanding the regulations and language used in the federal acquisition system. Certified acquisition personnel are not only sought after by the DoD, but are also critical in non-defense agencies such as the U.S. Departments of Energy, Homeland Security, U.S. and Ohio Department of Transportation, etc. In addition, certified personnel are desired by private companies who do business with the government. Successful completion of this training will familiarize you with terminology and processes used in these agencies and companies, and may increase your viability as a candidate for employment in such roles.
Led by expert facilitators, most DAA courses are delivered in an online format. Participants may enroll in individual DAA courses or entire Level I program tracks.
- Individual, self-paced online DAA courses can be completed in six weeks or less.
- DAA's program tracks can be completed in 12 weeks or less.
New online sessions begin monthly in each of the following areas:
- Program Management
- Systems Engineering
- Science and Technology
- Facilities Engineering
DAA's CONTRACTING 170 course (CON 170) and a unique program, Intelligence, Surveillance & Reconnaissance (ISR), are not offered monthly. Because of their distinct structures, they are scheduled specifically as needed. (Please click below for more detailed information.)
*Note: Actual DAWIA certification can only be awarded by a military service or DoD Component.
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