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Space Operations Course
« on: July 10, 2017, 13:25:17 »
Has anyone done the Space Ops Course (formerly Advanced Space Ops Course) lately?  The course blurb on the msg and at the school states this:

"THIS CRSE IS DESIGNED TO PREPARE CF PERSONNEL WITH LIMITED OR NO
SPACE EDUCATION FOR EMPLOYMENT IN SPACE-RELATED CF POSITIONS IN
CANADA AND ABROAD."

My question is - once successfully completed, do you end up on a short list for, or shifted to, a Space position?  Or is it simply that all Space positions require this course?  A posting to southern California looks awesome; North Dakota, less so.   :-\


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Re: Space Operations Course
« Reply #1 on: November 04, 2018, 01:01:33 »
Hey, I would like to learn more about this Space Ops Course. I work in the space industry, and have recently applied to the reserves. Is there any information anyone could share?

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Re: Space Operations Course
« Reply #2 on: November 04, 2018, 01:28:38 »
"BSOC is a Distance Learning course for CAF Officer and NCM’s professional development. BSOC is also a prerequisite for the Space Operations Course (SOC) which is a requirement for members entering into a space position abroad or within Canada."

The BSOC (Basic Space Operations Course) is available only to serving members (access to the Defence Learning Network is required) with a priority for certain trades.  Once you are in, and thru BMQ at the very least, you might be able to get some more info.  I did the course earlier this year but, I can't pass on much info to other that what I've said about "pass BMQ, and then ask some questions about it".
« Last Edit: November 04, 2018, 01:31:42 by Eye In The Sky »
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Re: Space Operations Course
« Reply #3 on: November 04, 2018, 18:41:51 »
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My question is - once successfully completed, do you end up on a short list for, or shifted to, a Space position?  Or is it simply that all Space positions require this course?  A posting to southern California looks awesome; North Dakota, less so.

Most CAF space positions require the course, though the course is not a prerequisite to be selected for a space position. If you're selected for a space position, you'll be priority loaded onto the course. The remaining course slots are open on a space-available basis with priority to trades likely to be involved in space ops (ACSO, AEC, AC Op, ATIS, etc).

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