Basic Installer Course, Ft Huachuca, AZ

Has anyone been to this course and have insight to share? I am going next month and I want to get a feel for what to expect.
The last resident course I attended as AIT back before we wore velcro. How is after school hours handled? Can you leave post on the weekends? How are the facilities, DFAC, gym?
I am pretty excited to learn fiber optics. Also looking forward to the heat..I can stand to shed some weight before I MOB in July!
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I went to BIC back in 2010, dont think its changed much since I went but it is very good for yourself and your career. After hours is good, I was in class by 0730 every morning and we were out by 1600 everyday. I stayed in a hotel while there but even if you are living in the barracks while there, you will be allowed to leave off post. It is taught by civilians. I never ate at the DFAC but others said it was pretty good. They do have a good gym there too, offers everything from weightlifting and Basketball, the whole 9. It is also a very easy course as long as you pay attention to detail. You should be able to leave with great knowledge on Fiber and all the class has to offer.
Oh yeah, you can also pay I think $60 bucks to transfer that class into 8 college credit hours but it is optional. I did it. you also get certifications on Fiber equipment from 3M. Like I said, good class to be fortunate to get and take advantage of the opportunity.
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Originally posted by bohica256:
Has anyone been to this course and have insight to share? I am going next month and I want to get a feel for what to expect.
The last resident course I attended as AIT back before we wore velcro. How is after school hours handled? Can you leave post on the weekends? How are the facilities, DFAC, gym?
I am pretty excited to learn fiber optics. Also looking forward to the heat..I can stand to shed some weight before I MOB in July!


Not to get off your subject, but how did you get on for this course? If you can, give me whatever details you can, I'd appreciate it!
My unit was mobilizing so we were able to get on the list. They only have 4 iterations of the course a year and 20 seats per, so a total of only 80 seats each year. It is very hard to get in from what the instructors said.
This was hands down the most in depth training I have ever had in my 11 years of service. If you can get a seat, take it! The instructors are experts and my entire team had a blast! You do have to work for your grade and they will send you home if you fail more than 3 quizzes.

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