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ULC Course Description

Micro-Computer Aided Cost Estimating System II BASIC
Control Number: 305
Course Number: 54MCA01A
CEUs: 3.1     PDHs: 0.0     LUs: 0.0     PDUs: 0.0     CMs: 0.0     ACE: 0.0     CEHs: 0.0
This course provides cost engineering professionals with instruction in the preparation and execution of computerized cost estimates using the latest MII cost estimating software program. The course also supplements computerized estimating with ready-reference material intended to improve the participant's knowledge of Corps of Engineers policies and procedures for preparing government estimates for Military, Civil Works and Environmental Remediation and Removal Project and Program construction projects.

Through lectures, demonstrations, and hands-on computer usage, this course covers the basic computerized aspects of estimating using the latest version of MCACES (MII), the latest CostBook (UPB) and other supporting libraries (i.e., equipment, assemblies, labor, etc.) The student is required to complete quantity takeoffs and prepare detailed cost estimates, which may require work to be done after regular class hours. A pretest and posttest will be given.

(1) Students must be assigned (a) Occupational Series: Selected 0800, 0802, 0807, 0808, 0810, 0830, 0850, 1301, and 1350; (b) Grade: GS-05 and above; (2) The course is open only to DoD personnel. Other participants must obtain CECW-CE approval and may be permitted to attend only on a last priority basis; (3) Students should have at least a basic working knowledge of (a) cost estimating (it is highly encouraged for students to have taken Cost Estimating Basics PROSPECT course prior to this training) and (b) computer operations using the current Microsoft Windows operating environment; (4) Previous exposure to MCACES (MII) software programs is helpful; (5) Students should bring a calculator with them.


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SessionLocationStart DateEnd DateSeats Open
1Huntsville, AL4/8/20244/11/20240