Analyst Boot Camp

Wright State Applied Research Corporation’s Intelligence Analyst Boot Camp (ABC) is an intensive 10-week program designed to provide students with the general knowledge required to navigate the field of intelligence analysis—whether in the Intelligence Community, Homeland Security Community, Military, or Law Enforcement arena—as well as the practical skills of actually performing intelligence analysis. Our program results in a certificate in Intelligence Studies accredited by the Ohio State Board of Career Colleges and Schools (Certificate Number 1978).

2018 Program Dates

May 15 – July 20, 2018
enroll by April 30, 2018

September 5 – November 9, 2018
enroll by August 20, 2018

Tuition: $9,995

This program is approved for Veterans Administration Education Benefits

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ABC incorporates hybrid instructional method that includes lectures, readings/journal entries, and practical exercises aimed at teaching critical thinking skills, structured analytic techniques, and writing and briefing in the intelligence style. Instruction includes utilization of experts in the field of intelligence analysis to provide more in-depth lessons on issues in various functional intelligence disciplines, such as:

  • terrorism, transnational organized crime, and other law enforcement specialties
  • air force, air defense, missiles and space, and other NASIC-related specialties
  • regional and functional Intelligence Community areas, such as WMD and cyber analysis.

We also do site visits, professional development work, and bring in potential employers to describe what they do and what they are looking for in prospective hires. Our program finishes with a 4-week-long experiential learning program focusing on law enforcement analysis.

As part of the program, students are submitted for a Single-Scope Background Investigation.  This 10-year background investigation is an examination of certain variables of an individual’s life to make a determination if the person is an acceptable security risk.  The following areas are evaluated on a “whole person” basis: allegiance to the United States; foreign influence; foreign preferences; sexual behavior; personal conduct; financial considerations; alcohol consumption; drug involvement and substance misuse; psychological conditions; criminal conduct; handling protected information; outside activities; and use of information technology.