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VCAT Courses

The purpose of these courses are to provide cultural awareness and language training using gaming technologies along with other innovative methods.

These are web-based courses on JKO that delivers one customized course of instruction which is based on the specific area of deployment and the specific area of interest selected by the learner. Learners are tested on their level of knowledge and must pass with a score of 100% in order to graduate and receive their certificate of completion.

US Southern Command

VCAT Central America - (2 hrs)              VCAT South America - (2 hrs)                VCAT Hispaniola - (2 hrs)

VCAT Central America    VCAT South America    VACT Hispaniola

VCAT Caribbean - (2 hrs)

VCAT Caribbean

VCAT Central America focuses on the countries of Costa Rica, Panama, Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, and Nicaragua, and provides a basic introduction to Latin America Spanish focused on the missions of HADR, CTOC-I, CTOC-SMEE SLE, as well as the topic of BPNC.

VCAT South America focuses on the countries and languages within the Andean Ridge and Southern Cone regions. 

VCAT Hispaniola focuses on the countries and languages of Haiti (Haitian Creole) and the Dominican Republic (Latin American Spanish).

VCAT Caribbean provides missions within the countries of Curacao, Jamaica, Trinidad & Tobago, Barbados, Suriname, Guyana, Bahamas, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, St Lucia, Haiti, and the Dominical Republic.

 

US Central Command

VCAT Afghanistan - (6 hrs)                  VCAT Arabian Peninsula - (2 hrs)      VCAT Central Asian States - (2 hrs)

J3OP-US852 VCAT Afghanistan - (4 hrs)     

VCAT Afghanistan focuses on the countries, regions, and languages that comprise the three regions of Afghanistan (Kandahar, Jalalabad, Kabul) where US forces typically operate.

VCAT Arabian Peninsula focuses on the countries of Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, and Yemen; and provides a basic introduction to Gulf Arabic focused on the missions of Providing Humanitarian Assistance, Leader Engagements, and Training with Host Nation Military.

VCAT Central Asian States focuses on the countries of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan; and provides a basic introduction to Russian focused on the missions of Humanitarian Assistance, Leader Engagements, and Training with Host Nation Military.

VCAT Levant - (2 hrs)

VCAT Levant focuses on the countries of Jordan, Egypt, Lebanon, and Iraq; and provides a basic introduction to Modern Standard Arabic focused on the missions of Humanitarian Assistance, Leader Engagements, and Training with Host Nation Military.

US Africa Command

VCAT Horn of Africa - (2 hrs)                VCAT Northern Africa - (2 hrs)                VCAT West Africa - (2 hrs)  

VCAT Horn Of Africa    VCAT Northern Africa    VCAT West Africa

VCAT Horn of Africa 2.0 focuses on the countries of Comoros, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mauritius, Seychelles, Somalia, Sudan, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, and provides a basic introduction to Swahili focused on the missions of Humanitarian Assistance and Senior Leader Engagements.

VCAT Northern Africa focuses on the countries, regions, and languages that comprise the area known as Northern Africa. It is a web-based course on JKO that delivers sixteen customized courses of instruction, each based on the specific area of deployment and the specific area of interest selected by the learner.

VCAT West Africa focuses on the countries of Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Cote d'Ivoire, The Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, and Togo within the context of humanitarian assistance and senior leader engagement missions.

 

US Pacific Command

VCAT Taiwan - (6 hrs)                           VCAT Southeast Asia - (6 hrs)

VCAT Taiwan    VCAT Southeast Asia

VCAT Taiwan focuses on the countries of Taiwan and China and provides a basic introduction to operationally focused Mandarin Chinese.

VCAT Southeast Asia provides maritime and mainland oriented missions within the countries of Indonesia, Malaysia, and the Philippine Islands (Maritime) and Vietnam and Thailand (Mainland).