Western Regional Counterdrug Training Center

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The WRCTC has developed a dynamic curriculum set with which to deliver content and results. The schoolhouse currently offers six major curriculum sets, referred to cumulatively as the “WRCTC Core Curriculum.” The course titles listed below represent broad, yet coherent themes which bring together related ideas in the form of individual classes, modules, and practical exercises. These classes, modules, and practical exercises are designed to be tailored and packaged based on consumer need.


Threat Finance Intelligence

Course description: The Threat Finance Intelligence Course introduces students to the value of money and how criminal organizations raise, move, store and use it.  Several case studies and student practical exercises help familiarize students with real life applicability of the basics of threat finance.  The goal of this course is to raise awareness for the various methods by which criminal organizations hide and use their money.

Full Spectrum Operational Planning


Course description: This course is designed to provide an overview of the Army Military Decision Making Process (MDMP) and Mission Planning to officers of law enforcement agency.  This course covers the seven steps of MDMP and the tasks embedded within those steps.  Upon course completion students will be able to recognize, correlate and execute MDMP in order to allow better facilitation between the military and the law enforcement community in a joint working environment.  It will also enable the student to plan safe and successful missions while focusing on the processes used to successfully plan missions. 

Executive Seminar Series


Course description: The Executive Seminar Series is designed as an opportunity for executive/director level leaders to engage with peers and subject matter experts (SMEs) from across the contemporary operating environment. The series (made up of short topic based seminars) will center on current topics and themes which challenge leadership and government and require thought, tact, and cross-organization cooperation to overcome. In addition to a fresh perspective and observations about an issue or problem, facilitators will discuss WRCTC capabilities with attendees, and offer assistance in the form of additional training and resources which may be utilized to resolve a challenge. Finally, the seminars (to be facilitated much like a discussion) will foster cross-organizational communication, coordination, and goodwill.

Influencing Networks

Course description: This course is designed to understand, describe, and template networks. This course, combined with a full understanding of the operational environment, affords a more comprehensive approach to engage and influence networks. Students will be introduced to kinetic and non-kinetic methods for network interaction.

Intelligence Integration for Operational Support

Course description: This course is intended to cover key aspects of intelligence integration for operational support to law enforcement agencies involved in counternarcotic efforts.  This course focuses on the fundamentals of intelligence, the intelligence cycle, human intelligence, and intelligence analysis.  This course will also provide students with the fundamentals of analysis pertinent to investigations, field intelligence operations, and threat analysis.  In addition, the course will examine source development, interviewing for intelligence, and an introduction to deceptive behavior. Upon course completion, students will be able to recognize and collect pertinent information and apply analytical skill sets to operational processes. These skills will aid law enforcement in providing effective actionable intelligence to strategic and operational initiatives.

Operational Targeting

Course description: This course is designed as an introduction to intelligence preparation focusing on targeting and preparation of the operational environment. Students will learn how to define, describe, evaluate, and determine the effects of the environment upon the targeting cycle and operational requirements. This course will prepare supervisors and planners to implement effective targeting methodologies derived from an intelligence based approach to threat and environmental analysis.