School of Combat Engineering
The manuals necessary for these courses can be downloaded from the SFMCA Library.
CE-100 Combat Engineer Basic Course: Step one in the Combat Engineer Branch Education Program. Topics discussed in this course include Types of Combat Engineers, Tools of the Trade, and Basic Outfitting and Organization. Prerequisite for this course: PD-100.
CE-110 MOS Familiarization Course: This is the first auxiliary course in the Combat Engineer’s Branch series. It is designed to make the student aware of all of the various MOS’s available to CE Marines as well educate them on the courses they need to take for the various ratings available. Prerequisite for this course: CE-100.
CE-120 Basic History and Traditions of the Combat Engineers: This exam is focused on the History and Traditions of SFMC Combat Engineers. This course covers both real and fictional traditions of CE,including the fictional historical background of the SFMC Combat Engineers and their real-life counterparts in Earth’s history. Prerequisite for this course: CE-100.
CE-151 Vehicles and Equipment: The course provides a basic introduction to the key vehicles and equipment as is used by SFMC Combat Engineers. Prerequisite for this course: CE-100.
CE-201 Combat Engineer Advanced Course: Step two in the Combat Engineer Branch Education Program. This course delves into Combat Engineering Operations in more depth and detail than CE10. This course fosters a deeper understanding of the Combat Engineer’s role on the modern battlefield and the engineering requirements of maneuver units in the field. Prerequisite for this course: CE-100.
CE-211 Combat Engineer Advanced Tactics: The CE-211 exam examines the myriad detailing that the senior SFMC Combat Engineer should be familiar with. The course is designed to ask challenging questions for the CE Marine in nay theatre of operations and under a variety of conditions including the battlefield. Prerequisite for this course: CE-201.
CE-301 Combat Engineer Independent Study Course: For the final step in the Combat Engineering Branch studies the student must complete an independent studies project. The independent studies project must either consist of a paper or another approved project. The student MUST submit a topic or project description to the Branch Director for approval. Once approved the student will then have 10 weeks to submit their independent studies project for grading. After submittal and if the student receives a passing grade, then the student will be awarded a Bachelor of Military Science Degree with a Concentration in Combat Engineering Studies. Prerequisite for this course: CE-201.
- The Branch Director has the authority to approve or deny any and all requests for this course and their decisions are final.
- Projects MUST in some way shape or form relate to the SFMC and the branch for which you are applying to.
- You must submit a topic or project description when requesting this course. Any requests without a topic or project description will not be honored.
Below are some SUGGESTED projects. A student can either use the suggested projects or any other project that they can think of. Please note however that these are suggestions only and that directors may or may not approve them.
- College-style papers.
- Specifications / descriptions and/or technical drawings of new technology relating to the branch.
- A short story that utilizes the material in the branch.
- An addition to the branch’s manual relating to a topic not covered by the existing manual.
- A new exam and answers for the branch (Please note that this is at the Branch Directors discretion).