UXO Global Tech 1 Training FAQs
UXO Global Tech 1 Course
The UXO Tech 1 course is 4 weeks, with class 5-6 days per week.
The HAZWOPER course is 1 week, and runs concurrently with the Tech 1 course.
Classes are generally Monday thru Saturday, 8:00am to 5:00pm (times may vary slightly).
Our average class size is around 15 students.
The course is for civilians. Military and retired military can take it; however, it is not limited to them.
There is currently no certification or approval provided by the Department of Defense or US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE). If a school is telling you they are certified or approved, you are being misled. Our course meets and exceeds the requirements set by the Department of Defense ExplosiveA substance or mixture of substances that can undergo a rapid anaerobic chemical change generating large quantities of energy. Safety Board TP-18 (DDESB TP-18The Department of Defense Explosives Safety Board document outlining the minimum qualifications for UXO Technicians and personnel. The full document can be found here (right-click to open in new tab): http://www.ddesb.pentagon.mil/TP18_122004.pdf) and the USACE. Working the USACE, we facilitate our graduating students with obtaining their USACE “Corps number” upon graduation, which allows them to work on all DoD sites.
No, the HAZWOPER course is a separate course and the fee for it is $550.
No. Room, board, and transportation are the student’s responsibility. Information about local housing is available at the end of the Application Packet
We will help point you in the right direction, but we do not ensure placement into jobs after you complete the course. We offer an industry day on graduation day to help students get in touch with prospective employers. We cannot put a percentage on employment rates because we do not require students to report back to us on their employment status.
Currently we are at 99% pass rate.
You will cover the following subjects and more during the course: Range Clearance Activities, Measurements and Mathematical Computations, Electricity, Physics, Explosives and ExplosiveA substance or mixture of substances that can undergo a rapid anaerobic chemical change generating large quantities of energy. Effects, Military Fuze Functioning, Munitions and Explosives of Concern (MEC) and ExplosiveA substance or mixture of substances that can undergo a rapid anaerobic chemical change generating large quantities of energy. Safety Precautions, Surface Munitions Identification, Air Ordnance Identification (dropped or launched), Chemical Munitions Identification (Chemical Munitions and Chemical Warfare Material (CWM)), Pyrotechnic Munitions Identification, Underwater Munitions Identification, Detection Equipment, Munitions ResponseResponse actions, including investigation, removal actions and remedial actions to address the risks presented by UXO, DMM, or MC, or the determination that no removal or remedial action is required. Planning, Personal Protective Equipment, Demolition Materials, Demilitarization Procedures, Storage, Handling and Transportation of Explosives (Military and Commercial), Operation of Detection Equipment, Design and Construction of Firing Systems, Design, Construction, and DetonationA violent chemical reaction within a chemical compound or mechanical mixture evolving heat and pressure. The result of the chemical reaction is exertion of extremely high pressure on the surrounding medium, forming a propagating shock wave that originally is of supersonic velocity. A detonation, when the material is located on or near the ground surface, is normally characterized by a crater. of Demolition Explosives, ORDATA and Research Publications, Ordnance Reconnaissance, GPS Theory, Garmin GPS Use, Wilderness First Aid, CPR, AED and Resume Writing.