AWOC Core Track
The Advanced Warning Operations Course (AWOC) Core Track is a course that consists of approximately 14 hours of training material on topics that are relevant to warning decision-making, but not tied to a specific weather or warning type. There are 4 different instructional components in the Core Track covering topics including situation awareness, office strategies, and public response.
The AWOC Core Track modules include a combination of learning technologies including teletraining, web-based training, computer-based training on CD-ROM, and printed material. The course is designed to allow every NWS Forecaster (Meteorologist and Hydrologist) to participate with the assistance of an on-site facilitator (SOO, DOH, or locally appointed training officer). Each instructional component for NWS employees are tracked by the AWOC on-site facilitator using the NOAA Learning Management System.
The AWOC Core Track is designed to improve the performance of NOAA’s NWS offices in issuing a variety of watches, warnings, and advisories. A detailed outline of the AWOC Core Track is available on-line.