The Field Engineering Readiness Lab (FERL) is a 3-week program which provides the opportunity for selected cadets to experience the mission, methods, and techniques used by Air Force Civil Engineers (CE). This course emphasizes the practical applications of CE principles and immerses cadets in the CE mission, building structures, designing bases, rebuilding airfields and repairing critical infrastructure for Air Force operations. This course involves a systems approach to learning that bridges the gap between theory and practice and takes a "construct first, design later" approach to engineering education. To be eligible cadets must be in appropriate feeder majors for the CE AFSC: Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Architecture, Systems Engineering, etc. and have an interest/intent in pursuing the 32E AFSC. The program is held at USAFA, Colorado Springs, CO.