Program Overview

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During the freshman and sophomore years you will be a cadet classified in the General Military Course (GMC).
During the junior and senior years you will be a cadet classified in the Professional Officer Course (POC).

Freshman Year:

You will be an AS100 your freshman year. Your job is to pay attention and learn as much as you can about AFROTC and followership. It really helps if you go to the AFROTC informational meeting during orientation or get in touch with our cadre. Once in the program, it's good to join groups such as drill team or color guard. At the end of this year, you still have the option to leave the program for any reason that you desire.

Fall Semester:

MAS 110 - Foundations of the USAF I 
MAS 100 - USAF Physical Fitness 
MAS 115 - Leadership Laboratory

Spring Semester:

MAS 111 - Foundations of the USAF II 
MAS 100 - USAF Physical Fitness 
MAS 116 - Leadership Laboratory

Sophomore Year: You will be an AS200 your sophomore year. Your job sophomore year is to help the freshmen get adjusted and teach them as much as you can during your fall semester. You may have a job in the detachment like drill team commander or color guard commander. Your spring semester, you will be in the Field Training Preparation (FTP) Flight. Your focus will be on preparing yourself for the 4 week long Field Training during the summer. Unless you are on an ROTC scholarship, you still have the option to leave the program after your sophomore year with no commitment.  If you did not join ROTC as a Freshman, you may dual-enroll in both the AS100 and AS200 courses - please see the detachment cadre for more information on this option.

Fall Semester:

MAS 210 - Employment of Air and Space Power I 
MAS 100 - USAF Physical Fitness 
MAS 215 - Leadership Laboratory

Spring Semester:

MAS 211 - Employment of Air and Space Power II 
MAS 100 - USAF Physical Fitness 
MAS 216 - Leadership Laboratory

Field Training: The summer after your AS200 year, you will go to Field Training. This 4 week long course will test your knowledge of the program and will qualify you to become a POC, which is basically a cadet officer. Field Training is rigorous, but making it through it means you have what it takes to become an officer in the USAF. Once you complete Field Training, you are contracted. This means you can no longer quit the program.

Junior Year: You will be an AS300 your junior year. You are now a cadet officer and you will now be put into a leadership position in the Detachment. There is a good chance you will be a flight commander or have an important job in the Detachment. In your AS300 year, you begin your preparation for commissioning into active duty in the Air Force. You are now in the program as long as you meet retention requirements (primarily academic and fitness standards - you will be briefed on retention requirements).

Fall Semester:

MAS 310 - Air Force Leadership and Management I
MAS 100 - USAF Physical Fitness
MAS 315 - Leadership Laboratory

Spring Semester:

MAS 311 - Air Force Leadership and Management II
MAS 100 - USAF Physical Fitness
MAS 316 - Leadership Laboratory

Senior Year: You will be an AS400 your senior year. This entire year is spent getting you ready for active duty. At this point you will most likely be in a position of higher leadership such as Wing Commander or Inspector General. When you graduate, you will commission into the Air Force as a 2nd Lieutenant.

Fall Semester:

MAS 410 - National Security Affairs/Preparation for Active Duty 
MAS 100 - USAF Physical Fitness 
MAS 415 - Leadership Laboratory

Spring Semester:
MAS 411 - National Security Affairs/Preparation for Active Duty 
MAS 100 - USAF Physical Fitness 
MAS 416 - Leadership Laboratory

If it takes you more than 4 years to complete your degree, we also have a special program for extended cadets that may permit you to remain in the program for one additional year and commission upon completion of all requirements.  Please see the detachment cadre for more information on this option.

Once you have met all graduation and commissioning requirements, you will have a commissioning ceremony after graduation.  The commissioning ceremony will officially transition you to the rank of Second Lieutenant in the United States Air Force.  Shortly after you commission, you will be sent to a technical school where you will learn the skills necessary for the duty you have been assigned to perform.  Following your technical training, you will report to your first duty assignment and begin serving in the most powerful and respected Air and Space Force in the world, the United States Air Force!

 

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Last updated 5/02/2014