Montana State University

AFROTC Detachment 450

Program Overview


Your freshman and sophomore year you will be considered a GMC (General Military Course).
Your junior and senior year you will be considered POC (Professional Officer Course).

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 no matter what.

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 FTP Flight (Field Training Prep). Your focus will be on preparing yourself for the 4 week long Field Training over the summer. Unless you are on scholarship, you still have the option to leave the program after your sophomore year.

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 for good.

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

You will have a commissioning ceremony immediately after graduation, where you officially become a 2nd Lieutenant. You will go to job training after graduation and then you will start your career as an officer in the United States Air Force.

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Last updated 11/04/2013