Air Force ROTC: Course Descriptions
General Military Course - Aerospace Studies (AS)
AS 101-102 Foundations of the United States Air Force -- 2 sems., 2 cr. hrs.
Survey course briefly treating topics relating to the Air Force and defense. Focuses on the structure and missions of Air Force organizations; officership and professionalism; and introduction to communication skills.
* AS 111-112 Leadership Laboratory-- 0 cr. hrs.
Taken in conjunction with AS 101 and 102, respectively. A weekly laboratory consisting of Air Force customs and courtesies, health and physical fitness, and drill and ceremonies.
AS 201-202 The Evolution of USAF Air and Space Power-- 2 sems., 2 cr. hrs.
Survey course concerned with the beginnings of manned flight; development of aerospace power in the United States including the employment of air power in WWI, WWII, Korea, Vietnam, the Gulf War; and the peaceful employment of U.S. air power in civic actions, scientific missions, and support of space exploration.
* AS 211-212 Leadership Laboratory-- 0 cr. hrs.
Taken in conjunction with AS 201 and 202. Provides students opportunities to demonstrate fundamental management skills and to prepare cadets for Field Training.
Professional Officer Course - Aerospace Studies (AS)
AS 301-302 Leadership & Management-- 2 sems., 6 cr. hrs.
Anatomy of leadership, and management consisting of the need for leadership, the role of discipline in leadership situations, and the variables affecting leadership. Students deal with actual problems and complete projects associated with planning, managing, and leading the Leadership Laboratory.
* AS 311-312 Leadership Laboratory-- 0 cr. hrs.
Taken in conjunction with AS 301 and 302. Provides students opportunities to use fundamental leadership and management skills while planning and conducting corps activities.
AS 401-402 National Security Affairs and Preparation for Active Duty -- 2 sems., 6 cr. hrs.
This capstone course is designed to give students the knowledge and background to embark on a successful career as an active duty second lieutenant in the United States Air Force. Specifically, the course covers the role of the professional military leader in a democratic society; societal attitudes toward the armed forces; the requisites for maintaining an adequate national defense structure; the impact of technological and international developments on strategic preparedness and the overall policy-making process; and military law.
* AS 411-412 Leadership Laboratory-- 0 cr. hrs.
Taken in conjunction with AS 401 and 402. Provides students opportunities to use leadership skills in planning and conducting corps activities. Prepares students for commissioning and entry into the active duty Air Force.
* AS 421-422 Leadership Laboratory-- 0 cr. hrs.
Provides students opportunities to use management skills in planning and conducting corps activities. Prepares students for commissioning and entry into the active-duty Air Force.
Field Training Courses
§ Four-Week Field Training (summer)-- 0 cr. hrs.
Provides orientation and familiarization with the mission of an Air Force base. The major areas of study include junior officer training, aircraft and aircrew orientation, career orientation, survival training, Air Force base functions and environments, and physical training. While at field training, the cadet is paid at the current established rate.
§ Six-Week Field Training (summer)-- 0 cr. hrs.
Replaces four-week Field Training as a prerequisite for AS 301 for students who did not complete AS 101-102, AS 201-202. Includes military customs and ceremonies orientation and familiarization with the mission of an Air Force installation. The major areas of study are essentially the same as those conducted at the four-week field training period. While at field training, the cadet is paid at the current established rate.
* Leadership Laboratory is taken a maximum of two hours per week throughout the student's enrollment in AFROTC. Instruction is conducted within the framework of an organized cadet corps with a progression of experiences designed to develop each student's leadership potential. Leadership Laboratory involves a study of Air Force customs and courtesies; drill and ceremonies; career opportunities in the Air Force; and the life and work of an Air Force junior officer. Students develop their leadership potential in a practical, supervised laboratory, which includes field trips to Air Force installations.
† Normally attended in the summer between sophomore and junior years.
§ Prerequisite for AS 301.