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Courses

 

Take a look at the following course descriptions to get an idea of what Air Force ROTC has to offer you.


Freshmen and sophomores attend Air Force ROTC classes for three hours each week. Juniors and seniors attend Air Force ROTC classes for five hours each week. All cadets are required to meet twice a week for mandatory physical fitness training.

Four-Year Program Classes

Year Fall Spring
Freshmen Aerospace Studies 100A Aerospace Studies 100B
Sophomore Aerospace Studies 200A Aerospace Studies 200B
Junior Aerospace Studies 300A Aerospace Studies 300B
Senior Aerospace Studies 400A Aerospace Studies 400B



GENERAL MILITARY COURSE

AEST 100 - Foundations of the Air Force

2 semesters, 2 credit hours
This survey course briefly covers topics relating to the Air Force and defense. It focuses on the structure and missions of Air Force organizations, officership and professionalism. It is also a good introduction into the use of communication skills.

AEST 110 - Leadership Laboratory

1 credit hour
This course (to be taken in conjunction with AS 100A and 100B) is a weekly laboratory that touches on the topics of Air Force customs and courtesies, health and physical fitness, and drill and ceremonies.

AEST 200 - The Evolution of Aerospace Studies

2 semesters, 2 credit hours
This survey course is concerned with the beginnings of manned flight and the 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.

AEST 210 - Leadership Laboratory

1 credit hour
This course (to be taken in conjunction with AS 200A and 200B) provides you with the opportunity to demonstrate fundamental management skills and prepares you for Field Training.


THE PROFESSIONAL OFFICER COURSE

AEST 300 - Leadership Studies

2 semesters, 6 credit hours
This course is a study in the anatomy of leadership, the need for quality and management leadership, the role of discipline in leadership situations and the variables affecting leadership. Case studies are used to examine Air Force leadership and management situations as a means of demonstrating and exercising practical application of the concepts. Deal with actual problems and complete projects associated with planning and managing the Leadership Laboratory.

AEST 310 - Leadership Laboratory

1 credit hour
This course (taken in conjunction with AS 300A and 300B) provides you the opportunity to develop your fundamental management skills while planning and conducting cadet activities.

AEST 400 - National Security Studies and Preparation for Active Duty

2 semesters, 6 credit hours
Learn about the role of the professional military leader in a democratic society; societal attitudes toward the armed forces; the requisites for maintaining adequate national defense structure; the impact of technological and international developments on strategic preparedness and the overall policy-making process; and military law. In addition, you will study topics that will prepare you for your first active-duty assignment as an officer in the Air Force.

AEST 410 - Leadership Laboratory

1 credit hour
This course (taken in conjunction with AS 400A and 400B) provides you with the opportunity to use your leadership skills in planning and conducting cadet activities. It prepares you for commissioning and entry into the active-duty Air Force.