Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFJROTC)
Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFJROTC) is a program designed to develop citizens of character dedicated to serving their nation and community.
There is no military obligation associated with this program. Each AFJROTC class consists of three components—aerospace science, leadership education, and a wellness program. Citizenship and character education, the heart of the curriculum program, is primarily embedded in the leadership education series of courses, while sense of service and education in science and technology related aerospace science is primarily found in the aerospace science series of courses. To reinforce what is taught in the classroom, students participate in many outside activities such as field trips to military bases, aerospace facilities and industries, museums, civilian airports and other areas related to aerospace education which may also include flights on civilian or military aircraft. AFJROTC units also offer the opportunity to participate in co-curricular activities to include competition drill team, remote control aircraft and rocketry clubs, cadet leadership courses, and honorary academic groups. Additionally, community service projects are a major part of the AFJROTC experience and helps instill a sense of civic pride and citizenship. AS 220 Cultural Studies can be a substitute for Global Studies. While there is no military obligation associated with AFJROTC courses, there are several benefits available to students interested in military service. Students interested in pursuing a commission have added opportunity to apply for admission to a service academy and compete for college ROTC scholarships. Students who enlist graduate from basic training at one or two higher pay grades than other graduates (depending on branch of service).
Students who complete three AFJROTC courses earn a two college credits in the Southern New Hampshire University course OL 105 Foundations of Management.
Students who complete four AFJROTC courses earn a three college credits in SNHU course OL 215 Principles of Management