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Aerospace Studies

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Aerospace Studies

administers and supervises the curriculum of the Air Force Reserve Officers Training Corps (AFROTC) in Northeast Pennsylvania. The program prepares undergraduate and graduate students to serve as military officers in the United States Air Force.  Active-duty Air Force officers provide education and instruction through a variety of experiences and a multi-disciplinary curriculum designed to help students develop skills they will need as officers. Students enrolled in any academic specialty may participate in AFROTC, simultaneously earning an academic degree and qualifying for a commission as an Air Force officer upon graduation. Students can also earn a minor in Aerospace Studies. Normally a 4-year program, students can complete the AFROTC program in three years as long as an academic degree is being pursued and completed concurrently.

Field Training

consists of a 4-week, 3-credit Aerospace Studies Course at Maxwell AFB, AL. Field Training provides leadership, followership, and teambuilding opportunities for AFROTC cadets.  Cadets will be evaluated on military discipline and leadership potential and cadre will determine the cadet's readiness to enter the Professional Officer Course. Secondary objectives include: orientation to active duty standards, motivation towards an Air Force career, and emphasizing the necessity of having a physically fit lifestyle.

Most Professional Development Training

is voluntary. Throughout the entire 4-year program, cadets may volunteer and compete for various programs which allow them to experience life on an Air Force base and expose them to various career fields within the Air Force; freefall opportunities at the Air Force Academy; air assault school with the Army; and a multitude of other training programs.

Qualified students may compete for duty as pilots, navigators, engineers,

nurses, meteorologists, computer analysts, lawyers, security forces or any of a number of other career fields. Students who satisfactorily complete the curriculum requirements are commissioned as Second Lieutenants in the U.S. Air Force, and will serve on active duty in a career specialty they have chosen, consistent with USAF needs.

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