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Professional Officer Course

2- and 4-Year Programs

The final two years of the four-year program comprise the Professional Officer Course (POC). It consists of four three-credit Aerospace Studies courses, a non-credit leadership laboratory each semester, and PT twice weekly. POC cadets earn a monthly stipend, tax-free subsistence allowance during the academic year and incur a military obligation after contracted. To be accepted into the POC, students must pass a physical examination and an AP officer qualification test, a physical fitness test, and meet certain academic standards. Cadets must complete field training is normally administered the summer before POC entry. In addition, all POC cadets must complete a course in mathematical reasoning prior to being commissioned. 

Recommended Course Sequence



Fifth Semester   Sixth Semester  
AS 301 Air Force
Leadership Studies I
3   AS 302 Air Force
Leadership Studies II
AS 303 Leadership Laboratory 0   AS 304 Leadership Laboratory 0
    3       3
Seventh Semester   Eighth Semester
AS 401 National Security Affairs: 3   AS 402 National Security Affairs: 3
  Prep for Active Duty I       Prep for Active Duty II  
AS 403 Leadership Laboratory 0   AS 404 Leadership Laboratory 0
    3       3
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