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Aerospace Science 1
The academic portion is a history course designed to acquaint the cadet with the historical facts and impacts of the early attempts to fly, the major historical contributors to the development of flight, the contributions of the USAF to modern aviation history, and the key events of space exploration history. The leadership education portion contains sections on cadet and Air Force organizational structure; uniform wear; customs, courtesies, and other military traditions; health and wellness; fitness; individual self-control; and citizenship. Uniform wear and grooming standards are required.
Aerospace Science 2
The academic portion is a science course designed to acquaint the cadet with the aerospace environment (atmosphere and weather), the human requirements of flight, principles of aircraft flight, and principles of navigation. Discussions include: the forces of lift, drag, thrust, and weight; basic navigation including map reading, course plotting, and the effects of wind; and human physiology including the human circulatory system, the effects of acceleration and deceleration, and protective equipment. The leadership education portion stresses communications skills and cadet corps activities. Information is provided on communicating effectively, understanding groups and teams, preparing for leadership, solving conflicts and problems, and personal development. Uniform wear and grooming standards are required. (NOTE: Completion of 2 years of ROTC will result in 1 Fine/Performing Arts credit and 1 PE credit.)
Aerospace Science 3
The academic portion explores the history of astronomy to include prehistoric astronomy,
classical astronomy, and astronomy in the Renaissance. The Sun, the Earth, and the Moon
are discussed in detail including their descriptions, structure, origin, and history. An indept
study of the Solar System, the terrestrial planets and the Jovian planets, is covered as well. The latest advances in space technology (orbits, trajectories, satellites, probes, and guidance and control systems), continuing challenges of space (milestones in the endeavor to land on the Moon and international law), and manned spaceflight (the Space Shuttle and space stations) are also discussed. The leadership education portion examines “life after high school.” Information is disseminated on how to apply to college/vocational/technical schools, how to begin a job search (resume preparation), how to spend money wisely, and how to be a responsible citizen. Uniform wear and grooming standards are required.
(NOTE: Completion of 3 years of ROTC will result in 1 Fine/Performing Arts credit, 1 PE credit and 1 Science credit.)
Aerospace Science 4: Leadership Development
Upper-class cadets manage the corps under AFJROTC instructor supervision. This course provides hands-on experience and opportunity to put the theories of previous leadership courses into practice. Planning, organizing, coordination, directing, controlling, and decision-making will be done by the cadets, under the supervision of AFJROTC instructors. The cadets practice their communication, decision-making, personal-interaction, managerial, and organizational skills. Uniform wear and grooming standards are required.