Cadet Levels and Courses

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AS100

Your 100 year is your first year in the program. This is also your first year in the GMC (General Military Course). You will learn basic military movements, commands, Air Force history and the benefits of service, while also delving into an introduction to basic leadership and followership skills. 

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AS100 Courses

Introduction to the United States Air Force and Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFROTC); featured topics include structure of the U.S. Air Force, the Air Force's capabilities, career opportunities, benefits, Air Force installations, core values, leadership, teambuilding, and communication skills. Requirements: first-year or sophomore standing.

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A progression of experiences designed to develop leadership ability; military customs and courtesies, drill and ceremonies, military professional development, the life and work of a junior officer; leadership skills in a practical, supervised military lab setting. Offered fall semesters. Corequisites: AERO:1100. Requirements: first-year or sophomore standing.

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Introduction to the United States Air Force (USAF) and Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFROTC); featured topics include evolution of the U.S. Air Force/Air Force history, principles of war/tenets of air power, what the Air Force brings to the joint fight, Department of the Air Force, and Air Force major commands; leadership concepts including ethical decision making, communication, and professional speaking opportunities. Requirements: first-year or sophomore standing.

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A progression of experiences designed to develop leadership ability; military customs and courtesies, drill and ceremonies, military professional development, the life and work of a junior officer; leadership skills in a practical, supervised military lab setting. Offered spring semesters. Corequisites: AERO:1200. Requirements: first-year or sophomore standing.

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200s

AS200

AS200 Courses

Foundation for leadership and team building; concepts applied in team-building activities and class discussion, including demonstration of basic verbal and written communication; featured topics include listening, followership, and problem solving efficiently.

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Continuation of AERO:1150.

Offered fall semesters. Corequisites: AERO:2100.

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Foundation for leadership and team building; concepts applied in team building activities and class discussion, including demonstration of basic verbal and written communication; featured topics include conflict management, comprehensive airman fitness, and a leadership capstone.

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Continuation of AERO:1150.

Offered spring semesters. Corequisites: AERO:2200.

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Independent research on the U.S. Air Force; historical topics, current missions, future technologies, comparisons to other nations.

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As a 200, you have entered into your second year of GMC material and will be building off what you learned the previous year. You will dive into small-unit dynamics, self-awareness, emotional intelligent leadership, among other items. You will also begin training to compete for a slot at Field Training (FT), the following summer (the summer between your sophomore and junior year.)

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300s...mostly

AS300

After completing Field Training you begin your 300 year; this is your first year as a POC (Professional Officer Corps). You will move from being the instructed to being the instructor/evaluator for the 100s and 200s on everything you’ve learned over in the program thus far, while also diving ever deeper into leadership theory.

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AS300 Courses

Builds on leadership fundamentals taught in AERO:2100 and AERO:2200; students study leadership and leadership skills to use in their future Air Force environment; profession of arms, communications skills, and ethics; case studies used to examine Air Force leadership situations and demonstrate and exercise practical application of the concepts studied. Requirements: junior or higher standing.

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See AERO:1150. Offered fall semesters. Corequisites: AERO:3100. 

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Leadership and leadership skills used in the Air Force environment; continued study of the profession of arms, communication skills, and ethics taught in AERO:3100; creating a vision, mentoring, and other leadership fundamentals; students continue to hone their reading, writing, and speaking skills via several communication studies applications; case studies used to examine Air Force leadership situations, and to demonstrate and exercise practical application of the concepts studied; goal is to instill a more in-depth understanding of how to effectively lead people and organizations. Requirements: junior or higher standing. 

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See AERO:1150. Offered spring semesters. Corequisites: AERO:3200. 

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400s

AS400

AS400 Courses

Introduction to the national security process, regional studies, advanced leadership ethics, and Air Force doctrine; focus specifically on current Air Force organization, leadership, and practical knowledge needed for a student's future as an Air Force officer; students improve oral and written communication skills and delve into military professionalism and ethics. Requirements: junior or higher standing.

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See AERO:1150. Offered fall semesters. Corequisites: AERO:4100.

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Continuation of AERO:4100 which introduced the national security process, regional studies, advanced leadership ethics, and Air Force doctrine; students expand their knowledge to comprehend the responsibility, authority, and functions of an Air Force commander and selected provisions of the military justice system; designed to prepare cadets for life as a second lieutenant; students continue to improve oral and written communication skills. Requirements: junior or higher standing.

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See AERO:1150. Offered spring semesters. Corequisites: AERO:4200. 

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AS400: This is your second year as a POC. You focus primarily on leadership and management. This is the year before you commission into the Air Force as a Second Lieutenant.  

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