Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) is a four year education and training program that gives students the opportunity to become Air Force officers while completing a traditional college degree.
As a member of Air Force ROTC, cadets take ROTC classes and also participate in leadership lab, physical training, and other ROTC activities.
General Military Course (GMC) - This is the first two years of ROTC. The freshman and sophomore curriculum allows students to "try out" Air Force ROTC without any obligation.
Field Training - Selection to attend field training is competitive and is based upon performance, grades, ACT/SAT, and fitness during the first three semesters in ROTC. Cadets attend during the summer between the sophomore and junior years. This rigorous 28 day training is an assessment of physical and mental toughness, dedication, commitment, teamwork and ability to perform under stress. It is an outstanding opportunity to develop skills as a leader and team member. Field Training is required for all cadets who seek membership in the Professional Officer Course (POC).
Professional Officer Course (POC) - This is the last half of the program. The junior and senior level courses cover more advanced topics related to leadership studies, management, and aerospace power. POC cadets hone their skills by leading the cadet wing.
Upon successful completion of the ROTC program and graduation from college, cadets commission as Second Lieutenants in the United States Air Force with a starting salary of around $45,000 a year.