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Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps Program Courses

Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps Program Courses

The mission of the AFJROTC program is to build better citizens for America. Program goals are to instill values of citizenship, service to the United States, personal responsibility and a sense of accomplishment in the students. AFJROTC objectives are to educate students in citizenship, promote community service, instill character and discipline, and provide instruction in air and space fundamentals. Teaching materials, textbooks and uniforms are supplied by the United States Air Force.

The AFJROTC program explores the civilian, industrial and military aspects of Aerospace Science. Extracurricular activities of cadets are varied and interesting. The unit offers educational field trips to Air Force bases, airports, aerospace industries, and museums. Air Force JROTC carries no military obligation. There are tangible benefits for cadets that complete the course: cadets who attend college may receive special consideration for Air Force ROTC scholarships and they may receive credit for a full year of Air Force ROTC. Cadets who enlist in the military directly after high school may enter two pay grades higher than other enlistees.

AFJROTC Curriculum: Four-Year Program

Grade 9

AS History

The Heritage of Flight

Development of Air Power

Toward Military Aerospace

Contemporary Aviation


Heritage, Organization, and Traditions

Individual Self-Control

Citizenship in the United States

Wellness, Health, and Fitness

Grade 10

AS Science

The Aerospace Environment

Human Requirements of Flight

Principles of Aircraft Flight

Principles of Navigation


Effective Communication Skills

Understanding Individual Behavior

Understanding Group Behavior

Basic Leadership Concepts

Grade 11

AS Space

The Space Environment

Space Programs

Space Technology

Manned Spaceflight


Choosing Your Path

The Job Search

Financial Planning

Career Opportunities

Grade 12

AS Options

Option 1 – Management of Cadet Corps

Option 2 – Advanced Program – Ground School

Option 3 – Aerospace Careers

Lab Manual



Policy and Organization


Management Techniques

Management Decisions

Management Functions

Managing Self and Others

AS – Aerospace Science
LE – Leadership Education

955 AFJROTC I (Early Bird)
Grade 9, 10 Year 1 5 Periods 1.0 Credit

956 AFJROTC II (Early Bird)
Grade 10, 11, 12 Year 1 5 Periods 1.0 Credit

957 AFJROTC III (Early Bird)
Grade 11, 12 Year 1 5 Periods 1.0 Credit

958 AFJROTC IV (Early Bird)
Grade 12 Year 1 5 Periods 1.0 Credit

A student may enroll in an ROTC program at Building 21, William Allen or Dieruff High School regardless of where he or she lives in the district. The student should work with the guidance department of his/her home middle or high school to arrange placement. A written parental request for transfer approval must be submitted to the Director of Community & Student Services by the first week of August.