When you are signing up for classes, make sure you don’t forget that the Aerospace Studies (AS) classes and Leadership Laboratory (LLAB) are mandatory. The following table lists the courses you’ll need to register for based on the number of credit hours you have and which institution you are attending. AS classes typically correspond to a four or five-year undergraduate degree program. An Air Force officer teaches each class. Here at Detachment 075, Leadership Laboratory begins the second week of school. It’s important that your schedule is correct and that you pick up your uniforms and Aerospace Studies textbooks so you will be ready to start the semester. To determine what classes you need, contact our Unit Admissions Officer via the Contact Us page.
AS 100 – The Foundations of the United States Air Force
This class is an introduction to the Air Force; we’ll take a broad look at active duty and the lifestyle you can expect while serving as an Air Force officer. This overview gives first-year cadets a chance to “see the Air Force” and is designed to help you decide whether you want to continue in the program. This is important because high school scholarship cadets do not incur a commitment to pay back tuition or stipend funds through the end of the AS 100 year.
AS 200 – The Evolution of Air and Space Power
The sophomore year prepares you for the mandatory field training required between your second or third year in the program. This class provides a historical look at the Air Force and the application of air and space power from its infancy to modern-day conflict
AS 300 – Air Force Leadership & Management I/II
Field training marks your transition from followership to leadership. Cadets spend this year in leadership and management studies. This class focuses on leadership theory, interpersonal dynamics, military ethics and management issues. Cadets are also given the opportunity to put these leadership and management lessons into practice as they perform the tasks required of their cadet wing position
AS 400 -National Security Affairs and Preparation for Active Duty
This final Aerospace Studies class prepares cadets for entry to active duty. You’ll study national and foreign affairs, national security strategy, and current events that affect employment of U.S. military force. You’ll also survey military conflict as it affects the Air Force and its sister service branches. The last semester evaluates the various programs and regulations governing officership in the armed forces and provides final preparations for cadets ready for commissioning.
Air Force Officer Qualifying Test (AFOQT)
The Air Force Officer Qualifying Test, or AFOQT, is administered on a scheduled basis. Similar to the SAT except for additional Pilot and Navigator sections, there are five sections scored on a percentile basis. A passing score on the Verbal and Quantitative sections are required for entry into the Air Force ROTC program.
It’s important that you take the AFOQT as soon as possible. The test takes about five hours to complete; study material is available at the detachment. The AFOQT may only be taken twice, with a mandatory wait period of 180 days between tests. Only the latest AFOQT score is valid, and minimum scores are required for commissioning.