Course Catalog - JROTC


PR: Prerequisite   |   CR: Credit for Course   |   SEM: Semesters   |   LC: Local Credit

Aerospace Science 1/JROTC (9-12) #5621

(AS-100) Milestones in Aviation History, Second Edition, is an aviation history course focusing on the development of flight throughout the centuries. It starts with ancient civilizations and flight, then progresses through time to future developments in aerospace, with an introduction into cyber technologies. This course tells the story of the Air Force's heritage─laying the foundation for future Air Force JROTC aerospace science courses.

(LE-100) Traditions, Wellness and Foundations of Citizenship introduces students to history, organization, mission, traditions, goals, and objectives of JROTC for all services. It introduces key military customs and courtesies, how to project a positive attitude, and examines the principles of ethical and moral behavior. It provides strategies for effective note taking and study skills for academic success.

PR: None


Aerospace Science 2 (10-12) #5622

Option 1 - (AS-200) The Science of Flight: A Gateway to New Horizons focuses on how airplanes fly, how weather conditions affect flight, flight and the human body, and flight navigation. The course is designed to complement materials taught in math, physics, and other science-related courses and is aligned with the National Science Education Standards, the Math Standards and Expectations, and ISTE National Educational Technology Standards for Students.

Optional Addendum to Course: (STEM-1) Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs)/Quadcopters students learn the fundamentals of flight systems on UAVs/ Quadcopters, how the physics of flight affects each system, and the rules governing the flight of UAVs/Quadcopters and other types of aerial vehicles known as drones. Students conclude the course with hands-on flight instruction of UAVs/Quadcopters in a controlled airspace environment.

Option 2 - (AS-220) Cultural Studies: An Introduction to Global Awareness introduces students to the world’s cultures through the study of world affairs, regional studies, and cultural awareness. The course delves into history, geography, religions, languages, culture, political systems, economics, social issues, environmental concerns, and human rights. It looks at major events and significant figures that have shaped each region. 

(LE-200) Communication, Awareness, and Leadership, Second Edition, 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.

PR: Aerospace Science 1


Aerospace Science 3 (11-12) #5623

(AS-300) Exploring Space: The High Frontier, Second Edition, is a study of the space environment from the earliest days of interest in astronomy and early ideas of the heavens, through the Renaissance, and on into modern astronomy. It provides an in-depth study of the Earth, Sun, stars, Moon, and solar system, including the terrestrial and the outer planets. It investigates the importance of entering space and discusses manned and unmanned space flights, focusing on concepts surrounding spaceflight, space vehicles, launch systems, and space missions.

Optional Addendum to Course (STEM-11) Basic Rocketry, Students will understand the basic systems and functions of space vehicles, their launch systems, safety, and launch trajectories. Students will work in small groups and apply learned concepts to build, launch, and recover rockets.

(LE-300) Life Skills and Career Opportunities, Second Edition, is designed to prepare students for life after high school in the high-tech, globally oriented, and diverse workplace of the 21st century. Students learn how to become a more confident financial planner and to save, invest, and spend money wisely, as well as how to avoid the credit trap. Students learn about real-life issues such as understanding contracts, leases, warranties, legal notices, personal bills, practical and money-saving for grocery shopping, apartment selection and life with roommates. Students learn how to apply for vocational or technical school, community college, or a college/university.

PR: Aerospace Science 1 & 2


Aerospace Science 4 (12) #5624

Option 1 - (AS- 400) Management of the Cadet Corps

A hands-on experience that affords students the opportunity to put theories of previous leadership courses into practice. Planning, organizing, coordinating, directing, controlling, and decision-making will be done by cadets. They will put into practice their communication, decision-making, personal-interaction, managerial, and organizational skills.

Option 2 - (AS-410) Survival provides training in skills, knowledge, and attitudes necessary to successfully perform fundamental tasks needed for survival. Survival also presents “good to know” information that would be useful in any situation.

(LE-400) Fundamentals of Management exposes students to the fundamentals of management and provides them with the necessary skills needed to put into practice what they have learned during their time in AFJROTC.

PR: Aerospace Science 1, 2 & 3


Drill Curriculum (Cumulative) provides an in-depth introduction to drill and ceremonies. The course concentrates on the elements of military drill, and describes individual and group precision movements, procedures for saluting, drill, ceremonies, reviews, parades and development of the command voice.

PR: None


The Wellness Program is the Aerospace Science Physical Fitness Course (PE credit is given to AFJROTC students). The program focuses on individual baseline improvement with the goal of achieving a national standard as calculated with age and gender.

PR: None


Optional Course (LE Elective-2) National Endowment for Financial Education (NEFE) This is a six unit classroom curriculum that consists of six modules. It specifically focuses on basic personal finance skills that are relevant to the lives of teens and young adults to lay a solid foundation for financial independence and future financial decisions. Students will build confidence, apply practical skills, and exhibit sensible behaviors related to money management. Students will build confidence to make financial decisions related to managing personal financial resources, building earning capacity, protecting assets, and adapting to unexpected events. They will also apply sound foundational financial decision-making principles immediately after completing the program and in the future. Finally, students will exhibit mindful money management behaviors that will be of immediate and future benefit to themselves and their families.

PR: None

Sequencing of Air Force Junior ROTC courses may not be the same at all campuses. Please consult the campus Air Force Junior ROTC syllabus for the proper sequence of courses.


Naval Science 1 (9-12) #5611

Introduction to NJROTC. This course will explain the background, purpose, goals, and objectives of the program. It will develop basic leadership skills via classroom instruction, military drill and uniform wear. The course also covers Citizenship and Government giving cadets knowledge of how to succeed as a member of the community and as a citizen of the United States. The course will introduce wellness, fitness and first aid and build on those practices through the four years of course work. It also explains the role of the armed forces in a democracy, tell you about how these forces are organized, and describe the role of the Defense Department.

PR: None

SEM: 2 CR: 1


Naval Science 2 (10-12) #5612

Maritime History, Leadership, and Nautical Sciences. The instructors will introduce maritime history—the history of ships and navies—with emphasis on the role of the U.S. Navy and the influence of sea power in world events. Understanding the sciences that go into the operation of ships and aircraft is critical. The course will explain the importance of Maritime Geography, Oceanography, Meteorology, Astronomy, and Physical Sciences; including sciences that apply to navigation, keeping the ships afloat, and keeping the planes and helicopters in the sky. Through hands-on experience, the course builds on the leadership skills established in Naval Science 1.

PR: NS-1 or equivalent

SEM: 2 CR: 1


Naval Science 3 (11-12) #5613

Naval Knowledge, Leadership, Naval Skills. The course introduces cadets to Sea Power and National Security strategies; how it is influenced by Military and International Law. Cadets will learn about the concept of sea power as presented by Alfred Thayer Mahan (1840–1914), an influential naval historian who believed that sea power was the key to success in international politics. Furthermore, cadets are instructed in Ship Construction, Organization, Seamanship, Marine Navigation, and Naval Weapons and Aircraft. Cadets at this level are being selected for leadership positions, managing the unit, and building upon leadership skills.

PR: NS-2 or equivalent

SEM: 2 CR: 1


Naval Science 4 (12) #5614

Leadership Theory, Leadership Laboratory, Global Awareness. The cadets learn about Ethics and Morals, Case Studies in Leadership, Positions of Authority and Responsibility for Others. This is where senior cadets have the opportunity to serve in positions of authority. They are expected to plan, influence, and direct unit members’ efforts in accomplishing a mission. Many cadets consider these experiences the most exciting part of their NJROTC careers. They will allow you to evaluate and practice the leadership skills developed in class. The seniors will learn about Global Awareness, understanding the regions of the world where the Navy operates and why those areas are important.

PR: NS-3 or equivalent

SEM: 2 CR: 1


Naval Science: Drill Team/Rifle Team (9-12)

For Drill Team/Air Rifle Team Members Only.

SEM: 2 CR:0