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Curriculum Plan

LA-073's curriculum cycle provides a schedule for the planned aerospace courses (AS) to be taught over four years. Cadets should plan on only taking one semester of JROTC per year.

AA5 Approval

The course descriptions on this page were approved by our area coordinator (AA5).

4 Year Plan

LA-073 Aerospace Course Schedule (4-Year)

LA-073 Aerospace Course Schedule (4-Year)

Course Descriptions

 

AIR FORCE JUNIOR ROTC COURSE DESCRIPTIONS/OBJECTIVES

 

AEROSPACE SCIENCE

 

AFJROTC - Health (1/2 credit)

This course emphasizes knowledge, skills, and understanding that enable students to develop healthy lifestyles as they move from adolescence to adulthood.  Wellness and Fitness from the Leadership Education material is used as the basis for this course. School textbooks and internet resources are also used to supplement the objectives of this course.  (Prerequisite: None)

 

AFJROTC Leadership Laboratory – 1 credit

This summer course prepares students to develop skills that will enable cadets to assume leadership positions in AFJROTC.  This is an 8-day summer camp conducted on-campus by parish AFJROTC instructors.  The course combines aerospace science and leadership instruction with an emphasis on group dynamics.  The wellness component aids cadets in developing a healthy lifestyle through physical activity and proper nutrition.  (Prerequisite: 1 year in AFJROTC, Top 10 % of AFJROTC class, no physical restrictions to preclude complete participation in all aspects of the program, and recommendation of the Senior Aerospace Science Instructor)

 

AFJROTC – Student Responsibilities - 1/2 credit

This course emphasizes the transition into high school and later life.  The primary focus is on the development of character values and behaviors that help students become responsible and productive members of society.  Character development from the Leadership Education I Unit 2 is the basis for this course.  School provided resources are also being used to supplement the objectives of this course. (Prerequisite: None)

 

AFJROTC 100 - Aviation History/Leadership Education -1 credit

This history course focuses on the development of flight throughout the centuries.  It starts with ancient civilizations, then progresses through time to modern day.  The emphasis is on civilian and military contributions to aviation.  The Leadership Education portion introduces cadets to AFJROTC, providing a basis for progression through the rest of the program while instilling elements of good citizenship.  The physical training portion of the course provides cadets a wellness minded program offering substantial individual health improvements. (Prerequisite: none)

 

AFJROTC 200 - Global and Cultural Studies/Leadership Education -1 credit

This 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 events that have shaped each region.  Leadership Education stresses communications/personal awareness skills and how to apply them to cadet corps activities.  The PT portion of the course provides cadets a wellness minded program offering substantial individual health improvements.

 

AFJROTC 210 – Science of Flight -1 science credit                                                                                                                                                                                                                         The second year course includes 60% academic and 40% leadership.  It is an introductory course that 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.  The Leadership Education portion is designed to develop citizens of character by developing and understanding group and team dynamics and preparing one’s self for leadership roles.

 

AFJROTC 300 - Exploring Space Part 1 -1 credit                                                                                                                                                                                                                          The course begins with the 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 outer planets. It discusses issues critical to travel in the upper atmosphere such as orbits and trajectories unmanned satellites, and space probes.  Leadership Education provides information on how to begin the job search.  Additionally, information about financial planning, how to save, invest, and spend money wisely, as well as how not to get caught in the credit trap are discussed.  The PT portion of the course provides cadets a wellness minded program offering substantial individual health improvements.

 

AFJROTC 300A - Exploring Space Part 2 - 1 credit                                                                                                                                                                                                                     This course continues by investigating the importance of entering space.  It discusses manned and unmanned space flights while focusing on concepts surrounding spaceflight, vehicles, launch systems, and missions in space. The section on manned spaceflight focuses on the Space Shuttle, space stations and beyond, covering milestones in the endeavor to land on the Moon and to safely orbit humans and crafts. The course covers the human aspect of spaceflight, and examines the latest advances in space technology.  Leadership Education provides information on how to apply for college or a technical school.  The job search process, resume writing, interviewing techniques and career paths are examined as well.  The PT portion of the course provides cadets a wellness minded program offering substantial individual health improvements.

 

AFJROTC 400 (Part 1) – Management of the Corps -1 credit                                                                                                                                                                                            Cadets in this course manage the corps.  The academic hands-on experience portion affords cadets the opportunity to put the theories of previous leadership courses into practice.  Planning, organizing, coordinating, directing, controlling, and decision-making will be done by the cadets.  The LE course provides exposure to the fundamentals of management.  The text contains many leadership topics and skills needed to help cadets practice what they have learned during their time in AFJROTC.  The PT portion of the course provides cadets a wellness minded program offering substantial individual health improvements.

 

AFJROTC 400A (Part 2) – Management of the Corps - 1 credit                                                                                                                                                                                       

Cadets in this course manage the corps.  The academic hands-on experience portion affords cadets the opportunity to put the theories of previous leadership courses into practice.  Planning, organizing, coordinating, directing, controlling, and decision-making will be done by the cadets.  The LE course provides exposure to the fundamentals of management.  The text contains many leadership topics and skills needed to help cadets practice what they have learned during their time in AFJROTC.  The PT portion of the course provides cadets a wellness minded program offering substantial individual health improvements. 

 

HEALTH AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION

 

A maximum of (4) four credits of Physical Education (I, II, III, and IV ONLY) may be used to satisfy graduation requirements.

AFJROTC I, II, or III may be used to satisfy P.E. graduation requirements.