Aerospace Studies

  • OTP AS 101: Leadership Laboratory (taken each semester)
    Augments the AFROTC academic curriculum by providing prospective Air Force officers the opportunities and feedback needed to develop the leadership, managerial, and supervisory skills required of successful Air Force officers. Applications include Air Force customs and courtesies, drill and ceremonies, problem solving, communications, and learning about career opportunities available to commissioned officers. Instruction is conducted within the framework of an organized cadet corps with a progression of experiences designed to develop leadership potential.
  • OTP AS 110: Foundations of the U.S. Air Force
    Examines the role of the U.S. Air Force in the contemporary world. Topics include background, mission, and organization of air force and functions of U.S. strategic forces. Emphasis is placed on development of written communicative skills.
  • OTP AS 120: Foundations of the U.S. Air Force
    Continues study of the contemporary U.S. Air Force by examining general purpose forces, aerospace support forces, and the total force structure.
  • OTP AS 210: Evolution of USAF Air and Space Power
    Traces the historical development of air power and its uses starting before the Wright brothers and extending through the Korean War. Concentrates on the advent of the air age, the airplane at war (1914-1918), the interwar years, air power in World War II, the Berlin Airlift, air power in the Korean War, and the evolution of air power concepts and doctrine. Emphasizes student participation and presentations to enhance communicative skills.
  • OTP AS 220: Evolution of USAF Air and Space Power
    Traces the historical development of air power and its uses starting after the Korean War and continuing through its present role in international policies. Emphasizes air and space power experiences from the Vietnam conflict and operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm. Continues emphasis upon student participation and presentations to enhance communicative skills.
  • OTP AS 310: Air Force Leadership Studies
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: entry in POC.
    Management and leadership from the point of view of a U.S. Air Force junior officer. The individual motivational and behavioral processes, leadership, communication, and group dynamics are covered to provide a foundation for developing the junior officer's professional skills.
  • OTP AS 320: Air Force Leadership Studies
    Continues OTP AS 310 with special emphasis on the basic managerial processes involving decision making, use of analytical aid in planning, organizing, and controlling in a changing environment. Actual U.S. Air Force cases used.
  • OTP AS 410: National Security Affairs
    Study of the military's role as an institution in a democratic society. Topics include civil-military interaction and the military as a profession. Emphasis on developing communicative skills through student presentations.
  • OTP AS 420: Preparation for Active Duty
    "Preparation for Active Duty" is a survey course designed to give Senior AFROTC cadets an overview of the subject material. Cadets are expected to emerge with an in-depth knowledge of all the topics covered in this course. While some areas are covered in detail, many others are covered more broadly. Overall AS420 is a vehicle to help you become Air Force officers and to facilitate your transition to active duty.