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It's What We Do Every Day

There are three main components of AFROTC. Those components are Air Science lecture courses, Leadership Laboratory and Physical Training. At any detachment across the nation, you will find variations of these three components. Look below to see a brief description of how we do things at Ohio State.

AFROTC program- learship training- Air Science


Each year of the four-year program has one level of Air Science lecture courses. Typically, the freshman and sophomore courses are one credit hour each while the junior and senior courses are three credit hours each.
  • The freshman level courses provide the new cadet with a general overview of the Air Force. The topics include pay, benefits, careers, bases, standards and even a few lessons on war.
  • The sophomore level courses are all about history of Air Power. The courses takes the cadet back in time to the inception of flight and then moves forward from that point explaining how Air Power was used in each conflict all the way up to the Global War on Terrorism.
  • The junior level courses are all about leadership.
  • The senior level courses are all about regional studies and equipping the soon to be officer with the tools necessary to succeed once on active duty.


 leadership llab


Cadets meet once a week for two hours to complete this requirement. The lab is broken into two different levels. During the lab environment, the General Military Course cadets (freshman and sophomores) are trained by the Professional Officer Course cadets (juniors and seniors) on various topics. Those topics include things such as, drill and ceremonies, customs and courtesies, dormitory procedures, small unit tactics, and followership.

The Professional Officer Course cadets plan and execute the required training objectives each week, so their piece of the puzzle takes a vast amount of coordination and discipline.



We meet for physical training twice a week at various locations. At those meetings, we spend about an hour fine-tuning our bodies for maximum performance. Workouts are typically dynamic in nature and can include intense levels of both aerobic and anaerobic workouts.

Text: Air Force ROTC