Air Force ROTC
Air Force Reserve Officer Training Course (ROTC) – ROTC classes may be taken for elective credit toward any degree plan at COM and will also transfer to any four-year institution that participates in Air Force ROTC. The following Houston universities currently participate in COM's ROTC program:
- University of Houston-Clear Lake
- Rice University
- Texas Southern University
- The University of St. Thomas
- The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
- Houston Baptist University
Community college students are required to complete a four-year academic plan detailing the courses they will take to complete a four-year degree and specifying when they will graduate. This will require them to meet with a counselor at one of COM's partner universities listed above. This requirement ensures that two-year students plan on transferring to complete their four-year degree.
Freshman and sophomore-level classes are open to all students as elective credits. Students enrolling in these courses do not incur a military obligation. However, once students transfer to a four-year university and pursue junior- and senior-level courses, they commit themselves to a military obligation. ROTC scholarship students also incur a military obligation. All courses and physical training sessions take place at the University of Houston. Flight orientation occurs at airports in the Houston area.
For more information:
Contact the Air Force Science Department at the University of Houston, call 713-743-4932 or visit the Web page at www.uh.edu/afrotc.
Courses: Air Force Science (AFSC)
University of Houston, College of Liberal Arts and Social Science
AFSC 1201:1202: Foundations of the USAF I, II
Credits: two per semester. (1-1). Overall roles and missions of the USAF; career fields available. Emphasis on military customs and courtesies, appearance standards, core values and written and personal communication. Introduction to American military history.
AFSC 2201:2202: Evolution of Air Power I, II
Credits: two per semester. (1-1). Key historical events and milestones in the development of air power as a primary instrument of United States national security. Core values and competencies of leaders in the United States Air Force. Tenets of leadership and ethics.
AFSC 3301:3302: Air Force Leadership Studies I, II
Credits: three per semester. (3-1). Leadership, management fundamentals, professional knowledge, Air Force personnel and evaluation systems, and leadership ethics. Case studies of Air Force leadership and management situations.
AFSC 3801: Field Training
Credits: eight. Prerequisite: AFSC 2202 or consent of department chair. No military obligation is associated with this course. Four-week, off-campus field training practicum. Introduces student to Air Force leadership. Places student in demanding and stressful leadership situations.
AFSC 4301:4302: National Security Affairs I, II
Credits: three per semester. (3-1). Evolution of the role of national security in a democratic society with emphasis on policy formation, competing values, and organizations. Civilian control of the military; roles of the services; functions of the Air Force Commands.