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Air Force Aerospace Studies: Air Force ROTC

US Air Force Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) at Colorado Christian University is offered in a cross-town agreement with the program at University of Colorado at Boulder. U.S. Air Force ROTC offers several programs leading to a commission in the U.S. Air Force upon receipt of at least a baccalaureate degree.

Standard Four-Year Program

This program is in three parts: the General Military Course for lower division students (normally freshmen and sophomores), the Professional Officer Course for upper division students (normally juniors and seniors), and Leadership Laboratory attended by all cadets. Completion of the General Military Course is a prerequisite for entry into the Professional Officer Course. Completion of a four-week summer training course is required prior to commissioning.

Modified Two-Year Program

This program is offered to full-time regularly enrolled degree students. It requires at least two years of full-time college (undergraduate, graduate level, or a combination). Those selected for this program must complete a six-week field training program during the summer months as a prerequisite for entry into the Professional Officer Course the following fall semester.

Leadership Lab

Air Force ROTC cadets must attend Leadership Lab (one and one-half hour per week). The laboratory involves a study of Air Force customs and courtesies, drill and ceremonies, career opportunities, and the life and work of an Air Force junior officer.

Other Air Force ROTC Programs

Other programs are frequently available based on current Air Force needs. Any Air Force ROTC staff member in Boulder 303-492-8278 can discuss best alternatives. Interested students should make initial contact as early as possible to create the best selection opportunity, as selection is competitive. There is no obligation until a formal contract is entered.

Air Force College Scholarship Program

Students participating in Air Force ROTC may be eligible to compete for Air Force ROTC College scholarships. Students selected for this program are placed on scholarships that pay tuition; book allowance; nonrefundable educational fees; and a modest subsistence per month, tax-free. All cadets enrolled in the Professional Officer Course receive a modest stipend during the regular academic year. Scholarships that are available include two- and three-year scholarships. These scholarships are available to both men and women, in all academic disciplines. In addition, there are special programs for minority students.

Flight Opportunities

Prior to entering the fourth year of the Air Force ROTC program, qualified ROTC students can compete for pilot allocations. In the summer following their junior year, qualified pilot candidates generally attend the Flight Screening Program (FSP) near San Antonio, TX.

US Air Force Medical Programs

Qualified pre-med students can compete for pre-med scholarships and programs. These scholarships and programs can lead to a rewarding career as an Air Force officer, serving as a physician.

Air Force ROTC Course Credit

Air Force ROTC credit for graduation varies with each college. Students should contact the appropriate college for determination of credit.


Register for Air Force ROTC classes (listed below) by going to your Life Directions Center advisor for help in completing an Add/Drop form. Students attend classes and the Leadership Lab at the University of Colorado at Boulder. At the end of the semester, Air Force ROTC sends a grade to CCU’s Service Central office, which is added to the student’s transcript. Credit granted follows the course information below.

For more information students can contact the Air Force ROTC Unit Admissions Officer at 303-492-3133.

  • course Heritage and Values I (1)

  • course Heritages and Values II (1)

  • course Team and Leadership Fundamentals I (1)

  • course Team and Leadership Fundamentals II (1)

  • course Leading People and Effective Communication I (3)

  • course Leading People and Effective Communication II (3)

  • course National Security, Leadership Responsibilities, Commissioning Preparation I (3)

  • course National Security, Leadership Responsibilities, Commissioning Preparation II (3)