Course Required Materials & Syllabus

All textbooks and uniforms are provided.
 
Cadets must show-up to class every day with a positive mental attitude and a Pen/Pencil.
 
Cadets are responsible for keeping up with their assignments.
 
Cadets are expected to be in uniform on Tuesdays, unless otherwise directed.
 
On Wellness days, usually every Wednesday, cadets should be dressed for physical fitness training.
 
SYLLABUS 2017-2018 
There is absolutely NO military commitment
for taking AFJROTC
 

COURSE NAME:  Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC I), History of Aviation/Flight & Leadership Education  

INSTRUCTORS:  Major John Beaulieu and Chief Master Sergeant James Eagle

TEXT:  Aerospace Science 100: A Journey Into Aviation History (2007)

 Aerospace Science 400: Management of the Cadet Corps (no textbook)

 Leadership Education 100: Traditions, Wellness, and Foundations of Citizenship (2015) 

 Drill and Ceremonies (AF Manual 36-2203, Personnel Drill and Ceremonies) (1996)

 NC-041 Cadet Handbook (2016)

CLASS DESCRIPTION: ROTC I establishes a solid foundation for the AFJROTC program and contains three components: Aerospace Science (AS), Leadership Education (LE), and a Wellness Program (PT).  Citizenship and character education are primarily embedded in leadership education, while sense of service and education in science and technology related aerospace science is primarily found in aerospace science.  Drill and Ceremonies is taught as a part of the LE component.  Cadets will the wear an Air Force-provided uniform one day each week (as directed each week) and maintain Air Force grooming standards (i.e. haircut, jewelry, etc).

Aerospace Science 100:  A Journey into Aviation History
(Fall: Chapters 1-4, Spring: Chapters 5-8)

This is an aviation history course focusing on the development of flight throughout the centuries.  Throughout the course, there are readings, videos, hands-on activities, and in-text and workbook exercises to guide in the reinforcement of the materials.

The course objectives are:

1. Know the historical facts and impacts of the early attempts to fly.

2. Know the major historical contributors to the development of flight.

3. Know the contributions of the U.S. Air Force to modern aviation history.

4. Know the key events of space exploration history.

Aerospace Science 400: Management of Cadet Corps
(Units and topics covered are based on cadets’ experience)

This course provides exposure to the fundamentals of management and contains many leadership topics that will benefit students as well as provide some of the necessary skills needed to put into practice what they have learned during their time in AFJROTC.  This course, coupled with what cadets have already learned during their time in AFJROTC, will equip them with the qualities needed to serve in leadership positions within the corps.  The primary workload within classes is to help with Cadet Corps management.

The course objectives are:  

1. Know the history and the importance of management.

2. Know the techniques and skills involved in planning and decision making.

3. Know the importance of managing change, stress, and innovation.

4. Know the key elements of individual and group behavior, the importance of the communication process, and the characteristics of a good leader.

Leadership Education 100: Traditions, Wellness, and Foundations of Citizenship
(Fall: Chapters 1-3, Spring: Chapters 4-5)

Leadership Education I introduces cadets to the AFJROTC program, providing a basis for progression through the rest of the AFJROTC program while instilling elements of good citizenship. It contains sections on cadet and Air Force organizational structure; uniform wear; customs, courtesies, and other military traditions; health and wellness; fitness; individual self-control; and citizenship.

The course objectives are:

1. Know the importance of AFJROTC history, mission, purpose, goals, and objectives.

2. Know military traditions and the importance of maintaining a high standard of dress and personal appearance.

3. Know the importance of attitude, discipline, and respect, and why values and ethics are so important.

4. Know the importance of individual self-control, common courtesies and etiquette.

5. Know that an effective stress management program improves the quality of life.

6. Know why courtesies are rendered to the United States flag and the National Anthem.

7. Know why it is important to be a good democratic citizen and to be familiar with the different forms of government.

8. Know the importance of keeping yourself well and helping others stay well. 

Wellness Program - Physical Fitness Training or “PT”

Wellness is an integral part of AFJROTC (20% of our curriculum). It consists of the Presidential Fitness Test, which typically consists of pushups, situps, shuttle run, v-sit and reach, and the mile run.  Also, organized team activities, such as softball, flickerball, capture-the-flag, etc (outdoor) or dodgeball, basketball, etc (indoor) are strongly encouraged.  Cadets will be given the opportunity to put into practice the wellness concepts that are taught in Leadership Education 100.  Participation is mandatory because PT grades are given for participation effort, not ability.  The course objective is to:  Motivate AFJROTC cadets to lead active, healthy lifestyles both now and into their adult lives.

UNIFORM DAY:       Tuesday: Blue Service Uniform as directed by the Instructors (Required)

                                        Wednesday: Wellness Day, PT clothing

GRADING PROCEDURES:  Grades will reflect student performance based upon: a. Scheduled Exams/Quizzes; b. Classroom Activities; c. Assignments; d. Class attendance/participation; Grading will consist of 40% aerospace science (AS), 40% leadership education (LE), and 20% wellness (PT). 

Course Evaluation:

  • Exams/Quizzes:  TBA according to lesson

  • Assignments:  TBA according to lesson

  • Uniform wear:  100 points per occurrence

  • Community Service:  extra credit awarded

  • PT: TBD but will be based on wear of proper clothing and active participation 

Grading Scale:  In accordance with the Enka High School Grading Scale as outlined by Buncombe County Schools (10-pt grading scale).