The Air Force ROTC program is designed to be a four year program resulting in a commission into the United States Air Force as a second lieutenant. The program can be completed in three years through concurrent enrollment in Freshman- and Sophomore-level courses (students should contact an Air Force ROTC advisor if they have less than four years remaining until graduation to determine the best plan for their situation).
Cadets spend the first two years in the General Military Course (GMC). During their final semester in the GMC, cadets compete nationally for an enrollment allocation into the Professional Officer Course (POC). If selected, cadets attend a 4-week field training encampment during the summer and enter the POC upon completion. Cadets must complete a minimum of two years in the POC.
All cadets are required to complete 16 credit hours of Aerospace Studies coursework resulting in a Minor in Aerospace Studies (three to six hours may be waived for prior service or time spent in JROTC). In addition to the 16 credit hours, cadets also complete eight semesters of leadership laboratory and attend two to three hours of physical training each week.
For more information about program requirements, visit afrotc.uncc.edu. This website also includes contact information for students to reach an Air Force ROTC advisor to discuss their particular situation.