Oct 16, 2021  
University Undergraduate Catalog 2018-2019 
University Undergraduate Catalog 2018-2019 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Aerospace Studies

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Lt Col Jesse Hunt, Chair
Telephone: (919) 660-1862
Fax: (919) 660-1871
Email: ltcol.hunt@duke.edu


The Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFROTC) Detachment 585 functions as the Department of Aerospace Studies at North Carolina Central University.  AFROTC offers students the opportunity to earn a presidential officer’s commission, as a second lieutenant in the United States Air Force upon graduation.  AFROTC selects, educates, trains, and commissions college men and women through a three-year to four-year curriculum.  The program consists of both the General Military Course (GMC), a course sequence normally taken during the freshman and sophomore years, and the Professional Officer Course (POC) taken during the junior and senior years.

The GMC is open to freshmen and sophomore who meet AFROTC qualifications.  Students who complete the GMC program may compete for competitive continuation into the POC.  Becoming a POC requires successful completion of a four-week field-training encampment, generally offered the summer between the sophomore and junior years.  Also, during summer breaks, students are given the opportunity to volunteer for Air Force sponsored advanced training programs in a variety of different areas.

Students may compete for various types and lengths of scholarships.  These scholarships pay up to full tuition, a monthly tax-free stipend of $300-$500, and an annual book allowance.  All members of the POC receive the tax-free stipend even if not on scholarship.  Upon program completion and graduation students are commissioned and assigned to active duty with the United States Air Force for a period of at least four years.

For further information, please direct inquiries to the Department of Aerospace Studies, Room 265 Trent Hall Building, (919) 660-1869, Email:  det585@duke.edu or visit afrotc.duke.edu.

General Military Courses

Professional Officer Courses

Military Science - Army ROTC (MILITSCI)

The Department of Military Science offers students from all disciplines within the University an opportunity to study the following subjects: leadership theory and practice; management of time, personnel, and materiel; ethics; the role and responsibility of the military in a contemporary society; and the philosophy and practice of military strategy and tactics.  Freshman and sophomore level courses are open to all NCCU students and do not require full participation in the Army ROTC program.

The leadership laboratory provides students a unique and dynamic hands-on leadership experience in addition to an opportunity to put military skills and tactics into practice.  The laboratory is offered as an optional course for non-program students enrolled in the freshman courses; it is mandatory each semester for contracted cadets (both scholarship and non-scholarship) and for students who intend to contract or apply for a scholarship.

The Army ROTC program is made up of a two-year basic course of study (freshman and sophomore level) and a two-year advanced course of study (junior and senior level) which includes a five-week leadership camp, usually completed during the summer prior to the senior year.  To be eligible for participation in the advanced course, students must successfully complete the basic course (unless direct entry is approved), be physically qualified, be of good moral character, be a U. S. citizen, have a minimum of two years remaining as a student (undergraduate or graduate level), and sign a contract to accept a commission in the United States Army, the Army National Guard, or the Army Reserve as directed by the Secretary of the Army.  Direct entry into the advanced course is sometimes permitted if an applicant has previous military training or experience or when a five-week leader’s training course is completed.

Students who are interested in full program enrollment and scholarship opportunities should consult the Department of Military Science by telephone 919-530-7195 or 919-660-3091 or 1-800-222-9184 toll free for more detailed information.

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