The following courses comprise the AFJROTC curriculum:

Aerospace Science I                                                                     Course # S430

Prerequisite: None                                                                              1.0 Credit

The first year of Aerospace Science is a history course designed to acquaint the student with the historical development of flight and the role of the military in history.  About three-quarters of the available classroom hours are spent reviewing the development of flight from ancient legends through the Persian Gulf War and beyond.  Additionally, students study the role of the military throughout the history of the United States, examine the practice of wearing the military uniform, investigate Air Force customs and courtesies and are introduced to basic drill skills.

 Books/ Materials:  Journey into Aviation History


Aerospace Science II                                                                    Course # S432

Prerequisite: Aero Science I                                                        1.0 Credit

The second year of Aerospace Science is a science course designed to acquaint the student with the aerospace environment, the human requirements of flight, principles of aircraft flight, and principles of navigation.  The course begins with a discussion of the atmosphere and weather.  After developing an understanding of the environment, students are introduced to the way that environment affects flight.  Discussions include the forces of lift, drag, thrust, and weight.  Students also learn basic navigation including map reading, course plotting, and the effects of wind. Leadership education stresses communications skills and cadet corps activities.

 Books/ Materials:  Journey into Aviation History


Aerospace Science III                                                                   Course # S434

Prerequisite: Aero Science II                                                              1.0 Credit

 The third year is a science course that includes Aerospace Science:  The Exploration of Space andExplorations:  An Introduction to Astronomy.  The Exploration of Space examines our Earth, the moon and the planets, the latest advances in space technology, and continuing challenges of space and manned spaceflight.  Issues that are critical to travel in the upper atmosphere such as orbits and trajectories, unmanned satellites, space probes, guidance and control systems are explained.  The manned spaceflight section covers major milestones in the endeavor to land on the moon, and to safely orbit humans and crafts in space for temporary and prolonged periods.  It also covers the development of space stations, the space shuttle and its future, and international laws for the use of and travel in space.

 Books/ Materials:  Exploration – An introduction to Astronomy


Aerospace Science IV                                                                    Course # S437

Prerequisite: Aero Science III                                                            1.0 Credit

 The material covered is an advanced, more in-depth study of the previous aerospace topics.  This course is the foundation for students interested in receiving a private pilot’s license.  When the course is completed, the students should be prepared to take and pass the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) written examination.  The Private Pilot Manual is the primary source for initial study and review.  The text contains complete and concise explanations of the fundamental concepts and ideas that every private pilot needs to know.  The subjects are organized in a logical manner to build upon previously introduced topics.  Subjects are often expanded upon through the use of Discovery Insets, which are strategically placed throughout the chapters.  Periodically, human factors and principles are presented in Human Element Insets to help the student understand how the mind and body function while one flies.  Throughout the manual, concepts that directly relate to FAA test questions are highlighted by FAA Questions Insets.  Additionally, you can evaluate your understanding of material introduced in a particular section by completing the associated review questions. 

 Books/ Materials:  Private Pilot