U.S. Air Force Reserve Officers Training Corps | Franciscan University of Steubenville
  • U.S. Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps

    In cooperation with:

    Department of Aerospace Studies, AFROTC, Det 730
    Unit Admissions Officer
    2917 Cathedral of Learning, University of Pittsburgh
    Pittsburgh, PA 15260.
    (412) 624-6396


    Program contact information:

    (412) 624-6358
    University of Pittsburgh U.S. Air Force ROTC website

    Program Overview

    “Air Force ROTC is a college program offered at more than 1,100 colleges and universities across the U.S. It prepares you to become an Air Force Officer while earning a college degree. And it gives you the opportunity to get the tuition money you need. But more than that—it’s a challenge, a head start on a lifetime of success, within the Air Force and in everything you choose to do. In Air Force ROTC, you’ll make the most of your college experience. You’ll hone your time-management skills, analytical skills and physical fitness. It won’t be easy. But if you’re up to the challenge, the rewards will last a lifetime.” (from the U.S. Air Force ROTC website)

    The local AFROTC program is administered by the Department of Aerospace Science at the University of Pittsburgh. This program is available to undergraduate students at fourteen “cross-town” universities via enrollment through agreement with the University of Pittsburgh. Students must have at least six semesters (three full academic years) of school remaining to successfully complete AFROTC graduation requirements. Upon successful completion of university academic and ROTC requirements, students will earn a commission as a Second Lieutenant in the US Air Force.

    Students will complete one or two years in the General Military Course (GMC) before competing for an enrollment allocation into a four-week summer leadership training program. After completion of the summer training program, students are enlisted into the Professional Officer Course (POC), where they will take on role leading anywhere from 10-50 of their fellow cadets in weekly activities. Students are under NO contractual obligation to the Air Force until entering the POC or accepting an Air Force scholarship. In addition to the academic portion of the curriculum, each student attends a weekly two-hour, hands-on “laboratory” that tests both their followership and leadership abilities amongst their peers. This lab is used to practice various leadership and management techniques and groom students into future military leaders. Three and three-and-a-half year scholarships are available to qualified students in certain areas of study. Most AFROTC scholarships cover tuition plus lab fees, books, plus each scholarship awardee receives a tax free monthly stipend that ranges between $300-500 per month.

    More Information

    Get more details, course descriptions, and more at the U.S. Air Force ROTC at the University of Pittsburgh website.

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