Air Force ROTC

What is Air Force ROTC?

Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFROTC) is a program designed to develop leaders of character for tomorrow’s Air and Space Force and our nation. AFROTC offers college students a course of study ultimately leading to a commission as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Air or Space Forces. The program offers seminar classes with an emphasis placed on individual training and leadership development. 

Through the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) Department of Aerospace Studies, AFROTC offers Clarkson College students a course of study leading to a commission as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Air and Space Forces. Clarkson College students have opportunities to explore and evaluate Air and Space Force career opportunities while earning a college degree. Students attend AFROTC classes at UNO while pursuing their degree at Clarkson College.

Program Details

Please see our course descriptions here:

The AFROTC program consists of two phases: the General Military Course (GMC) and the Professional Officer Course (POC). Each phase requires four semesters of study. Each semester consists of an Aerospace Studies class, a two-hour Leadership Lab (LLAB) and two hours of physical training (PT) per week. Currently, the program can be modified to meet the academic needs of the student, to include a three-year model.

During summer breaks, AFROTC cadets have various training and internship opportunities allowing them to shadow Air and Space Force officers. These opportunities expose students to various real-world leadership challenges and help students make informed choices regarding their future careers.


Students interested in the program may enroll in the GMC with no military obligation; however, students new to AFROTC must speak with a member of the Department of Aerospace Studies faculty or staff for enrollment approval and instructions. 

If you are interested, please call 402.554.2318 or email

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