Aerospace Studies (Air Force ROTC)
Georgetown College in cooperation with the Air Force Reserve Officers Training Corps (Air Force ROTC) detachment at the University of Kentucky offers a two, three, or four-year Air Force ROTC program. These programs allow qualified students an opportunity to earn a commission as an officer in the active duty U.S. Air Force while completing the requirement for a degree in their chosen field. The Air Force ROTC courses are offered on the campus of the University of Kentucky. Students are responsible for their own transportation. Students attend classes at the University of Kentucky (UK) while enrolling for all other courses at Georgetown College. Contact the AFROTC office at UK, (859) 257-7115, for enrollment information. Other students may enroll in these courses, as listed below, at Georgetown College at the same time as registration for other courses. (Sixteen semester hours of ROTC credit can be counted toward a bachelor’s degree at Georgetown College.)
Upon graduation from the College and completion of either the two, three, or four year Air Force ROTC program, students are commissioned as active duty second lieutenants in the United States Air Force.
Scholarships may be available to qualified students who enroll in the Air Force ROTC program. These scholarships provide full payment of tuition, laboratory fees, an allowance for books and a nontaxable subsistence allowance every month. Students coming to Georgetown College on an Air Force ROTC scholarship receive free room and board for the number of years equal to the length of their scholarship and must enroll for Aerospace Studies classes to activate their scholarship.
High school seniors are eligible for a four-year Air Force ROTC scholarship. Applicants are evaluated on the basis of:
- Results of the American College Test (ACT) or Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT)
- High school academic record and class rank
- Extra-curricular and athletic activities
- Personal interview with an Air Force officer
High school seniors who feel they can meet the basic eligibility requirements for a four-year scholarship must submit an application by December 1 of the year prior to graduation from high school. All selections are made at Air Force ROTC headquarters in Alabama. High School students should apply for scholarships online at www.afrotc.com
Scholarships are also awarded to cadets enrolled in the Air Force ROTC program on a competitive basis for two and three years. Initial qualification for these is handled by the detachment staff at the University of Kentucky. Final selection is made by a central selection board at Air Force ROTC headquarters. Express scholarships may also be available for qualified minority students or students with scientific and technical academic majors. Call 859-257-7115 for details.
General Military Course
The General Military Course (GMC), taken during the freshman and sophomore years, consists of eight paired courses (MLS 111 & 112, MLS 113 & 114, MLS 211 & 212 and MLS 213 & 214) each carrying one hour credit. Each course meets once a week. One is an academic course and one is a Leadership Laboratory. Leadership Laboratory is open to students who are members of AFROTC or are eligible to pursue a commission as determined by the Professor of Aerospace Studies.
Professional Officer Course
Admission to the Professional Officer Course (POC) is competitive. Individuals who have completed the GMC may apply as well as any other interested applicants. All applicants must successfully complete a Field Training camp prior to entrance into the POC. Individuals who have completed the GMC will attend a four-week camp while those individuals interested in the two-year program will attend a longer camp. The POC consists of four academic courses, each a three-credit-hour course. It also consists of four Leadership Laboratory classes for which there is one credit hour. The academic classes and the Leadership Laboratory meet once a week. All cadets contracted in the POC receive a monthly nontaxable subsistence allowance and could qualify for a scholarship as long as they have at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA. Students who receive scholarship receive funding to help pay for tuition and books in addition to their monthly nontaxable subsistence.
Information is subject to change. Specific questions should be addressed to: Unit Admissions Officer, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 40506-0028 or call 1-859-257-7115.
111. Aerospace Studies I, AFROTC. (1 hour) A course designed to provide the student with a basic understanding of the nature and principles of war, national power, and the Department of Defense role in the organization of national security.
112. Leadership Seminar. (1 hour) A course designed for development of basic skills required to be a manager, including communications, human relations, and administration of equal opportunity. Credit will not be granted toward the hours requirements for the degree.
113. Aerospace Studies I, AFROTC. (1 hour) A course designed to provide the student with a basic understanding of the contribution of aerospace power to the total U.S. strategic offensive and defensive military posture.
114. Leadership Seminar. (1 hour) A continuation of AFS 113. A course designed to develop managerial skills including superior/subordinate relationships, communications, customs and courtesies, basic drill movements and career progression requirements. Credit will not be granted toward the hours requirements for the degree.
211. Aerospace Studies II, AFROTC. (1 hour) Introduces the study of air power from a historical perspective; focuses on the development of air power into a primary element of national security. Leadership experience is continued through active participation in the cadet corps. Lecture, one hour.
212. Leadership Seminar. (1 hour) A course designed for development of advanced skills required to be a manager/leader, including leadership styles, public speaking group dynamics, motivation and preparation for field training. Credit will not be granted toward the hours requirements for the degree.
213. Aerospace Studies, II, AFROTC. (1 hour) Provides a foundation for understanding how air power has been employed in military and non-military operations to support national objectives. Examines the changing mission of the defense establishment, with particular emphasis on the United States Air Force. Lecture, one hour.
214. Leadership Seminar. (1 hour) A continuation of AFS 213. A course designed to develop supervisory management skills to include communications, techniques of critique, social actions, personnel evaluation procedures, problem solving, and role playing. Credit will not be granted toward the hours requirements for the degree.
311. Aerospace Studies III, AFROTC. (3 hours) A study of management function with emphasis on the individual as a manager in an Air Force environment. Individual motivational and behavioral process, communication, and group dynamics are included to provide a foundation for the development of professional skills as an Air Force Officer. Students refine their leadership and managerial abilities by organizing and managing a quasi-military unit.
312. Leadership Laboratory. (1 hour) Laboratory to accompany AFS 311.
313. Aerospace Studies III, AFROTC. (3 hours) A study of leadership with specific emphasis on the Air Force leader. Includes theoretical, professional and communicative aspects. In addition, military justice and administrative law are discussed within the context of the military organization. Students continue to develop and refine their leadership abilities by organizing and managing a military unit, the cadet corps, which offers a wide variety of situations requiring effective leadership.
314. Leadership Laboratory. (1 hour) Laboratory to accompany AFS 313.
411. Aerospace Studies IV, AFROTC. (3 hours) A study of the military profession, civil-military interaction, communicative skills, framework of defense policy, and formulation of defense strategy. Students refine their leadership abilities, by organizing and managing a military unit, the cadet corps, which offers a wide variety of situations requiring effective leadership. Prerequisite: AFS 311, 312 or approval of PAS.
412. Leadership Laboratory. (1 hour) Laboratory to accompany AFS 411.
413. Aerospace Studies IV, AFROTC. (3 hours) Continues the study of strategy and the management of conflict, formulation and implementation of U.S. defense policy, defense organization and case studies in defense policy making. Students also refine their leadership abilities by organizing and managing a military unit, the cadet corps, which offers a wide variety of situations requiring effective leadership. Prerequisite: AFS 311, 312, or approval of PAS.
414. Leadership Laboratory. (1 hour) Laboratory to accompany AFS 413.