Academic Catalog 2021-2022

Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC)

Air Force ROTC/Aerospace Studies

The Air Force ROTC program is an educational and training program designed to give men and women the opportunity to become Air Force officers while completing an undergraduate or graduate degree. The program prepares students to assume positions of increasing responsibility and importance in today’s modern Air Force. In order to receive a commission, Air Force ROTC students must complete all requirements for a degree in accordance with university rules and regulations, as well as complete a variety of courses specified by the Air Force.

Program Description: The four-year program begins freshman and sophomore year with the General Military Course (GMC). It takes about three to four hours a week. Here you’ll learn the mission and structure of the Air Force and take a look at military life. After sophomore year, you’ll attend field training. Field training is an intensive, two-week program that gives you a firsthand look at the active duty Air Force and develops your military leadership and discipline. The last two years of the program is the Professional Officer Course (POC). You earn three credits each term for the academic courses. In addition to GMC and POC, cadets attend two hours of physical fitness each week, and participate in a two-hour-long leadership laboratory.

Scholarships: Air Force ROTC can help you to overcome the financial hardships associated with college, and when you complete your degree you have a guaranteed career after school. The Air Force ROTC offers three- to four-year college scholarships on a competitive basis to high school and college students. The AFROTC Scholarship Program can provide full tuition, lab fees, a monthly stipend (ranging from $300 to $500 a month), and money for books.

Obligation: If you’re a non-scholarship student, you incur no obligation to the Air Force during your freshman and sophomore years of school or during summer field training. You are able to keep many options open while you take an in-depth look at the Air Force. The length of your active duty commitment after graduation is determined by the program you pursue. This commitment is normally four years for non-flying officers and longer for flying officers.

Contact Information: If you are interested in the AFROTC program through Concordia, see the Office of the Registrar for information on Tri-College registration. You may also contact the department of aerospace studies at North Dakota State University at 701.231.8186 or NDSU.afrotc@ndsu.edu. Visit www.ndsu.edu/afrotc for more information.

Army ROTC/Military Science Studies

The Army Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) prepares and commissions officers for the Active Army, Army National Guard, and the Army Reserves. ROTC is open to male and female students from Concordia College at North Dakota State University through the Tri-College program. Cadets must complete all degree requirements of their chosen major, in accordance with Concordia College rules and regulations, and complete required ROTC courses prior to commissioning as a Second Lieutenant. ROTC students also attend physical training and a hands-on leadership lab.

Program Description: The Army ROTC program consists of a two-year basic course (freshman and sophomore year) and a two-year advanced course (junior and senior year). During the basic course, there is no military obligation for non- contracted cadets and a student may withdraw at any time. Students who have Active Duty military experience, are currently a member of the Army Reserve/ National Guard, or have taken Junior ROTC may receive credit for the Basic Course. Eligible students are allowed to enter the advanced course and must agree to complete ROTC to commission as a Second Lieutenant. Advanced Course students will also complete the 29-day Leader Development and Assessment Course (LDAC) between their junior and senior years.

Scholarships: Army ROTC can help you to overcome the financial hardships associated with college, and when you complete your degree you have a guaranteed career after school. The Army ROTC offers two-, three- and four-year college scholarships on a competitive basis to high school and college students. The Army ROTC Scholarship Program can provide full tuition, lab fees, a monthly stipend (ranging from $300 to $500 a month), and money for books.

Service Commitment: Students who decide to commission on Active Duty have an eight-year service commitment after graduation; four years serving on Active Duty and the option of serving the remaining four years on Active Duty, Army National Guard, Army Reserve or the Individual Ready Reserve. Army National Guard officers have an eight-year commitment; six years in the National Guard with the option of serving the remaining two years in the Army National Guard or the Individual Ready Reserve. Army Reserve officers have an eight-year service commitment after graduation.

Contact Information: For further information, call the Department of Military Science office at 701.231.7552 and ask to speak to the enrollment counselor or a Gold Bar Recruiter or visit the Tri-College Army ROTC website (www.ndsuarmyrotc.com). The Department of Military Science is located on the North Dakota State University campus at Bentson Bunker Fieldhouse Room 103.