Program Overview


General Requirements

To participate in Air Force ROTC, you must be a full-time undergraduate student at North Carolina A&T State University or one of the other participating universities.  You must also meet certain physical, moral, academic and citizenship requirements.  Specifically you must be:

  • Enrolled in an accredited college that hosts or has a crosstown agreement with an Air Force ROTC detachment
  • A United States citizen (if on scholarship or by Junior year) 

  • Physically and medically qualified

  • In good academic standing

  • Be of good moral character

Specific program requirements can be found on our AFROTC Undergraduate Bulletin.

AFROTC Courses

General Military Course (GMC - AS 100 & 200) students attend a one credit hour elective course each fall and spring semester.  Students in this portion of the program have no commitment to the military.

Professional Officer Course (POC- AS 300 & 400) students take a three credit hour course each fall and spring semester.  Students must qualify for entry into the POC after attending a summer Field Training Encampment.  In addition to the general requirements, you must:

  • Pass the Air Force Officer Qualifying Test (AFOQT)

  • Complete all graduation requirements:

    • Before age 29 (Pilot/Combat Systems Officer)

    • Be under age 31 on December 31 of the commissioning year (scholarship recipients)

Leadership Laboratory

As an Air Force ROTC cadet, you spend two hours each week in a "Laboratory" environment applying the leadership skills discussed during classes.  Leadership Laboratory is a cadet run and cadet-centered program that is designed to teach the skills necessary to lead our nation's Air Force.

Physical Training (PT)

There are two, one hour, PT sessions each week during the fall and spring semesters. Events range from runs to circuit training. The Goal of this training is not only to improve your short term performance but to instill a lifestyle that consists of a disciplined body and mind.
AFROTC Physical Fitness Standards

Field Training

Air Force ROTC cadets who compete well and are selected will attend a two weeks "Field Training" during the summer at Maxwell AFB, AL. This is accomplished prior to starting the AS 300 curriculum, generally between the sophomore and junior years.

Service Commitment

After graduating from college and completing all AFROTC requirements, you will be commissioned as a second lieutenant in the Air Force. Non-flying officers are obligated to serve four years on active duty; combat systems officer (CSO) and air battle managers (ABM) must serve at least six years after training; and pilots serve a minimum of 10 years after training.

Extra Curricular Programs

The Air Force ROTC curriculum is designed to work in conjunction with a college schedule, so there is time for academics and other activities.  Cadets enjoy college life and are encouraged to participate in extracurricular programs such as sports, Greek life, and student government.  Detachment 605 also offers two unique AFROTC extracurricular programs:
  • Honor Guard

  • Arnold Air Society

Program Benefits


  • Scholarship opportunities to help with the cost of tuition and books (Scholarship Types)

  • A monthly, tax-free, cash stipend given during the academic year while on scholarship or enrolled in the Professional Officer Course portion of the program

  • Orientation flights aboard Air Force aircraft

  • Academic credits toward the completion of most degrees and in some cases, credit toward the completion of an academic minor in Military Leadership (North Carolina A&T students).

  • Rewarding job after graduation/commissioning

Active Duty Air Force:

  • Highly competitive salary and allowance package

  • 30 days vacation with pay each year

  • Complete medical and dental benefits

  • Low cost life insurance

  • Up to 100% tuition reimbursement for graduate school

  • Opportunity to retire after 20 years of service