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VEF301: AF JROTC 1 (2013-2014)

CURRICULUM PROGRAM: Career and Technical Education
COURSE TITLE: Air Force JROTC I
CALENDAR YEAR: 2013-2014
GRADE LEVEL: 9-12
CODE: VEF301
TYPE: REG
CREDITS: 1.00
COURSE LENGTH: 36 weeks

Major Concepts/Content: The Air Force JROTC I course is designed to acquaint secondary school students with the historical development of flight and the role of the military in history. Over half of the available classroom hours are spent reviewing the development of flight from ancient legends to the space shuttle. Additionally, the role of the military throughout the history of the United States is identified. The second half of the course examines the make-up of the aerospace community and the United States Air Force. Many of the sixty hours directed to leadership studies relate directly to other school academic subjects, with cadets presenting both written and oral reports. Additionally, wearing of the uniform, Air Force U.S. customs and courtesies, and basic drill skills are introduced.

Major Instructional Activities: Instructional activities will be provided in the Aerospace Science laboratory setting, using standard academic procedures and techniques (lecture, discussion, audiovisual aids, blackboard, etc.). These procedures and techniques will be supplemented with visits to aviation and space-related units located both on and off base. The students will use their ideas and the information learned in the tours to make formal and informal oral and written presentations. Students will be assigned leadership roles within an Air Force military framework in both the leadership and academic areas. The leadership roles will show students the military career areas, enhance students’ confidence, and develop self-discipline as well as group discipline.

Major Evaluative Techniques: Students will take a formal test or tests on each academic unit. Written and oral reports will be evaluated for content and form. In the leadership portion of the course, students will be evaluated on the performance of assigned duties, personal uniform inspections, marching ability, proper performance of military drill and ceremonies, and military U.S. customs and courtesies.

Course Objectives: Upon completion of the Air Force JROTC I course, students should be able to:

  • Understand the heritage of flight.
  • Explain the composition of the aerospace community.
  • Understand the role of the military throughout history.
  • Understand the role of aerospace forces as instruments of national policy.
  • Develop habits of orderliness and precision; basic military skills; an appreciation for U.S. Air Force traditions; and a high degree of personal honor, self-reliance, and leadership.

Course Notes: Must be 14 years of age or older by the end of the semester

This course can be used to partially satisfy the requirements for an endorsement in the following pathways.

Cluster | Pathway | Required/Recommended/Related
Government and Public Administration | National Security (JROTC) - Air Force | Required