VEF601: Air Force JROTC IV (2010-2011)
CURRICULUM PROGRAM: Career and Technical Education
COURSE TITLE: Air Force JROTC IV
CALENDAR YEAR: 2010-2011
GRADE LEVEL: 12
COURSE LENGTH: 36 weeks
SUGGESTED PREPARATION: Air Force JROTC III
Major Concepts/Content: The Air Force JROTC IV course is designed to present the primary features of civil aviation and its impact on our society careers available in the civil and military aerospace community, and descriptions and uses of modern aerospace vehicles. The civil aviation portion of the course adds to the students’ basic knowledge of the aerospace industry as taught in Air Force JROTC 1. This information prepares students for the discussion on careers in aerospace. The careers portion of the course describes career options and education possibilities and provides practical advice for the new job hunter. The course concludes with a review of modern aerospace vehicles, and their uses and capabilities. Leadership hours refine the development of communication skills and top-level cadet corps jobs provide a laboratory to experiment with newly learned leadership and management skills.
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 aerospace related units located both on and off base. The students will use their ideas and the information learned in the course to make both formal and informal oral and written presentations. Students will be assigned leader-ship roles within an Air Force military framework in both the leadership and academic areas. The leadership roles will acquaint students with military career areas, enhance students’ confidence, and develop self-discipline as well as group discipline. Each week the program will be divided into academics instruction (presented Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday) and leadership instruction (presented Thursday and Friday).
Major Evaluative Techniques: Students will take a formal test 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 IV course, students should be able to:
- Analyze relationships between civil aviation and the federal government.
- Categorize types, growth, development, and status of general aviation and commercial airlines.
- Evaluate major facilities
- Provided for civil aviation and air traffic control.
- Understand the various aerospace careers available in civilian and military communities as well as the skills and training necessary.
- Understand life in the U.S. Air Force.
- Understand how to find a job, the job interview, and practical job survival skills.
- 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.