VEF501: Air Force JROTC III (2012-2013)
CURRICULUM PROGRAM: Career and Technical Education
COURSE TITLE: Air Force JROTC III
CALENDAR YEAR: 2012-2013
GRADE LEVEL: 11-12
COURSE LENGTH: 36 weeks
SUGGESTED PREPARATION: Air Force JROTC II
Major Concepts/Content: The Air Force JROTC III course is designed to emphasize the propulsion systems of aircraft. Both reciprocal and jet engines are studied in some detail. Rocketry and spacecraft portions of the course include rocket propulsion, guidance and control, and orbits. The space travel topic includes the development, use, and future of artificial earth satellites and interplanetary probes. Leadership hours continue the emphasis on written and communication skills. Additionally, basic management skills, such as planning, directing, and controlling are introduced. Third year cadets put these skills into practice by holding key leadership positions in the cadet corps.
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 formal and informal oral and written presentations. Students will he assigned leadership 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 academic instruction (presented Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday) and leadership instruction (presented Thursday and Friday).
Major Evaluative Techniques: Students will be tested on each academic unit with a formal test. 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 III course, students should be able to:
- Identify physical and mental limitations of flight.
- Evaluate methods and procedures used to overcome physical and mental limitations of flight.
- Be familiar with roles of various aircraft and rockets.
- Be aware of the terminology of rocketry and spacecraft.
- Understand the history of manned spacecraft in the United States.
- Understand space law and its theories.
- Develop habits of orderliness and precision; basic military skills; an appreciation for U.S. Air Force traditions; and a high degree of personal reliance-reliance, and leadership.