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Cadet Career Path

The progression from being a new cadet who cannot put on a uniform correctly to becoming a second lieutenant in the world’s best aerospace force is fast-paced, at times overwhelming, and extremely gratifying. To better understand your role in the wing and what is expected of you, follow this cadet career path.

  • First Year: AS100

    • Take at least 12 hours of courses each semester.
    • Begin a steady fitness routine.
    • Volunteer to help with Cadet Corps events, such as building ASU’s Homecoming bonfire and working at air shows.
    • Learn how to wear the uniform and the basics about Air Force life.
    • Study for the Air Force Officer Qualifying Test (AFOQT).
    •  Apply for ASU-specific scholarships.
  • Second Year: AS200

    • Take at least 12 credit hours each semester.
    • Begin preparing for field training.
    • Continue to improve your physical fitness.
    • Apply for ASU-specific scholarships.
    • Pass the AFOQT.
  • Summer: Field Training

    • Demonstrate all you have learned during the first two years when you attend this rigorous four-week training program.
    • Experience weapons training and survival training, and use your skills as a leader and team member.
  • Third Year: AS300

    • Take at least 12 credit hours each semester.
    • Get assigned job positions to lead and train other cadets.
    • Maintain high standards for others to follow.
    • Submit requests for Air Force job selection and base location.
  • Fourth Year: AS400

    • Take at least 12 credit hours each semester.  However, you’re only required to take the AFROTC courses during your last semester.
    • Plan and manage the entire 847th Cadet Wing.
    • Receive Air Force job selection and first base location.
    • Learn more about and prepare for active duty.
  • Graduate and Get Commissioned

    • Receive your diploma and walk across the graduation stage as a second lieutenant.
    • Begin earning a good starting salary and receiving good benefits, such as health insurance.
    • Enjoy a wonderful career!


Prospective Cadets

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ROTC students can apply for both national and institutional scholarships.

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Course Descriptions

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