Air Force ROTC

Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFROTC)

AFROTC is a nationwide program that allows students to pursue commissions (become officers) in the United States Air Force (USAF) while simultaneously attending college. AFROTC classes are held on college campuses throughout the United States and Puerto Rico; students can register through normal course registration processes. AFROTC consists of four years of Aerospace Studies classes (Heritage and Values, Team and Leadership Fundamentals, Leading People and Effective Communication, and National Security and Leadership Responsibilities), and a corresponding Leadership Laboratory for each year (where students apply leadership skills, demonstrate command and effective communication, develop physical fitness, and practice military customs and courtesies). College students enrolled in the AFROTC program (known as “cadets”) who successfully complete both AFROTC training and college degree requirements will graduate and simultaneously commission as Second Lieutenants in the Active Duty Air Force.
The AFROTC program is currently offered at the University of St. Thomas, which has a crosstown agreement that allows St. Kate's students to enroll in AFROTC and become full-fledged cadet participants. For more information on AFROTC course descriptions, please review For more information on the AFROTC program, please review or contact the Department of Aerospace Studies at the University of St. Thomas at (651) 962-6320.