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Dupo and Columbia High Schools, IL

Course Descriptions

IL-941

AFJROTC COURSES

 

 

COURSE NAME:  ROTC I

 

CREDIT HOURS:  1

 

PREREQUISITES:  None

 

GRADE LEVELS:  9, 10, 11 or 12

 

COURSE CREDIT: Can qualify as either a PE credit or an Elective credit

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION:  (A Journey into Aviation History)

 

This course is comprised of Aerospace Science, Leadership Education and Wellness.  The Aerospace Science portion of the course is an aviation history course focusing on the development of flight throughout the centuries.  It starts with ancient civilizations, then progresses through time to modern day.  The emphasis is on civilian and military contributions to aviation; the development, modernization, and transformation of the Air Force; and a brief astronomical and space exploration history.  Leadership education is an integral part of the instruction.  During this first course the student is introduced to the Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFJROTC) program.  The course includes instruction on both the cadet and Air Force organizational structure; uniform wear; customs, courtesies, and other military traditions.  The Drill and Ceremonies course is integrated in this course as part of Leadership Education.  Cadets are provided fundamental and in-depth instruction in Air Force drill and ceremonies.  Wellness is an official part of the Air Force Junior ROTC program.  It is an exercise program focused upon individual base line improvements with the goal of achieving a national standard as calculated with age and gender.


IL-941

AFJROTC COURSES

 

 

COURSE NAME:  ROTC II

 

CREDIT HOURS:  1

 

PREREQUISITES:  ROTC I (SASI can waive)

 

GRADE LEVELS:  10, 11 or 12

 

COURSE CREDIT: Can qualify as either a PE credit or an Elective credit 

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION:  (The Science of Flight)

 

This course is comprised of Aerospace Science, Leadership Education and Wellness.  The Aerospace Science portion of the course is designed to acquaint the student with the aerospace environment, the human requirements of flight, principles of aircraft flight, and principles of navigation.  The course begins with a discussion of the atmosphere and weather.  After developing an understanding of the flight environment, the student will be introduced to how that environment affects flight and the human body.  Discussions will include the human circulatory system, the effects of acceleration and deceleration on the inner ear, and the equipment developed to protect the human body during flight.  The student will be introduced to the forces of lift, drag, thrust, and weight and also learn basic navigation including map reading, course plotting, and the effects of wind.  Students will also learn about the world’s culture through the study of world affairs, regional studies, and cultural awareness.  The Leadership Education portion of the course stresses communications skills and cadet corps activities.  The student will receive instruction in how to communicate effectively; how to understand groups and teams; how to prepare for leadership; how to solve conflicts and problems; and how to improve individual personal development.  The Drill and Ceremonies course is integrated in this course as part of Leadership Education.  Cadets are provided fundamental and in-depth instruction in Air Force drill and ceremonies.  Wellness is an official part of the Air Force Junior ROTC program.  It is an exercise program focused upon individual base line improvements with the goal of achieving a national standard as calculated with age and gender and complements the health and wellness portion of this course.

 


IL-941

AFJROTC COURSES

 

 

COURSE NAME:  ROTC III

 

CREDIT HOURS:  1

 

PREREQUISITES:  ROTC I and II (SASI can waive)

 

GRADE LEVELS:  11 or 12

 

COURSE CREDIT: Can qualify as either a PE credit or an Elective credit

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION:  (Exploring Space)

 

This course is comprised of Aerospace Science, Leadership Education and Wellness.  The Aerospace Science portion of the course begins with the study of the space environment from the earliest days of interest in astronomy and early ideas of the heavens, through the Renaissance, and on into modern astronomy.  It provides an in-depth study of the Earth, Sun, stars, Moon, and solar system, including the terrestrial and the outer planets.  The course covers the human aspect of spaceflight, focusing on the human experience in space.  It also examines the latest advances in space technology, including robotics in space, the Mars Rover, and commercial uses of space.  The Leadership Education portion of the course examines career opportunities and emphasizes life skills.  Students will be given the opportunity to study career paths after high school; how to apply for college or vocational/technical schools; how to begin the job search; how to prepare a resume’; and the importance of good interviewing skills.  The Drill and Ceremonies course is integrated in this course as part of Leadership Education.  Cadets are provided fundamental and in-depth instruction in Air Force drill and ceremonies.  Wellness is an official part of the Air Force Junior ROTC program.  It is an exercise program focused upon individual base line improvements with the goal of achieving a national standard as calculated with age and gender and complements the health and wellness portion of this course.

  

 

 

IL-941

AFJROTC COURSES

 

 

COURSE NAME:  ROTC IV

 

CREDIT HOURS:  1

 

PREREQUISITES:  ROTC I, II, and III (SASI can waive)

 

GRADE LEVELS:  11 or 12

 

COURSE CREDIT: Can qualify as either a PE credit or an Elective credit

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION:  (Management of the Cadet Corps)

 

This course is an AS option and practicum for upper class cadets to manage the entire corps.  This course is offered as the final course for fourth and select third year cadets. The course consists of three components: Aerospace Science, Leadership Education, and Wellness/Physical Fitness.  The Aerospace Science IV, Management of the Cadet Corps, consists of a hands-on experience that affords cadets the opportunity to put the theories of previous leadership courses into practice. All the planning, organizing, coordinating, directing, controlling, and decision-making will be done by the cadets under the direct supervision of the AFJROTC instructors. They practice their communication, decision-making, personal-interaction, managerial, and organizational skills. Leadership Education IV, Principles of Management, is a guide to understanding the fundamentals of management, managing yourself, and others. Emphasis is placed on allowing the student to see himself/herself as a manager. There are four building blocks of leadership considered in this text from the military and civilian perspective. The four areas are Introduction to Management, Planning, Organizing, and Leading.  The Drill and Ceremonies course is integrated in this course as part of Leadership Education.  Cadets are provided fundamental and in-depth instruction in Air Force drill and ceremonies.  Wellness is an official part of the Air Force Junior ROTC program.  It is an exercise program focused upon individual base line improvements with the goal of achieving a national standard as calculated with age and gender and complements the health and wellness portion of this course.