What to Expect!

 

Army ROTC Basic Course (MS1-MS2)

The Basic Course takes place during your first two years in college as elective courses. It normally involves one elective class and lab each semester along with the requisite physical training and field training exercises. You will also attend Basic Camp (BC) (formerly Cadet Initial Entry Training) either the Summer of your freshman and sophomore year. You will learn basic military skills, the fundamentals of leadership, and prepare the groundwork toward becoming an Army leader. You can take Army ROTC Basic Courses without a military commitment.

Freshman Year (MS1) : Preparing For Success As An Army Officer
Topics covered include:

  • Introduction to Army Leadership
  • Army Customs and Traditions
  • Military Operations and Tactics
  • Goal Setting and Accomplishment
  • Health and Physical Fitness

Cadet Initial Entry Training (CIET), now Basic Camp

Please click this link for more information on CIET: http://ciet.futurearmyofficers.com/about/

Sophomore Year (MS2): The Role Of An Officer
Topics covered include:

  • Applied Leadership Theory
  • Communications
  • Principles of War
  • Military Operations and Tactics

 

Army ROTC Advanced Course (MS3-MS4)

The Advanced Course takes place during your last two years in college as elective courses. It normally includes one elective class and lab each semester in addition to the requisite physical training and field training exercises. You will also attend Advanced Camp (AC) (formerly Cadet Leadership Camp) during the Summer between your Junior and Senior year. You will learn advanced military tactics and gain experience in team organization, planning and decision-making. To benefit from the leadership training in the Advanced Course, all Cadets must have completed either the Basic Course, have attended the Leader’s Training Course, or completed Basic Combat training with the regular Army, National Guard or Army Reserve. Entering the Advanced Course requires a commitment to serve as an Officer in the U.S. Army after you graduate.

Junior Year (MS3): Leading Small Tactical Units
Topics covered include:

  • Command and Staff Functions
  • Law of War
  • Weapons
  • Team Dynamics and Peer Leadership
  • Military Operations and Tactics

Cadet Leadership Camp (CLC) now Advanced Camp

Please click this link for more information on CLC: http://clc.futurearmyofficers.com/training-info/

Senior Year (MS4): Transition to Lieutenant
Topics covered include:

  • Assessment of organizational skills
  • Development of strategies to improve group cohesion
  • Application of Army policies and programs
  • Leading organizations
  • Military Operations on the Strategic Level

 

ROTC Course Curriculum Flow Chart

The chart below displays the information given above in a graphical format.

Course Flow Chart