The Air Force Reserve Officer Training (ROTC) program prepares men and women of character, commitment, and courage to assume leadership positions as commissioned officers in the active duty United States Air Force. Upon completion of the curriculum, students will have a thorough understanding of the core values, leadership, teamwork, and other requirements to be an effective officer in the world’s greatest Air Force. For more information on the Air Force Science program, contact the Air Force Science Department at the University of Houston by calling 713-743-4932 or on-line at www.uh.edu/class/airforce/.
All courses and physical training sessions take place at the University of Houston Main Campus. Flight orientation occurs at airports in the Houston metro area. Community College students are required to complete a four-year academic plan detailing the courses they will take to complete a four-year degree and specifying when they will graduate. This will require them to meet with a counselor at one of our four-year cross-town schools listed below. This requirement ensures that two-year students plan on transferring to a four-year school to finish our program.
ROTC classes may be taken for elective credit toward any degree plan at Alvin Community College and will also transfer to any four year institution that participates in Air Force ROTC. The following four-year schools currently participate in our program: University of Houston, University of Houston-Downtown, Rice University, Texas Southern University, The University of St. Thomas, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, and Houston Baptist University. Freshman and sophomore level classes are open to all students. No military obligation is incurred as a result of enrollment
in these courses. Junior and senior level courses are more restrictive and do require a military obligation. ROTC scholarship students also incur a military obligation.
The General Military Course (GMC) is the first half of the four year ROTC program and is taken during the freshman and sophomore years. This program allows the student to experience Air Force ROTC without obligation (unless the student is on an Air Force ROTC scholarship).Each semester of the GMC consists of one classroom hour of instruction as well as Leadership Laboratory each week.
Air Force ROTC offers various scholarship opportunities for students at Alvin Community College: For additional information on AFROTC scholarship opportunities, please visit the AFROTC website at www.afrotc.com or call 1-800-4AFROTC.