Air Force ROTC

Air Force Reserve Officer Training Course (ROTC)

Air Force Reserve Officer Training Course (ROTC) – ROTC classes may be taken for elective credit toward any degree plan at COM and will also transfer to any four-year institution that participates in Air Force ROTC. The following Houston universities currently participate in COM's ROTC program:

  • University of Houston-Clear Lake
  • Rice University
  • Texas Southern University
  • The University of St. Thomas
  • The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
  • Houston Baptist University

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 COM's partner universities listed above. This requirement ensures that two-year students plan on transferring to complete their four-year degree.

Freshman and sophomore-level classes are open to all students as elective credits. Students enrolling in these courses do not incur a military obligation. However, once students transfer to a four-year university and pursue junior- and senior-level courses, they commit themselves to a military obligation. ROTC scholarship students also incur a military obligation. All courses and physical training sessions take place at the University of Houston. Flight orientation occurs at airports in the Houston area.

For more information:

Contact the Air Force Science Department at the University of Houston, call 713-743-4932 or visit the Web page at

Courses: Air Force Science (AFSC)

University of Houston, College of Liberal Arts and Social Science

AFSC 1201:1202: Foundations of the USAF I, II
Credits: two per semester. (1-1). Overall roles and missions of the USAF; career fields available. Emphasis on military customs and courtesies, appearance standards, core values and written and personal communication. Introduction to American military history.

AFSC 2201:2202: Evolution of Air Power I, II
Credits: two per semester. (1-1). Key historical events and milestones in the development of air power as a primary instrument of United States national security. Core values and competencies of leaders in the United States Air Force. Tenets of leadership and ethics.

AFSC 3301:3302: Air Force Leadership Studies I, II
Credits: three per semester. (3-1). Leadership, management fundamentals, professional knowledge, Air Force personnel and evaluation systems, and leadership ethics. Case studies of Air Force leadership and management situations.

AFSC 3801: Field Training
Credits: eight. Prerequisite: AFSC 2202 or consent of department chair. No military obligation is associated with this course. Four-week, off-campus field training practicum. Introduces student to Air Force leadership. Places student in demanding and stressful leadership situations.

AFSC 4301:4302: National Security Affairs I, II
Credits: three per semester. (3-1). Evolution of the role of national security in a democratic society with emphasis on policy formation, competing values, and organizations. Civilian control of the military; roles of the services; functions of the Air Force Commands.

View AFSC course descriptions from the UH Undergraduate Catalog »

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