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Military Science - Air Force ROTC

Program Overview

Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFROTC) 

AFROTC is a nationwide program that allows students to pursue commissions (become officers) in the United Stated 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 (Foundations of the USAF, Evolution of USAF and Space Power, Air Force Leadership Studies, and National Security Affairs/Preparation for Active Duty), 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 at Keystone College permits students to earn commissions as officers in the United States Air Force while pursuing a college degree. You may enroll in either the four-year or two-year program.

The program teaches and emphasizes teamwork, responsibility, time management, physical fitness, and leadership. The entire curriculum is based upon the Air Force Core Values: Integrity first, service before self, and excellence in all we do. The program is set up in a way which stresses learning from others and the leadership skills learned will help to make you more competitive in the civilian world after graduating.

The AFROTC program is currently offered at WILKES UNIVERSITY, but they have a crosstown agreement that allows our students to enroll in AFROTC and become full-fledged cadet participants. 


The four-year program permits students to enter the AFROTC program in their freshman or sophomore year. Students with three years remaining until graduation may enroll concurrently in the freshman and sophomore aerospace studies courses and can complete the four-year program in three years.

The two-year program is available for students who have at least two years remaining until graduation. Students interested in enrolling in the two-year program should contact the AFROTC department no later than the spring semester of their sophomore year.

Find AFROTC course descriptions at:

For additional program information please call 570-408-4860/4865 or email

Career Opportunities

Students who satisfactorily complete the POC curriculum requirements are commissioned as Second Lieutenants in the U.S. Air Force, and will serve on active duty in a career specialty they have chosen, consistent with USAF needs.