Aerospace Studies, Minor

Department

Aerospace Studies

Lt. Col. Kenneth N. Bourque, Chair
North Gym, Room 158
559.278.2593
FAX: 559.278.5245
www.fresnostate.edu/afrotc/

Degrees and Programs Offered

MN in Aerospace Studies, Minor

The Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps ROTC Program is a college-based program open to men and women.

Air Force ROTC offers students that graduate from the program the opportunity to serve in a tremendously rewarding leadership position as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force. Non-scholarship students may participate in the program for one to two years without signing a contract with the Air Force. In either case, ROTC years of service will provide young men and women leadership and management experience that will serve them well as an Air Force officer or a civilian in the private sector.

Several routes for an Air Force commission are available to college students in Air Force ROTC. Entering students may enroll in the four-year program, while students with at least three years remaining in college may apply for a compressed option. For instance, students who enter the program with 3 or 3.5 years remaining to graduation can commission on time provided they accomplish program requirements. Contact the detachment faculty and staff for more information on these various options.

The Air Force ROTC education program provides professional preparation for future Air Force officers. It is designed to develop men and women who can apply their education to their initial active duty assignments as Air Force commissioned officers. In order to receive a commission, an Air Force ROTC cadet must complete all requirements for a degree in accordance with university guidelines as well as complete certain courses specified by the Air Force

Air Force ROTC courses are taken for academic credit as part of a student's electives. The last two years of the program must be completed at California State University, Fresno. The first two years of the program may be completed if a student is enrolled in one of the local junior colleges and plans to transfer to the university at the beginning of his or her junior year. In the Aerospace Studies program, ROTC books, supplies, and uniforms are furnished at no cost to the student.

Air Force ROTC scholarships are available to qualified applicants. Each scholarship provides full tuition, laboratory and incidental fees, and a $450 semester allowance for curriculum-required textbooks. In addition, scholarship cadets receive a nontaxable $300-$500 subsistence each month during the school year.

Other scholarship programs are available to fill critical Air Force requirements. Additional money through express programs is available. Contact the unit admissions officer for the latest information.

Courses

Aerospace Studies

ASP 1A. The Foundations of the United States Air Force

Corequisite: ASP 3 Leadership Laboratory (one unit) if student desires an Air Force Commission. The Air Force in the contemporary world. Focuses on the organizational structure and missions of Air Force organizations; officership and professionalism; and includes an introduction to communication skills.

Units: 1
Course Typically Offered: Fall

ASP 1B. The Foundations of the United States Air Force

Corequisite: ASP 3 Leadership Laboratory (one unit) if student desires an Air Force Commission. The Air Force in the contemporary world. Focuses on the organizational structure and missions of Air Force organizations; officership and professionalism; and includes an introduction to communication skills.

Units: 1
Course Typically Offered: Spring

ASP 2A. The Evolution of USAF Air and Space Power

Corequisite: ASP 3 LLAB if pursuing an USAF Commission. Examines 100-year development of air/space power from its origin to its application in modern day warfare. Emphasizes the evolution and employment of air/space power capabilities, functions, and doctrine. Assesses communication skills. Uses USAF Core Values for insight into operations.

Units: 1
Course Typically Offered: Fall

ASP 2B. The Evolution of USAF Air and Space Power

Corequisite: ASP 3 Leadership Laboratory (one unit) if student pursues an Air Force Commission. Focuses on factors contributing to the development of air power from its earliest beginnings to the space-age global positioning systems of the Gulf war; the evolution of air power concepts and doctrine; and an assessment of communication skills.

Units: 1
Course Typically Offered: Spring

ASP 3. Leadership Laboratory

Open to students who are members of the Reserve Officer Training Corps or are eligible to pursue a commission as determined by the professor of aerospace studies. Course must be taken each semester of the General Military Course (GMC). A study of Air Force customs and courtesies, issuing military commands, instructing, directing and evaluating the preceding skills, studying the environment of an Air Force officer and learning about areas of opportunity available to commissioned officers. CR/NC grading only.

Units: 1, Repeatable up to 6 units
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

ASP 5. Drill and Ceremony Fundamentals

The elements of military drill, individual and group precision movements, development of command voice; technical, stylistic and aesthetic aspects of creative drill maneuvers; encompasses both rehearsal and public performance.

Units: 1, Repeatable up to 8 units
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

ASP 103C. Air Force ROTC Field Training

Prerequisite: ASP 103C. For those completed GMC and prior-service cadets. Four weeks of training taken during the summer preceding entry into POC. Field training provides leadership and officership training in a military environment which demands conformity to high physical and moral standards. Within this structured environment cadets are screened for officer potential as measured against field training standards. Motivation and professional development is achieved through various programs such as flight orientation, marksmanship and survival training. The Air Force provides meals, housing, pay, and travel to and from base.

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall

ASP 104A. Air Force Leadership Studies

Corequisite: ASP 113 Leadership Laboratory (one unit) if student desires an Air Force Commission. A study of leadership and management fundamentals, leadership responsibilities, ethics, and communicative skills required of an Air Force junior officer. Case studies are used to examine Air Force leadership and management situations as a means of demonstrating and exercising practical application of the concepts being studied.

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall

ASP 104B. Air Force Leadership Studies

Corequisite: ASP 113 Leadership Laboratory (one unit) if student desires an Air Force Commission. A study of leadership and management fundamentals, leadership responsibilities, ethics, and communicative skills required of an Air Force junior officer. Case studies are used to examine Air Force leadership and management situations as a means of demonstrating and exercising practical application of the concepts being studied.

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Spring

ASP 105A. National Security Affairs/Preparation for Active Duty

ASP 105A is not open to students with credit in ASP 105AW. Corequisite: ASP 113 (one unit) if student desires an Air Force Commission. (An examination of the needs for national security; an analysis of the evolution of the American defense strategy and policy; aerospace doctrine; overview of alliances and regional security, arms control, and terrorism. Special topics of interest focus on the military as a profession, officership, and the military justice system, and current issues affecting military professionalism. Within this structure, continued emphasis is given to developing communication skills. (Formerly ASP 105AW-BW)

Units: 3, Repeatable up to 6 units
Course Typically Offered: Fall

ASP 105AW. National Security Affairs/Preparation for Active Duty

Not open to students with credit in ASP 105A, ASP 105B. Prerequisite: satisfactory completion (C or better) of the ENGL 5B or ENGL 10 graduation requirement. Corequisite: ASP 113 (one unit) if student desires an Air Force Commission. An examination of the needs for national security; an analysis of the evolution of the American defense strategy and policy; aerospace doctrine; overview of alliances and regional security, arms control, and terrorism. Special topics of interest focus on the military as a profession, officership, and the military justice system, and current issues affecting military professionalism. Within this structure, continued emphasis is given to developing communication skills. Meets the upper-division writing skills requirement for graduation. (See note below.) (Formerly A SP 105BW)

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall

ASP 105B. National Security Affairs/Preparation for Active Duty

ASP 105B is not open to students with credit in ASP 105BW. Corequisite: ASP 113 (one unit) if student desires an Air Force Commission. (An examination of the needs for national security; an analysis of the evolution of the American defense strategy and policy; aerospace doctrine; overview of alliances and regional security, arms control, and terrorism. Special topics of interest focus on the military as a profession, officership, and the military justice system, and current issues affecting military professionalism. Within this structure, continued emphasis is given to developing communication skills. (Formerly ASP 105AW-BW)

Units: 3, Repeatable up to 6 units
Course Typically Offered: Spring

ASP 105BW. National Security Affairs/Preparation for Active Duty

Not open to students with credit in ASP 105A, ASP 105B. Prerequisite: satisfactory completion (C or better) of the ENGL 5B or ENGL 10 graduation requirement. Corequisite: ASP 113 (one unit) if student desires an Air Force Commission. An examination of the needs for national security; an analysis of the evolution of the American defense strategy and policy; aerospace doctrine; overview of alliances and regional security, arms control, and terrorism. Special topics of interest focus on the military as a profession, officership, and the military justice system, and current issues affecting military professionalism. Within this structure, continued emphasis is given to developing communication skills. Meets the upper-division writing skills requirement for graduation. (See note below.) (Formerly A SP 105BW)

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Spring

ASP 113. Leadership Laboratory

Prerequisite: ASP 25 or equivalent military training. Must be taken each semester of the Professional Officer Course (POC). Activities classified as advanced leadership experiences. They involve the planning and controlling of the military activities of the cadet corps, the preparation and presentation of briefings and other oral and written communications, and the providing of interviews, guidance, and information which will increase the understanding, motivation, and performance of other cadets. CR/NC grading only.

Units: 1, Repeatable up to 6 units
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Requirements

Aerospace Studies, Minor Requirements

A Minor in Aerospace Studies consists of satisfactory completion of the AFROTC program (16 upper-division units of which 6 must be in residence) and a 2.0 GPA.