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Two Years That Will Prepare you for Years to Come
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 learn basic military skills, the fundamentals of leadership and start the groundwork toward becoming an Army leader.
You can take Army ROTC Basic Courses without a military commitment.
FRESHMAN YEAR: 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
SOPHOMORE YEAR: THE ROLE OF AN OFFICER
Topics covered include: Applied Leadership Theory Communications Principles of War Military Operations and Tactics