Reserve Officers Training Corps
Orange Coast College students can participate in the Army and Air Force Reserve Officers Training Corps.
Army ROTC classes are conducted two hours each week at UCLA and CSULB. Two-and four-year programs leading to a commission as a second lieutenant in the Army or in the National Guard. Participants must be physically qualified full-time students at the undergraduate or graduate level. During their last two years, students receive a monthly tax-free stipend throughout the regular school year. Students with ROTC scholarships receive full tuition and have their required fees and books paid for. Veterans ordinarily qualify for advanced placement. For more Army ROTC information, call California State University, Long Beach, or University of California, Los Angeles or California State University, Fullerton.
Through arrangements with Loyola Marymount University (LMU) in west Los Angeles, students may participate in the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFROTC) program. AFROTC offers a variety of two-, three- and four-year scholarships, many of which pay the full cost of tuition, books, and fees. Successful completion of as little as four semesters of AFROTC academic classes and leadership laboratories can lead to a commission as a second lieutenant in the United States Air Force.
Classes consist of one hour of academics and two hours of laboratory for freshmen and sophomores, and three hours of academics and two hours of laboratory for juniors and seniors. The academic hours earned can normally be counted as elective credit toward graduation. All AFROTC classes and laboratories are held on Fridays to better accommodate students commuting from other colleges and universities. Currently, LMU does not charge for the courses and offers cross-town students free parking while attending AFROTC activities. Additionally, AFROTC cadets under scholarship and all juniors and seniors receive a monthly tax-free stipend.
For more information, contact the Loyola Marymount University Department of Aerospace Studies (AFROTC) at (310) 338-2770.