Cadets in the ROTC program are trained to be fully engaged with all aspects of military life. Cadets receive hands on experience in the areas of outdoor survival, first aid, navigation, marksmanship, and basic military skills. The wide array of courses available allow cadets to see what fields best suit their passions.
Advanced Training Programs
Known as the Basic Airborne Course (BAC), this demanding, yet rewarding three-week course trains cadets to familiarize themselves with Para-trooping. Centered around performing five-non assisted jumps out of an airborne vehicle, this course qualifies cadets to use a parachute which not only assists cadets in their combat, but helps to develop their spirit, self-confidence, and leadership.
In this ten-day course, cadets are given an opportunity to demonstrate their commitment to safety and procedure while executing the utmost focus. Air Assault training allows cadets not only to interact with multipurpose transportation, but to be specifically trained in descending from airborne vehicles through rappelling and sling load techniques.
The goal of Basic Camp is to instill cadets with a heightened sense of personal responsibility, as well as introducing them to Army life through the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps. Upon completion of this rigorous program, cadets are eligible to become senior ROTC members. Basic Camp is typically available during a student’s sophomore and junior year.
In this leadership focused course, cadets participate in a 38-day program emphasizing not only individual training, but collective growth. Built around a cumulative curriculum, Advanced Camp helps cadets build upon their current skill sets to prepare them for the U.S. Army. Available to most cadets after contracting with the Army, juniors and seniors participating in the program have the opportunity to start their career in the armed forces as an officer.
For nursing students looking to forge a path in the U.S. Army but are unsure whether the combative nature is for them, consider looking into the Nurse Summer Training Program. In this three-week course, students are introduced to the Army Medical Department (AMEDD) and under the supervision of a Nurse Corp Officer, will be given the opportunity to hone their problem solving skills and get comfortable in clinical settings. Along with the one of a kind experience this program offers, students are paid for their work during the three weeks.