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MSC 101 - The Foundations of the U.S. Air Force
Provides an introduction to the United States Air Force and Air Force Reserve Officers' Training Corps. Includes the mission and organization of the Air Force, officership and professionalism, military customs and courtesies, Air Force officer opportunities, and an introduction to communication skills. [PVCC Students will take AIRS classes at the University of Virginia for PVCC credit.] Prerequisite: Admission to AFROTC program. Corequisite: Leadership Laboratory. Part I of II.
Laboratory 2 hours per week.
1 credits
MSC 102 - The Foundations of the U.S. Air Force
Provides an introduction to the United States Air Force and Air Force Reserve Officers' Training Corps. Includes the mission and organization of the Air Force, officership and professionalism, military customs and courtesies, Air Force officer opportunities, and an introduction to communication skills. [PVCC Students will take AIRS classes at the University of Virginia for PVCC credit.] Prerequisite: Admission to AFROTC program. Corequisite: Leadership Laboratory. Part II of II.
Laboratory 2 hours per week.
1 credits
MSC 111 - Introduction to Army ROTC
Covers the first year of general military science: organization of the army and ROTC, U.S. Army and national security, individual weapons, marksmanship, and leadership laboratory. Courses offered only in cooperation with four- year colleges authorized to offer Army ROTC programs. Part I of II.
Lecture 1-2 hours per week.
1-2 credits
MSC 112 - Introduction to Leadership
Covers the first year of general military science: organization of the army and ROTC, U.S. Army and national security, individual weapons, marksmanship, and leadership laboratory. Courses offered only in cooperation with four- year colleges authorized to offer Army ROTC programs. Part II of II.
Lecture 1-2 hours per week.
1-2 credits
MSC 201 - The Evolution of Air and Space Power
Examines general aspects of air and space power through a historical perspective. Covers a time period from the first balloons and dirigibles to the use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles in today's technologically advanced Air Force. Historical examples serve to extrapolate the development of Air Force capabilities (competencies) and missions (functions) to demonstrate the evolution of what has become today's USAF air and space power. Examines several fundamental truths associated with war in the third dimension; e.g. Principles of War and Tenets of Air and Space Power. Provides a knowledge-level understanding for the general element and employment of air and space power from an institutional, doctrinal, and historical perspective. Continues a discussion of the importance of the Air Force Core Values through use of operational examples and historical Air Force leaders and develops cadets' communication skills. Prerequisite: Admission to AFROTC program. Co-requisite: Leadership Laboratory. Part I of II.
Laboratory 2 hours per week.
1 credits
MSC 202 - The Evolution of Air and Space Power
Examines general aspects of air and space power through a historical perspective. Covers a time period from the first balloons and dirigibles to the use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles in today's technologically advanced Air Force. Historical examples serve to extrapolate the development of Air Force capabilities (competencies) and missions (functions) to demonstrate the evolution of what has become today's USAF air and space power. Examines several fundamental truths associated with war in the third dimension; e.g. Principles of War and Tenets of Air and Space Power. Provides a knowledge-level understanding for the general element and employment of air and space power from an institutional, doctrinal, and historical perspective. Continues a discussion of the importance of the Air Force Core Values through use of operational examples and historical Air Force leaders and develops cadets' communication skills. Prerequisite: Admission to AFROTC program. Co-requisite: Leadership Laboratory. Part II of II.
Laboratory 2 hours per week.
1 credits
MSC 211 - Leadership Skills
Focuses on the second year of general military science: American military history, introduction to operations and basic tactics, map and aerial photo reading, and leadership laboratory. Courses offered only in cooperation with four- year colleges authorized to offer Army ROTC programs. Part I of II.
Lecture 1-2 hours per week.
1-2 credits
MSC 212 - Foundations of the Military Profession
Focuses on the second year of general military science: American military history, introduction to operations and basic tactics, map and aerial photo reading, and leadership laboratory. Courses offered only in cooperation with four- year colleges authorized to offer Army ROTC programs. Part II of II.
Lecture 1-2 hours per week.
1-2 credits