ROTC

Degrees and Certificates

Classes

MIL 101 : INTRODUCTION TO THE ARMY

This basic course introduces students to the Army and the Profession of Arms. Students will examine the Army Profession and what it means to be a professional in the U.S. Army. The overall focus of this course is developing basic knowledge and comprehension of the Army Leadership Requirements Model; while also gaining an understanding of the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) program, its purpose in the Army, and its advantages for the student. Students also learn how resiliency and fitness supports their development as an Army leader.

Credits

1

MIL 101L : LEADERSHIP LAB

This lab provides hands-on, performance-oriented, practical exercises on the leadership principles and tactical knowledge taught in the classroom. This lab is a program requirement for advanced course cadets, and contracted cadets in the basic or advanced course. This lab is facilitated by Senior Cadets and supervised by Instructors. This lab prepares cadets for real-world application of the knowledge, skills and competencies required of Army Officers. This lab complements the instruction of basic and advanced course curriculum in a collective training environment where cadets of all levels interact and use the knowledge provided in classroom instruction. This course is conducted via reciprocal relationship with Wofford College Department of Military Science, and students will interact with cadets from Converse, Wofford and USC Upstate in a collective training environment at various locations. Credit for Leadership Lab is incorporated in the class credit.

Also listed as MIL 301L and MIL 401L.

Credits

0

MIL 102 : FOUNDATIONS OF AGILE AND ADAPTIVE LEADERSHIP

This basic course introduces students to the personal challenges and competencies that are critical for effective leadership. Students learn how the personal development of life skills, such as, critical thinking, time management, goal setting, and communication, develop their leadership potential. Students learn the communications process, and the importance of leaders developing essential skills to effectively communicate in the Army. Students will begin learning the basics of squad level tactics, which will be reinforced with practical exercises during an optional weekly Leadership Lab facilitated by Senior Cadets and supervised by Instructors. Students also learn how resiliency and fitness supports their development as an Army leader.

Credits

1

MIL 201 : LEADERSHIP AND DECISION MAKING

This basic course introduces Cadets to the Army Learning Area of Adaptability. The course outcomes are produced through Critical and Creative Thinking, and the ability to apply Troop Leading Procedures with innovative solutions to problems. The concept of the Army as a Profession is taught through leadership forums and self-assessment. Students are required to apply their knowledge outside the classroom in a hands-on, performance-oriented environment during optional Leadership Lab exercises and Field Training exercises. Cadets also learn how resiliency and fitness supports their development as an Army leader.

Credits

2

MIL 202 : ARMY DOCTRINE AND TEAM DEVELOPMENT

This basic course focuses on Army doctrine and team development. Course curriculum teaches Army Values, Teamwork, and Warrior Ethos and their relationship to the Law of Land Warfare and philosophy of military service. The ability to lead and follow is taught through Team Building exercises at the squad level. Students are required to apply their knowledge outside the classroom in a hands-on, performance- oriented environment during optional Leadership Lab exercises and Field Training exercises. Cadets also learn how resiliency and fitness supports their development as an Army leader.

Credits

2

MIL 301 : TRAINING MANAGEMENT AND THE WARFIGHTING FUNCTIONS

This advanced course focuses on training management and the warfighting functions. It is an academically challenging course that requires cadets to study, practice, and apply the fundamentals of Training Management and Army Operations through the Warfighting functions. At the conclusion of this course, cadets will be capable of planning, preparing, and executing training for a squad conducting small unit tactics. This course requires a mandatory Leadership lab each week with peer evaluation, facilitated by Senior Cadets and supervised by Instructors. Cadets also learn how resiliency and fitness supports their development as an Army leader.

Credits

3

MIL 302 : APPLIED LEADERSHIP IN SMALL UNIT OPERATIONS

This advanced course focuses on applied leadership in small unit operations. It is an academically challenging course requiring cadets to study, practice, and apply the fundamentals of direct level leadership and small unit tactics at the platoon level. At the conclusion of this course, cadets will be capable of planning, coordinating, navigating, motivating and leading a platoon in the execution of a mission. This course requires a mandatory Leadership lab each week with peer evaluation, facilitated by Senior Cadets and supervised by Instructors. Cadets also learn how resiliency and fitness supports their development as an Army leader. Successful completion of this course prepares Cadets for the summer Advance Camp, which is a program requirement for Commission.

Credits

3

MIL 401 : THE ARMY OFFICER

This advanced course focuses on development of the Army Officer. Cadets will develop knowledge, skills, and abilities to plan, resource, and assess training at the small unit level. Additionally, cadets will learn about Army programs that support counseling subordinates and evaluating performance, values and ethics, career planning, and legal responsibilities. As part of the Cadet Battalion Staff cadets will teach, coach, and mentor subordinate Cadets, providing practical expertise in small unit operations. This course requires a mandatory Leadership lab each week with peer evaluation, facilitated by Senior Cadets and supervised by Instructors. Cadets also learn how resiliency and fitness supports their development as an Army leader.

Credits

3

MIL 402 : COMPANY GRADE LEADERSHIP

This advanced course teaches students the knowledge, skills, and abilities required of junior officers pertaining to the Army in Unified Land Operations and Company Grade Officer roles and responsibilities. Successful completion of this course prepares cadets for their first assignment as an Army Officer following degree completion and Commission as a Second Lieutenant. This course requires a mandatory Leadership lab each week with peer evaluation, facilitated by Senior Cadets and supervised by Instructors. Cadets also learn how resiliency and fitness supports their development as an Army leader.

Credits

3

PHYS ED 108 : FUNCTIONAL FITNESS FOR LEADERS [WOFFORD]

This course is offered with instructor permission to cadets via a reciprocal relationship with Wofford College Department of Military Science. The Functional Fitness for Leaders physical education course is designed to develop your personal fitness in several physical attributes using differing but complementary modes of fitness. This course also provides novice experience on teaching fitness to others as a small group leader. The physical attributes addressed in this course include: anaerobic capacity, aerobic capacity, muscular strength, muscular endurance, flexibility, mobility, balance, power and speed. The modalities of fitness incorporated in this course include: conditioning training (running, plyometrics), strength training (weightlifting), functional fitness to include ground-level gymnastics (push ups, pull ups), and mobility work (stretching). The course is instructed three days a week in an inclusive group workout. All workouts can be adapted for any fitness level or capability. This course provides supplementary programming for additional workouts that can be completed individually to improve your fitness in additional areas--this supplementary work is optional and provided for free to students in the course looking for further development. The course uses a mobile app to broadcast the daily workouts; students will use a workout log (free app or journal) to track progress across the semester. The primary instructor is an Army Master Fitness Trainer and CrossFit Level 2 Trainer. Every group session is augmented with additional coaches and trainers for safety and supervision.

Credits

1