The AROTC course is comprised of two phases. To enroll, you must be a student at Michigan Tech or Finlandia University. Students are never required to attend Basic Training and students cannot be activated or deployed prior to completing their academic studies in college. Depending on when you enroll, you will undergo most or all of the following courses.
Phase 1: The Basic Course
Phase 1 is comprised of the basic course, designed to give students an introduction to the AROTC program, the components of the US Army, and provide a basic foundation in army leadership.
- AR 1001—Foundations in Officership
- AR 1003—Basic Leadership
- AR 2001—Individual Leadership Studies I
- AR 2002—Individual Leadership Studies II
Each week, students attend class and a hands-on leadership lab, and participate in three to five one-hour physical fitness sessions. Each semester, students participate in a weekend field training exercise.
Phase 2: The Advanced Course
Phase 2 is designed to teach students advanced military tactics and provide experience in team organization, planning, and decision-making.
- AR 3001—Adaptive Team Leadership
- AR 3002—Tactical Leadership
- AR 4001—Developing Adaptive Leaders
- AR 4004—Leadership in a Complex World
In addition, students enrolled in the advanced courses will be provided the opportunity to attend the Leader Development and Assessment Course (LDAC).
LDAC is a four-week course at Fort Lewis, Washington that provides students with the opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge and leadership skills with students from other ROTC programs across the country.