Earn a commission, become a leader of character, and serve in one of 17 basic branches upon graduation. While at Michigan Tech, you will have the opportunity to rappel, land navigate, and work on your physical fitness. Learn survival skills, field tactics, and how to lead. Army Reserve Officer Training Corps (AROTC) prepares you to become a second lieutenant and lead soldiers. It is a proud Michigan Tech tradition. AROTC history dates back to 1917, when every officer of the 1st Battalion, 107th Engineers, was a Michigan Tech graduate. Additionally, there are scholarship opportunities available.