• MS-933AFJROTC Course Syllabus

    COURSE NAME: Aerospace Science IV (AS IV)

    CREDIT HOURS: 1 Elective Credit Hour

    INSTRUCTOR’S NAME: TSgt Stanley Carroll; MSgt Art Thompson

    REQUIRED TEXT: Management of the Cadet Corps


    Course Description:  The course is a guide to understanding the fundamentals of management, managing yourself, and others.  Emphasis is placed on allowing the cadets to see themselves as a manager.  Every organization, regardless of size, faces the challenge of managing operations effectively.  No matter how well a manager carries out his or her job, there are always ways of doing at least part of the task more effectively.  There are four building blocks of leadership considered in this text from the military and civilian perspective.  Attention to these four areas will form a strong foundation for a capability to lead others – something that can be very valuable to the cadet for the rest of your lives.  The four areas are Management Techniques, Management Decisions, Management Functions, and Managing Self and Others.

    Course Objectives:

    1.        Comprehend the importance of management.

    2.        Comprehend the techniques and skills involved in making management decisions.

    3.        Comprehend the concepts and skills of problem solving, decision-making, and negotiating.

    4.        Comprehend the importance of managing oneself and others.

    Course Materials:

    1.   Textbook:  Leadership Education IV: Principals of Management (1999)

    2.   Student Workbook:  Leadership Education IV: Principals of Management (1999)

    3.   Excerpts from AFMAN 36-2203 – Personnel Drill and Ceremonies

    4.   Instructor Selected Videos/DVDs

    5.   Guest Speakers

    6.   MS-933 Cadet Guide 



    1.      Cadets will command the MS-933 Corps of Cadets using leadership and 

    management skills previously learned in classes.

    2.      Cadets will demonstrate learned skills through assigned Officer and NCO positions  

         within the Corps.

    3.      Cadets will read assigned textbook chapters and participate in oral quiz games.

    4.      Cadets will prepare speeches and written reports corresponding to textbook chapters and   

         assigned to Officer/NCO positions.

    5.      Cadets will prepare for unannounced quizzes and announced tests.

    6.      Cadets will adhere to uniform wear requirements by wearing the Air Force issued

          uniform on Wednesdays/Thursdays, IAW AFI 36-2903.



    Course Description:  The fourth year of the curriculum is unique from the others.  The Senior Aerospace Science Instructor may choose which option to incorporate for that year. There are three options:  Management of the Cadet Corps, Survival, and Global and Cultural Studies.

    Option 1- Management of the Cadet Corps.  This option allows the cadets to manage all aspects of Corps Operations during the year.  This hands-on experience affords the cadets the opportunity to put the theories of previous leadership courses into practice under the supervision of the instructors.  All the planning, organizing, coordinating, directing, and decision-making will be done by the cadets.  They practice their communication, decision-making, personal-interaction, managerial, and organizational skills on a daily basis.  Leadership:  This fourth year course is a guide to understanding the fundamentals of management, managing yourself, and others.  Emphasis is placed on allowing the cadets to see themselves as a manager.  There are four building blocks of leadership considered in this text from the military and civilian perspective.  The four areas are:  Management techniques, Management Decisions, Management Functions, and Managing Self and others. 

       Course Objectives for this option: 

    1. Apply the theories and techniques learned in previous leadership courses.
    2. Know how to develop leadership and management competency through participation.
    3. Apply strengthened organizational skill through active incorporation.
    4. Know how to develop confidence in ability by exercising decision-making skills.
    5. Apply Air Force standards, discipline, and conduct.

         Course Material: 

    1.      Textbook:  Leadership Education IV.

    2.      Excerpts from AFMAN 36-2203 DRILL AND CEREMONIES

    3.      Instructor Selected Videos/DVDs

    4.      Guest Speakers

    5.      MS-933 Cadet Guide



    1. Cadets, through the cadet staff positions, will put leadership skills to practical use in running the Cadet Corps.
    2. Cadets will participate in school and community service projects.
    3. Cadets will exercise goal setting, teamwork, planning skills, and use of metrics in preparing for any Staff Assistance Visits or Inspections.
    4. Cadets will submit weekly staff reports and attend weekly staff meetings.
    5. Cadets will adhere to uniform wear requirements by wearing the Air Force issued uniform on Wednesdays/Thursdays. 

     Option 2 – Survival.  This option presents “good to know” information that would be useful in any situation.  Survival instruction will provide training in skills, knowledge, and attitudes necessary to successfully perform fundamental tasks needed for survival.  The Survival is a synthesis of the basic information found in Air Force Regulation 64-4, Survival Training.  The information is just as useful to an individual lost hunting or stranded in a snowstorm.

      Course Objectives for this option:

    1. Know the elements of surviving.
    2. Know how medical procedures, clothing, and shelter can provide personal protection for a survivor in a survival situation.
    3. Know the necessities for maintaining life in a survival situation.
    4. Know how to travel and prepare for recovery in a survival situation.


    1.        Cadets will read assigned chapters and participate in demonstration/participation quiz       


    2.        Cadets will prepare speeches and written reports corresponding to textbook chapters and  

    related subjects.

    3.    Cadets will prepare for unannounced quizzes and announced chapter tests.

    4.    Cadets will adhere to uniform wear requirements by wearing the Air Force issued      

           uniform on Wednesdays/Thursdays.


    Option 3 – Global and Cultural Studies:  

    This is a course that introduces students to various regions of the world from a geographic, historical and cultural perspective.  The course provides increased awareness and insight into foreign affairs that permits a more educated understanding of other cultures and enhanced knowledge of America’s interests and role in the world.  The regional areas included in this course are Europe, the Middle East, South and East Asia, Africa, and Latin America.


    Course Objectives:
    1. Know how cultural, geographic and economic factors have shaped Europe.
    2. Know how religion, natural resources, conflict, external intervention, and other cultural factors have influenced the modern-day Middle East.
    3. Know how religion, institutions, ethnicity, history, population, and outside influences have impacted South Asia.
    4. Know the role cultural traditions, social issues, communism, war, and U.S. interests played in shaping East Asia.
    5. Know how diverse cultures, European colonialism and the slave trade, war, famine, and other factors have affected Africa over centuries.
    6. Know how cultural diversity, environment issues, politics, and U.S. interests have impacted Latin America.


    1.       Cadets will read assigned chapters, accomplish selected chapters in Student Workbook    

    which corresponds to textbook chapters, and participate in demonstration/participation quiz games.

    2.       Cadets will prepare speeches and written reports corresponding to textbook chapters and

    related subjects.

    3.   Cadets will prepare for unannounced quizzes and announced chapter tests.

    4.   Cadets will adhere to uniform wear requirements by wearing the Air Force issued

          uniform on Wednesdays/Thursdays.


    Course Materials
    1. All Options.  MS-933 Cadet Guide
    2. All Options.  Instructor Selected Videos/DVDs
    3. Option 1.  Textbook:  Management
    4. Option 2. Textbooks:  Survive (1997)
    5. Option 3.  Textbooks: Global and Cultural Studies



    a.     Scheduled Exams/Quizzes

    b.     Make up exams

    c.      Assignments

    d.     Class Participation

    e.      Special Projects

    Course Evaluation                                                    Grading Scale   

    Academics & Inspections 60%                                      A         90-100

    Wellness & Leadership     30%                                      B           80-89

    Homework & Drill            10%                                      C           70-79

                                                                                         D           65-69

                                                                                         F             0-64


    See additional policy letters, Student/Parent Handbook, and Cadet Guide for additional information on grading policy, rules and regulations concerning academics at Madison Central High School.           


     Wellness Program (General Expectations)

    Course Description:

    Wellness is an official and integral part of the Air Force Junior ROTC program. It consists of two exercise programs focused upon individual base line improvements with the goal of achieving a national standard as calculated by age and gender. The Wellness curriculum is instrumental in developing citizens of character dedicated to serving our nation and communities. The program is provided as a tool to help the cadets develop an individualized training program. Cadets will be given the opportunity to put into practice the wellness concepts that are taught in Leadership Education 100.  Instructors are free to include other activities cadets enjoy such as team sports in order to keep the Wellness Program fun and motivating. The Wellness Program also provides a list of 19 exercises with examples that may be utilized in a 36- week program modifiable to meet individual and district/state goals. Instructors should utilize fitness programs that best fit the requirements within their district/country/state goals. Cadet fitness improvement should be rewarded either by earning the Wellness Ribbon, Presidential Fitness Challenge certificate, or both.


    The course objective for the Wellness Program is to:

    Motivate AFJROTC cadets to lead active, healthy lifestyles, beyond the program requirements and into their adult lives.


    The goals of the Wellness Program are to:

    1.      Create an individualized training program based on national standards by age and gender.

    2.      Identify areas of improvement for each cadet and provide guidance for improvement.

    3.      Incorporate a physical training program to reach fitness goals.


    Dress for Success

    All cadets are required to dress out for Wellness, no exceptions. There is no cost for AFJROTC issued Wellness apparel.  All cadets must wear AFJROTC Wellness apparel any other wellness attire is not permitted unless prior arrangements are made with an AFJROTC Instructor. AFJROTC Wellness uniforms will be issued through the AFJROTC Logistics Department. 

    The Wellness uniform will be worn during wellness only, no exceptions. Proper under garments will be worn under the Wellness Uniform. Ripped, torn, or written on wellness clothing will result in the student purchasing new attire (if local purchase item).

    Appropriate athletic tennis shoes that tie are required (running shoes are recommended). Fashion tennis shoes are not allowed to be worn with the wellness uniform; sandals or going barefoot will not be allowed. 

    Dressing Out/Refusal to Dress Out for Wellness

    The wellness uniform is the cadet’s responsibility to maintain.  Cadets who refuse to dress out are defiant and in violation of the Wellness Education Policy.  All cadets that do not dress-out for wellness, excused or unexcused must report to an instructor.  Cadets who do not dress out will receive a “0” (F) for Wellness that day.

    Tardy/Late for Wellness Formation

    Cadets have (5) minutes to dress out for Wellness at the beginning of the period. They are expected to report to their formation/the roll call area and assemble as soon as possible.  If the (5) minutes period has expired and cadets are NOT in formation/the roll call area, this will result in a tardy.   If cadets are not in assembled area they will be marked tardy.  Tardies will dramatically affect their Wellness grade for the day.


    Excused Medical

    Parents may excuse/modify a cadet’s participation for up to three times by sending a written note to class with the cadet. Instructors may accept up to three (3) separate notes from parents each semester.  For an instructor to accept the note, it should include the cadets’ name, date, specific reason for excuse/ modified activity, the parents’ signature and the phone number where the parent can be contacted if necessary. After three (3) excuses, a doctor’s note will be required. If a student is injured or becomes ill during class time, it is essential that the student notify an instructor immediately!  

    A doctor’s note must include the dates in which the cadet is excused from participation in class and a date of return to activity and any modifications to activity.   Cadets will dress out and the activity will be adjusted accordingly if possible. 

     All medical notes must be given to the instructor for clearance.  At that time, instructors might request doctor notification to clarify an injury or recommendation that is not clear.  The nature of the physical limitations from the doctor MUST be clearly stated on the note.  What is the exact injury, what the time off is, and what they can or cannot do physically. 

    NOTE: If there is a "NO Wellness" note for more than two weeks, the instructors may make contact with the medical authority that generated the excuse and get clarification and see more specific information so that an action plan can be developed that meets the needs of the cadet. 

    ALL MEDICAL excuses are on a case by case basis.  Each instructor is given the professional discretion of appropriate make-up, expectations, and responsibilities required to earn a grade in the instructor’s class on a case by case basis.  When a cadet is on a medical excuse it is their responsibility to meet with their instructor and come up with a plan to make-up the missed activities; how long a student is out, their level of proficiency, effort/attitude, and several other factors are part of the determinate of that specific student’s needs and/or make-up requirements.  After the initial meeting with the cadet, the instructor will write up the agreement and have it signed by the parent and returned to the instructor.