The Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps Detachment 630 program is hosted at Kent State University and designed as an elective program for students interested in learning the disciplines stressed by the United States Air Force.

AFROTC prides itself on allowing students to try out the program their freshman and sophomore years without any obligation to join. Students that are up to the Air Force ROTC challenge will receive more specialized training while also finishing their degree.

AFROTC Det 630 Promo Video (Feb 26, 2020)


If you are interested in a career with a high level of responsibility and honor, consider joining the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corp (AFROTC). This elective program is designed to recruit, educate, and commission candidates as an Air Force or Space Force Officer through college campus programs around the country.

Air Force ROTC Detachment 630, hosted at Kent State University, has been producing officers since 1951 and consists of cadets from the University of AkronBaldwin Wallace UniversityCase Western Reserve UniversityCleveland State University, the University of Mount UnionYoungstown State UniversityHiram CollegeUrsuline College, Walsh University and Kent State University. Combined, these ten Northeast Ohio higher-ed institutions provide an enormous number of majors, options for student life, mentorship, and the opportunity to work with other students across Northeast Ohio. Additionally, students from Cuyahoga Community College, Lakeland Community College, Lorain County Community College, Northeast Ohio Medical University, and Stark State College may also join the program through the Northeast Ohio Regional Higher Education Compact.

As a cadet in the program, you will take two Air Force ROTC classes per semester: Aerospace Studies and Leadership Laboratory.

  • Aerospace Studies is designed to educate you on a wide range of topics that progress through your time in AFROTC. You will learn everything from the basics of being in the Air Force/Space Force to leadership, management topics, and national security issues.
  • Leadership Laboratory includes physical fitness assessments, field days, drills and ceremonies, leadership studies, leadership-building exercises and Air Force/Space Force career days.

Field Training: During the summer, usually between your sophomore and junior year, you will participate in Field Training, an encampment that includes physical conditioning, weapons, and survival training. Field Training is held at Maxwell AFB, AL. While at Field Training you will be evaluated on your leadership potential and be provided with the opportunity to expand your skills as both a leader and team member.

AFROTC Course Titles and Descriptions



AS100 (Freshmen)

Heritage and Values of the United States Air Force

AS200 (Sophomore)

Team and Leadership Fundamentals

AS300 (Junior)

Leading People and Effective Communication

AS400 (Senior)

National Security and Preparation for Active Duty


Leadership Laboratory

AS 100, "Heritage and Values of the United States Air Force," is a survey course designed to introduce students to the United States Air Force and provides an overview of the basic characteristics, missions, and organization of the Air Force.

AS 200, "Team and Leadership Fundamentals," features topics on Air Force heritage and leaders; introduction to air power through examination of the Air Force Core Functions; and continued application of communication skills. Its purpose is to instill an appreciation of the development and employment of air power and to motivate sophomore students to transition from AFROTC cadet to AFROTC officer candidate.

AS 300, "Leading People and Effective Communication," teaches cadets advanced skills and knowledge in management and leadership. Special emphasis is placed on enhancing leadership skills. Cadets have an opportunity to try out these leadership and management techniques in a supervised environment as juniors and seniors.

AS 400, "National Security Affairs/Preparation for Active Duty," is designed for college seniors and gives them the foundation to understand their role as military officers in American society. It is an overview of the complex social and political issues facing the military profession and requires a measure of sophistication commensurate with the senior college level. Communication Studies are woven throughout the AFROTC program.

Contact us today for more information about the Air Force ROTC program.