This is an AS100 (freshman) introductory course to AFJROTC and is part one of a two course curriculum plan which blends Aerospace Science, Leadership Education, and the North Carolina Healthful Living courses into one class. Students must complete both AFJROTC/Healthful Living I and AFJROTC/Healthful Living II in order to fulfill the North Carolina high school Healthful Living/Physical Education (PE) requirement for graduation. In this course, students develop leadership and self-discipline through class instruction, hands-on activities, military drill, and physical fitness activities. Academic instruction covers history of aviation, leadership education, drill and ceremonies, and wellness/healthful living:
Aerospace Science: A Journey into Aviation History The aviation history course focuses on the development of flight throughout the centuries. It starts with ancient civilizations, then progresses through time to modem day. The emphasis is on civilian and military contributions to aviation; the development, modernization, and transformation of the Air Force; and a brief astronomical and space exploration history. It is interspersed with concise overviews of the principles of flight to include basic aeronautics, aircraft motion and control, flight power, and rockets. Throughout the course, there are readings, videos, and hands-on activities to guide in the reinforcement of the materials.
Leadership Education I: In Leadership Education I: Citizenship, Character and Air Force Tradition, cadets are introduced to AFJROTC while building a foundation for progressing through the rest of the program while also instilling elements of good citizenship. Communication skills, problem solving, human relations, and logical thinking are a strong part of this course. The primary focus is on cadet and Air Force organizational structure; uniform wear, customs, courtesies, and other military traditions, health and wellness, fitness; individual self-control; and citizenship.
Drill and Ceremonies: In Personnel Drill and Ceremonies. Cadets learn military customs and courtesies, basic military marching, and ceremonial drill movements, and participate in flag raising/lowering details.
Wellness/Healthful Living: In Wellness/Healthful Living, cadets are required to participate in physical education training/activities to include fitness training and individual/team sport skills. The Healthful Living Health components include the study of assessing one's own health, nutrition and weight management, substance abuse, and conflict resolution. A North Carolina certified Health/PE instructor teaches the Healthful Living portion of the curriculum. The Reproductive Health, High School curriculum (excerpts provided by the instructor) covers the abstinence and sexuality portion of the North Carolina health curriculum. Excerpts from this curriculum will cover the male and female reproductive systems, benefits of abstinence, healthy relationships, maturity, external pressure, personal boundaries, contraceptive myths, and common STD's. To receive Healthful Living credit, a cadet must successfully complete both AFJROTC/Healthful Living I (part 1) and AFJROTC/Healthful Living II (part 2) courses.