About the Program
Where Leadership Takes Flight
Sharpen your ability to lead, grow stronger – mentally and physically – and build lifelong friendships as you train with one of the most high-tech organizations in the world, the U.S. Air Force.
Miami Dade College, in cooperation with the Department of Aerospace Studies, Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFROTC), at the University of Miami provides academic instruction and training leading to active-duty, commissioned service in the United States Air Force.
This educational program is designed to provide college students the opportunity to become Air Force officers while completing a Bachelor’s degree. The AFROTC program provides superior hands-on leadership training and is designed to prepare cadets to assume positions of increasing responsibility as officers in service to their country.
After earning their degree and successfully completing all Air Force ROTC requirements, cadets are commissioned as Air Force officers with a four-year active duty service commitment. Pilots, Combat Systems Officers and Air Battle Managers have longer service commitments upon completion of specialized training.
There is no military obligation to enroll in AFROTC. To enroll students must meet the following criteria:
- Be a U.S. citizens or resident alien, or be able to become a U.S. citizen prior to attending Field Training the summer following sophomore year
- Be full-time college students, enrolled in 12 credits per semester
- Be able to participate in a demanding physical fitness program
- Be able to pass a Department of Defense Medical Examination
- Have solid moral character
- Maintain AFROTC minimum required grade point average
All AFROTC cadets receive uniforms, books and equipment for ROTC classes at no cost. Upon commissioning as a Second Lieutenant, you will receive a starting salary and allowances worth over $55,000 annually. Free medical and dental care, 30 days paid annual vacation and educational benefits are also part of the compensation package.