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The U.S. Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) is an elective program that offers qualified students the opportunity to earn a commission as an officer in the active U.S. Army, Army National Guard, or U.S. Army Reserve while pursuing a baccalaureate degree as a full-time student.  A complete four-year ROTC program is offered at George Mason University, and is divided into two phases:  the basic course and the advanced course.  The basic course, consisting of the first two years of instruction, is open to all NVCC students and is taught at the NVCC Annandale campus.  The program emphasizes student learning and participation in applied leadership, leadership theory and assessment, decision making, management skills, time management, map reading, land navigation, first aid, physical fitness and health, writing, briefings, and basic military knowledge and skills.  Once students have completed the basic course instruction, they are eligible to enroll in the advanced course of ROTC upon transfer to a four-year university or college.  For more information, contact the George Mason director of ROTC at 703-993-2707 or -2706.