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NOVA 2010-2011 College Catalog


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 NOVA students and is taught at the NOVA 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 703-993-2706.

A similar agreement among the Air Force ROTC, NOVA and the University of Maryland has been established to make the Air Force ROTC General Military Course and/or Professional Officer Course available to qualified NOVA students who desire to earn appointments as commissioned officers in the United States Air Force. For more information, contact the University of Maryland director of ROTC at 301-314-3242.