Courses and Student Learning Objectives
In addition to classes, and to adhere to ROTC requirements, cadets will participate in the following courses:
- Field Training Exercise (FTX): For one week, each semester, cadets will practice squad tactics, land navigation, and important cadet training in a forested area.
- Leader’s Training Course: A four-week summer course at Fort Knox, KY, ONLY for students who enroll in Army ROTC without having taken the first two years of Military Science classes.
- Cadet Leadership Course: All cadets who enter the Advanced Course must attend this four-week summer course at Fort Knox, KY, between their junior and senior years.
- Other students enrolled in the ROTC program may participate in the FTX if they choose. The FTXs are completed with our Army ROTC host school at the University of Montana Grizzly Battalion.
Professional Educational Outcomes
You'll graduate with the skills necessary to lead. The ROTC program at Carroll College is set to produce students who have:
- The leadership skills to meet problems head-on and solve them quickly.
- The ability to adapt to rapidly changing situations and take charge.
- The traits sought are in a military career and by civilian employers.
ROTC courses are either categorized as a Basic Course (Freshman and Sophomore courses) or Advance Course (Junior and Senior courses). Any student may take Basic Courses and physical fitness classes without military obligation or prerequisites. Advance Course classes are limited to qualified contracted students. Commissioning Requirements coming soon.
Typically, with an ROTC scholarship, students take one three-credit class (2 to 3 hours per week), one workshop/leadership laboratory per week, and one overnight field exercise per semester in addition to their other classes. ROTC requirements also have students participate in physical fitness training (5 hours per week). The program provides opportunities to attend confidence-building courses during the summer such as the Air Assault or Airborne Schools, and summer internships.
Army ROTC classes normally involve one elective class and one lab per semester. Although the classes involve hands-on fieldwork and classroom work, they are standard college classes that fit into a normal academic schedule. These courses can help students with personal and academic decision-making while giving them the tools to exercise leadership in college life, even before graduating and becoming Officers.