2024-2025 Yavapai College Catalog 
    Jul 18, 2024  
2024-2025 Yavapai College Catalog

AFR 101 - Heritage and Values

Description: Survey course designed to introduce students to the United States Air and Space Forces and provides an overview of the basic characteristics, missions, and organization of the Air and Space Forces. Leadership Laboratory is mandatory for Air Force ROTC cadets and complements this course by providing cadets with followership experiences.

Corequisite: AFR 101L  

Credits: 1
Lecture: 1
Lab: 0

Course Content:
This course provides an introduction to the Air and Space Forces, hopefully encouraging students to purse an AF career or at least seek additional information to be better informed about the role of the USAF. The course allows students to examine general aspects of the Department of the Air Force, leadership fundamentals, service benefits, and opportunities for officers. The course also lays the foundation for becoming an Air and Space professional by outlining our heritage and values. 

As a foundational course, this course provides a historical perspective such as lessons on war and US military, AF operations, principles of war, and airpower. As a whole, this course provides students with a knowledge-level understanding for the employment of air and space power, from an institutional, doctrinal, and historical perspective. The students will be introduced to the military way of life and gain knowledge on what it means to be an Air or Space professional. A succinct perspective of the course objective is to sell the AF as a career and lay a strong foundation built on AF Core Values.


Learning Outcomes:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of the structure and opportunities at AFROTC.
  2. Know the significant elements of Aire Force entitlements.
  3. Understand, demonstrate and apply Air Force dress and appearance standards.
  4. Understand the fundamental customs and courtesies practiced in the Air Force.
  5. Apply Air Force communication guidance for written documents and briefings.
  6. Exhibit knowledge of the Air Force organization structure, its mission and the competencies and capabilities needed to complete the mission.
  7. Exhibit knowledge of the concept of effective team building.
  8. Exhibit knowledge of how interpersonal communiation skills influence mission accomplishment.
  9. Know the basic history and understanding of Air Force officership as a profession.
  10. Know the career opportunities and benefits available to an Air Force Officer.