Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps

Norco High School - Unit CA-20067

Course Syllabus




a.   Course Description:   Aerospace Science’s primary role is to help parents and schools create better citizens for their community, state, and our nation.  Aerospace Science instructors accomplish this goal by mentoring students in their daily interaction in class and during Corps activities.  Class instruction includes character building, life skills, leadership development, World Cultures, U.S. military history, survival techniques, space exploration and aerospace science concepts.  Classroom studies are augmented with lab activities, field trips, formal military functions, drill and sports competitions, and social interaction opportunities for the cadets.


b.   BasicTextbook:  Global and CulturalStudies—Southern Center for Internal Studies (SCIS) 2006, East Asia inTransition—SCIS 2001, Latin America in Transition—SCIS 2006, Africain Transition—SCIS 2006, Global and Cultural Studies—SCIS 2006, Aerospace Science—Air Force Officer Accessions and Training Schools 2002, Leadership Education—Pearson 2006.


c.   Grading Procedures:  There will be several tests during the school year.  The first test will occur in the middle of the first semester and will be on military ranks, procedures, uniform wear, chain of command, and drill and ceremony.  There will be two end of semester tests which encompasses the academic topics covered in class.  Each test is worth 10 percent of the cadet’s overall grade.  In addition, there will be three projects this school year which require cadets to write a two page paper and to make an oral presentation in class for the benefit of their fellow cadets.  The topics for these projects are:  (1) (2) (3) They are worth 10 percent each towards the cadet’s final grade.  The remaining 40 percent of the cadet’s grade will be evenly split between four disciplines:  (1) physical fitness, (2) uniform wear, (3)military bearing and discipline, and (4) Corps participation.


d.   Classroom conduct, behaviors and/or rules:  Cadets are given detailed instructions on classroom conduct, among the more importantrules are:  respect others when they are speaking, no discriminatory or biased conduct will be tolerated, all school rules will be adhered to, cadets will go to “parade rest” upon entering the classroom and refrain from speaking until roll call is completed and they have been seated,   and cadets will police (clean up after themselves) the Corps area after every period.  Uniform wear is mandatory on Wednesday; failure to wear the uniform on assigned days will negatively impact a cadet’s grade for the course.


e.   Homework policies:   There are no homework assignments per say for the class, but students will be assigned three projects that will require them to conduct research and write two page essays to present in class to their fellow cadets.


f.   Make-up work procedures and policies:  Aerospace Science instructors will show flexibility in allowing students to make up missed work for excused absences. Further, due dates for projects will be based on students’ inputs, so cadets will have an opportunity to demonstrate their time management skills in programming their Aerospace Science projects within the scope of their overall school work load.  This said; cadets will be expected to honor commitments.   


g.   Tardy policies:  The Corps will abide by the school’s policy on tardiness.  In addition, cadets who are tardy are subject to punishment from their Flight Commander, to include the issuing of demerits and restriction from participation in Corps events and activities.  


h.   Procedures for parents to contact teachers:  parents are welcome to visit the Corps building to discuss their concerns or issues with the Aerospace Science instructors.  Col.Ellazar can also be reached by e-mail at  or SSgt Spratley at or by phone at 951-736-3241 x2480. 


i.   Parent Contact Information:   all cadets should provide phone and e-mail contact information for a parent or guardian.  This enables us to ensure parents are kept informed of upcoming Corps event they may want to participate in.







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