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Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC)
Because of a special arrangement with Clemson University, you may take Air Force or Army ROTC while enrolled at Tri-County Technical College. You may register at Tri-County for ROTC courses by fitting the ROTC courses around your Tri-County schedule. (Note: ROTC courses follow the academic calendar at Clemson University.) Each freshman and sophomore course meets one hour per week, in addition to a leadership lab. The courses present the organization and mission of the US military forces, and they give you the opportunity to expand your leadership abilities. For those whose goal is a commission in the Air Force or Army, transfer to a four-year college or university offering ROTC is mandatory. Those taking the ROTC courses only in the first two years will receive elective credit.
Scholarships are available for students enrolled in Air Force and Army ROTC who have been accepted to Clemson and will attend in their junior year. Once enrolled at Clemson as a junior and senior, those cadets on contract with the Air Force ROTC program, can receive a progressive monthly stipend starting at $350 per month, capping at $400 per month.
ROTC is open to males and females who meet physical standards and who maintain a GPA of 2.0. Form more information and/or details on enrolling, contact the Clemson University Army ROTC office at 864-656-3107 or the Clemson University Air Force ROTC office at (864) 656-3254.