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Reserve Officer Training Corps. This is a college program that is not to be confused with JROTC (Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps) which is found in many high schools nationwide.

ROTC is a program which consists of military instruction by laboratory, lecture, and physical training. Found on many campus' nationwide. Lower division classes (Freshman or MSI and Sophomore or MSII) are open to anyone. Upper division classes are reserved for contracted cadets.

ROTC specifically trains studets/cadets to become 2nd Lieutenants in the United States Army. ROTC offers 4 year to 2 year scholarships which pays full tuition or up to approximately $20,000 a year for educational costs. In addition, $900 per year for books and a monthly stipend is given.

ROTC gives college students/cadet the ability to experience the Army while maintaining a normal college life. There is no obligation until a cadet chooses to contract and recieve scholarship. Obligation is 8 years in the ANRG, Reserves or Active duty.
I became an army officer through the ROTC program at Cal Poly.

ROTC classes are great leadership courses to take if you need more units!
by Mustangs101 January 04, 2007
Acronym for Reserve Officer Training Corps. Program offered by the different branches of the military to college students to train to becomen officer in their respective service upon graduation of their college/university. Program consists of physical training, academic classes, leadership training, and real world experience. Students taking part in this program usually receive tuition assitance from their respective military branch and/or other financial benefits.
My buddy wanted to be a pilot. Now he is going to school and is in ROTC on a full scholarship.
by cookadam June 21, 2005
Reserve Officer Training Corps

It's how you become a military officer without attending a military academy. It is a college course consisting of early morning physical training, leadership labs, and historical and scientific academic classes. At the end of your college career you are commisioned as an officer (2nd Lt.) into the branch of the military that you were in during your ROTC training.

The high school course is JROTC.
-Dude, how did you become an Air Force officer, you didn't go to the Air Force Academy.
-Yea, I was in AFROTC, Genious.
by C/ Maj Steve June 16, 2005

Used to describe some trend, genre of music, or any sort of media that at one point was popular but is now extremely lame/weird
Avenged Sevenfold is so ROTC.
by Tenneswag420 January 02, 2014
A class based on military bearing and commands.One of the most easiest classes in high school to pass.In this class,you get to more ranks if you join the army after completing four 3-4 years of it.Joining the army after high school is not a nessecity.
Dude,R.O.T.C. is so kewl!
by LissyT. September 20, 2005
Rejects of the Campus
what do you call a nco who can't do land nav? a officer.
rotc cadet-I dont want to fight, I just want to support.
by scuba steve9 July 31, 2010
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