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Army ROTC/Military Science

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Completion of the Army Reserve Officer's Training Corps (ROTC) program leads to a commission as a 2nd Lieutenant in the United States Army as an active duty soldier, a reservist or a National Guardsman. Students enroll in Army ROTC as an additional course while pursuing the academic discipline of their choice. Completion of the Basic course, normally taken during the first and second years of college, is a prerequisite for enrolling in the Advanced course at a four-year college or university. The Basic course does not obligate a student to the Army; 100 and 200 level ROTC courses exist so that students can discover for themselves whether they desire to continue with the ROTC Advanced course (junior and senior years normally).

ROTC courses are conducted through SFCC via a cross-enrollment agreement with Eastern Washington University (EWU). Students can meet the qualifications for the Basic course at SCC or SFCC in preparation for the advanced course. These EWU ROTC classes are held at SFCC. SCC students must travel to SFCC for classes.

Any male or female student may enroll.


Students enrolled as cadets in ROTC may compete for two- and three-year Army ROTC scholarships. These scholarships provide money toward tuition, books and fees, as well a money stipend for each month of the school year for the duration of the scholarship.


All books, supplies and equipment needed are provided by the U.S. Army without cost to students who enroll in these courses.

Additional Information

Additional information may be obtained from the Department of Military Science, Eastern Washington University. Telephone: (509) 359-6110, Ext. 2386.