Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC)

The Reserve Officer Training Corps Programs of the United States Army and Air Force are available to Cazenovia College students. Both programs are designed to produce junior officers (second lieutenants) for their respective service. Programs of study vary from two to four years in length all leading to a commission.

Air Force ROTC
Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFROTC) AFROTC is a nationwide program that allows students to pursue commissions (become officers) in the United States Air Force (USAF) while simultaneously attending college.  AFROTC classes are held on college campuses throughout the United States and Puerto Rico; students can register through normal course registration processes.   AFROTC consists of four years of Aerospace Studies classes (Foundations of the USAF, Evolution of USAF and Space Power, Air Force Leadership Studies, and National Security Affairs/Preparation for Active Duty), and a corresponding Leadership Laboratory for each year (where students apply leadership skills, demonstrate command and effective communication, develop physical fitness, and practice military customs and courtesies).  College students enrolled in the AFROTC program (known as "cadets") who successfully complete both AFROTC training and college degree requirements will graduate and simultaneously commission as Second Lieutenants in the Active Duty Air Force.

Cazenovia College has a crosstown agreement with Syracuse University—Detachment 535. Students will be enrolled as a full time student at Cazenovia and will take ROTC classes each week at Syracuse University—Detachment 535.

For more information, please contact Syracuse University's ROTC Office:

Virginia O’Connor, G’13, EMPA
Program Coordinator
Syracuse University
Air Force ROTC, Suite 214
National Veterans Resource Center
Daniel and Gayle D’Aniello Building
101 Waverly Ave., Syracuse, NY 13244

Phone: 315.443.2461