ROTC Military Science

Wake Technical Community College offers Military Science courses via the Cooperating Raleigh Colleges (CRC) program in support of the U.S. Army Reserve Officer Training Candidate (ROTC) program. The objective of the ROTC program is to produce commissioned Officers in the US Army.

ROTC Program Benefits

  • Free books, uniforms, and equipment
  • Course holistic approach develops life skills
  • Scholarship to a four-year university which offers ROTC
  • The opportunity to become a commissioned officer in the Army, Army Reserves, or Army National Guard.

All ROTC courses and labs are conducted at NCSU.  There is no ROTC contractual obligation to the Army or Army ROTC for the first two years, unless on scholarship or SMP (National Guard or Reserve) contract. Based on a bilateral agreement between the two schools, Military Science (MS) courses completed by Wake Tech students are transferrable to North Carolina State University (NCSU) via the ROTC program. To receive credit for MS courses and to be accepted into NCSU, transfer students must meet NCSU entry requirements and ROTC contract requirements. Other Universities with ROTC programs may also elect to award transfer credit for MS courses completed while at Wake Tech. Scholarships covering tuition, fees, and books are transferable, regardless of the cost of tuition.

Two-Year Scholarships

Two-Year scholarships are available on a competitive basis for students meeting the following requirements:

  • Full-time student (taking over 12 credit hours per semester)
  • Academically aligned
  • 2.5 GPA
  • Enrolled in the University Transfer Program
  • Pass an Army physical fitness test (The test consists of a two-mile run, and pushups and sit-ups in two minutes. Test standards vary by age and gender.)
  • Meet Army height and weight standards
  • Pass a physical
  • Pass a background check

Military Science courses are section petition restricted.  Students must complete a Cooperating Raleigh colleges (CRC) form and contact the instructor for permission to take the course. Courses consist of classroom, lab, and physical fitness components.

Qualified students will take part in all NC State Army ROTC classes and labs. Because the Army Physical Fitness Test (APFT) is administered once per semester, it is highly recommended that all students attend Physical Fitness training. 

Office Location

Reynolds Coliseum (2411 E Dunn Ave.) - 151C
on the NC State University Campus
Raleigh, NC 27607


Mr. Stephen Johnson, GS
Enrollment, Scholarships, and Recruiting
Office: 919-513-0863
[email protected]

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