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2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Other Academic Programs

Extension courses are also offered to businesses, government agencies, private agencies, and civic groups. The courses provide special instruction to the employees or members of these organizations. Most courses can be taught at the organization’s facility. Course content is structured to address specific needs or goals identified by the organization.

Extension Course Cancellation

Oakland University reserves the right to cancel any extension course that does not have sufficient enrollment. All tuition applicable to the canceled section will be automatically refunded when a course is canceled.

Diploma, Certificate and Re-Licensure Programs

Diploma programs, a series of courses related to individual objectives, are offered as preparation for becoming a paralegal assistant and to sit for the CFP® (Certified Financial Planner) examination.

The Personal Financial Planning Certificate Program, offered by PACE - Professional and Continuing Education and is designed to prepare individuals who are now or might become involved in advising clients about financial planning, to prepare them to sit for the CFP® license examination. The center also offers a certificate program in Production and Manufacturing Management for individuals who wish to gain the knowledge and improve their skills for the constantly changing manufacturing environment.

Qualifying hours for professional relicensure are offered both periodically and throughout the year for counselors, educators, Certified Public Accountants, Certified Financial Planners, Certified Internal Auditors, Certified Management Accountants and licensed insurance professionals.

Educational Test Preparation Workshops

Test preparation workshops for the SAT, ACT, Graduate Record Exam (GRE), Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT), and Law School Admission Test (LSAT) are offered year-round. The SAT and ACT workshops are designed for college-bound high school students or individuals who decide to enter a college program after an interruption of the traditional high-school-to-college progression. The GRE and GMAT workshops are designed for those seeking admission to graduate school, and the LSAT for those applying for entry into law school. Information on these workshops is available through the College of Arts and Sciences.

Conferences and Seminars

Conferences on topical subjects are offered throughout the year. Included among the offerings are: conference, seminar and corporate training programs through PACE - Professional and Continuing Education.

Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFROTC)

The Air Force Officer Education Program prepares you to become an Air Force Officer while earning a college degree. Air Force ROTC offers a variety of scholarships that will help relieve the financial burden of your college education. That way, you can focus on preparing for your future and making the most of your college experience. You will be able to hone your time-management skills, analytical skills, and physical fitness. It won’t be easy, but if you’re up to the challenge, the rewards will last a lifetime.

Four-year and Three-Year Programs.

Air Force ROTC offers a four-year and a three-year program. Upon graduation, cadets are commissioned as 2nd lieutenants.

  • The four-year plan is comprised of eight terms of courses in Aerospace Studies (AERO), as well as a two-week field training course at an Air Force base that will occur between a cadets’ sophomore and junior years.
  • The three-year program is designed for college students with three years of school remaining. Three year cadets will make up the first year of ROTC by taking both freshman and sophomore level courses during their first year in ROTC.

Cadets may enroll in either the four-year or three-year programs by permission of the Air Force ROTC Detachment Commander.

Military obligation

After commissioning, graduates of the Air Force ROTC program are called to active duty with the Air Force in a field usually related to their academic degree program. The period of service is four years for non-flying officers, six years for navigators/ air battle managers/ RPA pilots, and ten years for pilots after flight training. A contractual obligation is established for non-scholarship students when they attend their first Professional Officer Course (POC) after field training. Scholarship students in the four-year High School Scholarship Program incur a contractual obligation upon entering their sophomore year of AFROTC, whereas in-college scholarships awardees incur a contractual obligation once they accept a scholarship.

For more information on the program, classes, cadet life and how to join, visit UM Air Force ROTC.