BECOME A CADET OFFICER – TAKE THE ADVANCED COURSE. If you want to further develop and apply your leadership and management skills, you can volunteer for the Cadet Officers’ Candidate Course (COCC). Upon graduation from the COCC program, you will receive a cadet commission as Cadet Second Lieutenant (C2LT) and take positions of leadership in the UP Corps of Cadets.
The Advance Course covers Mil Sci 3 (a summer camp training), Mil Sci 31, 32, 41 and 42. The cadet officer’s life includes a structured regimen of physical fitness, military science and tactics, leadership development, academics, martial arts, water skills training and management of the UP Corps of Cadets. Graduates of the Advanced Course become members of the U.P. Vanguard, Incorporated, the UP ROTC alumni association founded in 1922.
SCHOLARSHIPS AND BENEFITS OF A CADET OFFICER
As a cadet officer, you can qualify for:
- Cadet Officer Tuition Fee Grant per semester from the University:
- 75% tuition fee discount for Mil Sci 31 & 32;
- 100% tuition fee discount for Mil Sci 41 & 42.
- UP Vanguard Scholarship. Benefits ranging from P2,500 to P12,000 per semester.
- Phil. Army Scholarship for Advanced ROTC Cadets. Benefits ranging from P8,000-P12,000 per year.
Furthermore, cadet officers are also eligible to use the Cadet Barracks and Cadet Library. The Cadet Library is part of the UP Library System and offers an extensive collection of military literature and multiple computers with Internet access.
Program of Instructions
Cadet Officer Candidate Course
This POI covers subjects for the Cadet Officer Candidate Course (COCC) to be taken by aspiring cadets during the regular semesters. The course is divided into 2 phases, the academic and on-the-job phase. The COCC for the first semester of the academic year includes the NSTP Common Module while the COCC for the second semesters do not.
|SUBJECT||NR OF PERIODS|
|Academic Phase||NSTP Common Module||7|
|On-the-Job Training Phase||20|
|NSTP Common Module|
|NSTP Common Module||Legal Bases of NSTP; Citizenship and Nationalism; Gender and Sexuality Development; Understanding Self and Others; Philippine Society and Culture; Environmental Protection and Management; Human Dignity and Rights; Philippine National Concerns; Service to the Nation and the People||3.0|
|First Aid||Introduction to First Aid, Assessment, Bandaging and Tourniquet, First Aid for Fractures, Burns, Bites, and Stings, Emergency Rescue and Transfer||4.0|
|Military Organization||Levels of Command, Organization and Functions of AFP, Chain of Command||1.0|
|Philippine Military History||History of the Armed Forces of the Philippines||1.0|
|Military Leadership||Definition of Terms, Factors of Leadership, Principles of Leadership, Qualities of a Leader||1.0|
|Military Correspondence||Definition of Terms, Methods of Communication, Types of Correspondence||1.0|
|Military Customs and Traditions||Definition and Terms, Different Military Customs and Traditions, AFP Core Values||1.0|
|Map Reading and Land Navigation||Marginal Information, Terrain Features on a Map, Determining a location, Map Orientation, Determining, Grid Coordinates, Determining Elevation, Determining Azimuth, Determining Distance Methods of Locating a Point||4.0|
|Military Intelligence||Definition of Terms, Basic Report Writing (SALUTE and EEIs)||1.0|
|Interior Guard Duty||Definition of terms, Sequence of formal or informal guard mounting, 11 General Orders||1.0|
|Weapons Training||Gun Safety Principles, History and Nomenclature, Assembly and Disassembly of both M16 and M14 Rifles, Pistol, Cycles of Operations||1.0|
|Marksmanship||Fundamentals of Marksmanship, Dominant Eye, Triangulation Exercise, Sight Picture, Dry Firing, Firing Range SOPs||3.0|
|Signal Communication||Means of communication, Military prowords, NATO Phonetic Alphabet, Morse Code, Light, sound, and arm and hand signal, RATELO||2.0|
|Methods of Instruction||Fundamental Teaching Techniques, Stages of Military Instruction, Training Aid, Instructional Packages||2.0|
|Individual Movement Techniques||Different Types of Crawls, Rush and Drop, Methods of Travel||1.0|
|Infantry Rifle Squad||Squad Formations, Squad Movements||1.0|
|Small Unit Tactics||Patrolling, Immediate Action Drill (Ambush, Compromise, Break, Raid), Close Quarter Battle||5.0|
|Survival, Escape, Resistance, and Evasion||Prisoner of War, Escape and Evasion Techniques, Interrogation Resistance||1.0|
|Camouflage, Cover and Concealment||Camouflage, Cover, Concealment||1.0|
|Drill and Ceremonies||Definition of Terms, Commands and Command Voice, Individual Drill, Platoon Drill, Company Drill, Parade and Review, Colors||5.0|
|Plans and Orders||Troop Leading Procedures, Military Decision-Making Process,||1.0|
|Map Overlay Techniques||Map Overlay, Military Symbols||4.0|
|Exams||Written Exam and Graded Practical Exercises||5.0|
|Cadet Officer Development||Unity, Military Secrecy, Honor Code, Commitment, COC’s Creed, Loyalty, Military Discipline, Military Professionalism, Humility, If, Don’t Quit, Invictus, Desiderata, Are you Quitting?, Rifleman’s Prayer||5.0|
|Field Training Exercise||7.0|
|Off – POI|
|Physical Training||Army PRT||10.0|
|Physical Fitness Test||2 minutes push-ups 2 minutes sit-ups 2-mile run||2.0|
|On-the-job Training Phase||20|