The American Samoa Community College offers ROTC in partnership with the University of Hawaii Army ROTC program. The program offers elective credit towards an associates or bachelor’s degree. The Army ROTC program does not lead to any degree in Military Science. Academic performance in core ASCC curriculum should be the main focus of cadets. The Army ROTC Basic Course consists of four distinct semesters, and is structured as a single, progressive course. Upon successful completion of the Basic Course cadets may transfer 12 credits to one of the 273 universities throughout the United States offering a commission in the United States Army as a Second Lieutenant.
Students must be pursuing an associate’s degree in any of the majors offered at the American Samoa Community College. The basic course (MSL I referring to MSL 101 and 102 and MSL II referring to MSL 201 and 202) normally corresponds to the student’s freshman and sophomore years. It is designed to enhance student’s interest in ROTC and the Army. Upon completion of the basic course, students will transfer to one of the 273 universities in the U.S. offering ROTC to continue with the advance courses (MSL III and MSL IV). ROTC offers four, three, or two year scholarships depending on the student’s academic alignment. Only U.S. citizens and nationals are qualified for the scholarship in the Army ROTC.