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Aviation 1

Semester 1: Launching into Aviation
This course provides the foundation for advanced exploration in flying, aerospace engineering, and unmanned aircraft systems. Students will learn about engineering practices, problem-solving, and the innovations and technological developments that have made today's aviation and aerospace industries possible.

Students will look at the problem-solving practices and innovative leaps that transformed space exploration from the unimaginable to the common in a single generation. Students will also gain a historical perspective, from the earliest flying machines to various modern aircraft.

Semester 2: Exploring Aviation and Aerospace
This core aerospace and aviation course provides students with a clear understanding of career opportunities (both civilian and military) in aviation and aerospace and the critical issues affecting the industry.

Students will explore modern innovations and develop their own innovative ideas to address real-world challenges facing the aviation industry. Students will observe real-world aviation operations in action via our local airports, air-traffic control facilities, and military bases.  


Aviation 2

Semester 1: Introduction to Flight
Students will explore many of the different types of aircraft in use today, specifically learning how they are made and how they fly.  Students will study aircraft design and construction techniques, aircraft categorization, aerodynamic stability, aircraft controls, and flight characteristics.  Additionally, students will focus on career skills related to these topics.

Semester 2: Aircraft Systems and Performance
Students will examine operating systems which make crewed and un-crewed aircraft work, including powerplants, fuel systems. electrical, pitot-static, and vacuum systems. Throughout the course, they will learn about the flight instruments associated with each system and how to identify and troubleshoot common problems.


Aviation 3

Semester 1: The flying environment
This course is foundational for both crewed and uncrewed aviation. It will prepare students to take either Federal Aviation Administration tests: the Private Pilot Knowledge Test or the Part 107 Remote Pilot Knowledge Test. Topics include preflight procedures, airspace, radio communications, aviation terminology, regulations, airport operations, aviation safety, weather, cockpit management, and emergency procedures.


Semester 2: Flight Planning: Pilots
Students will learn about pilot and aircraft qualifications, cross-country flight planning, weight and balance, performance and limitations, human factors, chart use, night operations, navigation systems, and aeronautical decision-making. Students will be provided the opportunity to participate in multiple practice examinations. At the end of this course, a school may choose to arrange for students to take the Federal Aviation Administration's Private Pilot written exam.


Semester 2: UAS Operations: Drone Operators
The UAS Operations course will cover many topics surrounding UAS missions, from mission planning to UAV performance to crew resource management. Students may take the Federal Aviation Administration's Part 107 Remote Pilot Knowledge Test upon completion of this course.


Aviation 4

Semester 1: Pre-flight your career
Students will examine advanced aviation topics and career options after preparing for the Private Pilot Knowledge Test or Part 107 Remote Pilot Test in the previous year. Instrument flight, commercial aviation, and advanced aircraft systems begin the semester. Looking into the future, students will then explore new horizons in the aerospace industry. What might aviation look like five, ten, or twenty years into the future? The focus then turns to business development opportunities in aviation. Finally, students will learn about and conduct different types of research in preparation for their capstone project in the second semester.

Semester 2: The Capstone experience
The capstone course is the culmination of the student learning experience. The students will work individually or in small groups to study and report on an aviation topic of their choosing. The goal of this capstone course is to allow students to demonstrate an understanding of a contemporary topic in aviation. The curriculum will include presentations and activities to help guide student research and project development.


Aviation 5

Semester 1: Career preparation
Through a combination of classroom instruction and real-world experience, this course will provide students with the knowledge and skills they need to succeed in today’s aviation workforce. Over the span of a semester, students will have the opportunity to learn and hone “soft” skills such as communication, professionalism, time management, collaboration, and more—as well as technical skills that will make them competitive in the job market. As students learn, they will be able to apply their knowledge in an internship or apprenticeship with an employer in the aviation industry, gaining valuable experience while taking an important first step toward their aviation career goals.