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Aviation

Come fly with us. Aviation is a growing industry with huge workforce needs over the next decade. Learners with interest in professional piloting, air traffic control, unmanned aerial systems, or aeronautics can start growing their skills to get a step ahead in the field.

Learners in the Aviation Pathway will earn their FAA Part 107 UAS Commercial Certification. This will allow learners to immediately enter the growing drone field through opportunities in research, mapping, and videography. Learners will operate, maintain, and design unmanned aerial vehicles developing both engineering and flight skills.

Through a partnership with AIMS Community College, learners can earn credits in multiple aviation college degree programs such as piloting or air traffic control.

Aviation Pathway flyer
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Optional: Blended/Online Grad. Requirement

Credits:
5
Meeting Time

Tuesdays & Thursdays

Course Description

To help make Futures Lab accessible, students will have the option to take a blended/online courses in one of the following PSD graduation requirement areas:

  • Economics

  • American Government

  • Humanities

  • Language Arts (met with Basic Speech or Creative Writing)

 

How to take an Online/Blended course at Futures Lab:

Blended/online courses will meet Tuesdays and Thursdays and will have some flexibility to integrate with student work in their Futures Lab pathway.

As student schedules are developed during registration/scheduling season, they can work with their counselor to add one of these courses to their scheduled time at the Futures Lab if it makes sense and./or helps alleviate schedule conflicts. Once approved, their counselor can simply notify Nick Peterson, the Futures Lab counselor, and the course will be added.

These courses are not intended to be a replacement if the graduation requirement can easily be met on their home campus.

Graduation Requirement
Prerequisites

Counselor approval

Notify Futures Lab counselor within 1-2 weeks of the start of school to add.

UAS Flight Concepts & Training

Credits:
5
Meeting Time

2020-2021 TBA

Course Description

Introduces and develops flight control and piloting techniques for common Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) platforms. Students learn and demonstrate maneuvers, procedures, and best practices for safe UAS operation on fixed wing and rotary wing systems. Develops the skills and knowledge required to be a pilot of a UAS in the National Airspace System. Students who are new to aviation will develop functional knowledge in the areas of pilot-in-command responsibilities, aerodynamic principles, aviation meteorology, and the flight environment.

Course ID: AVT 155

Graduation Requirement
Concurrent Enrollment
Prerequisites

This class is taught on the Futures Lab's campus, however, students must enroll in AIMS and complete concurrent enrollment paperwork. See your school counselor for assistance with concurrent enrollment.

Pathway

Aviation Discovery

Credits:
5
Meeting Time

2020-2021 TBD

Course Description

Explores from the beginnings of aviation to aviation in the future. Included in this course will be a look at history of airships, aviation pioneers, Federal Aviation Administration, Air Traffic Control, aviation airspace, aviation weather, future aviation and careers in aviation.

 STANDARD COMPETENCIES

  • Identify significant contributors to aviation including early pioneers, various aircraft and what role they played in aviation history, the beginnings of aviation legislation, and the Federal Aviation Administration.

  • Examine the structure of the Federal Aviation Administration and how they govern the aviation industry.

  • Identify airspace classifications within the National Airspace System.

  • Describe the basic workings of the Air Traffic Control system from the departure point to arrival at the destination.

  • Define the impact and importance of weather in the aviation environment.

  • Investigate the changes to aviation in the future.

  • Evaluate opportunities for various careers in aviation.

  • Develop and exhibit a basic understanding of professionalism and expectations for aviation related careers.

Course ID: AVT 107

 

Graduation Requirement
Concurrent Enrollment
Prerequisites

This class is taught on the Futures Lab's campus, however, students must enroll in AIMS and complete concurrent enrollment paperwork. Contact your school counselor for assistance with concurrent enrollment paperwork.

Pathway

Futures Lab Seminar

Credits:
5
Meeting Time

2020-2021 (all semesters, AM & PM)

Course Description

Come get unschooled. Let your curiosity and imagination guide your learning journey as you develop skills and mindsets necessary to build a better world.

Through engaging, relevant, and authentic projects, students will hone workforce readiness and professional skills, by working on dynamic and collaborative teams. Entrepreneurship and literacy are integrated through examination of personal strengths and areas of growth via investigation into the topics of resilience, self-awareness, and communication. These areas have been identified through collaboration with industry partners and higher education professionals.  This course will provide 5 credits toward the Language Arts graduation requirement, as well as 1 CSU Introduction to Business credit.

This is a semester long course that will allow students to integrate literacy, entrepreneurship, and essential professional skills. Students will engage in units that will explore self-awareness, communication, and resilience throughout the course.  Within each of these units students will have the opportunity to analyze and create written pieces reflective of topics relevant to them.

Course ID: 2410CECSU

Graduation Requirement
Concurrent Enrollment
Prerequisites

None.