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Aviation

*Aviation is a half-day pathway and does not require any previous experience.  Click here to request Aviation in your '22-'23 class schedule.

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.

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Introduction to Aviation & Aerospace

Credits:
5
Course Description

This course will provide an introduction to the aviation and aerospace industry and provide an entry level  examination of Aviation career opportunities. Students will explore the concepts and principles of Aviation and  delve into general practices of the aerospace field. Areas of study are aviation history, pilot training, airplane  structure, engines, basic aerodynamics, flight environment, airports, aviation weather, and navigation. In  addition, the course exposes the student to the history of manned space flight.

 

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UAS Flight Concepts & Training

Credits:
5
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.

 

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Aviation of UAS Drone Technology B

Credits:
5
Course Description

This course will cover advanced flight topics from area Aviation experts. Students will be exposed to new concepts in UAS and drone technology as well as expanding topics covered in Principles of Flight to an advanced level specific to drone technology. Students will be preparing to pass the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) private pilot written exam.

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Futures Lab Seminar

Credits:
5
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

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.

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