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Elective

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

Design Thinking

Credits:
10
Meeting Time

2020-2021 TBD

Course Description

This course will introduce you to design thinking, a method and paradigm for creative problem solving and routine innovation. Design Thinking emphasizes divergent and convergent thinking across collaborative processes to construct ideas for societal impact. Students in this course will: (1) build creative competence, (2) appreciate the value of failure, risk, and experimentation, and (3) gain competence in adapting design thinking processes and tools within their disciplines and contexts of interest.

Students will be able to:
●  Develop awareness of design in everyday life and see the possibility of change.
●  Explore design approaches across disciplines and within historical context.
●  Practice framing problems, distilling insights, and scoping design challenges.
●  Apply uncover experiences and develop empathy using qualitative methods.
●  Develop skills for prototyping, fabricating, and mocking up ideas through an iterative process
●  Test ideas as well as develop quantitative and qualitative criteria for evaluation

Graduation Requirement
Prerequisites

None

Pathway