This coursework will appeal to students who are curious about the design and flight of aircraft and spacecraft vehicles. See the course information below.
Prerequisites: Algebra 1 and English 1 (see course catalog for specific requirements for CP and Honors)
Recommended Grades: 10, 11, 12
Course 1: Fundamentals of Aerospace Technology
This project-based learning course engages students who are curious about aviation and aerospace careers. This course will introduce students to an engineering design process, tools to collect and analyze data, the science of aviation, materials, and structures, and safety. Students will participate in real-world experiences such as designing, building and testing a pilot seat, kite, straw rocket and launcher, motor-powered rocket and a model glider.
Course 2: Advanced Aerospace Technology
This course builds on the foundation of Course 1 and engages students in applying the design process, using tools to collect and analyze data, exploring a deeper level of the science of aviation and discovering how quality control systems work in the aviation field. Students will work collaboratively in teams to design, build and test a wing; plot a course for a plane to take off and land; design, build and test a wing attachment system; test materials under stress; and design, build and test an electric-powered plane. Students will demonstrate their newly acquired knowledge and skills by presenting their innovative ideas, techniques, and solutions to business and industry partners.
Course 3: Aeronautics Engineering Applications
This project-based learning course is for students who have successfully completed Courses1 and 2. Students will learn about systems such as flight control, remote-control vehicles, and the virtual world. Students will learn to fly using flight simulators. They will work collaboratively to propose a shift from a VOR navigation system to a GPS system and determine the cost savings. In addition, students will develop rotor blades for helicopters and design and program an unmanned flying vehicle.
Course 4: Astronautics Engineering Applications
Students in this capstone course will focus on outer space and underwater applications. During the six projects, they will work collaboratively to design, build and test a laser communication system; develop a plan for space survivability in hostile environments; and utilize software to create a three-dimensional model of a satellite orbit and a team remote vehicle for underwater exploration. Depending on articulation agreements or state policy, students who successfully complete the course may be able to earn dual credit.
FAA Part 107 Drone Certification
Autodesk Certified User
Civil Air Patrol
National Technical Honor Society
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