Introduction to Aerospace and Aviation (Fall Semester-First Year)
The Introduction to Aerospace and Aviation course will provide the foundation for advanced exploration in the areas of professional pilot, aerospace engineering, and unmanned aircraft systems. Students will learn about the history of aviation, from Leonardo da Vinci’s ideas about flight to the Wright brothers and the space race. Along the way, students will learn about the innovations and technological developments that have made today’s aviation and aerospace industries possible. The course includes engineering practices, the design process, aircraft structure, space vehicles past and present, and a look toward future space exploration.
Introduction to Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Flight (Spring Semester-First Year)
The Introduction to Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Flight course is designed to prepare students for entry-level employment or continuing education in piloting UAV operations. Principles of UAV is designed to instruct students in UAV flight navigation, industry laws and regulations, and safety regulations. Students are also exposed to mission planning procedures, environmental factors, and human factors involved in the UAV industry.
Scientific Research and Design I (Year Long-Second Year)
Prerequisite: Biology, Chemistry, Integrated Physics, Chemistry (IPC), or Physics. Scientific Research and Design is a broad-based course designed to allow districts and schools considerable flexibility to develop local curriculum to supplement any program of study or coherent sequence. The course has the components of any rigorous scientific or engineering program of study from the problem identification, investigation design, data collection, data analysis, formulation, and presentation of the conclusions. These components are integrated with the career and technical education emphasis of helping students gain entry-level employment in high-skill, high-wage jobs and/or continue their education. Students must meet the 40% laboratory and fieldwork requirement. Students may take this course with different course content for a maximum of three credits.
Digital Electronics (Year Long-Second Year)
Prerequisites: Algebra I and Geometry. Digital Electronics is the study of electronic circuits that are used to process and control digital signals. In contrast to analog electronics, where a continuously varying voltage represents information, two discreet voltages or logic levels represent digital signals. This distinction allows for greater signal speed and storage capabilities and has revolutionized the world of electronics. Digital electronics is the foundation of modern electronic devices such as cellular phones, digital audio players, laptop computers, digital cameras, and high-definition televisions. The primary focus of Digital Electronics is to expose students to the design process of combinational and sequential logic design, teamwork, communication methods, engineering standards, and technical documentation.
Program Specific Certifications:
- FAA Part 107 Remote Drone Pilot
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