Aviation and Aeronautics Academy
 
  • Explore modern military and commercial aviation in a high- demand, high-wage field meeting Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) standards
  • Build a drone using aerodynamic composite materials, advanced avionics, and instrumentation

  • Conduct pre-flight inspections, engine start-ups, and taxi aircraft as a key part of ground operations



Video not working? Click here to watch on Youtube!




Aviation and Aeronautics Academy Career Tree:

Aviation and Aeronautics Academy Career Tree



Aviation and Aeronautics Academy Sequence of Courses:

  9th Grade 
10th Grade 11th Grade 12th Grade
Aviation Mechanics Track Introduction to Aircraft Technology
(1 credit)
Foundations of Aviation
(1 credit)
 *Aircraft Airframe Technology
(2 credits)
or
*Aircraft Powerplant Technology
(2 credits)
Aircraft Airframe Technology
(2 credits)
or
Aircraft Powerplant Technology
(2 credits)
or
Practicum in Transportation Systems
(2 credits)
 Pilot Track  Introduction to Aircraft Technology
(1 credit)
 Foundations of Aviation
(1 credit)
*Practicum in Transportation Systems
(2 Credits) 
*Practicum in Transportation Systems / Extended Practicum in Transportation Systems
(3 credits) 
Aeronautics Pathway   Introduction to Aircraft Technology
(1 credit)
Foundations of Aviation
(1 credit)
and
**Practicum in Transportation Systems (First Time Taken)
(2 Credits) 
**Practicum in Transportation Systems / Extended Practicum in Transportation Systems (First Time Taken)
(3 credits) 
**Practicum in Transportation Systems (First Time Taken)
(1-2 credits) 
* During their Junior and Senior years students in the Mechanics and Pilots tracks will take two dual credit courses each semester. Students must meet the requirements of TSI in order to take classes through TCC. In addition, many of these courses end with a high-stakes FAA regulated exam that they must pass in order to pass the class.

** During their Sophomore and Senior years students in the Embry-Riddle Aeronautics Pathway will take one dual credit course each semester. During the Junior year students in the Embry-Riddle Aeronautics Pathway will take two dual credit courses first semester and one dual credit course second semester. Many of these courses end with a highstakes FAA regulated exam that they must pass in order to pass the class.

Students may need to complete additional college hours beyond high school in order to complete certifications. 


Certifications: Private Pilot, Instrumental Flight Rating


Careers Related to Aviation and Aeronautics:

  • Airline Pilot
  • Commercial Pilot (Cargo, Helicopter, Agricultural, Tow Banner, Corporate, Drone)
  • Air Traffic Contro
  • Aeronautical Engineer
  • Astronaut
  • Aircraft Maintenance Technician
  • Aircraft Avionics Technician
  • Flight Dispatcher
  • Flight Attendant
  • Flight Instructor