Aviation and Aeronautics Academy
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



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Aviation and Aeronautics Academy Career Tree:

 

Career Tree



Aviation and Aeronautics Academy Sequence of Courses:

  1st Year 2nd Year 3rd Year 4th Year
Aviation Mechanics* (TCCD)
 Introduction to Aerospace and Aviation
[1 HS Credit]

Introduction to Aircraft Technology
[1 HS Credit]
Aircraft Airframe Technology (Dual Credit) [2 HS Credits]
OR
Practicum in Transportation Systems/Extended Practicum in Transportation Systems (Dual Credit) [3 HS Credits]
Aircraft Powerplant Technology (Dual Credit) [2 HS Credits]
OR
Practicum in Transportation Systems/ Extended Practicum in Transportation Systems (Dual Credit) [3 HS Credits]
Unmanned Aircraft Systems
  Introduction to Aerospace and Aviation
[1 HS Credit]
Introduction to Aircraft Technology
[1 HS Credit]
Project-Based Research First Time Taken [1 HS Credit]
Project-Based Research Second Time Taken [1 HS Credit]
Aeronautics** (Embry Riddle)    Introduction to Aerospace and Aviation
[1 HS Credit]
Introduction to Aircraft Technology
[1 HS Credit]
Project-Based Research First Time Taken (Dual Credit) [1 HS Credit]
Project-Based Research Second Time Taken (Dual Credit) [1 HS Credit]
Pilot*** (EHS/TCCD)   Introduction to Aerospace and Aviation
[1 HS Credit]
 Introduction to Aircraft Technology
[1 HS Credit]
Project-Based Research First Time Taken [1 HS Credit] (EHS)
OR
Practicum in Transportation Systems/Extended Practicum in Transportation Systems First Time Taken (Dual Credit) [3 HS Credits]
 
Private Pilot (TCCD) 
 Practicum in Transportation Systems/Extended Practicum in Transportation Systems First Time Taken (Dual Credit) [3 HS Credits]
OR
Practicum in Transportation Systems/Extended Practicum in Transportation Systems Second Time Taken (Dual Credit) [3 HS Credits]
 Private Pilot (Simulator)
Practicum in Transportation Systems First Time Taken [2 HS Credits] (EHS) 
Dual Credit Courses offered throughout the program will be determined by the college in partnership with the Academy Facilitator.

* During their Junior and Senior years, students in the Aviation Mechanics Pathway will take two dual credit courses each semester. Students must meet TSI requirements for Reading, Writing, and Mathematics in order to take these classes. In addition, many of these courses require a high-stakes FAA regulated exam that must be passed in order to pass the class.

** During their Junior and Senior years, students in the Aeronautics Pathway will take one dual credit courses each semester.

*** During their Senior year, students in the TCC Private Pilot Pathway will take two dual credit courses each semester. Students must meet TSI requirements for Reading, Writing, and Mathematics in order to take these classes. In addition, many of these courses require a high-stakes FAA regulated exam that must be passed in order to pass the class. 


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