Aviation Pathway

The purpose of the Aviation Pathway is to introduce Cadets to the fields of Manned and Unmanned Aviation, the industry's qualifications, and careers available in the aviation industry. Dual-enrollment college credit, industry certifications, and Federal Aviation Agency (FAA) licensure can be earned in a dynamic and challenging learning environment.


Courses Description

  • AS 120 - Principles of Aeronautical Science - 3 Credits

An introductory course in Aeronautical Science designed to provide the student with a broad-based aviation orientation in flight-related areas appropriate to all non-Aeronautical Science degree programs. Subjects include historical developments in aviation and the airline industry; theory of flight; airport operations; aircraft systems and performance; elements of air navigation; basic meteorology theory; air traffic principles; flight physiology; and aviation regulations and safety.

  • AS 220 - Unmanned Aircraft Systems - 3 Credits

This course is a survey of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), emphasizing the military and commercial history, growth, and application of UASs. The course will include basic acquisition, use, and operation of UASs with an emphasis on operations.

  • AS 222 - Unmanned Aircraft Systems Security - 3 Credits

Unmanned Aircraft System Security is a sophomore level seminar course focused on the concepts of UAS security and protection. Through a combination of instructor lead discussion, assigned readings, and projects students will examine the concepts of security engineering, vulnerability, and malicious attack. Students will formulate opinions and strategies for protecting systems and assets from danger while understanding the implications of ignoring security concerns.

Prerequisites: AS 220.

  • AS 235 - Unmanned Aircraft Systems Operation and Cross-Country Data Entry - 3 Credits

​This course provides an understanding of the core technologies of unmanned aircraft systems. It will include examinations of the design concepts, powerplants, control systems, and communication technologies utilized in current unmanned aircraft systems and/or likely to be used in the next few years. Particular attention will be given to the technical capabilities, best applications, and operational best practices of cross-country flight planning for today's UASs. Proof of US citizenship is required for DB students.

Prerequisites: AS 220

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