Aviation Courses

Course Descriptions

  • Aviation Technology I 
    Exposes students to careers in the field of aviation, such as air traffic control, flight dispatching and airport management, etc. The course covers fundamentals of flight, flight operations, aviation weather, performance and navigation. Units of instruction include; flight history, safety, space, airport layout, aeronautical charts, radar, radio procedures, aerodynamics, weather patterns and hazards. Emphasis on applied academics in math and science are integrated, along with decision-making principles as it applies to flight-related factors. Lessons are enhanced by guest speakers and field trips to local airports and aviation sites.

    Aviation Technology II
    This course is a continuation of concepts learned in Aviation I. This course will cover advanced flight topics from area Aviation experts. Students will be exposed to new concepts in UAS and drone technology as well as expanding topics covered in Aviation I to an advanced level. Students will be preparing to pass the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) private pilot written exam. Successful completion of Aviation I is a prerequisite.

    Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) - Drones
    The Unmanned Aerial Systems course will teach learners a basic understanding of recreational and commercial unmanned aircraft operations. They will identify the responsibility and authority of the remote PIC, discuss the rules of UAS operation, understand the significance of airspace classes, special-use airspace, understand weather and how it affects UAV flights, general loading, performance data, and airport operations. Learners will be prepared to take the FAA part 107 exam. Dual credit options in UAS 111 and UAS 112 are available through NDSCS. Fees may apply.