Intro to Aviation

Course Overview
Introduction to Aviation provides the foundation for advanced exploration in the areas of flying, aerospace engineering, and unmanned aircraft systems. Students will learn about the engineering process, problem solving, and the innovations and technological developments that have made today’s aviation and aerospace industries possible. Students will also learn about the wide variety of exciting and rewarding careers available to them.

High School Credit
This course meets the College Preparatory Elective “G” requirement for the University of California (UC) and California State University (CSU) system.

Career Technical Education
This course meets the Career Technical Education (CTE) Transportation – Operations requirement for the University of California (UC) and California State University (CSU) system.

Course Topics
Aviation and Aerospace Today, Taking Flight — Early Aviation Innovations, From Theory to Practical Reality — Rapid Developments in Powered Flight, To the Stars — Making Jet and Space Travel Possible, Creating the Future — What’s New and Next in Aviation and Aerospace, Aviation Safety and Oversight, Exploring Careers in Aviation and Aerospace, Innovation Challenge, Thinking About a Career in Aviation