Is the Aviation and Aerospace Program Right for You?
- Are you interested in flight?
- Do you like drones?
- Are you interested in becoming a pilot?
- Do you enjoy the engineering principles related to the design process?
About the Program
The Aviation and Aerospace Program is a full-time program beginning in the 9th grade for students interested in flight and aircraft systems. Students have two pathways from which to choose, both of which align to rigorous math and science standards. The pilot pathway introduces students to safety, aerodynamics, aircraft systems, instrumentation, flight physiology and flight planning and students can earn a private pilot’s license. The Unmanned Aircraft Systems pathway exposes student to “drones” as they are used in operations such as security, search and rescue, disaster management, drone design and maintenance programming, and systems automation. Students can earn a remote pilot certificate.
The upper level courses in the pathways will prepare students for postsecondary education, Federal Aviation Administration certification exams and careers in the aviation and aerospace industry. This program is offered in connection with the Aircraft Owners and Pilot Association (AOPA).
- Principles of Aviation and Aerospace
- Exploring Aviation and Aerospace
- Introduction to Flight
- Aircraft Systems
- Pilot Fundamentals
- Aviation Safety
- Private Pilot license
- Remote Pilot certificate
Local Colleges Offering a Continuation Program
- Montgomery College
- Community College of Baltimore
How to Apply
Forms and timelines for the new programs will be posted in early January 2018 at http://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/departments/schoolchoice/. Updates and information will be provided on the MCPS Career Readiness website.