COURSE CODE: 8730

Aviation Operations Management

SCED Code: 20998
Suggested Grade Level: 9, 10, 11
Duration: 36 Weeks
Hours: 280
Prerequisite: None
OSHA Compliance Required?: No
CTSO: SkillsUSA
Non-Traditional?: F

Students explore the aviation industry, acquiring skills in airport operations, air traffic control, and addressing airport-specific concerns. Operators handle time, tasks, and resources effectively while striving for increased safety, efficiency, and profitability. With special emphasis placed on real-world scenarios and problem-solving, students are taught to inspect airfields, handle airport emergencies, design an airport, and control the airport environment in the same way these issues are being addressed in the industry today. Contextual instruction and student participation in co-curricular career and technical student organization (CTSO) activities will develop leadership, interpersonal, and career skills. High-quality work-based learning (HQWBL) will provide experiential learning opportunities related to students' career goals and/or interests, integrated with instruction, and performed in partnership with local businesses and organizations.

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Course Sequences

A combination of this course and those below, equivalent to two 36-week courses, is a concentration sequence. Students wishing to complete a specialization may take additional courses based on their career pathways. A program completer is a student who has met the requirements for a CTE concentration sequence and all other requirements for high school graduation or an approved alternative education program.

Career Clusters

Pathway Occupation
Engineering and Technology
  • Aeronautical Drafter
  • Civil Engineer
  • Civil Engineering Technician
  • Engineer
  • Transportation Manager

Pathway Occupation
Facility and Mobile Equipment Maintenance
  • Aircraft Mechanic and Service Technician
  • Aircraft Structure, Surfaces, Rigging, and Systems Assembler
Transportation Operations
  • Air Traffic Controller
Transportation Systems/Infrastructure Planning, Management and Regulation
  • Aerospace Engineer
  • Civil Engineer
  • Civil Engineering Technician
  • Transportation Manager

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