Aerospace Technology II

SCED Code: 21055
Virginia Extended Description: II
Suggested Grade Level: 11, 12
Duration: 36 Weeks
Hours: 140
Credits: 1
Prerequisite: Aerospace Technology I
OSHA Compliance Required?: No
Non-Traditional?: F

Aerospace Technology II provides an advanced exploration of flight, space travel, and supporting technologies through a practical approach centered around problem solving and design. Students explore concepts in aircraft operations; aircraft design, flight safety, and maintenance; airport infrastructure; rocketry; and small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS). 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 & Technology
  • Aerospace Engineers
  • Electro-Mechanical and Mechatronics Technologists and Technicians
  • Engineers, All Other
  • Environmental Engineers
  • Power Plant Operators
Science & Mathematics
  • Atmospheric and Space Scientists
  • Materials Scientists

Pathway Occupation
Health, Safety, & Environmental Management
Logistics Planning & Management Services
Transportation Operations
  • Air Traffic Controllers
  • Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers
Transportation Systems/Infrastructure Planning, Management & Regulation
  • Aerospace Engineers
  • Civil Engineers
  • Civil Engineering Technologists and Technicians
  • Traffic Technicians
  • Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers

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