Aerospace Technology I

SCED Code: 21055
Virginia Extended Description: I
Suggested Grade Level: 10, 11, 12
Duration: 36 Weeks
Prerequisite: None
OSHA Compliance Required?: No
Non-Traditional?: F

Aerospace Technology I offers an introduction to the aerospace industry through a hands-on approach and exploration of topics such as flight, space, and supporting technologies. Students explore the aviation and space industries by examining the history of aviation, aerodynamics and aircraft components, flight conditions, airport and flight operations, space systems, rocketry, and living and working in space. 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
  • Aeronautical Drafter
  • Aerospace Engineer
  • Aerospace Engineering Technician
  • Electro-Mechanical Technician
  • Electronics Engineering Technician
  • Engineer
  • Engineering Technician
  • Human Factors Engineer
  • Power Systems Engineer
  • Quality Engineer
Science & Mathematics
  • Atmospheric Scientist
  • Materials Scientist

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

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