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PRINCIPLES OF AVIATION AND AEROSPACE (A8854/A8854SM) Grade 9
The course provides the foundation for both pathways and gives students a clear understanding of career opportunities in aviation and aerospace and the critical issues affecting the industry. Students will learn about engineering practices, problem-solving, and the innovations and technological developments that have made today's aviation and aerospace industries possible. Students will also begin to drill down into the various sectors of aviation and the elements that make up the aerospace ecosystem. They will discover how advances in aviation created a need for regulation and learn about the promulgation of civil aviation oversight. Students will explore modern innovations and develop innovative ideas to address the aviation industry's real-world challenges. They will be exposed to various career options in aviation and aerospace and take an in-depth look at available opportunities.

INTRODUCTION TO FLIGHT AND AIRCRAFT SYSTEM (A1163/A1163SM) Grade 10
Students pursuing the Pilot and UAS tracks will look closely at the aircraft they may one day operate. Students will begin with an exploration of the types of aircraft in use today before learning how aircraft are made and how they fly. Students will understand how aircraft are categorized, be able to identify their parts, and learn about aircraft construction techniques and materials. They will gain an in-depth understanding of the forces of flight—lift, weight, thrust, and drag—including how to make key calculations. They will then touch on aircraft design, looking at stability, aircraft controls, and maneuvering flight. The course will focus on career skills related to these topics. Students will look in-depth at the systems that make crewed and uncrewed aircraft work. Beginning with aircraft powerplants and fuel systems, students will learn about the options available and how they affect aircraft design and performance. They will explore other key aircraft systems, including electrical, pitot-static, and vacuum systems. Throughout the course, they will learn about the flight instruments associated with each system and how to identify and troubleshoot common problems. This unit also covers aircraft flight manuals and required aircraft documents. Finally, students will learn about the factors that affect aircraft performance and how to determine critical operating data for aircraft.

THE FLYING ENVIRONMENT AND FLIGHT PLANNING (A1037/A1037SM) Grade 11
This course is foundational for both crewed and uncrewed aviation. It will prepare students to take either Federal Aviation Administration tests: the Private Pilot Knowledge Test or the Part 107 Remote Pilot Knowledge Test. Topics include preflight procedures, airspace, radio communications, aviation terminology, regulations, airport operations, aviation safety, weather, cockpit management, and emergency procedures. The Flight Planning course will cover the remaining topics necessary for students to take the Federal Aviation Administration's Private Pilot Knowledge Test. Students will learn about pilot and aircraft qualifications, cross-country flight planning, weight and balance, performance and limitations, human factors, chart use, night operations, navigation systems, and aeronautical decision-making. Students will be provided the opportunity to participate in multiple practice examinations. At the end of this course, a school may choose to arrange for students to take the Federal Aviation Administration's Private Pilot written exam.

CAPSTONE EXPERIENCE (A1036/A1036SM) Grade 12
Students will examine advanced aviation topics and career options after preparing for the Private Pilot Knowledge Test or Part 107 Remote Pilot Test in the previous year. Instrument flight, commercial aviation, and advanced aircraft systems begin the semester. Looking into the future, students will then explore new horizons in the aerospace industry. What might aviation look like five, ten, or twenty years into the future? The focus then turns to business development opportunities in aviation. The capstone course is the culmination of the student learning experience. The students will work individually or in small groups to study and report on an aviation topic of their choosing. The goal of this capstone course is to allow students to demonstrate an understanding of a contemporary topic in aviation. The curriculum will include presentations and activities to help guide student research and project development.

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SMART MANUFACTURING AND QUALITY CONTROL (A2050/A2050SM) Grade Level 9, 10, 11, 12
This course introduces students to entry-level operations and assembly of modern production environments that use Industry 4.0 automation technologies, factory floor automation equipment, and processes. Included in this foundations class are basic safety, hand tools, concepts & terminology of SMART Manufacturing, reading blueprints, and schematic reading. In preparation for the application of manufacturing theory, students will study precision measurement, basic setup, adjustment, and operation of manual and automated machines, combined with basic robot operation and terminology. The class will explore how electric, pneumatics and sensor systems are essential to manufacturing. This is basic preparation to demonstrate the manufacturing side of the industry and how to monitor production via HMI, Internet, Ethernet, and Smartphones. Students may have the opportunity to test for both CPT and CPT+ certifications.

ADVANCED OPERATIONS PROGRAMMING (A2051/A2051SM) Grade Level 9, 10, 11, 12
This course introduces students to modern production environments that use Industry 4.0 automation technologies, factory floor automation, and programming. These automated technology systems include SMART Manufacturing System Metrics, computer controlled machines, Ethernet Network Operations Mechatronic Systems Programming, Mechanical systems, Hydraulic Systems Programmable Controller, HMI Interface, robotics, CNC Programming, and the set-up and operation of these systems in the production and manufacturing of an industry product.

ROBOTIC SYSTEMS AND INDUSTRY 4.0 APPLICATIONS (A2052/A2052SM) Accelerated Credits. Grade Level 9, 10, 11, 12
This course teaches students robotic systems operation, which includes concepts and terminology of robots, robot setup and adjustment, robot operations & basic programming, and robot fixtures/end-of-arm tooling types & selection. This course integrates the robotic side of manufacturing by using robot smart manufacturing concepts, robot-Ethernet network communications, Robot I/O Device & PLC System Interfacing, and Robot Monitoring & Cycle Time Optimization.

DATA ANALYTICS; ADVANCED TURNING AND MILLING (A2053/A2053SM) Accelerated Credits, Grade Level 9, 10, 11, 12
This course exposes students to manufacturing concepts, including the Concepts of Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), PLC Ethernet Messaging Communications, PLC Ethernet Messaging Communications, and Operation Barcode & RFID Programming. Manufacturing and production will be monitored using Smart Sensor Programming & Operation, Managed Ethernet Switch Configuration & Operation, Variable Frequency Drive Programming, SQL Database Systems, Data Analytics & Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES), and Lean Manufacturing & System Optimization. Students will be able to successfully machine parts by operating a computer numerical control (CNC) machine, maintaining quality and safety standards, keeping records, maintaining equipment and supplies, and performing routine preventative maintenance. Students have the opportunity to earn NIMS (National Institute for Metalworking Skills) Machining Level I certification.

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PRINCIPLES OF ENGINEERING (A854/A854SM) Grade Level 9, 10, 11, 12
Principles of Engineering is a broad-based survey course to help students understand engineering and engineering technology and identify career possibilities. Theoretical and hands-on problem-solving activities are emphasized. This class can be used as the Technology Credit for graduation.

AEROSPACE (A863/A863SM) Accelerated Credit, Grade Level 11, 12
The major focus of this course is to expose students to the world of aeronautics, flight, and engineering through the fields of aeronautics, aerospace engineering, and related areas of study. Lessons engage students in engineering design problems related to aerospace information systems, astronautics, rocketry, propulsion, the physics of space science, space life sciences, the biology of space science, principles of aeronautics, structures and materials, and systems engineering. Students work in teams utilizing hands-on activities, projects, and problems and are exposed to various situations faced by aerospace engineers. In addition, students use 3D design software to help design solutions to proposed problems. Students design intelligent vehicles to learn about documenting their projects, solving problems, and communicating their solutions to their peers and members of the professional community.

ENGINEERING DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT (A858/A858SM) Accelerated Credit, Grade Level 12
Engineering Design and Development involves two-to-four-person teams that research an open-ended problem and then design and construct a solution to it. Each team must submit progress reports and a final research paper. The team members then defend the solution with an oral presentation before an outside review panel.

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PRINCIPLES OF ENGINEERING (A2110/A2110SM) Grade Level 11, 12
Principles of Engineering enables students to explore the entire product development process that fosters creativity and problem-solving abilities. Students will also focus on infrastructure design and developing sustainability that focuses on sustainable practices

CIVIL ENGINEERING AND ARCHITECTURE (CEA) (A2056/A2056SM) Accelerated Credits, Grade Level 11, 12
This course provides an overview and understanding of the history, influence, and impact in the fields of Civil Engineering and Architecture while allowing students to use state-of-the-art software to solve real-world problems and communicate solutions to hands-on projects and activities. Students will often work in teams to apply various Engineering concepts (Site Discovery, Regulations, and a Generic Viability Analysis). Students will also understand the basics of structural engineering, prepare presentations, and have peer reviews of team and individual work. I put a strikethrough and highlighted them. Prerequisite: Completion of Principles of Engineering

ENGINEERING DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT (EDD) (A2057/A2057SM) Accelerated Credits, Grade Level 11, 12
This capstone course enables students to apply what they have learned in academic and pre-engineering courses as they complete challenging, self-directed projects. Students work in teams to design and build solutions to authentic engineering problems while having an engineer from the school’s partnership team mentor each student team. Student teams work to report progress to their peers, mentor, and instructor and exchange constructive criticism and consultation. At the end of the course, teams present their research paper and defend their projects to a panel of engineers, business leaders, and engineering college educators for professional review and feedback. This course equips students with the skills that they will need in postsecondary education and careers in Engineering and Engineering technology. Prerequisite: Completion of Engineering Design and Development

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PRINCIPLES OF ENGINEERING (A854/A854SM) Grade Level 11, 12
Principles of Engineering is a broad-based survey course to help students understand engineering and engineering technology and identify career possibilities. Theoretical and hands-on problem-solving activities are emphasized. This class can be used as the Technology Credit for graduation.

COMPUTER INTEGRATED MANUFACTURING (CIM) III (A857/A857SM) Accelerated Credit, Grade Level 11, 12
This pathway course teaches the fundamentals of computerized manufacturing technology. It builds on the solid modeling skills developed in the Introduction to Engineering Design course. Students use 3-D computer software to solve design problems. They assess their solutions through mass propriety analysis (the relationship of design, function, and materials), modify their designs, and use prototyping equipment to produce 3-D models. Students will also have the chance to program robots to handle materials in assembly-line operations.

ENGINEERING DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT (A858/A858SM) Accelerated Credit, Grade Level 11, 12
Engineering Design and Development involves two-to-four-person teams that research an open-ended problem and then design and construct a solution to it. Each team must submit progress reports and a final research paper. The team members then defend the solution with an oral presentation before an outside review panel.