Find Your Story in Aviation

More than ever before, the field of aviation is increasing in size due to the advancements in aviation technology and national security. The Aviation Academy focuses on both of these, and in doing so, carries out an integral part of the Federal Aviation Administration’s mission: to promote an awareness of aviation. Instilling interest in aviation at an early age will ensure the continued growth of the aviation field. For the well trained, jobs are available with major air carriers, as well with a large number of smaller providers of air services supporting the aviation industry.

Articulation Agreements

College credits may be attained through Embry Riddle Aeronautical University and UVSC Aviation through enrollment in the Aviation Academy.


Year One: FAA theory portion of Private Pilot License
Year Two: FAA theory portion of Airframe and Powerplant


The Aviation Academy’s curriculum adheres to strict Federal Aviation Administration guidelines. The course uses two FAA approved manuals. The first year centers on the Private Pilot Land Ground Instruction text with the second year using the Airframe and Powerplant text. The third year will use a combination of both texts and practical experience.

Year One

Examination of the principles of aerodynamics, analyze weather formation and hazards to aircraft operations, examine the various types of navigation, and log time in a dual seat flight simulator. Upon completion of Ground Flight Instruction, students may sit for the FAA written exam. Successful completion of the FAA written exam satisfies the theory portion of the Private Pilot License. Flight Maneuver lessons may begin at anytime during this process through an FAA approved flight school at the discretion and obligation of the student’s parents or guardians.

Year Two

Provides a deeper understanding of aircraft systems. Students analyze aircraft materials, ground operations procedures, and safely evaluate basic avionics circuits. Students apply math and basic physics skills to aviation maintenance technology. Other areas within the aviation field are examined including Air Traffic Control, Airport Security, Airport Management, and Airline Operations.

Year Three

The students have the option of either completing an internship in their area of interest or further exploring any content area previously covered. Some cooperating site options are TF Green Airport Management Group, Southwest Airlines, United Airlines, Delta Airlines, and Horizon Aviation.