Aerospace Engineering

JRTI is adding a new STEM offering to our already impressive list of high school technical programs. Starting in the 2020-2021 school year, you can get a jump on your education in engineering in our hands-on learning environment. If you’re thinking about pursuing an engineering degree in college, don’t miss this opportunity!

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The Aerospace Engineering program of study is designed to prepare students for careers and further study in aerospace technologies and related industries. The program’s four‐course sequence will provide students with the opportunity to apply concepts and principles of atmospheric flight and space flight to authentic situations with an emphasis on propulsion systems, ballistic projectiles, airplane wing design, aerodynamic forces, pneumatic projectiles, and quality management and enhance their knowledge of space through a series of projects that include in‐depth research, concept application and prototype development.

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The Aerospace Engineering program will also develop technological literacy and stimulate interest in pursuing a career in aerospace engineering or related fields. While the program does not specifically provide projects in aviation mechanics, the knowledge and skills students learn and apply will enhance their success in postsecondary aviation studies. Students will learn to work in teams, think critically, identify problems, propose solutions, read and comprehend complex technical materials, and communicate understanding effectively in written, oral and electronic formats. They will apply math and science concepts and use technology to effectively solve real‐world, challenging problems. Through project‐based learning, students explore aerospace technologies and learn to apply those habits of behavior unique to the field.

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Example job titles
Aeronautical Engineer, Mechanical Engineer, Aircraft/Spacecraft Designer, Data Processing Manager, Military Aerospace Engineer, Inspector and Compliance Officer, Aeronautical Drafter, Aerospace Technician, Mission or Payload Specialist

Related College Programs
Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Physics, Mathematics, Space Studies

Course Descriptions

Students will receive weighted credit for grades earned in these courses. Dual credit and/or articulation agreements will be available to students who successfully complete this course.

For the first year of this program, students can be scheduled in either AM or PM. It is strongly recommended that students have successfully completed honors mathematics and/or English prior to enrolling in this program.

1540 AC Aerospace Engineering I
A one‐credit course designed to prepare students for careers and further study in aerospace technologies and related industries. Students apply fundamental concepts and principles of atmospheric flight to authentic situations. Emphasis is placed on propulsion systems, ballistic projectiles, and airplane wing design.

1541 AC Aerospace Engineering II
A one‐credit course designed to deepen students’ preparation for careers and further study in aerospace technologies and related industries. Students apply advanced principles and theories of flight to authentic projects related to atmospheric and space flight. Emphasis is placed on pneumatic projectiles, aerodynamic forces, and quality management. The prerequisite for this course is Fundamentals of Aerospace Technology.

1542 AC Aerospace Engineering III
A one‐credit course that allows students to further enhance their knowledge of space through a series of projects that include in‐depth research, concept application, and prototype development. Students will develop a capstone project, complete a prototype and defend its development before a selected audience. The prerequisites for this course are Fundamentals of Aerospace Technology and Advanced Aerospace Technology.

1543 AC Aerospace Engineering IV
A one‐credit course designed to enhance students’ knowledge of flight. Students will be engaged in projects that require extensive research, concept application, and prototype development. The capstone project will be presented and defended before a select panel of reviewers. The prerequisites for this course are Fundamentals of Aerospace Technology and Advanced Aerospace Technology.