The Aviation Technology program is an entry point into a multitude of careers in the aerospace industry, including Airline Pilot, Aerospace Engineer, Unmanned Aircraft Systems Operator (Remote Pilot), Air Traffic Controller, Aviation Maintenance Technician, and Aircraft Assembler. Students will have the opportunity to earn a private pilot ground school certificate, as well as other technical certifications. The program offers both one- and two-year pathways into the aviation industry. These courses combine a broad foundation in aviation science with hours of hands-on flight simulation and with practical experience in unmanned aircraft systems, electronics, and aerospace design and construction processes.
Course Curriculum Includes:
Private Pilot Ground School (FAA Approved)
Aviation Safety and Human Factors
Aviation History and Careers
Basic Flight Instruction (Simulators)
Introduction to Aircraft Systems
Aerospace Environment & Decision Making
Intro to Navigation and Flight Planning
Aerospace Engineering Design Process
National Airspace System
Flight Simulation and Instruction
Advanced Aircraft Systems
Electronics and Avionics
Aluminum Airframe Construction
Astronautics & Aerospace Design
Unmanned Aircraft Systems
Career Planning and Preparation
Aircraft Instrument Flying
Up to 50 college credits towards an aviation degree
3 high school credits each year
High school credit equivalency (1.0 lab science and 1.0 math at the discretion of the sending school district)
Flight instruction utilizing FAA-approved Advanced Aviation Training Devices
Preparation for both post-secondary education and skilled-labor jobs
Exclusive scholarship opportunities
Leadership and competition opportunities
Industry Certifications and Training Opportunities:
OSHA 10 (year 1)
Private Pilot Ground School (year 1)
FAA knowledge test endorsement (Private Pilot: year 1)
FAA Remote Pilot certification (year 2)
Basic Electronics certification (year 2)
Student Pilot License (year 1 or 2)
21st Century Skills certification (year 1 or 2)
Aviation Technology I:
Reading and writing proficiency – 10th grade level
Passed Algebra 1 with a “B-” grade or better both semesters
Excellent attendance record
Aviation Technology II:
Passed Aviation Technology 1 with a “B” or better both semesters. The second year program is a competitive placement program.
On track to complete Aviation Technology 1 with less than 12 absences.
Note: Prerequisites may be waived upon instructor and administrator review. Also, upon acceptance into the program, student and parent/guardian are required to attend the orientation at Cascadia Technical Academy.
Numerous local and national aviation organizations.
Remote Pilot (Unmanned Aircraft Systems Operator)
Air Traffic Control
Aircraft Maintenance Technician
Credit Equivalencies and College Credit:
Click here to learn more about credit equivalencies.
Click here to learn more about the articulation agreements and college credits available for each program.
Program Supply List / Student Costs:
CTA programs require that uniforms, supplies, and other program specific related items be purchased prior to the first day of school. To access the list of this program’s uniform, supply and other program related costs please click here.
Note: It is recommended that all students attending Cascadia Technical Academy have medical insurance. Family medical insurance or student accident insurance is required for students participating in internships or clinicals. Student accident insurance is available through the sending high school.
If you have concerns regarding these expenses, please see Melissa Downing. There are funds available for qualifying students. Ms. Downing can be reached at 360-604-1062 or at Melissa.Downing@evergreenps.org. Ms. Downing is available during the school year when school is in session.