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Aeronautical Science Pathway

A Program for High School Juniors and Seniors
in the Puget Sound Region

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Interested in registering for the 2022-2023 school year?

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2021/2022 School Year Course Dates

Following the Highline Public Schools' schedule.
(2022/2023 Dates Coming Soon)

Monday through Thursday | 3:45 to 6 PM
In-class with additional 3.5 hours per week of online learning.


The Aeronautical Science Pathway (ASP) program is designed for high school juniors and seniors who want to become Professional Pilots or work in one of many Aviation Operations Management fields, such as Unmanned Aerial Systems, Air Traffic Control, Airport Management, or Airline Dispatch.

Six college level courses will be embedded within each yearlong course, all which are core to earning an Associate and a Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Aeronautical Science at Green River College. In addition to academic/technical content, this course includes a strong leadership component. Students will learn how to best prepare for job interviews, how to work most effectively in teams and assume key leadership roles, and how to successfully participate in competitive events. Mentoring by industry leaders and connection to internship experiences, as well as scholarship opportunities to continue post high school education and flight training, will be key benefits of the program. And, there will be lots of opportunities to participate in aviation events and meet leaders in the industry!

Year 1 Students:

First Semester:

AVIA 112: Aircraft Systems
AVIA 111: Private Pilot Ground School
AVIA 123: Aviation Weather/Meteorology

Second Semester:

AVIA 103: Aviation History and Careers
AVIA 107: Drone Operations
AVIA 210: Aviation and the Law

Year 2 Students:

First Semester:

AVIA 212: Aviation Safety and Human Factors
AVIA 211: Aerodynamics for Pilots
AVIA 110: Airline Operations

Second Semester:

AVIA 270: Air Traffic Control
AVIA 214: Airport Management and Operations
AVIA 217: Aviation Security

"B" or better earns 5 college credits per course | up to 30 possible credits

Course Credit Per Year

High School: 3.0 credits/year are recorded on a Grade Report by Puget Sound Skills Center in the Highline School District. A copy of your grade report will then be forwarded to your high school. Your high school will be responsible for adding the credits to your official High School transcript.

College: 30 credits/year earned through Green River College (GRC). Students must attend the entire year to be eligible for college credits.


The Museum of Flight
9404 E. Marginal Way South, Seattle, Washington 98108

Located on Boeing Field and surrounded by more than 200 aviation-related businesses and organizations, the Museum is an ideal location for this aviation course. The Museum itself is an unparalleled learning laboratory with iconic aircraft, flight simulators, a space gallery, a career center, and over 200 volunteers who serve as docents; all of whom have rich backgrounds as pilots, engineers, astronauts, innovators, scientists, flight attendants and crew members, airline and airport managers, educators, and in other related fields. Imagine the value of being immersed in an environment that includes all this and more—one that makes learning relevant and applicable and simply could not be matched by any other institution of learning. And…it’s a fun place to be!

Volunteering & Mentoring

Interested in volunteering or mentoring with Aeronautical Science Pathway? Just fill out our volunteer form to get started.

Education Volunteer Inquiry Form