Aviation Course Descriptions

HN Electrical Engineering

This course takes the previously learned talents of a mathematically-inclined student and applies numerical skill to creative engineering.  The student in this program is considering engineering as a “career skill” by employing academic components that develop analytical platforms which promulgate the talents of global markets.  With unique levels of thought students learn to convert highly-technical word problems into math equations that satisfy the conditions of an “original equation” which when simplified, using laws of Boolean algebra and DeMorganization, impose theoretical implications onto the reality of a design.   The student designer is required to perform a hardware analysis to determine cost advantages of simplifications and outline the best approach to fabricate.  Projects focus on many aviation-related topics and all designs are required to be tested with valid input in the appropriate number system that sustains credible results.

HN Introduction to Flight (AOPA Curriculum)

In this Introduction to Flight Course, students will begin with an exploration of the types of aircraft in use today before going on to learn 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 conclude with a focus on career skills related to these topics. Students will be introduced to co-curricular aviation events and organizations where junior flight opportunities and entry level certifications are offered.  

HN Aeronautical Knowledge

This semester course introduces students to the basic knowledge necessary to function safely and competently in the flight environment. Topics include, but are not limited to airplane components, aerodynamics principles of flight, aircraft instruments and systems,performance prediction, and weight and balance control. This course introduces students to the flight environment including airports, airspace, aeronautical charts, ATC services, navigation aids, VFR and FR operations, approach and departure procedures, FAA regulations, and the Airman’s Information Manual. Additionally, the course covers basic weather theory, weather and forecast reports, pilotage, dead reckoning, communication procedures, flight planning, decision making, human factors and aviation physiology.

HN Aviation Weather

This semester course introduces students to the reading and interpretation of weather reports and charts as well as theories of meteorological processes and their impact on aviation. Students will analyze weather factors decisive to safe flight operations. Topics include but are not limited to aviation weather fundamentals, atmospheric circulation systems, aviation weather resources and weather hazards.