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C3 Aviation Pathway

Last Updated: 1/27/2023 5:50 PM

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C3 Aviation Pathway    

Unmanned Aircraft Systems & Flight Operations


Have you ever dreamt about flying? Interested in drones? Looking to pursue a career in the Aerospace Industry? Air Traffic Controller, Flight Attendant, Aerospace Engineer, Aircraft Mechanic, Airport Management, Aircraft Accident Investigations? Film Industry?

Well, join the Aviation Pathway @ C3!



This course is designed as the foundational course for both the Aviation Maintenance and Flight Operations pathways. Students will gain a fundamental knowledge base in aviation history and regulations, the basic principles of flight, aerospace careers, and factors influencing work systems, aerospace technologies, and basic aviation meteorology. These concepts can later be applied to various aerospace occupations. Classroom and lab activities will ensure students thoroughly understand the aerospace environment. The prerequisite for this course is advisor approval.

Navigation and Communication are essential to the safe operation of aircraft within the airspace system. This course provides a foundation that enables the student to apply the basics of aircraft navigation and utilize efficient communication methods for safe aircraft operations. The prerequisite for this course is Fundamentals of Aerospace.

This course provides a foundation to prepare a student to earn a commercial license to pilot an unmanned aircraft system. Topics discussed include weather and the effects of weather on an unmanned aircraft; types and uses of unmanned aircraft; pre-flight planning and checks; FAA requirements; technology and remote instrumentation; radio communications, and much more. Students will have an opportunity to earn their remote pilot license by taking and successfully passing the FAA Part 107 Exam.


Atmospheric dynamics and concepts are addressed to build a meteorological foundation that will enable students to understand environmental variables that create and change the earth’s weather. Meteorological techniques will be used in analyzing, charting, and forecasting weather patterns and students will apply learned skills to the aeronautical needs and procedures of the air transportation industry. The prerequisite for this course is Flight Operations I.


After completion of all four courses,

students will have the opportunity to take the FAA Part 107 Remote Pilot Exam and the FAA Private Pilot Exam.


Bus transportation to and from the ACTIVE Academy is a possibility. Please make sure you annotate your needs on the application.