Moore Public Schools, in partnership with the Oklahoma State Department of CareerTech, and the MPS Curriculum Department are pleased to announce that starting in the Fall 2023 semester, Aviation (Remote Pilot) and Aircraft (Aircraft Maintenance) courses will be offered as learning pathways for our high school students.
Aviation is Oklahoma’s second leading industry, creating a huge job demand that pays higher than average wages. Upon completion of the program, high school students may obtain beginner-level aviation credentials. Additionally, our partner in education, Moore Norman Technology Center, is developing additional aviation programs that can lead to even further credentialing opportunities for our students after graduation.
Our long-term vision is to offer Aviation I - IV, and Aircraft I - IV. Courses must be taken sequentially, and each course takes one school year to complete. Therefore, only Aviation I and Aircraft I are offered during the 2023-2024 school year. In the coming years there will be two aviation pathways of sequential coursework available for students:
- Aviation: Remote Pilot
- Aircraft: Aircraft Maintenance
Descriptions for the first courses in each sequence may be found in the 2023-24 High School Course Catalog.
Courses Available in the 2023-24 School Year:
The curriculum for both programs is provided and developed as follows:
- Aviation I-IV – You Can Fly
- Curriculum developed by Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association (AOPA)
- Aircraft I-IV – Choose Aerospace
- Curriculum developed by Choose Aerospace (chooseaerospace.org)
Aircraft I (Not Computer Credit) Regulations & Ground Operations
In this course, students use computer technology to learn safety, ground operations, and servicing, hand tools and measuring devices, weight and balance, mathematics, and physics for aviation. This course aligns to:
- FAA-ACS-AM-IF-GOS – Safety, Ground Operations, and Servicing
- FAA-ACS-AM-IKHTM – Hand Tools and Measuring Devices
- FAA-ACSAM-IC-WAB – Weight and Balance
- FAA-ACS-AM-IHMAT - Mathematics
- FAA-ACS-AM-IJ-PFA - Physics for Aviation
- This course introduces students to the A&P Mechanic Certification Process
In this course, students look at the problem-solving practices and innovative leaps that transformed space exploration from the unimaginable to the common in a single generation. Students will gain historical and modern perspectives, starting from the earliest flying machines and leading to the wide variety of modern aircraft and the integral role they play in making today’s world work. Students will begin to drill down into the various sectors of aviation and the elements that make up the aviation and aerospace ecosystem. Students are exposed to a variety of career options in aviation and aerospace, and take an in-depth look at career opportunities available including remote aircraft pilot (drones) and private aircraft pilot.
Future Aviation & Aircraft Course Offerings Outlook:
- Aviation II and Aircraft II will be offered during the 2024-2025 school year
- Aviation III and Aircraft III will be offered during the 2025-2026 school year
- Aviation IV and Aircraft IV will be offered during the 2026-2027 school year
Important Enrollment Notes:
- Students interested in one of these two programs will need to enroll in Aviation I or Aircraft I when completing their freshman high school enrollment information for the 2023-24 school year.
Course descriptions for Aviation I and Aircraft I can be found in the high school course catalog on page 39. Read descriptions here.
- Aviation II and III, and Aircraft II and III will count as Computer Science Credits.
- Aviation and Aircraft II and III can take the place of two (2) World Language graduation requirements.
For questions, email
Career Tech Director Jimmy Martin at firstname.lastname@example.org
Career Tech Coordinator Micah Willeford at email@example.com