Earn high school and college credit FREE! while taking a full schedule at your resident high school if you so choose.

A fast track to a high demand career as a Professional Pilot or in a field of Aviation Operations Management!

Registration for the 2017/2018 School Year has begun.
If you are interested in registering for Aeronautical Science Pathway 2017/2018, please join us for an ASP Information Night on Thursday, July 20 from 6 to 7:30 PM at The Museum of Flight. Sign-up for the ASP Information Night by clicking the button below:

Info Night Sign-up

2017/2018 School Year Course Dates

September 6, 2017 to June 22, 2018
Follows the Highline Public Schools' schedule.

Meeting Times

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 posthigh 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!

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Year 1: 2016-2017

1st Semester

AVIA 103
Aviation History and Careers

AVIA 109
Intro to Unmanned Aerial Systems

AVIA 111
Private Pilot Ground School

5 credits per course | 15 credits total

2nd Semester

AVIA 112
Aircraft Systems

AVIA 123
Aviation Weather/Meteorology

AVIA 129
Unmanned Vehicle Basics

5 credits per course | 15 credits total

Year 2: 2017-2018

1st Semester

AVIA 211
Aerodynamics for Pilots

AVIA 217
Aviation Security

AVIA 270
Air Traffic Control

5 credits per course | 15 credits total

2nd Semester

AVIA 110
Airline Operations

AVIA 212
Aviation Safety and Human Factors

AVIA 214
Airport Management

5 credits per course | 15 credits total

Course Credit

High School: 3.0 credits recorded on a transcript by Puget Sound Skills Center in the Highline School District; a copy of your transcript will then be forwarded to your resident high school.

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!