Registration for our 2018/2019 school year is now OPEN.

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!



Interested in registering for Aeronautical Science Pathway?
Click the button below to complete an ASP Inquiry Form.

ASP Inquiry Form

2018/2019 tentative School Year Course Dates

September 5, 2018 to February 1, 2019
Following the Highline Public Schools' schedule.

February 4, 2018 to June 20, 2019
Following the Highline Public Schools' schedule.

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!

Aeronautical Science Pathway Flier

ASP 2016-2017 class video

2016 Aeronautical Science Pathway video

Year 1 Students:

Courses are completed one section at a time
First Semester: Sept. 5 - Feb 1, 2019

AVIA 103: Aviation History and Careers
AVIA 109: Intro to Unmanned Aerial Systems
AVIA 111: Private Pilot Ground School

Second Semester: Sept. 5 - Feb 1, 2019

AVIA 112: Aircraft Systems
AVIA 123: Aviation Weather/Meteorology
AVIA 129: Unmanned Vehicle Basics

Year 2 Students:

First Semester: Sept. 5 - Feb 1, 2019

AVIA 110: Airline Operations
AVIA 217: Aviation Security
AVIA 270: Air Traffic Control

Second Semester: Sept. 5 - Feb 1, 2019

AVIA 211: Aerodynamics for Pilots
AVIA 212: Aviation Safety and Human Factors
AVIA 214: Airport Management

"B" or better earns 5 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!

Registration & Other Documents

2017-2018 ASP Registration Packet