Aerospace Engineering - METSA

R. L. Turner High School
Aerospace Engineering
Business & Industry or STEM Endorsement

This four year plan can be used as an example to help plan your high school career.

subject 9th Grade 10th Grade 11th Grade 12th grade
Language Arts English English English English
Math Math Math Math Math
Science Science Science Science Science
Social Studies Social Studies Social Studies Social Studies Social Studies
CTE Courses

Principles of Applied Engineering
Introduction to Engineering Design
(1 credit)

Project Based Research
(1 Credit)

Engineering Design & Problem Solving
(1 Credit)

Practicum in STEM
(2 credits)
Additional Elective        
Additional Elective        
Additional Elective        

Additional Graduation Requirements:

  • Foreign Language (2 credits)
  • Physical Education (1 credit)
  • Fine Arts (1 credit)
  • Health (1/2 credit)

Possible Industry Based Certifications:

  • Autodesk Certified Professional or User (ACU)-Inventor
  • Certified SolidWorks Associate (CSWA)

  • Certified Engineering Technician-Audio Systems

occupations median wage annual openings % growth
Aerospace Engineers $110,843 481 9%
Industrial Engineers $97,074 1,263 10%
Mechanical Engineers $91,107 1,535 11%
Chemical Engineers $112,819 474 9%
Electrical Engineers $98,405 1,137 10%

The Engineering program of study focuses on the design, development, and use of engines, machines, and structures. CTE learners will learn how to apply science, mathematical methods, and empirical evidence to the innovation, design, construction, operation, and maintenance of different manufacturing systems.

Recommended Course Sequence

Principles of Applied Engineering

Principles of Applied Engineering provides an overview of the various fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics and their interrelationships. Students will develop engineering communication skills, which include computer graphics, modeling, and presentations, by using a variety of computer hardware and software applications to complete assignments and projects. Upon completing this course, students will understand the various fields of engineering and will be able to make informed career decisions. Further, students will have worked on a design team to develop a product or system. Students will use multiple software applications to prepare and present course assignments.


Introduction to Engineering Design - PLTW

Uses a problem-solving model to improve existing products and invent new ones. Students learn how to apply this model to solve problems in and out of the classroom. Using sophisticated three dimensional modeling software, students communicate the details of the products. Emphasis is placed on analyzing potential solutions and communicating ideas to others.

Project Based Research

Project-Based Research is a course for students to research a real-world problem. Students are matched with a mentor from the business or professional community to develop an original project on a topic related to career interests. Students use scientific methods of investigation to conduct in-depth research, compile findings, and present their findings to an audience that includes experts in the field. To attain academic success, students must have opportunities to learn, reinforce, apply, and transfer their knowledge and skills in a variety of settings.

Engineering Design & Problem Solving

The Engineering Design and Problem-Solving course is the creative process of solving problems by identifying needs and then devising solutions. The solution may be a product, technique, structure, or process depending on the problem. Science aims to understand the natural world, while engineering seeks to shape this world to meet human needs and wants. Engineering design takes into consideration limiting factors or "design under constraint." Various engineering disciplines address a broad spectrum of design problems using specific concepts from the sciences and mathematics to derive a solution.

Practicum in Science, Technology, Engineering & Math

Practicum in STEM is designed to give students supervised practical application of previously studied knowledge and skills. Practicum experiences can occur in a variety of locations appropriate to the nature and level of experience.