Student and plane


Have you always loved the idea of flying? Then the Aviation Academy may be just the program for you! This one year program opens the doors for students that have the desire and passion to be involved in any aspect of the aviation industry.

Content areas in this program include; weather, air space, aerodynamics, aircraft systems, performance charts, physics, flight planning, Air Traffic Controller communications and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulations. In this ground school program, you will also hear from guest speakers in a variety of roles in the industry and attend field trips for hands-on learning experiences.

Careers in this industry are endless and the job outlook is very encouraging with several jobs in this career field expecting an 8-14% increase through 2022. Some of the career that you can explore include: commercial pilot, air traffic controller, flight instructor, aircraft design, aircraft mechanic, aviation safety inspector, airport management, aerospace or aeronautical engineer, airport security/law enforcement, aviation lawyer, dispatcher or airport grounds crew member.

Through a partnership with Crosswinds Aviation, you will have the option of earning your private pilots license at your own expense outside of class time at the Livingston County Airport in Howell. This opportunity can save students who plan to continue their study of aviation in college, thousands of dollars in the long run.

Available Courses

School Program Instructor Contact High School Credit Post Secondary Credit
Crosswinds AviationJulie Liberti517-552-1101
ElectiveNorthwestern Michigan College