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Engineering Assistant (Aerospace Engineering)

Competency-Based Apprenticeship
Sponsoring Company:
Project Lead the Way
O*Net Code
Rapids Code
Req. Hours
Jul 16, 2021
Jul 16, 2021

Competency-Based Skills

3 skill sets | 40 total skills
Introduction to Aerospace
Create a historical perspective on Aerospace industry and Aerospace technology to provide context for subsequent curriculum lessons
Summarize historical precedence in problem solving
Explain cause and effect relationships in design
Explain that aerospace terminology and expanded history are integral parts of design
Determine the center of gravity location of an aircraft
Explain how aircraft are designed for stability and control
Design and analyze an airfoil considering lift and drag
Use the lift and draft equations to calculate associated forces and conditions
Describe the requirements for a glider to remain stable in flight
Design and construct a glider that meets the design requirements provided by the instructor
Summarize test data to evaluate glider performance against design criteria
Explain the progression of navigation technology and its influence on navigation
Demonstrate aircraft control through the use of a flight simulator
Plan a flight and accurately navigate this plan using a flight simulator
Explain why simulators are valuable tools for preparing pilots to fly aircraft
Use the Global Positioning System, GPS, unit to navigate
Aerospace Design
Research the properties of materials used in the aerospace industry
Calculate and use properties of material
Design and analyze a frame system 3D modeling software
Create composite material
Determine material properties through testing
Design an engine for an aircraft
Determine the thrust of an engine
Design an effective model rocket
Research and investigate rocket engines for use in a rocket
Test a model rocket to perform as predicted
Identify the main propulsion systems and the parts of a rocket engine
Compare the advantages and disadvantages of various rocket systems
Determine individual human factors
Identify applications of human factors in aerospace engineering
Apply human factors in an aerospace engineering design
Explore an aviation accident and report on its causes
Describe the relative sizes of celestial bodies
Apply space law to an accident involving space hardware
Explain how technology development is intertwined into the culture of a nation
Design a space junk mitigation system
Describe the contributions to orbital theory of the discipline’s historical figures
Define the six orbital parameters that describe an orbit
Design and simulate the path of an orbiting body
Calculate the energy of an orbiting body

Technical Instruction

Engineering Assistant (2+2 Engineer Pathway) - 405 req. hrs
Introduction to Engineering/Computer Graphics
College Algebra
College Chemistry I
College Trigonometry
Introduction to Engineering
Analytic Geometry and Calculus I
University Physics I
English Composition I
English Composition II

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