Air + Space Academy
Lexington Catholic’s Air + Space Program officially began in the fall of 2016 in response to the growing need to fill positions in the aviation job market. Air + Space is a four-year program that works with Morehead State University and Eastern Kentucky University with dual credit opportunities in aviation and space science. Beginning as freshman, students take an introductory course, foundations of aerospace, followed by sophomore year ground school training in fundamentals of Aerospace. Junior year is a physics based course with an emphasis on the physics of flight, weather and climate, topography, and communications. As seniors, providing they meet the academic admission requirements, the students will have the opportunity to take dual credit classes with Morehead State and/or Eastern Kentucky University. The program is designed to introduce students to the fundamentals of both aviation and space science. Students are introduced to career paths in basic mechanical principles, piloting, air traffic control, aircraft maintenance, space systems engineering, and astronomy.
Goals of the program:
-To help students find their interest in aerospace and support them in preparing for a career in aerospace.
-Support roles in the aviation community.
-Guide students in attaining licensing for the following: Private pilot
-Expose students to industrial arts such welding, small engine repair, and simplel circuit repare.