Drones & Aviation

Program Overview

This exciting NEW program will give students an opportunity to explore Oklahoma’s second-largest industry – Aviation. Drone technology has given rise to many new career opportunities, and the age requirement to receive a commercial drone pilot license is just 16 years old! You will learn how to fly, build and engage in python coding to program drones, understand drone technology, collect data, and learn about pathways to various job certifications in aviation. Students will also get hands-on experience in drone applications such as photography, videography, 3D modeling, and thermal imaging.

The Drones & Aviation program:

  • Promotes science, technology, engineering, and math skills that prepare you for the future of aviation and aerospace.
  • Supports the development of technology skills future-focused employers desire.
  • Develops critical thinking, collaboration, and communication skills.
  • Offers the opportunity to earn the FAA Part 107 license which will allow applicants to enter the military at a higher pay rate, entering as an E2 rather than an E1. Students MUST earn this license during their first year at TCT to return for a second year.

At check in, you must present valid, current, government-issued photo identification including a photo, date of birth, signature, and residential address. U.S. Citizens or Resident Aliens must present at minimum one ID that includes all requirements. Foreign applicants must present at minimum both a valid passport and a secondary form of government-issued photo identification.

“I like the environment here. It feels like actual work experience.” – Drew C.

Program Courses

Introduction to Aviation
Aerospace Studies
Aircraft Systems and Performance
Drone Operations
Careers Using Drones
Capstone Project

Career Opportunities

Visual Observer
Drone Pilot
Pilot, Co-Pilot
Air Traffic Controller
Aircraft and Avionics Mechanic
Airport Manager
Transportation Security Screener
Airfield Operations Specialist
Aeronautical Engineer
Safety Inspector
Flight Instructor
Aviation Engineers
Aerospace Engineer
Flight Attendants


Remote Pilot Certification (FAA Part 107 Unmanned Pilot License)

High School Credit

First-Year Students: 4 Elective Credits
First-Year Students: 2 Computer Science Credits are Available Through Aviation 1 and Aviation 3.
Second-Year Students: 3 Elective Credits & 1 Unit of Computer Technology (Multimedia Image Management)

Student Organizations

Technology Student Association (TSA)

Working together to lead in a technical world! TSA is an organization dedicated to promoting STEM and leadership through competitions for every student in the United States. To learn more, visit OKTSA.org.

Have Questions?

Reach out to Braden.

He’s our High School Student Success Advisor. He’s a master at helping students find their perfect Tri County Tech program. Braden works with the counselors at our partner schools to help students apply to Tri County Tech.

Braden is available to answer any program and application questions you may have! Ask your counselor about Tri County Tech programs today.

Braden Schovanec
High School Student Success Advisor

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