Aerospace Technologies

An exciting partnership between St. Lucie Public Schools and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU) offers students interested in a career in Aerospace or any Engineering discipline the opportunity to learn from the premiere aviation and aerospace university in the world. Aerospace engineering deals with the design, construction, and study of the science behind the forces and physical properties of aircraft, rockets, and spacecraft.  The field also covers aerodynamic characteristics and behaviors, airfoil, lift, drag, and other engineering-related concepts.

Program Offered At
Potential Industry Certifications / Credentials

  • Small UAS Safety Certification

Areas of Study

  • Classroom studies include Aerospace Engineering and aspects of ALL Engineering disciplines. ERAU classes include Aeronautics and Engineering.
  • Students are dual-enrolled in ERAU and FPC earning college credit for these courses at no cost to the parent.
  • FPC’s Aerospace and Engineering Academy’s is open to qualifying average to above average students interested in careers related to science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
  • Students need a proven mathematics background.
  • Students earn college credit and build a college transcript that is undifferentiated from a university student on campus at ERAU in Daytona Beach.
  • Students undertake challenging coursework in math, science, aviation and engineering, explore a variety of STEM careers, develop problem solving skills, and learn college success strategies
  • Students develop skills needed to succeed to college graduation and high-paying jobs in a thrilling and dynamic industry.
  • Partnerships with local businesses and organizations provide students with opportunities to explore the Aerospace and other engineering career fields while in high school.

This program supports students' college and career readiness. Students are college and career ready when they have the knowledge, skills, and academic preparation needed to enroll and succeed in college credit-bearing courses within an associate or bachelor degree program without the need for remediation. Students need these same attributes and levels of achievement to enter and succeed in post-secondary workforce education or to enter a career path offering a living wage and future advancement.