What is Concurrent Enrollment?

Concurrent enrollment, sometimes called “dual enrollment”, provides students with the opportunity to take college credit courses at their high school campus. Students gain exposure to the academic challenges of college while in a supportive high school environment and earn college credit upon successful course completion.

The Institute uses aviation, aerospace and engineering to capture students’ imaginations and motivate them further in their studies. At Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, what we do — and do best — is teach the science, practice and business of the world of aviation, aerospace and engineering. Students take Embry-Riddle courses that will reflect on their college transcripts. The concurrent enrollment courses that are administered at high school reflect the pedagogical, theoretical and philosophical orientation of Embry-Riddle. Our instructors provide discipline-specific learning regarding the course curriculum.

A SMART@ER Concurrent Enrollment Program

  • Our high school instructors are credentialed by the university and meet the academic departments’ requirements for teaching Embry-Riddle courses.
  • Students will save time and money with Embry-Riddle concurrent enrollment.
  • Courses are taught on the high school campus within the high school schedule.
  • Embry-Riddle faculty members visit the participating high schools to ensure courses maintain the college standard.
  • Course work includes preparation for students to obtain industry certifications.
  • Embry-Riddle’s concurrent enrollment program offers a $2,000 scholarship to students who enroll at Embry-Riddle, post high school graduation.
  • High quality professional development and training are an integral part of our program.
School districts can choose from the following available course options. Check with your local high school for their current schedule. Bolded courses are our most popular.

College of Aviation

AS 120 Principles of Aeronautical Science*

An introductory course in Aeronautical Science designed to provide the student with a broad-based aviation orientation in flight-related areas appropriate to all non-Aeronautical Science degree programs. Subjects include historical developments in aviation and the airline industry; theory of flight; airport operations; aircraft systems and performance; elements of air navigation; basic meteorology theory; air traffic principles; flight physiology; and aviation regulations and safety.

AS 121 Private Pilot Operations

This course develops the aeronautical knowledge required for certification as a Private Pilot with an Airplane Single Engine Land rating. Topics include: regulations, safety, pre-solo operations, cross-country planning, airspace, chart use, communications, weather, performance, weight and balance, aerodynamics, and decision-making.

AS 220 Unmanned Aircraft Systems*

This course is a survey of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), emphasizing the military and commercial history, growth, and application of UASs. The course will include basic acquisition, use, and operation of UASs with an emphasis on operations. Pre-requisite: AS 120 or AS 121. 

AS 222 Unmanned Aircraft System Security*

Unmanned Aircraft System Security is a sophomore level seminar course focused on the concepts of UAS security and protection. Through a combination of instructor-led discussion, assigned readings and projects, students will examine the concepts of security engineering, vulnerability and malicious attack. Students will formulate opinions and strategies for protecting systems and assets from danger while understanding the implications of ignoring security concerns. Pre-requisite: AS 220 and AS 235

AS 235 Unmanned Aircraft Systems Operation & Cross Country Data Entry*

This course provides an understanding of the core technologies of unmanned aircraft systems. It will include examinations of the design concepts, power plants, control systems and communication technologies utilized in current unmanned aircraft systems and/or likely to be used in the next few years. Particular attention will be given to the technical capabilities, best applications, and operational best practices of cross-country flight planning for today's UASs. Pre-requisite: AS 220 and AS 120 or AS 121

AS 254 Aviation Legislation

This course examines the evolution of federal civil aviation regulations in the United States. Students will examine the past and present problems prompting regulation of the industry, the resultant safety legislation, airport development, funding, legislation, and international aviation legislation.

AMS 115 Aviation Mathematics and Physics

This course covers the fundamentals of mathematics and physical sciences appropriate to the training of the aviation maintenance technician. The math topics include fractions, decimals, ratio, geometry, formulae, and proportions. The aviation physics topics include atmospheric properties, thermodynamics, fluid power, heat, power, work, basic machines and sound.

AMS 116 Fundamentals of Electricity

This course covers direct and alternating current electricity, electrical circuit design, measuring devices, transformers, solid state, and logic devices. Emphasis is placed on voltage, current, resistance, and impedance relationships. The classroom theory is reinforced with laboratory projects.

AMS 117 Tools, Materials and Processes

This course introduces the student to common and precision measurement tools, aviation hardware, and materials used in aircraft manufacturing, maintenance and repair. Various methods of nondestructive testing are also studied and performed. The course studies the principles of corrosion control and allows the student to apply its theory. Aircraft drawings, blueprints, charts, and graphs are also introduced and applied

AMS 118 Aircraft Familiarization and Regulations

This course is a familiarization course in terminology, basic aerodynamics, and human factors. The course also offers a comprehensive summary of the privileges and limitations of the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR, Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations) parts 43, 65, 91 as well as other regulations pertinent to aircraft maintenance. The course identifies the associated documents, publications, and records applicable to the maintenance technician. AMS 118 also identifies the standards for aircraft ground operation, movement, and associated safety procedures in addition to the concepts and computation of aircraft weight and balance.

SF 201 Introduction to Health, Occupational and Transportation Safety

This course introduces the student to the field of safety and covers basic health, safety, and regulatory issues that apply to aviation and non-aviation business in the United States. Included is a comprehensive health and safety overview of legislative development and enactment of appropriate statutes, regulations, and laws. This course also provides an introduction to hazard recognition, reporting, analysis, and control used in risk management and accident prevention. Additional topics include accident investigation; safety data statistics; ergonomics; security and emergency preparedness; safety culture; aircraft systems; air traffic control; and workers' compensation. This course reviews theories, applications, and practices of the field of safety.

SF 205 Principles of Accident Investigation

This course is an introduction to the process required for the investigation of accidents. Topics will include different methods of accident investigation, such as root cause analysis and Management Oversight Risk Tree (MORT), among others. Further topics will include filing appropriate accident reports and applications of corrective actions. Pre-requisites: SF 201 or SF 210

SF 210 Introduction to Aerospace Safety

This course provides an introduction and overview of the theories, concepts, applications, and practices of the field of aerospace safety. This course is designed for the beginning aviation safety student and covers topics such as human factors, mechanical factors, accident investigation, safety programs, and safety statistics.

SP 110 Introduction to Space Flight

This course provides the student with a background in the major aspects of space flight. Topics covered include the history of space flight; propulsion theory; orbital mechanics fundamentals; Space Shuttle operations; U.S. space policy; and present and future commercial, industrial, and military applications in space.

SP 200 Planetary and Space Exploration

This is a survey course of U.S. and International space programs. The student will be introduced to Earth and its space environment; to methods of scientific exploration; and to spacecraft and payload criteria at the introductory physics level.

SP 210 Space Transportation System

A survey course of the space transportation system (STS) at the introductory physics level. Included are manned space flight operations, supporting systems, and the space shuttle mission, both present and future. A review of space shuttle flight profiles, guidance and navigation control, proximity operations and rendezvous, and a brief review of hypersonic orbiter aerodynamics are included. Also covered are future STS applications to space station logistical operations, commercial applications, and Department of Defense operations.

SP 215 Space Station Systems and Operations

This course provides the student with a background in the major aspects of the International Space Station (ISS) and the Russian Mir spacecraft. Specific topics include commercial applications, logistical support, maintenance, servicing, and design concepts.

WX 201 Survey of Meteorology

This is a survey course in atmospheric science that includes applications to flight. Included is a systematic development of the following: thermal patterns, atmospheric moisture, horizontal and vertical pressure patterns, clouds, atmospheric circulation, local winds, stability, air masses, fronts, fog, icing, thunderstorms, jet streams and turbulence. Students will study and make use of surface weather observations, surface maps, and constant pressure maps.

WX 261 Applied Climatology

This course is an in-depth survey of the varied climates of the world and of the impact of climate on aviation. Emphasis is placed on understanding energy exchange processes that control climate and in describing in detail how and why temperature, precipitation and wind vary during the year and in relation to geography. Included is a treatment of climate variability, including how and why climate is thought to have changed in the past, and how it might change in the future, and of the tools used to understand this variability. Pre-requisite: WX 201

College of Arts and Science

GCS 115 Introduction to International Relations

Theories, concepts, and issues in international politics. Relations among nation-states and the global world system; how globalization may be changing the nature of politics. Conflict and security; international political economy; and contemporary issues. Incorporates political science, history and philosophy.

SS 110 World History

This course is primarily a survey of the development and evolution of World Civilization from 1500 to the present. Emphasis is placed on the effect of Western influence on the world.

SS 130 History of Aviation in America

A survey of the history of America in the 20th century, emphasizing the explosive growth of aviation as a major influence on the economic, military and societal development of the United States.

SS 311 U.S. Military History 1775-1900*

Military history with an emphasis on military policy, organization and technology as they relate to political, social and economic developments from 1775 to the present.

SS 321 U.S. Military History 1900-present*

Military history with emphasis on military policy, organization, and technology as they relate to U.S. political, social and economic developments from 1900 to the present.

HF 300 Human Factors I: Principals & Fundamentals

This course is intended to provide the student with an understanding of the basic principles of Human Factors Psychology. We will study the research, principles, and methods that are beneficial (and essential) in optimizing the interaction between people and machine elements of a system, while taking the environment into account.

HF 302 Human Factors II

Engineering and behavioral analytic methods and techniques; theoretical concepts and required tools needed within the Human Factors discipline; process and system design or redesign of existing system and process. Prerequisite: HF 300

HSI 110 Introduction to Homeland Security

The primary focus of this course is on issues dealing with the security of the citizens and industries of the United States, with emphasis on the transportation system and critical infrastructure protection roles of states, cities, and municipalities. Specific subjects introduced include the mission; the functions and responsibilities; and the legislative and regulatory framework governing the various agencies of the Department of Homeland Security; criminal acts against transportation; emergency management within the United States; the intelligence community and its role in homeland security; and issues pertaining to air; airtime; surface; and cargo security.

HSI 215 Introduction to Industrial Security

This course will review the fundamentals of security and emergency planning and management. The nature, scope, history, and essential elements of security in the workplace are discussed with emphasis on personal protection and to a limited extent property protection. The workplace will include selected aviation and industrial settings. Operational aspects of security that include strategies for identifying and controlling security exposures and applicable legal issues are also discussed. Students develop and/or evaluate security programs for selected industries. Pre-requisite: HF 110

HSI 220

This course will cover the broad components of the national and homeland security enterprise as well as the inter-agency process. The primary focus of this course is on understanding the role of national and homeland security in the increasingly complex governmental process. Students will examine the agencies and actors which take part in shaping America's security policies such as the executive, legislative and judicial branches, as well as the military, state department, media, intelligence and law enforcement. Elements of the organizational and institutional cultures driving the process will be discussed and analyzed. Factors relating to success and failure of strategy implementation will be explored.

College of Business

BA 201 Principles of Management*

Provides an overview of relevant management principles and practices as applied in contemporary formal and informal organizations. Focuses on management theories, philosophies, and functions.

BA 215 Transportation Principles*

This course will introduce the basic principles of several modes of transportation, including air, sea, rail, automobile, transit and pipeline. The operating characteristics of each mode is discussed, as are issues associated with intermodal competition, compatibility and interconnectivity; the importance of each in the economy; environmental issues; and future developmental prospect.

BA 310 Airport Management*

Students will be introduced to the history of airports in the United States, including major federal legislation affecting their development. Students will be introduced to the rules and regulations governing airport operations; the air traffic control, airfield, terminal, and ground access facility infrastructure of airports; airport security policies; and the economic, political and social role of civil-use airports. Pre-requisite: BA 201 or AS 120 or AS 121.

College of Engineering

EGR 101 Introduction to Engineering*

This course is an introduction to the interdisciplinary aspects of the engineering of aerospace systems. It is a project- based course, demonstrating how the engineering profession is a multi-disciplinary field. Students are involved in an array of conceptual exercises, simple design activities, and projects dealing with engineering in aerospace-related areas.

CS 223 Scientific Programming in C

This is a course in C programming for scientists and engineers. Using a problem-solving approach for developing algorithms, the algorithms are implemented in C and include the following topics: data types and related operations, input/output, control structures, functions, arrays, files and strings.

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