Tallahassee, Fla. —
Students stuck at home can now explore science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) online through free online courses from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.
"We want to help children keep learning while they are out of school," said Embry-Riddle President P. Barry Butler, Ph.D. in a press release" We are happy to provide quality content that gives students of all ages the opportunity to master new skills that will serve them well now and in the future."
The general public is also welcome to take the two open online courses.
The six hour courses are self-paced and have no prerequisite requirements.
"Aviation 101" is geared toward learners of any age. Exploring aerodynamics, airport operations, air traffic control and a variety of other topics in a nine-lesson video series, the course offers participants a head-start on pursuing a variety of high-paying jobs throughout the aviation industry.
"Aviation is Your Future," an introduction to aviation for children aged 8 to 17, is a self-paced, six-hour online course that introduces young people to aviation fundamentals. The course explores basic aspects of flight, as well as teaches participants how to identify major parts of an airplane, describe the flight characteristics of a helicopter and discuss space exploration.
In addition to the general aviation class, students can choose from the following courses that also do not have any prerequisite requirements:
- Aviation 101 (Introduction to Aviation)
- ASCI 202 (Aeronautics Pathway)
- ASCI 254 (Aviation Legislation)
- CSCI 109 (Introduction to Computers & Applications)
- BIOL 120 (Foundations of Biology)
- HIST 130 (History of Aviation in America)
- WEAX 201 (Meteorology)
- SOCI 210 (Introduction to Sociology)