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In the pursuit of aerospace science

The Aerospace Option Program (AOP) certificate emphasizes experiential, hands-on learning by applying traditional STEM coursework to real-world, project-based research and internships.

Students will have the unique opportunity to work alongside NASA engineers while being fully immersed in a diverse group of people who are passionate and academically engaged in STEM- related fields.

The Aerospace Option Program, managed through Windward CC’s Center for Aerospace Education in affiliation with the Hawai‘i Space Grant Consortium, offers an innovative and creative way to grow academically while developing multiple STEM skill sets.

Pursue your dreams of a career in aerospace science and engineering with the AOP certificate.

Certificate Requirements

The Aerospace Option Program is a 13-credit certificate comprised of an aerospace-related research project (1 credit) and 12 credits from a select list of elective courses in the areas of astronomy, physics, engineering, information and computer sciences, chemistry, and geoscience. For a complete list of requirements, view the AOP catalog page.

Aden Badua working on rocket parts for project Imua

My experience has been instrumental in cultivating my ability to adhere to team-planned strategies and comprehend directives. The program itself has been an incredible opportunity for personal growth, combining the exploration of rockets with the development of essential life skills.

–Aden Badua


For questions or more information, contact:

Joseph Ciotti