Courses of Instruction in Aeronautics

Number Title Credits Description
102 Introduction to the Aerospace Industry 3 This course provides a broad survey of all aspects of the aerospace industry including its history and development.
103 Astronomy and Lab 4 An introduction to the current state of astronomy, both the fundamentals of astronomical knowledge and the advances.  The subjects of discussion include a grand tour of the heavens, light, matter and energy, the telescope, gravity and motion, stars, black holes, the Milky Way, and galaxies.
104 Helicopter Private Pilot Ground School 3

This course provides academic ground training for the Helicopter Private Pilot Certificate.  Aeronautical topics include principles of flight, FAA regulations, visual flight rules, helicopter systems and performance, meteorology, navigation, aviation physiology, flight planning, weight and balance computing, and mechanical and electronic computer usage.

It is intended that this course will be taken concurrently with the Helicopter Private Pilot Ground School Specifics course and the Private  Pilot Ground School Test Prep.  Flight Operations students must attain an 85% or better on the final.  Those students who must take and pass the FAA written exam will report the grade to the professor, and to the chief pilot before the end of that semester.  Students will bring to class all relevant texts, books, plotter, calculators, and charts pertaining to the class.  Also, students will use the Private Pilot Prepware 2013 which is available online and complete test sections after they are covered in class.  Helicopter students and fixed wing students use the same Test Prep Guide.

105 Helicopter Private Pilot Ground School Specifics 2

This course provides academic ground training for the Helicopter Private Pilot Certificate.  Aeronautical topics include a full examination of the Helicopter Operating Handbook, the Airport/Facility Directory, the Helicopter Private Pilot’s Practical Test Standards, the Helicopter Private Pilot Oral Exam Guide, and regulations.

108 Private Pilot Ground Specifics 2

This course provides additional academic ground training for the Private Pilot Certificate.  Aeronautical topics include complete coverage of the POH (Pilots Operating Handbook), an in-depth examination of the A/FD (Airport Facility Directory), aircraft systems, performance, flight planning, and weight and balance. E6-B and electronic computer usage will also be covered.  Selections from the Pilots Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge, Airplane Flying Handbook, and the AIM will supplement as needed.  Again, there are hundreds of facts to learn making this course information intensive.  Students will bring all relevant books, guides, and calculators to each class meeting.

109 Private Pilot Ground Test Prep 1

This course provides academic ground training for the Private Pilot Certificate by studying the Test Prep Private Pilot book.  It is the intention of this course to cover every question (nearly 1000) in the Test Prep book and concentrate on any test questions which present difficulty to any class member.  This course will result in a sign-off by the Instructor to each student who achieves at least an 85 on the Final and has demonstrated competence on other tests during the semester and is otherwise prepared to take the FAA Written Exam.  After students take the FAA Written Exam, they will give a copy of the test results to their professor and to the chief pilot before the end of that semester.  Students will bring all relevant texts, books, plotter, and calculators to each class.  Students who take this course are encouraged to meet two hours a week with aviation tutors.  Also, students will use the Private Pilot Prepware 2013 which is available online and complete test sections after they are covered in class.

112 Private Pilot Ground School 3 Academic ground training for the Private Pilot Certificate.   Aeronautical topics include principles of flight, FAA regulations, visual flight rules, aircraft systems and performance, meteorology, navigation, aviation physiology and flight planning.  Students must attain a passing score on the course completion examination and the FAA Private Pilot Knowledge test.
113 Private Pilot Flight I 1 Introduction to dual flight instruction, takeoffs and landings, airport operations, emergency procedures, and solo flights.  Students must successfully meet all FAA flight proficiency requirements.  Prerequisites: FAA Student Pilot Certificate and FAA Medical Class III certificate or higher medical certificate.  
114 Private Pilot Flight II 1 Dual flight instruction, solo and cross-country flights, flight maneuvers, navigation, emergency operations, and review of FAA Private Pilot requirements.  Successful award of FAA Private Pilot certificate is required for completion of this course.  Prerequisites: FAA Student Pilot Certificate and FAA Medical Class III medical certificate or higher medical certificate, FAA Private Pilot Knowledge test passed.   
115 Weather and Climate and Lab 4 A study of basic concepts and processes of atmospheric phenomena. The earth's atmospheric composition, wind, pressure, temperature, moisture, clouds, air masses, fronts, thunderstorms, icing, fog, and jet streams are included.  Weather data studied include constant pressure maps, surface weather observations, surface maps, and other related weather reports.  Prerequisite:  AV210.
202 Aerospace Safety 3 This course explores the historical roots of aviation safety, the role of attitudes on safety procedures, safety legislation, organizations, and safety planning.  It examines in depth the roles of the National Transportation Safety Board and the Federal Aviation Administration in accident prevention and investigation including aviation accident analysis, federal and state legislation, safety programs, accident reports, sources of accidents, and safety trends.
203 Part 135/121 Operations 3 Part 135 involves operators who are involved in fractional, charter, and freight operations.  Most students will be involved in this aspect of the aviation industry for their first work experience in the industry.  Part 121 operations are primarily related to airline operators.  The course will cover the regulations involved in these operations and operational considerations such as initial training,  ongoing training, upgrade training, emergency training and hazmat operations.  The objective of the course will be to equip the student with a working knowledge of the 135/121 work environment.
208 Instrument Ground Specifics 2

This course provides additional academic ground training for the instrument rating.  Information that should be standard knowledge, but is not included in the ground school course due to time constraints will now be introduced.  Subjects covered include: IFR Operations in the National Airspace System, Takeoffs and Departures, Enroute Operations, Arrivals, Approaches, System Improvement Plans, Human Factors, Aerodynamic Factors, Flight Instruments, Navigation Systems, Attitude Instrument Flying, Emergency Operations, Meteorology, Regulations, and the AIM.  Again, there are hundreds of facts to learn making this course information intensive.  Students will bring all pertinent texts, books, guide, and calculators to each class meeting.

209 Instrument Ground Test Prep 1

This course provides test preparation for the Instrument Pilot rating by studying the 2013 Test Prep Instrument Rating book.  It is the intention of this course to cover every question (nearly 1000) in the Test Prep book and concentrate on any test questions which present difficulty to any class member.  This course will result in a sign-off by theinstructor to each student who achieves at least an 85 on the final and has demonstrated competence on other tests during the semester and is otherwise prepared to take the FAA Written Exam.  After students take the FAA Written Exam, they will give a copy of the test results to their professor and to the chief pilot before the end of that semester.  Students will bring all relevant texts, books, plotter, and calculators to every class.  Students who take this course are encouraged to meet two hours a week with aviation tutors.  Also, students will use the Instrument Test Prepware 2013 which is available online and complete test sections after they are covered in class.

210 Instrument Ground School 3 Academic instruction for the Instrument Rating. Principles of instrument flight, air traffic control, IFR procedures, analyses of weather information, IFR planning, emergency procedures and pilot decisions. Student must attain a passing score on the course completion examination and the FAA Instrument Knowledge test.  Prerequisite: FAA Private Pilot Knowledge test passed.  
216 National Airspace System 3 The evolution, current state, and future of the National Airspace System with an emphasis on its current and future impact on the domestic and international aviation industry.  Defines the Federal Aviation Administration’s role in the operation, maintenance, and planned modernization of Air Traffic Control facilities, airways and navigational aids, landing aids, and airports.  The users of the system, their needs, and issues with the system’s operation and planned modernization are examined.
220 Instrument Flight I 1 Advanced dual flight instruction, solo and advanced cross-country navigation, and emergency operations.  Prerequisites: FAA Private Pilot Certificate and FAA Medical Class II certificate or higher medical certificate.
221 Instrument Flight II  1 Advanced flight instruction and cross-country navigation.  Successful award of FAA Instrument rating is required for completion of this course. Prerequisites: FAA Private Pilot Certificate; FAA Medical Class II certificate or higher medical certificate; FAA Instrument Knowledge test passed.  
265 Aerospace Accident Investigation 3 A study of aerospace accident investigation as performed by the National Transportation Safety Board, Federal Aviation Administration, and the International Civil Aviation Organization.  It includes field investigation techniques and laboratory methods for accident reconstruction, the analysis of flight accidents and incidents using time and event correlation of cockpit voice and flight data recorders, and air traffic control tapes. 
275 General Aviation Management 3 This course examines the organization of the general aviation industry including management of aircraft maintenance and flight line operations and pertinent Federal regulations.  This course also includes an in-depth examination of corporate and business flight departments including aircraft and equipment evaluation, maintenance, flight operations, administration and financial considerations. 
285 Aviation Security Operations 3 This course critically examines the nature of aerospace security with US and international civil aviation and analyzes the legal and regulatory regimen that applies to it.  Students will study programmatic strategies and management approaches to address the changing challenges of air and ground security in the industry.  
300 Commercial Ground School 3 Academic ground training for the Commercial Pilot certificate.  Topics include airplane performance, VFR cross-country planning, FARs applicable to commercial pilot operations, operation of advanced systems appropriate to complex airplanes and aircrew physiology. Student must attain a passing score on the course completion examination and the FAA Commercial Pilot Knowledge test.  Prerequisite: FAA Instrument Knowledge test passed.
316 Aerospace Transportation 3 This is a survey course of the development of the air transportation industry leading to the current airline and general aviation industry strategies including mergers, consolidation, and acquisition.  An examination of future airline strategies will be studied.  Prerequisites: AV202 and AV244.
320 Commercial Flight I 1 Dual flight instruction, solo and cross-country flights, commercial flight maneuvers, and emergency operations.  Prerequisites: FAA Private Pilot Certificate with Instrument rating and FAA Medical Class II certificate or higher medical certificate.   
321 Commercial Flight II 1 Complex aircraft flight training, commercial flight maneuvers, and night flights.  Successful award of FAA Commercial Pilot certificate is required for completion of this course. Prerequisites: FAA Private Pilot Certificate and Instrument rating; FAA Medical Class II certificate or higher medical certificate; FAA Commercial Pilot Knowledge test passed. 
331 Airline Management 3 An introduction to the administration aspects of airline operation and management.  The course includes the administrative organizations, economics of airline management, operational structures, and Federal regulatory requirements.  This course also includes a study of the geographic, economic, social, and political environments of international aviation.  The issues considered are the globalization of the marketplace, technology transfer, and legal and political implications on the industry including bilateral route agreements and treaties. 
365 Human Factors in the Aerospace Industry 3 This course is an overview of the human role in aircraft accident prevention, including the issues and problems involved in aircraft accidents and incidents.  The course includes the analysis of the complex decision-making process leading up to an accident or incident.
401 Airport Management 3 A study of modern airports, including the roles, functions, and status in the national air transportation system; sponsorship and management alternatives; airport development, operations, and business matters; and discussion of current and emerging public airport issues.  Prerequisite: junior or senior standing and completion of all other AV core courses.
425 Airport Planning and Design 3 This course introduces students to the requirements, issues and processes involved with airport planning.  Sources of aviation data, forecasting methodologies, the airport master planning process and environmental issues and requirements are studied.  It also examines the analysis and application of Federal Aviation Administration standards for airport design with an emphasis on the airside components.  Other topics include airport capacity calculations; movement area geometry; pavement, runway, and taxiway design; approach and departure gradients; terminal facilities; and heliports.
440 Flight Instructor Flight 1 Flight instruction to qualify FAA Commercial and Instrument rated pilots for FAA Flight Instructor Certificate.  Successful award of FAA Flight Instructor Certificate is required for completion of this course.  Prerequisites: FAA Commercial Pilot Certificate with Instrument Rating; FAA Medical Class II certificate or higher medical certificate; FAA Flight Instructor Knowledge test passed.  
441 Flight Instructor Ground School 3 Academic ground training for Flight Instructor Certificate.  Topics include principles of learning and communication, instructional methodologies, and instructional technology.  Student must attain a passing score on the course completion examination and the FAA Flight Instructor Knowledge test.  Prerequisites: FAA Commercial Pilot Certificate with Instrument Rating; FAA Medical Class II certificate or higher medical certificate or permission of department chair.   
442 Multi-Engine Flight 1 Introduction to multi-engine operation procedures, engine-out procedures, emergency procedures, and maximum performance.   Successful award of FAA Multi-Engine Airplane rating is required for completion of this course.  Requirements: FAA Commercial Pilot Certificate with Instrument Rating; FAA Medical Class II certificate or higher medical certificate.
443 Multi-Engine Ground School 1 Academic ground instruction for Multi-Engine Rating.   Aeronautical topics include understanding of multi-engine aircraft performance and systems integration.  Prerequisites: FAA Commercial Pilot Certificate with Instrument rating; FAA Medical Class II certificate or higher medical certificate or permission of department chair.   
444 Instrument Flight Instructor Ground School 2 Academic instruction for Flight or Ground Instructor Instrument rating.  Topics include teaching methodologies involved with students learning all instrument flight procedures.  Student must attain a passing score on the course completion examination and the FAA written examination.  Prerequisites: FAA Certified Flight Instructor Certificate; FAA Medical Class II certificate or higher medical certificate or permission of the instructor.
445 Instrument Flight Instructor Flight 1 Flight training to prepare FAA Certified Flight Instructors to develop analytical skills and abilities to instruct students in all instrument procedures.  Successful award of FAA Certified Flight Instructor – Instrument rating is required for completion of this course. Prerequisites:  FAA Flight Instructor – Airplane Certificate; FAA Medical Class II certificate or higher medical certificate; FAA Flight Instructor Instrument Knowledge test passed or permission of the instructor.  
446 Multi-Engine Flight Instructor Flight 3 Training for pilots to become multi-engine flight instructors by analyzing student procedures and maneuvers in multi-engine aircraft and flight training devices.  Successful award of FAA Multi-Engine Instructor rating is required for completion of this course. Prerequisites: FAA Commercial Pilot Certificate with Multi-Engine Rating, and FAA Flight Instructor Certificate; FAA Medical Class II certificate or higher medical certificate.
457 Flight Instructor Practicum (P/F) 2 The qualified student is provided an initial practical experience as a flight instructor intern in planning and/or conducting flight training or working on the administrative processes under the supervision of the Chief Flight Instructor or his/her designee.  Prerequisites: FAA Flight Instructor – Airplane Certificate; FAA Medical Class II certificate or higher medical certificate or permission of department chair.
472 Internship in the Aerospace Industry 1-12 The internship program offers advanced students an opportunity to apply and practice the concepts and principles learned in the classroom that are related to the student's program of study.  The student must be prepared to offset additional travel and living expenses, and a competitive application and selection process may be involved.  Each student must provide a detailed written professional analysis of the experience and make an oral presentation to departmental faculty upon completion.  Prerequisite:  Cumulative grade point average of 2.0 and approval by the department chair.
475 Aviation Management Topics 3 An overview of aviation management topics related to management within the areas of schedule carriers, fixed base operations (FBO’s), cargo operations, corporate aviation, and charter/instruction services.  Topics to be emphasized will depend upon the students’ interests and needs.  Prerequisite: AV 316
485 Advanced Aircraft Systems 2 Provides the student with an understanding of systems employed on technologically advanced, sophisticated aircraft.  Prerequisite: Commercial Flight Certificate or permission of department chair.