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Aviation (AVIA)


AVIA 101  Aviation Fundamentals  (5)

Covers basic aviation phraseology, air traffic glossary, definitions, acronyms and terms that pilots, air traffic controllers and flight operations managers use to operate and control aircraft and to manage flight operations. Includes aviation scenario practice with US and ICAO aviation rules and procedures, flight planning, aeronautical charts, aeronautical calculations, airspace, aerial navigation, aircraft weight and balance, aircraft performance, and aircraft flight systems. PREREQUISITE: Instructor's permission.

AVIA 103  Aviation History and Careers  (5)

Provides students with a clear understanding of aviation, its history, and technological developments in the past, and future. Also addresses the range of career opportunities in the field of aviation, including flight instructor, airline captain, air traffic controller, and aircraft dispatcher.

AVIA 109  Introduction to Unmanned Aerial Systems  (5)

Introduces students to the requirements of operating an unmanned aerial vehicle. Covers aerodynamics, regulatory requirements, designing and building, telemetry, communications, weather, performance and support equipment. Addresses the application of unmanned aerial vehicles and their sub-systems.

AVIA 110  Airline Operation  (5)

Covers operation of large U.S. and international airlines. Includes setting passenger fares and cargo rates, regulations, marketing, labor, responding to competition, scheduling, reservations, dispatch and aircraft selection. Also includes discussion of aviation careers.

AVIA 111  Private Pilot Ground School  (5)

Includes aerodynamics, navigation, weather, communications, regulations, flight physiology, weight balance, and other subjects preparatory to the FAA private pilot written exam.

AVIA 112  Aircraft Systems  (5)

Covers general aviation and commercial aircraft systems, navigation systems and flight deck technologies currently in use in general aviation and commercial aircraft.

AVIA 121  Basic Weather Theory  (2)

Covers topics necessary to become National Weather Service certified observer. Topics include the understanding of basic weather processes, geographical weather patterns, and the causes of hazardous weather around the planet, such as thunderstorms, wind shear, and severe icing conditions. Students learn the general circulation pattern of wind, temperature and pressure differences around the planet.

AVIA 123  Aviation Weather  (5)

Covers theory of weather processes and interpretation of weather reports and charts. Includes special aviation-related topics such as high-altitude weather, arctic weather and tropical weather. Students gain a fundamental knowledge of weather observation and forecasting techniques and instruments. Discusses special aviation problems such as windshear and micro-burst detection. Covers Terminal Aerodrome Forecast/Aviation Routine Weather.

AVIA 127  Basic Weather Reports  (1)

Students gain a fundamental knowledge of weather observation and forecasting techniques and instruments. Students solve special aviation problems, such as windshear and micro-burst detection. Covers Terminal Aerodrome Forecast/Aviation Routine Weather.

AVIA 128  Basic Weather Observation  (3)

Provides participants with the knowledge to create and decipher aviation weather reports. A strong background in aviation weather is very important in the aviation field. Pilots, dispatchers, air traffic controllers, flight service personnel and weather observers deal with this weather information in extreme depth on a daily basis.

AVIA 129  Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Basics  (5)

Introduces students to the more complex areas of the Unmanned Aerial Systems industry. Topics include federal regulations for UAS, regulatory environment for commercial use, economic impact, and components of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles. Allows students to learn the manufacturing and maintenance of the UAS. Also introduces the basic flight characteristics of UAS. PREREQUISITE: AVIA 109.

AVIA 160  Aviation Communication  (2-5)

Provides intensive instruction and practice in listening and speaking the words and phrases used in pilot-controller-dispatcher radio communication. Emphasizes accuracy and efficiency. Course very useful for, but not limited to, persons who have completed ESOL. In both USA and ICAO (International) format.

AVIA 161  Basic Aviation Terminology  (3)

Covers all basic definitions, acronyms and abbreviations used in the aviation industry as well as their uses and applications. Assists in preparing for the FAA Private Pilot written exam.

AVIA 177  Aviation Work Experience 1  (1-13)

Allows students to work full- or part-time in jobs directly related to their programs and interests. Students may receive a salary or volunteer. PREREQUISITE: Instructor's permission.

AVIA 178  Aviation Work Experience 2  (1-13)

Allows students to work full- or part-time in jobs directly related to their programs and interests. Students may receive a salary or volunteer. PREREQUISITE: Instructor's permission.

AVIA 179  Aviation Work Experience 3  (1-13)

Allows students to work full- or part-time in jobs directly related to their programs and interests. Students may receive a salary or volunteer. PREREQUISITE: Instructor's permission.

AVIA 190  FAA Next Generation Technologies  (5)

Covers technologies and procedures the FAA is using as the FAA migrates from the existing National Airspace System infrastructure and technology to the FAA Next Generation National Airspace System infrastructure and technology. PREREQUISITE: AVIA 111, 112 and 123; or instructor's permission.

AVIA 206  Helicopter Ground School  (3)

Covers helicopter aerodynamics, systems, operations, emergencies, flight regulations, weight and balance, pinnacle and slope operations, external loads, high altitude operation, large helicopter operations and other subjects pertaining to the FAA Private Pilot and Commercial Pilot Knowledge examinations.

AVIA 210  Aviation and the Law  (5)

Aviation law and regulations including discussions of constitutional, administrative and international law affecting aviation. Analysis of aviation regulatory environments and processes including legislation, rule-making, certification and enforcement actions using case studies. PREREQUISITE: AVIA 111 or instructor's permission.

AVIA 211  Aerodynamics for Pilots  (5)

Covers aerodynamic forces, symbols-equations, airspeed measurements, the four forces of light, jet aircraft performance, propeller aircraft performance, helicopter aerodynamics, stability, takeoff and landing performance.

AVIA 212  Human Factors for Aviators  (5)

Covers human factors in aeronautical decision-making and situation-awareness. Emphasizes human error, personal attitudes and physical elements (pilot fitness, pilot workload, cockpit distractions, etc.), pilot preparedness, and effective use of crew resource management to manage and mitigate aviation risk. Includes accident case studies. PREREQUISITE: AVIA 111 and AVIA 123; or instructor's permission.

AVIA 214  Airport Management and Operations  (5)

Provides basic knowledge in airport operations and management for airport operations, interaction with political entities, public relations with local communities and local entities, working with government (local, state and federal) regarding airport operations and management directives governing airport safety responsibilities, relationships with commercial air carriers, fixed-base operators, community residents, aviation authorities and environmental authorities. Provides a basic understanding of how airport managers address federal airport standards for basic airport functions involving air safety, ground and flight operations, airport budgets and finances aspects and airport planning. PREREQUISITE: Instructor's permission.

AVIA 216  Basic Instrument Pilot Ground School  (5)

Provides students with information to pass the FAA instrument pilot written examination. Covers basic instrument flight procedures and planning including radio navigation, IFR flight planning and decision-making, ATC procedures, and FAA regulations pertinent to instrument flight. FAA part 141 approved. PREREQUISITE: AVIA 111 or instructor's permission.

AVIA 217  Aviation Security  (5)

Provides a basic framework for understanding aviation security philosophy, rules, procedures and methods. Covers security for commercial aviation operations and general aviation operations including airport security, passenger and baggage security, and cargo security.

AVIA 218  Commercial Pilot Ground School  (5)

Topics include navigation, weather, advanced aircraft performance, high-power engine operation, multi-engine factors, regulations, weight shift, instrument flight and communication, and airspace. FAA Part 141 approved. Prepares students for the FAA Commercial Pilot written exam. PREREQUISITE: AVIA 111 or instructor's permission.

AVIA 220  Flight Instructor Ground School  (5)

Prepares students to pass the FAA fundamentals of instructing, basic ground instructor, advanced ground instructor and flight instructor-airplane written tests. Covers aviation instruction methods, the learning process, elements of effective teaching and lesson planning. Also covers aerodynamics, aircraft systems, aviation weather, flight maneuvers and navigation. PREREQUISITE: AVIA 111, 216 and 218.

AVIA 221  FAA Written Test Preparation for ATP/Dispatch  (2)

Prepares students for the FAA's written test for either the Airline Transport Pilot certificate or Dispatcher certificate. Focuses on aircraft performance, weight and balance, weather, and appropriate federal regulations.

AVIA 229  Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Operations  (5)

Students demonstrate and apply what they have learned in previous courses by conducting simulated and real life flight missions in the field. PREREQUISITE: AVIA 129.

AVIA 254  Helicopter Pilot Instructor Flight 3  (2)

Qualifies students to obtain and/or update skills and knowledge necessary for pilot flight proficiency requirements. A local authorized flight school provides all in-flight instruction.

AVIA 263  Helicopter Pilot Instrument Instructor  (2)

Qualifies students to obtain and/or update skills and knowledge necessary for pilot flight proficiency requirements. A local authorized flight school provides all in-flight instruction.

AVIA 264  Complex Aircraft Qualifications  (2)

Qualifies students to obtain and/or update skills and knowledge necessary for pilot flight proficiency requirements. A local authorized flight school provides all in-flight instruction.

AVIA 265  Airline Dispatch  (10)

Teaches practical dispatching for airline and corporate operations, as well as preflight, in-flight and postflight duties. Covers federal aviation regulations, meteorology, navigation, large aircraft weight/balance, performance, systems, and communications. Also covers air traffic control procedure, and pilot departure and arrival procedures. PREREQUISITE: (AVIA 270 or AVIA 281) and AVIA 123 and AVIA 216; or instructor's permission.

AVIA 267  International Flight Planning and ETOPS  (5)

Covers air carrier flight planning to points outside the United States, Federal Aviation Regulations (Part 121) and International Civil Aviation Organization regulations (ICAO), flight planning practice using ICAO forms, as well as extended two-engine overwater operation procedures (ETOPs), and routing, fuel, equipment and weather requirements. PREREQUISITE: AVIA 265 or concurrent enrollment; or instructor's permission.

AVIA 270  Air Traffic Control Fundamentals  (5)

Covers Air Traffic Control (ATC) history, current organization, functions and general operations of ATC as part of the National Airspace System (NAS). Includes explanations of functions and purposes of airport Air Traffic Control Towers, Radar Approach Controls and Air Route Traffic Control Centers and the integration of ATC into the other elements and components of the NAS. Also covers how ATC teams are the cornerstone of ATC operations to effectively accomplish the FAA ATC mission. PREREQUISITE: AVIA 111 and AVIA 123 and AVIA 216; or instructor's permission.

AVIA 281  Air Traffic Control 1  (5)

Introduces radar and non-radar air traffic control, flight data processing, aircraft communication, FAA separation standards, controller techniques, and airspace management. Covers computer simulation of ATC problems. PREREQUISITE: AVIA 216 or 225; or concurrent enrollment or instructor's permission.

AVIA 282  Air Traffic Control 2  (5)

Covers ATC procedures in terminal ATC environments for controllers and pilots. Emphasizes proper radio communications procedures, terminal ATC radar and non-radar separation and sequencing, correct application of applicable terminal ATC Operational rules and regulations for controllers and correct application of FAR and AIM rules and procedures for pilots. PREREQUISITE: AVIA 281 with a grade of 3.0 or higher; or instructor’s permission.

AVIA 284  ATC Radar Lab  (1)

Focuses on ATC radar operations including radar procedure applications and FAA radar operational methods and techniques. PREREQUISITE: AVIA 281 or AVIA 282; and instructor's permission.

AVIA 286  Air Traffic Controllers 3-Enroute ATC  (5)

Expands on the foundation of basic control procedures students learned in AVIA 281, and focuses on students aspiring to become air traffic controllers. PREREQUISITE: AVIA 281 and 282 with a grade of 3.0 or higher; or instructor's permission.

AVIA 300  Certified Flight Instructor Ground School  (3)

Ground school covering principles of instruction, instructor-student interaction, setting standards and developing aviation skills and knowledge in hands-on and one-on-one learning environments with special emphasis on safety and Line Oriented Flight Training (LOFT) procedures, methods and skills. PREREQUISITE: AVIA 111, AVIA 123, AVIA 216 and AVIA 218; or instructor's permission.

AVIA 316  Advanced Instrument Ground School  (5)

Advanced instrument procedures knowledge including TERPS, expansion on topics covered in next gen operations and pilot techniques for advanced instrument flight with special emphasis on safety and LOFT skills.

AVIA 320  Multi-Engine, Turbine and Advanced Technologies Ground School  (3)

Instruction and foundation knowledge for operating high performance aircraft with advanced engines, multiple engines, turbo-prop and turbine aircraft, and aircraft with advanced cockpit technologies. Special emphasis on safety of flight and Line Oriented Flight Training (LOFT) procedures, methods and skills. PREREQUISITE: AVIA 111, AVIA 211, AVIA 216, and AVIA 218; or instructor's permission.

AVIA 330  Certified Flight Instructor-Multi-Engine Turbineand Advanced Cockpit Technologies Ground School  (3)

Instruction in how to teach flight students in the correct operation of high performance aircraft with advanced engines, multiple engines, turbo-prop and turbine aircraft, as well as instruction in how to teach advanced cockpit technologies methods and procedures with special emphasis on safety of flight and Line Oriented Flight Training (LOFT) procedures, methods and skills. PREREQUISITE: AVIA 300 and AVIA 320; or instructor's permission.

AVIA 360  General Operations Aviation Management  (5)

Covers general aviation with emphasis on FAA and other government regulatory impacts, business and marketing, interaction with communities surrounding general aviation airports, awareness and understanding of impacts of political and economic factors that affect and influence general aviation airport operations and management. PREREQUISITE: AVIA 111 and AVIA 218; or instructor's permission.

AVIA 370  Aviation Safety Management  (5)

Covers FAA Safety Management System model and case studies to develop understanding of FAA SMS methodology and procedures. Case studies cover different aspect of SMS risk assessment and mitigation for aviation areas including safety risk analysis, solution options and stakeholder participation process.

AVIA 375  ICAO Operations Standards  (5)

Covers International Civil Aviation Operations complying with ICAO standards. Includes brief history of ICAO and how ICAO functions today, and addresses how ICAO standards apply to various regional and national locales. Explains ICAO organization supporting global flight operations and how ICAO interacts with individual countries such as the US to create a safe international flight environment.

AVIA 380  Aviation Business Management and Marketing  (5)

Covers challenges operating an aviation business with emphasis on marketing to the aviation Industry that present unique challenges and opportunities in the business environment. These challenges are due to the variety of customers and markets that an airport management team must address to become and remain a viable business entity while supporting surrounding communities and industries.

AVIA 385  Airport Planning and Operations Management  (5)

Covers challenges of planning and operating airports in modern era. Includes coverage of airport planning for larger airports that handle commercial air carriers as well as factors affecting smaller local airports that support local general aviation communities.

AVIA 400  Airline Operations Management  (5)

Covers commercial air carrier and other broad ranging aviation operations management models and business models that show differences in local, regional, national and international markets. Consideration of government regulations, local, national and international economics, emerging aviation technology impacts with special emphasis on cost and revenue factors affecting aviation operations.

AVIA 410  Aviation and Aircrew Resource Management  (5)

Covers modern flight operations and management of resources before, during and after flight. Emphasis on management coordination and communication on the ground, during pre-flight planning, and in the air between the aircrew and the ground team. Special emphasis on managing in-flight emergency operations involving solutions that include ground and air resources to ensure safe, efficient, effective flight operations.

AVIA 430  Aviation and the Global Economy  (5)

Covers relationships between aviation economics and global economics. Emphasis on understanding underlying economic and political factors that affect and influence the aviation industry and the aviation business environment. Uses case studies to help students connect aviation topics and theme with global economic and political trends, actions and consequences.

AVIA 490  Capstone: Aviation Research Projects  (3)

Guided research projects on topics of current interest and concern that currently affect or will affect the aviation community locally, regionally, nationally or globally.

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