2003 - 2004 Aviation Studies (AVIA, AVFL)

Objectives | Program Requirements | Flight Operations Major | Aviation Management Major | Recommended Plan of Study for Flight Operations | Aviation Management Major | Recommended Plan of Study for Aviation Management | Bachelor of Arts Option | Course Descriptions

Program Director: Larry Hemingway
Faculty: Larry Hemingway, Michael Kraus, Daniel Taylor
Director of Flight Operations: Gordon Hill
Chief Flight Instructor: Agata Pares
Simulation and Test Center Coordinator: Michael Hannan

Program Objectives

Students majoring in Aviation may opt for a Bachelor of Science in Aviation degree or, with the completion of an approved minor (see listing below), a Bachelor of Arts degree.

The Aviation Studies Program offers either a Flight Operations or an Aviation Management major and is designed to educate students in fields central to the aerospace industry. Both Aviation majors include a business curriculum that will enhance preparation for a successful career in aviation.

Program Requirements

Students must maintain a minimum 2.3 GPA in courses required for the selected major. FAA Class II medical examination is required prior to registering for flight labs.

Flight Operations Major

Please contact the Flight Operations Center to set up a schedule for flight training courses, which are conducted at Salt Lake City International Airport. Students must arrange their own transportation to the Flight Operations Center.

Westminster College will consider prior learning credit for students who have received flight and ground training at other institutions under FAR Part 141 for Private, Commercial, and Instrument ratings. For students who have received flight and ground training under FAR Part 61, the college will only consider awarding credit for Private and Instrument ratings. In all cases, prior learning credit will be awarded only as long as written proficiency exams and flying evaluations are passed according to Westminster College's prior learning policy.

Once a student has enrolled at Westminster College, all subsequent flight training required in the academic program must be completed with the Westminster College Flight Operations Center. Flight training at other facilities while enrolled at Westminster College will not be permitted. Students who receive flight training elsewhere while attending Westminster College will not receive credit for that training.

For course prerequisites, please refer to the course description.

Liberal Education Courses

Credit Hours

Business students should take the following courses as part of the liberal education (LE) requirements. These courses must be completed before registering for upper division business courses:

ECON 253 Elementary Macroeconomics (LE Group 3)
ENGL 110 Composition and Research (LE Skills Requirement)
MATH 141 College Algebra (LE Group 10)
MATH 150 Elementary Statistics (LE Skills Requirement)






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Requirement Description

Credit Hours

I.

Foreign Language Requirement

8

Aviation majors must complete eight credit hours in one of the following ways:

  • Four credit hours of a foreign language, and either: four credit hours of a Westminster May term/summer international study tour, or four credits of an international study tour transferred from an accredited college or university.
  • Eight credit hours of a single foreign language.

See Foreign Language Requirement for equivalencies, AP and CLEP credit policy.

II.

Lower Division Courses

26

AVIA 101 Air Transportation
AVFL 100 Private Pilot Ground School
AVFL 110 Private Pilot Flight Lab
AVFL 200 Instrument Ground School
AVFL 210 Instrument Flight Lab
MGMT 110 Historical Traditions of Business and Entrepreneurship
MATH 201 Calculus I
PHYS 151 Principles of Physics I

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III.

Upper Division Courses

32

AVFL 300 Commercial Ground School
AVFL 310 Commercial Flight Lab
AVFL 320 Multi-Engine Ground School
AVFL 330 Multi-Engine Flight Lab
AVIA 302 Air Traffic Control System
AVIA 303 Meteorology
AVIA 324 Human Factors in Flight
AVIA 335 Aviation Law
AVIA 410 Flight Theory
AVIA 412 Special Topics in Aviation

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IV.

Elective Options

5 or 8

Flight Operations Management Option (8 Hours)
Students must take any two of the following courses:
AVIA 301 Aviation History
AVIA 325 Air Operations Management
AVIA 415 Managing the Airport Environment
AVIA 430 Airline Operations and Cargo Management

AVFL 440 CFI Internship (4)
or
AVIA 440 Internship (4)
or
AVIA 441 Disciplinary Practicum (4)

Flight Instructor Option (5 Hours)
AVFL 400 Fundamentals of Instruction Ground School
AVFL 410 Flight Instructor Ground School
AVFL 420 Flight Instructor Flight Lab



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TOTAL HOURS FOR FLIGHT OPERATIONS

71 - 74

Note: All students must complete 124 hours of coursework to graduate, 40 hours of which must be upper division (300 level or above). Students may need to take other courses to complete the college hours requirement.

4-Year Basic Study Plan (Flight Operations Major)

Freshman Year

AVFL

100 Private Pilot Grnd Schl

MGMT

110 Hist. Trad. of Bus.& Entrp.

AVFL

110 Private Pilot Flight Lab

MATH

141 College Algebra, LE

AVIA

101 Air Transportation

Sophomore Year:

AVFL

200 Instrument Ground School

AVFL

300 Comm'l Ground School

AVFL

210 Instrument Flight Lab

AVFL

310 Commercial Flight Lab

AVIA

303 Meteorology

AVIA

302 Air Traffic Cntrl Syst.

Foreign Language

Foreign Language

MATH

142 Trigonometry

Junior

AVIA

335 Aviation Law

AVFL

320 Multi-Engine Grnd Sch.

AVIA

324 Human Factors in Flight

AVFL

330 Multi-Engine Flight Lab

PHYS

151 Principles of Physics I, LE

AVIA

301 Aviation History

MATH

201 Calculus

Senior Year (Flight Operations Option):

AVFL

400 Fundamt'ls of Instruction

AVIA

412 Special Topics in Avia.

AVFL

410 Flight Instr. Ground School

AVIA

Electives

AVFL

420 Flight Instructor Flight Lab

AVIA

440 Internship

AVIA

410 Flight Theory

Senior Year (Flight Operations Management Option):

AVIA

Electives (2)

AVIA

412 Special Topics in Avia.

AVIA

410 Flight Theory

Note: The above plan does not include summer flying. Students who fly during the summer can progress more rapidly through the flight lab courses, and potentially complete through Multi-engine Instructor rating and do some part-time instructing for the college.

Students who wish to continue flight training during May term and summer without registering for formal ground schools or flight labs must register for AVFL 499, Continuing Registration for Flight Training. This zero (0) credit flight lab is restricted to continuing students who are completing flight requirements for specific FAA courses.

Aviation Management Major

Liberal Education Courses

Credit Hours

Business students should take the following courses as part of the liberal education (LE) requirements. These courses must be completed before registering for upper division business courses:

ECON 253 Elementary Macroeconomics (LE Group 3)
ENGL 110 Composition and Research (LE Skills Requirement)
MATH 141 College Algebra (LE Group 10)
MATH 150 Elementary Statistics (LE Skills Requirement)






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Requirement Description

Credit Hours

I.

Foreign Language Requirement

8

Aviation majors must complete eight credit hours in one of the following ways:

  • Four credit hours of a foreign language, and either: four credit hours of a Westminster May term/summer international study tour, or four credits of an international study tour transferred from an accredited college or university.
  • Eight credit hours of a single foreign language.

See Foreign Language Requirement for equivalencies, AP and CLEP credit policy.

II.

Lower Division Courses

32

AVIA 101 Air Transportation
ACCT 213 Accounting Principles
ECON 253 Elementary Macroeconomics, LE Group 3
ECON 263 Elementary Microeconomics
MATH 150 Elementary Statistics, LE Group 10
MATH 201 Calculus I
MGMT 110 Historical Traditions of Business and Entrepreneurship
PHYS 151 Principles of Physics I

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III.

Upper Division Courses

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AVIA 324 Human Factors in Flight (4)
or
HRM 410 Human Resource Management (4)

AVIA 335 Aviation Law (4)
or
MGMT 325 Business Law (4)

AVIA 412 Special Topics in Aviation
FINC 307 Corporate Finance
MGMT 305 Principles of Management
MGMT 485 Strategic Management
MKTG 300 Principles of Marketing

AVFL 440 CFI Internship (4)
or
AVIA 440 Internship (4)
or
AVIA 441 Aviation Practicum (4)



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IV.

Elective Options

4

Students must take one of the following courses:

AVIA 325 Air Operations Management (4)
AVIA 430 Airline Operations and Cargo Management (4)
AVIA 415 Managing the Airport Environment (4)

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TOTAL HOURS FOR AVIATION MANAGEMENT

76

Note: All students must complete 124 hours of coursework to graduate, 40 hours of which must be upper division (300 level or above). Students may need to take other courses to complete the college hours requirement.

Recommended Plan of Study for Aviation Management

In order to complete all major requirements, Aviation Management majors should plan to take business courses in the following stages, subject to scheduling and availability constraints, in conjunction with other required courses and electives.

Freshman - Sophomore

Sophomore - Junior

AVIA

101 Air Transportation

AVIA

324 or HRM 410

ACCT

213 Accounting Principles

AVIA

335 or MGMT 325

ECON

253 Elem Macroeconomics

ECON

263 Elem Microeconomics

MGMT

110 Hist/Trad of Bus &Entrep

FINC

307 Corporate Finance

MATH

141 College Algebra

MGMT

305 Princ of Management

MATH

150 Statistics

MGMT

325 Business Law

MATH

201 Calculus

MKTG

300 Princ of Marketing

Foreign Language

PHYS

151 Princ of Physics

Foreign Language

Junior - Senior

AVIA

412 Special Topics in Aviation

AVIA

440/441/442 Internship/Practicum Requirement

AVIA

Upper Division Electives

MGMT

485 Strategic Practicum

Bachelor of Arts Option

Students completing the bachelor of arts option must also complete an academic minor from one of the following areas: Anthropology, Art, Communication, Computer Science, Economics, English, Environmental Studies, French, Gender Studies, History, Music, Philosophy/Religion, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Social Science, Sociology, Spanish, or Theatre Arts. Completion of a minor is required for the B.A. degree. Students who elect to complete a minor may elect to receive either a B.A. or B.S. degree.

Note: Students who wish to participate in the MBA program should plan to take the GMAT and apply for admission to the MBA program during their senior year. Students are encouraged to meet with their program advisor for specific requirements. Information on the MBA program admission requirements is found in the MBA section of this catalog.