2004-2005 Aviation Course Descriptions

2004 - 2005 Aviation Studies Course Descriptions

AVIA

101

Air Transportation

(4)

Air Transportation focuses on the development of the aerospace industry with special emphasis on commercial air transportation-past, present, and future. The course also serves as an introduction to air transportation management, covering airline economics and marketing, as well as managing the commercial airliner fleet. An introduction to General Aviation will broaden the student's perspective of the aviation industry.


AVIA

301

Aviation History

(4)

Covers the past, present, and future of aviation and highlights its key contributions to society. Differences and interrelationships among commercial, general, and military aviation are discussed with particular emphasis on how their development has affected our nation's political and economic structure.


AVIA

302

Air Traffic Control System

(4)

Prepares the student to operate an aircraft professionally in the busy and often confusing environment of controlled airspace. It covers both communication and navigation procedures and techniques.


AVIA

303

Meteorology

(4)

This course covers weather and climate with emphasis on aviation applications. Students study air masses; storms and general weather hazards; meteorological forecasting, mapping, and instrumentation; and worldwide climate typologies.


AVIA

324

Human Factors in Flight

(4)

Covers the pilot and the aircraft as essential components in the safe conduct of flight. It features a case study approach in exploring aviation accidents and their causes, leading the student to an understanding of how such accidents can be prevented by thorough planning and safe flying practices.


AVIA

325

Air Operations Management

(4)

Discussed are the theoretical and practical aspects of managing aviation organizations including personnel, economic, and other types of executive and operational decision-making. The course introduces the role and place of the fixed-base operator. It also broadens the student's understanding of corporate business and charter operations and management. Prerequisite: AVIA 101.


AVIA

335

Aviation Law

(4)

Examines the origins and development of the system of law and legal reasoning. Students will understand the evolution of administrative law with focus on the Federal Aviation Administration and how its regulations are enacted and enforced. Prerequisite: MATH 141.


AVIA

410

Flight Theory

(4)

A capstone course which discusses all aspects of aircraft performance, with special emphasis on the effects of aerodynamic forces on an aircraft in motion, and how these forces interact with control inputs from the pilot. Also discussed are problems of stability and control, high-speed flight, and helicopter aerodynamics. Students gain an appreciation for how aircraft are designed to optimize specific performance parameters; the final exam is a paper model airplane design and flight competition. Prerequisites: MATH 141, 142.


AVIA

412

Special Topics in Aviation

(2-4)

This is a general category for special topics courses, which are designed to broaden the knowledge of students interested in aviation.


AVIA

415

Managing the Airport Environment

(4)

The theoretical and practical aspects of managing an airport are discussed, including manpower, assets, monetary functions, and the full spectrum of airport operations.


AVIA

430

Airline Operations and Cargo Management

(4)

Examines airline operations including domestic and international, passenger and cargo operations, and major air carrier and air taxi by focusing on the economic and regulatory changes that have shaped the development of the aviation industry. Also explored are management techniques for future survival and success. Prerequisite: AVIA 101.


AVIA

440

Internship

(1-8)

Students receive credit for meeting pre-arranged learning objectives while working for a company or non-profit organization. Internships give students the opportunity to compare their understanding of classroom material with current best practices in their field. Credit is based on the number of hours at the job site, and the nature of the learning objectives. Monthly class sessions reinforce the student learning objectives, and allow interns to compare their experiences with other interns. Prerequisites: junior or senior standing (transfer students must complete a minimum of 15 Westminster credit hours); completion of the Career Center Internship Workshop; and approvals from the Gore School of Business Practice Experience Coordinator and the Career Center Internship Coordinator.


AVIA

441

Aviation Practicum

(4)

The Disciplinary Practicum is a student team-based, company consultant project. The project addresses a real issue of concern to a client company (or non-profit organization), requires extensive research, and results in a formal oral presentation and written report to the company. Students work in teams of 3-6 students under the supervision of a Gore School of Business faculty member. Prerequisite: MGMT 305; MATH 150; junior or senior standing.


AVIA

442

Professional Portfolio

(2)

The Professional Portfolio is designed for mid-career professionals. The class gives students the opportunity to assess their interests and skills, design a career plan, and create a portfolio, which documents what they have to offer to an organization in an appropriate field. Students must have at least five years of professional or managerial experience to enroll in this class. Prerequisites: MGMT 305; junior or senior standing and approval of the Gore School of Business Experience/Practice Coordinator.

Federal Aviation Courses

AVFL

100
110

Private Pilot Ground School
Private Pilot Flight Lab

(4)
(1)

The student will gain the knowledge to build the framework for a career in aviation and obtain the knowledge, skill, and aeronautical experience to acquire a Private Pilot certificate under FAR Part 141. AVFL 110 must be completed with AVFL 100. FAA Class II medical exam is required prior to registering for flight labs.


AVFL

200
210

Instrument Ground School
Instrument Flight Lab

(4)
(1)

The student will gain the knowledge to build the framework for a career in aviation and obtain the knowledge, skill, and aeronautical experience to acquire an Instrument Rating under FAR Part 141. Prerequisite: AVFL 100 or permission, FAA Class II medical exam. Take AVFL*110.


AVFL

300
310

Commercial Ground School
Commercial Flight Lab

(4)
(1)

The student will obtain the knowledge, skill, and aeronautical experience necessary to meet the requirements of a Commercial Pilot Certificate with an airplane category rating and a single-engine class rating. Prerequisite: AVFL 100. FAA Class II medical exam is required prior to registering for flight labs. Take AVFL*200.


AVFL




320

330


Multi-Engine Ground School
Prerequisite: AVFL 210, 300
Multi-Engine Flight Lab
Prerequisite: AVFL 210, 310, FAA Class II medical exam

(2)

(1)


The student will obtain the knowledge, skill, and aeronautical experience necessary to meet the requirements of a Multi-Engine Certificate and multi-engine class rating. Take AVFL*110, AVFL*210.


AVFL

350

Basic Aerobatics Training

(1)

The student will obtain the knowledge, skills and aeronautical experience necessary to understand and perform basic aerobatic maneuvers and upset/unusual altitude maneuvers to proficiency. Prerequisite: AVFL 310.


AVFL

370

High Terrain and Airport Training

(1)

The student will obtain the knowledge, skills, and aeronautical experience necessary to operate aircraft safely at high altitude airports and around high terrain. Prerequisite: AVFL 110.


AVFL





400

410

420

Fundamentals of Instruction Ground School
Prerequisite: AVFL 310.
Instructor Ground School
Prerequisite: AVFL 310.
Instructor Flight Lab
Prerequisite: AVFL 400, 410, FAA Class II medical exam

(2)

(2)

(1)

The student will obtain the knowledge, skill and aeronautical experience necessary to meet the requirements of a Flight Instructor Certificate with an airplane category rating and a single-engine class rating.


AVFL

430

Flight Instructor Instrument Ground School
Prerequisite: AVFL 410

(1)

The student will obtain the knowledge, skill, and aeronautical experience necessary to meet the requirements of an Instrument Flight Instructor Certificate.


AVFL

440

CFI Internship (Flight Operations Center)

(4)

Students who complete the college's flight labs and hold a certified flight instructor rating are eligible to apply for a CFI Internship experience at the Flight Operations Center. Select students will be assigned to one student and complete observations and teaching components as they work with a mentor instructor to further develop their instructional skills. Monthly class sessions reinforce the student learning objectives and allow interns to compare their experiences with other interns. Prerequisites: junior or senior standing; CFI Certificate, completion of the Career Center Workshop; and approvals from the Career Center Coordinator and the Director of Flight Operations.


AVFL

450

Flight Instructor Instrument Flight Lab
Prerequisite: AVFL 420

(1)

The student will obtain the knowledge, skill, and aeronautical experience necessary to meet the requirements of an Instrument Flight Instructor Certificate.


AVFL



460

470

Flight Instructor - Multi-Engine Ground School
Prerequisite: AVFL 430
Flight Instructor - Multi-Engine Flight Lab
Prerequisite: AVFL 450, FAA Class II medical exam

(1)

(1)

The student will obtain the knowledge, skill, and aeronautical experience necessary to meet the requirements of a Multi-Engine Flight Instructor Certificate.


AVFL




480

490


Air Transport Pilot Ground School
Prerequisite: Federal Aviation Regulation Part 61 Requirements
Air Transport Pilot Flight Lab
Prerequisite: Federal Aviation Regulation Part 61 Requirements, FAA Class II medical exam

(3)

(1)



AVFL

499

Continuing Registration Flight Training

(0)

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. This zero (0) credit flight lab is restricted to continuing students who are completing flight requirements for specific FAA courses.

Federal Aviation Administration Courses

The Federal Aviation courses listed here are offered on a demand basis as part of the curriculum of the Aviation Studies Program. Students are advised to contact the Chief Flight Instructor for details. FAA Class II medical exam is required prior to registering for flight labs.

AVFL 100 Private Pilot Ground School
AVFL 110 Private Pilot Flight Lab
AVFL 200 Instrument Ground School
AVFL 210 Instrument Flight Lab
AVFL 300 Commercial Ground School
AVFL 310 Commercial Flight Lab
AVFL 320 Multi-Engine Ground School
AVFL 330 Multi-Engine Flight Lab
AVFL 350 Basic Aerobatics Training
AVFL 370 High Terrain and Airport Training
AVFL 400 Fundamentals of Instruction Ground School
AVFL 410 Flight Instructor Ground School
AVFL 420 Flight Instructor Flight Lab
AVFL 430 Flight Instructor - Instrument Ground School
AVFL 450 Flight Instructor - Instrument Flight Lab
AVFL 460 Flight Instructor - Multi-Engine Ground School
AVFL 470 Flight Instructor - Multi-Engine Flight Lab
AVFL 480 Air Transport Pilot Ground School
AVFL 490 Air Transport Pilot Fight Lab
AVFL 499 Continuing Registration Flight Training

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