2005 - 2006 Aviation Studies (AVIA, AVFL)

Flight Ops Program Goals | Program Requirements | Flight Operations Major | Aviation Management Major | Flight Ops Plan of Study | Avia Mgmt Program Goals | Aviation Management Major | Aviation Mgmt Plan of Study | Bachelor of Arts Option | Minors | Course Descriptions

Aviation Programs Director: Michael Kraus
Faculty: Larry Hemingway, Michael Kraus, Daniel Taylor
Chief Flight Instructor: Scott Wies

Students majoring in Aviation may choose 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.

Flight Operations Program Goals

Students completing a major in Aviation Studies with a concentration in flight operations:

  • Meet or exceed Federal Aviation Administration required knowledge and practical examination standards
  • Demonstrate proficiency in aviation professional issues such as: professional standards, aviation law, safety, ethics, and career development.
  • Demonstrate proficiency with modern cockpit technology function and operation for satellite based navigation systems, autopilot, flight management systems, and electronic flight information systems.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in flight dynamics, including energy management, applied aerodynamics and critical attitude recovery.
  • Demonstrate an understanding and appreciation for the history of aviation and its key contributions to society and how its development has affected our nation's political and economic structure.

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

Students should 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, prior to enrolling in flight labs.

Westminster College cannot guarantee the quality or credibility of other flight vendors. Therefore, 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.

For course prerequisites, please refer to the course description.

Liberal Education Courses

Credit Hours

Aviation 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:

ENGL 110 Composition and Research (LE Skills Requirement)
MATH 141 College Algebra (LE Group 10)






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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

28

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

33

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

74 - 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.

4-Year Basic Study Plan (Flight Operations Major)

This plan does not include Liberal Education requirements found in this catalog.

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

410 Flight Theory

Senior Year (Flight Operations Management Option):

AVIA

Electives (2)

AVIA

412 Special Topics in Avia.

AVFL

440 Internship

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 Program Goals

Students completing a degree in aviation studies with an emphasis in aviation management should:

  • Demonstrate the ability to use operational decisions making techniques to manage large or small aviation businesses.
  • Understand the role of human factors in airline resource management.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the air transportation industry to include airline operations, marketing, aircraft performance and economic factors.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in aviation professional issues such as: professional standards, safety, ethics, and career development.
  • Develop an understanding and appreciation for the history of aviation and its key contributions to society in our national political and economic structure.
  • Demonstrate a theoretical and practical understanding of managing various aspects of the airport environment to include landside and airside operations.

Aviation Management Major

Liberal Education Courses

Credit Hours

Aviation Management 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

32

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 Business and Corporate Aviation (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 Options

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.

Flight Management Minor

Requirement Description

Credit Hours

I.

Required Courses

AVIA 101 Air Transportation
AVIA 335 Aviation Law
MGMT 305 Principles of Mgmt

AVFL 440 Internship
or
AVIA 441 Practicum

Flight Management Minor elective from
AVIA 301, AVIA 325, AVIA 415, AVIA 430.

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TOTAL HOURS FOR FLIGHT MANAGEMENT MINOR

21-24

Note: Students pursuing a minor in Aviation with a major in another Gore School of Business program cannot use their AVIA electives in both programs.

Flight Operations Minor

Students in any Westminster major program may choose to add a flight operations minor to their program. Students interested in completing this minor should meet with the Director of Aviation to discuss physical requirements of the program. Flight time is required.

Requirement Description

Credit Hours

I.

Required Courses

AVIA 101 Air Transportation 4
AVFL 100 Private Ground School 4
AVFL 110 Private Flight Lab 1
AVFL 200 Instrument Ground School 4
AVFL 210 Instrument Flight Lab 1

Flight Operations Minor elective from:
AVFL 300, AVFL 310, AVIA 301, AVIA 302, AVIA 324, AVIA 440, AVIA 441

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TOTAL HOURS FOR FLIGHT OPERATIONS MINOR

24

Note: Students pursuing a minor in Aviation with a major in another Gore School of Business program cannot use their AVIA electives in both programs.