2011 - 2012 Aviation Studies Courses

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 (3)
Provides the student with a rigorous understanding of the air traffic control system, including design and operating parameters. It covers both communication and navigation procedures and techniques. Offered Spring semester.
 
AVIA 303 Meteorology (3)
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. Offered Spring semester.
 
AVIA 324 Human Factors in Flight (4)
Covers the pilot, the aircraft, and operating policies 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 appropriate policies, thorough planning and safe flying practices. Offered Fall semester.
 
AVIA 325 Business and Corporate Aviation (4)
Discusses the theoretical and practical aspects of managing a corporate flight department, including staffing considerations, financial planning, and other types of executive and operational decision-making. The course integrates information on the support service providers. It also broadens the student's understanding of corporate business and charter operations and management. Prerequisite: AVIA 101. Offered Spring semester.
 
AVIA 335 Aviation Law (3)
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 401 Directed Studies (1-4)
A tutorial-based course used only for student-initiated proposals for intensive individual study of topics not otherwise offered in the aviation program. Prerequisites: consent of instructor and school dean.
 
AVIA 410 Flight Theory (4)
This course covers 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. Prerequisites: PHYS 151. Offered Spring semester.
 
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. Offered Spring semester.
 
AVIA 415 Managing the Airport Environment (4)
The theoretical and practical aspects of managing an airport are discussed, including staffing, assets, monetary functions, and the full spectrum of airport operations. Offered Spring semester.
 
AVIA 430 Airline Operations and Cargo Management (4)
Examines domestic and international airline operations and passenger and cargo operations. The course focuses on the economic and regulatory changes that have shaped the development of the aviation industry. Also explored are management techniques for survival and success. Prerequisite: AVIA 101. Offered Fall semester.
 
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 or obtain permission of instructor); 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 (2 or 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.

Flight Courses

AVFL 121 Foundations of Flight (3)
Foundations of Flight covers principles, procedures and knowledge that professionals in the aviation industry use routinely to operate aircraft. The course includes aeronautical decision making; an introduction to human factors; the study of aircraft and engine operation and limitations; aircraft flight instruments; navigation; navigation computers; national weather information and broadcasting services; federal aviation regulations; flight information publications; and radio communications and navigation. An emphasis is placed on conducting safe operations in the national airspace system at the private pilot level.
 
AVFL 122A
122B
Foundations of Flight Lab I
Foundations of Flight Lab II
(1)
(1)
Foundations of Flight labs cover supervised ground and flight instruction including pre-flight, airport operations, flight maneuvers, night operations, communication, navigation, emergency procedures, and crew resource management. This prepares the student for solo operation of the aircraft, both locally, and regionally. In Foundations of Flight Lab II, students plan and conduct solo cross country flights to airports located throughout the region. An emphasis is placed on proper flight planning and making the appropriate decisions when in flight. Students also receive additional flight maneuvers training and practice. This further prepares the student for the FAA checkride.
 
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. By permission only. Current FAA medical.
 
AVFL 221 Pilot in Command Development (1)
Strategies for transitioning to new aircraft and alternate aircraft flight and data information systems. Students learn to effectively use a primary flight display (PDF) and apply information from a multi-function display (MFD) to navigate and execute holding and instrument approach procedures. Provides techniques for single-pilot resource management.
 
AVFL 222 Pilot in Command Development Lab (1)
The lab includes development of skills that provide a foundation for advanced flight courses. Students gain experience transitioning to a new aircraft with an integrated flight deck and gain experience making solo VFR cross-country flights based on realistic flight scenarios. Students also gain experience in a flight training device (FTD) to develop skills in basic attitude instrument flight, instrument navigation, holding procedures, partial panel operations, and instrument approach procedures. Throughout the course a special emphasis is placed on helping students develop learning strategies for a scenario based training environment.
 
AVFL 231 Intermediate Flight (3)
Knowledge necessary to effectively operate in the instrument flight environment. Coverage includes instrument navigation, aviation regulations applicable to instrument flight, and procedures for operating in the national airspace system. Departure procedures, enroute operations, holding and arrival procedures are covered in detail. Use of available weather information, observed weather conditions, and recognition and avoidance of critical weather situations. Also covered is decision making and judgment and planning required to safely operate within the IFR environment. Students are prepared to pass the FAA instrument knowledge exam and to combine this aeronautical knowledge with their instrument flight training to successfully obtaining an instrument rating.
 
AVFL 232 Intermediate Flight Lab (1)
The lab includes further development of attitude instrument flight skills, instrument navigation and resource management abilities. Application of information from IFR charts and publications to departure, arrival, enroute, holding, and approach procedures in realistic flight scenarios. Flight scenarios are used for developing situational awareness, risk management, and aeronautical decision making skills as well as preparing the student for the instrument rating practical test.
 
AVFL 300
310A
310B
Commercial Ground School
Commercial Flight Lab I
Commercial Flight Lab II
(4)
(1)
(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. FAA Class II medical exam is required prior to registering for flight labs. AVFL 310A will increase proficiency and safety in extended VFR cross-country and night flying. AVFL 310B will provide instruction in complex aircraft, and the introduction and practice of commercial maneuvers to attain the proficiency level of a commercial pilot. These labs are completed in consecutive semesters.
 
AVFL
320

330
Multi-Engine Ground School
Prerequisite: By permission only
Multi-Engine Flight Lab
Prerequisite: By permission only. FAA medical
(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.
 
AVFL 341 Advanced Flight (3)
Development of the knowledge necessary for effectively functioning as a commercial pilot. Advanced concepts in human factors including: resource management, aeronautical decision making, and physiology; along with aircraft design factors including aerodynamics and airplane systems. The course includes integration of knowledge of commercial operations in the national airspace system with federal regulations related to airplane operations and communications. Practical use of facilities and techniques used in radio, satellite, and visual navigation are integrated with study of use of the best available in-flight weather and airport facilities information and obtaining the latest hazards information. All of the material needed to pass the FAA Knowledge Exam for the Commercial Pilot Certificate is covered as a part of this course.
 
AVFL 342A
342B
Advanced Flight Lab I
Advanced Flight Lab II
(1)
(1)
Scenario-based training focused on further development of cross-country procedures and emergency procedures. Practice applying and demonstrating instrument procedures in the IFR system. Demonstration of safe operations using risk management, aeronautical decision making (ADM) and single pilot resource management (SRM) techniques. Practice- and scenario-based training focused on enhancing the student's flying skills, cross-country procedures, emergency procedures, and complex systems. Development of the necessary knowledge, skill, and experience required to exceed the requirements of the commercial single engine land practical test. The PT will demonstrate safe operations considering risk management, ADM and SRM.
 
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: By permission only.
 
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.
 
AVFL 400

410

420
Fundamentals of Instruction Ground School
Prerequisite: By permission only
Instructor Ground School
Prerequisite: By permission only
Instructor Flight Lab
Prerequisite: By permission only
(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. Offered Spring semester.
 
AVFL 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.
 
AVFL 421 Professional Flight I (3)
Introduction to crew-operated airplane procedures and systems typical of commercial air carriers in the industry. There is a special emphasis on safe operating procedures, operations as a crew and professionalism. This course will also focus the students' learning on operating many different multi-engine aircraft as aspects related to each.
 
AVFL 422 Professional Flight I Lab (1)
This course will include an opportunity for students to demonstrate their knowledge, skills and application of safety practices in various simulation devices and multiengine aircraft. This course focuses on decision making skills, CRM, communication and knowledge of advanced technology required of a professional pilot.
 
AVFL 430 Flight Instructor Instrument Ground School
Prerequisite: By permission only
(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) (2 or 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 internship coordinator and the Director of Flight Education.
 
AVFL 450 Flight Instructor Instrument Flight Lab
Prerequisite: By permission only
(1)
The student will obtain the knowledge, skill, and aeronautical experience necessary to meet the requirements of an Instrument Flight Instructor Certificate.
 
AVFL 460 Flight Instructor - Multi-Engine Ground School
Prerequisite: By permission only
(1)
The student will obtain the knowledge, skill, and aeronautical experience necessary to meet the requirements of a Multi-Engine Flight Instructor Certificate.
 
AVFL 461
462
Professional Flight II
Professional Flight II Lab
(2)
(1)
The FAA is currently involved in a rule making process that will determine the knowledge and skills that will be required for acting as a flight crew member on an air carrier aircraft. The final rule will determine the outcomes of this course and the associated lab. It is anticipated the requirements will involve procedures for operating airline aircraft in the air carrier operating environment. It is anticipated this lab will require the operation of an advanced aircraft training device that will resemble regional jet airplanes.
 
AVFL 470 Flight Instructor - Multi-Engine Flight Lab
Prerequisite: By permission only
(1)
The student will obtain the knowledge, skill, and aeronautical experience necessary to meet the requirements of a Multi-Engine Flight Instructor Certificate.
 
AVFL 475 Advanced Flight Deck Systems & Air Carrier Procedures
Prerequisites: AVFL 210, 310. Co-requisite: AVFL 476
(2)
This course will introduce students to the procedures and systems commercial air carriers use in the industry to safely and efficiently fly passengers and cargo. It includes the latest industry applications of crew resource management in an academic and simulation environment. The accompanying lab will allow students to practice applications of advanced flight deck management and electronic flight.
 
AVFL

476

Advanced Flight Deck Systems & Air Carrier Procedures Lab
Co-requisite: AVFL 475
(1)
This lab will apply the academic principles taught in AVFL 475. The Flight Management System (FMS) and Electronic Flight Information System (EFIS) will be integrated with student knowledge and understanding of flight principles previously attained. Operational procedures of the air transportation industry will be implemented and utilized on the flight deck as an experiential learning tool. The lab will consist of five flights approximately 2 hours duration with two students. There is a lab fee required for this course.
 
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.