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Aviation Management

Aviation Students

Associate of Science degree:

The Associate of Science degree is awarded to students completing the requirements of the university-transfer program with a minimum of 62 credit hours. The degree parallels the work done in the first two years of a four-year institution and is designed for students planning to seek bachelor's degrees in natural science, mathematics or computer science.

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Degree Requirements

General Education (51 Hours)

AVN 1101. Introduction to Aeronautics Lab
This course prepares the student pilot for the first supervised solo flight. Course instruction includes pre-flighting the aircraft, taxiing, take off and landings and basic flight maneuvers. The emphasis is on safety and good decision-making. Corequisite: AVN 1103. (1 credit hour/special course fee)

AVN 1103. Fundamentals of Aeronautics I
This course serves as the foundation course for the study of the aviation field. The course involves an overview of the aviation field, an introduction to flight maneuvers, human factors, the aeronautical decision-making process, small airplane systems, Power plant operation, basic aerodynamics, safety considerations, airport operations, printed weather reports, performance charts, weight and balance, and technical subject and federal regulations areas appropriate to the student pilot. Corequisite: AVN 1101. (3 credit hours)

AVN 1203. Fundamentals of Aeronautics II
This course is an extension of Fundamentals of Aeronautics I. The course involves aeronautical charts, airspace, radio procedures, radar and ATC services, sources of flight information, weather hazards, graphic weather products, navigation, aviation physiology, aerodynamic principles, PTS usage and technical subject areas and federal regulations appropriate to the private pilot. Prerequisite: AVN 1103. (3 credit hours)

AVN 1201. Private Pilot Certification
This course provides ground school instruction in preparation for the FAA Private Pilot written examination. Prerequisites: AVN 1101 and AVN 1103. (1 credit hour)

AVN 1301. Private Pilot Lab
This course provides flight instruction necessary to complete requirements for the FAA Private Pilot Certificate. Prerequisites: AVN 1101 and AVN 1103. (1 credit hour/special course fee)

AVN 2203. Aviation Safety
Psychological, physical and operational aspects of flight and aviation ground safety are emphasized in this course, including elements of accident investigation and prevention. Students study actual aircraft accidents to determine causal factors, with special attention to weather factors, and propose possible preventive measures. Instruction is also provided in investigation of crashworthiness, crash survivability and after-crash survival factors. Prerequisites: AVN 1103 and AVN 1203. (3 credit hours)

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