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Aviation Courses

AVN— Aviation
Mr. Dennis Sinnett, Coordinator

For more information, see the 2017-18 Undergraduate Catalog

AVN 150 Introduction to Aviation. (3) A. An introductory course specifically designed for students to obtain a broad understanding of the aviation world including varying aspects of space exploration. Includes a study of aviation history and the general aviation environment.

AVN 161 Private Pilot-SEL: Ground. (4) A. Provides aeronautical knowledge and 5 hours flight simulation necessary to prepare student pilots to successfully complete  FAA Private Pilot written examination.

AVN 161A Private Pilot-SEL: Flight I. (1) A. Prerequisite or Corequisite: AVN 192 with “C” or better and overall 2.0 GPA. First twenty-five dual and/or solo flight hours  leading to FAA private pilot SEL certification using FAA approved Part 141 flight training syllabus (Lab).

AVN 162A Private Pilot-SEL: Flight II. (1) A. Prerequisite: AVN 192A with “S” grade and overall 2.0 GPA. Second twenty-five dual and/or solo flight hours leading to FAA  private pilot SEL certification using FAA approved Part 141 flight training syllabus.

AVN 220 Instrument Pilot SEL & MEL: Ground. (4) A. Prerequisite: AVN 192 with “C” or better, AVN 192A or Instructor permission, and overall 2.0 GPA. Provides  aeronautical knowledge and 20 hours flight simulation necessary to prepare student pilots to successfully complete the FAA Instrument Pilot written examination. 3  Lec/2 Lab.

AVN 220A Instrument Pilot: Flight. (1) A. Prerequisites: departmental approval and an overall GPA of 2.0. A course designed to permit the student to gain instrument  flight training.

AVN 221A Instrument Pilot: Flight I. (1) A. Prerequisite or corequisite: AVN 220 with “C” or better. Prerequisite: 193A with “S” grade, and overall 2.0 GPA. First twenty-five dual flight hours leading to the FAA instrument pilot certification using FAA-approved Part 141 flight training syllabus.

AVN 222A Instrument Pilot: Flight II. (1) A. Prerequisite: AVN 221A with “S” grade and overall 2.0 GPA. Second twenty-five dual flight hours and ten simulator flight  hours leading to the FAA instrument pilot certification using FAA-approved Part 141 flight training syllabus.

AVN 229A Advanced Supervised Flight I. (1) A. Prerequisites: departmental approval and an overall GPA of 2.0. This course is designed to provide students flight  training and experience for FAA Commercial Pilot License.

AVN 230A Advanced Supervised Flight II. (1) A. Prerequisites: departmental approval and an overall GPA of 2.0. This course is designed to provide students flight  training and experience for FAA Commercial Pilot License.

AVN 300 Commercial Pilot-SEL & MEL: Ground. (2) A. Prerequisites: AVN 192 and 220, with “C” or better, 193A and 222A with “S”, and overall 2.0 GPA. Provides  aeronautical knowledge and 5 hours flight simulation necessary to prepare student pilots to successfully complete FAA Commercial Pilot written examination.

AVN 300A Commercial Pilot: Flight. (1) A. Prerequisites: departmental approval and an overall GPA of 2.0. The course consists of all or part of the dual and solo flight hours required for FAA commercial pilot certification.

AVN 301A Commercial Pilot-SEL: Flight I. (1) A. Prerequisite or corequisite: AVN 300 with “C” or better. Prerequisite: AVN 193A and 222A with “S” grade, and overall 2.0  GPA. First twenty dual flight hours leading to the FAA commercial pilot SEL certification using FAA-approved Part 141 flight training syllabus.

AVN 302A Commercial Pilot-SEL: Flight II. (1) A. Prerequisite: AVN 301A with “S” grade and overall 2.0 GPA. Second twenty solo flight hours leading to the FAA  commercial pilot SEL certification using FAA-approved Part 141 flight training syllabus.

AVN 303A Commercial Pilot-SEL: Flight III. (1) A. Prerequisite: AVN 302A with “S” grade and overall 2.0 GPA. Third twenty solo flight hours leading to the FAA  commercial pilot SEL certification using FAA approved Part 141 flight training syllabus.

AVN 304A Commercial Pilot-SEL: Flight IV. (1) A. Prerequisite: AVN 303A with “S” grade and overall 2.0 GPA. Final twenty solo flight hours leading to the FAA  commercial pilot SEL certification using FAA approved Part 141 flight training syllabus.

AVN 305 Multi-Engine Pilot (MEL): Ground. (1) A. Prerequisite: AVN 193A with “S” grade and overall 2.0 GPA. Provides multi-engine aeronautical knowledge and 10  hours MEL flight simulation to facilitate successful completion of multi-engine practical check ride.

AVN 305A Private Pilot—Multi-Engine: Flight. (1) A. Prerequisite or corequisite: AVN 305 with “C” or better. Prerequisite: AVN 193A with “S” Grade and overall 2.0 GPA.  Twenty dual flight hours leading to the FAA Multiengine land (MEL) pilot certification using FAA-approved Part 141 flight training syllabus.

AVN 330 Human Factors and Crew Resource Management. (3) A. Prerequisite: AVN 315. An integrated approach in the study of relations between pilot selection,  training, flight deck design, machine compatibility, and safety. Emphasis is placed on human factors research enhancing compatibility of pilots and accident prevention.

AVN 331A Commercial Pilot-MEL: Flight I. (1) A. Prerequisite: AVN 193A and 222A with a minimum grade of “S”, prerequisite or corequisite: AVN 300 with a minimum  grade of “C”, and overall 2.0 GPA. First twenty dual flight hours leading to the FAA commercial pilot MEL certification using FAA-approved Part 141 flight training  syllabus.

AVN 332A Commercial Pilot-MEL: Flight II. (1) A. Prerequisite: AVN 330, 331A, and an overall 2.0 GPA. Twenty-two Student CRM time building flight hours leading to  the FAA commercial pilot MEL certification using FAA-approved Part 141 flight training syllabus.

AVN 333A Commercial Pilot-MEL: Flight III. (1) A. Prerequisite: AVN 332A and overall 2.0 GPA. Twenty-two Student CRM time building flight hours leading to the FAA  commercial pilot MEL certification using FAA-approved Part 141 flight training syllabus.

AVN 334A Commercial Pilot—MEL: Flight IV. (1) A. Prerequisite: AVN 333A and  overall 2.0 GPA. Eleven Student CRM time building flight hours and ten PDPIC dual flight hours leading to the FAA commercial pilot MEL certification using  FAA-approved Part 141 flight training syllabus.

AVN 335 Weather Reporting/Analysis. (3) I, II. A comprehensive analysis of weather conditions and patterns as they apply to flight.

AVN 340 Airport Management. (3) I, II. A study of guidelines for aviation management and administrative functions including problems, trends, and planning regarding  operation of airports.

AVN 349 Applied Learning in Aviation. (.5‑8) A. Prerequisite: coordinator approval. Work under faculty and field supervisors in placements related to academic studies.  One to eight hours credit per semester or summer. A minimum of 80 hours work required for each academic credit.

AVN 349 A-N Cooperative Study: Aviation. (.5‑8) A. Prerequisite: coordinator approval. Work under faculty and field supervisors in placements related to academic  studies. One to eight hours credit per semester or summer. A minimum of 80 hours work required for each academic credit.

AVN 350 Air Transportation. (3) A. A survey of the historical development of the air transportation system covering facilities, impact of regulations, problems  encountered, and future requirements.

AVN 360 Problems In Aviation Administration. (3) I, II. Designed for utilization of aviation industry case studies to introduce the techniques, methods, and procedures  for problem solving.

AVN 370 Techniques: Aviation Supervisors. (3) I, II. A study of effective personnel management theory through application to practical situations in the aviation  industry.

AVN 390 Aviation Administration Decision Making. (3) I, II. A study of decision theory and its application to aviation administration decision‑making and problem  solving processes.

AVN 400 Multi‑Engine Pilot: Ground. (1) A. Prerequisite: appropriate flight credentials. The course is designed to provide appropriate aeronautical knowledge about  multi‑engine aircraft to facilitate successful completion of the multi‑engine flight component.

AVN 400A Multi‑Engine Pilot: Flight (1) A. Prerequisites: departmental approval and an overall GPA of 2.0. A one hour laboratory course integrated with AVN 400  consisting of the dual and solo flight hours required for FAA certification.

AVN 401 Airline Management. (3) A. Prerequisite: AVN 350 with a “C” or better. Acquaint student with the development, administrative and operational factors peculiar  to FAR Part 121 Airline Operations. Emphasis is placed on proper market analysis, financial matters, the company plan, aircraft selection, aircraft acquisition, route  structure, timetable and pertinent regulatory requirements.

AVN 402 Corporate and Business Aviation. (3) A. The study of the operation of a corporate flight department. Course includes the value of management mobility,  aircraft and equipment evaluation, maintenance, flight operations, administration and fiscal considerations.

AVN 410 Air Traffic Control. (3) I, II. A study of the national air traffic control system with emphasis on basic air traffic control procedures; the role of centers, approach  control, towers, and flight service centers; communications; navigation procedures, radar operations, facilities.

AVN 415 Instructor Pilot-SEL: Ground. (3) A. Prerequisite: AVN 192, AVN 220, and AVN 300 with “C” grade or better and overall 2.0 GPA. Prepares student pilots for the  FAA Certified Flight Instructor (CFI) & Fundamentals of Instruction (FOI) written exams.

AVN 415A Instructor Pilot-SEL: Flight. (1) A. Prerequisite: AVN 304A with “S” grade. Prerequisite or corequisite: AVN 415 with C” or higher, and overall 2.0 GPA. Fifteen  dual flight hours and 5 hours flight simulation leading to the FAA instructor pilot (SEL) certification using FAA-approved Part 141 flight training syllabus.

AVN 416A Instructor and Commercial Pilot— SEL: Flight. (1) A. Prerequisite: AVN 334A with “S” grade, Prerequisite or corequisite: AVN 415 with a “C” or better, and  overall 2.0 GPA. Twenty-five dual flight hours and 5 hours flight simulation leading to the FAA Instructor Pilot (IP) SEL and Commercial Pilot- SEL certifications using  FAA-approved Part 141 flight training syllabus.

AVN 421 Instrument and Multi-Engine IP: Ground. (2) A. Prerequisite: AVN 415 with “C” grade or better and overall 2.0 GPA or an Instructor Pilot-SEL rating. Provides  study of aeronautical information for becoming instrument and multi-engine flight instructor, and preparation for FAA Instrument Instructor written.

AVN 421A Instrument Instructor-SEL: Flight. (1) A. Prerequisite or corequisite: AVN 421 with “C” or better. Prerequisite: AVN 304A or AVN 334A, and overall 2.0 GPA.  Ten dual flight hours and ten flight simulation hours leading to the FAA Instrument Instructor Pilot (IP) SEL rating using FAA-approved Part 141 flight training syllabus.

AVN 422A Commercial and Instructor Pilot— MEL: Flight. (1) A. Prerequisite: AVN 421 and AVN 415 with a “C” or better, AVN 304A and 305A with “S” grade, and overall  2.0 GPA. Twenty-five dual flight hours and five hours flight simulation leading to the FAA commercial multi-engine add-on and multi-engine instructor ratings using  FAA-approved Part 141 flight training syllabus.

AVN 423A Instructor Pilot—Multi-Engine: Flight. (1) A. Prerequisite: AVN 421 & AVN 334A with “C” & “S” grades respectively, and overall 2.0 GPA. Ten dual flight hours  and ten hours flight simulation leading to the FAA Multi-Engine instructor rating using FAA approved Part 141 flight training syllabus.

AVN 425 Applied Aerodynamics. (3) A. Prerequisite: MAT 114 or higher, and PHY 101. Applied theories of flight and flight factors, including a study of the principles of  aircraft performance, stability and control, and operational data.

AVN 435 Turbine Aircraft Systems. (3) A. Prerequisite: AVN 325 with a “C” or better or instructor approval. A study of the functioning theory and integral components of  gas turbine (jet) engines. Additionally, provides a study of electrical, mechanical and hydraulic systems as they relate to turbine engine aircraft.

AVN 460 Aviation Legislation. (3) I, II. Prerequisite: junior standing (at least 60 hours). A study of civil law as it pertains to aviation and includes the historic  development of United States and international aviation law while surveying governmental responsibility for aviation accidents.

AVN 467 Comprehensive Exam for BS in Aviation (0) A. Prerequisite: Consent of Advisor. Registration in AVN 467 is required of all undergraduate B.S. (Aviation)  students for the term in which they wish to take their comprehensive examination, including the exit exam and advisor approved certification or license.

AVN 470 National Air Space System. (3) A. An overview of the National Air Space System with emphasis on problems of implementation, safety considerations, and  social/economic impact.

AVN 480 Glass Cockpit Technologies. (1) A. Prerequisite: AVN 222A and 330. Provides an integrated approach to the theory, technology, and operations of “Glass” cockpit technologies to prepare student pilots to successfully operate “glass” cockpit aircraft. Course includes 10 hours in “Glass” capable AATD flight simulator.

AVN 495 Internship. (1‑3) A. Prerequisite: departmental approval. Students will work under departmental supervision in a private or public agency engaged in aviation  activities.

AVN 498 Independent Study. (1‑3) A. Prerequisite: AVN major with senior standing. Student must have the independent study proposal form approved by faculty  supervisor and program coordinator prior to enrollment. May be retaken to a maximum of six hours.

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