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Instructional Specialist Renee Alanis (928) 776-2002
Dean John Morgan (928) 717-7721

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About the Associate of Applied Science - Aviation Technology

The Aviation Technology degree program prepares students for careers in aviation as helicopter  or airplane pilots, flight service specialists, dispatchers, instructors, and unmanned aircraft operators. The degree also prepares students for the entrance exam into the FAA Air Traffic Control Academy in Oklahoma City.

Note:  

Select one or more of the four concentrations.

There is an alternate Airplane Operations Concentration plan available for students who are transitioning from the Helicopter Operations Concentration. Please contact Academic Advising for more information.

 

General and Program-Specific Requirements

Course Course Title Hours
I.  General Education
  A.  Foundation Studies (12 credits)
       1.  College Composition or Applied Communication - Select Option a or b:
          a.  Writing (6 credits)
Choose two courses from approved list
 
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Applied Communication/Writing Courses

You may select from the following courses to fulfill the requirements of the applied communication/writing component of this degree.

CourseTitleHours
BSA105 Business English   3
CRW139 Intro to Creative Writing   3
ENG101   
ENG102   
ENG103   
ENG104   
ENG136   
JRN150 Mediawriting and Reporting   3
IWR = This course meets the requirements of the Intensive Writing/Critical Inquiry awareness area.
ERG = This course meets the requirements of the Ethnic/Race/Gender awareness area.
GIH = This course meets the requirements of the Global/International or Historical awareness area.
          b.  Writing AND Communication (6 credits)
Choose one course from each list
 
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Applied Communication/Writing Courses

You may select from the following courses to fulfill the requirements of the applied communication/writing component of this degree.

CourseTitleHours
BSA105 Business English   3
CRW139 Intro to Creative Writing   3
ENG101   
ENG102   
ENG103   
ENG104   
ENG136   
JRN150 Mediawriting and Reporting   3
IWR = This course meets the requirements of the Intensive Writing/Critical Inquiry awareness area.
ERG = This course meets the requirements of the Ethnic/Race/Gender awareness area.
GIH = This course meets the requirements of the Global/International or Historical awareness area.
AND
 
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Applied Communication/Comm. Courses

You may select from the following courses to fulfill the requirements of the applied communication/comm. component of this degree.

CourseTitleHours
BSA233 Business Communications   3
COM100   
COM131   
COM134   
COM135   
COM271   
IWR = This course meets the requirements of the Intensive Writing/Critical Inquiry awareness area.
ERG = This course meets the requirements of the Ethnic/Race/Gender awareness area.
GIH = This course meets the requirements of the Global/International or Historical awareness area.
       2.  Numeracy (3 credits)
 
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Quantitative Literacy Courses

You may select from the following courses to fulfill the requirements of the quantitative literacy component of this degree.

CourseTitleHours
MAT100   
MAT122 Intermediate Algebra   3
MAT142   
MAT152   
MAT156   
MAT157   
MAT167   
MAT172   
MAT183 Trigonometry   2
MAT187   
MAT212   
MAT220   
MAT230   
MAT241   
MAT262   
IWR = This course meets the requirements of the Intensive Writing/Critical Inquiry awareness area.
ERG = This course meets the requirements of the Ethnic/Race/Gender awareness area.
GIH = This course meets the requirements of the Global/International or Historical awareness area.
       3.  Critical Thinking (3 credits)
 
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Critical Thinking (AGEC) Courses

You may select from the following courses to fulfill the requirements of the critical thinking (agec) component of this degree.

CourseTitleHours
AHS230 Comp & Alt Health Therapy   3
AJS123 Ethics & Criminal Justice   3
BSA118 Practical Creative Thinking   3
CHP190 Honors Colloquium   1
COM217   
EDU210 Cultural Diversity Education   ERG 3
ENG140 Reading the World:   3
GEO210 Society and Environment   3
HUM101 Intro to Popular Culture   3
JRN131 Mass Media in American Society   3
PHI103 Intro to Logic   3
PHI105 Introduction to Ethics   3
PHI110 Intro to Critical Thinking   3
PHI204 Ethical Issues/Health Care   3
STU230 Leadership Development Studies   3
IWR = This course meets the requirements of the Intensive Writing/Critical Inquiry awareness area.
ERG = This course meets the requirements of the Ethnic/Race/Gender awareness area.
GIH = This course meets the requirements of the Global/International or Historical awareness area.
  B.  Area Studies (7 credits)
       1.  Physical and Biological Science (4 credits)
GEO212 Intro to Meteorology

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
GEO 212. Introduction to Meteorology (4). Physical and chemical conditions that regulate global weather phenomena. Includes structure of the atmosphere, temperature, humidity, air pressure and winds, the development of weather systems, tornadoes and hurricanes, and the parameters that affect local and global climate. Laboratory includes image interpretation, field observation and prediction. Three lecture. Three lab.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. Origin of the atmosphere, earth/sun relations and energy systems including the greenhouse effect
2. Atmospheric pressure, air pollution and local and regional wind patterns
3. Hydrologic cycle including humidity and stability of air masses and air-sea interactions
4. Clouds, precipitation, frontal systems and severe weather
5. Tropical and midlatitude systems including wave cyclones, tropical cyclones and tornadoes
6. Atmospheric circulation patterns & oscillations including monsoonal winds, El Nino & global circulation models
7. Global climate patterns, climate change and global warming
8. Meteorological methods and tools for weather monitoring, analysis and forecasting including remote sensing, observations and weather mapping

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Describe the origin and structure of the earth and its atmosphere. (1, 7) (PBS 1)
2. Use scientific reasoning to explain the relationship between the earth and sun and how solar and terrestrial radiation affects temperature, air pressure and wind patterns. (1, 2, 7, 8)
3. Explain the role of heat, moisture and winds in generating clouds, precipitation and severe weather. (2-6, 8)
4. Model major atmospheric circulation systems and oscillations. (1-8)
5. Describe climatic regions and assess climate change predictions. (1-8) (PBS 3)
6. Interpret meteorological data to predict weather conditions. (1-8) (PBS 2)

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       2.  Behavioral OR Social Science (3 credits)
Choose one course from either list
 
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Behavioral Science (AGEC) Courses

You may select from the following courses to fulfill the requirements of the behavioral science (agec) component of this degree.

CourseTitleHours
ECE210 Infant and Toddler Development   3
ECE234 Child Development   3
GRN101 Psychology of Aging   3
GRN102 Health and Aging   3
PHE152 Personal Health & Wellness   3
PHE205 Stress Management   3
PSY101 Introductory Psychology   3
PSY132 Cross Cultural Psychology   ERG 3
PSY234 Child Development   3
PSY238 Psychology of Play   ERG 3
PSY240 Personality Development   3
PSY245 Human Growth and Development   3
PSY250 Social Psychology   3
PSY277 Human Sexuality   ERG 3
IWR = This course meets the requirements of the Intensive Writing/Critical Inquiry awareness area.
ERG = This course meets the requirements of the Ethnic/Race/Gender awareness area.
GIH = This course meets the requirements of the Global/International or Historical awareness area.
OR
 
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Social Science (AGEC) Courses

You may select from the following courses to fulfill the requirements of the social science (agec) component of this degree.

CourseTitleHours
ANT101 Stones,Bones,Human Origin   3
ANT102 Intro Cultural Anthro   ERG 3
ANT104 Buried Cities/Lost Tribes   3
ANT214 Magic, Witchcaft and Healing   ERG 3
ANT231 Southwestern Archaeology   3
ANT232 Indians of the Southwest   ERG 3
BSA235 Principles Economics-Macro   3
GEO101 World Geography West   GIH 3
GEO102 World Geography East   GIH 3
GEO105 Intro Cultural Geography   ERG GIH 3
HIS260 History Native Am in the U.S.   ERG 3
SOC101 Intro to Sociology   ERG 3
SOC140 Sociology Intimate Relationshp   ERG 3
SOC142 Race and Ethnic Relations   ERG 3
SOC212 Gender and Society   ERG 3
SOC250 Social Problems   ERG 3
IWR = This course meets the requirements of the Intensive Writing/Critical Inquiry awareness area.
ERG = This course meets the requirements of the Ethnic/Race/Gender awareness area.
GIH = This course meets the requirements of the Global/International or Historical awareness area.
II.  Concentrations - Select one or more
  A.  Airplane Operations Concentration (52-54 credits)
AVT104 Private Pilot Airplane Ground

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
AVT 104. Private Pilot Airplane Ground I (2). Fundamentals of aerodynamics, airplane operation and performance, and instruments. Prerequisite: Admission to the Private Pilot-Airplane program. Two lecture.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. Instruments
2. Aerodynamics
3. Flight
4. Weight and Balance
5. Performance

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Identify basic airplane components, systems, and instruments. (1)
2. Explain the principles of basic aerodynamics. (2)
3. Explain the primary principles of airplane flight. (2,3)
4. Use a Pilot's Operating Handbook (POH) performance manual. (5)
5. Calculate airplane weight and balance. (4,5)

REQUIRED ASSESSMENT:
1. FAA written test.

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AVT105 Private Pilot Airplane Grnd II

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
AVT 105. Private Pilot Airplane Ground II (2). Fundamentals of navigation, human errors, Federal Aviation requirements, weather systems and hazards. Prerequisite: AVT 104. Two lecture.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. Weather
2. Federal Aviation requirements
3. Human error in flight
4. Navigation
5. Hazards

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Utilize airport communications. (1,2)
2. Identify the basic elements of weather as they pertain to flight. (1)
3. Use a Federal Aviation Regulation manual and Airport Facility Directory. (2)
4. Use a flight computer. (4)
5. Determine protocols for cross country flight. (4)
6. Identify the psychological and physiological factors which can affect human safety and comfort in flight. (3)
7. Identify extreme hazards of airplane flight. (5)

REQUIRED ASSESSMENT:
FAA written test.

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AVT106 Private Pilot Flight I

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
AVT 106. Private Pilot Flight I (4). Fundamentals of basic flight operations. Includes one-on-one supervised flights. Student will complete 26.5 dual flight hours; 4 hours of Advanced Aircraft Training Device (AATD); and 1 hour of solo flight. Prerequisite: Admission to Program. Twelve lab.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. Preflight procedures
2. Airport and heliport operations
3. Hovering maneuvers
4. Takeoffs, landings, and go-arounds
5. Performance maneuvers
6. Navigation
7. Emergency operations
8. Night operations
9. Post flight procedures

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. State aircraft worthiness requirements. (1)
2. Calculate aircraft performance under standard conditions. (1-5)
3. Locate weather sources and information. (1,6)
4. Repeat aircraft maneuvers. (3-5)
5. Prepare a cross-country flight plan. (1,2,6)
6. Recite dead reckoning, pilotage, and radio navigation procedures. (6)
7. Discuss appropriate responses to simulated emergencies. (7)
8. Identify common issues surrounding night flying. (2,8)
9. Repeat engine and aircraft shutdown procedures. (9)

REQUIRED ASSESSMENT:
1. At least one oral exam (2-3hrs) & a flight exam (1-2 hrs) based on FAA criteria.

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AVT107 Prvt Pilot Airplane Flight II

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
AVT 107. Private Pilot Airplane Flight II (5). Flight training including supervised and solo cross-country flights and intermediate operations. Preparation for Federal Aviation Administration private pilot airplane oral and practical exam. Student will complete 26.5 dual flight hours; 4 hours of Advanced Aircraft Training Device (AATD); and 7 hours of solo flight. Prerequisite: AVT 106. Two lecture. Nine lab.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. Preflight procedures
2. Airport and operations
3. Airplane flight maneuvers
4. Takeoffs, landings, and go-arounds
5. Performance maneuvers
6. Navigation
7. Emergency operations
8. Night operations
9. Post flight operations

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Determine if an airplane is airworthy prior to flight. (1)
2. Calculate aircraft performance under adverse conditions. (1-5)
3. Locate and weigh weather information against common flight situations. (1,6)
4. Operate aircraft using industry standard procedures during airplane flight maneuvers. (3-5)
5. Generate and execute a cross country flight plan. (1,2,6)
6. Incorporate dead reckoning, pilotage, and radio navigation during navigation exercises. (6)
7. Employ appropriate responses to simulated emergencies. (7)
8. Describe common issues surrounding night flying. (2,8)
9. Accomplish aircraft and engine shutdown procedures. (9)

REQUIRED ASSESSMENT:
Private Pilot Airplane Practical Test-Private Pilot Certificate Airplane Single-Engine Land.

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AVT115 Inst Pilot Airplane Ground

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
AVT 115. Instrument Pilot Airplane Ground (4). Instrument navigation, Instrument Flight Rule (IFR) traffic system procedures, dead reckoning, IFR Radio navigation, use of various instrumentation systems, IFR charts, weather reports and forecasts, transponders, radars, radio aids, anti-icing/deicing systems, preflight checks, aeronautical decision making. Prerequisite: AVT 105 and AVT 107 and AVT 117. Three lecture.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. Instrument Flight Rule (IFR) regulations
2. Charts and IFR approach procedures
3. Procurement and use of weather forecasts
4. Flight instrument function
5. Aircraft performance capability
6. Anti-icing system
7. Preflight checks
8. Aeronautical decision making

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Apply federal regulations to IFR conditions. (1)
2. Use dead reckoning procedures as they pertain to IFR navigation. (1)
3. Navigate IFR using radio aids. (1,3)
4. Use VOR, ADF, GPS and ILS systems. (1,4)
5. Procure and use aviation weather reports and forecasts. (3,8)
6. Determine the function, use, and limitations of the flight instruments required for IFR flights. (2,5)
7. Calculate aircraft performance capability for time enroute and fuel consumption based on wind, power consumption, altitude, and fuel reserves. (8)
8. Apply anti-icing measurements to the airframe, fuel intake, and propeller/intake system. (6)
9. Complete preflight instrument checks for avionics and navigation. (7)

REQUIRED ASSESSMENT:
FAA written exam.

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AVT116 Inst Pilot Airplane Flight

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
AVT 116. Instrument Pilot Airplane Flight (4). Flight by reference to instruments. Emphasis on instrument preflight, navigation, approach, emergency, and post-flight procedures. Includes the combination of a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approved flight-training device simulator and/or actual flight time in preparation for the FAA instrument pilot airplane oral and practical test. Student will complete 42 dual flight hours and 20 hours of Advanced Aircraft Training Device (AATD). Prerequisite: AVT 105 and AVT 107 and AVT 117. Twelve lab.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. Instrument preflight procedures
2. Air traffic control clearances and procedures
3. Flight by reference to instruments
4. Navigation systems
5. Instrument approach procedures
6. Instrument emergency operations
7. Instrument post-flight procedures

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Determine if an airplane is airworthy for instrument flight prior to flight. (1)
2. Interpret weather information for an instrument flight. (1,5)
3. Choose instrument charts for navigational use. (2,4)
4. Use basic instrument flight maneuvers and criteria. (3)
5. Optimize use of radio navigation aids. (4)
6. Prepare an instrument cross-country flight plan. (5)
7. Employ appropriate responses to instrument emergencies. (6)
8. Verify condition of aircraft after engine shutdown from an instrument flight. (7)

REQUIRED ASSESSMENT:
1. Instrument Practical Test-Instrument Airplane Rating.

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AVT117 Private Pilot Flight Simulat

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
AVT 117. Private Pilot Flight Simulation (1). Introduction to flying and basic flight operations via simulation. Includes basic flight maneuvers, traffic patterns, departures, approaches, and emergency procedures in simulators. Prerequisite: Admission to program. Three lab.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. Use of flight controls
2. Straight and level, climbs, turns, descents
3. Introduction to traffic patterns
4. Normal approaches and departures
5. Go-arounds
6. Emergency landings

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Repeat engine and aircraft start up and shutdown procedures in a simulator. (1)
2. Repeat basic aircraft maneuvers in a simulator. (2)
3. Perform takeoff, traffic pattern, approach, and departure procedures in a simulator. (3-5)
4. Show appropriate responses to simulated emergencies in a simulator. (6)

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AVT204 Comm Pilot Airplane Grnd I

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
AVT 204. Commercial Pilot Airplane Ground I (2). Designed for students who are both private pilot and instrument flight rated for airplane flight and are seeking the commercial pilot rating. Includes advanced airplane components, advanced aerodynamics and advanced performance. Prerequisite: AVT 115 and AVT 116 and AVT 214. Two lecture.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. Advanced airplane components
2. Advanced airplane aerodynamics
3. Advanced airplane performance
4. Night and high altitude airplane operations
5. Maneuvers and emergency operations

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Identify and describe parts of advanced airplane systems for commercial airplanes. (1)
2. Describe the four forces of aerodynamics and their effect on advanced flight operations. (2)
3. Predict commercial airplane performance for density, altitude, gross weight, wind and performance. (3,4)
4. Compute weight and balance as it pertains to aircraft performance. (3)
5. Identify complexities of night flying operations. (4)
6. Identify commercial maneuver usage and implementation of emergency procedures. (5)

REQUIRED ASSESSMENT:
FAA written exam.

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AVT205 Comm Pilot Airplane Grnd II

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
AVT 205. Commercial Pilot Airplane Ground II (2). Designed for students who are both private pilot and instrument flight rated for airplane flight and are seeking the commercial pilot rating. Includes advanced airplane components, meteorology, cross country flight, and commercial Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulations. Prerequisite: AVT 115 and AVT 116 and AVT 204 and AVT 214. Two lecture.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. Advanced airplane engines and systems
2. Cross country flight
3. Commercial Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulations
4. Meteorology

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Describe advanced airplane power plants. (1)
2. Describe features of advanced airframe systems. (1)
3. Identify the factors that affect commercial flight passenger comfort, safety and efficiency during cross country flights. (2)
4. Identify preflight planning issues and hazards associated with cross country flying. (2)
5. Identify FAA regulations pertaining to commercial airplane flight. (3)
6. Identify FAA accident reporting procedures. (3)
7. Predict critical weather situations and formulate alternative actions. (4)

REQUIRED ASSESSMENT:
FAA written exam.

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AVT206 Comm Pilot Airplane Flight I

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
AVT 206. Commercial Pilot Airplane Flight I (6). Advanced airplane flight operations and navigation including mountain flying techniques. Preparation for Federal Aviation Administration commercial pilot oral and practical test. Student will complete 25 dual flight hours; 4.8 hours of Advanced Aircraft Training Device (AATD); and 50 hours of solo flight. Prerequisite: AVT 115 and AVT 116 and AVT 214. Two and one-half lecture. Eleven and one-half lab.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. Preflight procedures
2. Airplane flight maneuvers
3. Takeoffs, landings, and go-arounds
4. Performance maneuvers
5. Post-flight procedures

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Validate airplane worthiness with simulated discrepancies. (1)
2. Predict aircraft performance under adverse and abnormal conditions. (1-4)
3. Evaluate weather information as it applies to complex and atypical flight scenarios. (1)
4. Differentiate between procedures used during multiple airplane configurations. (2-4)
5. Verify condition of aircraft after engine shutdown. (5)

REQUIRED ASSESSMENT:
Commercial Pilot Airplane Practical test-Commercial Pilot Certificate Airplane Single-Engine Land..

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AVT207 Comm Pilot Airplane Flight II

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
AVT 207. Commercial Pilot Airplane Flight II (6). Advanced airplane flight operations and navigation including mountain and night flying techniques and emergency operations. Preparation for Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) commercial pilot oral and practical test. Student will complete 43 dual flight hours; 8 hours of Advanced Aircraft Training Device (AATD); and 18 hours of solo flight. Prerequisite: AVT 115 and AVT 116 and AVT 204 and AVT 206 and AVT 214. Two and one-half lecture. Eleven and one-half lab.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. Airport operations
2. Navigation
3. Emergency operations
4. Night operations
5. Mountain flying
6. Multi-engine operations
7. High performance and high speed operations

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Construct, execute and revise a cross-country flight plan while in flight. (1,2)
2. Integrate dead reckoning, pilotage, and radio navigation procedures into flight and simulated emergency scenarios. (2)
3. Weigh factors and prescribe multiple solutions to simulated emergencies. (3)
4. Identify and maximize night flying navigation and terrain avoidance techniques. (1-4)
5. Adapt flying techniques to a mountain environment. (5)
6. Operate a multi-engine aircraft. (6)
7. Operate a Cessna Corvalis aircraft. (7)

REQUIRED ASSESSMENT:
Commercial Pilot Airplane Practical test-Commercial Pilot Certificate Airplane Multi-Engine Land.

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AVT214 Private Pilot Instr Simulation

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
AVT 214. Private Pilot Instrument Simulation (1). Introduction to flight by reference to instruments. Emphasis on instrument navigation, approach, and emergency procedures in the simulator. Includes preparation for FAA instrument pilot oral and practical test. Prerequisite: AVT 115 and AVT 116 and AVT 117. Three lab.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. Instrument preflight procedures in a simulator
2. Air traffic control clearances and procedures in a simulator
3. Flight by reference to instruments in a simulator
4. Navigation systems in a simulator
5. Instrument approach procedures in a simulator
6. Instrument emergency operations in a simulator

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Choose instrument charts for navigational use in a simulator. (1,2)
2. Use basic instrument flight maneuvers and criteria in a simulator. (3)
3. Optimize use of radio navigation aids in a simulator. (4)
4. Prepare an instrument cross-country flight plan for use in a simulator. (1,5,6)
5. Employ appropriate responses to instrument emergencies in a simulator. (5)

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AVT215 Flight Inst Airplane Ground

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
AVT 215. Flight Instructor Airplane Ground (2). Instructional strategies and planning, communications, student evaluation, the learning process and flight instructor responsibilities. Prerequisite: AVT 205 and AVT 207. Two lecture.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. Teaching preflight preparation and procedures as ground lessons
2. Teaching airport and airplane operations as ground lessons
3. Teaching commercial flight maneuvers as ground lessons
4. Teaching takeoffs, landings, and go-arounds as ground lessons
5. Teaching performance maneuvers as ground lessons
6. Teaching navigation as ground lessons
7. Teaching emergency operations as ground lessons
8. Teaching night operations as ground lessons
9. Teaching post-flight procedures as ground lessons
10. Teaching mountain flying as ground lessons
11. Teaching special operations as ground lessons

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Adapt ground lesson plans and prescribe specific lessons to each recreational, private, and commercial student pilot. (1-11)
2. Critique student pilot maneuvers. (1-11)
3. Outline a series of ground lessons based on differing student levels of experience and aptitude.. (1-11)
4. Diagnose student pilot learning problems. (1-11)
5. Develop effective professional relationships with student pilots to improve learning. (1-11)
6. Model professional behaviors and attitudes to student pilots. (1-11)

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AVT216 Flight Inst Airplane Flight

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
AVT 216. Flight Instructor Airplane Flight (4). Techniques for giving one-on-one instruction to airplane student pilots and critiquing student performance. Preparation for Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) flight instructor airplane oral and practical examinations. Student will complete 25 dual flight hours. Prerequisite: AVT 205 and AVT 207. Three lecture. Three lab.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. Teaching recreational, private, and commercial preflight procedures
2. Teaching recreational, private, and commercial airport and heliport operations
3. Teaching recreational, private, and commercial takeoffs, landings, and go arounds
4. Teaching recreational, private and commercial performance maneuvers
5. Teaching recreational, private and commercial navigation
6. Teaching recreational, private, and commercial emergency operations
7. Teaching recreational, private, and commercial night operations
8. Teaching recreational, private, and commercial post-flight procedures
9. Teaching mountain flying
10. Teaching special operations

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Adapt lesson plans and prescribe specific lessons to each recreational, private, and commercial student pilot. (1-11)
2. Critique recreational, private, and commercial student pilot maneuvers. (1-11)
3. Outline a series of recreational, private, and commercial flight lessons based on differing student levels of experience and aptitude. (1-11)
4. Diagnose recreational, private and commercial student pilot learning problems. (1-11)
5. Develop effective professional relationships with recreational, private, and commercial student pilots to improve learning. (1-11)
6. Model professional behaviors and attitudes to recreational, private, and commercial student pilots. (1-11)
REQUIRED ASSESSMENT:
Certified Flight Instructor Practical Test-Flight Instructor Airplane Single Engine.

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AVT225 Flight Inst Instrumnt Air Grnd

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
AVT 225. Flight Instructor Instrument Airplane Ground (2). Instrument pilot teaching techniques utilizing Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) regulatory guidelines. Preparation to take the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) flight instrument instructor written test and a portion of the oral and practical exam. Prerequisite: AVT 205 and AVT 207. Two lecture.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. IFR regulations
2. Charts and IFR approach procedures
3. Weather charts
4. Flight instrument function
5. Aircraft performance capability
6. Anti-icing systems
7. Preflight checks
8. Aeronautical decision making

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Apply federal regulations to IFR conditions. (1)
2. Choose instrument charts for navigational use. (2)
3. Evaluate weather charts for cross country planning. (3)
4. Determine function, use, and limitations of the flight instruments required for IFR flights. (4)
5. Predict aircraft performance. (5)
6. Discriminate between the anti-icing measures for the airframe, fuel intake, and propeller/intake systems. (6)
7. Explain pre-flight instrument checks for avionics and navigation. (7)
8. Evaluate aircraft performance capability for time en route and fuel consumption based on wind, power consumption, altitude, and fuel services. (8)
REQUIRED ASSESSMENT:
FAA written exam.

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AVT226 Flight Inst Instrumnt Air Flgt

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
AVT 226. Flight Instructor Instrument Airplane Flight (2). Teaching flying in clouds and poor weather solely by reference to aircraft instruments. Includes teaching in a flight-training device (simulator). Preparation for Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) flight instructor instrument airplane oral and practical test. Student will complete 15 dual flight hours and 15 hours of Advanced Aircraft Training Device (AATD). Prerequisite: AVT 205 and AVT 207. Two lecture.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. Instructing fundamentals
2. Teaching technical subject areas
3. Teaching instrument preflight preparation
4. Teaching instrument preflight lessons
5. Teaching air traffic control clearances and procedures
6. Teaching flight by reference to instruments
7. Teaching navigation systems
8. Teaching instrument approach procedures
9. Teaching instrument emergency procedures
10. Teaching instrument post-flight procedures

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. 1. Adapt lesson plans and prescribe specific lessons to individual instrument student pilots. (1-10)
2. Critique instrument student pilot maneuvers. (1-10)
3. Outline a series of instrument flight lessons based on differing student levels of experience and aptitude. (1-10)
4. Diagnose instrument student pilot learning problems. (1-10)
5. Develop effective professional relationships with the instrument pilot students for maximum teaching and learning experiences. (1-10)
6. Model professional behaviors and attitudes to instrument student pilots. (1-10)
REQUIRED ASSESSMENT:
Certified Fight Instructor Practical Test-Flight Instructor Instrument Airplane.

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AVT235 Airplane Pilot Prevent Maint

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
AVT 235. Airplane Pilot Preventative Maintenance (1). Basic airplane maintenance theory, documentation, and standard industry practices to return an aircraft to service in accordance with Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) standards. Emphasis on maintenance tasks that pilots are authorized to perform on airplanes. One-half lecture. One and one-half lab.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) maintenance regulations
2. Industry standard maintenance practices
3. Airplane specific maintenance procedures
4. Use of common hand tools
5. Recording aircraft maintenance
6. Tool safety and chemical hazards

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Replace bulbs, reflectors, and lenses of position and landing lights. (1-6)
2. Replace defective safety wiring or cotter keys. (1-6)
3. Replenish hydraulic fluid in the hydraulic reservoir. (1-6)
4. Replace or service and gap spark plugs. (1-6)
5. Clean or replace fuel and oil strainers or filter elements. (1-6)
6. Remove, check, and replace wheels and tires. (1-6)
7. Update self-contained navigational software data bases. (1-6)
8. Replace and service batteries. (1-6)

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AVT260 Fundamentals of Instruction

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
AVT 260. Fundamentals of Instruction (1). Instructional strategies and planning, communications, student evaluation, the learning process and instructor responsibilities. Prerequisite: AVT 105 or AVT 110. One lecture.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. Learning process and human behavior
2. Effective communication
3. Instructional critique and evaluation
4. Instructor responsibilities
5. Instructional planning

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Explain the components of the learning process. (1)
2. Describe human behavior based on control, needs, defense mechanisms, and the instructor's role in relations. (1)
3. Describe the barriers and basic elements of the communication process. (1,2)
4. Identify basic preparation, evaluation, and presentation techniques for effective instruction. (3,5)
5. Describe the purpose and characteristics of critique. (3)
6. Identify use and theory of instructional aides in the classroom. (1,3,5)
7. Prepare evaluation examinations including written, oral and performance based. (3,5)
8. Describe the basic responsibilities of the instructor. (4)

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       1.  Select one elective from the following:
AVT280 Upset Recovery Training

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
AVT 280. Upset Recovery Training (1). Advanced flight training to include basic upset scenarios, aircraft control in abnormal flight altitudes, and spin recover procedures. Prerequisite: Admission to program and AVT 206. Two lab.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. Upset scenarios
2. National Transportation Sfety Board (NTSB) accident data
3. Maneuvering an aircraft in non standard flight
4. Spins

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Define an aircraft upset. (1)
2. Recognize and correct an aircraft upset. (2-4)
3. Explain aircraft situational awareness and show control of an aircraft in the context of complex operational environments. (2-4)
4. Perform proper spin recovery techniques. (4)

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AVT281 Comm Single Eng Seaplane Trn

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
AVT 281. Commercial Single Engine Seaplane Training (1). Advanced flight training to include seaplane operations, seaplane characteristics, water operations and water regulations. Prerequisite: Admission to program and AVT 206. Two lab.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. Preflight procedure
2. Water and seaplane characteristics
3. Water takeoffs
4. Water landings
5. Maneuvering an aircraft on water
6. Emergency operations
7. Post-flight operations

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Determine if an airplane is airworthy prior to flight. (1)
2. Identify water conditions and water hazards. (2-5)
3. Operate a seaplane on water in varying conditions. (2-5)
4. Employ proper procedures for beaching and docking. (5)
5. Employ appropriate responses to simulated emergencies. (6)
6. Accomplish aircraft and engine shutdown procedures. (7)

REQUIRED ASSESSMENT:
1. FAA Practical Test.

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AVT282 High Altitude CRM Training

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
AVT 282. High Altitude CRM Training (1). Advanced flight training to include high altitude operations and fundamentals of crew resource management (CRM) with a two pilot crew. Prerequisite: Admission to program and AVT 206. Two lab.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. Preflight procedures
2. High altitude flight planning and weather
3. High altitude flight operations
4. Crew resource management (CRM) principles
5. Aircraft operations as a crew
6. Emergency operations
7. Post-flight operations

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Determine if an airplane is airworthy prior to flight. (1)
2. Calculate aircraft performance for a large aircraft. (1-5)
3. Analyze weather information and apply to flight considerations. (1-4)
4. Operate aircraft at high altitude (above FL250). (3-7)
5. Generate and execute a high altitude flight plan. (1,2,4,5)
6. Incorporate CRM into all phases of flight. (1-7)
7. Employ appropriate responses to simulated emergencies. (4,5,7)
8. Accomplish aircraft and engine shutdown procedures. (5)
REQUIRED ASSESSMENT:
High Altitude Endorsement.

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CPD104 Career & Personal Development

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
CPD 104. Career and Personal Development (3). Career/life planning through self-awareness and understanding. Focus is on dealing with change, decision making, goal setting and understanding lifestyles as well as evaluating interests, skills and values. Emphasis on the development of a comprehensive career search process including current occupational information, specific tools for researching the job market and acquiring employment. Three lecture.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. Defining terms
2. Adult development
3. Personal and career beliefs and values
4. Choices: change and decision-making skills
5. Personal inventory assessment
6. Occupational information
7. Job search methods

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Describe the process of career and life planning. (1)
2. Define and evaluate choices and resources for dealing with change. (4)
3. Identify specific personal skills and relate these skills to occupations. (5)
4. Identify and translate interests and abilities to occupations. (5)
5. Identify personal values and value conflicts as related to career decision-making. (3)
6. Identify obstacles to decision-making and resources for overcoming these obstacles. (4)
7. Identify systems for occupational grouping and use various sources of occupational information. (6)
8. Establish long range goals for personal and career development. (4)
9. Identify stages of adult development and describe their influence on lifestyle. (2)
10. Define and assess individual beliefs and motivations about work. (3, 5)
11. Identify environmental factors and trends which influence career and/or job choices. (6)
12. Identify and utilize a variety of effective job search methods and interviewing skills. (7)
13. Design and compose appropriate resumes. (7)

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  B.  Helicopter Operations Concentration (52 credits)
AVT109 Private Pilot Heli Ground I

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
AVT 109. Private Pilot Helicopter Ground I (2). Fundamentals of aerodynamics, helicopter operation and performance, and instruments. Prerequisite: Admission to Program. Two lecture.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. Instruments
2. Aerodynamics
3. Flight
4. Weight and Balance
5. Performance

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Identify basic helicopter components, systems, and instruments. (1)
2. Explain the principles of basic aerodynamics. (2)
3. Explain the primary principles of helicopter flight. (2,3)
4. Use a POH performance manual. (5)
5. Calculate helicopter weight and balance. (4,5)

REQUIRED ASSESSMENT:
FAA written test.

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AVT110 Private Pilot Heli Ground II

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
AVT 110. Private Pilot Helicopter Ground II (2). Fundamentals of navigation, human errors, Federal Aviation requirements, weather systems and hazards. Prerequisite: Admission to the Private Pilot-Helicopter program and AVT 109. Two lecture.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. Weather
2. Federal aviation requirements
3. Human error in flight
4. Navigation
5. Hazards

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Utilize airport and heliport communications. (1,2)
2. Identify the basic elements of weather as they pertain to flight. (1)
3. Use a Federal Aviation Regulation manual and Airport Facility Directory. (2)
4. Use a flight computer. (4)
5. Determine protocols for cross-country flight. (4)
6. Identify the physiological and psychological factors which can affect human safety and comfort in flight. (3)
7. Identify extreme hazards of helicopter flight. (5)

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AVT111 Private Pilot Heli Flight I

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
AVT 111. Private Pilot Helicopter Flight I (5). Fundamentals of basic helicopter operations. Includes one-on-one supervised cross-country flights. Prerequisite: Admission to program. Twelve lab.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. Preflight procedures
2. Airport and heliport operations
3. Hovering maneuvers
4. Takeoffs, landings, and go-arounds
5. Performance maneuvers
6. Navigation
7. Emergency operations
8. Night operations
9. Postflight procedures

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. State helicopter airworthiness requirements. (1)
2. Calculate aircraft performance under standard conditions. (1-5)
3. Locate weather sources and information. (1, 6)
4. Repeat aircraft maneuvers during pinnacles, slopes, confined areas, and steep approaches/departures. (3-5)
5. Prepare a cross-country flight plan. (1, 2, 6)
6. Recite dead reckoning, pilotage, and radio navigation procedures. (6)
7. Discuss appropriate responses to simulated emergencies. (7)
8. Identify common issues surrounding night flying. (2, 8)
9. Repeat engine and aircraft shutdown procedures. (9)

REQUIRED ASSESSMENT:
1. At least one oral exam (2-3 hrs) & a flight exam (1-2 hrs) based on FAA criteria.

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AVT112 Private Pilot Heli Flight II

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
AVT 112. Private Pilot Helicopter Flight II (5). Flight training including supervised and solo cross-country flights and intermediate operations. Preparation for Federal Aviation Administration private pilot helicopter oral and practical exam. Prerequisite: AVT 111. Two lecture. Nine lab.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. Preflight procedures
2. Airport and heliport operations
3. Hovering maneuvers
4. Takeoffs, landings, and go-arounds
5. Performance maneuvers
6. Navigation
7. Emergency operations
8. Night operations
9. Post-flight procedures

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Determine if a helicopter is airworthy prior to flight. (1)
2. Calculate aircraft performance under adverse conditions (1-5)
3. Locate and weigh weather information against common flight situations. (1, 6)
4. Operate aircraft using industry standard procedures during pinnacles, slopes, confined areas, and steep approaches and departures. (3-5)
5. Generate and execute a cross country flight plan. (1, 2, 6)
6. Incorporate dead reckoning, pilotage, and radio navigation during navigation exercises. (6)
7. Employ appropriate responses to simulated emergencies. (7)
8. Describe common issues surrounding night flying. (2, 8)
9. Accomplish aircraft and engine shutdown procedures. (9)

REQUIRED ASSESSMENT:
At least one oral exam (2-3 hrs) & a flight exam (1-2 hrs) based on FAA criteria

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AVT113 Private Pilot Heli Simulation

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
AVT 113. Private Pilot Helicopter Simulation (1). Introduction to helicopter flying and basic helicopter operations via simulation. Includes basic flight maneuvers, traffic patterns, departures, approaches, and emergency procedures in simulators. Prerequisite: Admission to program. Three lab.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. Use of flight controls
2. Straight and level, climbs, turns, descents
3. Introduction to traffic patterns
4. Norml approaches and departures
5. Go-arounds
6. Emergency landings

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Repeat engine and aircraft start up and shutdown procedures in a simulator. (1)
2. Repeat basic aircraft maneuvers in a simulator. (2)
3. Perform takeoff, traffic pattern, approach, and departure procedures in a simulator. (3-5)
4. Show appropriate responses to simulated emergencies in a simulator. (6)

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AVT118 Instrument Pilot Heli Simulat

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
AVT 118. Instrument Pilot Helicopter Simulation (1). Introduction to flight by reference to instruments. Emphasis on instrument navigation, approach and emergency procedures in the simulator. Includes preparation for FAA. Prerequisite: AVT 110 and AVT 112 and AVT 113. Three lab.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. Instrument preflight procedures in a simulator
2. Air traffic control clearances and procedures in a simulator
3. Flight by reference to instruments in a simulator
4. Navigation systems in a simulator
5. Instrument approach procedures in a simulator
6. Instrument emergency operation in a simulator

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Choose instrument charts for navigational use in a simulator. (1,2)
2. Use basic instrument flight maneuvers and criteria in a simulator. (3)
3. Optimize use of radio navigation aids in a simulator. (4)
4. Prepare an instrument cross-country flight plan for use in a simulator. (1,5,6)
5. Employ appropriate responses to instrument emergencies in a simulator. (5)

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AVT120 Inst Pilot Helicopter Ground

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
AVT 120. Instrument Pilot Helicopter Ground (4). Instrument navigation, Instrument Flight Rule (IFR) traffic system and procedures, dead reckoning, IFR Radio navigation, use of various instrumentation systems, IFR charts, weather reports and forecasts, transponders, radars, radio aids, anti-icing/deicing systems, preflight checks, aeronautical decision making. Prerequisite: AVT 110 and AVT 112 and AVT 113. Three lecture.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. IFR regulations
2. Charts and IFR approach procedures
3. Procurement and use of weather forecasts
4. Flight instrument function
5. Aircraft performance capability
6. Anti-icing systems
7. Preflight checks
8. Aeronautical decision making

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Apply Federal Regulations to IFR conditions. (1)
2. Use dead reckoning procedures as they pertain to IFR navigation. (1)
3. Navigate IFR by using radio aids. (1,3)
4. Use VOR, ADF, GPS and ILS systems. (1,4)
5. Procure and use aviation weather reports and forecasts. (3,8)
6. Determine the function, use, and limitations of the flight instruments required for IFR flights. (2,5)
7. Calculate aircraft performance capability for time enroute and fuel consumption based on wind, power consumption, altitude, and fuel reserves. (8)
8. Apply anti-icing measurements to the airframe, fuel intake, and propeller/intake system. (6)
9. Complete preflight instrument checks for avionics and navigation. (7)

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AVT121 Instrument Pilot Heli Flight

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
AVT 121. Instrument Pilot Helicopter Flight (4). Flight by reference to instruments. Emphasis on instrument preflight, navigation, approach, emergency, and post-flight procedures. Includes the combination of a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approved flight-training device and actual flight time in preparation for FAA instrument pilot helicopter oral and practical test. Prerequisite: AVT 110 and AVT 112 and AVT 113. Twelve lab.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. Instrument preflight procedures
2. Air traffic control clearances and procedures
3. Flight by reference to instruments
4. Navigation systems
5. Instrument approach procedures
6. Instrument emergency operations
7. Instrument post-flight procedures

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Determine if a helicopter is airworthy for instrument flight prior to flight. (1)
2. Interpret weather information for an instrument flight. (1, 5)
3. Choose instrument charts for navigational use. (2, 4)
4. Use basic instrument flight maneuvers and criteria. (3)
5. Optimize use of radio navigation aids. (4)
6. Prepare an instrument cross-country flight plan. (5)
7. Employ appropriate responses to instrument emergencies. (6)
8. Verify condition of aircraft after engine shutdown from an instrument flight. (7)

REQUIRED ASSESSMENT:
1. At least one oral exam (2-3 hrs) & a flight exam (1-2 hrs) based on FAA criteria.

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AVT209 Comm Pilot Heli Ground I

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
AVT 209. Commercial Pilot Helicopter Ground I (2). Designed for students who are both private pilot and instrument flight rated for helicopter flight and are seeking the commercial pilot rating. Includes advanced helicopter components, advanced aerodynamics and advanced performance. Prerequisite: AVT 118 and AVT 120 and AVT 121. Two lecture.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. Advanced helicopter components
2. Advanced helicopter aerodynamics
3. Advanced helicopter performance

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Identify and describe parts of advanced rotor systems and advanced airfoils for commercial helicopters. (1)
2. Describe the four forces of aerodynamics and their affect on advanced flight operations. (2)
3. Describe the effects of autorotative descents. (2)
4. Predict commercial helicopter performance for density altitude, gross weight, wind and performance. (3)
5. Compute weight and balance as it pertains to aircraft performance. (3)

REQUIRED ASSESSMENT:
FAA written test.

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AVT210 Comm Pilot Heli Grnd II

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
AVT 210. Commercial Pilot Helicopter Ground II (2). Designed for students who are both private pilot and instrument flight rated for helicopter flight and are seeking commercial pilot rating. Includes advanced helicopter components, cross country flight, and commercial FAA regulations. Prerequisite: AVT 118 and AVT 120 and AVT 121. Two lecture.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. Advanced helicopter engines and systems
2. Cross country flight
3. Commercial FAA regulations

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Describe advanced helicopter power plants. (1)
2. Describe features of advanced airframe systems. (1)
3. Identify the factors that affect commercial flight passenger comfort, safety and efficiency during cross-country flight. (2)
4. Identify preflight planning issues and hazards associated with cross country flying. (2)
5. Identify FAA regulations pertaining to commercial helicopter flight. (3)
6. Identify FAA accident reporting procedures. (3)

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AVT211 Comm Pilot Heli Flight I

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
AVT 211. Commercial Pilot Helicopter Flight I (5). Advanced helicopter flight operations and navigation, including mountain flying techniques. Preparation for Federal Aviation Administration commercial pilot oral and practical test. Prerequisite: AVT 118 and AVT 120 and AVT 121. Two lecture. Nine lab.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. Preflight procedures
2. Hovering maneuvers
3. Takeoffs, landings, and go-arounds
4. Performance maneuvers
5. Post-flight procedures

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Validate helicopter airworthiness with simulated discrepancies. (1)
2. Predict aircraft performance under adverse and abnormal conditions. (1-4)
3. Evaluate weather information as it applies to complex and atypical flight scenarios. (1)
4. Differentiate between procedures used during pinnacles, slopes, confined areas, and steep approaches and departures. (2- 4)
5. Verify condition of aircraft after engine shutdown. (5)

REQUIRED ASSESSMENT:
At least one oral exam (2-3 hrs) & a stage check or flight exam (1-2 hrs) based on FAA criteria.

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AVT212 Comm Pilot Heli Flight II

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
AVT 212. Commercial Pilot Helicopter Flight II (5). Advanced helicopter flight operations and navigation, including mountain flying techniques. Preparation for Federal Aviation Administration commercial pilot oral and practical test. Prerequisite: AVT 118 and AVT 120 and AVT 121. Two lecture. Nine lab.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. Airport and heliport operations
2. Navigation
3. Emergency operations
4. Night operations
5. Mountain flying

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Construct, execute, and revise in flight, a cross-country flight plan. (1, 2)
2. Integrate dead reckoning, pilotage, and radio navigation procedures into flight and simulated emergency scenarios. (2)
3. Weigh factors and prescribe multiple solutions to simulated emergencies. (3)
4. Identify and maximize night flying navigation and terrain avoidance techniques. (1,4)
5. Adapt flying techniques to a mountain environment. (5)

REQUIRED ASSESSMENT:
At least one oral exam (2-3 hrs) & a flight exam (1-2 hrs) based on FAA criteria.

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AVT220 Flight Inst Helicopter Grnd

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
AVT 220. Flight Instructor Helicopter Ground (2). Instructional strategies and planning, communications, student evaluation, the learning process and flight instructor responsibilities. Prerequisite: AVT 210 and AVT 212. Two lecture.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. Teaching preflight preparation and procedures as ground lessons
2. Teaching airport and heliport operations as ground lessons
3. Teaching commercial hovering maneuvers as ground lessons
4. Teaching takeoffs, landings, and go-arounds as ground lessons
5. Teaching performance maneuvers as ground lessons
6. Teaching navigation as ground lessons
7. Teaching emergency operations as ground lessons
8. Teaching night operations as ground lessons
9. Teaching post-flight procedures as ground lessons
10. Teaching mountain flying as ground lessons
11. Teaching special operations as ground lessons

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Adapt ground lesson plans and prescribe specific lessons to each recreational, private, and commercial student pilot. (1-11)
2. Critique student pilot maneuvers. (1-11)
3. Outline a series of ground lessons based on differing student levels of experience and aptitude. (1-11)
4. Diagnose student pilot learning problems. (1-11)
5. Develop effective professional relationships with student pilots to improve learning. (1-11)

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AVT221 Flight Instructor Heli Flight

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
AVT 221. Flight Instructor Helicopter Flight (4). Techniques for giving one-on-one instruction to helicopter student pilots and critiquing student performance. Preparation for Federal Aviation Administration flight instructor helicopter oral and practical test. Prerequisite: AVT 210 and AVT 212. Three lecture. Three lab.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. Teaching recreational, private, and commercial preflight preparation and procedures
2. Teaching recreational, private, and commercial airport and heliport operations
3. Teaching recreational, private, and commercial hovering maneuvers
4. Teaching recreational, private, and commercial takeoffs, landings, and go-arounds
5. Teaching recreational, private, and commercial performance maneuvers
6. Teaching recreational, private, and commercial navigation
7. Teaching recreational, private, and commercial emergency operations
8. Teaching recreational, private, and commercial night operations
9. Teaching recreational, private, and commercial post-flight procedures
10. Teaching mountain flying
11. Teaching special operations

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Adapt lesson plans and prescribe specific lessons to each recreational, private, and commercial student pilot. (1-11)
2. Critique recreational, private, and commercial student pilot maneuvers. (1-11)
3. Outline a series of recreational, private, and commercial flight lessons based on differing student levels of experience and aptitude. (1-11)
4. Diagnose recreational, private, and commercial student pilot learning problems. (1-11)
5. Develop effective professional relationships with recreational, private, and commercial student pilots to improve learning. (1-11)
6. Model professional behaviors and attitudes to recreational, private, and commercial student pilots. (1-11)

REQUIRED ASSESSMENT:
At least one oral exam (2-3 hrs) & a flight exam (1-2 hrs) based on FAA criteria

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AVT230 Flight Instructor Inst Heli Gr

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
AVT 230. Flight Instructor Instrument Helicopter Ground (2). Instrument pilot teaching techniques utilizing Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) regulatory guidelines. Preparation to take the Federal Aviation Administration flight instructor instrument helicopter written test and a portion of the oral and practical exam. Prerequisite: AVT 210 and AVT 212. Two lecture.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. IFR regulations
2. Charts and IFR approach procedures
3. Weather charts
4. Flight instrument function
5. Aircraft performance capability
6. Anti-icing systems
7. Preflight checks
8. Aeronautical decision-making

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Apply Federal Regulations to IFR conditions. (1)
2. Choose instrument charts for navigational use. (2)
3. Evaluate weather charts for cross-country planning. (3)
4. Determine the function, use, and limitations of the flight instruments required for IFR flights. (4)
5. Predict aircraft performance. (5)
6. Discriminate between the anti-icing measures for the airframe, fuel intake, and propeller/intake systems. (6)
7. Explain preflight instrument checks for avionics and navigation. (7)
8. Evaluate aircraft performance capability for time en route and fuel consumption based on wind, power consumption, altitude, and fuel reserves. (8)

REQUIRED ASSESSMENT:
Federal Aviation Administration written test.

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AVT231 Flight Instructor Inst Heli Fl

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
AVT 231. Flight Instructor Instrument Helicopter Flight (2). Teaching flying in clouds and poor weather solely by reference to aircraft instruments. Includes teaching in a flight-training device (simulator). Preparation for Federal Aviation Administration flight instructor instrument helicopter oral and practical test. Prerequisite: AVT 230. Four lab.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. Instructing fundamentals
2. Teaching technical subject areas
3. Teaching instrument preflight preparation
4. Teaching instrument preflight lessons
5. Teaching air traffic control clearances and procedures
6. Teaching flight by reference to instruments
7. Teaching navigation systems
8. Teaching instrument approach procedures
9. Teaching instrument emergency operations
10. Teaching instrument post-flight procedures

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Adapt lesson plans and prescribe specific lessons to individual instrument student pilots. (1-10)
2. Critique instrument student pilot maneuvers. (1-10)
3. Outline a series of instrument flight lessons based on differing student levels of experience and aptitude. (1-10)
4. Diagnose instrument student pilot learning problems. (1-10)
5. Develop effective professional relationships with instrument pilot students for maximum teaching and learning experiences. (1-10)
6. Model professional behaviors and attitudes to instrument student pilots. (1-10)

REQUIRED ASSESSMENT:
Prepares students to complete the Flight Instructor Helicopter Exam.

APROXIMATE FLIGHT HOURS:
Dual Instruction: 8.8
Advanced Aviation Training Device (AATD): 1
Solo: 0
Pilot Briefing: 18
Examiner: 5
Simulations: 1
Check-Ride Flight Time: 2.2
Pre/Post Flight Inspection: 3
Cross-Country Planning: 5
Weather/NOTAMS: 4

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AVT240 Helicopter Pilot Prevent Maint

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
AVT 240. Helicopter Pilot Preventative Maintenance (1). Basic helicopter maintenance theory, documentation, and standard industry practices to return an aircraft to service in accordance with Federal Aviation Administration standards. Emphasis on maintenance tasks that pilots are authorized to perform on helicopters. One-half lecture. One and one-half lab.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. FAA maintenance regulations
2. Industry standard maintenance practices
3. Helicopter specific maintenance procedures
4. Use of common hand tools
5. Recording aircraft maintenance
6. Tool safety and chemical hazards

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Replace bulbs, reflectors, and lenses of position and landing lights. (1-6)
2. Replace defective safety wiring or cotter keys. (1-6)
3. Replenish hydraulic fluid in the hydraulic reservoir. (1-6)
4. Replace or service and gap spark plugs. (1-6)
5. Clean or replace fuel and oil strainers or filter elements. (1-6)
6. Remove, check, and replace magnetic chip detectors. (1-6)
7. Update self-contained navigational software data bases. (1-6)
8. Replace and service batteries. (1-6)

REQUIRED ASSESSMENT:
At least one oral exam & 8 lab exercises.

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AVT260 Fundamentals of Instruction

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
AVT 260. Fundamentals of Instruction (1). Instructional strategies and planning, communications, student evaluation, the learning process and instructor responsibilities. Prerequisite: AVT 105 or AVT 110. One lecture.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. Learning process and human behavior
2. Effective communication
3. Instructional critique and evaluation
4. Instructor responsibilities
5. Instructional planning

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Explain the components of the learning process. (1)
2. Describe human behavior based on control, needs, defense mechanisms, and the instructor's role in relations. (1)
3. Describe the barriers and basic elements of the communication process. (1,2)
4. Identify basic preparation, evaluation, and presentation techniques for effective instruction. (3,5)
5. Describe the purpose and characteristics of critique. (3)
6. Identify use and theory of instructional aides in the classroom. (1,3,5)
7. Prepare evaluation examinations including written, oral and performance based. (3,5)
8. Describe the basic responsibilities of the instructor. (4)

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       1.  Select one elective from the following: 
AVT283 Night Vision Goggles Heli Flt

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
AVT 283. Night Vision Goggles Helicopter Flight Operations (3). Fundamentals of helicopter night vision goggle flight operations. Components, functions, operation and use of night vision goggles under variable conditions. Prerequisite: Admission to program and AVT 212. One lecture. Six lab.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. Night vision goggle (NVG) system
2. NVG functions, limitations and operator-level maintenance
3. NVG visual limitations and illusions
4. Terrain identification and interpretation during night flight
5. Visual restrictions
6. Environmental factors

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Identify components, capabilities, functions and operations of the night vision goggle (NVG) system. (1,2)
2. Explain functions of components, operations and limitations of NVGs. (2)
3. Describe use, applications and maintenance of NVGs. (4,5)
4. Operate NVGs with proficiency. (4,5)
5. Identify effects of visual limitations during night flight under various conditions. (3-5)

Required Assessment Measure: At least one flight exam (1-2 hrs).

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AVT284 135 Heli Ops and Flight

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
AVT 284. 135 Helicopter Operations and Flight (3). Rules, operating limitations, and procedures for Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Part 135 helicopter operations. Emphasis placed on helicopter flying in tour operations. Compliance, safety, and procedures for professional helicopter pilots flying 135 operations. Prerequisite: Admission to program and AVT 212. One-half lecture. Seven and one-half lab.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. 135 regulations
2. Pilot qualifications and training requirements
3. Flight crew flight time and duty day requirements
4. Operating limitations
5. Hazardous materials
6. Tour operations
7. Emergencies
8. Special equipment
9. 135 manual requirements

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Choose applicable 135 regulations. (1,5,9)
2. Select applicable pilot qualifications and training requirements. (2,3)
3. Define hazardous materials and special equipment criteria. (4,5,8)
4. Review typical tour operations, operating limitations and related emergencies. (4,6,7)

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AVT285 Adv Turbine Heli Flight

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
AVT 285. Advanced Turbine Helicopter Flight (3). Advanced turbine helicopter flight operations. Includes turbine engine systems, cockpit resource management, and performance parameters and limitations. Prerequisite: Admission to program and AVT 212. One lecture. Six lab.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. Advanced turbine engine systems
2. Flight characteristics of helicopter turbine engines
3. Cockpit resource management
4. Performance parameters of the engine/drive train systems
5. Performance limitations, weight and balance, pre-flight and normal and emergency procedures.

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Identify the internal systems and functions of the turbine helicopter engine. (1,2,4)
2. Describe in detail how turbine systems perform under various conditions and environments. (1,2,4,5)
3. Perform and integrate, with accuracy, weight and balance, pre-and post-flights, and start-up procedures. (4,5)
4. Reproduce maneuvers, takeoffs, approaches and landings to include emergency procedures and autorotation. (4,5)
5. Identify crew resource management components and scenarios along with best outcomes. (3)
REQUIRED ASSESSMENT:
1. At least one flight exam (1-2hrs).

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AVT286 Long Line Heli Flgt Ops

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
AVT 286. Long Line Helicopter Flight Operations (3). Fundamentals of long line (vertical reference) helicopter flight operations. Preflight (lines, remote hook, swivel, nets, etc.) equipment, weight and balance, load factors, mission parameters and forecasting. Includes long line flying. Prerequisite: Admission to program and AVT 212. One lecture. Six lab.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. Basic procedures with vertical loads, lines, hooks, baskets
2. Functions, limitations and procedures based on safety and efficiency
3. Various conditions, environments and subsequent impact
4. Performance planning for environment and aircraft
5. Common and uncommon hazards

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Explain operations for safe, efficient and proficient long line operations. (1,2)
2. Identify issues pertaining to various settings and environments to optimize safety and success. (2)
3. Describe components and variables in a long line mission from evaluation and pre-flight planning to post mission briefing. (2,3)
4. Choose best procedures in variable settings under multiple scenarios. (2,3)
5. Produce accurate and proficient performance plans. (4)
6. Identify common and uncommon hazards and procedures addressing best practice. (5)

REQUIRED ASSESSMENT:
1. At least one flight exam (1-2hrs).

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CPD104 Career & Personal Development

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
CPD 104. Career and Personal Development (3). Career/life planning through self-awareness and understanding. Focus is on dealing with change, decision making, goal setting and understanding lifestyles as well as evaluating interests, skills and values. Emphasis on the development of a comprehensive career search process including current occupational information, specific tools for researching the job market and acquiring employment. Three lecture.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. Defining terms
2. Adult development
3. Personal and career beliefs and values
4. Choices: change and decision-making skills
5. Personal inventory assessment
6. Occupational information
7. Job search methods

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Describe the process of career and life planning. (1)
2. Define and evaluate choices and resources for dealing with change. (4)
3. Identify specific personal skills and relate these skills to occupations. (5)
4. Identify and translate interests and abilities to occupations. (5)
5. Identify personal values and value conflicts as related to career decision-making. (3)
6. Identify obstacles to decision-making and resources for overcoming these obstacles. (4)
7. Identify systems for occupational grouping and use various sources of occupational information. (6)
8. Establish long range goals for personal and career development. (4)
9. Identify stages of adult development and describe their influence on lifestyle. (2)
10. Define and assess individual beliefs and motivations about work. (3, 5)
11. Identify environmental factors and trends which influence career and/or job choices. (6)
12. Identify and utilize a variety of effective job search methods and interviewing skills. (7)
13. Design and compose appropriate resumes. (7)

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  C.  Aviation Operations and Management Concentration (41 credits)
AVT104 Private Pilot Airplane Ground

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
AVT 104. Private Pilot Airplane Ground I (2). Fundamentals of aerodynamics, airplane operation and performance, and instruments. Prerequisite: Admission to the Private Pilot-Airplane program. Two lecture.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. Instruments
2. Aerodynamics
3. Flight
4. Weight and Balance
5. Performance

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Identify basic airplane components, systems, and instruments. (1)
2. Explain the principles of basic aerodynamics. (2)
3. Explain the primary principles of airplane flight. (2,3)
4. Use a Pilot's Operating Handbook (POH) performance manual. (5)
5. Calculate airplane weight and balance. (4,5)

REQUIRED ASSESSMENT:
1. FAA written test.

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OR AVT109 Private Pilot Heli Ground I

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
AVT 109. Private Pilot Helicopter Ground I (2). Fundamentals of aerodynamics, helicopter operation and performance, and instruments. Prerequisite: Admission to Program. Two lecture.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. Instruments
2. Aerodynamics
3. Flight
4. Weight and Balance
5. Performance

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Identify basic helicopter components, systems, and instruments. (1)
2. Explain the principles of basic aerodynamics. (2)
3. Explain the primary principles of helicopter flight. (2,3)
4. Use a POH performance manual. (5)
5. Calculate helicopter weight and balance. (4,5)

REQUIRED ASSESSMENT:
FAA written test.

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AVT105 Private Pilot Airplane Grnd II

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
AVT 105. Private Pilot Airplane Ground II (2). Fundamentals of navigation, human errors, Federal Aviation requirements, weather systems and hazards. Prerequisite: AVT 104. Two lecture.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. Weather
2. Federal Aviation requirements
3. Human error in flight
4. Navigation
5. Hazards

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Utilize airport communications. (1,2)
2. Identify the basic elements of weather as they pertain to flight. (1)
3. Use a Federal Aviation Regulation manual and Airport Facility Directory. (2)
4. Use a flight computer. (4)
5. Determine protocols for cross country flight. (4)
6. Identify the psychological and physiological factors which can affect human safety and comfort in flight. (3)
7. Identify extreme hazards of airplane flight. (5)

REQUIRED ASSESSMENT:
FAA written test.

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OR AVT110 Private Pilot Heli Ground II

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
AVT 110. Private Pilot Helicopter Ground II (2). Fundamentals of navigation, human errors, Federal Aviation requirements, weather systems and hazards. Prerequisite: Admission to the Private Pilot-Helicopter program and AVT 109. Two lecture.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. Weather
2. Federal aviation requirements
3. Human error in flight
4. Navigation
5. Hazards

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Utilize airport and heliport communications. (1,2)
2. Identify the basic elements of weather as they pertain to flight. (1)
3. Use a Federal Aviation Regulation manual and Airport Facility Directory. (2)
4. Use a flight computer. (4)
5. Determine protocols for cross-country flight. (4)
6. Identify the physiological and psychological factors which can affect human safety and comfort in flight. (3)
7. Identify extreme hazards of helicopter flight. (5)

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AVT115 Inst Pilot Airplane Ground

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
AVT 115. Instrument Pilot Airplane Ground (4). Instrument navigation, Instrument Flight Rule (IFR) traffic system procedures, dead reckoning, IFR Radio navigation, use of various instrumentation systems, IFR charts, weather reports and forecasts, transponders, radars, radio aids, anti-icing/deicing systems, preflight checks, aeronautical decision making. Prerequisite: AVT 105 and AVT 107 and AVT 117. Three lecture.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. Instrument Flight Rule (IFR) regulations
2. Charts and IFR approach procedures
3. Procurement and use of weather forecasts
4. Flight instrument function
5. Aircraft performance capability
6. Anti-icing system
7. Preflight checks
8. Aeronautical decision making

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Apply federal regulations to IFR conditions. (1)
2. Use dead reckoning procedures as they pertain to IFR navigation. (1)
3. Navigate IFR using radio aids. (1,3)
4. Use VOR, ADF, GPS and ILS systems. (1,4)
5. Procure and use aviation weather reports and forecasts. (3,8)
6. Determine the function, use, and limitations of the flight instruments required for IFR flights. (2,5)
7. Calculate aircraft performance capability for time enroute and fuel consumption based on wind, power consumption, altitude, and fuel reserves. (8)
8. Apply anti-icing measurements to the airframe, fuel intake, and propeller/intake system. (6)
9. Complete preflight instrument checks for avionics and navigation. (7)

REQUIRED ASSESSMENT:
FAA written exam.

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OR AVT120 Inst Pilot Helicopter Ground

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
AVT 120. Instrument Pilot Helicopter Ground (4). Instrument navigation, Instrument Flight Rule (IFR) traffic system and procedures, dead reckoning, IFR Radio navigation, use of various instrumentation systems, IFR charts, weather reports and forecasts, transponders, radars, radio aids, anti-icing/deicing systems, preflight checks, aeronautical decision making. Prerequisite: AVT 110 and AVT 112 and AVT 113. Three lecture.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. IFR regulations
2. Charts and IFR approach procedures
3. Procurement and use of weather forecasts
4. Flight instrument function
5. Aircraft performance capability
6. Anti-icing systems
7. Preflight checks
8. Aeronautical decision making

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Apply Federal Regulations to IFR conditions. (1)
2. Use dead reckoning procedures as they pertain to IFR navigation. (1)
3. Navigate IFR by using radio aids. (1,3)
4. Use VOR, ADF, GPS and ILS systems. (1,4)
5. Procure and use aviation weather reports and forecasts. (3,8)
6. Determine the function, use, and limitations of the flight instruments required for IFR flights. (2,5)
7. Calculate aircraft performance capability for time enroute and fuel consumption based on wind, power consumption, altitude, and fuel reserves. (8)
8. Apply anti-icing measurements to the airframe, fuel intake, and propeller/intake system. (6)
9. Complete preflight instrument checks for avionics and navigation. (7)

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AVT125 Fund of Air Traffic Control

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
AVT 125. Fundamentals of Air Traffic Control (1). Airport air traffic control history, navigation systems, system structure and control communication procedure and phraseology. Heavy emphasis place on preliminary terminology used in radio communication. Prerequisite: Admission to program. Three lab.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. Air control history
2. Navigation systems
3. Air control system structure
4. Communication procedures and phraseology

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Analyze air traffic control from the early 1900s to present day. (1)
2. Describe visual navigation. (2)
3. Identify aircraft instrumentation. (2)
4. Analyze electronic navigation systems. (2)
5. Determine aircraft positioning methods. (2)
6. Describe instrument, approach and landing procedures. (2)
7. Classify airspace. (3)
8. Correctly pronounce ATC communication phraseology. (4)

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AVT126 Air Traffic Control Tower Proc

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
AVT 126. Air Traffic Control Tower Procedures (1). Duties and responsibilities of each position in a typical Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) control tower. Includes Facility Letters of Agreements, Facility Standard Operating Procedures, and the duties and responsibilities of a Tower Controller as outlined in FAA orders. Prerequisite: AVT 125. Three lab.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. Control tower procedures
2. Air Traffic Control (ATC) rules and regulations
3. ATC phraseology

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Describe controller positions and responsibilities in the control tower. (1)
2. Describe the requirements of FAA JO 7110.65 as applied to the tower environment. (2)
3. Use standard phraseology in typical scenarios confronted by air traffic controllers in a tower. (3)
4.Apply separation minima between aircraft in typical scenarios occurring in the ATC environment. (2)
5. Apply correct procedures to deal with wake turbulence situations. (2)

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AVT127 Fund of Air Traffic Control Ra

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
AVT 127. Fundamentals of Air Traffic Control Radar Operation (1). Theory and fundamentals of radar operation as it pertains to the National Airspace System, Oceanic and International Air Traffic Control, and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Prerequisite: AVT 125 and AVT 126. Three lab.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. Radar fundamentals
2. Radar separation
3. Operation in the National Airspace System (NAS)
4. Oceanic and International Air Control
5. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Identify the types of air traffic control radar. (1)
2. Operate a computerized radar system. (1)
3. Identify separation standards, (2)
4. Describe instrument flight rules (IFR) and visual flight rules (VFR) flight as they pertain to the NAS (3)
5. Identify international, Canadian, Atlantic and European air traffic control procedures. (4)
6. Describe the structure of the FAA. (5)
7. Distinguish between FAA control facilities, contract services, and Flight Service Stations. (5)

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AVT130 Private Pilot Glider Grnd

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
AVT 130. Private Pilot Glider Ground (1). Ground school preparation for flying gliders. Includes takeoffs, landings, aerodynamics, instruments, flight weight, balance, and performance. Prerequisite: AVT 104 or AVT 109. One lecture.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. Instruments
2. Aerodynamics
3. Flight
4. Weight and balance
5. Performance

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Identify basic airplane components, systems, and instruments. (1)
2. Explain the principles of basic aerodynamics. (2)
3. Explain the primary principles of airplane flight. (2,3)
4. Use a Pilot's Operating Handbook (POH) (5)
5. Calculate airplane weight and balance. (4,5)

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AVT133 Private Pilot Glider Flgt

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
AVT 133. Private Pilot Glider Flight (2). Private pilot glider training leading to FAA certification. Prerequisite: (AVT 104 and AVT 105) or (AVT 109 and AVT 110). One lecture. Three lab.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. Preflight procedure
2. Airport operations
3. Maneuvers
4. Takeoffs, launches, and landings
5. Performance maneuvers
6. Navigation and airspace
7. Emergency operations
8. Post-flight operations

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. State airplane airworthiness requirements. (1)
2. Calculate aircraft performance under various conditions. (1-5)
3. Locate weather sources and information. (1,6)
4. Repeat aircraft maneuvers. (3-5)
5. Prepare for a flight. (1,2,6)
6. Recite navigation and airspace procedures. (6)
7. Discuss appropriate responses to simulated emergencies. (7)
8. Complete post-flight procedures. (8)

REQUIRED ASSESSMENT:
1. FAA Practical Exam.

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AVT135 Dispatch Ops I

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
AVT 135. Dispatch Operations I (3). Basic flight dispatcher operations. Includes aircraft flight manuals, airframe systems and powerplants, dispatch communications and regulations. Prerequisite: Admission to program and GEO 212 (may be taken concurrently). Three lecture

COURSE CONTENT:
1. Regulations
2. National Airspace Plan
3. Navigation systems
4. Aircraft flight manuals
5. Airframe systems and powerplants
6. National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) reporting
7. Security
8. Human factors
9. Resource management
10. NOTASM: "Notice to Airmen"
11. Communications
12. Air traffic control

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Recite Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulations and the National Airspace Plan as they pertain to flight dispatching. (1,2)
2. Summarize the theory and operations of navigation, airframe, and powerplant systems. (3-5)
3. State NTSB and security requirements of flight dispatching. (6,7)
4. Recite NTSB reporting and resource management principles. (8,9)
5. List NOTAM and communications requirements in flight dispatching. (10,11)
6. Explain air traffic control procedures as they apply to flight dispatching. (12)

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AVT200 Airport Ops & Design

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
AVT 200. Airport Operations and Design (3). Fundamentals of airport operations and design and the associated impact on management, passengers, and surrounding community. Prerequisite: Admission to program and BSA 220 Three lecture.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. U.S. aviation system
2. Airport planning and funding
3. Airport master planning
4. Site evaluation and selection
5. Passenger terminals and ground operations
6. Management structure and organization
7. Public acceptance
8. Economic impacts of airports
9. Airport maintenance
10. Legal considerations

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Describe significant milestones in development of U.S. airways. (1)
2. Describe airway and airport systems planning. (2)
3. Explain the importance of airport facilities planning. (3)
4. Recognize the principal criteria for airport location. (4)
5. Identify the major components of the U.S. airways system. (5)
6. Identify the organizational structures used in airport hierarchies. (6)
7. Relate the issues of public acceptance as a major challenge to airports. (7)
8. Analyze the contributions that airports make to the local economy. (8)
9. Describe airport maintenance factors and systems. (9)
10. Discuss the implications of bankruptcy, tort liability and liens in an airport's business environment. (10)

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AVT201 Aviation Management

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
AVT 201. Aviation Management (3). Introduction tot he principles of management as they apply to the aviation community including finance, marketing, fixed-based operators (FBOs), and human resource development. Prerequisite: Admission to program and BSA 220. Three lecture.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. The role of fixed-based operators (FBOs) in the National Airspace System
2. Management functions
3. Marketing and financial planning of FBOs
4. Human resource management and financial planning for FBOs
5. Flight line operations, flight operations and maintenance
6. FBO facilities and their functions
7. The future and threats to general aviation

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Explain the term "FBO" and the functions these businesses fulfill in the general aviation community. (1)
2. Break down the "four functions" of management and relate them to successful operation of an FBO as well as recognize managerial errors and how to correct them. (2)
3. State the forecasting sources available to an FBO planning for a market area. (3)
4. Distinguish between lack of profit and lack of cash flow and show the corrective action; recognize methods of improving the FBO's cash position. (2,3)
5. Analyze issues covered in an exit interview. (4)
6. Explain the advantages and disadvantages of various business or organization structures: sole proprietorship, partnership and corporation. (4)
7. Relate the requirements of an effective business information system to an aviation business. (4)
8. Identify the requirements for an air taxi operator to be approved for Part 135 operations. (5)
9. Describe the various functions of the flight line operations. (5)
10. Identify and describe the four subdivisions generally found in the organizational structure of a maintenance department. (5)
11. Discuss the specialized areas of insurance typically found when dealing with aviation. (6)
12. Discuss major environmental issues relevant to airport properties and businesses. (6)
13. Explain the role of the airport business owner/manager in using, protecting and promoting the airport. (2,6)
14. Describe and explain global and national trends that appear to be affecting businesses and individuals in the 21st century, focusing on those most impacting general aviation. (7)

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AVT227 Air Traffic Control Test Prep

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
AVT 227. Air Traffic Control Test Prep (1). Preparation for taking the AT-SAT and CTO entrance examinations to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Air Traffic Control Academy in Oklahoma. Prerequisite: AVT 127. One lecture.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. Air traffic control (ATC) applied math
2. Dial reading
3. Scan
4. Analogies
5. Angles
6. Letter Factory
7. Scenarios

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Solve math word problems pertaining to ATC. (1)
2. Interpolate ATC dial readings. (2)
3. Determine speed by efficiently interpreting range numbers. (3)
4. Expand vocabulary through ATC analogies. (4)
5. Develop ATC Letter Factory scenarios (6)
6. Practice landing and exiting airplanes at the required speed and altitude required. (7)
7. Determine illusions that different vector lines create and how to avoid them. (5)

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AVT245 Dispatch Operations II

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
AVT 245.Dispatch Operations II (3). Intermediate flight dispatcher operations. Includes instrument procedures, weight and balance, charts, traffic management, aircraft limitations and performance. Prerequisite: AVT 135. Three lecture.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. Instrument procedures
2. Weight and balance
3. Aeronautical publications
4. Meteorology for dispatchers
5. Minimum Equipment Lists (MELs) and Configuration Deviation Lists (CDLs)
6. Holding procedures
7. Traffic management
8. Emergency and abnormal procedures
9. Aircraft limitations
10. Performance
11. Fuel requirements

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Summarize instrument and holding procedures. (1,6)
2. Generate weight and balance and performance calculations. (2,10)
3. Calculate fuel requirements. (11)
4. Review aeronautical publications and aircraft limitations. (3,9)
5. Review meteorology and charts (MELs/CDLs). (4,5)
6. Explain air traffic management concepts and strategies. (7)
7. List emergency and abnormal procedures. (8)

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AVT246 Dispatch Operations III

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
AVT 246. Dispatch Operations III (3). Advanced flight dispatcher operations. Includes practical applications of dispatching, flight planning, briefing techniques, and dispatch release. Final preparation for the Flight Dispatcher written test and oral/practical test. Prerequisite: AVT 245. Two lecture. Three lab.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. Applied dispatching
2. Flight plans
3. Decision making
4. Briefing techniques
5. Pre-flight actions
6. Flight documentation
7. Dispatch release
8. In-flight operational control
9. Information exchange
10. Post-flight actions

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Create a complete set of dispatch documents and brief as required by Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Part 121 to FAA oral/practical test standards. (1-10)
2. Use decision making skills and briefing techniques in a dispatch scenario. (3,4)
3. List flight documents, pre-flight actions, and post-flight actions required of a flight dispatcher. (5,6,10)
4. Construct a typical FAA regulation Part 121 flight plan. (2)
5. Diagram dispatch release, in-flight operational control, and information exchange as it occurs during a typical scheduled airline flight. (7-9)

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AVT247 Flight Service Specialist

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
AVT 247. Flight Service Specialist (3). Advanced skill sets needed for employment as a Flight Service Specialist. Proficiencies include providing information to pilots such as weather, hazardous phenomena, and NOTAMS ("Notice to Airmen"). Additional skills comprise situational awareness of weather, processing flight plans, initiating search and rescue, communications techniques, and handling emergency situations. Prerequisite: GEO 212. Two lecture. Three lab.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. En route and terminal weather and hazardous phenomena
2. Aeronautical information pertinent to route of flight
3. NOTAMS and delays
4. Judgement
5. Situational awareness of weather via alphanumerical and graphical displays
6. In-flight communications techniques
7. Handling emergency situations and pilot requests for assistance

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Generate weather, hazardous phenomena, and aeronautical briefings for pilots. (1-3)
2. Describe NOTAM applicability and delays. (3)
3. Employ sound judgment under simulated emergencies. (4,5,7)
4. Predict weather impacts on flights. (3)
5. Recommend procedures during search and rescue and emergency scenarios. (5,7)
6. Choose in-flight communications techniques. (6)

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AVT260 Fundamentals of Instruction

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
AVT 260. Fundamentals of Instruction (1). Instructional strategies and planning, communications, student evaluation, the learning process and instructor responsibilities. Prerequisite: AVT 105 or AVT 110. One lecture.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. Learning process and human behavior
2. Effective communication
3. Instructional critique and evaluation
4. Instructor responsibilities
5. Instructional planning

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Explain the components of the learning process. (1)
2. Describe human behavior based on control, needs, defense mechanisms, and the instructor's role in relations. (1)
3. Describe the barriers and basic elements of the communication process. (1,2)
4. Identify basic preparation, evaluation, and presentation techniques for effective instruction. (3,5)
5. Describe the purpose and characteristics of critique. (3)
6. Identify use and theory of instructional aides in the classroom. (1,3,5)
7. Prepare evaluation examinations including written, oral and performance based. (3,5)
8. Describe the basic responsibilities of the instructor. (4)

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AVT261 Adv Aviation Meteorology

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
AVT 261. Advanced Aviation Meteorology (4). Advanced weather and forecasting with application to flight. Includes detailed applications of meteorological functions as applied to aviation. Jet streams, air masses, fronts, thunderstorms and their effects on aviation. Advanced weather observations, prediction and charting applications. Prerequisite: Admission to program and GEO 212. Four lecture.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. Aviation weather service programs with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and National Weather Service
2. Aviation weather product classification and policy
3. Observed products
4. Radar and satellite imagery
5. Graphical observations and derived products
6. Products for aviation hazards
7. Forecast products covering issuance, standardization, amendments, corrections, responsibilities and minimums
8. Forecast charts for short-range surface prognostics, mid-level and high-level significant weather charting
9. Meteorological tools and weather monitoring

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Describe weather programs and their functions within the aviation system on a regional and global scale. (1)
2. Identify and interpret classifications, policies and sources as they pertain to the aviation weather industry. (2-9)
3. Describe and explain the application of tools used in forecasting and determining weather outcomes with accuracy. (4-9)
4. Apply the tools and their effective uses such as radar and satellite imagery, observations, charts, advisories and monitoring devices. (1-9)
5. Determine weather prognostications with accuracy. (7)
6. Describe instrument, approach and landing procedures. (2)
7. Classify airspace. (3)
8. Correctly pronounce ATC communication phraseology. (4)

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BSA220 Principles of Management

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
BSA 220. Principles of Management (3). Principles of management that have general applicability to all types of enterprise; basic management philosophy and decision making; principles involved in planning, directing and controlling. Recent concepts in management. Three lecture.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. Managers and management
2. Challenges confronting modern managers
3. Planning
4. Organizing
5. Leading
6. Controlling
7. Managing the E-Business

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Define a manager;
2. Define management;
3. Define challenges confronting the modern manager;
4. Explain the relationship between planning, strategy, and decision making;
5. Analyze how changes in organization design impact the human resource management process;
6. Analyze the impact of effective leadership on group behavior;
7. Explain how technological change impacts the foundations of control;
8. Compare and contrast the management process of the traditional business with that of the e-business.

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  D.  Unmanned Aircraft Systems Operator Concentration (47-49 credits)
[Applicants must possess commercial pilot rating prior to enrolling in this concentration]
         Commercial Pilot Rating Credit for Prior Learning (14-16 credits)
AVT260 Fundamentals of Instruction

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
AVT 260. Fundamentals of Instruction (1). Instructional strategies and planning, communications, student evaluation, the learning process and instructor responsibilities. Prerequisite: AVT 105 or AVT 110. One lecture.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. Learning process and human behavior
2. Effective communication
3. Instructional critique and evaluation
4. Instructor responsibilities
5. Instructional planning

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Explain the components of the learning process. (1)
2. Describe human behavior based on control, needs, defense mechanisms, and the instructor's role in relations. (1)
3. Describe the barriers and basic elements of the communication process. (1,2)
4. Identify basic preparation, evaluation, and presentation techniques for effective instruction. (3,5)
5. Describe the purpose and characteristics of critique. (3)
6. Identify use and theory of instructional aides in the classroom. (1,3,5)
7. Prepare evaluation examinations including written, oral and performance based. (3,5)
8. Describe the basic responsibilities of the instructor. (4)

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UAS100 UAS Operations

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
UAS 100. UAS Operations (3). Fundamentals of Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) operations. Includes concept of operations, types of systems, applications, and optionally piloted vehicles. Three lecture.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. Concept of operations
2. Types of systems
3. Controls and displays
4. Remotely piloted and command directed vehicle systems
5. Takeoff and landing systems
6. Optionally piloted vehicles

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Identify basic UAS operational factors. (1-3)
2. Categorize types of UAS systems. (2,6)
3. Distinguish between remotely piloted and command directed systems and between types of landing systems. (4,5)
4. Associate the types of UAS systems with their advantages and disadvantages. (4,5)

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UAS103 UAS Flight Simulation

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
UAS 103. UAS Flight Simulation (2). Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) flight using simulation. Basic flight training including takeoffs and landings, approaches, and basic maneuvers. Not required for holders of a commercial certificate and instrument rating. Six lab.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. Basic fixed-wing and rotor-wing maneuvers
2. Takeoffs and landings
3. Approaches and departures
4. Traffic patterns

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Repeat basic aircraft maneuvers in a simulator. (1)
2. Perform takeoff, landing, traffic pattern, approach, and departure procedures in a simulator. (2-4)

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UAS110 UAS Aircraft and Ground System

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
UAS 110. UAS Aircraft and Ground Systems (3). Fundamentals of Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) aircraft and ground systems. Basic component operation and use of airframe systems, the powerplant, flight controls, and avionics. Three lecture.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. Powerplant systems
2. Airframe systems
3. Avionics systems
4. Flight controls
5. Basic telemetry systems
6. Ground station systems
7. Launch and recovery systems
8. Stability Augmentation System (SAS) Autopilot Systems

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Identify basic UAS airframe and powerplant systems and their component functions. (1,2)
2. State UAS flight controls, avionics, and SAS/autopilot components and functions. (3,4,8)
3. Describe basic UAS telemetry and ground station components and functions. (5,6)
4. Outline UAS launch and recovery system procedures. (7)

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UAS120 UAS Comm, Telemetry & Sensors

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
UAS 120. UAS Communications, Telemetry and Sensors (3). Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) communication, telemetry, and sensor systems. Includes component operation and use of transmitters, computer control systems, and sensor packages. Review of single and multiple point failure modes, electromagnetic interference, and satellite communication theory. Three lecture.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. Telemetry theory and operation
2. Uplink/downlink theory
3. Sensor packages
4. Electro-optic and infrared sensors
5. Failure modes
6. Electromagnetic interference
7. Satellite communication theory

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Describe telemetry components, systems, and theory. (1,2)
2. Diagram sensor components and functions. (3,4)
3. Analyze and mitigate single and multiple component failure modes and electromagnetic interference indications. (5,6)
4. Summarize satellite communication theory. (7)

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UAS132 UAS Fixed Wing Flight

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
UAS 132. UAS Fixed Wing Flight (3). Fundamentals of Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) fixed wing flight. Designed for the commercial and instrument rated pilot to safely operate fixed-wing UASs. Emphasis on judgment and consistent safe flying techniques during takeoff, flight and landing. Eighteen lab.
COURSE CONTENT:
1. Pre-takeoff procedures
2. Basic flying characteristics of fixed-wing UASs
3. Taxiing, traffic patterns, approaches
4. Takeoffs, landings, and go-arounds
5. Advanced flight maneuvers
6. Emergency operations
7. Post-flight procedures
8. Ground handling and support

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Employ safe flying techniques during takeoffs and landings using first-person video. (2-4)
2. Use safe and consistent traffic patterns, approaches, and landing procedures. (3,4)
3. Use pre-takeoff and post-landing procedures and ground support functions. (1,7,8)
4. Operate aircraft safely and consistently during basic and advanced flight maneuvers. (5)
5. Employ consistently sound judgment to simulated and real emergencies. (6)

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UAS200 UAS History, Reg & Law

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
UAS 200. UAS History, Regulation and Law (3). Survey course for Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) history, development, and legal issues. Includes concept of operations, types of systems, applications, and optionally piloted vehicles. Three lecture.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. History of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs)
2. Technology development of UAVs
3. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) standards
4. Civil Regulations
5. UAV Law
6. Public image of UAVs

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Identify UAS historical events and technology breakthroughs. (1,2)
2. Paraphrase FAA standards and civil UAV law. (3-5)
3. Summarize the impacts of public sensitivity to UAV operations. (6)

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UAS210 UAS Human Machine Interface

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
UAS 210. UAS Human Machine Interface (3). Fundamentals of Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) Human-Machine Interface. Includes UAS crew coordination, human factors, ergonomics, and factors impacting control and operation. Three lecture.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) crew coordination
2. UAS resource management
3. UAV human factors
4. Ergonomics
5. Effective operation and control of UAVs
LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Describe UAS crew coordination and resource management. (1,2)
2. Explain human factors associated with UAVs as they impact operation and control. (3,5)
3. Validate ergonomics of UAS control and display systems. (4)

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UAS220 UAS Safety

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
UAS 220. UAS Safety (3). Essentials of risk mitigation and accident prevention. Sense and avoid, airspace, and public safety issues. Three lecture.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. Sense and avoid
2. Airspace considerations
3. Safety programs
4. Public safety
5. Risk management
6. Accident review and investigation

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Specify sense and avoid systems vs. airspace restrictions. (1,2)
2. Recommend safety program criteria. (3,4)
3. Critique Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) risk management and safety programs. (3,5)
4. Review UAV accidents and investigation results. (6)

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UAS232 UAS Rotor-Wing Flight

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
UAS 232. UAS Rotor-Wing Flight (6). Fundamentals of Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) Rotor-Wing flight. Designed for the commercial and instrument rated pilot to safely operate rotor-wing UASs. Emphasis on judgment and consistent safe flying techniques during takeoffs and landings. Eighteen lab.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. Pre-takeoff procedures
2. Basic flying characteristics of rotor-wing UASs
3. Taxiing, traffic patterns, approaches
4. Takeoffs, landings, and go-arounds
5. Advanced flight maneuvers
6. Emergency operations
7. Post-flight procedures
8. Ground handling and support

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Employ safe flying techniques during takeoffs and landings using first-person video. (2-4)
2. Use safe and consistent traffic patterns, approaches, and landing procedures. (3,4)
3. Use pre-takeoff and post-landing procedures and ground support functions. (1,7,8)
4. Operate aircraft safely and consistently during basic and advanced flight maneuvers. (5)
5. Employ consistently sound judgment to simulated and real emergencies. (6)

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