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Aviation Science

 
AVSC-Aviation Science
AVSC 1010
Survey of Aviation Science
2:2:0
Fall, Spring, Summer

Designed for all students interested in aviation careers. Includes a general knowledge of aviation, historical events, and aerospace studies/ development opportunities. Studies aviation and aerospace terminology, how aircraft and spacecraft fly, research and development of future systems, government and industry roles in the growth of aviation, and potential careers in aviation.

AVSC 1020
Aircraft Identification
2:2:0
On Sufficient Demand

Introduces skills of aircraft recognition and identification. Teaches identification of aircraft types and purposes available in the aviation world. Develops increased safety skills and the ability to correlate identifications to speed.

AVSC 1030
Aviation Customer Service
3:3:0
Not Offered

Covers the history of customer service in the aviation industry. Introduces flight school and general aviation customer service principles. Studies customer rights and carrier responsibilities. Explores diffusion of confrontational customers. Analyzes airline cultures and resulting effects on employees and customers.

AVSC 1040
In-flight Service
3:3:0
Not Offered

Teaches service and safety issues of in-flight service operations. Examines responsibilities and training requirements of in-flight service specialists. Covers applicable federal aviation regulations. Explores labor relations and crew resource management. Discusses abnormal and emergency procedures. Studies passenger safety and security issues as well as service and customer relations.

AVSC 1050
Introduction to Aviation Administration
3:3:0
Fall, Spring, Summer

Designed to discuss aviation industry structure, practices, and administrative career opportunities; emphasizes strategic decision making in aviation transportation, manufacturing, airport, and government administration, and provides an overview of various administrative methods, tools, and responsibilities. Provides a general knowledge of aviation administration career options and the role of administrators within the aviation industry.

AVSC 1100
Ground Private Pilot
4:4:0
Fall, Spring, Summer

Introduces the airplane to entry-level student pilots as they prepare for flight training. Stresses airport systems, air traffic control procedures, aviation weather, air navigation, radio communication procedures, and Federal Aviation Regulations. Prepares students for the required FAA Private Pilot Airplane Knowledge Test.

AVSC 1110
Flight Private Pilot Certification
3:2:3
Fall, Spring, Summer
Prerequisite(s) or Corequisite(s):
AVSC 1100

Covers airplane ground and flight operations, take-off and landing, basic flight maneuvers, cross country methods and emergency procedures. Prepares students for the required FAA Private Pilot Airplane Practical Test.

AVSC 1120
Basic Aircraft Systems
1:1:0
On Sufficient Demand
Prerequisite(s):
AVSC 1100

Designed to provide a more in-depth knowledge of the basic systems used in piston-powered aircraft. Includes an examination of propeller systems, constant speed propellers, retractable landing gear, electrical systems, cooling, flight control systems, and basic hydraulics. Will help students with oral examinations for the commercial and other flight certificates.

AVSC 1130
Glider Rating
1:1:1
On Sufficient Demand
Prerequisite(s):
AVSC 1100

Prepares student to transition from powered to unpowered glider flight in preparation for the FAA Private Pilot Glider Rating. Includes ground and flight lessons covering glider towing, launching, powered gliders, thermals, weather, landing, mountain waves, regulations, and emergency procedures. Teaches aerodynamic theory associated with more efficient flight and aircraft control.

AVSC 1150
Mountain and Desert Flying
1:1:0
On Sufficient Demand
Prerequisite(s):
AVSC 1100 and AVSC 1110

Introduces common flying conditions in mountain and desert areas. Emphasizes flight accident statistics and causes, effects of altitude on aircraft and pilot, mountain associated wake turbulence, techniques for low-altitude search and rescue or photography over mountainous areas, maneuvers, and abnormal or emergency procedures. Includes survival techniques for emergency landings in mountainous or desert terrain.

AVSC 1160
Seaplane Rating
1:1:1
Not Offered
Prerequisite(s):
AVSC 1100, AVSC 1110

Provides training to aid in the transition from single-engine land to single-engine sea. Stresses the differences between operating on land and over bodies of water. Introduces regulations for seaplane pilots. Provides training in seaplane aircraft with the capability to land and takeoff from water. Prepares the student for the FAA seaplane rating flight test.

AVSC 1220
Ground Commercial Pilot--Phase I
1:1:0
Not Offered
Prerequisite(s):
AVSC 1100 and AVSC 1110

Covers cross-country airplane flight operations. Stresses advanced VFR navigation using dead reckoning, pilotage and radios, flight planning, aircraft performance, weight and balance, aircraft systems, night operations, and emergency procedures for cross-country flight. Includes Federal Aviation Regulations for Commercial Airplane Pilots, advanced aircraft navigational systems, and decision making.

AVSC 1230
Flight Cross Country
2:1:3
Fall, Spring, Summer
Prerequisite(s):
AVSC 1100, AVSC 1110

Prepares students to meet FAA Instrument Airplane and Commercial Airplane Pilot cross-country requirements. Introduces extended cross-country flights in both day and night environments with consideration for passenger safety. Includes operational flight performance using all available navigational weather and airplane performance data. Requires proof of completion of cross country airplane pilot in command time.

AVSC 1240
Ground Instrument Pilot
4:4:0
Fall, Spring, Summer
Prerequisite(s):
AVSC 1100, AVSC 1110

Covers FAA regulations, meteorology, navigation, radio procedures, instrument departures, en route and approach procedures, the instrument airway, and airspace systems as well as aircraft systems operation. Introduces glass cockpit instrumentation. Covers basic flight instrument construction and operation. Prepares pilots for the required FAA Instrument Pilot Airplane Knowledge Test.

AVSC 1250
Flight Instrument Pilot
3:2:2
Fall, Spring, Summer
Prerequisite(s):
AVSC 1100, AVSC 1110

Stresses attitude instrument flying techniques, instrument departure and approach procedures, and instrument en route and cross-country navigation techniques while in actual or simulated weather conditions with reference solely to the flight instruments. Prepares students for the required FAA Instrument Airplane Practical Test.

AVSC 1260
21st Century Avionics and Instrumentation
1:1:0
Fall, Spring, Summer
Prerequisite(s):
AVSC 1100

Provides pilots with the knowledge and practical experience using new generation glass cockpit electronic instrumentation and radio navigation devices. Includes glass cockpit system knowledge, functions, safety, flight planning, crew concepts, and the use of GPS technology. Requires flight, flight training device, or computer based instruction and experience to meet FAA standards for transition to this technology.

AVSC 1310
AMT Procedures and Practices A
5:5:0
On Sufficient Demand

For Aviation Maintenance Technician Apprentice students. Introduces students to the aviation maintenance environment. Studies common procedures and practices in the industry, the use of tools and measurement devices, and Federal Aviation Regulation related to technician certification and inspections. Includes maintenance forms and record keeping, and weight and balance publications.

AVSC 1320
AMT General Knowledge A
5:5:0
On Sufficient Demand

For Aviation Maintenance Technician Apprentice students. Introduces general processes used by the Aviation maintenance Technician. Introduces aircraft electrical principles including the devices and procedures used in analyzing aircraft electrical systems. Covers materials and processes used in aircraft maintenance. Develops basic science application skills for aircraft maintenance.

AVSC 1330
AMT Airframe Phase I B
5:5:0
On Sufficient Demand
Prerequisite(s):
AVSC 1310, AVSC 1320, Must complete all (a) level AMT apprentice courses with grade of C- or better

For Aviation Maintenance Technician Apprentice students. Introduces students to the basic maintenance and procedures involving the airframes of a variety of aircraft. Discusses composite technology, aircraft finishes, sheet metal, basic structures, welding, and other fasteners.

AVSC 1340
AMT Powerplant Phase I B
5:5:0
On Sufficient Demand
Prerequisite(s):
AVSC 1310, AVSC 1320, Must complete all (a) level AMT apprentice courses with grade of C- or better

For Aviation Maintenance Technician Apprentice Students. Introduces students to the basics of power plant installation, repair, and servicing. Focuses on the reciprocating engine used on certified aircraft. Covers radial engines, basic two- and four-stroke reciprocating engines, engine overhaul, starter and ignition systems, and troubleshooting procedures.

AVSC 2050
Introduction to Aviation Security
3:3:0
On Sufficient Demand

Presents airport, airline, and general aviation security issues. Covers historical hijacking threat, public perception of threat and government response. Examines airport screening processes for passengers and cargo. Explores technology as a tool in security. Discusses cockpit security, pilot and weapons issues, and passenger responsibilities. Examines airport security methods, levels of security, personnel and management issues.

AVSC 2070
Communications for Aviation Professionals
3:3:0
On Sufficient Demand
Prerequisite(s):
ENGL 1010 and AVSC 1050

Teaches the skills necessary to effectively communicate with a variety of aviation stakeholders and professionals. Examines principles of written and verbal communication. Covers the planning, organizing and delivery of positive and negative messages. Teaches effective interpersonal and listening skills as well as techniques for adapting the message to the audience. Includes the effective development and delivery of computer-aided presentations. Explores the hazards and impacts of miscommunication on aviation safety.

AVSC 2090
Air Transport Economics
3:3:0
On Sufficient Demand
Prerequisite(s):
AVSC 1050 and (MAT 1000 or MAT 1010)

Teaches basic economic concepts as applicable to air transportation. Introduces foundational principles of free enterprise, supply and demand, private and social implications of profit maximization, market structure, resource markets, inflation, economic and industry cycles, inflation and economic growth. Introduces competitive advantage, air transport demand, modeling, pricing, revenue management and supply and route architecture.

AVSC 2110
Aviation Weather Applications
3:3:0
On Sufficient Demand
Prerequisite(s):
AVSC 1010, AVSC 1050, and AVSC 1100

Enables the aviation administrator to understand and appreciate the operational and strategic impacts of weather on the aviation industry. Teaches atmospheric composition and structure, climate and synoptic weather, aviation weather reports, forecasts and weather data sources. Requires students to apply these principles in a decision making capacity through weather tracking, planning and decision making activities.

AVSC 2120
Personal Finance for Aviation Professionals
3:3:0
Fall, Spring
Prerequisite(s):
AVSC 1050, AVSC 1100

Covers financial decision making with a view of financial choices/ alternatives and the impact or consequences of these choices during a student's collegiate and professional career. Includes real life scenarios designed around common challenges and issues. Requires students to create a proposed budget and reconcile expenditures monthly as the course progresses. Explores net worth statements, budgets, taxes, insurance alternatives, and life decisions applicable to finance.

AVSC 2130
Aviation Safety
3:3:0
Fall
Prerequisite(s):
AVSC 1010, AVSC 1050, and AVSC 1100

Presents an introduction to aviation safety. Covers agencies overseeing safety at the commercial and general aviation levels as well as the applicable regulations they develop and enforce. Explores general aviation and commercial aviation accident statistics and accident causation models. Discusses airline, airport, aircraft, and air traffic control safety issues. Explores the role of the aviation administrator as a safety advocate and responsible party in a variety of settings.

AVSC 2150
Air Transportation Management
3:3:0
Fall, Spring
Prerequisite(s):
AVSC 1050, AVSC 1100

Presents the management skills necessary to be a fixed based operator and entry-level manager for scheduled airlines in the national aviation system. Teaches management functions, marketing, financing, organization and administration, flight operations, maintenance, safety, and liability. Provides hands-on experience of management styles through evaluations and critiques of local airlines and airport facilities. Includes a student's simulated model of an FBO and related management operations as a final project. Successful completers should have a basic knowledge of air transportation management.

AVSC 2160
Aviation Law
3:3:0
Fall, Spring
Prerequisite(s):
AVSC 1050, AVSC 1100

Introduces aviation law and regulations. Studies rights and responsibilities of a pilot in command of an aircraft while operating in a commercial revenue generated environment. Discusses the history of commercial aviation, Air Commerce Act, and government regulatory agencies. Successful completers should have a basic knowledge of federal, state, and international law in order to comply with Federal Aviation Regulations.

AVSC 2170
Airline Interview Preparation
1:1:0
On Sufficient Demand
Prerequisite(s):
ENGL 1010 and AVSC 2150

Prepares students for the rigors of an airline interview by reviewing important areas: Including but not limited to the Code of Federal Aviation Regulations, aviation meteorology, aircraft systems, crew resource management, and interpersonal skills necessary to successfully obtain an airline or corporate flight crew position. Includes specific resume, background search, and interview preparation procedures.

AVSC 2180
Airline Computer Applications
3:3:0
Not Offered
Prerequisite(s):
Basic Computer Proficiency

Introduces airline computer applications. Explores information management in areas of reservations, planning and scheduling, maintenance, crew management, dining and cabin services and human resources. Covers revenue, customer loyalty and cargo management. Discusses training programs, solution implementation and maintenance costs, as well as consulting services available to airlines.

AVSC 2190
Introduction to Dispatch and Scheduling
3:3:0
Not Offered
Prerequisite(s):
AVSC 1010

Introduces airline and corporate flight department operations and flight dispatch procedures. Teaches effects of weather, air traffic control and maintenance on fleet logistics. Introduces responsibilities of dispatchers, routers, maintenance controllers, and general system operations. Covers pertinent crew and operational federal aviation regulations. Examines tools and practices of airline system control and corporate flight departments. Explores responsibilities and authority of dispatchers and schedulers.

AVSC 2200
Aviation Marketing
3:3:0
Not Offered

Teaches principles of aviation marketing and promotional concepts. Covers planning and coordination, advertising and media as well as sales presentations. Explores aviation tradeshows, trade events, and networking as industry marketing tools. Teachers marketing research, financial planning, and transportation methods.

AVSC 2210
AMT Airframe Phase II C
5:5:0
On Sufficient Demand
Prerequisite(s):
AVSC 1330, AVSC 1340, Must complete all (b) level AMT apprentice courses with grade of C- or better

For Aviation Maintenance Technician Apprentice Students. Prepares students for intermediate level understanding of major airframe components and accompanying devices. Includes lessons on structure alignments, aircraft rigging, flight control balance, communications and navigation equipment, brake systems, anti-skid systems, and landing gear position indication.

AVSC 2220
AMT Airframe Phase III D
5:5:0
On Sufficient Demand
Prerequisite(s):
AVSC 2210, AVSC 2230, Must complete all (c) level AMT apprentice courses with grade of C- or better

For Aviation Maintenance Technician Apprentice Students. Final airframe class prepares students to take FAA AMT Airframe Examination. Discusses landing gear systems, hydraulics, fuel systems, pneumatics, fuel dumping, pressurization, environmental controls, and indicator systems. Includes examinations of example aircraft systems in operation.

AVSC 2230
AMT Powerplant Phase II C
5:5:0
On Sufficient Demand
Prerequisite(s):
AVSC 1330, AVSC 1340, Must complete all (b) level AMT apprentice courses with grade of C- or better

For Aviation Maintenance Technician Apprentice Students. Provides students with information and understanding of turbine engines, designs, systems and components. Covers engine installation, accessory devices, lubrication systems, fuel metering, and airworthiness inspections.

AVSC 2240
AMT Powerplant Phase III D
5:5:0
On Sufficient Demand
Prerequisite(s):
AVSC 2210, AVSC 2230, Must complete all (c) level AMT apprentice courses with grade of C- or better

For Aviation Maintenance Technician Apprentice Students. Provides intermediate level understanding of engine components, accessories, and their operating principles. Prepares students for the FAA AMT Power plant Knowledge Examination.

AVSC 2300
Ground Commercial Pilot
3:3:0
Fall, Spring, Summer
Prerequisite(s):
AVSC 1230, AVSC 1240, AVSC 1250
Corequisite(s):
AVSC 2310

Covers privileges, responsibilities and the operational environment of a commercial pilot. Explores application of aeronautical knowledge and skills in simulated commercial operation situations. Develops judgment and decision-making skills. Studies aerodynamics, performance and limitations, weight and balance, aircraft systems, airworthiness, aeromedical factors, night and high altitude operations, weather hazards and reports, airport operations, flight planning, and decision making. Prepares students for the required FAA Commercial Pilot Airplane Knowledge Test.

AVSC 2310
Flight Commercial Pilot
3:2:3
Fall, Spring, Summer
Prerequisite(s):
AVSC 1230, AVSC 1240, AVSC 1250
Corequisite(s):
AVSC 2300

Includes maneuvers such as steep power turns, steep spirals, slow flight, lazy eights, pylon eights, and chandelles. Includes commercial cross-country, instrument flying skills, and emergency procedures. Prepares students for the required FAA Commercial Pilot Airplane Practical Test.

AVSC 235R
Unusual Attitude Safety Training
1:1:1
On Sufficient Demand
Prerequisite(s):
AVSC 1250

Teaches pilots how to assess various flight situations and take the appropriate action to avoid or recover from any in-flight unusual attitude scenario, includes training not covered by commercial flight courses such as situations involving wake turbulence, wind shear, mountain waves and other wind flow patterns, as well as instrument or control system failure and pilot error may produce unusual attitudes beyond those experience in normal flight. Presented in three phases: for the experience level of the 1) Private Pilot Student, 2) Instrument Pilot Student, 3) Commercial Pilot Student and for the Certified Flight Instructor Student. Course enhances overall pilot skill and increases confidence in all flight conditions. May be repeated for a maximum of 2 credits toward graduation.

AVSC 2400
Ground Certified Flight Instructor
4:4:0
Fall, Spring
Prerequisite(s):
AVSC 2300, AVSC 2310
Corequisite(s):
AVSC 2410

Provides the foundational knowledge and teaching skills necessary to become an authorized FAA airplane flight instructor. Teaches certification and training requirements for which the student will have instructional privileges. Develops organization and presentation skills required for instructional activity including the application of human behavior and learning principles during instructional activity. Emphasizes training of aviation students to specific standards of competence regardless of the specific instructional privileges carried by the flight instructor. Focuses on the teaching of critical emphasis areas as identified by the FAA. Prepares students for the required FAA Flight Instructor Airplane Knowledge Test and Fundamentals of Instruction Knowledge Test.

AVSC 2410
Flight Certified Flight Instructor
1:1:1
Fall, Spring, Summer
Prerequisite(s):
AVSC 2300, AVSC 2310
Corequisite(s):
AVSC 2400

Designed for advanced pilots preparing for the Flight Instructor rating. Trains students to discuss and teach while precisely performing maneuvers and maintaining proper operational control. Emphasizes the identification of common student errors and proper correction. Prepares students for the required FAA Flight Instructor Airplane Practical Test.

AVSC 2420
Ground CFI Instrument
1:1:0
Fall, Spring
Prerequisite(s):
AVSC 2300, AVSC 2310
Corequisite(s):
AVSC 2430

Stresses in-depth study of gyroscopic and pressure instruments, attitude instrument flying techniques, IFR departure, en route, arrival and approach procedures, and the teaching of this to other pilots. Discusses Federal Aviation Regulations that apply to instrument flight instruction, flight logbook endorsements and entries, and other directives and publications that apply to airplane instrument flight. Studies the correct procedures for teaching and the analyzing of student errors while performing the required instrument flight maneuvers. Prepares students for the required FAA Flight Instructor Instrument Airplane Knowledge Test.

AVSC 2430
Flight CFI Instrument
1:1:1
Fall, Spring, Summer
Prerequisite(s):
AVSC 2300, AVSC 2310
Corequisite(s):
AVSC 2420

Designed for instructor pilots seeking the CFI Airplane Instrument rating. Covers all required instrument flying maneuvers from the right seat of the instrument training airplane such as instrument departures, en route navigation, and instrument approach to landings. Prepares students for the required FAA Flight Instructor Instrument Airplane Practical Test.

AVSC 2440
Ground Multi-Engine
1:1:0
Fall, Spring, Summer
Prerequisite(s):
AVSC 1100, AVSC 1110
Corequisite(s):
AVSC 2450

Designed for pilots preparing for multi-engine airplane operations. Covers the theory of multi-engine airplane flight and the significant aerodynamic differences between single-engine and multi-engine airplane flight. Includes system operation of constant speed propellers, multi-tank and pump fuel systems, dual electrical systems, turbocharger and ice control systems. Discusses multi-engine weight and balance and use of performance charts. Prepares students for the oral exam portion of the FAA Multi-Engine Airplane Practical Test and Airplane Pilot Knowledge Test.

AVSC 2450
Flight Multi-Engine
1:1:1
Fall, Spring, Summer
Prerequisite(s):
AVSC 1100, AVSC 1110
Corequisite(s):
AVSC 2440

Prepares students for flight in complex multi-engine airplanes. Stresses normal and emergency flight procedures and skills demonstrated and practiced for all phases of flight. Includes single-engine operation of a multi-engine airplane in varying flight environments and situations. Discusses complex systems operation as well as instrument flight procedures. Prepares the student for the required FAA Multi-engine Airplane Practical Test.

AVSC 2500
Ground Multi-Engine Instructor
1:1:0
On Sufficient Demand
Prerequisite(s):
AVSC 2300, AVSC 2310
Corequisite(s):
AVSC 2510

Presents specific teaching techniques and skills necessary to certify as a flight instructor with a multi-engine airplane rating. Includes a review of the multi-engine airplane pilot certification requirements. Stresses the unique instructional and safety responsibilities with students in multi-engine airplanes. Prepares students for the oral exam portion of the FAA Multi-Engine Airplane Instructor Practical Test.

AVSC 2510
Flight Multi-Engine Instructor
1:1:0
Fall, Spring, Summer
Prerequisite(s):
AVSC 2300, AVSC 2310
Corequisite(s):
AVSC 2500

Prepares students for various maneuvers and operations necessary to instruct pilots for the FAA Multi-engine Airplane Practical Test. Teaches normal and emergency flight operations and procedures in all the various flight environments and regimes. Teaches the knowledge and skill necessary to operate a multi-engine airplane safely, while instructing multi-engine airplane pilots. Prepares students for the required FAA Multi-engine Airplane Instructor Practical Test.

AVSC 2710
Aviation Marketing and Customer Service
3:3:0
Fall
Prerequisite(s):
AVSC 2150, AVSC 2160

Teaches principles of aviation marketing, market research and promotional concepts. Covers planning and coordination, advertising, and media as well as sales presentations. Explores aviation trade shows trade events, and networking as industry marketing tools. Covers the history of customer service in the aviation industry. Introduces customer service principles applicable to both general and commercial aviation. Analyzes customer rights and carrier responsibilities and explores diffusion of confrontational customers. Analyzes airline and corporate cultures and resulting effects on employees and customers.

AVSC 2750
Unmanned Aircraft Systems
3:3:0
Spring
Prerequisite(s):
AVSC 2150, AVSC 2160

Introduces unmanned aircraft systems and applications. Examines the history and development of unmanned aircraft, their systems, technology, training methods, and implementation Examines the current and future roles these aircraft will take in society and the implications surrounding their increased usage. Explores security, privacy and safety as they relate to the utilization of unmanned aircraft systems in military, law enforcement and civilian applications. Examines challenges and opportunities related to civilian utilization.

AVSC 276R
Current Topics in Aviation
1 to 3:1 to 3:0
Not Offered
Prerequisite(s):
AVSC 1050 and AVSC 1100

Selected topics in Aviation Science that will vary from semester to semester. May be repeated with different topic areas for a maximum of six credit hours toward graduation.

AVSC 281R
Cooperative Work Experience
1 to 8:0:5 to 40
On Sufficient Demand
Prerequisite(s):
Internship Orientation
Corequisite(s):
AVSC 285R

Designed for Aviation majors. A current job in an aviation related field required prior to registering for this course. Course content is individualized, with students setting objectives in consultation with their faculty coordinator and their on-the-job supervisor. Credit is determined by the number of hours a student works during the semester. (One credit for each five hours of work per week.) May be repeated for a maximum of 8 credits toward graduation. Graded credit/no credit.

AVSC 285R
Cooperative Related Class
1:1:0
On Sufficient Demand
Corequisite(s):
AVSC 281R

Designed to enable students with career aspirations in aviation related fields to begin career planning. Enhances a student's knowledge, personal development, professional development and professional preparation by integrating academic study with practical experience and resume preparation. May be repeated for a maximum of 2 credits toward graduation.

AVSC 2860
SkillsUSA
1:1:0
On Sufficient Demand

SkillsUSA includes leadership training, parliamentary procedure, job interview skills, prepared speaking, extemporaneous speaking, and organizational skills. Upon completion, the student should understand the SkillsUSA organization and how it helps to build leadership skills.

AVSC 3010
Flight Environment
3:3:0
Fall
Prerequisite(s):
AVSC 1240 and University Advanced Standing

Teaches interpretation, selection, and compilation of appropriate weather data. Examines METAR, TAF, PIREPS, AIRMET's, SIGMET's and other sources of applicable weather information. Uses sample reports, data, and charts. Includes class and group discussion, lecture, practical example, and case studies.

AVSC 3020
Aviation Insurance and Risk Management
3:3:0
On Sufficient Demand
Prerequisite(s):
AVSC 2130 and University Advanced Standing

Explores the complexity of aviation risk management from flight operations and aircraft maintenance perspectives. Examines industry insurance practices and standards, including the development of risk management procedures to meet both government and insurance requirements. Analyzes basic underwriting procedures and requirements. Presents basic principles of hazardous materials handling in aviation.

AVSC 3030
Air Traffic Management
3:3:0
Fall
Prerequisite(s):
AVSC 2150, AVSC 2160, and University Advanced Standing

Teaches tower, approach, and center techniques and terminology. Covers radar and non-radar control environments and the pilot's responsibility in each. Explains effective use of the Air Traffic Control System. Includes lecture, discussion, small group practice, and evaluation.

AVSC 3040
Air Traffic Control II
3:3:0
Spring
Prerequisite(s):
AVSC 3030 and University Advanced Standing

Covers advanced air traffic management concepts, weather problems, communications procedures, and technical control skills. Provides simulated air traffic control situations and crisis management skills. Discusses terminal en route procedures and Federal Aviation Regulations.

AVSC 3060
Airline Management
3:3:0
On Sufficient Demand
Prerequisite(s):
AVSC 2150, AVSC 2160, and University Advanced Standing

Prepares student for management level duties at air carriers. Examines airline operational considerations, regulation, financing, accounting methods, marketing, customer service, profitability, and labor relations. Discusses how some airlines succeed and others fail. Covers code-sharing and airline alliances.

AVSC 3070
Aviation Cargo Operations
3:3:0
On Sufficient Demand
Prerequisite(s):
AVSC 2150 and University Advanced Standing

Studies air cargo history and industry development. Teaches air cargo scheduling and supply chain administration. Explores aircraft options and conversions and airport and logistical considerations. Discusses shipping and air cargo regulations including hazard material (hazmat) and security issues. Explores domestic and international air cargo considerations.

AVSC 3090
Airline and Dispatch Operations
3:3:0
On Sufficient Demand
Prerequisite(s):
AVSC 2150, AVSC 2160, (AVSC 2110 or AVSC 3010), and University Advanced Standing

Introduces airline and corporate flight department operations and flight dispatch procedures. Teaches effects of weather, air traffic control and maintenance on fleet logistics. Introduces responsibilities of dispatchers, routers, maintenance controllers, and general system operations. Covers pertinent crew and operational federal aviation regulations. Examines tools and practices of airline system control and corporate flight departments. Explores responsibilities and authority of dispatchers and schedulers.

AVSC 3100
Corporate Aviation Management
3:3:0
On Sufficient Demand
Prerequisite(s):
AVSC 2150 and University Advanced Standing

Introduces basic principles of corporate flight department management. Discusses regulatory requirements in corporate aviation, acquisition procedures, insurance requirements, and pilot certification programs. Explores fractional ownership programs and management.

AVSC 3110
Aviation Security
3:3:0
Spring
Prerequisite(s):
AVSC 2150, AVSC 2160, and University Advanced Standing

Presents advanced security issues related to aviation including passenger screening, profiling, hijacking, bomb threats and passenger disruptions. Covers historical incidents and studies a variety of responses to threats from various countries. Discusses the role of the Department of Homeland Security and the Transportation Security Administration. Covers the role of pilots and other flight crew in security, including the Federal Flight Deck Officers Program. Includes a discussion of regulatory issues and laws established since the 9/11 attacks.

AVSC 3120
Airport Management
3:3:0
Spring
Prerequisite(s):
AVSC 2150, AVSC 2160, and University Advanced Standing

Explores airport management at both small and large airports. Emphasizes basic requirements and attributes of successful airport managers. Course includes discussion of local and state airport finance and regulatory issues. Discusses pertinent Federal Aviation Regulations and security issues.

AVSC 3140
Fixed Base Operations Management
3:3:0
On Sufficient Demand
Prerequisite(s):
AVSC 2150 and University Advanced Standing

Prepares students for employment and management at a fixed base operation and related general aviation management. Covers the organization, profit, maintenance, and safety systems concerning fixed base operators. Presents pertinent Federal Aviation Regulations, facility management, and advertising issues.

AVSC 3150
Principles of Aviation Management
3:3:0
On Sufficient Demand
Prerequisite(s):
AVSC 2070 and University Advanced Standing

Teaches principles of aviation management including the management process, decision-making, and organizational structure. Covers leadership skills including communication, fostering team work, conflict resolution, and human resource management. Analyzes the importance of ethics and social responsibility as well as developing and crafting executive strategies. Studies organizational culture and effective management of innovation and change.

AVSC 3200
Flight Physiology
3:3:0
Fall
Prerequisite(s):
AVSC1240 and University Advanced Standing

For pilots with a career goal in commercial Aviation. Teaches physiological and psychological factors that affect pilot performance. Studies issues such as human error, fatigue, fitness, attitudes, training devices, controls, cabin space, and human payload. Includes lecture, demonstration, experiments, group projects, class discussion, and possible guest lecturers.

AVSC 3210
Aircraft Incident and Emergency Management
3:3:0
On Sufficient Demand
Prerequisite(s):
AVSC 2130 and University Advanced Standing

Teaches how to develop a pre-accident plan addressing the issues of chain and command responsibility, initial response to safety and security issues, and the coordination of human and material resources for public safety. Emphasizes post crash/aircraft incident preservation of forensic evidence.

AVSC 3220
Aircraft Accident Investigation
3:3:0
On Sufficient Demand
Prerequisite(s):
AVSC 2160 and University Advanced Standing

Explores the fundamental requirements of aircraft mishap and accident investigation. Covers the initial gathering and preservation of evidence at the crash site, including photographic and videographic documentation, assessing environmental factors, human factor considerations, aircraft maintenance status, and air traffic control considerations.

AVSC 3230
Accident Witness Interviewing
3:3:0
On Sufficient Demand
Prerequisite(s):
(AVSC 3210 or AVSC 3220) and University Advanced Standing

Teaches the currently recommended techniques for conducting an accident witness interview and common mistakes. Presents methods of evaluating and analysis of interview information. Case studies and role playing will be used in classroom exercises.

AVSC 3240
Aviation Accident Reporting
3:3:0
On Sufficient Demand
Prerequisite(s):
(AVSC 3210 or AVSC 3220), ENGL 1010, and University Advanced Standing

Teaches the student a working knowledge of preparing a complete aircraft mishap/accident report that includes the factual information, analysis, and conclusions, including probable causes, and aviation safety recommendations. Involves turning accident investigation data into an accident report.

AVSC 3300
Jet Transport Systems
3:3:0
Spring
Prerequisite(s):
AVSC 2300, AVSC 2440, and University Advanced Standing

For the commercial pilot desiring training in turbine driven engines, thrust vectoring, pneumatics, electrical, hydraulic, and auxiliary systems. Includes subjects such as pressurization, de-ice and anti-ice, environmental, and warning systems. Utilizes schematic drawings, computer based trainers, and various jet operating manuals. Includes lecture, class discussion, demonstrations, group practice, and possible guest lecturers.

AVSC 3310
Aviation Logistics Management
3:3:0
On Sufficient Demand
Prerequisite(s):
AVSC 2150, AVSC 3150, and University Advanced Standing

Examines functional areas of supply, maintenance, transportation and services at operational, strategic and tactical levels. Covers facilities, manpower, labor relations, financial and system management, contract administration, analytical techniques and decision making. Uses a variety of case studies and examples of various transportation companies, airlines, and support groups.

AVSC 3320
Aviation Managerial Accounting
4:4:0
On Sufficient Demand
Prerequisite(s):
AVSC 2150 and (MAT 1000 or MAT 1010) and University Advanced Standing

Provides aviation administration students with knowledge of financial, managerial, and basic cost accounting concepts and applications. Introduces basic accounting methods, accounting information systems and the utilization of accounting information in the decision making process. Uses aviation industry case studies and examples.

AVSC 3350
Aviation Labor and Human Resource
3:3:0
On Sufficient Demand
Prerequisite(s):
AVSC 2150, AVSC 2160, AVSC 3150, and University Advanced Standing

Focuses on effective management of human resources in the unique environment of the aviation industry. Teaches planning, recruitment, selection, training, development, labor relations, employee benefits and compensation, employee legal issues, termination and unemployment, and applicable state and federal regulations.

AVSC 3400
High Altitude Navigation/International Flight Operations
3:3:0
Fall
Prerequisite(s):
AVSC 3200 and University Advanced Standing

Covers the advanced navigation systems of commercial aircraft. Explores VOR/DME, Loran-C, IRS (three ring laser gyro), and GPS navigational aids. Teaches the operation of the "Glass Cockpit" flight data center. Explains international flight operations. Uses in class lectures, demonstrations, individual experimentation, and computer based trainer experience.

AVSC 3530
Advanced Aerodynamics
3:3:0
Spring
Prerequisite(s):
AVSC 3300, MAT 1010, and University Advanced Standing

For commercial pilots. Teaches the aerodynamics involved in commercial aircraft. Includes aircraft turning and accelerated climb performance, take off velocity, load factors, hypersonic flight, and laminar flow airfoils. Includes demonstration, examples, experiments, and class discussion.

AVSC 3600
Crew Resource Management
3:3:0
Fall
Prerequisite(s):
AVSC 3110 and University Advanced Standing

Explores concepts of Crew Resource Management (CRM). Covers crew coordination, communication, and resource management in a professional aviation atmosphere. Utilizes class discussions, role plays, lecture, guest lecturers, and group experiences.

AVSC 3610
Aviation Safety and Security
3:3:0
On Sufficient Demand
Prerequisite(s):
AVSC 2050 and University Advanced Standing

Explores aviation safety and security in the 21st century. Surveys metallurgy, airframe stress analysis, psychology, pathology, and toxicology, flammable and explosive materials analysis, destructive and non-destructive material analysis as they apply to aviation safety and security.

AVSC 3740
Advanced Methods in Aviation Investigation
3:3:0
On Sufficient Demand
Prerequisite(s):
AVSC 3220 and University Advanced Standing

Teaches current scientific techniques for the analysis of aircraft materials, components, performance and design. Considers aircraft crashworthiness. Discusses the process of establishing facts from analysis and of the findings of an aircraft investigation and probable vs. proximate cause.

AVSC 4020
Applied Aviation Finance
3:3:0
On Sufficient Demand
Prerequisite(s):
AVSC 2150, ACC 3000, and University Advanced Standing

Examines financial management in the aviation corporate and public sectors and the role of financial markets and institutions. Introduces finance terminology and techniques. Discusses time value of money, fundamentals of security valuation, capital asset pricing model and capital budgeting. Introduces weighted average cost of capital and contrasts debt policy and governance in the public and private aviation sectors.

AVSC 410G
Global Ethical and Professional Issues in Aviation
3:3:0
Fall
Prerequisite(s):
AVSC 3600, PHIL 2050, (ENGL 1010 or ENGL 2020), and University Advanced Standing

Designed for aviation managers and pilots to develop a global perspective and understanding of key intercultural issues facing aviation. Studies the role of multi-culturalism and globalization, especially where these issues impact safety and the business environment. Includes a study of aviation regulation and scenario-based problem solving skills.

AVSC 4210
Flight Turbine Transition
1:0:3
On Sufficient Demand
Prerequisite(s):
AVSC 2300, AVSC 2310, and University Advanced Standing

Covers the required training experience in preparation for an FAA airplane type rating practical exam. Includes start up, taxi, take-off, en-route, approach, landing, shutdown, and emergency procedures. Requires individualized instruction in a cockpit procedures trainer, simulator or aircraft. Proof of earned airplane type rating is required.

AVSC 4300
Ground Airline Transport Pilot/Aircraft Dispatcher
3:3:0
On Sufficient Demand
Prerequisite(s):
AVSC 3010 and University Advanced Standing

Discusses aircraft aerodynamics, airspace and airports, air traffic control, aviation weather, and aero-medical factors and applicable NTSB and FAA regulations. Analyzes the aspects of decision making and professionalism in aviation. Prepares students for the required FAA Airline Transport Pilot Airplane 121 (ATP); FAA Airline Transport Pilot Airplane (135); or Aircraft Dispatcher (ADX) Knowledge Tests.

AVSC 4310
Flight Airline Transport Pilot
1:0:3
On Sufficient Demand
Prerequisite(s):
AVSC 2300, AVSC 2310, and University Advanced Standing

Focuses on the areas necessary to pass an Airline Transport Pilot Airplane Practical Test. Covers pre-flight, takeoff and departure, in flight maneuvers, instrument procedures, approaches and landings, normal and abnormal procedures, emergency procedures and postflight procedures. Prepares students for the required FAA Airline Transport Pilot Airplane Practical Test.

AVSC 4700
Safety and Professional Seminars
3:3:0
Spring
Prerequisite(s):
AVSC 3600 and (ENGL 2010 or ENGL 2020) and University Advanced Standing

Includes FAA safety seminars and other professional presentations designed to inform commercial pilots or aviation administration personnel of safety and professional issues affecting employment. Features FAA safety counselors, and other aviation professionals as guest lecturers.

AVSC 475R
Current Topics in Aviation
1 to 3:1 to 3:0
Fall, Spring
Prerequisite(s):
AVSC 1010 and University Advanced Standing

Presents selected topics in Aviation Sciences and will vary each semester. Requires a special project related to the area of study. May be repeated with different topic areas for a maximum of 6 credits toward graduation.

AVSC 4800
Professional Pilot Capstone
4:4:0
Spring
Prerequisite(s):
AVSC 3300 and University Advanced Standing

Teaches systems, operations and performance limitations of the CRJ. Emphasizes operating practices, along with systems indoctrination, and procedures training. Includes systems and operations common to most turbine and transport category aircraft. Provides insight into the rigors of studying for ground school systems class. Utilizes lecture, demonstration, and cockpit procedure trainers. Student who complete the course should be prepared to pass the applicable written exam.

AVSC 481R
Cooperative Work Experience
1 to 8:0:5 to 40
Prerequisite(s):
Internship Orientation and University Advanced Standing
Corequisite(s):
AVSC 485R

For upper division Aviation majors. A current job in an aviation related field required prior to registering for this course. Course content is individualized, with students setting objectives in consultation with their faculty coordinator and their on-the-job supervisor. Credit is determined by the number of hours a student works during the semester. (One credit for each five hours of work per week.) May be repeated for a maximum of 8 credits toward graduation. Graded credit/no credit.

AVSC 485R
Cooperative Related Class
1:1:0
Prerequisite(s):
Current job in an aviation related field and University Advanced Standing
Corequisite(s):
AVSC 481R

For upper division Aviation Science majors. Designed to enable students with career aspirations in aviation related fields to begin career planning. Enhances a student's knowledge, personal development, professional development and professional preparation by integrating academic study with practical experience and resume preparation. May be repeated for a maximum of 2 credits toward graduation.

AVSC 4900
Aviation Administration Capstone
3:3:0
Spring
Prerequisite(s):
AVSC 3350, AVSC 4020, and University Advanced Standing

Provides aviation administration students with the opportunity to practice and apply their cumulative knowledge acquired over the entire course of study. Teaches the components of formulating a strategic plan, implementing and controlling its execution, and evaluating its success. Applies principles of accounting, finance, economics, labor, logistics, operations, research and development and strategy through a simulation and aviation specific case studies.

AVSC 491R
Undergraduate Research Project
3 to 6:2:3 to 12
Prerequisite(s):
AVSC 3200, AVSC 3600, (ENGL 2010 or ENGL 2020), Matriculation into Bachelor's Degree, and University Advanced Standing

Combines and integrates concepts, methodologies, and skills developed in previous AVSC course work through the completion of a comprehensive project. Students will develop their own project and portfolio in consultation with a faculty advisor. A list of detailed guidelines for the project is available from the Aviation Science Department. May be repeated three times for a maximum of 6 credits.