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Aviation Science, A.A.S.

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The A.A.S. degree prepares the student by concentrating on aviation courses. It is commonly referred to as the job-ready degree, preparing the student for entry level positions in the industry.

Total Program Credits: 63


Matriculation Requirements:  

Students seeking admission to the program will be required to meet the following admission requirements. 

1. Hold a second class FFA medical certificate from an Aviation Medical Examiner.

2. An overal GPA of at least 2.5

3. Due to limited availability of flight training resources, flight student admission into the on-campus AVSC 100 Ground I - Private and AVCS 1110 Flight I - Private course, when necessary, may require selection through a competitive application process.

General Education Requirements:  18 Credits
  ENGL 1010 Introduction to Academic Writing 3
or ENGH 1005 Literacies and Composition Across Contexts  
Complete one of the following:   3
  MAT 1030 Quantitative Reasoning   
  MAT 1035 Quantitative Reasoning with Integrated Algebra (6)  
  STAT 1040 Introduction to Statistics (3)  
  STAT 1045 Introduction to Statistics with Algebra (5)  
  MATH 1055 College Algebra with Preliminaries (5)  
  MATH 1090 College Algebra for Business (3)  
 Social/Behavioral Science   3
Complete three courses with no more than one from any of the following GE distributions 9
American Institutions *    
Physical Science    
Additional Physical Science or Biology **    
Humanities Distribution    
Fine Arts Distribution    
Discipline Core Requirements:  45 Credits
  AVSC 1010 Survey of Aviation Science 3
  AVSC 1100 Ground I - Private 3
  AVSC 1110 Flight I - Private 3
  AVSC 1240 Ground II - Instrument 3
  AVSC 1250 Flight II - Instrument II 3
  AVSC 2070 Communications for Aviation Professionals  3
  AVSC 2110 Aviation Weather 3
  AVSC 2130 Aviation Safety 3
  AVSC 2150 Air Transportation Management 3
  AVSC 2300 Ground IV - Commercial 3
  AVSC 2310 Flight IV - Commercial 3
Elective Credits   12

Graduation Requirements:

  1. Completion of a minimum of 63 or more semester credits.
  2. Overall grade point average of 2.0 (C) or above. Aviation courses require a C- or above.
  3. Residency hours--minimum of 20 credit hours through course attendance at UVU.
  4. Completion of Commercial Pilot Certificate.


    * If student chooses HIST 2700 US History to 1877 AS and Histroy 2710 US Histroy since 1877 AS, the additional hours may be used towards a social science distribution requirement.  

    ** METO 1010 Introducation to Meteorology PP Recommended.

Graduation Plan

This graduation plan is a sample plan and is intended to be a guide. Your specific plan may differ based on your Math and English placement and/or transfer credits applied. You are encouraged to meet with an advisor and set up an individualized graduation plan in Wolverine Track

Milestone courses (pre-requisites for a course in one of the subsequent semesters) are marked in red and italicized.


Semester 1 Course Title Credit Hours
AVSC 1010 Survey of Aviation Science 3
ENGL 1010 Introduction to Academic Writing 3

MAT 1030 or MAT 1035

Social/Behavioral Science   3
GE Distribution   3
  Semester total: 15
Semester 2 Course Title Credit Hours
AVSC 1100 Ground I 3
AVSC 1110 Flight I - Private 3
AVSC  2110 Aviation Weather 3
GE Distribution   3
GE Distribution   3
  Semester total: 15
Semester 3 Course Title Credit Hours
AVSC 1240 Ground II - Instrument 3
AVSC 1250 Flight II - Instrument II 3
AVSC 2070 Communications for Aviation Professionals 3
AVSC 2130 Aviation Safety 3
AVSC 2150 Air Transportation Management 3
  Semester total: 15
Semester 4 Course Title Credit Hours
AVSC 2300 Ground IV - Commercial 3
AVSC 2310 Flight IV - Commercial 3
Elective Credits   12
  Semester total: 18
  Total Credit Hours: 63


Aviation Science

The Aviation Science department is in the Scott M. Smith College of Engineering. To find the most up-to-date information, including Program Learning Outcomes for degree programs offered by the Aviation Science department, visit their website.

Aviation Science department