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Aviation Science, A.A.S.


The Applied Associates of Science in Professional Pilot prepares students to enter the workforce as a commercial pilot. Students receive specific training under Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) 14 CFR Part 141 and Restricted Air Transport Pilot (R-ATP) regulations to qualify for specialized employment requirements. Delivery focuses on technical training and applied exercises providing the knowledge and skills required for several licenses and ratings. 

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 overall 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 CC 3
or ENGH 1005 Literacies and Composition Across Contexts CC  
Complete one of the following: 3
  MAT 1030 Quantitative Reasoning QL (3)  
  MAT 1035 Quantitative Reasoning with Integrated Algebra QL (6)  
  STAT 1040 Introduction to Statistics QL (3)  
  STAT 1045 Introduction to Statistics with Algebra QL (5)  
  MATH 1055 College Algebra with Preliminaries QL (5)  
  MATH 1090 College Algebra for Business QL (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 WE 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


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

**METO 1010 Introduction to Meteorology PP recommended.

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.

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

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

MAT 1030 or MAT 1035 Recommended

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 WE 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

Program Details

Program Learning Outcomes
  1. Demonstrate knowledge of FAA written exam material with score of 80% or above.
  2. Students will satisfactory demonstrate knowledge, maneuvers and skills of an instrument rated commercial, multi-engine pilot to FAA standards.
  3. Students will manage all available equipment, systems and people in normal and emergency operations while mitigating threats and errors.
  4. Students will self-critique ability to gather available data, identify possible courses of action, evaluate risk inherent in each course of action and make appropriate decisions.
  5. Students will produce professional quality reports and effectively present the information to an audience using appropriate technology.
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