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Aviation Science, Certificate of Proficiency

Requirements

The Certificate of Proficiency in Aviation Science is available for all UVU students with a particular focus designed to provide high school students an opportunity to obtain a stackable certificate of proficiency with an emphasis in career and technical education while still enrolled in high school. This certificate is available from the University for college students/adults looking for basic entry-level skills leading to further academic advancement.

Total Program Credits: 16

Discipline Core Requirements:  16 Credits
  ENGL 1010 Introduction to Academic Writin 3
or ENGH 1005 Literacies and Composition Across Contexts (5)  
  MAT 1010 Intermediate Algebra 4
  HIST 1700 American Civilization  3
  AVSC 1010 Survey of Aviation Science 3
  AVSC 1100 Ground I - Private 3

Graduation Requirements:

  1. Overall grade point average of 2.0 (C) or above.
  2. Completion of 16 credit hours in subjects included in the course list.
  3. All courses must be completed with a grade of C- or better.

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
ENGL 1010 or ENGH 1005 Introduction to Academic Writing or Literacies and Composition Across Contexts 3
AVSC 1010 Survey of Aviation Science 3
MAT 1010 Intermediate Algebra 4
  Semester total: 10
Semester 2 Course Title Credit Hours
HIST 1700 American Civilization  3
AVSC 1100 Ground I – Private  3
  Semester total: 6
  Degree total: 16

Department

 Name:

Aviation Science

Location:

Provo Airport

 Telephone:

801-863-7830

 Email:

AVIATION@uvu.edu

 Web Address:

uvu.edu/aviation

Chair:

Randall Johnson

 
 

Mission Statement

A degree in Aviation Science prepares students for successful careers in aviation. Courses are offered through online delivery methods or face to face. Simulations and flight training are integrated with scholarly work to create a complete and well-balanced aeronautics program. The curriculum is developed through ties with industry to incorporate changing standards in technology and procedural advances. Our student-centered approach encourages leadership and engaged life-long learning. We emphasize public awareness and safety in aviation as our commitment to the community at large.

 
 

Aviation Science

The Aviation Science department is located at the Provo Airport in Hangar B (HB). The address for the Provo Airport is 3338 West 1150 South, Provo, UT 84601.

  • Department Chair: Randall Johnson
  • Office: HB 202a
  • Telephone: 801-863-7819
  • Email: Randall.Johnson@uvu.edu
  • Mail Stop: MS 114
  • Administrative Assistant: Ashley Hollister
  • Office: HB 202
  • Telephone: 801-863-7816
  • Email: ahollister@uvu.edu

 Advisors:

  • Marilyn Riddle
  • Office: HB 201c
  • Telephone: 801-863-7852
  • Email: riddlemr@uvu.edu
  • Student Support Center (Out -of-State and Online students only)
  • Telephone: 888-901-7192
  • Email: aviationadvisor@uvu.edu

 

PROGRAMS

The School of Aviation Sciences offers a Bachelor of Science in Aviation Science in Professional Pilot, Aviation Management, and Aerospace Technology Management. UVU Aviation Science offers an Associate in Applied Science in Aviation Science and an Associate in Science in Aviation Science Each associate degree requires the completion of a commercial pilot certificate.

Students graduating with the associate degree in Aviation may transfer to any of the Bachelor of Science options.

An overall grade point average of 2.0 (C) or above is required for graduation. A grade of C- or better must be achieved for credit in any aviation science course.

Note: All aviation science majors are required to use the Bedford Handbook in their first semester of study. Aviation Science students are expected to comply with APA standards in all upper-level aviation science courses.

Bachelor of Science, Aviation Management

The Bachelor of Science in Aviation Management degree is designed to produce graduates with a combination of industry knowledge and general management skills applicable in any segment of the aerospace field. In addition, they can obtain direct experience and certifications that will propel them toward their chosen career path. Careers in aviation administration include: Airline, corporate aviation, fixed base operations, and airport management. The Bachelor of Science with an Aviation Administration emphasis does not require pilot certificates or any medical certificates.

Bachelor of Science, Aerospace Technology Management

The Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Technology Management degree prepares certified Airframe & Powerplant technicians for career progression into leadership and managerial roles needed in a wide variety of areas not only in aviation, but the entire aerospace industry. This emphasis is designed to prepare students for careers as professionals with air carriers, business aviation, general aviation, defense, unmanned aerial systems (UAS) and space. Specific career pathway tracks can be found on the UVU aviation website. 

FLIGHT REQUIREMENTS

The UVU flight program is a demanding program and requires full commitment each semester. There are no requirements to enter the professional pilot Bachelor of Science degree, but due to the current demand in aviation we are not able to accommodate all new students wanting to start flight training until their 2nd or 3rd semester.

The on-campus professional pilot flight program is by competitive points-based application and is contingent upon completion of required prerequisites. New aviation students must meet with an aviation academic advisor before registering for courses. A class II Medical from a FAA designated Medical Examiner is required and must be completed prior to applying to the flight training program.

In addition to UVU tuition, students training at the UVU flight school will pay flight course fees to cover costs associated with the required flight training. UVU local flight students are eligible for an increased budget with the cost of attendance (COA) for private (alternative) loans. Students must be enrolled in the appropriate flight course section to qualify for a COA appeal for private student loan based on these flight costs. For more information regarding student loans, please contact the UVU financial aid & scholarship office located at the main UVU campus.

Students for whom English is a second language are conditionally admitted but must demonstrate acceptable level of English skills prior to beginning flight training. New students may be required to meet additional English language proficiency standards set by the school and determined through both oral and written testing.

 
 

Faculty

Cory Chamberlain(2008)

Associate Professor

Department: Aviation Science
Faculty



A.A.S., Aviation Maintenance Technology, Utah Technical College; B.S., Psychology, University of Utah; Master of Aeronautical Science, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.

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Michael Hollister(2015)

Assistant Professor

Department: Aviation Science
Faculty



B.S., Aviation Professional Pilot, Utah Valley University; M.C.A., Commercial Aviation, Delta State University.

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Randall Johnson(2018)

Professional In Residence

Department: Aviation Science
Department Chair



B.P.A., Professional Aeronautics, M.B.A, Business Administration, Embry-Riddle-Aeronautical University; Ph.D., Aeronautical Communication, Ohio University.

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Ryan Leick(2011)

Associate Professor

Department: Aviation Science
Faculty



B.S., Aviation Business Administration, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University; Ph.D., Air Transport Management, Cranfield University.

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Stephen Ley(2017)

Associate Professor

Department: Aviation Science
Faculty



B.S., Aviation Technology, Purdue University; M.A.S., Aeronautical Science, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.

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Alan Martinez(2018)

Assistant Professor

Department: Aviation Science
Faculty



B.A., University of Southern Alabama, M.S., Instructional Systems Design, University of South Alabama, Ph.D., Human Capital Development, University of Southern Mississippi.

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Greg Schwab(2008)

Professor

Department: Aviation Science
Faculty



B.A., Aeronautics, M.S., Aviation Management, M.B.A., Aviation, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University; Ed.D., Nova Southeastern University.

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Daniel Sutliff(2016)

Professional in Residence

Department: Aviation Science
Faculty



B.S., Business/Aviation, State University of New York; M.A.S., Aeronautical Science, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.

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Jack Troutt(2018)

Assistant Professor

Department: Aviation Science
Faculty



B.S., Aviation Management, M.S., Ed.D., Aviation Sciences, Oklahoma State University.

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Brice Williams(2001)

Associate Professor

Department: Aviation Science
Faculty



B.S., Engineering Science and Technology, Brigham Young University; M.Ed., Utah State University.

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