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About the Associate of Applied Science - Aviation Technology (Airplane/Helicopter/Ops/UAS)

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.

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the Aviation Technology (Airplane/Helicopter/Ops/UAS)  Degree program, the learner will be able to:

  1. Fly or operationally control an aircraft under normal conditions. (AVT 104, AVT 109, AVT 113, AVT 115, AVT 116, AVT 117, AVT 118, AVT 120, AVT 121, AVT 122, AVT 123, AVT 124, AVT 135, AVT 204, AVT 205, AVT 209, AVT 210, AVT 211, AVT 212, AVT 214, AVT 215, AVT 217, AVT 218, AVT 220, AVT 221, AVT 227, AVT 230, AVT 231, AVT 236, AVT 245, AVT 246, AVT 247, AVT 260, AVT 261, UAS 100, UAS 103,UAS 110, UAS 115, UAS 120, UAS 200, UAS 215, UAS 250)
  2. Fly or operationally control an aircraft at night or under instrument meteorological conditions. (AVT 113, AVT 115, AVT 116, AVT 117, AVT 118, AVT 120, AVT 121, AVT 122, AVT 123, AVT 124, AVT 135, AVT 204, AVT 205, AVT 209, AVT 210, AVT 211, AVT 212, AVT 214, AVT 215, AVT 216, AVT 217, AVT 218, AVT 220, AVT 221, AVT 225, AVT 226, AVT 227, AVT 230, AVT 231, AVT 236, AVT 245, AVT 246, AVT 247, AVT 260, AVT 261)
  3. Fly or operationally control an aircraft under emergency conditions. (AVT 104, AVT 109, AVT 113, AVT 115, AVT 117, AVT 118, AVT 120, AVT 121, AVT 122, AVT 123, AVT 124, AVT 135, AVT 205, AVT 209, AVT 210, AVT 211, AVT 212, AVT 214, AVT 215, AVT 217, AVT 218, AVT 220, AVT 221, AVT 226, AVT 227, AVT 230, AVT 231, AVT 235, AVT 236, AVT 245, AVT 246, AVT 247, AVT 260, AVT 261)
  4. Meet industry requirements to enter the aviation career field flying or operationally controlling aircraft. (ART 139, AVT104, AVT 109, AVT 113, AVT 117, AVT 118, AVT 120, AVT 121, AVT 122, AVT 123, AVT 124, AVT 135, AVT 200, AVT 201, AVT 204, AVT 205, AVT 209, AVT 210, AVT 211, AVT 212, AVT 214, AVT 215, AVT 217, AVT 218, AVT 220, AVT 221, AVT 226, AVT 227, AVT 230, AVT 231, AVT 236, AVT 245, AVT 246, AVT 247, AVT 260, AVT 261, BSA 100+, EGR 180, EMA 101, EMA 140, MET 100, UAS 100, UAS 103, UAS 110, UAS 115, UAS 120, UAS 200, UAS 215, UAS 250)
  5. Make safe aeronautical decisions using scenarios and/or actual flying conditions. AVT104, AVT 109, AVT 113, AVT 115, AVT 116, AVT 117, AVT 118, AVT 120, AVT 121, AVT 122, AVT 123, AVT 124, AVT 135, AVT 204, AVT 205, AVT 209, AVT 210, AVT 211, AVT 212, AVT 214, AVT 215, AVT 217, AVT 218, AVT 220, AVT 221, AVT 225, AVT 227, AVT 230, AVT 231, AVT 236, AVT 245, AVT 246, AVT 247, AVT 260, AVT 261, UAS 100, UAS 103,UAS 110, UAS 115, UAS 120, UAS 200, UAS 215, UAS 250)
 

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.

          b.  Writing AND Communication (6 credits)
Choose one course from each list
 
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Applied Communication/Writing Courses

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AND
 
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Applied Communication/Comm. Courses

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       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.

       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.

  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)
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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.

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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.

II.  Concentrations - Select one or more
  A.  Airplane Operations Concentration (43 credits)
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. Four 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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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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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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AVT217 Comm Pilot Multi Initial I

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
AVT 217. Commercial Pilot Multiengine Initial Part I (6). First phase of Commercial Pilot training required for the issuance of a Commercial Pilot License Multiengine Land Initial. Topics include advanced airplane flight operations and navigation including mountain flying techniques. Completion of a series of solo cross country flights in the Cessna 172 as well as simulation to enhance instrument skills. Co-requisite: AVT 204. Prerequisite: AVT 115 and AVT 116 and AVT 214. Two and one-half lecture. Eleven and one-half lab.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. Airport operations
2. Navigation & cross country planning
3. Emergency operations
4. Night operations
5. Mountain flying
6. 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 Cessna 172 aircraft. (6)

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

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AVT218 Com Pilot Multi Init II/Add on

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
AVT 218. Commercial Pilot Multi Initial II and Single Add On (6). Second phase of Commercial Pilot training including multi engine flight operations and navigation in normal and emergency operation and mountain flying techniques. Testing for commercial pilot license, multiengine land initial, and commercial pilot single engine ratings. All training done in Cessna 310. Co-requisite: AVT 205. Prerequisite: AVT 204 and AVT 217. Two and one-half lecture. Eleven and one-half lab.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. Preflight Procedures
2. Airplane flight maneuvers
3. Multiengine operations
4. Post flight procedures

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Upon successful completion of this course, the learner will be able to:
1. Validate airplane worthiness with simulated discrepancies. (1)
2. Operate a multi-engine aircraft. (2,3)
3. Predict aircraft performance under adverse conditions. (1-4)
4. Evaluate weather information as it applies to complex and atypical flight scenarios. (1)
5. Differentiate between procedures used during multiple airplane configurations. (2,4)
6. Verify condition of aircraft after engine shutdown. (4)

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

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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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AVT236 Aircraft Preventative Maint

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
AVT 236. Aircraft Preventative Maintenance (1). Basic airplane and helicopter maintenance theory, documentation, and standard industry practices to return an aircraft or helicopter to service in accordance with Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) standards. Emphasis on maintenance tasks that pilots are authorized to perform on airplanes and helicopters. One-half lecture. One and one-half lab.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) maintenance regulations
2. Industry standard maintenance practices
3. Aircraft 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. Choose 6 credit hours from the following electives: 
AVT122 Fund of Air Traffic Control

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
AVT 122. Fundamentals of Air Traffic Control (3). 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. Two lecture. Two 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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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: 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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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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UAS100 Introduction to UAS

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
UAS 100. Introduction to UAS (3). Fundamentals of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS). Includes history, legislation, concept of operations, types of systems, and current applications. Three lecture.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. Concept of operations
2. Types of UAS
3. Controls and displays
4. Takeoff and landing systems
5. UAS Sub-Components
6. Current UAS applications
7. UAS history
8. UAS regulations

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Identify basic UAS operational factors. (1-3)
2. Categorize types of UAS systems. (2)
3. Identify the sub-components of UAS and explain their operation. (3,5)
4. Associate the types of UAS systems with their advantages and disadvantages. (4,5)
5. Describe current UAS capabilities and applications. (1,6)
6. Discuss basic UAS history. (7)
7. Describe UAS regulations. (8)

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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 optionally piloted vehicles, current UAS approval processes and common law court cases. Three lecture.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. History of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs)
2. Technology development of UAVs
3. Federal Aviation Regulations (FARs)
4. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) policy regarding UAS
5. UAS Certificate of Authorization of Waiver (COA)
6. UAS Special Airworthiness Certificate
7. Advisory Circular 91-57, UAS community-based hobbyist standards
8. Optionally Piloted Vehicles (OPVs)
9. Recent UAS court cases

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Identify UAS historical events and technology breakthroughs. (1,2)
2. Explain how the FAA derived its authority to regulate UAS. (3)
3. Explain why UAS are unable to wholly comply with the FARs. (4)
4. Write a UAS COA application. (5)
5. Explain the privileges and limitations of the COA, UAS Special Airworthiness Certificate, and the Advisory Circular 91-57. (5-7)
6. Explain the privileges and limitations of OPVs. (8)
7. Analyze aspects of recent UAS court cases. (9)

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  B.  Helicopter Operations Concentration (43 credits)
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. Prerequisite: AVT 110 and AVT 112A or 112B and AVT 113. Co-requisite: AVT 121. 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
7. Helicopter aeronautical knowledge

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)
6. Describe helicopter aeronautical knowledge to the FAA Instrument Pilot standard. (7)

REQUIRED ASSESSMENT:
1. Oral Exams and Simulator procedure exams.

APPROXIMATE FLIGHT HOURS:
Dual Instruction: 0
Aviation Training Device: 0
Solo: 0
Pilot Briefing: 20
Examiner: 0
Simulations: 25
Check-Ride Flight Time: 0
Pre/Post Flight Inspection: 0
Cross-Country Planning: 5
Weather/NOTAMS: 0

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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. Four 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)

REQUIRED ASSESSMENT:
1. FAA written test.

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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 120 (May be taken concurrently). Co-requisite: AVT 118. Eight 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. FAA Helicopter Instrument Oral/Practical.

APPROXIMATE FLIGHT HOURS:
Dual Instruction: 28.8
Aviation Training Device: 16
Solo: 0
Pilot Briefing: 36
Examiner: 5
Simulations: 0
Check-Ride Flight Time: 2.2
Pre/Post Flight Inspection: 12
Cross-Country Planning: 15
Weather/NOTAMS: 10

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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 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)

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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 209 (May be taken concurrently). 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)

REQUIRED ASSESSMENT:
1. FAA written exam.

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AVT211A Comm Heli Flight I - R22

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
AVT 211A. Commercial Pilot Helicopter Flight I - R22 (3). Advanced helicopter flight operations and navigation, including mountain flying techniques. Preparation for Federal Aviation Administration commercial pilot oral and practical test. Prerequisite: AVT 209 (May be taken concurrently) and AVT 112A. Six 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)

APPROXIMATE FLIGHT HOURS:
Dual Instruction: 34
Aviation Training Device: 0
Solo: 0
Pilot Briefing: 22
Examiner: 5
Simulations: 0
Check-Ride Flight Time: 0
Pre/Post Flight Inspection: 12
Cross-Country Planning: 10
Weather/NOTAMS: 10

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OR AVT211B Comm Heli Flight I - R44

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
AVT 211B. Commercial Pilot Helicopter Flight I - R44 (3). Advanced helicopter flight operations and navigation, including mountain flying techniques. Preparation for Federal Aviation Administration commercial pilot oral and practical test. Prerequisite: AVT 209 (may be taken concurrently). Six 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)

APPROXIMATE FLIGHT HOURS:
Dual Instruction: 34
Advanced Aviation Training Device (AATD): 0
Solo: 0
Pilot Briefing: 22
Examiner: 5
Simulations: 0
Check-Ride Flight Time: 0
Pre/Post Flight Insepction: 12
Cross-Country Planning: 10
Weather/NOTAMS: 10

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OR AVT211C Comm Heli Flight I - Turbine

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
AVT 211C. Commercial Pilot Helicopter Flight I - Turbine (3). Advanced helicopter flight operations and navigation, including mountain flying techniques. Preparation for Federal Aviation Administration commercial pilot oral and practical test. Prerequisite: AVT 209 (may be taken concurrently). Six 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)

APPROXIMATE FLIGHT HOURS:
Dual Instruction: 34
Advanced Aviation Training Device (AATD): 0
Solo: 0
Pilot Briefing: 22
Examiner: 5
Simulations: 0
Check-Ride Flight Time: 0
Pre/Post Flight Insepction: 12
Cross-Country Planning: 10
Weather/NOTAMS: 10

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AVT212A Comm Heli Flight II - R22

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
AVT 212A. Commercial Pilot Helicopter Flight II - R22 (3). Advanced helicopter flight operations and navigation, including mountain flying techniques. Preparation for Federal Aviation Administration commercial pilot oral and practical test. Prerequisite: AVT 210 (May be taken concurrently) and AVT 211A (May be taken concurrently). Six 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:
1. FAA Commercial Helicopter Pilot Oral/Practical.

APPROXIMATE FLIGHT HOURS:
Dual Instruction: 32.8
Aviation Training Device: 0
Solo: 0
Pilot Briefing: 28
Examiner: 5
Simulations: 0
Check-Ride Flight Time: 2.2
Pre/Post Flight Inspection: 14
Cross-Coutnry Planning: 8
Weather/NOTAMS: 11

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OR AVT212B Comm Heli Flight II - R44

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
AVT 212B. Commercial Pilot Helicopter Flight II - R44 (3). Advanced helicopter flight operations and navigation, including mountain flying techniques. Preparation for Federal Aviation Administration commercial pilot oral and practical test. Prerequisite: AVT 210 (May be taken concurrently) and AVT 211B (May be taken concurrently). Six 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:
1. FAA Commercial Helicopter Pilot Oral/Practical.

APPROXIMATE FLIGHT HOURS:
Dual Instruction: 32.8
Aviation Training Device: 0
Solo: 0
Pilot Briefing: 28
Examiner: 5
Simulations: 0
Check-Ride Flight Time: 2.2
Pre/Post Flight Inspection: 14
Cross-Coutnry Planning: 8
Weather/NOTAMS: 11

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OR AVT212C Comm Heli Flight II - Turbine

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
AVT 212C. Commercial Pilot Helicopter Flight II - Turbine (3). Advanced helicopter flight operations and navigation, including mountain flying techniques. Preparation for Federal Aviation Administration commercial pilot oral and practical test. Prerequisite: AVT 210 (May be taken concurrently) and AVT 211C (May be taken concurrently). Six 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:
1. FAA Commercial Helicopter Pilot Oral/Practical.

APPROXIMATE FLIGHT HOURS:
Dual Instruction: 32.8
Aviation Training Device: 0
Solo: 0
Pilot Briefing: 28
Examiner: 5
Simulations: 0
Check-Ride Flight Time: 2.2
Pre/Post Flight Inspection: 14
Cross-Coutnry Planning: 8
Weather/NOTAMS: 11

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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 212A or 212B or 212C) and AVT 260. 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)

REQUIRED ASSESSMENT:
1. FAA written exam.

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AVT221A Flight Instructor Heli - R22

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
AVT 221A. Flight Instructor Helicopter Flight - R22 (3). 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 212A and AVT 220 (May be taken concurrently). Six 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:
1. FAA Flight Instructor Helicopter Oral/Practical.

APPROXIMATE FLIGHT HOURS:
Dual Instruction: 27.8
Aviation Training Device: 0
Solo:0
Pilot Briefing: 30
Examiner: 7
Simulations: 0
Check-Ride Flight Time: 2.2
Pre/Post Flight Inspection: 10
Cross-Country Planning: 6
Weather/NOTAMS: 9

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OR AVT221B Flight Instructor Heli - R44

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
AVT 221B. Flight Instructor Helicopter Flight - R44 (3). 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 220 (may be taken concurrently) and AVT 212A or AVT 212B or AVT 212C. Six 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:
1. FAA Flight Instructor Helicopter Oral/Practical.

APPROXIMATE FLIGHT HOURS:
Dual Instruction: 27.8
Aviation Training Device: 0
Solo:0
Pilot Briefing: 30
Examiner: 7
Simulations: 0
Check-Ride Flight Time: 2.2
Pre/Post Flight Inspection: 10
Cross-Country Planning: 6
Weather/NOTAMS: 9

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OR AVT221C Flight Instructor Heli - Turb

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
AVT 221C. Flight Instructor Helicopter Flight - Turbine (3). 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 220 (may be taken concurrently) and AVT 212A or AVT 212B or AVT 212C. Six 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:
1. FAA Flight Instructor Helicopter Oral/Practical.

APPROXIMATE FLIGHT HOURS:
Dual Instruction: 27.8
Aviation Training Device: 0
Solo:0
Pilot Briefing: 30
Examiner: 7
Simulations: 0
Check-Ride Flight Time: 2.2
Pre/Post Flight Inspection: 10
Cross-Country Planning: 6
Weather/NOTAMS: 9

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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 221A or AVT 221B or AVT 221C. 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:
1. FAA written exam.

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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 (May be taken concurrently). 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:
1. FAA Flight Instructor Instrument Helicopter Oral/Practical.

APPROXIMATE FLIGHT HOURS:
Dual Instruction: 8.8
Aviation Training Device: 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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AVT236 Aircraft Preventative Maint

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
AVT 236. Aircraft Preventative Maintenance (1). Basic airplane and helicopter maintenance theory, documentation, and standard industry practices to return an aircraft or helicopter to service in accordance with Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) standards. Emphasis on maintenance tasks that pilots are authorized to perform on airplanes and helicopters. One-half lecture. One and one-half lab.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) maintenance regulations
2. Industry standard maintenance practices
3. Aircraft 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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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: 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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       1. Choose 9 credit hours from the following electives:
AVT122 Fund of Air Traffic Control

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
AVT 122. Fundamentals of Air Traffic Control (3). 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. Two lecture. Two 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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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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UAS100 Introduction to UAS

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
UAS 100. Introduction to UAS (3). Fundamentals of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS). Includes history, legislation, concept of operations, types of systems, and current applications. Three lecture.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. Concept of operations
2. Types of UAS
3. Controls and displays
4. Takeoff and landing systems
5. UAS Sub-Components
6. Current UAS applications
7. UAS history
8. UAS regulations

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Identify basic UAS operational factors. (1-3)
2. Categorize types of UAS systems. (2)
3. Identify the sub-components of UAS and explain their operation. (3,5)
4. Associate the types of UAS systems with their advantages and disadvantages. (4,5)
5. Describe current UAS capabilities and applications. (1,6)
6. Discuss basic UAS history. (7)
7. Describe UAS regulations. (8)

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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 optionally piloted vehicles, current UAS approval processes and common law court cases. Three lecture.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. History of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs)
2. Technology development of UAVs
3. Federal Aviation Regulations (FARs)
4. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) policy regarding UAS
5. UAS Certificate of Authorization of Waiver (COA)
6. UAS Special Airworthiness Certificate
7. Advisory Circular 91-57, UAS community-based hobbyist standards
8. Optionally Piloted Vehicles (OPVs)
9. Recent UAS court cases

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Identify UAS historical events and technology breakthroughs. (1,2)
2. Explain how the FAA derived its authority to regulate UAS. (3)
3. Explain why UAS are unable to wholly comply with the FARs. (4)
4. Write a UAS COA application. (5)
5. Explain the privileges and limitations of the COA, UAS Special Airworthiness Certificate, and the Advisory Circular 91-57. (5-7)
6. Explain the privileges and limitations of OPVs. (8)
7. Analyze aspects of recent UAS court cases. (9)

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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. 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. One lecture. Two lab.

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:
1. Oral exams.

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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. 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. Simulated in-flight emergencies
7. Helicopter aeronautical language

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)
5. Describe helicopter aeronautical language to the FAA Private Pilot standard. (7)

REQUIRED ASSESSMENT:
1. Oral examinations and Simulator procedure exams.

APPROXIMATE FLIGHT HOURS:
Dual Instruction: 0
Aviation Training Device: 0
Solo: 0
Pilot Briefing: 20
Examiner: 0
Simulations: 25
Check-Ride Flight Time: 0
Pre/Post Fligth Inspection: 0
Cross-Coutnry Planning: 0
Weather/NOTAMS: 0

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OR 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. 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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AVT122 Fund of Air Traffic Control

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
AVT 122. Fundamentals of Air Traffic Control (3). 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. Two lecture. Two 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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AVT123 Air Traffic Control Tower Proc

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
AVT 123. Air Traffic Control Tower Procedures (3). 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 122. Two lecture. Two 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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AVT124 Fund Air Traffic Control Radar

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
AVT 124. Fundamentals of Air Traffic Control Radar Operation (3). 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 122 and AVT 123. Two lecture. Two 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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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: 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: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: 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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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: 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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MGT220 Principles of Management

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
MGT 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. Contemporary 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. Explain the roles, responsibilities, and accountability of managers in planning, organizing, leading, and controlling within an organization. (1)
2. Identify how managers create and manage organizational culture. (1)
3. Describe formal and informal communication realities and processes within organizations (social and organizational networks). (2)
4. Explain the relationship between planning, strategy, and decision making. (3)
5. Explain organizational hierarchies and the functions of management and administration at each level (planning, organizing, directing, and controlling). (3-6)
6. Analyze the impact of effective leadership on group behavior. (6)
7. Explain how technological change impacts the foundations of control. (6)
8. Compare and contrast the management process of the traditional business with that of the e-business. (7)
9. Describe the importance of written policies, rules, and procedures. (1)
10. Identify the impact of changes on business operations and employees. (2)

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       1. Choose one course from the following electives:
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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UAS100 Introduction to UAS

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
UAS 100. Introduction to UAS (3). Fundamentals of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS). Includes history, legislation, concept of operations, types of systems, and current applications. Three lecture.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. Concept of operations
2. Types of UAS
3. Controls and displays
4. Takeoff and landing systems
5. UAS Sub-Components
6. Current UAS applications
7. UAS history
8. UAS regulations

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Identify basic UAS operational factors. (1-3)
2. Categorize types of UAS systems. (2)
3. Identify the sub-components of UAS and explain their operation. (3,5)
4. Associate the types of UAS systems with their advantages and disadvantages. (4,5)
5. Describe current UAS capabilities and applications. (1,6)
6. Discuss basic UAS history. (7)
7. Describe UAS regulations. (8)

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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 optionally piloted vehicles, current UAS approval processes and common law court cases. Three lecture.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. History of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs)
2. Technology development of UAVs
3. Federal Aviation Regulations (FARs)
4. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) policy regarding UAS
5. UAS Certificate of Authorization of Waiver (COA)
6. UAS Special Airworthiness Certificate
7. Advisory Circular 91-57, UAS community-based hobbyist standards
8. Optionally Piloted Vehicles (OPVs)
9. Recent UAS court cases

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Identify UAS historical events and technology breakthroughs. (1,2)
2. Explain how the FAA derived its authority to regulate UAS. (3)
3. Explain why UAS are unable to wholly comply with the FARs. (4)
4. Write a UAS COA application. (5)
5. Explain the privileges and limitations of the COA, UAS Special Airworthiness Certificate, and the Advisory Circular 91-57. (5-7)
6. Explain the privileges and limitations of OPVs. (8)
7. Analyze aspects of recent UAS court cases. (9)

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  D.  Unmanned Aircraft Systems Operator Concentration (41-42 credits)
ART139 Fundamentals of Video Editing

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
ART 139. Fundamentals of Video Editing (3). Basic techniques of capturing, editing, and distributing video content. Hands-on application of techniques for digital video; editing vocabulary; and sharing digital video. One lecture. Two lab.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. Digital cameras and media
2. Aesthetic and technical digital media vocabulary
3. Computer video systems
4. Computer editing software
5. Computer audio software
6. Video graphics and filters
7. Media distribution
8. Video examples
9. Formal elements and principles of design
10. Historical and contemporary art examples
11. Critique

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Operate cameras, capture, and organize digital media. (1,3,4)
2. Analyze videos and express informed opinion about technical and aesthetic properties using basic vocabulary of motion media. (2,8)
3. Use audio software to accompany video. (5,8)
4. Develop and create videos. (1,3,4,8)
5. Identify components of computer video editing systems. (4-6,8)
6. Distribute media. (7)
7. Choose graphic elements and video filters to stabilize and visually support video. (6)
8. Compare and contrast types and quality of video content. (2,8)
9. Identify, analyze, and utilize the formal elements and principles of design. (9,11)
9. Recognize historical or contemporary examples of the fine arts or crafts. (8,10)
11. Use media specific terminology to critique and evaluate works of art. (2, 11)

REQUIRED ASSESSMENT:
1. Develop and edit at least one video
2. Critique and evaluation of art and artifacts.

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AVT104 Private Pilot Airplane Ground

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
AVT 104. Private Pilot Airplane Ground I (2). Fundamentals of aerodynamics, airplane operation and performance, and instruments. 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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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. 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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EMA101 Prin of Emergency Mgmt

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
EMA 101. Principles of Emergency Managment (3). Theories, principles and approaches to emergency management. Identification of the functions and evolution of the emergency management field including mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery. Evaluation of past disasters, the threat of terrorism, international disaster management, and their impact on policy formation. Three lecture.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. Historical context of emergency management
2. Natural and technological hazards and risk assessment
3. Mitigation
4. Response
5. Recovery
6. Preparedness
7. Public Information Officer (PIO) and communication
8. International disaster management
9. Terrorist threats
10. Future of emergency management
11. Case studies of past disasters

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Discuss theories, principles and approaches to emergency management. (1,8,9.11)
2. Identify the importance of a PIO for both internal and external communication. (1,4, 7,8,10)
3. Analyze past disasters and terrorism and their impact on emergency management. (9-11)
4. Identify the importance of policy formation from past events, new threats, and international disasters. (1,8-11)
5. Define and discuss mitigation, response, recovery, preparedness, and communication within the emergency management realm. (1,3-7,10,11)
6. Identify the natural and technological hazards within emergency management. (1,2,10,11)
7. Describe the importance of risk assessment. (2,3,6,8-11)
8. Explain the future of emergency management and the importance of its sustainability. (1,10,11)

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EMA140 Disaster Response & Recovery

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
EMA 140. Disaster Response and Recovery (3). Exploration of past and present disasters and emergency responses, and the importance of a sustainability framework for natural and technological hazards. Analysis of loss, costs and other impacts dealt with through preparedness, response, and recovery efforts. Three lecture.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. Sustainability framework for natural and technological hazards
2. Cases of sustainable hazards mitigation
3. Losses, costs, and impacts
4. Interactive structure of hazard
5. Adoption and implementation of mitigation
6. Sustainable hazards mitigation and the tools needed
7. Preparedness, response, and recovery
8. Innovative paths and directions

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Discuss the origins and development of current approaches to disaster response and how to move beyond existing approaches. (2,3,5,8)
2. Identify the principles, and describe scenarios, of sustainable hazards mitigation. (1,3-7)
3. Discuss death, injury, dollar losses, and other impacts and analyze these hazard losses by state. (2,3,5,8)
4. Articulate issues in loss and impact measurements along with future losses and data needs. (2,3,5,8)
5. Identify the hazardousness of the nation and analyze the systems, (1, 3-7)
6. Explain the influences of the adoption and implementation of mitigation. (2,3,5,8)
7. Identify the tools needed for sustainable hazards mitigation. (6-8)
8. Assess various aspects of preparedness, response, and recovery. (4,6,7)
9. Describe innovative paths and new directions of disaster response and recovery and illustrate how to get to the sustainable response and recovery of the future. (1,5,6,8)

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                           OR any 3 credit  BSA course numbered 100 or higher 
EGR180 CAD with SolidWorks

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
EGR 180. CAD (Computer Aided-Drawing) with SolidWorks (3). Fundamentals of graphical communications, including sketching, computer-aided drafting, design, and parametric modeling. Two lecture. Two lab.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. Engineering graphics
2. Parametric modeling
3. Geometric constructs
4. Dimensioning and tolerancing
5. Working drawings

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Define engineering graphics and explain its history. (1)
2. Decribe and show the basic parametric modeling procedure. (2)
3. Create 2D sketches in SolidWorks using dynamic viewing commands and parametric dimensions. (2)
4. Illustrate the different extrusion options in SolidWorks and utilize geometric relations to display and modify parametric relations. (3)
5. Define dimensioning nomenclature and create drawing layouts from solid models. (4)
6. Set up the tolerancing option in SolidWorks to meet ANSI and ISO standard fits. (4)
7. Use the assembly modeling methodology to place parts using SolidWorks SmartMates. (5)
8. Create exploded assemblies and assembly drawings in SolidWorks. (5)

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OR MET100 Intro Manufacturing Technology

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
MET 100. Introduction to Manufacturing Technology (4) (Fall). Introduction to manufacturing technology including primary and secondary processes, 3D scanner & rapid prototyping, quality control and LEAN manufacturing principles. Preparedness recommendation: Two years of high school math and general computer literacy. Three lecture. Three lab.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. Primary processes
2. Secondary processes
3. 3D scanner & rapid prototyping
4. Quality control
5. LEAN manufacturing

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Describe the difference between primary and secondary processing. (1)
2. Describe the process for making steel. (2)
3. Discuss the processes in making raw rubber and raw plastic. (2)
4. List different casting processes and methods. (2)
5. Describe the different types of forming and shaping devices. (2)
6. Explain the fundamentals of machining. (2)
7. Construct workholding methods for mills and lathes. (2)
8. Identify the conditioning processes that change the "structure" of a material. (2)
9. List the types of bonding methods. (2)
10. Differentiate between the types of mechanical fasteners. (2)
11. List the types of converted finishes and define the powder coating process. (2)
12. Explain the basic principles, and list the different types, of rapid prototyping. (3)
13. Determine what is quality control. (4)
14. Define GD & T. (4)
15. Determine the meaning of SPC and why it's used. (4)
16. Explain the reasons for using ISO 9000 Quality Certification. (4)
17. Describe and apply LEAN manufacturing or LEAN production principles. (5)

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UAS100 Introduction to UAS

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
UAS 100. Introduction to UAS (3). Fundamentals of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS). Includes history, legislation, concept of operations, types of systems, and current applications. Three lecture.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. Concept of operations
2. Types of UAS
3. Controls and displays
4. Takeoff and landing systems
5. UAS Sub-Components
6. Current UAS applications
7. UAS history
8. UAS regulations

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Identify basic UAS operational factors. (1-3)
2. Categorize types of UAS systems. (2)
3. Identify the sub-components of UAS and explain their operation. (3,5)
4. Associate the types of UAS systems with their advantages and disadvantages. (4,5)
5. Describe current UAS capabilities and applications. (1,6)
6. Discuss basic UAS history. (7)
7. Describe UAS regulations. (8)

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UAS103 UAS Simulations

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
UAS 103. UAS Simulations (3). Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) concepts of operation using simulation. Includes map reading, data collection strategies and techniques, mission planning, live data dissemination, and end-of-mission report writing. Focus on aircrew coordination. Three lecture.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. Map reading and coordinate plotting
2. Data collection strategies.
3. Map to UAS video correlation
4. UAS searching strategies (point, route, and area)
5. Communication with ground personnel
6. Live scenario exercise training
7. End-of-mission report writing

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Interpret map symbology and plot coordinates in Latitude and Longitude, UTM, and MGRS coordinate systems. (1)
2. Interpret and create data collection strategy sheets. (2)
3. Determine UAS locations using simulated videos and maps. (3)
4. Perform effective point, route, and area searches using a simulated UAS. (4)
5. Communicate data in real time to simulated ground personnel. (5)
6. Operate a simulated UAS in a live exercise to gather data, make decisions, communicate to ground personnel, and affect the outcome of a scenario. (6)
7. Create an end-of-mission report. (7)

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UAS110 UAS Fixed-Wing Systems

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
UAS 110. UAS Fixed-Wing Systems (4). Fundamentals of fixed-wing Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) airframes and ground systems. Basic component operation and use of airframe systems, the power system, flight controls, payloads, and avionics. Includes hands-on assembly of UAS systems. Two lecture. Four Lab.

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. Autopilot systems
9. Payload systems

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Identify basic UAS airframe and powerplant systems and their component functions; construct airframe; install and test power and propulsion systems. (1,2)
2. Describe UAS flight controls, avionics, and autopilot components and functions; install and test flight control and autopilot systems. (3,4,8)
3. Describe basic UAS telemetry and ground station components and functions; install telemetry system on UAS; perform range test. (5,6)
4. Outline UAS launch and recovery system procedures. (7)
5. Describe UAS payloads, integration, and test procedures and install and test a payload system. (9)

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UAS115 UAS Multirotor Systems

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
UAS 115. UAS Multirotor Systems (4). Fundamentals of multicopter Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) airframes and ground systems. Basic component operation and use of airframe systems, power system, flight controls, payloads, and avionics. Includes hands-on assembly of UAS systems, Two lecture. Four lab.

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. Autopilot systems
9. Payload systems
10. Rotary-winged aerodynamics

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Identify basic UAS airframe and powerplant systems and their component functions. Construct airframe; install and test power and propulsion systems. (1,2)
2. Describe UAS flight controls, avionics, and autopilot components and functions; install and test flight control and autopilot systems. (3,4,8)
3. Describe basic UAS telemetry and ground station components and functions; install telemetry system on UAS and perform range test. (5,6)
4. Outline UAS launch and recovery system procedures. (7)
5. Describe UAS payloads, integration, and test procedures and install and test a payload system. (9)
6. Describe rotary-wing aerodynamics and relation to flight. (10)

REQUIRED ASSESSMENT:
Creation of a multirotor aircraft and systems.

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UAS120 UAS Sensing Systems

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
UAS 120. UAS Sensing Systems (3). Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) sensor systems, principles of remote sensing, imagery analysis, and payload selection. Includes component operation and use of electro-optical, near-infrared, short-and long-wave infrared, Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR), and Light Information Detection and Ranging (LIDAR) sensors. Introduction to the electromagnetic spectrum, target detection criteria, and sensor/lens/aircraft pairing. Three lecture.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. Imagery analysis
2. Short and long range infrared sensors
3. Near infrared, multi- and hyper-spectral sensors
4. Electro-optical sensors
5. Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) sensors
6. Electromagnetic spectrum
7. Light Information Detection and Ranging (LIDAR) sensors
8. Detection, Identification, and Recognition (DRI) criteria
9. Sensor/lens/aircraft selection and pairing

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Interpret aerial imagery from nadir and oblique angles. (1)
2. Identify parts of the electromagnetic spectrum. (6)
3. Describe the capabilities and limitations of near infrared, multi- and hyper-spectral sensors. (3)
4. Describe the capabilities and limitations of short and long wave infrared sensors. (2)
5. Describe the capabilities and limitations of Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) sensors. (5)
6. Describe the capabilities and limitations of Light Information Detection and Ranging (LIDAR) sensors. (7)
7. Use critical analysis to accurately select the appropriate sensor, lens, and aircraft for a given mission. (1-9)

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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 optionally piloted vehicles, current UAS approval processes and common law court cases. Three lecture.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. History of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs)
2. Technology development of UAVs
3. Federal Aviation Regulations (FARs)
4. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) policy regarding UAS
5. UAS Certificate of Authorization of Waiver (COA)
6. UAS Special Airworthiness Certificate
7. Advisory Circular 91-57, UAS community-based hobbyist standards
8. Optionally Piloted Vehicles (OPVs)
9. Recent UAS court cases

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Identify UAS historical events and technology breakthroughs. (1,2)
2. Explain how the FAA derived its authority to regulate UAS. (3)
3. Explain why UAS are unable to wholly comply with the FARs. (4)
4. Write a UAS COA application. (5)
5. Explain the privileges and limitations of the COA, UAS Special Airworthiness Certificate, and the Advisory Circular 91-57. (5-7)
6. Explain the privileges and limitations of OPVs. (8)
7. Analyze aspects of recent UAS court cases. (9)

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UAS215 UAS Mapping Systems

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
UAS 215. UAS Mapping Systems (3). Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) concepts of operation in creation of high-resolution photo maps for decision making. Includes theory of data collection, concepts in photogrammetry, flight planning, photomapping software operation, and operation of Geographical Information System (GIS) software. Interpretation and manipulation of visual imagery, multispectral imagery, and digital surface models. Prerequisite: UAS 120. Three lecture.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. Photogrammetry theory
2. Photomap mission planning
3. Photomapping collection procedures
4. Photomapping software operation
5. GIS software operation
6. Multispectral imagery, Normalized Differential Vegetation Indices (NDVI)
7. Digital Surface Models (DSM)

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Describe how photogrammetric maps are created. (1)
2. Plan a photogrammetry mission with sufficient coverage. (2)
3. Explain the field procedures for collecting photogrammetric data. (3)
4. Create and export an orthomosaic using photogrammetry software. (4)
5. Import an orthomosaic into a GIS software program and extract layers of data. (5)
6. Create orthomosaics using multispectral images and convert to NDVI. (6)
7. Create and export DSMs; import DSMs into a GIS program and apply an elevation scale. (7)

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UAS250 UAS Applications & Analytics

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
UAS 250. UAS Applications and Analytics (3). Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) applied operations to solve real-world problems. Evaluation of a real or simulated problem which will involve determining the appropriate UAS, payload, and operating procedures, collecting the required imagery/data, and evaluating the effectiveness of the proposed solution. Prerequisite: UAS 103, 110, 115, 120 and 215. Three lecture.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. UAS business cases
2. Parameters and representative studies of business cases
3. Data/imagery collection
4. Meaningful data assembly formats
5. Cost/benefit analyses

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Evaluate an industrial application for UAS applicability. (1)
2. Select an appropriate UAS, payload, and operating procedures for the industrial application. (2)
3. Define a representative test to prove the business case. (2)
4. Collect data/imagery to prove the business case. (3)
5. Assemble data into a meaningful format to present to industry professionals. (4)
6. Collaborate with industry professionals to complete a cost/benefit analysis. (5)

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