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Aviation (AVI)

AVI-105 Introduction to Aviation, 3 cr.
Introduction to Aviation provides a broad understanding of all aspects of the air transportation and aerospace industries. Lectures cover what has happened in the industry to date with emphasis on present and future developments in air transportation. The course examines the impact the airline industry is making on airports and other segments of aviation and aerospace.
 
AVI-110 History of Aviation, 3 cr.
History of Aviation presents historical antecedents leading to the conquest of the air and the evolution of aviation progress to the present day. The course is intended as an introductory course for those pursuing a major in aviation or considering aviation as a vocation or wanting to gain a historical perspective of the development of the field of aviation and aerospace.
 
AVI-112  Sport Pilot Ground School 3 cr.
Classroom ground school instruction in the fundamentals of aerodynamics, flight environments, aircraft systems, aircraft performance, weather, FAA regulations and the primary forms of navigation to become a Sport pilot. 
 
AVI-113  Sport Pilot Flight Lab 2 cr.
The flight instruction required in the fundamentals of aerodynamics, flight environments, aircraft systems, aircraft performance, weather, FAA regulations and the primary forms of navigation to become a Sport pilot. 
 
AVI-114  Sport/Private Pilot Bridge Lab 1 cr.
The flight instruction in the fundamentals of aerodynamics, flight environments, aircraft systems, aircraft performance, weather, FAA regulations and the primary forms of navigation to become a private pilot. Prerequisite: Sport Pilot Certificate
 
AVI-129 Employ Prep Aviation Careers, 1 cr.
Teaches students how to prepare an aviation-type resume, cover letter, and how to handle an aviation job interview.
 
AVI-139 Private Pilot Theory, 3 cr.
Private Pilot Theory is designed to prepare those students who want to obtain a Private Pilot Certificate with the information needed to successfully complete the FAA Private Pilot Airmen Knowledge Test. This course will cover such items as the fundamentals of flight, aviation weather, airplane performance, and navigation procedures along with flight planning and human factors involved in flying an aircraft. For students not desiring flight training, this course will provide valuable insight into a mode of transportation that will be an integral part of their futures.
 
AVI-140 Private Pilot Ground School, 4 cr.
Ground school instruction in the fundamentals of aerodynamics, the flight environment, aircraft systems, performance charts, weight and balance, weather and navigation, which prepares the student to pass the FAA written examination.
 
AVI-180 Private Pilot Flight Lab I, 3 cr.
Primary flight instruction in the basics of flying, leads to earning a Private Pilot Certificate from the FAA. The student will complete a minimum of 40 flight hours. Prerequisite: Second Class FAA Medical Certificate.
 
AVI-212 Instrument Ground School, 4 cr.
Ground school instruction in advanced aircraft systems; commercial flight maneuvers; review of weather, aircraft performance, weight and balance, Federal Aviation Regulations and aerodynamics. Prepares students to take the FAA Commercial written test.
 
AVI-215 Aviation Safety, 3 cr.
This course provides the student with a detailed introduction to aspects of aviation safety as well as the associated components of flight human factors, aircraft technology, weather related accidents and accident investigation. Prerequisite: AVI-105.
 
AVI-220 Aviation Meteorology, 3 cr.
This three hour credit course is a study of the basic components of the earth’s atmosphere and provides a basic foundation in the meteorological and environmental factors that influence the formation of the various weather patterns found in near and upper atmospheric levels over the continental United States and the Northern Hemisphere. Included in the course will be discussion on how weather influences the basic aerodynamics of an aircraft in-flight and the basic pilot-static instrument system.
 
AVI-245 Commercial/Instrument Cross Ctry. Ft. Lab, 3 cr.
The student builds total flight time and increases the solo crosscountry experience. In the second portion of the course initial instrument flight training is begun. Prerequisite: AVI-180 or hold a Private Pilot Certificate.
 
The student develops increased instrument flying skills. At completion of the course the student should be able to earn the Instrument Commercial Pilot Certificate. Prerequisite: AVI-245
 
Ground school instruction in instrument procedures, preparing students to take the FAA instrument written test. Topics include instrument approach procedures, advance weather analysis, air traffic control procedures and advanced radio navigation procedures.
 
Preparation for taking the FAA written examination to become a certified flight instructor and instrument flight instructor, as well as preparation for the FAA oral portion of the required flight test for these two certificates Prerequisite: Instrument/Commercial Pilot Certificate (Single Engine).
 
AVI-301 Instrument Instructor, 1 cr.
Prepares students to be instrument flight instructors. The student will take the FAA flight test for this certificate at completion of the course. Prerequisite: Flight Instructor and Instrument Pilot Certificates.
 
AVI-350 Flight Instructor Flight Lab, 3 cr.
Transition to flying from the right seat in both the basic training aircraft and the high performance single engine aircraft. At completion of the course the student takes the FAA flight test. Prerequisite: Commercial Instrument Pilot Certificate.
 
AVI-400 Multi-Engine Rating, 1 cr.
The student builds flight time and gains Pilot in Command experience in multi-engine aircraft. AVI-405 Multi-Engine Rating, 3 cr. Ground and flight instruction to prepare the student for transition to multi-engine aircraft. The student will take the FAA flight test at completion of the course. Prerequisites Instr. Commercial Single Engine Pilot Certification.
 
AVI-928 Independent Study, 1 cr.
A special project in the area of aviation.
 
AVI-941 Practicum, 1 cr., 3 cr., 5 cr.
Student is placed at an employment site, usually as a flight instructor, line personnel, co-pilot, etc. The employer evaluates student performance.
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