Course Descriptions: AVIA

Avia101 Introduction to Aviation 3 hours

Introduces the learner to the national airspace system with an overview of the air traffic system from both the pilot and controller perspectives. Also covers additional areas needed for operating as a Private Pilot. Functions as the foundational course for both professional pilot and air traffic majors. Also suitable for the student exploring aviation. When enrolled concurrently with Avia 105, meets the FAR Part 141 ground training requirement for the Private Pilot course.

Avia103/104 Private Pilot I/II 3 + 1 hours

Includes a minimum of 40 hours of actual flight training. Introduces the student to the solo and cross-country phases of private pilot training. These courses, in conjunction with Avia 101, qualify the student for the FAA Private Pilot flight test. Prerequisite or concurrent enrollment: Avia 101.

Avia105 Private Pilot Principles 1 hour

Includes the 141 testing requirements for the Private Pilot course. Requires concurrent enrollment in Avia 101, and with this concurrent enrollment meets the FAA Part 141 ground training requirement for the Private Pilot Certificate course.

Avia121 Meteorology 3 hours

Studies the principles of weather including atmosphere, air masses, moisture and stability. Also studies weather charts and forecasts, especially as regards their use in aviation. Designed for the entry-level aviation learner, but also appropriate for any student wishing to learn weather basics.

Avia151 Commercial Ground School 3 hours

Prepares the student for the FAA Commercial Pilot written examination. Covers aerodynamics, flight instruments, weather, advanced flight operation techniques and Federal Aviation regulations. Meets the FAR Part 141 ground training requirement for the Commercial Pilot course. Prerequisite: Avia 101 Introduction to Aviation or Private Pilot Certificate. Offered fall semester through 2016.

Avia161 Aviation Regulations 3 hours

Studies Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR), often called the Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR). Focuses on the application of 14 CFR Parts 1, 61, 91, 141, NTSB Part 830 and various other 14 CFR Parts. Includes a discussion of the history of aviation regulations, the rulemaking process, letters of interpretation and enforcement.

Avia205 Aircraft Systems 3 hours

Studies basic aircraft systems, including the following: structure, reciprocating engines, avionics and navigation, flight instruments, flight controls, propellers, landing gear, electrical, fuel, environmental, high altitude, stall and icing protection. Also includes a discussion of required aircraft documents and manuals.

Avia215 Air Traffic Control 3 hours

Studies the principles of operation, air traffic rules, procedures, separation criteria and methods in the control tower, terminal and en route environments. Also discusses the role of Flight Service. Focuses on separation criteria, speed control and other rules and procedures to apply separation standards in both the terminal radar and en route center environments. Prerequisite: Avia 101.

Avia220 Instrument Flight I 1 hour

Teaches precise airplane attitude control by instrument reference and radio navigation. Combined with Avia 221 Instrument Flight II, meets the FAA Part 141 flight training requirement for the Instrument Rating course. Prerequisite: Private Pilot Certificate. Concurrent enrollment required in Avia 211 or Avia 222.

Avia221 Instrument Flight II 2 hours

Teaches accurate instrument approach procedures, missed approaches and holding patterns. Introduces IFR cross-country procedures and increases student’s proficiency to the level required of a competent instrument pilot. Combined with Avia 220, meets the FAA Part 141 flight training requirement for the Instrument Rating course. Prerequisite: Avia 220.

Avia222 Instrument Rating Principles 2 hours

Prepares the learner for the FAA Instrument Rating - Airplane Knowledge Exam. Meets the FAR Part 141 ground training requirement for the Instrument Rating course. Offered spring semester beginning 2017. Prerequisite: Avia 101 or Private Pilot Certificate.

Avia225 Mountain Flying 1 hour

Offers advanced training associated with the complexities of flying in the mountains. This training includes an extended cross-country flight into the Colorado Rockies. The student will become familiar with high altitude airports, high altitude operations and limited survival techniques. Prerequisite: Avia 221 and concurrent enrollment in Avia 230.

Avia229 Commercial Pilot Principles 2 hours

Prepares the learner for the FAA Commercial Pilot - Airplane Knowledge Exam. Meets the FAR Part 141 ground training requirement for the Commercial Pilot Certificate course. Offered fall semester beginning 2017. Prerequisite: Private Pilot Certificate.

Avia230 Commercial Flight I 3 hours

The student is introduced to and practices maneuvers required for the commercial pilot flight test. Includes instruction and practice in a complex aircraft. Combined with Avia 231, meets the FAR Part 141 flight training requirement for the Commercial Pilot course. Concurrent enrollment required in Avia 151 or Avia 229.

Avia231 Commercial Flight II 2 hours

The student continues working toward proficiency in maneuvers required for the commercial pilot as well as proficient operation of a complex aircraft. Combined with Avia 230, meets the FAR Part 141 flight training requirement for the Commercial Pilot course. Prerequisite: Avia 230.

Avia232 Multiengine 1 hour

Covers aircraft systems and piloting skills required to operate a multiengine aircraft safely. Prerequisite or concurrent enrollment: Avia 231 or permission of instructor.

Avia235 Flight Instructor Ground School 4 hours

Prepares the commercial pilot to become a teacher. Covers information included in FAA Flight Instructor Airplane and Flight Instructor Airplane - Instrument tests as well as Advanced and Instrument Ground Instructor tests. Prerequisites: Avia 151 and 211 or equivalent.

Avia240 Flight Instructor Airplane 2 hours

Instruction in teaching techniques, maneuver analysis and performance and other subjects required to be a competent FAA Certificated Flight Instructor. Prerequisite or concurrent enrollment: Avia 231, 235.

Avia241 Flight Instructor Airplane - Instrument 1 hour

Instruction in teaching techniques and analysis and performance of maneuvers required for the FAA Certificated Instrument Flight Instructor. Prerequisite: Avia 231, 235.

Avia251 Human Factors 3 hours

Studies human factors in the aviation industry, such as decision-making, situational awareness, crew resource management, fatigue, workload management, human performance and human/machine interaction.

Avia260 Airline Training Orientation Program (ATOP) 1 hour

Introduction to the Boeing 737/300. During this program conducted by ATOP, Inc., the student will receive: 10 hours of Systems and Flight Procedures Ground School 2 hours of Cockpit Procedures Training 1 hour of Simulator Flight Observation 1 hour of Simulator Flight “High Altitude” Operations Training and Endorsement Prerequisite: Private Pilot License and U.S. citizenship.

Avia270 Multiengine Instructor - Advanced 2 hours

Offers multiengine time building to meet pilot-in-command requirements for the FAA practical test. Prepares the learner for instructing in a multiengine airplane. Upon completion, the student will take the Multiengine Instructor Practical Test. Prerequisite: Avia 232.

Avia281 Aviation Safety 3 hours

Studies safety systems in the aviation industry with a focus on proactive safety management. Includes a review of the NTSB investigation process and the Aviation Safety Reporting System, including a review of cases in their respective databases with a focus on identification and mitigation of risk. Avia 101 Introduction to Aviation recommended as a prerequisite, but also suitable for non-aviation learners wishing to focus on safety and risk management. An Integration Source Course.