Bachelor of Science Degree: Aviation – Professional Pilot

General Requirements

Total credits: 120 hours including 60 hours of general education, support and elective courses and 60 (minimum) major hours.

Grade point average: 2.50 or better in Hesston College courses. Grades of C or better in all aviation courses.

Residency: 30 of final 60 hours must be earned at Hesston College.

General Education course list

Communication-written – two courses from the general education list
Communication-oral – COMM 206 Speech Communication
Quantitative Literacy-mathematics – two courses MASC 105 College Algebra or higher.
Knowledge-lifetime fitness/wellness – PHED 210 Lifetime Fitness and Wellness.
Knowledge-social science – one course from the general education list.
Knowledge-humanities – one course from the general education list.
Knowledge-natural science – two courses from the general education list.
Intercultural Competence – one course from the general education list.
Faith Values – RELG 100 Biblical Literature.
Critical Thinking – one course from the general education list.

Aviation Courses (60 hours minimum)

Required Aviation Courses:

Lower Level Requirements (28 hours) – AVIA 106 Airspace and Air Traffic, AVIA 121 Meteorology, AVIA 130 Intro to Professional Aviation, AVIA 161 Aviation Regulations, AVIA 205 Aircraft Systems, AVIA 206 Aerodynamics and Aircraft Performance, AVIA 220/221 Instrument Flight I/II, AVIA 222 Instrument Rating Principles, AVIA 229 Commercial Pilot Principles, AVIA 230/231 Commercial Flight I/II, AVIA 254 Human Factors, AVIA 281 Aviation Safety.

Upper Level Requirements (24 hours) – AVIA 305 Advanced Aircraft Systems, AVIA 316 Advanced Aircraft Performance, AVIA 321 Aviation Weather, AVIA 331 Multiengine Ground School, AVIA 332 Airplane Multiengine Land, AVIA 406 National Airspace System, AVIA 451 Crew Resource Mangement, AVIA 455 Air Carrier Operations, AVIA 461 Aviation Law, AVIA 481 Safety Management.

Required Internship (3 to 12 hours) – AVIA 485 Professional Internship

Elective Aviation Courses: (6 hours required, at least 4 upper level)

Lower Level Electives – (AVIA 100/101 Private Pilot Principles I/II and AVIA 103/104 Private Pilot I/II) or (AVIA 107 Private Pilot Transition and FAA Private Pilot Certificate).

Upper Level Electives (4 hours) – AVIA 325 Mountain Flying, AVIA 336 Flight Instructor Ground School, AVIA 340 Flight Instructor Airplane, AVIA 341 Flight Instructor Airplane – Instrument, AVIA 432 Multiengine Experience, AVIA 470 Flight Instructor – Multiengine.

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