Aviation (AVIA)

Aviation (AVIA)

AVIA 010  Private Pilot Training Block Lab  0 Credit Hour(s)  

Registration Restrictions: Co-requisite with AVIA 220

Offered: Resident

AVIA 015  Private Pilot Stage 2 & 3 Training Block  0 Credit Hour(s)  

Registration Restrictions: Co-requisite with AVIA 225

Offered: Resident

AVIA 020  Instrument Flight Training Block  0 Credit Hour(s)  

Registration Restrictions: Co-requisite with AVIA 320

Offered: Resident

AVIA 025  Commercial Flight Stage 1 Training Block  0 Credit Hour(s)  

Registration Restrictions: Co-requisite with AVIA 325

Offered: Resident

AVIA 026  Commercial Flight Stage 2 Training Block  0 Credit Hour(s)  

Registration Restrictions: Co-requisite with AVIA 326

Offered: Resident

AVIA 027  Commercial Flight Stage 3 Training Block  0 Credit Hour(s)  

Registration Restrictions: Co-requisite with AVIA 327

Offered: Resident

AVIA 030  Commercial Pilot Training Block Lab  0 Credit Hour(s)  

Offered: Resident

AVIA 031  Commercial S.E. Training Block  0 Credit Hour(s)  

Registration Restrictions: Co-requisite with AVIA 331

Offered: Resident

AVIA 036  Advanced Jet Flight Training Block  0 Credit Hour(s)  

Registration Restrictions: Co-requisite with AVIA 436

Offered: Resident

AVIA 040  CFI Training Block  0 Credit Hour(s)  

Registration Restrictions: Co-requisite with AVIA 420

Offered: Resident

AVIA 101  Exploring Aviation  3 Credit Hour(s)  

This course explores the field of aviation, career opportunities, and future trends. While learning about their future in aviation, students will study blimps, rocketry, gliders, and the principles of flight.

Offered: Resident

AVIA 102  Aviation Foundations  1-3 Credit Hour(s)  

This is a survey course that introduces key ideas which will help anyone interested in aviation succeed. Class time is spent introducing topics like aviation rules of thumb, character development, learning theory, and aviation technical knowledge areas, and applying these topics to various aviation career fields.

Offered: Resident

AVIA 103  Flight Attendant Orientation  3 Credit Hour(s)  

This course will introduce students to the exciting lifestyle and career of professional airline flight attendants. Students will learn about the fundamentals of flight, aviation terminology, emergency procedures, regulations, aeromedical factors, customer services expectations, how to deliver public address announcements, and other elements relevant to the role of an airline crewmember. In addition, students will participate in various class activities that include water survival drills that require swimming while fully clothed, self-defense training, touring relevant airport operations areas, professional dress and appearance, classroom discussions, and publically presenting aircraft safety announcements. It will also include one or more aircraft flights in a small flight training aircraft and, depending upon availability, it may include an observational flight onboard a regional airline aircraft.

Offered: Resident

AVIA 105  Aviation Survey  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Online Prerequisite: AVIA 210

This course is required for all aviation majors and designed for all students interested in an aviation career. Includes a general introduction of current aviation and historical events. This course includes an overview of basic aviation terminology, and potential careers in aviation. Further, it will expose students to the vast array of careers within the aviation sector. This course will introduce a student to Part 141 flight training, Aviation Medicals and Restricted ATP program.

Offered: Online

AVIA 210  Private Ground I  3 Credit Hour(s)  

This course is the first of two courses that develop the student's aeronautical knowledge required for certification as a Private Pilot with an Airplane Single Engine Land rating. The course covers basic aviation terms and concepts, basic aerodynamics, aircraft systems, and FAA publications.

Offered: Resident and Online

AVIA 211  Advanced Aviation Theory  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Online Prerequisite: AVIA 225

This course will introduce students to the idea of aviation risk management. Course content includes discussions on aircraft systems, cross-country flying, elements of risk management, and automation.

Offered: Online

AVIA 215  Private Ground II  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Resident Prerequisite: AVIA 210 (may be taken concurrently)

Online Prerequisite: AVIA 210

This course is the second of two courses that develop the student's aeronautical knowledge required for certification as a Private Pilot with an Airplane Single Engine Land Rating. The course covers basic aviation terms and concepts, to include flight planning, meteorology, airport operations, and navigation.

Offered: Resident and Online

AVIA 220  Private Flight I  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Resident Prerequisite: (ENGL 100 or (pre2016) SAT Writing with a score of 480 or SAT Test Writing/Language with a score of 28 or ACT English with a score of 19 or Placement Score-English with a score of 70 or ENGL 102 or ENGL 201 or ENGL 202 or ENGL 215 or ENGL 216 or ENGL 221 or ENGL 222) and (Placement Score-Math with a score of 75 or MATH 110 or MATH 114 or MATH 115 or MATH 116 or MATH 117 or MATH 121 or MATH 122 or MATH 125 or MATH 126 or MATH 128 or MATH 130 or MATH 131 or MATH 201 or MATH 217) and AVIA 010 (may be taken concurrently) and AVIA 215

Online Prerequisite: Flight training affiliate with a score of 5

This course is the first of two sequential flight training courses that include the requisite aircraft and simulator training and experience required for the FAA Private Pilot practical test.

Registration Restrictions: Resident: To be eligible to take this course, students must score at least a "C" on the Liberty University English and Math Assessment Tests and be eligible to take English 101 and Math 115 or higher. Students who are required to complete ENGL 100, MATH 100, or MATH 100 are not eligible for AVIA 220 enrollment.

Offered: Resident and Online

AVIA 225  Private Flight II  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Resident Prerequisite: AVIA 220 and AVIA 015 (may be taken concurrently)

Online Prerequisite: AVIA 220 and Flight training affiliate with a score of 5

This course is the second of two sequential flight training courses that include the requisite aircraft and simulator training and experience required for the FAA Private Pilot practical test.

Offered: Resident and Online

AVIA 230  Unmanned Aerial Systems  3 Credit Hour(s)  

This is an introductory course in unmanned aerial systems (UAS). The course includes the history of unmanned aircraft; the elements of command and control; the National Airspace System and how it relates to UAS; current and planned Federal Aviation Administration regulation; and the very latest operations and challenges currently facing this industry.

Offered: Resident and Online

AVIA 235  Small Unmanned Aerial System Ground  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: AVIA 230

This course builds upon the foundation developed in AVIA 230. This course consists of academics and simulated flights of multi-rotor and fixed wing UAS platforms. Students will learn mission planning, autonomous mission execution, and customer product creation.

Offered: Resident

AVIA 236  Small UAS Flight  1 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: AVIA 230 and AVIA 235 (may be taken concurrently)

This course will provide the student a study in the command and control of small unmanned aerial systems. Command and control theories will be discussed in relation to a specific UAS. Specific command and control systems will be taught and will include ground lessons, simulator training, and flight training. By completion of the class, the student will be able to safely conduct small UAS flights for commercial purposes.

Offered: Resident

AVIA 240  GPS Navigation  1 Credit Hour(s)  

This course teaches the practical use of global positioning through the Garmin G1000 Flight Management System. We will cover the Global Positioning System (GPS) theory, operations, hardware and software usage, and refer to similar equipment models. This course references the National Airspace System and critical Air Traffic Control elements including navigational aids, operations in controlled and uncontrolled airspace, as well as towered and non-towered airport environments. Elements of communication, radio operations, as well as normal and abnormal operations are discussed.

Offered: Resident

AVIA 241  GPS Instrument Navigation  1 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: AVIA 240 (may be taken concurrently)

This course builds upon the basic GPS knowledge acquired in the AVIA 240 GPS Navigation course and builds on an understanding of the Garmin G1000 as it relates to instrument flight. The content encompasses all phases of instrument flying including instrument approaches, holding and course reversals, departures, enroute and arrivals as well as vertical navigation (VNAV) descents, troubleshooting and malfunctions, WAAS and autopilot use in an instrument flight rules (IFR) environment.

Offered: Resident

AVIA 242  Advanced GPS Navigation  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Online Prerequisite: AVIA 225

The quality and effectiveness of this course is dependent upon the focus of real-life lessons rather than simple textbook learning. This course teaches the practical use of global positioning through the Garmin G1000 Flight Management System. We will cover GPS theory, operations, hardware and software usage, and refer to similar equipment models. This course references the National Airspace System and critical Air Traffic Control elements including navigational aids, operations in controlled and uncontrolled airspace, as well as towered and non-towered airport environments. Elements of communication, radio operations, as well as normal and abnormal operations are discussed. The content encompasses all phases of instrument flying including instrument approaches, holding and course reversals, departures, en route and arrivals as well as vertical navigation (VNAV) descents, troubleshooting and malfunctions, WAAS and autopilot use in an instrument flight rule (IFR) environment.

Offered: Online

AVIA 245  Aviation Leadership  3 Credit Hour(s)  

The focus of this course is how an aviator can promote effective and safe aviation operations by developing and employing sound human factors leadership principles. Crew resource management, threat and error management, and safety management system concepts and programs will be evaluated against actual situations and aircraft accident case studies to help students develop their analytic and evaluative skills. Students will also learn their own personal strengths and how those strengths relate to human factors elements that contribute to effective aviation teams and an organizational culture that promotes safe mission accomplishment. (Formerly AVIA 445)

Offered: Resident and Online

AVIA 250  Introduction to Space Flight  3 Credit Hour(s)  

This course is a survey of the major aspects of space flight and exploration. Topics covered include the history of space flight, space vehicle launch and orbits, international space station operations, human physiology in space, and present and future commercial, industrial and military applications in space. The course examines differing views presented by scientists in the field including those with a biblical worldview.

Offered: Resident

AVIA 299  Internship  0 Credit Hour(s)  

Offered: Resident

AVIA 300  Aviation Safety  3 Credit Hour(s)  

This course provides the student with a detailed introduction into aspects of aviation safety, risk management, and the associated components of pilot psychology, human factors and accident trends, factors and analysis. Students will explore and develop their identity as an aviation leader as it relates to safety.

Offered: Resident and Online

AVIA 302  Airplane Aerodynamics  3 Credit Hour(s)  
AVIA 305  Airplane Aerodynamics  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Resident Prerequisite: MATH 130 and PHYS 101

Online Prerequisite: AVIA 225 (may be taken concurrently) and AVIA 220 (may be taken concurrently)

This course will provide the student a study of the physical principles of airplane aerodynamics, thereby fostering an appreciation of the factors affecting aircraft performance, stability and control, and special flight conditions often experienced by commercial pilots of the fixed-wing aircraft.

Offered: Resident and Online

AVIA 310  Instrument Ground  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Resident Prerequisite: AVIA 225

Online Prerequisite: AVIA 225 and AVIA 220

The student will learn the FAA regulations, radio communications, air traffic control procedures, and meteorology as it relates to the instrument flight environment. The student will learn the proper use of radio navigational instruments and will be given study tools to prepare for the FAA Instrument written exam.

Offered: Resident and Online

AVIA 311  Instrumental Lab Theory  1 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: AVIA 225

This course is designed to provide the student with ability to convert instrument flight theory to practical flight simulator operations. Student will fly simulator lights in the basic instrument phase to build a strong instrument scan. After mastering basic instruments, they learn radio calls and navigation used to perform instrument approaches to a landing.

Offered: Resident

AVIA 312  Aviation Safety Programs  3 Credit Hour(s)  

In AVIA 312, students gain understanding of establishing an aviation safety program, including organizational policy and risk management. Hands on learning includes conducting an investigation into a simulated aviation mishap.

Offered: Resident

AVIA 314  Principles of Aviation Administration  3 Credit Hour(s)  

There is so much more to aviation than flying airplanes. This is a career-oriented course which introduces students to management competencies with a practical application to aviation service businesses. Course discussions include management functions, marketing, cash flows, and property oversight.

Offered: Resident

AVIA 315  Commercial Ground  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Resident Prerequisite: AVIA 225

Online Prerequisite: AVIA 310 and AVIA 220 and AVIA 225

This course will cover advanced aeronautical knowledge in aerodynamics, regulations, meteorology, aircraft systems, and airspace operations required for the Commercial Pilot Knowledge and Oral examinations.

Offered: Resident and Online

AVIA 320  Instrument Flight  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Resident Prerequisite: AVIA 310 (may be taken concurrently) and AVIA 020 (may be taken concurrently) and (ENGL 100 or (pre2016) SAT Writing with a score of 480 or SAT Test Writing/Language with a score of 28 or ACT English with a score of 19 or Placement Score-English with a score of 70 or ENGL 101 or ENGL 102 or ENGL 201 or ENGL 202 or ENGL 215 or ENGL 216 or ENGL 221 or ENGL 222) and (Placement Score-Math with a score of 75 or MATH 110 or MATH 114 or MATH 115 or MATH 116 or MATH 117 or MATH 121 or MATH 122 or MATH 125 or MATH 126 or MATH 128 or MATH 130 or MATH 131 or MATH 201 or MATH 217)

Online Prerequisite: AVIA 310 (may be taken concurrently) and AVIA 225 and AVIA 220 and Flight training affiliate with a score of 5

This course will provide basic instrument flight training. The course will require approximately 35 hours and will include a combination of both aircraft and simulator flight training. The student will gain an in-depth knowledge of Air Traffic Control procedures, airway navigation, and both precision and non-precision instrument approaches. This course will prepare the student for the FAA Instrument Practical Test.

Offered: Resident and Online

AVIA 323  UAS Avionics & Powerplants  3 Credit Hour(s)  

This course will provide the student a study in the current state of the art of avionics and systems in unmanned aerial systems. Students will be taught advanced concepts including RTK GPS, wired and wireless communications protocols, and RF theory. An overview of various UAS powerplants will also be presented.

Offered: Resident

AVIA 325  Commercial Flight I  1-3 Credit Hour(s)  

Resident Prerequisite: AVIA 025 (may be taken concurrently) and (ENGL 100 or (pre2016) SAT Writing with a score of 480 or SAT Test Writing/Language with a score of 28 or ACT English with a score of 19 or Placement Score-English with a score of 70 or ENGL 102 or ENGL 201 or ENGL 202 or ENGL 215 or ENGL 216 or ENGL 221 or ENGL 222) and (Placement Score-Math with a score of 75 or MATH 110 or MATH 114 or MATH 115 or MATH 116 or MATH 117 or MATH 121 or MATH 122 or MATH 125 or MATH 126 or MATH 128 or MATH 130 or MATH 131 or MATH 201 or MATH 217)

Online Prerequisite: AVIA 315 (may be taken concurrently) and AVIA 320 and AVIA 220 and AVIA 225 and Flight training affiliate with a score of 5

This course is the first of three sequential flight training courses that include the requisite aircraft and simulator training and experience required for the FAA Commercial Pilot practical test. During this course, students will complete approximately one third of the aircraft and simulator training and experience hours required in the applicable commercial pilot training course outline (TCO).

Offered: Resident and Online

AVIA 326  Commercial Flight II  1-3 Credit Hour(s)  

Resident Prerequisite: AVIA 325 and AVIA 026 (may be taken concurrently)

Online Prerequisite: AVIA 325 and AVIA 220 and AVIA 225 and Flight training affiliate with a score of 5

This course is the second of three sequential flight training courses that include the requisite aircraft and simulator training and experience required for the FAA Commercial Pilot practical test. During this course, students will complete approximately one third of the aircraft and simulator training and experience hours required in the applicable commercial pilot training course outline (TCO).

Offered: Resident and Online

AVIA 327  Commercial Flight III  1-3 Credit Hour(s)  

Resident Prerequisite: AVIA 326 and AVIA 315 and AVIA 027 (may be taken concurrently)

Online Prerequisite: AVIA 326 and AVIA 220 and AVIA 225 and Flight training affiliate with a score of 5

This course is the third of three sequential flight training courses that include the requisite aircraft and simulator training and experience required for the FAA Commercial Pilot practical test. During this course, students will complete approximately one third of the aircraft and simulator training and experience hours required in the applicable commercial pilot training course outline (TCO).

Offered: Resident and Online

AVIA 331  Commercial Pilot, Single Engine Land Add On  1 Credit Hour(s)  

Resident Prerequisite: AVIA 327 and AVIA 031 (may be taken concurrently)

Online Prerequisite: AVIA 327 and Flight training affiliate with a score of 5

This course will provide the student a study in the commercial operation of single-engine aircraft. The student will apply the knowledge and skills previously attained during the commercial multi-engine course to the operation of a single-engine aircraft. This will include theoretical and practical training in the flight maneuvers required by the FAA Commercial Pilot Practical Test Standards such that the student will be able to smoothly and precisely perform each single-engine commercial flight maneuver to the high standards required of a professional aviator. To satisfactorily complete this course, the student will be required to successfully complete an FAA Practical Test, which includes an oral exam and a flight test in a single-engine aircraft.

Offered: Resident and Online

AVIA 332  Commercial Pilot Helicopter Add-On  3 Credit Hour(s)  

This course provides helicopter academic and flight training to FAA certificated fixed wing pilots. The student will receive a detailed introduction to helicopter aerodynamics, helicopter systems, helicopter maneuvers, aviation safety, and risk assessment.

Offered: Online

AVIA 334  Rotor to Fixed-Wing Commercial/Instrument Transition  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Online Prerequisite: Flight training affiliate with a score of 5

This course provides the requisite aircraft, simulator, and ground instruction training required to take the FAA Additional Category (Airplane Single Engine Land) and Instrument Airplane practical test. Students must already hold a valid FAA Commercial/Instrument Rotorcraft rating. During this course, students will complete the required training outlined in the applicable training course outline (TCO) under FAA 14CFR141 Appendix I and Appendix C. The student will be required to complete the following three FAA practical tests at the end of this course: Commercial Single Engine, Added-Instrument, and Commercial Multi Engine Add-On.

Offered: Online

AVIA 335  Medium UAS Ground and Flight I  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: AVIA 230 and AVIA 235 and AVIA 446 (may be taken concurrently)

This course provides the student knowledge on a medium UAS platform through classroom instruction. Aircraft systems, software, hardware, and operating procedures will be covered. This course prepares the student to succeed in future simulated, and actual, flight training events.

Offered: Resident

AVIA 340  Aviation Weather  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: AVIA 210

This course is a study of weather hazards, meteorological flight planning, aviation weather equipment and human factors as related to flight safety in all weather conditions.

Offered: Resident and Online

AVIA 350  Airline Operations  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: AVIA 310 and AVIA 320

This course is representative of the initial training a First Officer will receive as a new hire in today's airline industry. A foundational knowledge of FAR Part 91 instrument procedures is required. The material covered will focus on FAR Part 121 regulations, airline policies and procedures presented from an operational perspective. The topics studied will include: airline seniority, safety systems, the concept of operational control, operational policy, flight planning, and emergency/abnormal operations. Each student will be exposed to an in-depth study of dispatch procedures, fuel planning, weather requirements, and Jeppesen instrument approach procedures. The concepts of both Crew Resource Management (CRM) and Threat and Error Management (TEM) will be developed through all aspects of this course.

Offered: Resident and Online

AVIA 355  Air Carrier Operations  3 Credit Hour(s)  

This course will explore the regulatory, network, business, and operational framework that supports air carrier operations and management. Special topics include business strategy, airside planning and procedures, operational and crew planning, processes, disruptions in operations, and tactics for mitigating service interruptions. The course will incorporate concept-relevant current trends within the air carrier industry through review, analysis, and discussion.

Offered: Online

AVIA 360  Corporate and Business Aviation  3 Credit Hour(s)  

This course is designed to introduce students to the exciting industry of corporate aviation. The course does introduce some business theory, but most of the course is designed as a practical guide for those who are interested in being involved in field of on-demand aviation. Students will be introduced to the importance of the feasibility study, and then discover the pitfalls of aircraft selection and acquisition. The course also highlights topics like international operations, maintenance requirements, and the importance of a good safety culture.

Offered: Resident and Online

AVIA 361  Airport Management  3 Credit Hour(s)  

This course introduces students to the amazing world of airport operations. Management skills and airport knowledge merge together in this course to help develop a better understanding of the planning processes and managerial and operational functions carried on at small and large international airports.

Offered: Resident

AVIA 400  Aviation Human Factors  3 Credit Hour(s)  

This course will cover the scope of regulations concerning aviation and how they impact the pilot. The course will provide basic understanding of the human factors concepts including psychological and physiological limitations of humans operating in complex environments. In addition, the course will include an in-depth study of Crew Resource Management, which involves understanding of the flight deck environment and the proper utilization of resources available to the aviator.

Offered: Resident and Online

AVIA 405  Advanced Aerodynamics  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: AVIA 305

This course will survey the theory of airplane performance and flight characteristics to include pilot static calibration, weight and balance, engine and propeller performance, takeoff and landing performance, range and endurance, excess energy and power, 1G stalls, turn performance, and longitudinal, lateral and directional static and dynamic stability and control. The course will provide in class instruction and practical laboratory work in both a simulator and aircraft to quantitatively document aircraft performance, and stability and control. Flight test data reduction and reporting techniques will conclude the learning objectives as student will report on the results of their evaluations.

Offered: Resident

AVIA 409  Safety Management Systems  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: AVIA 312

In AVIA 409, students explore Safety Management Systems (SMS) in depth. As leaders in training, students learn how Safety Management Systems (SMS) integrates leadership commitment, an environment of trust and accountability, and just culture. Hands on learning includes the planning and conducting of a simulated emergency response drill.

Offered: Resident

AVIA 410  Flight and Ground Instructor Theory  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: AVIA 315

This course provides the student with a detailed study of the responsibilities and teaching methods of a flight instructor. The course is divided into two major sections: fundamentals of teaching and learning, including effective teaching methods, learning process, consideration of flight training syllabi, effective evaluations, and flight instructor responsibilities. The second section covers the analysis of the flight maneuvers involved with Private Pilot, Commercial Pilot and Flight Instructor Certificates. The course will also provide practical teaching experiences.

Offered: Resident and Online

AVIA 419  Aviation Safety Data Analysis  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: AVIA 400

In AVIA 419, students will learn to collect, validate, analyze and communicate data relevant to aviation safety. Students will visualize flight data using tools such as Google Earth, flight simulators, and data software, and will learn how to conduct Flight Data Monitoring (FDM).

Offered: Resident

AVIA 420  Flight Instructor Flight  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Resident Prerequisite: AVIA 410 and AVIA 040 (may be taken concurrently)

Online Prerequisite: AVIA 327 and AVIA 220 and AVIA 225 and Flight training affiliate with a score of 5

This course covers flight instructor methods and maneuvers in preparation for the FAA Certified Flight Instructor initial evaluation.

Offered: Resident and Online

AVIA 422  Certified Flight Instructor - Instrument (CFII)  1 Credit Hour(s)  

This course is designed to train students to successfully complete the FAA Certified Flight Instructor Instrument Certificate. The course will contain both academic classroom and aircraft flight training required by FAA regulations. The academic ground school will consist of 11 lessons exceeding the FAA requirement of 40 classroom hours of instruction. The flight portion of this course will consist of 10 flights exceeding the FAA requirement of 25 hours of flight time.

Offered: Resident and Online

AVIA 424  Airline Transport Pilot  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: AVIA 315 and AVIA 325 and AVIA 326 and AVIA 327

This course is designed to train the student to obtain the knowledge, skill, and aeronautical experience necessary to meet the FAA Part 141 requirements to obtain an Airline Transport Pilot Certificate. The course will contain both academic classroom and aircraft flight training required by FAA regulations. The academic ground school will consist of 11 lessons exceeding the FAA requirement of 40 classroom hours of instruction. The flight portion of this course will consist of 10 flights exceeding the FAA requirement of 25 hours of flight time.

Offered: Resident

AVIA 430  Multi-Engine Theory and Advanced Aircraft Systems  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Resident Prerequisite: AVIA 310

Online Prerequisite: AVIA 315 and AVIA 220 and AVIA 225

This course provides for an understanding of the principles and practice of operating a multi-engine aircraft. Normal and abnormal procedures are included along with a discussion of the Federal Aviation Regulations, unique weather and environmental circumstances, aircraft systems and the specific aerodynamics associated with multi-engine aircraft.

Offered: Resident and Online

AVIA 435  Advanced Jet Systems  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: AVIA 430 and AVIA 350 (may be taken concurrently)

This course is representative of the systems training a First Officer receives as a new hire in today's airline industry. This course provides advanced jet systems training by systematically studying the type of aircraft systems commonly found on commercially operated jet aircraft. As a training platform, this course specially explores all the major aircraft systems found on the Bombardier CRJ-200. Students will be exposed to aircraft limitations and profiles, Immediate Action Items, checklist usage, and Flight Management Systems (FMS) navigation. The concepts of both Crew Resource Management (CRM) and Threat and Error Management (TEM) will be developed through all aspects of this course.

Offered: Resident and Online

AVIA 436  Advanced Jet Training  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: AVIA 435 and AVIA 036 (may be taken concurrently)

Built on the foundational knowledge acquired in Airline Operations (AVIA 350) and Advanced Jet Systems (AVIA 435), this course will include Cockpit Procedure Training (CPT) lessons and Flight Training Lessons in a CRJ-200 Flight Training Device (FTD). This scenario-based training will include: Checklist usage in multi-crew environment; Flight Management Systems (FMS) operations; Normal procedures and flight profiles; Abnormal/Emergency procedures and flight profiles; High altitude aerodynamics; and Aeronautical Decision Making. This course will also stress the proper use of aircraft automation to include: the Flight Control Panel, incorporating both the Flight Director and the Autopilot through all phases of flight. The concepts of both Crew Resource Management (CRM) and Threat and Error Management (TEM) will be developed through all aspects of this course.

Offered: Resident

AVIA 440  Multi-Engine Flight  1 Credit Hour(s)  

Resident Prerequisite: AVIA 327 (may be taken concurrently)

Online Prerequisite: AVIA 327 and AVIA 430 (may be taken concurrently) and AVIA 220 and AVIA 225 and Flight training affiliate with a score of 5

Introduction to multi-engine flight and all related maneuvers in preparation for the FAA Multi-Engine Rating.

Offered: Resident and Online

AVIA 441  Multi-Engine Instructor  1 Credit Hour(s)  

Resident Prerequisite: AVIA 410

Online Prerequisite: AVIA 420 and AVIA 430 and AVIA 440 and AVIA 220 and AVIA 225 and Flight training affiliate with a score of 5

This course builds on the Certified Flight Instructor Licensure to teach techniques and maneuvers in preparation for the FAA multi-engine practical flight test for licensure.

Offered: Resident and Online

AVIA 442  Advanced Aircraft Flight Operations  1 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: AVIA 327

This course will provide the student a study in high performance aircraft with engines having more than 200 horsepower. This will include theoretical ground training associated with high performance aircraft and the practical flight training required by 14 CFR 61.31. This will include training to proficiency in the operation of the aircraft's major systems and in the safe conduct of high performance flight operations. In addition, this course will focus on advanced flight operations in a wide variety of environments, including unimproved landing surfaces, flight operations in and over uninhabited areas, complex airspace and aerodromes, and complex weather systems. At the successful completion of this course, students will receive a special endorsement authorizing the student to legally operate an aircraft with an engine of more than 200 horsepower.

Offered: Resident

AVIA 446  Medium UAS Ground and Flight II  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: AVIA 230 and AVIA 235 and AVIA 335 (may be taken concurrently)

This course provides the student the opportunity to utilize knowledge gained in AVIA 335 by conducting simulated medium UAS flights. Normal, abnormal, and emergency procedures will be taught and executed utilizing Medium UAS simulators.

Offered: Resident

AVIA 447  Medium UAS Ground and Flight III  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: AVIA 446 and AVIA 335

This course provides the student the opportunity to achieve full certification on a Medium UAS aircraft. Utilizing knowledge and skills built in AVIA 335 and 446, students will conduct training flight operations. Upon successful completion of all flight events the student will be given industry certification.

Offered: Resident

AVIA 450  Confined Area Operation  2 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: AVIA 325

This course will prepare students to plan and operate in confined areas with short and unpaved landing strips. The student will learn safety aspects, risk management and flight techniques necessary to successfully operate throughout the world.

Offered: Resident

AVIA 451  Aviation Maintenance Operations  3 Credit Hour(s)  

A study of aviation maintenance-specific topics which face those in maintenance leadership positions. These topics include, but are not limited to, the need for maintenance; development of maintenance programs; technical planning, control, and training; and differing types of maintenance operations.

Offered: Online

AVIA 455  Turbine Engines and Jet Transports  3 Credit Hour(s)  

This course is an in-depth study of the turbine engine theory, design and operations. The student will also receive a broad knowledge of the design and operation of turbine engines and their related systems on transport category aircraft.

Offered: Resident and Online

AVIA 460  Aviation Interview  3 Credit Hour(s)  

This course will cover the unique requirements of an aviation job interview. The course material will focus on the entire interview process from personal preparation, to paperwork presentation, to the actual interview itself. Practice interviews with professionals from the aviation industry will critique the student on personal appearance, communication skills, and professional knowledge. In formulating answers to interview questions, the principles of Aeronautical Decision Making (ADM), Crew Resource Management (CRM) and Threat and Error Management (TEM) will be thoroughly developed.

Registration Restrictions: Junior Status or higher

Offered: Resident

AVIA 465  Human Factors & Crew Resource Management  3 Credit Hour(s)  
AVIA 472  Aviation Organizational Ethics  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: AVIA 245

The aviation industry offers a work environment with a unique balance of regulatory and performance demands. This course introduces students to the tools necessary to recognize and apply managerial principles to common ethical situations found in this unique aviation environment.

Offered: Resident

AVIA 491  Capstone: Advanced Research Concepts  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: AVIA 400 and (RSCH 201 or Inquiry Research with a score of 80 or Research with a score of 80 or Research (prior to 2017-2018) with a score of 80)

During this course, students pursue aeronautical research interests to add to their educational portfolio through participation in a case study project or with a capstone topic or concept paper. Tasks include forming the research problem, defining methods, and generating a literature review. Path to continue with AVIA 492, Aviation Research Implementation.

Registration Restrictions: Second semester Junior Status or higher

Offered: Resident

AVIA 492  Aviation Research Implementation  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: AVIA 491

During this AVIA 492 students refine the research problem and methods, research the problem and report the conclusions. Ultimate desired outcome includes path for national forum presentation and/or scholarly journal publication.

Offered: Resident

AVIA 495  Directed Research  1-3 Credit Hour(s)  

AVIA 495 - Directed Research (1 to 3 hours)

Offered: Resident

AVIA 496  Advanced Directed Research  1 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: AVIA 495

Students will apply their learning to add to their learning portfolio through participation in a case study project or with a capstone research paper. Tasks include refining the research problem, exploring methods, and generating a final paper.

Offered: Resident

AVIA 499  Aeronautics Internship  1-6 Credit Hour(s)  

AVIA 499 - Aeronautics Internship (3-6 hours)

Offered: Resident and Online

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