Aviation (AV)

AV102: Aviation Business

This course discusses the contextual background of the aviation industry, including aircraft and aerospace design parameters, as well as industrial processes. You will learn about the overall structure of the aviation industry, including aviation history, the current status of aerospace manufacturers, commercial airlines, and general aviation, as well as governmental aviation agencies and international aviation. Finally, you will learn about the commercialization of space and current issues in aviation.

Quarter Credit Hours: 5 | Prerequisite: None

AV144: Private Pilot Lectures

This course provides a study of the subject areas and information needed to operate as a private pilot in the aviation environment. You will examine regulatory oversight, flight planning and the assessment of weather, aircraft and system design, and aeronautical decision-making.

Quarter Credit Hours: 5 | Prerequisite: None

AV203: Aviation Operations Management

This course provides a forum for investigating contemporary issues facing the aviation and aerospace industries. Major topics include aviation operation, human resources, and fiscal and technology management.

Quarter Credit Hours: 5 | Prerequisite: None

AV249: Instrument Flight Lectures

This course provides a study of the operation of flight instruments and navigation aids, Federal Aviation Regulations pertinent to instrument flight, meteorology, instrument charts, instrument flight planning, and air traffic control procedures.

Quarter Credit Hours: 5 | Prerequisite: None

AV254: Commercial Flight Lectures

This course is designed to review the principles of flight, aircraft systems, pertinent federal aviation regulations, and airman publications and service.

Quarter Credit Hours: 5 | Prerequisite: None

AV298: Aviation Technology Practicum

The Aviation Technology Practicum encourages teamwork in small groups on a substantial project. This course intends to provide a practicum experience that integrates the material and your previous experiences with the curriculum. The course also offers an opportunity for you to recognize and evaluate the interrelationship of your general education courses with the courses completed for your major.

Quarter Credit Hours: 5 | Prerequisite: None

AV325: Advanced Aviation Meteorology

This course is designed for students who are preparing for careers as professional pilots or dispatchers, and who require advanced knowledge of the impact of weather on aviation operations.

Quarter Credit Hours: 5 | Prerequisite: None

AV327: Advanced Transport Flight Operations

This course addresses advanced aviation topics to include high-speed aerodynamics, automated cockpit instrumentation, domestic/international flight operations, and global navigation.

Quarter Credit Hours: 5 | Prerequisite: None

AV338: Airline Management

This course is a detailed study of airline management principles and processes. Topics include airlines, economics, organization, forecasting, marketing, alliances, pricing, scheduling, finance, fleet planning, labor relations, and air freight. Business ethics of airlines will be introduced.

Quarter Credit Hours: 5 | Prerequisite: None

AV340: Aerospace Business Statistics

This course provides an introduction to business statistics with a specific focus on managerial decision-making in the aerospace industry. The course will focus on aircraft leasing and value determination. Topics will include descriptive statistics, probability models, estimation, hypothesis testing, and regression analysis. You will use software to perform analysis.

Quarter Credit Hours: 5 | Prerequisite: None

AV346: Transport Category Aircraft Systems

This course provides a study of the components and operation of systems found on current transport-category aircraft. Systems covered will include fuel, environmental (air-conditioning, pressurization, and oxygen), fluid-power, flight control, fire protection, ice-control, warning, and auxiliary power. Airframe and Powerplant Certificates are required.

Quarter Credit Hours: 5 | Prerequisite: None

AV352: Flight Instructor Lectures

This course teaches techniques of flight and ground instruction, analysis of maneuvers, aircraft performance, and federal aviation regulations applicable to flight instructors. Some practice teaching will be required.

Quarter Credit Hours: 5 | Prerequisite: None

AV354: Turbine Flight Operations Lecture

This course provides a study of corporate aircraft systems and operations, and orientation to operational procedures.

Quarter Credit Hours: 5 | Prerequisite: None

AV388: Large Aircraft Systems

This course introduces transport aircraft limitations, systems, and systems operation. Topics will include turbojet aircraft powerplants, flight instruments, electrical power, air-conditioning, pressurization, hydraulics, and flight control systems. Emphasis is placed on aircraft and systems manufacturers' design and operational philosophies.

Quarter Credit Hours: 5 | Prerequisite: None

AV412: Aviation Finance

The course will focus on the financial knowledge needed to operate and evaluate aviation businesses. Content will address the impact of financial decisions on operational outcomes that increase/decrease value to/from an aviation company's bottom line. Case studies will be used to demonstrate practical aspects of financial decisions as they relate to organizational performance and profitability.

Quarter Credit Hours: 5 | Prerequisite: None

AV421: Managerial Economics in Aviation

This course explores the process of making managerial decisions based on modern economic principles and concepts and provides you with a set of tools that can be used to make such decisions. Marginal analysis, forecasting, and cost-analysis concepts are introduced, as are game-theoretic and probabilistic decision-making models. Bargaining strategies and linear programming tools are addressed as well.

Quarter Credit Hours: 5 | Prerequisite: None

AV438: Airline Operations

This course offers an in-depth opportunity to study airline operations. Topics will include marketing, route analysis, aircraft selection, financial analysis, federal regulations, and scheduling. Current industry problems will be discussed as well.

Quarter Credit Hours: 5 | Prerequisite: None

AV454: Human Factors in Aviation

You will investigate the disciplines known as human factors and ergonomics and how they apply to various aviation career areas from a management perspective. Common industry models and error management strategies will be studied and evaluated.

Quarter Credit Hours: 5 | Prerequisite: None

AV475: Aviation Law

Aviation Law provides a study of the fundamental legal and aviation law principles as they apply to the various participants in the aviation industry. Particular emphasis will be placed on contemporary aviation law issues such as pilot, flight instructor, and mechanic liability; product liability; and aviation insurance.

Quarter Credit Hours: 5 | Prerequisite: None

AV481: Aviation Safety Problems

This course provides an opportunity to study problems associated with aviation safety. Particular attention will be given to the formulation of specific recommendations for improvements in aviation safety.

Quarter Credit Hours: 5 | Prerequisite: None

AV498: Aviation Technology Capstone

The Aviation Technology Capstone encourages teamwork in small groups on a substantial project. This course intends to provide a capstone experience that integrates the material and your previous experiences with the curriculum. It also offers an opportunity for you to recognize and evaluate the interrelationship of your general education courses with the courses taken for your major.

Quarter Credit Hours: 5 | Prerequisite: None