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Aviation Core

This course introduces the student to the aviation industry in all its aspects including the history of flight, flight safety, airports, airspace, charts, communications and procedures, air traffic, and aviation service. Many of these subjects will be expanded in later courses. This knowledge base will be instrumental in mastering the major components associated with supporting aviation programming.

A continuation of Principles of Aviation I. This continuing course explores additional topics in aviation including weather services, aircraft performance, navigation, and communications. Prerequisite: AV-AF 100

This course introduces the student to basic and advanced aircraft systems. Students explore engine design, propeller, electrical, environmental, hydraulic, pneumatic, fuel, ignition, lubrication, and pressurization systems, hydraulic systems, air conditioning and heating systems, oxygen systems, landing gear systems, brake systems, ice and rain detection/protection systems, fire detection/extinguishing systems, fuel systems, and flight controls.

Designed as an applied science course, students will be introduced to the history and science of stress studies. The role of stress (negative and positive) will be reviewed with specific emphasis placed on the interaction of physiological, psychological, and spiritual factors. (Offered online and on-ground) (Offered alternate years)

This is a survey course of domestic and international aviation law. Topics include constitutional law, administrative law, enforcement actions, and international law affecting aviation. Additionally, this course considers the current state of the aviation regulatory environment and processes, such as regulatory certifications, rulemaking, and legislation.

This course is a study of the fundamentals essential to the safety of flight. The course includes a review of incidents, accidents, safety studies, and accident investigations with a focus on causal and contributing factors to those investigated events and any resulting changes to mitigate future risk.

This course is designed to introduce the aviation student to the effects flying imposes on the human body. Being aware of how the human body works and how the normal physiological parameters are altered while flying will prepare the student to make sound decisions and adjustments when exposed to these conditions.

Types of managerial functions necessary for organizational operation are explored. The course is built around the topics of planning, organizing, directing, controlling, and decision-making. (Offered odd years fall)

This course exposes students to the nature of conflict within organizations and the various forms of employable conflict resolution techniques. Emphasis is given to overcoming positional or contentious strategies while building collaboration and offering choices. Focus is placed on understanding the interdependence of groups within the system and the cohesion necessary to for organizational effectiveness. (Online only)

This is a study of the theory and practice of professional ethics. Cases and essays by noted thinkers are studied and discussed in depth from a Christian perspective. Course will be tailored to individual student interests such as business, religion, etc. (Offered even years spring)

The following courses are received in transfer after IAA/FAA/ACE certification. Credit Equivalencies - Recognized Through ACE.

These courses take the student pilot from ground instruction to Private Pilot Certificate. Student must have passed the FAA private pilot written test within the previous two years. A minimum of 40 hours of flight time required for each level. Credit is awarded after passing appropriate FAA written and practical examinations.

These courses take the student pilot from ground instruction to Private Pilot Certificate. Student must have passed the FAA private pilot written test within the previous two years. A minimum of 40 hours of flight time required for each level. Credit is awarded after passing appropriate FAA written and practical examinations.

These courses take the student pilot from ground instruction to Private Pilot Certificate. Student must have passed the FAA private pilot written test within the previous two years. A minimum of 40 hours of flight time required for each level. Credit is awarded after passing appropriate FAA written and practical examinations.

Includes concentration of study in navigation, meteorology, aircraft systems, and air traffic control. This course is completed when the student passes the FAA instrument written exam. Prerequisite: Private Pilot Certificate.

With this course, the student is expected to complete the instrument rating. It includes practice and maneuvers in simulated and actual instrument flying. At the completion of this course, the student should have at least 125 total hours of flying time and the instrument rating. Credit is awarded after passing appropriate FAA written and practical examinations. Prerequisite: Private Pilot Certificate

This course prepares the student for the FAA Commercial Pilot written exam. Credit is awarded after passing appropriate FAA written and practical examinations.

After completing this course the student will qualify for the FAA Commercial Flight Check, which is the final requirement of the course. Flight instruction in high performance aircraft and advanced maneuvers are included. The student should have a cumulative total of 250 logged flight hours. Credit is awarded after passing appropriate FAA written and practical examinations. Prerequisite: Private pilot certificate, and instrument rating.

This independent study is designed to provide the student with hands-on experience related to the focus of the practicum. The specific elements of the practicum will be decided upon with a faculty advisor and articulated in a learner contract. The student is required to complete 40 hours of work for each credit hour.

Prepares the commercial pilot to become an instructor. Emphasis is on organization and building good performance habits as well as practical experience in flight and ground instruction. Credit is awarded after passing appropriate FAA written and practical examinations. Prerequisite: Commercial Pilot License and instrument rating.

Prepares the commercial pilot to become an instructor. Emphasis is on organization and building good performance habits as well as practical experience in flight and ground instruction. Credit is awarded after passing appropriate FAA written and practical examinations. Prerequisite: Commercial Pilot License and instrument rating.

Successful completion of these courses leads to certification as a flight instructor with instrument rating. Credit is awarded after passing appropriate FAA written and practical examinations.

Successful completion of these courses leads to certification as a flight instructor with instrument rating. Credit is awarded after passing appropriate FAA written and practical examinations.

The student receives instruction in aircraft systems and the piloting skills required to operate a multi-engine aircraft safely. Credit is awarded after passing appropriate FAA written and practical examinations.

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