Federal aviation regulatory documents, flight operation policies, aircraft instruments, advanced engines and systems, applied aerodynamics, aircraft performance, aviation weather, and communications procedures.
Aviation Weather (AVF-203) 3.00 s.h.
Course Description A study and analysis of mid-latitude meteorology in the Northern Hemisphere with an emphasis on those phenomena affecting aircraft operation.
Learning Outcomes Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:
Describe weather phenomena which impacts aviation and flight operations, including atmospheric composition and atmospheric circulation systems.
Demonstrate or explain how to conduct basic aviation weather forecasting.
Discuss aviation weather hazards such as wind shear, icing, severe weather, and other similar phenomena.
Explain how to read and interpret weather charts and maps, routine meteorological reports and forecasts (METARs, TAFs, PIREPs, SIGMETs, etc.).
Analyze and explain the impact of weather on aviation businesses.
Demonstrate how to gather, analyze, and use weather data during preparation for flight operations, including the impact of such information on decisions to fly or not fly.
Explain the following weather phenomena and their impacts on aviation operations: wind shear, mountain waves, volcanic eruptions, hurricanes, jet stream shifts, el nino and la nina.
Aviation Safety (AVF-303) 3.00 s.h.
An examination of aviation safety designed to help the nonflying student identify major problem areas, evaluate safety programs & recognize the value and total impact of aviation accident prevention efforts. Major emphasis: recognition of impact of an accident upon industry. Underlying human factors which contribute to aviation accident identified and safety prevention responsibilities are evaluated. Basic principles of investigation are examined, and survey of accident cases is made to improve recognition of causes of actual failure.
Flight Engineer C (AVF-343) 3.00 s.h.
US Domestic & International Carriers Training: Federal Aviation Regulations, aircraft performance and flight planning, aviation weather, aviation physiology, normal and emergency operating procedures, applied aerodynamics, advanced engines and systems, and aircraft evacuation equipment and procedures. Instruction is related to a specific type of aircraft.
Air Traffic Control System (ATC-204) 3.00 s.h.
The evolution, current state, and future of the National Airspace System with emphasis on its current and future impact on the domestic and international aviation industry. Defines the Federal Aviation Administration's role in the operation, maintenance, and planned moderation of Air Traffic Control facilities, airways and navigational aids, landing aids, and airports. The users of the systems, their needs, and issues with the system's operation and planned modernization are examined.
Flight Dispatcher A (AVF-344) 3.00 s.h.
Federal Aviation Regulations, meteorology, air navigation, aircraft weight and balance, aircraft performance, communications, simulated instrument flight, air traffic control procedures, and practical dispatching.
General Aviation Operations (AVF-464) 3.00 s.h.
A study of general aviation operations including fixed base operations (fuel, sales, flight training, charter, etc.) corporate flight departments, executive air fleets, etc.) and the general aviation aircraft manufacturing industry.
Federal Aviation Regulations (AVM-201) 3.00 s.h.
Selected Federal Aviation Regulations covered; controls exercised by Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) over production and maintenance of aircraft, mechanics of compliance with regulations.
To familiarize the student with the functions and responsibilities of the aviation maintenance manager. Maintenance management at the fixed base operator, commuter/regional airline, and national air carrier levels will be studied. Aviation maintenance management problem areas will be reviewed using the case study method.
Facilities Operation and Management (ATC-314) 3.00 s.h.
Facility operation, extending beyond traditional operations or supervision of day to day traffic control. Prep for management through training/exposure to facility long-range planning by setting objectives, traffic forecasting, ID long-range resource ID needed improvements; budgeting; manpower scheduling; coordinator, monitoring technical performer; aviation safety; accommodating changes; cost management; administration support; obtaining authorized manpower; employee development; adverse actions; grievances/appeals; labor- management relations; learning to deal w/aviation community as well as local community.