AERO 100 Primary Pilot Ground School
Aerodynamics, aircraft performance, Federal Aviation Regulations, aviation weather
factors, and cross-country navigation procedures; provides introductory material on
radio navigation, aeromedical factors, and radio communications procedures. Meets
the preparation requirements for the FAA Private Pilot knowledge examination and FAA
Air Traffic Control Basics.
AERO 102 Aviation Weather
Weather elements, atmosphere, weather mechanics, weather disturbances, weather analysis
and forecasts. Evaluation of aviation weather reports and forecasts.
AERO 104 Federal Aviation Regulations
Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR), pertaining to pilot certification, aircraft maintenance,
and general operating rules. Air traffic control practices and procedures and reporting
of aircraft accidents.
AERO 150 Commercial Pilot Ground School
Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Commercial Pilot certification requirements,
including aerodynamics, commercial pilot maneuvers, complex aircraft operations, multi-engine
aircraft operations, aircraft weight and balance, aircraft performance charts, and
radio navigation using advanced instrumentation. Prepares students for completion
of the FAA Commercial Pilot Computerized Knowledge Examination.
AERO 152 Air Transportation
Survey course of the air transportation industry. Topics include an introduction to
air transportation, structure and economics of the airlines, general aviation operations,
and aviation career planning.
AERO 200 Aviation Safety & Human Factors
Evaluation and analysis of factors leading to aircraft accidents as it relates to
the environment of the pilot and air traffic controller.
AERO 202 Aircraft & Engines
Formerly AERO 28. Aircraft design, subsystems, repair and maintenance. Principles
of internal combustion engines, fuel system, engine construction and design, lubrication
and cooling methods, ignition system, basic troubleshooting. Turbine engine basic
design and operational characteristics.
AERO 250 Navigation
Formerly AERO 24. Dead reckoning navigation procedures. Aeronautical computers and
their application in cross-country flying. Use of radio navigation aids, flight planning,
flight directors, global positioning system, and electronic flight instrumentation
AERO 252 Instrument Ground School
Instrument Flight Rules (IFR), Air Traffic Control communications and procedures,
air navigation radio aids, instrument landing systems, flight instruments, aircraft
performance, aeronautical publications, instrument approach procedures, IFR cross-country
navigation, and instrument weather. Meets the preparation requirements for the FAA
Instrument Pilot computerized knowledge exam.
AIRT 151 Aircraft Recognition & Performance
Formerly AIRT 41. Designed for students who want to become air traffic controllers
for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Students will learn to recognize the
distinctive features of aircraft, identify types of aircraft, classify aircraft as
to FAA category and class, and analyze aircraft for performance characteristics required
for air traffic control separation. Commercial Pilot majors are encouraged to take
the class as an elective course.