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Discipline: Aeronautics, Transportation Degree: AS - Aviation Science - S0910
Course Name Course Number
Air Traffic Control Team Skills AIRT 251
  • Students will demonstrate mastery of the aeronautical decision making process within a team environment that impacts attitudes and values of team members in teamwork scenarios.
Air Transportation AERO 152
  • Analyze aviation career opportunities in regard to personal strengths and weaknesses, minimum job requirements, and job outlook
  • Identify organizations controlling the regulatory processes in international aviation
  • Analyze economic and marketing process within a typical airline
  • Identify the components of a commercial organization which administers and operates a typical airline
  • Evaluate the administrative processes of agencies regulating air transportation industry
  • Identify the events, persons, equipment, facilities, and legislation which led to development of air transportation industry
  • Distinguish economic, cultural, and political factors impacting the air transportation industry
  • Students will analyze the economic and marketing process within a typical airline
  • Students will Identify the events, persons, equipment, facilities, and legislation which led to the development of the air transportation industry
Aircraft Recognition and Performance AIRT 151
  • Student will be able to recognize aircraft visually and identify the aircraft's manufacturer, aircraft designator, aircraft name, and FAA identification number.
Aviation Safety and Human Factors AERO 200
  • Identify strategies recommended to reduce hazardous personal attitudes leading to pilot error and aviation accidents.
Aviation Weather AERO 102
  • Appraise cause and effect of evaporation, saturation, condensation, and precipitation on atmosphere's water cycle.
  • Students will be able to decipher Federal Aviation Administration hourly airport weather observations (METAR) and terminal aerodrome forecasts (TAF).
  • Correlate and summarize the aviation weather conditions and forecast for a specific location on a particular day using U.S. Low-Level Significant Weather Prognostic Chart, High-Level Significant Weather Prognostic Chart, and the Radar Summary Chart.
  • Encode and decode hourly surface weather observations; and decode pilot reports, terminal forecasts, area forecasts, winds aloft forecasts, and meteorological advisories.
  • Relate differences in true altitude, actual altitude, indicated altitude, and pressure altitude.
  • Identify layers of earth's atmosphere and determine height and at least one characteristic of each layer.
Enroute Air Traffic Control AIRT 203
  • Students will distinguish the differences and the relationship between radar positions within Air Route Traffic Control Center, including radar handoff procedures.
Federal Aviation Regulations AERO 104
  • Identify the terms and vocabulary associated with aviation terminology and federal aviation regulations.
  • Students will be able to identify, classify, and describe FAA airspace by the operational differences and equipment requirements.
  • Examine the variety of planning requirements for cross-country flights including an analysis of FAR Part 1 regulations.
  • Identify the FAA eligibility requirements, aeronautical knowledge requirements and aeronautical experience requirements for each FAA pilot certificate and rating.
  • Analyze requirements for Visual Flight Rules operations, including weather minimums in a variety of airspace scenarios.
  • Classify airspace by operational differences and equipment requirements.
Instrument Ground School AERO 252
  • Eighty-five percent (85%) will score 85% or higher when diagraming holding patterns and holding pattern entries using a variety of radio navigation systems.
Navigation AERO 250
  • Calculate solutions to aircraft performance charts and dead-reckoning navigation problems using a manual flight computer.
Primary Pilot Ground School AERO 100
  • Use and read six basic flight instruments.
  • Students will be able to compute safe limits of aircraft weight and balance on light aircraft.
  • Identify terms and vocabulary associated with piloting and air traffic control.
  • Students will demonstrate their understanding of the various procedures and techniques utilized in cross-country flight navigation
  • Interpret radio navigation instruments and determine the aircraft line of position.
  • Recognize symbols and decode data from aeronautical charts.
  • Analyze the fundamentals of airplane and helicopter aerodynamics and flight characteristics.
  • Calculate and complete a flight planning log using aircraft performance data, aeronautical charts, navigation plotter, and manual flight computer.
Terminal Air Traffic Control AIRT 201
  • Students will distinguish the differences and the relationship between radar positions within a TOWER and an TRACON, including radar handoff procedures.