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Discipline: Technology & Health: Aeronautics Unit
Course Name Course Number
Air Traffic Control Laboratory AIRT 201L
  • Students will distinguish ATC handoff procedures, including coordination between TRACON and control towers.
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
  • 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
  • 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
Aircraft and Engines AERO 202
  • Students will be able to identify the Four Stroke Engine Cycle and the components of the aircraft engine
  • Identify engine components and their function on a four-stroke aircraft engine.
  • Diagram basic aircraft subsystems, including hydraulic systems and pneumatic systems (to include identification of system components and their function).
  • Interpret aircraft schematic diagrams and illustrated parts breakdowns.
  • Analyze operation of jet engine fuel systems, fuel storage, and fuel transfer.
Aircraft Dispatcher Operations AERO 254
  • 78% of the students scored 70% or better on the assessment
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
  • 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.
  • Appraise cause and effect of evaporation, saturation, condensation, and precipitation on atmosphere's water cycle.
  • 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.
Commercial Pilot Ground School AERO 150
  • Students completing the course will be able to compute takeoff and landing data.
  • Explain the principles of flight and aerodynamics as they relate to high-performance aircraft.
  • Calculate aircraft performance data necessary for takeoff and landing, and cross-country flight.
  • Students will be able to compute weight and balance calculations that include 'weight shift' and 'weight change' problems
  • Describe the objective, procedures, and common errors of the Commercial Pilot flight maneuvers.
  • Appraise takeoff decisions based on computed aircraft weight and balance, including center of gravity and the aircraft's safe operating limitations.
  • Diagram the basic fuel system of a single-engine aircraft and relate the function of individual components to the overall system.
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
  • Classify airspace by operational differences and equipment requirements.
  • 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.
  • Examine the variety of planning requirements for cross-country flights including an analysis of FAR Part 1 regulations.
  • 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.
Flight Instructor Ground School AERO 256
  • Students will be able to demonstrate knowledge of instructional methods as outlined by the FAA
  • Construct flight lesson plans, provide background regarding required training items, and demonstrate lesson plans to peers.
  • Students will create lesson plans for basic and advanced flight lessons
  • Distinguish flight test preparation requirements, including documents required.
  • Analyze basic flight maneuvers for common coordination errors made by student pilots.
  • Differentiate errors made by student pilots in basic flight maneuvers, including correction of those errors by demonstration and further practice.
  • Combine factors necessary for successful completion of newly introduced flight maneuvers and demonstrate how these factors will be utilized in flight lessons.
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.
Large Aircraft Systems AERO 258
  • Students will be able to differentiate characteristics of high speed flight that require special action by pilots previously trained in lower performance aircraft.
  • Students will be able to diagram aircraft subsystems (including hydraulic systems and emergency equipment), to include identification of primary components and their function
  • Diagram aircraft subsystems (including hydraulic systems and emergency equipment), to include identification of primary components and their function.
  • Combine performance data for a multi-engine turbine aircraft to determine operational safety relative to takeoff and landing distance criteria and operational air speeds.
  • Relate performance characteristics to observed cockpit indications, including the detection of parameters outside of normal expected performance.
  • Analyze subsystem malfunctions (simulated) that might occur during emergency conditions and provide resolution scenarios that are applicable to the safe completion of the flight.
  • Identify characteristics of high speed flight that require special action by pilots previously trained in lower performance aircraft.
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.
Terminal Radar Approach Control Laboratory AIRT 203L
  • Students will be able to read and interpret flight progress strips and use the data to control and separate aircraft in accordance with FAA Order 7110.65 standards
Unmanned Aircraft Systems Advanced AERO 210
  • Plan geospatial mapping mission using a fixed wing or multi-rotor unmanned aircraft and demonstrate the capture of data in simulated or actual conditions.
Unmanned Aircraft Systems Basic AERO 160
  • Identify the aviation regulations and operating practices issued by the Federal Aviation Administration\nconcerning unmanned aircraft operations.