Aviation Sciences (AVS)

AVS 1300  Introduction to Aviation  (3)  
Pre-requisite(s): Aviation Sciences (AVS) or Aviation Administration (AVA) majors, secondary majors, and minors only  

A survey of aviation with special attention to the history and impact of aviation on society as well as its technological progress.

AVS 1301  Air Navigation  (3)  
Pre-requisite(s): Aviation Sciences (AVS) or Aviation Administration (AVA) majors and secondary majors only  

Instruction in Visual Flight rules navigation in the National Airspace System. Topics include sectional charts, flight computers, plotters, and navigation logs and publications. Qualifies as part of a program leading to Federal Aviation Administration Private Pilot certification.

AVS 1302  Private Pilot Ground School  (3)  
Pre-requisite(s): Aviation Sciences (AVS) or Aviation Administration (AVA) majors only  

Basic ground school for the Federal Aviation Administration Private Pilot Certificate, providing the student with the necessary aeronautical knowledge that can be used for private pilot certification. Topics include principles of flight, radio procedures, weather, navigation, aerodynamics, and Federal Aviation Administration regulations.

AVS 1303  Instrument Rating Ground School  (3)  
Pre-requisite(s): AVS 1302  

Ground school providing the necessary aeronautical knowledge required to successfully complete the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Instrument Rating written exam. Topics include basic radio instrument and navigation fundamentals, navigation systems, navigation instruments, charts used for instrument flight and Federal Aviation Administration regulations pertaining to instrument flight.

AVS 1313  Introduction to Meteorology  (3)  
Pre-requisite(s): Aviation Sciences (AVS) or Aviation Administration (AVA) majors, secondary majors, and minors only  

Basic atmospheric structure and processes, clouds and precipitation, atmospheric pressure and winds, weather chart analysis, thunderstorms and hurricanes, weather observations and forecasting.

AVS 1331  Private Pilot Flight  (3)  
Pre-requisite(s): Aviation Sciences (AVS) or Aviation Administration (AVA) majors, secondary majors, and minors only  

Dual flight instruction and solo flight time necessary to qualify for the FAA Private Pilot Certificate.

AVS 1332  Instrument Rating Flight  (3)  
Co-requisite(s): AVS 1303  
Pre-requisite(s): AVS 1331  

Dual flight instruction and solo flight time necessary to qualify for the FAA Instrument Rating.

AVS 1361  Private Pilot Helicopter Flight  (3)  
Co-requisite(s): AVS 1301, AVS 1302, AVS 1313  
Pre-requisite(s): Departmental approval required  

Flight training in preparation for the FAA Private Pilot Helicopter license.

AVS 2151  Multi-Engine Flight  (1)  
Pre-requisite(s): A grade of C or better in AVS 2239 or AIRP 2239  

Prepares the student for the FAA multi-engine rating.

AVS 2236  CFI-A Flight  (2)  
Co-requisite(s): AVS 2349  
Pre-requisite(s): A grade of C or better in AVS 2239 or AIRP 2239  

Flight training in preparation for the FAA Certified Flight Instructor - Airplane (CFI-A) license.

AVS 2304  Commercial Pilot Ground School  (3)  
Pre-requisite(s): AVS 1303  

Necessary aeronautical knowledge required to successfully complete the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Commercial Pilot written exam.

AVS 2333  Commercial Flight I  (3)  
Pre-requisite(s): AVS 1332  

The first of two courses that combine to prepare a student for FAA Commercial Pilot certification. Focuses on cross-country procedures and commercial maneuvers and includes both solo and dual flight training.

AVS 2334  Commercial Flight II  (3)  
Co-requisite(s): AVS 2304  
Pre-requisite(s): AVS 2333  

Continues to prepare a student for FAA Commercial Pilot certification. Focuses on cross-country procedures and commercial maneuver and includes both solo and dual flight training.

AVS 2349  Certified Flight Instructor Ground School  (3)  
Pre-requisite(s): A grade of "C" or better in AVS 2337 or AIRP 2337  

Ground school providing the necessary aeronautical knowledge to successfully complete the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Certified Flight Instructor and the Fundamentals of Instruction written exams.

AVS 2362  Instrument/Commercial I Helicopter Flight  (3)  
Co-requisite(s): AVS 1303  
Pre-requisite(s): A grade of C or better in AVS 1361  

The first of two (2) flight training courses in preparation for the FAA Commercial Pilot Helicopter License with Instrument Rating.

AVS 2363  Instrument/Commercial II Helicopter Flight  (3)  
Co-requisite(s): AVS 2304  
Pre-requisite(s): AVS 2362  

The second of two (2) flight training courses in preparation for the FAA Commercial Pilot Helicopter License with Instrument Rating.

AVS 3235  Multi-Engine Flight  (2)  
Pre-requisite(s): AVS 2334  

Required flight training, fundamental knowledge, and a consistent flight schedule for earning the Multi-Engine rating. Includes preparation for FAA Multi-Engine Rating practical test.

AVS 3236  Certified Flight Instructor - Airplane Flight  (2)  
Co-requisite(s): AVS 3305  
Pre-requisite(s): AVS 2334  

Required flight training, fundamental knowledge, and comprehensive preparation for the FAA CFI-A practical test.

AVS 3305  Flight Instructor Ground School  (3)  
Pre-requisite(s): AVS 2304  

Advanced ground school, providing students with preparation for the Federal Aviation Administration Certified Flight Instructor Certificate.

AVS 3310  Aviation Law  (3)  

A history of the development of aviation law as well as a study of its present status. Topics include state and federal regulations, tort law, contract law, FAA regulations, aircraft ownership, airport businesses, and the effect of other laws on aviation.

AVS 3311  Aircraft Accident Investigation and Prevention  (3)  

A comprehensive overview of the procedures and methods used and the skills required to investigate an aircraft accident with emphasis placed on accident prevention.

AVS 3312  Aviation Safety  (3)  
Pre-requisite(s): AVS 3311  

Methods for assessing risk and predicting error generation potentials, illustrated through accident and incident case studies.

AVS 3315  Advanced Aviation Meteorology  (3)  
Pre-requisite(s): Aviation Sciences (AVS) or Aviation Administration (AVA) majors, secondary majors, and minors only  

Discussion of physical processes in the atmosphere which affect aviation including thunderstorms, wind, icing, turbulence, ceiling, and visibility. Includes development and application of aviation weather products.

AVS 3320  Flight Crew Career Development  (3)  
Pre-requisite(s): AVS 2334  

Examination of pilot qualifications required by airline, corporate, and military hiring entities.

AVS 3341  UAS Foundations  (3)  

Analysis of the capabilities and limitations of UAS technology including both hardware and software inclusions along with an examination of the concerns facing UAS integration into the National Airspace.

AVS 3342  Applications of Unmanned Aircraft Systems  (3)  

Applications of UAS technology for commercial, scientific, and governmental purposes with respect to physical and regulatory limitations. Discussion of professionalism and ethics as they apply to remote pilots.

AVS 3350  Space Weather  (3)  

The discovery, basic processes, and the health, technology, and societal impacts of space weather.

AVS 3364  CFI Helicopter Flight  (3)  
Co-requisite(s): AVS 3305  
Pre-requisite(s): AVS 2363  

Flight training in preparation for the FAA Certified Flight Instructor Helicopter license.

AVS 3370  Aviation Leadership  (3)  

A study of leadership topics such as leadership theory, teamwork, conflict management, supervision, and motivation with an emphasis on application within the aviation industry.

AVS 3V9R  Research  (3)  
Pre-requisite(s): Consent of the instructor  

Undergraduate research undertaken with the supervision of a faculty member. May be taken for a maximum of 6 hours.

AVS 4237  Certified Flight instructor - Instrument Flight  (2)  
Pre-requisite(s): AVS 3236  

Flight training, fundamental knowledge, and a consistent flight schedule required for earning the CFI-I certification rating. Includes preparation for the FAA CFI-I practical test.

AVS 4238  Multi Engine Instructor Flight  (2)  
Pre-requisite(s): AVS 3235 and AVS 4237  

Flight training, fundamental knowledge, and a consistent flight schedule required for earning the Multi-Engine Instructor Certification. Includes preparation for the FAA Multi-Engine Instructor license practical test.

AVS 4265  CFI-I Helicopter Flight  (2)  
Pre-requisite(s): A grade of C or better in AVS 3464  

Flight training in preparation for the FAA Certified Flight Instructor Instrument Helicopter license.

AVS 4266  NVG Helicopter Flight  (2)  
Pre-requisite(s): A grade of C or better in AVS 4265  

Flight training in preparation for the FAA Helicopter Night Vision Goggle (NVG) logbook endorsement.

AVS 4305  Special Topics in Aviation  (3)  
Pre-requisite(s): Upper-level standing or consent of instructor  

Study of advanced topics in aviation. This course may be repeated once under a different topic.

AVS 4306  Instructor - Instrument Ground School  (3)  
Pre-requisite(s): AVS 3305  

Ground school providing the necessary aeronautical knowledge to successfully complete the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Certified Flight Instructor - Instrument written exam.

AVS 4310  Aviation Management  (3)  

Application of management concepts to the problems involved in airport operations, national air traffic control and air transportation systems.

AVS 4314  Advanced Aircraft Systems  (3)  

Study of large transport aircraft: turbine engines, pressurization, electrical, hydraulic, and fire protection systems. Emphasis on high altitude aerodynamics and performance.

AVS 4315  Aerodynamics  (3)  
Pre-requisite(s): Upper-level standing and Aviation Sciences majors only  

Aircraft types, theory of flight, aerodynamics of the airplane, aircraft performance, effects of atmospheric conditions on performance, theory of aircraft stability and control, effects of flight loads on aircraft structure.

AVS 4317  Aerospace Propulsion Systems  (3)  

Current aerospace power plants, engines, and associated aircraft systems with an emphasis on power plants encountered during flight and ground training.

AVS 4318  Avionics System Design  (3)  
Cross-listed as ELC 4318  

See ELC 4318 for course information.

AVS 4321  Energy Economics  (3)  
Cross-listed as ENV 4321  

See ECO 4321 for course information.

AVS 4323  The Environment and Economic Analysis  (3)  
Cross-listed as ECO 4323, ENV 4323  

See ENV 4323 for course information.

AVS 4343  Human Aspects of Unmanned Aircraft Systems  (3)  
Pre-requisite(s): AVS 3341  

Assessment of the limits and skills employed by professional remote pilots in trapping and mitigating errors, as well as analyzing human error and management skills used to detect and stop errors during the day-to-day execution of remote pilot tasks. Exploration into the concepts of decision-making bias, stress, and methods for safely identifying and mitigating risk while making time critical decisions.

AVS 4344  Safety Management of Unmanned Aircraft Systems  (3)  
Pre-requisite(s): AVS 3342  

Focus on the four pillars of a safety management system to include safety policy, safety risk management, safety assurance, and safety promotion.

AVS 4375  Crew Resource Managment (CRM) in Aviation  (3)  

Cognitive processing theory, organizational behavior, interpersonal relationship skills, and other critical behavioral dynamics of professional flight crews.

AVS 4377  Airport Management  (3)  
Pre-requisite(s): Upper-level standing  

An in-depth overview of the Federal Aviation Regulation Part 139 airport design standard as well as a study of both landside and airside airport business management, utilizing the American Association of Airport Executives’ Body of Knowledge modules. Includes a study of the role of the airport in community development.

AVS 4386  Remote Sensing  (3)  
Cross-listed as BIO 4386, ENV 4386, GEO 4386  

See GEO 4386 for course information.

AVS 4390  Internship in Aviation  (3)  
Pre-requisite(s): Upper-level standing and consent of instructor  

Supervised work within the aviation industry corresponding with the student's major and career goals. May be repeated for a total of six semester hours provided professional setting is different.

AVS 4395  CFI Practicum - I  (3)  
Pre-requisite(s): Departmental approval required  

Aviation capstone course that synthesizes and integrates previous learning to facilitate the students' transition to the professional world.

AVS 4396  CFI Practicum - II  (3)  
Pre-requisite(s): AVS 4395  

Aviation capstone course that continues integrating previous dual flight instruction while further honing flight skills and professionalism for transition to the professional world.

AVS 4485  Introduction to Geographic Information Systems  (4)  
Cross-listed as ENV 4384, ENV 4485, GEO 4485  

See GEO 4485 for course information.

AVS 4487  Advanced GIS Analysis  (4)  
Cross-listed as AVS 4387, ENV 4487, GEO 4487  

See ENV 4487 for course information.

AVS 4V9R  Research  (3)  
Pre-requisite(s): Consent of the instructor  

Undergraduate research undertaken with the supervision of a faculty member. May be taken for a maximum of 6 hours.