Aviation Flight (Diploma)
Private Pilot Certification Module; Instrument Rating Module; Commercial Module; and CFI Module
This program is designed to provide the necessary education and skills that will enable the students to be prepared both technically and professionally for entry-level aviation positions. The ground school courses equip the students with the academic knowledge to safely and efficiently perform flight duties and also prepare them for their required FAA written examinations. The flight training prepares students for their respective FAA Flight tests in accordance with the FAA Practical Standards. Aviation safety, professionalism, and precision flying are emphasized in all courses.

 

Associate of Applied Science Aviation Flight (Degree)
(Airplane Pilot Commercial D.O.T. 196.263-014)
This program is designed to provide the necessary education and background that will enable the students to be prepared both technically and professionally for entry-level aviation positions. The ground school courses equip the students with the academic knowledge to safely and efficiently perform flight duties and also prepare them for their required FAA written examinations. The flight training prepares students for their respective FAA flight tests in accordance with the FAA Practical Test Standards. The general education courses are designed to enhance students’ aviation background and intellectual proficiency so they are more competitive in their aviation profession. Aviation safety, professionalism, and precision flying are emphasized in all courses.

 

 

Diploma Program

Degree Program

Total Credit Hours

62

87

Total Clock Hours

1572

2044

Total Months

12

17

 

Aviation Flight Specialty Courses
 

Course List

AVE 1112 – Private Module 1 | 2 Semester Credits
This course introduces the fundamental principles of flight including aircraft design, aircraft flight control systems, and basic aerodynamic principles. Students will learn the theory of flight by the study of basic flight maneuvers to obtain the required foundation for future training. (17.5 Didactic Hours 32.5 Lab Hours)


AVE 1122 – Private Module 2 | 2 Semester Credits
This course continues developing an understanding of the aircraft and aircraft systems including weight and balance, fuel systems, oil systems, electrical systems, propellers, and aircraft engines. Students learn how to obtain weather information needed to conduct a flight safely. Students will learn the Federal Aviation Regulations (CFR Part 61 and 67) that directly relate to pilot certification and medical requirements. Students will be prepared to perform basic maneuvers including slow flight, steep turns, stalls, emergency landings, and takeoffs and landings. (13 Didactic Hours 37 Lab Hours)


AVE 1132 – Private Module 3 | 2 Semester Credits
This course covers the methods of calculating aircraft performance from the performance charts and the principles of the operation of the flight instruments. Students will learn the regulations that apply to the operation of the aircraft and develop proficiency in local traffic pattern operations, including landings and takeoffs from an airport with an operating air traffic control tower. (14 Didactic Hours 36 Lab Hours)

AVE 1142 – Private Module 4 | 2 Semester Credits
This course further develops an understanding of the FAR’s Part 61, 67, and 91 and their applications. Students will learn cross country navigation planning and the use of aeronautical charts. Students will learn how to safely operate in the traffic pattern to be able to complete a first solo flight. Understanding of weather information and flight planning will continue to develop and the completion of the Stage 1 Stage Check will be achieved during this module. (14 Didactic Hours 36 Lab Hours)

AVE 1152 – Private Module 5 | 2 Semester Credits
Students will complete the training required to safely conduct a cross-country flight including the use of air traffic control radar services, radio communications, sources of flight information for navigation, radio navigation, pilotage, dead reckoning, and flight computers (E6B). (15 Didactic Hours 35 Lab Hours)


AVE 1162– Private Module 6 | 2 Semester Credits
This course reviews all of the knowledge required for a private pilot certificate. Students will review the flight computer (E6B), weather information, aerodynamics, aircraft performance and limitations, regulations, flight navigation, and the operation of the aircraft. Students will complete the Stage 2 Stage Check, the End of Course Exam, and the FAA Private Pilot Knowledge Test during this course. (20 Didactic Hours 30 Lab Hours)

AVE 1212 – Instrument Module 1 | 2 Semester Credits
This course covers the basics of the construction and principles of operation of the flight instruments. Students will learn how to use the flight instruments safely to control the aircraft during basic maneuvering without the use of outside visual references. This module serves as the foundation for the instrument training to follow.  (16 Didactic Hours 34 Lab Hours)

AVE 1222 – Instrument Module 2 | 2 Semester Credits
This course covers the basic theory of weather including the forecasting and weather services available to the pilot. Radio navigation theory of VOR, NDB, and GPS systems will be covered and the student will learn the basics of using the VOR, NDB, and GPS systems for navigation. (13 Didactic Hours 37 Lab hours)

AVE 1232 – Instrument Module 3 | 2 Semester Credits
This course provides a complete review of instrument fundamentals, weather system patterns, and navigation systems. The students will complete this review in preparation for the Stage 4 Stage Check. The course will also introduce the student to instrument approach procedures and the methods used to conduct approaches. The navigation procedures and instrument flight procedures covered will be used in the flight course as the students practice in simulated instrument flight. (19 Didactic Hours 31 Lab Hours)

AVE 1242 – Instrument Module 4 | 2 Semester Credits
This course further develops the student’s knowledge of the instrument approach procedures with a focus on advancing the knowledge of navigation systems by use of scenarios. Students will learn advanced communications procedures for approach and enroot instrument flight and the procedures for operating under simulated failed navigation and communications systems. (19 Didactic Hours 31 Lab Hours)

AVE 1252 – Instrument Module 5 | 2 Semester Credits
This course further develops the student’s knowledge of precision instrument approach systems. This course covers all instrument regulations of CFR Part 91 required to operate as an instrument pilot. The information learned in this course will be used to practice planning IFR cross country flights and lead to the ability to conduct an actual instrument cross country flight in an aircraft. (15 Didactic Hours 35 Lab Hours)

AVE 1262 – Instrument Module 6 | 2 Semester Credits
This course will conduct a full review of the previously learned information and provide the knowledge to successfully complete the oral portion of the End of Course exam and FAA instrument Check-ride. The areas reviewed include: instrument approach systems, navigation systems, weather theory and reports, ATC operations, enroot instrument procedures, arrival instrument procedures, IFR cross-country flight planning, and IFR emergencies. A comprehensive test will be given at the completion of this course. (10.5 Didactic Hours 39.5 Lab Hours)

AVE 2112 – Commercial Module 1 | 2 Semester Credits
This course will introduce the student to aircraft construction and design, advanced aircraft power-plants and propeller systems, and aircraft systems including hydraulic and electrical systems. Students will start a study of the commercial flight maneuvers required by the Practical Test Standards. Aviation medical factors related to the requirements of flight will be learned and the student will be introduced to crew resource management concepts. (14 Didactic Hours 36 Lab Hours)

AVE 2122 – Commercial Module 2 | 2 Semester Credits
This course develops the students’ knowledge and understanding of advanced aircraft systems and the operation of high-performance aircraft. The student will learn about aircraft supercharging, turbo charging, anti-icing and deicing systems, electrical system components and configurations, and advanced flight control systems. Students will learn more about how to perform commercial flight maneuvers. (7 Didactic Hours 43 Lab Hours)

AVE 2132 – Commercial Module 3 | 2 Semester Credits
This course will develop the student’s understanding of flight physiology as it applies to commercial flight operations. The course covers situational awareness, basic human anatomy, crew resource management (CRM), stress management, atmospheric impacts on flight, and medical emergencies. The students will be introduced to the aerodynamic factors associated with operating a multi-engine aircraft and the specific aircraft systems used on a multi-engine aircraft. (11 Didactic Hours 39 Lab Hours)

AVE 2142 – Commercial Module 4 | 2 Semester Credits
This course continues to advance the student’s knowledge of multi-engine aircraft and their operation. Students will learn the specific commercial maneuvers required to be demonstrated in a multi-engine aircraft including: simulated engine failures, in-flight engine shutdown and restart, in-flight emergencies, emergency descents, and landings with a single engine operating. Students will advance their knowledge of aeromedical factors by learning about: sleep and fatigue awareness, spatial disorientation, health management, and the medical standards for pilot certification. (10 Didactic Hours 40 Lab Hours)

AVE 2152 – Commercial Module 5 | 2 Semester Credits
This course will cover VFR long distance cross country flight planning including a comprehensive set of lessons covering: weather information, atmospheric compositions, causes for seasonal weather changes, effects of humidity, cloud formations and classifications, stability, air masses and fronts, and mid-latitude cyclonic activity. Students will learn more about commercial flight maneuvers and inflight hazards to flight by the use of scenarios. (10 Didactic Hours 40 Lab Hours)

AVE 2162 – Commercial Module 6 | 2 Semester Credits
This course uses advanced scenarios to develop the student’s knowledge and understanding of cross-country planning and navigation systems. The course includes: precipitation, wind changes, global movements of pressure systems, thunderstorms, tornadoes, hurricanes, and other weather hazards. The student will learn the procedures for conducting instrument flight in a multi-engine aircraft. The course will review regulations from CFR Part 61 and 91 that apply to commercial operations. (11 Didactic Hours 39 Lab Hours)

AVE 2172 – Commercial Module 7 | 2 Semester Credits
This course provides a summary of all areas of operation required for commercial pilot certification. The course includes: certificates and documents, weather, aircraft systems, emergency procedures, performance and limitations, aeromedical factors, and aeronautical decision making, and regulations. The student will develop the knowledge and understanding of the maneuvers required by the FAA Practical Test Standards (PTS) for a commercial pilot airplane single and multi-engine. (11 Didactic Hours 39 Lab Hours)

AVE 2182 – Commercial Module 8 | 2 Semester Credits
This course completes all of the oral knowledge areas required by the FAA PTS for the commercial pilot. The student will be given a comprehensive written test at the completion of this course over all of the areas of operation required by the FAA Commercial Pilot Practical test standards. Students will complete the required FAA commercial pilot knowledge test in order to take the Stage 6 End of Course flight examination and the Stage 7 End of Course examination. The completion of this course ensures that students are qualified to pass the oral knowledge areas of the FAA Commercial Pilot Certificate. (13 Didactic Hours 37 Lab Hours)

AVE 2212 – CFI Module 1 | 2 Semester Credits
This course provides an introduction to the Fundamentals of Instruction and develops the student’s ability to effectively communicate as a Certified Flight Instructor. During this course the student will study: human behavior, the learning process, effective communication, and various teaching methods. The course covers the instructional knowledge of advance aeromedical factors, use of visual scanning and distractions, and aircraft flight control systems.
(30 Didactic Hours 20 Lab Hours)

AVE 2222 – CFI Module 2 | 2 Semester Credits
This course will provide the student with an understanding of the methods of critique and evaluation, designing an instructional activity, and the responsibilities/professionalism of a flight instructor. Students will learn how to: efficiently and effectively communicate, the importance of flight planning and navigation systems, night operations, risk management, and regulations related to providing flight instruction as a Certified Flight Instructor. The student will complete the Stage 2 Stage Check during this course. (32 Didactic Hours 18 Lab Hours)

AVE 2232 – CFI Module 3 | 2 Semester Credits
This course will teach the student how to write and evaluate written exams and how to create instructional goals and objectives in accordance with the FAA publications. The student will learn how to properly sign and endorse student pilot logbooks and be given training in the Federal Aviation Regulations which govern endorsements for Private Pilot, Instrument Rating, and Commercial Pilot Certificates. The student will develop a portfolio of flight and ground lesson plans and will learn how to make a proper assessment of student training activities. (33 Didactic Hours 17 Lab Hours)

AVE 2242 – CFI Module 4 | 2 Semester Credits
This course prepares the student for oral portion of the FAA Certified Flight Instructor – Airplane Practical Test. The course will develop the student’s ability to measure validity, summarize flight data, and utilize performance-based scenarios to aid in a student pilots learning. Students will review the areas of operations required by the FAA PTS for the FAA practical test to confirm knowledge and understanding of all of the PTS requirements. The student will complete a comprehensive written test and FAA knowledge Test for Flight Instructor Airplane prior to completion of the CFI End of Course Exam. (25 Didactic Hours 25 Lab Hours)

AVE 2312 – CFII Module 1 | 2 Semester Credits
Students explore a number of issues related to the psychology of instruction in the flight environment including: the relation of specific learning styles; mainstreaming issues; and learning challenges to the flight training environment; how teachers can foster self-esteem in their students; techniques for motivating adult learners; and how to encourage the development of critical thinking skills. Prerequisite: Completion of the Diploma Program (50 Didactic Hours)

AVE 2322 – CFII Module 2 | 2 Semester Credits
In this course, students apply instructional techniques for instrument flight instruction and learn to analyze instrument flight maneuvers and techniques. It includes determining objectives, teaching techniques, and evaluation criteria as well as analysis of instrument flight maneuvers including common student errors, control functions as they pertain to aircraft control, effects and principles of safety, and applicable FAA regulations. The student will be prepared to take the FAA Flight Instructor – Instrument Airman Knowledge Test. Prerequisite: Completion of the Diploma Program. (50 Didactic Hours)

AVF 1564 – Private Pilot Certification – Airplane - Flying | 4 Semester Credits
Students receive the FAA required training in the aeronautical knowledge subjects and receive flight training in all FAA required flight proficiency areas of operation for issuance of a Private Pilot Certificate – Airplane Single Engine Land. The procedures include: Landings and Go-arounds; Performance Maneuvers; Ground Reference Maneuvers; Navigation; Slow-flight and Stalls; Basic Instrument Maneuvers; Emergency Operations; Night Operations; and Post-flight Procedures. The course includes planned flight time of 24 hours ground instruction, 52.5 hours dual instruction and 5.5 hours of supervised solo. In conjunction with the required related Aviation Education Courses, the student is prepared to attempt the FAA Private Pilot Airplane Single Engine Land Practical test. Prerequisite: FAA Student Pilot Certificate and a minimum of an FAA 2nd Class or higher Medical Certificate. (Minimum Courses – 76.5 Didactic Hours and 22 Lab Hours including 0.5 Pre/Post Hours per flight)

AVF 2543 – Instrument Rating – Airplane - Flying | 3 Semester Credits
Students receive all FAA required training in aeronautical knowledge subjects and receive flight training in all FAA required flight proficiency areas of operation for the issuance of an instrument Airplane Rating. Students receive training in and learn: Pre-flight Preparation; Pre-flight Procedures; Air Traffic Control Clearances and Procedures; and Post-flight Procedures. The course includes planned flight time of 26 hours ground Instruction and 52 hours dual flight instruction. In conjunction with the required related Aviation Education Courses, the student will be prepared to attempt the FAA Instrument-Airplane Rating Practical Test. Prerequisite: Successful completion of Stage 3 CPCC Stage Flight Test or equivalent and the FAA Student Pilot Certificate and a minimum of an FAA 2nd Class or higher Medical Certificate. (Minimum Course – 78 Didactic Hours and 14 Lab Hours including 0.5 Pre/Post Hours per flight) 

AVF 2585 – Commercial Pilot Certification – Airplane SEL/MEL Flying | 5 Semester Credits

In this course, students receive all FAA required training in aeronautical knowledge subjects and receive flight training in all FAA required flight proficiency areas of operation for the issuance of a Commercial Pilot Certificate – Airplane Single and Multi-Engine Land. Students receive training in and learn: Pre-flight Preparation; Pre-flight Procedures; Airport Operations; Take-offs; Landings and Go-arounds; Performance Maneuvers; Ground Reference Maneuvers; Navigation; Slow-flight and Stalls; Emergency Operations; Multi-engine Operations; High Altitude Operations; and Post-flight Procedures. The course includes: planned flight time of 64 hours Dual Instruction in a Single-engine and Multi-engine Airplane; 22 hours of Ground Instruction; 6 hours in a Multi-engine Flight Training Device; 10 hours performing the duties of Pilot in Command under supervision of a Flight Instructor in a Multi-engine Airplane; and 16 hours solo in a Single –engine Airplane. In conjunction with the required related Aviation Education Courses, the student is prepared to attempt the FAA Commercial Pilot Airplane Land – Additional Rating Practical test. Prerequisite: Successful completion of Stage 5 CPCC Stage Flight Test and a minimum of an FAA 2nd Class or higher Medical Certificate. (Minimum Courses – 86 Didactic Hours – 38 Lab Hours including 0.5 Pre/Post Hours per flight)

AVF 2652 – Certified Flight Instructor – Flying | 2 Semester Credits
This course requires a minimum of 25 hours dual flying and 7 hours of Practice ground instruction, during which the student gains experience in the application of the training received in AVE 2212 through AVE 2242, the CFI Modules. It prepares the student to take the FAA Flight Instructor Rating Practical test. Prerequisite: Commercial Pilot Certificate with Instrument Rating. (Minimum Course – 45 Didactic Hours – 12.5 Lab Hours including 0.5 Pre/Post Hours per flight)

AVF 2671 - Certified Flight Instructor Instrument Flying | 1 Semester Credit
A minimum of 16 hours of dual instrument flight instruction and 2 hours of Practice Ground instruction is required. The course provides student teachers with right seat instrument flying and teaching experience applying the techniques learned in AVE 2613, AVE 2623, AVE 2633, and AVE 2643 related to instrument instruction. At the end of this course, the student is prepared to take the FAA Instrument Flight Instructor Practical test. Prerequisite: Commercial Pilot Certificate with Instrument Rating (Minimum Course -28 Didactic Hours – 8 Lab Hours including 0.5 Pre/Post Hours per flight)

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