Aviation Courses

3 Credit Hours | Fall | Spring

An introduction to the history of aviation, to include key events that contributed to aviation as we know it today.

Prerequisites: None

3 Credit Hours | Fall | Spring

An introduction to safety and security relating to airports and FBO ground operational activities, to include fueling, aircraft marshalling, ground vehicle operations, accident/incident response and reporting, and general aviation security.

Prerequisites: None

4 Credit Hours | Fall | Spring | Summer

Students will learn about aerodynamics, aircraft systems, charts, airports, communication procedures, meteorology, regulations, aviation publications, flight computer, medical facts, radio navigation and cross country planning. The FAA Private Pilot-Airplane written exam must be passed to receive course credit.

Prerequisites: None

2 Credit Hours | Fall | Spring | Summer

This course covers initial FAR part 141 Private Pilot-Airplane basic flight training maneuvers and instruction through solo flight. Included additionally is supplemental ground instruction.

Prerequisites: AERT 2200, AERT 2240, or concurrent enrollment.

Extra Fee

2 Credit Hours | Fall | Spring | Summer

A continuation of our Private Pilot Flight Instruction I, this course completes the requirements for Private Pilot-Airplane under FAR part 141. At the conclusion of this course students will meet cross county flight requirements.

Prerequisites: AERT 2200, AERT 2220, AERT 2240 or concurrent enrollment.

Extra Fee

3 Credit Hours | Fall | Spring

A study of the nation's air traffic control system; focusing on basic air traffic control procedures and regulations, FAA control facilities, FSS services, radio communication, navigation principles, safety, and new developments.

Prerequisites: None

3 Credit Hours | Fall | Spring

This course instructs students on instrument flight planning, meteorology, approach procedures, approach chart interpretation and instrument flight communications. The FAA Instrument-Airplane written exam must be passed to receive course credit.

Prerequisites: AERT 2230 and AERT 2240, concurrent enrollment in AERT 2810 or AERT 2820, or prior consent.

3 Credit Hours | Fall | Spring | Summer

This is the first course in a sequence offering approximately half of the PIC (pilot in command) cross country flight and dual basic instrument flight instruction required for the FAR part 61 Instrument-Airplane rating or FAR part 141 Commercial Pilot-Airplane certificate with Instrument-Airplane rating.

Prerequisites: AERT 2230, AERT 2800 or concurrent enrollment.

Extra Fee

3 Credit Hours | Fall | Spring | Summer

A continuation of AERT 2810, this is the second course in a sequence offering additional solo cross country flight and dual advanced instrument flight instruction required for the FAR part 61 Instrument-Airplane rating or FAR part 141 Commercial-Airplane certificate with Instrument-Airplane rating.

Prerequisites: AERT 2810 or concurrent enrollment

Extra Fee

3 Credit Hours | Fall | Spring

Study of the common carrier air transportation system and the structure of commercial air carriers. this course will have an emphasis on scheduled air carrier organizations and activities.

Prerequisites: None

1 Credit Hour | Fall | Spring

During this course, students will learn theories of multi-engine airplane operations including the ground instruction necessary for the FAA multi-engine rating. Additionally, this course covers the transition to multi-engine aircraft, systems, operational considerations and emergency procedures.

Prerequisites: None

3 Credit Hours | Fall | Spring

This ground school will instruct students on the topics of aerodynamics, aircraft systems, commercial pilot operations, weight and balance, and complex aircraft operation. The FAA Commercial Pilot-Airplane written exam must be passed to receive course credit.

Prerequisites: AERT 2200 or prior consent.

1 Credit Hour | Fall | Spring | Summer

This first commercial flight instruction course in a sequence offering additional instruction in aerodynamics, aircraft systems, commercial pilot operations, weight and balance, complex and multi-engine aircraft operations.

Prerequisites: AERT 3220, AERT 3060 or concurrent enrollment or consent of instructor.

Extra Fee

2 Credit Hours | Fall |Spring | Summer

This is the second course in a sequence offering additional instruction in aerodynamics, aircraft systems, commercial pilot operations, weight and balance, and complex, multi-engine aircraft operations.

Prerequisites: AERT 3220, AERT 3060 or concurrent enrollment or consent of instructor.

Extra Fee

2 Credit Hours | Fall | Spring | Summer

This course offers dual flight instruction in the use of digital cockpit aircraft instrumentation. This course instructs students on system differences, flight director, and autopilot use. Additional instruction is given on aircraft operational considerations to accomplish instrument approach procedures in instrument meteorological conditions.

Extra Fee

3 Credit Hours

Students will learn current practices in the operation, maintenance, management and safety of air carrier airports. The course also focuses on airport certification requirements and reviews the organization and operation of major airport facilities. 

Prerequisites: Junior standing

3 Credit Hours | Fall | Spring

A survey of significant legal cases. Includes airport and passenger liability, tariffs, worker's compensation, manufacturer's and repairers liability, and national/international aviation legislation and regulation.

Prerequisites: Junior standing

3 Credit Hours

Presentation and analysis of factor and procedures relating to aviation safety, techniques for accident prevention, development of safety programs, accident investigation analysis, and understanding human factors.

Prerequisites: Junior standing

3 Credit Hours

An introduction to management and operations in the aviation service industry. The various aspects and issues of small airports, fixed base operators and general aviation are discussed with a focus on current practices and procedures.

Prerequisites: Junior standing

3 Credit Hours

This course offers to instruct students on principles and concepts involved in the development and implementation of airport emergency, environmental, and security plans in response to federal requirements and technological advancements.

Prerequisites: Junior standing

3 Credit Hours | Fall

This course covers advanced flight theories including airfoil shape, drag, velocity, lift, thrust, stability, and control. Additionally, advanced principles of performance including capabilities, limitations, design criteria, weight and balance, comparative analysis of aircraft and the certification of aircraft.

Prerequisites: AERT 3200 or prior consent

3 Credit Hours | Spring

In-depth discussion of electrical, mechanical and hydraulic systems, capabilities, limitations,design and performance standards.

Prerequisites: AERT 3200 or prior consent

1 Credit Hour | Fall | Spring | Summer

Flight instruction in preparation for the FAA multi-engine rating. This course covers the transition to multi-engine aircraft and all normal, abnormal, and emergency operating procedures.

Prerequisites: FAA Commercial Pilot-Airplane certificate with Instrument-Airplane rating, AERT 3060 or concurrent enrollment or prior consent. 

Extra Fee

2 Credit Hours | Spring

The study of concepts and practices involved in the administration of public use airport facilities and assets, to include finance and capital acquisition, grant administration, rates and charges, concession management, public and constituent liaison, and governmental operation.

Prerequisites: Junior standing

2 Credit Hours | Spring

This course instructs students on learning theory in an aviation setting, instructor responsibility, lesson planning and advanced aviation problems. To receive credit for this course, the FAA Fundamentals of Instructing and either Basic Ground Instructor or Flight Instructor-Airplane written exam must be passed.

Prerequisites: AERT 3200

3 Credit Hours | Fall | Spring | Summer

Ground and flight instruction preparing the student for the FAA Flight Instructor-Airplane Certificate. The course includes comprehensive coverage of aircraft systems, flight regulations, general flight knowledge, and flight maneuvers necessary for instructing private and commercial students.

Prerequisites: AERT 4400 or concurrent enrollment and FAA Commercial Pilot-Airplane certificate 

Extra Fee

1 Credit Hour | Fall | Spring | Summer

This course covers ground and flight instruction necessary to complete requirements for a flight instructor-instrument rating. The course includes presentation of methodology used in teaching instrument flight.

Prerequisites: Instrument rating and FAA Flight Instructor-Airplane rating

Extra Fee

1 Credit Hour

Principles and methodology of teaching multi-engine flight. The course includes ground and flight instruction required to prepare for the FAA Flight Instructor-Airplane Multi-Engine rating.

Prerequisites: FAA Flight Instructor-Airplane and instrument ratings, AERT 3060 and Multi-Engine rating or concurrent enrollment.

Extra Fee

3 Credit Hours

A study of airport master planning and system planning requirements. Covers detailed aspects of the airport layout plan and airport design criteria. Evaluation is made of passenger and cargo terminal layout, ground access, land use planning and airspace requirements.

Prerequisites: DESN 1040 or ARCH 1050 and ENGT 1100

3 Credit Hours

An overview of the process for integrating safety into day-to-day aviation operations, to include safety goals and performance targets, risk assessments, responsibilities and authorities, rules and procedures, and monitoring and evaluation processes.

Prerequisites: AERT 3480

3 Credit Hours | Fall

A capstone course that integrates a student's knowledge and skill in the study of operations and management of business aviation companies. Students will focus on assessment and analyses of equipment, human resources, financial, economic and marketing requirements.

Prerequisites: Senior standing

Provides a specialized dual flight instruction course permitting the student and flight instructor to work on mutually agreed areas of proficiency.

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. May be repeated to three hours.

Extra Fee

For advanced students wanting to conduct intensive study of selected problems in aviation studies. May be repeated.

Prerequisite: Consent of college