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Aviation Science A.A.S. (AVS)

Attention This is an overview of the program. The course sequencing is meant to serve as a guideline for your semester planning. Please note that the scheduling of courses, program sequencing and curriculum are subject to change.

The Aviation Science degree permits the student with an interest in aviation to experience a blend of pilot and management studies. The degree combines the earning of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Private Pilot certificate with the study of more advanced pilot courses, business courses, computers, and liberal arts courses. 

Students who decide on a career as a pilot while or after earning this degree are eligible to enter the Professional Pilot program and add to their pilot credentials. Graduates holding this degree may be hired for ground-based employment with fixed-base operators, municipal airport authorities, airlines, flight schools, state aviation agencies, the federal government, corporate flight departments,
aviation-related sales, or general business concerns.

An FAA medical certificate is required for enrollment. The granting of this degree is based upon the student’s
successful completion of the required coursework and the obtaining of the FAA Private Pilot certificate.
Graduates of this program can seek employment as airport managers, fixed-base operator managers, aircraft
dispatchers, corporate airline scheduling coordinators, and customer service representatives.

Additional fees will incur for flight training.

Upon successful completion of this program, graduates will be able to:

  • earn the Federal Aviation Administration Private Pilot certificate.
  • complete a blend of pilot and business courses allowing the student to specialize in either pilot or management during the last two years of a four-year degree.
  • be eligible for entry-level aviation ground employment with fixed-base operators, municipal airport authorities, airlines, flight schools, the federal government, corporate flight departments, aviation-related sales, or general business concerns.
First Semester
Course Number Course Name Course Credits
ASA 111 Private Pilot – Flight Theory 3
ASA 112 Private Pilot Practical 2
ASA 117 Aero Meteorology 3
ENG 105 College English I 3
MAT 130* Industrial Mathematics 3
Semester Total 14
Second Semester
Course Number Course Name Course Credits
ASA 125 Aircraft Engines and Structures Theory 3
ASA 127 Aircraft Systems 3
ASA 227 Physiology/Psychology of Flight 3
CIS 105 Introduction to Computers and Applications 3
PHY 110* Elements of Physics 4
Semester Total 16.5
Third Semester
Course Number Course Name Course Credits
ASA 215 Aerodynamics 3
ASA 217 Aviation Laws and Regulations 3
ACC 160 Principles of Accounting I 3
BUS 211 Principles of Management 3
ENG 106
or ENG 107
or ENG 108
Introduction to Literature
Technical Writing
Creative Nonfiction
ENG 111
or CMN 120
Small Group Communication
Semester Total 18
Fourth Semester
Course Number Course Name Course Credits
ACC 161 Principles of Accounting II 3
Elective ACC, AOT, BUS, or CIS 3
Elective Social Science/Humanities 6
Elective General Education 3
Semester Total 15
Credit Total 63
*MAT 130 must be completed before PHY 110.