2007-2008 Aviation Studies (AVIA, AVFL)

Program Requirements | Flight Operations Major | Plan of Study - Flight Ops | Avia Mgmt Program Goals | BS - Aviation Management | BA - Aviation Management | Plan of Study - Aviation Management | Minors | Course Descriptions

Aviation Programs Director: Michael Kraus
Faculty: Michael Kraus and Bill Ogilvie
Chief Flight Instructor: Scott Wies
Assistant Chief Flight Instructors: Lance Vaculin and Julie Paasch
Aviation Resource Manager: Gail Klofstad
Dispatch Manager: Aleesa Kurtz
Aviation Simulation & Testing Supervisor: Manny Villalobos
Associate Instructors: Randy Berg, Jodi Howick, and Bill Lowe

Students majoring in Aviation may choose a Bachelor of Science in Aviation degree or, with the completion of an approved minor (see listing below), a Bachelor of Arts degree.

The Aviation Studies Program offers either a Flight Operations or an Aviation Management major and is designed to educate students in fields central to the aerospace industry.

Flight Operations Program Goals

Students completing a major in Aviation Studies with a concentration in flight operations:

  • Meet or exceed Federal Aviation Administration required knowledge and practical examination standards.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in aviation professional issues such as: professional standards, aviation law, safety, ethics, and career development.
  • Demonstrate proficiency with modern cockpit technology function and operation for satellite based navigation systems, autopilot, flight management systems, and electronic flight information systems.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in flight dynamics, including energy management, applied aerodynamics and critical attitude recovery.
  • Demonstrate an understanding and appreciation for the history of aviation and its key contributions to society and how its development has affected our nation’s political and economic structure.

Program Requirements

Students must maintain a minimum 2.3 GPA in courses required for the selected major. FAA Class II medical examination with student pilot certificate is required prior to beginning any flight rating. Students must provide birth certificate or passport prior to flight training. Students must maintain a minimum balance in their flight account in order to continue flying. All flight lab fees must be paid at the beginning of each semester unless prior arrangements with the Program Director have been made. Students will not be permitted to register for any flight lab unless all requirements have been met. Consult the “Westminster College Minimum Flight Training Costs” handout for specific details about flight trainings costs and required account balances for each rating.

Flight Operations Major

Flight training courses are conducted at Salt Lake City International Airport. Students must arrange their own transportation to the Flight Operations Center.

Westminster College will consider prior learning credit for students who have received flight and ground training at other institutions under FAR Part 141 for Private, Commercial, and Instrument ratings. For students who have received flight and ground training under FAR Part 61, the college will only consider awarding credit for Private and Instrument ratings. In all cases, prior learning credit will be awarded only at the discretion of the Chief Flight Instructor based on an evaluation of the student’s previous academic and flight instruction experiences. Transfer students may be required to supplement their flight labs with additional flight or academic instruction in order to meet Westminster College proficiency standards. Once a student has enrolled at Westminster College, all subsequent flight training required in the academic program must be completed with the Westminster College Flight Operations Center (including flight labs and ground schools).

A unique hallmark of the Westminster College aviation program is that our students are generally not billed for regular ground instruction. Students are billed for ground instruction, however, under certain circumstances, such as taking an abnormally long time to complete a rating or by choosing to train under FAR Part 61. (See written policy in the Westminster College Aviation Student Handbook for complete details about ground billing policies and expected flight training progress.)

For course prerequisites, please refer to the course description.

Liberal Education Courses

Credit Hours

Aviation students should take the following courses as part of the liberal education (LE) requirements. These courses must be completed before registering for upper division business courses:

ENGL 110 Composition and Research
MATH 141 College Algebra






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Requirement Description

Credit Hours

I.

Lower Division Courses

23

AVIA 101 Air Transportation
AVFL 100 Private Pilot Ground School
AVFL 110A Private Pilot Flight Lab - Solo
AVFL 110B Private Cross-Country Lab
AVFL 200 Instrument Ground School
AVFL 210 Instrument Flight Lab
MATH 201 Calculus I
PHYS 151 Principles of Physics I

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4

II.

Upper Division Courses

33

AVFL 300 Commercial Ground School
AVFL 310A Commercial Flight Lab I
AVFL 310B Commercial Flight Lab II
AVFL 320 Multi-Engine Ground School
AVFL 330 Multi-Engine Flight Lab
AVFL 475 Adv Flight Deck Sys & Air Carrier Proced.
AVFL 476 Adv Flight Deck Sys & Air Carrier Proced. Lab
AVIA 302 Air Traffic Control System
AVIA 303 Meteorology
AVIA 324 Human Factors in Flight
AVIA 335 Aviation Law
AVIA 410 Flight Theory
AVIA 412 Special Topics in Aviation

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III.

Elective Options choose one of the following options

5 or 8

Flight Operations Management Option (8 Hours)
Students must take any two of the following courses:
AVIA 301 Aviation History
AVIA 325 Air Operations Management
AVIA 415 Managing the Airport Environment
AVIA 430 Airline Operations and Cargo Management

AVFL 440 CFI Internship (2 or 4)
or
AVIA 440 Internship (1-8)
or
AVIA 441 Disciplinary Practicum (4)

Flight Instructor Option (5 Hours)
AVFL 400 Fundamentals of Instruction Ground School
AVFL 410 Flight Instructor Ground School
AVFL 420 Flight Instructor Flight Lab



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TOTAL HOURS FOR FLIGHT OPERATIONS

61-64

Note: All students must complete 124 hours of coursework to graduate, 40 hours of which must be upper division (300 level or above). Students may need to take other courses to complete the college hours requirement.

4-Year Basic Study Plan (Flight Operations Major)

This plan does not include Liberal Education requirements.

Freshman Year

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

AVFL 100 AVIA 101
AVFL 110A AVFL 110B
ENGL 110 MATH 141
 

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

AVFL 200 AVFL 300
AVFL 210 AVFL 310A
MATH 201 AVIA 302
    AVIA 303
       

Junior Year

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

AVIA 301 AVFL 320
AVIA 324 AVFL 330
AVIA 335 AVFL 475
AVFL 310B AVFL 476
PHYS 151    

Senior Year (Flight Operations Option)

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

AVFL 400 AVIA 410
AVFL 410 AVIA 412
AVFL 420 AVIA Elective
     

Senior Year (Flight Operations Management Option)

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

AVIA Electives (2) AVIA Elective
AVFL 440 AVIA 412

Note: The above plan does not include summer flying. Students who fly during the summer can progress more rapidly through the flight lab courses, and potentially complete through Multi-engine Instructor rating and do some part-time instructing for the college.

Students who wish to continue flight training during May term and summer without registering for formal ground schools or flight labs must register for AVFL 499, Continuing Registration for Flight Training. This zero (0) credit flight lab is restricted to continuing students who are completing flight requirements for specific FAA courses.

Aviation Management Program Goals

Students completing a degree in aviation studies with an emphasis in aviation management should:

  • Demonstrate the ability to use operational decisions making techniques to manage large or small aviation businesses.
  • Understand the role of human factors in airline resource management.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the air transportation industry to include airline operations, marketing, aircraft performance and economic factors.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in aviation professional issues such as: professional standards, safety, ethics, and career development.
  • Develop an understanding and appreciation for the history of aviation and its key contributions to society in our national political and economic structure.
  • Demonstrate a theoretical and practical understanding of managing various aspects of the airport environment to include landside and airside operations.

Bachelor of Science in Aviation Management

Requirement Description

Credit Hours

I.

Undergraduate Business Core

49

Aviation Management majors should take AVIA 335 Aviation Law in place of MGMT 325 Business Law.

Please refer to the Undergraduate Business Core page for requirements.

 

II. Lower Division Courses
8
 

AVIA 101 Air Transportation
AVFL 100 Private Pilot Ground School

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4
III. Upper Division Courses
12

AVIA 324 Human Factors in Flight
AVIA 412 Special Topics in Aviation

AVFL 440 CFI Internship (2)
or
AVIA 440 Internship (1-8)
or
AVIA 441 Disciplinary Practicum (4)

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IV.

Elective Options

4

Students must take one of the following courses:

AVIA 325 Business and Corporate Aviation (4)
AVIA 415 Managing the Airport Environment (4)
AVIA 430 Airline Operations and Cargo Management (4)


TOTAL HOURS FOR B.S. AVIATION MANAGEMENT

73

Note: All students must complete 124 hours of coursework to graduate, 40 hours of which must be upper division (300 level or above). Students may need to take other courses to complete the college hours requirement.

Students who wish to participate in the MBA program should plan to take the GMAT and apply for admission to the MBA program during their senior year. Students are encouraged to meet with their program advisor for specific requirements. Information on the MBA program admission requirements is found in the MBA section of this catalog.

Bachelor of Arts in Aviation Management

Requirement Description

Credit Hours

I.

Undergraduate Business Core

49

Aviation Management majors should take AVIA 335 Aviation Law in place of MGMT 325 Business Law.

Please refer to the Undergraduate Business Core page for requirements.

 

II.

Bachelor of Arts Requirements

12


Students completing the Bachelor of Arts option (B.A.) must complete either:

a. A declared academic minor other than the Business Minor;
b. Twelve credit hours of foreign language in one of the following ways:
 
  • Eight credit hours of a foreign language, and either: four credit hours of a Westminster May term/summer international study tour, or four credits of an international study tour transferred from an accredited college or university.
  • Twelve credit hours of a single foreign language.

See Foreign Language Requirement for equivalencies, AP and CLEP credit policy.

 
III. Lower Division Courses
8
 

AVIA 101 Air Transportation
AVFL 100 Private Pilot Ground School

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IV. Upper Division Courses
12

AVIA 324 Human Factors in Flight
AVIA 412 Special Topics in Aviation

AVFL 440 CFI Internship (4)
or
AVIA 440 Internship (1-8)
or
AVIA 441 Disciplinary Practicum (4)

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V.

Electives

4

Students must take one of the following courses:

AVIA 325 Business and Corporate Aviation (4)
AVIA 415 Managing the Airport Environment (4)
AVIA 430 Airline Operations and Cargo Management (4)


TOTAL HOURS FOR B.A. AVIATION MANAGEMENT

85

Note: All students must complete 124 hours of coursework to graduate, 40 hours of which must be upper division (300 level or above). Students may need to take other courses to complete the college hours requirement.

Students who wish to participate in the MBA program should plan to take the GMAT and apply for admission to the MBA program during their senior year. Students are encouraged to meet with their program advisor for specific requirements. Information on the MBA program admission requirements is found in the MBA section of this catalog.

Recommended Plan of Study for Aviation Management (B.A. & B.S.)

Freshman Year

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

AVIA 101 AVFL 100
ECON 253 MATH 150
 

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

ECON 263 IRM 200
MATH 201 MGMT 230
MGMT 305 PHIL 206
       

Junior Year

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

ACCT 213 FINC 300
AVIA 324 Language II (B.A.)
Language I (B.A.) MKTG 300
       

Senior Year

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

AVIA 335 AVIA 412
Language III (B.A.) AVIA 440/441/442
MGMT 475 AVIA Elective

Flight Management Minor

Requirement Description

Credit Hours

I.

Required Courses

AVIA 101 Air Transportation
AVIA 335 Aviation Law
MGMT 305 Principles of Mgmt

AVFL 440 Internship (1-4)
or
AVIA 441 Practicum (4)

Flight Management Minor elective from
AVIA 301, AVIA 325, AVIA 415, AVIA 430.

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TOTAL HOURS FOR FLIGHT MANAGEMENT MINOR

20-23

Note: Students pursuing a minor in Aviation with a major in another Gore School of Business program cannot use their AVIA electives in both programs.

Flight Operations Minor

Students in any Westminster major program may choose to add a flight operations minor to their program. Students interested in completing this minor should meet with the Director of Aviation to discuss physical requirements of the program. Flight time is required.

Requirement Description

Credit Hours

I.

Required Courses

AVIA 101 Air Transportation
AVFL 100 Private Ground School
AVFL 110A Private Flight Lab - Solo
AVFL 110B Private Cross-Country Lab
AVFL 200 Instrument Ground School
AVFL 210 Instrument Flight Lab

Flight Operations Minor elective from:
AVFL 300, AVFL 310, AVIA 301, AVIA 302, AVIA 324, AVIA 440, AVIA 441

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TOTAL HOURS FOR FLIGHT OPERATIONS MINOR

24

Note: Students pursuing a minor in Aviation with a major in another Gore School of Business program cannot use their AVIA electives in both programs.