PLA Course Subjects
Prior Learning Assessment Course Subjects
- Federal Aviation Regulations (AVM-201) 3.00 s.h.
- Selected Federal Aviation Regulations covered; controls exercised by Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) over production and maintenance of aircraft, mechanics of compliance with regulations.
- Aviation Safety (AVF-303) 3.00 s.h.
- An examination of aviation safety designed to help the nonflying student identify major problem areas, evaluate safety programs & recognize the value and total impact of aviation accident prevention efforts. Major emphasis: recognition of impact of an accident upon industry. Underlying human factors which contribute to aviation accident identified and safety prevention responsibilities are evaluated. Basic principles of investigation are examined, and survey of accident cases is made to improve recognition of causes of actual failure.
- General Aviation Operations (AVF-464) 3.00 s.h.
- A study of general aviation operations including fixed base operations (fuel, sales, flight training, charter, etc.) corporate flight departments, executive air fleets, etc.) and the general aviation aircraft manufacturing industry.
- Aviation Maintenance Management (MAI-351) 3.00 s.h.
- To familiarize the student with the functions and responsibilities of the aviation maintenance manager. Maintenance management at the fixed base operator, commuter/regional airline, and national air carrier levels will be studied. Aviation maintenance management problem areas will be reviewed using the case study method.
- Aviation Weather (AVF-203) 3.00 s.h.
A study and analysis of mid-latitude meteorology in the Northern Hemisphere with an emphasis on those phenomena affecting aircraft operation.
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:
- Describe weather phenomena which impacts aviation and flight operations, including atmospheric composition and atmospheric circulation systems.
- Demonstrate or explain how to conduct basic aviation weather forecasting.
- Discuss aviation weather hazards such as wind shear, icing, severe weather, and other similar phenomena.
- Explain how to read and interpret weather charts and maps, routine meteorological reports and forecasts (METARs, TAFs, PIREPs, SIGMETs, etc.).
- Analyze and explain the impact of weather on aviation businesses.
- Demonstrate how to gather, analyze, and use weather data during preparation for flight operations, including the impact of such information on decisions to fly or not fly.
- Explain the following weather phenomena and their impacts on aviation operations: wind shear, mountain waves, volcanic eruptions, hurricanes, jet stream shifts, el nino and la nina.
- Aviation Transportation (AVF-202) 3.00 s.h.
- A study of transportation systems and the aviation industry as they exist today. Applicable government organizations, controls, and regulations will be studied as well as the career opportunities in aerospace.
- Aviation Law (AVF-364) 3.00 s.h.
- This course covers the development of air law including federal and state regulatory functions, rights and liabilities of aviators and operators, rights of third parties on the ground, and rights of passengers in tort and contract cases. It also provides a study of international conventions, agreements, and associations such as the International Civil Aviation Organization.
- Commuter Aviation (AVF-463) 3.00 s.h.
- Acquaint student with developmental, administrative and operational factors peculiar to commuter aviation, especially since passage of Airline Deregulation Act of 1978. Emphasis placed on establishment of new commuter airline which includes market and financial analyses, the company plan, aircraft selection and acquisition, route structure and timetable, marketing strategy and pertinent regulatory requirements.
- Flight Engineer C (AVF-343) 3.00 s.h.
- US Domestic & International Carriers Training: Federal Aviation Regulations, aircraft performance and flight planning, aviation weather, aviation physiology, normal and emergency operating procedures, applied aerodynamics, advanced engines and systems, and aircraft evacuation equipment and procedures. Instruction is related to a specific type of aircraft.
- First Or Second Officer (AVF-351) 3.00 s.h.
- Federal aviation regulatory documents, flight operation policies, aircraft instruments, advanced engines and systems, applied aerodynamics, aircraft performance, aviation weather, and communications procedures.
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