NumberTitleDescription
AVN 1013Fundamentals of Aeronautics IThis course serves as a foundation of things to come in the aviation field. The course will involve: an overview of the aviation field, an introduction to flight maneuvers, human factors, the aeronautical decision making process, small airplane systems, powerplant operation, basic aerodynamics, safety considerations, airport operations, printed weather reports, performance charts, weight and balance, and technical subject and federal regulations areas appropriate to the student pilot.
AVN 1021Introduction to Aeronautics LabFlight instruction to prepare the student pilot for the first supervised solo flight. Includes preflighting the aircraft, taxiing, take off and landings, and basic flight maneuvers. Emphasis on safety and good decision making. Corequisite: AVN 1013.
AVN 1161Private Pilot CertificationGround school instruction in preparation for the FAA Private Pilot written examination. Prerequisites: AVN 1013 and AVN 1021.
AVN 1171Private Pilot LabFlight instruction necessary to complete requirements for the FAA Private Pilot Certificate. Prerequisites: AVN 1013 and AVN 1021; Corequisite: AVN 1403, AVN 1161.
AVN 1403Fundamentals of Aeronautics IIThis course is an extension of Fundamentals of Aeronautics I. The course will involve: aeronautical charts, airspace, radio procedures, radar and ATC services, sources of flight information, weather hazards, graphic weather products, navigation, aviation physiology, aerodynamic principles, PTS usage, and technical subject areas and federal regulations appropriate to the private pilot. Prerequisites: AVN 1013.
AVN 2031Commercial Pilot CertificationGround instruction in preparation for the FAA Commercial Pilot written examination and Commercial Pilot certification; instruction emphasizes advanced aerodynamics, aircraft performance, precision maneuvers, extended cross country and night flight, relevant FAA regulations, introduction to advanced systems and transition to more sophisticated aircraft. Prerequisite: AVN 1171.
AVN 2051Commercial/Instrument Lab IFlight Instruction necessary to complete Stage 1 of the Commercial Pilot Course. Students will learn Commercial flight maneuvers needed for the Commercial Pilot Certificate.
AVN 2213Aviation SafetyPsychological, physical, and operational aspects of flight and aviation ground safety. Elements of accident investigation and prevention. Studies will be made of actual aircraft accidents to determine causal factors, with special attention to weather factors. Possible preventive measures will be proposed. Investigation of crashworthiness, crash survivability, and after crash survival factors. Prerequisites: AVN 1013 and AVN 1403.
AVN 2393Aviation WeatherAddresses elementary concepts and vocabulary necessary to understand aviation applications. The course covers a wide variety of atmospheric circulation systems and associated flight hazards. The aviation weather course introduces the student to the forecasting process, aviation products and an overview of weather information sources, allowing the student to interpret the information obtained in briefings, printed reports, and graphic weather products to enhance flight safety.
AVN 2413Regulations and PublicationsThis course will involve an in depth look at the Federal Aviation Regulations, Airman�s Information Manual, Practical Test Standards, Advisory Circulars, other FAA publication, and the Pilot�s Operating Handbook. Prerequisites: AVN 1013, AVN 1403.
AVN 2491Commercial/Instrument Lab IIFlight Instruction necessary to complete Stage 2 of the Commercial Pilot Course. Students will complete cross country flight training needed for the Commercial Certificate. Prerequisite: AVN 2051.
AVN 3071Instrument Pilot CertificationPreparation for FAA Instrument Pilot written examination. Course completion requires passing the FAA Instrument written exam. Corequisites: AVN 3501, AVN 3383.
AVN 3233(WI) Aircraft Systems TheoryThis study of aircraft structures and systems gives the professional pilot the theoretical knowledge needed to safely and efficiently operate modern aircraft systems. In depth discussion of electrical, mechanical, and hydraulic systems, design and performance standards, capabilities and limitations, and conformance to FAA specifications. Prerequisites: AVN 2031.
AVN 3243Aircraft Powerplant TheoryA study of aircraft powerplants, including piston engines and associated systems, turboprops, and fan and turbojets. The course is designed to give the professional flight crew an in depth knowledge of the aircraft ''forward of the firewall.'' Prerequisites: AVN 2031.
AVN 3253(WI) Aviation LegislationDiscussion of federal, state and local aviation regulations, and the legislation underlying them. Structure of the Federal Aviation Administration and discussion of the influence of the Civil Aeronautics Administration and the Federal Aviation Agency on present regulatory bodies. Legal concepts concerning aviation as related to operation, contracts, insurance and liability, regulatory statutes, and case law.
AVN 3263Air Traffic ControlProvides in depth knowledge of air traffic control procedures, navigation aids, the role of centers, approach control, towers and flight service stations, airport traffic area operations, radar and non radar procedures, and facility management.
AVN 3283Aviation ManagementManagement techniques and administrative functions as applied to the aviation industry; includes problems, current issues and future trends related to aviation operations, planning, and economic and resource considerations.
AVN 3303Avionics Systems TheoryThis course gives the theoretical knowledge of aircraft control, navigation, communications, and autopilot systems which flight crews need to safely and efficiently operate these systems. Some attention will be given to actual in flight operation of these systems. Prerequisites: AVN 3233, 3071.
AVN 3383Commercial Preparation and Procedures IIn depth preparation for both the Commercial Certificate and the Instrument Rating. Theoretical and practical aspects of instrument flying will be introduced. Corequisite: AVN 3071, Prerequisite or Corequisite: AVN 2393.
AVN 3433Commercial Preparations and Procedures IIA commercial pilot certificate is the essence of being a professional in the field of aviation. This course will prepare you for the professional pilot realm in the following ways: an overview of flight maneuvers, technical subject areas necessary to complete the requirements of a Commercial Pilot Certificate, Crew Resource Management, and interview preparation. Prerequisites: AVN 3383.
AVN 3501Commercial/Instrument Lab IIIFlight Instruction necessary to complete Stages 1 and 2 of the Instrument Rating Course. Students will learn to develop an instrument scan for both full and partial panel flight. Students will also learn elements related to the departure, enroute, and arrival phases of flight under Instrument Flight Rules (IFR). Prerequisite: AVN 2491; Corequisites: AVN 3071 and AVN 3383.
AVN 3511Commercial/Instrument Lab IVFlight Instruction necessary to complete Stage 3of the Instrument Rating Course and Stages 3 & 4 of the Commercial Pilot Course. Students will complete cross countries under Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) and complete requirements necessary for the Instrument Rating. Students will also complete a Complex Aircraft Transition in a Technically Advanced Aircraft (TAA). Prerequisite: AVN 3501.
AVN 4101Flight Instructor LabFlight instruction necessary to complete requirements for the FAA Certified Flight Instructor certificate. Corequisite: AVN 4341, AVN 4333.
AVN 4121Instrument Instructor LabFlight instruction necessary to complete requirements for the FAA Certified Flight Instructor - Instrument certificate. Corequisite: AVN 4351, AVN 4373.
AVN 4131Multiengine OperationsGround instruction in preparation for the FAA Multiengine rating. Course content includes transition to multiengine aircraft, multiengine aircraft systems and operations, and emergency procedures. Prerequisite: FAA Commercial Pilot Certificate.
AVN 4181Multiengine Instructor PracticumPrinciples and methodology of teaching multiengine flight. Prerequisite: AVN 4131, AVN 4421 and FAA Flight Instructor Certificate.
AVN 4223Advanced Aerodynamics and PerformanceAerodynamics for flight crews, including theories of lift generation, stability, laminar and non laminar flow, control, and lift and drag producing devices. Aircraft performance will be studied, with particular attention to safe aircraft operation. Weight and balance will be studied for its effect on performance and control. Prerequisites: AVN 1171, 2031; PHY 2034, 2044; MTH 1243 or MTH 1273.
AVN 4293Air TransportationA survey of the historical development of the air transportation system covering facilities, impact of regulations, problems encountered in commercial air transportation, future requirements, airline operations, economics and social implications.
AVN 4323Independent StudySelected topics of current interest in the field of aviation. Strong emphasis on a mature approach to research and writing. May be repeated for a maximum of six hours credit with a change of topic. Prerequisite: senior standing or consent of the instructor.
AVN 4333Flight Instructor PracticumMethodology and instructional procedures necessary for effective instruction of private and commercial students. Emphasis on preparation and oral presentation of ground and flight lessons; practice in teaching and briefing techniques. Prerequisite: AVN 4521. Corequisite: AVN 4101, AVN 4341.
AVN 4341Flight Instructor CertificationGround instruction preparing the student for the flight instructor oral and written examinations. Corequisite: AVN 4333, AVN 4101. Prerequisite: Commercial Pilot Certificate.
AVN 4351Instrument Flight Instructor CertificationGround instruction preparing the student for the instrument flight instructor oral and written examinations. Corequisite: AVN 4121, AVN 4373. Prerequisite: Flight Instructor Certificate.
AVN 4373Instrument Flight Instructor PracticumMethodology and instructional procedures necessary for effective instruction of instrument students. Emphasis on preparation and oral presentation of ground and flight lessons; practice in teaching and briefing techniques. Prerequisite: AVN 4333. Corequisite: AVN 4121, AVN 4351.
AVN 4421Multiengine Pilot LabFlight instruction necessary to complete requirements for the Multiengine rating. Prerequisite: AVN 4521. Corequisite: AVN 4131.
AVN 4441Multiengine Instructor LabFlight instruction necessary for the FAA Multiengine Instructor rating.
AVN 4453Aviation Operations Internship IPrearranged, supervised work experience in aviation flight or ground operations. Course requires completion of a minimum of 120 hours of practical work in an approved business organization, a report from that business organization confirming that the assigned work was satisfactory, and the submission of a paper detailing the work performed and an analysis of the work experience. If the internship is performed at Arkadelphia Airport, the work experience will include: line operations, aircraft cleaning, aircraft refueling, aircraft marshaling, aircraft parking, etc. Approval of instructor required.
AVN 4463Aviation Operations Internship IIPrearranged, supervised work experience in aviation flight or ground operations. Course requires completion of a minimum of 120 hours of practical work in an approved business organization, a report from that business organization confirming that the assigned work was satisfactory, and the submission of a paper detailing the work performed and an analysis of the work experience. If the internship is performed at Arkadelphia Airport, the work experience will include: Aviation business operations, customer service, filing, scheduling, etc. Approval of instructor required.
AVN 4473Air Transport Pilot CertificationGround instruction in preparation for the FAA ATP written examination; instruction emphasizes advanced aerodynamics, aircraft performance, precision maneuvers, extended cross country and night flight, relevant FAA regulations, introduction to advanced systems and transition to more sophisticated aircraft.
AVN 4483Advanced Technology and AutomationA realistic, scenario based study of advanced aircraft automation. The course will introduce and allow students to have realistic interaction with advanced equipment seen in business and regional jets. It will also introduce pilot interaction and aircrew considerations when operating with advanced technology. The course will further strengthen instrument knowledge and further demonstrate common operations within the National Airspace System. Prerequisite: AVN 3501.
AVN 4521Commercial/Instrument Lab VFlight Instruction necessary to complete Stages 5 and 6 of the Commercial Pilot Course. Students will complete cross countries under Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) and will be introduced to Crew Resource Management (CRM). Students will also complete requirements necessary for the Commercial Pilot Certificate. Prerequisite: AVN 3511 (Commercial Lab IV).
AVN 4531Aviation MentorshipThis course provides an arranged pairing of students with professionals in the aviation industry that have agreed to serve as mentors. The mentor will provide insight to the practical application of the knowledge and skills the student has developed through their previous courses; provide students perspectives on what the aviation industry expects of them as new graduates; offer suggestions on improving personal and professional skills; provide insight on successful ways to enter and function in the aviation industry. This course may be repeated once to provide additional viewpoints from differing industry perspectives and requirements, i.e. comparing the airline environment to the corporate environment. Prerequisites: Completion of an application and consent of the faculty director of the Aviation Mentorship Program.

 
 
 
 
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