2022-2023 Academic Catalog 
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2022-2023 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

AVIA 100 - Introduction to Aviation

3 CR
This course surveys major topics in the aviation industry. Components of the course include history, regulations, air space, and fundamentals of flight, propulsion, and navigation. Basic crew concepts are introduced and various career paths are investigated. Corporate, airline, and airport operations are discussed.

Requisites: Next Gen ACCUPLACER® reading score of 244, or at least a grade of C in TSRE 55 .
Course Learning Outcomes:
  1. Explain the basic principles of flight.
  2. Describe the political and technological benchmarks in the development of aviation, including aircraft development, historical aviation legislation, aviation pioneers, the development of jet aircraft and its effects on air transportation, the role of the Civil Aeronautics Board, and the major changes in the industry since the Airline Deregulation Act of 1978.
  3. Describe the structure of the aviation industry, including the role of air carriers, air cargo, corporate and general aviation.
  4. Understand the role of the government in the development of the aviation industry through the regulatory process and certification.
  5. Understand the responsibilities, ethics, and attitudes expected of aviation professionals.
  6. Be able to give examples of the contribution of aviation to society.
  7. Explain the basic principles of navigation.
  8. Discuss the future of the aviation industry based on political, economic, and technological trends.