2014-2015 Catalog

Aviation (Avit)

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Adams, Anderson, E. Anderson, T., Andriello, Balogh, Bartelson, Bjerke, Bridewell, Carlson, Daku, Drechsel, Dusenbury, Foltz, Frazier, Higgins, Iseminger, Jensen, Jorggenson, Kenville, Kroeber, Laux, Lease, Lents, Liang, Lindseth, Lovelace (Chair), Malott, Martin, Robertson, Schroeder, Schuer, Schumacher, Smith, Trapnell, Tucker, Ullrich, Vacek, Venhuizen, Watson and Zeidlik

The Department of Aviation offers seven different majors in two degree programs. The Bachelor of Business Administration degree may be earned in either Aviation Management or Airport  Management, and is granted by the College of Business and Public Administration. The Bachelor of Science in Aeronautics may be earned in Commercial Aviation, Air Traffic Control, Flight Education, Aviation Technology Management, and Unmanned Aircraft Systems Operations, and is granted by the John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences.

The Business degree is fully accredited by the American Assembly of Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). The Commercial Aviation and Air Traffic Control majors are fully accredited by the Aviation Accreditation Board International.

Flight training in rotorcraft can replace fixed wing course requirements in the seven aviation majors and both minors. Students interested in this option should contact UND Aerospace Student Services located in Odegard Hall, Room 259.

Cooperative Education and Internship programs are offered by the Department of Aviation, which encourages students to obtain on-the-job experience while continuing their academic education. Opportunities for semester-long cooperative internships are available at major airports, general aviation manufacturers, airlines, and weather modification research operations.

Career services include the UND Career Planning and Placement Center, the John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Science’s Student Services, and an industry and alumni career database maintained by JDOSAS. In addition, representatives from the aviation industry, including many airlines and corporate flight departments, come to UND for career fairs and interviewing sessions.

Aviation Departmental Policies

Declaring a Major or Minor

Aviation

A student pursuing a degree program in aviation will first be admitted to the program as a Pre-Commerical Aviation, Pre-Air Traffic Control, Pre-Aviation Technology Management, Pre-Unmanned Aircraft Systems Operations, or Pre-Flight Education student. In order to be fully admitted to the degree program, a student must have:

  1. Earned at least a 2.50 institutional and cumulative GPA in all courses taken.
  2. Completed a minimum of 24 credits.

Once the above requirements are met, students are encouraged to declare an aviaton major and/or minor as soon as practicable. This is accomplished by submitting a Change of Major form to Student Services, Odegard Hall, Room 259.

Business

A student pursuing a degree program in business will be admitted to the College of Business and Public Administration as a Pre-Aviation Management or Pre-Airport Management student. In order to be fully admitted to the degree program, a student must have:

  1. Satisfactorily completed the specified freshman/sophomore Pre-Business courses.
  2. Earned at least a 2.50 overall GPA in all courses taken.
  3. Completed the following Pre-Business Core courses with no grade lower than "C."
Pre-Business Core courses
ACCT 200
  & ACCT 201
Elements of Accounting I
   and Elements of Accounting II
6
ISBC 117
  & ISBC 317
Personal Productivity with Information Technology
   and Information Systems in Enterprise
4
ECON 201
  & ECON 202
  & ECON 210
Principles of Microeconomics
   and Principles of Macroeconomics
   and Introduction to Business and Economic Statistics
9

Further information on the business degree can be obtained by contacting the Office of Academic Advisement located in Gamble Hall, Room 127.

Regardless of which degree program is selected, in order to take 300-level and above aviation courses, students must have declared an aviation major or minor or have received special permission from the instructor of the course.

Minimum Grade Point Average (GPA)

Incoming freshman are strongly advised to meet with an Aviation Department advisor prior to enrolling in any aviation course. All other students, including transfers, must have a minimum grade point average of 2.50 cumulative and institutional to enroll in AVIT 101 Survey of Flight, AVIT 102 Introduction to Aviation, and all 200-level and above aviation courses. Students enrolled in aviation courses who fall below the required 2.50 GPA are subject to withdrawal from the courses by the Aviation Department.

Academic Advising

All aviation students are assigned an academic advisor and are encouraged to visit with their advisor on a regular basis. Freshmen students (less than 24 completed credits), students with GPAs below 2.50, and students who received an Academic Deficiency are required to meet with their advisor prior to semester registration and will be placed on Advisor Hold until doing so.

Attendance

Aviation students are required to regularly attend all academic aviation classes in accordance with the intent and spirit of the policy set forth by the University of North Dakota. Attendance is mandatory with respect to satisfying ground school requirements in all 14 CFR Part 141 flight courses. Failure to meet attendance requirements will disqualify a student for FAA pilot or flight instructor certification.

Lesson Completion

Students enrolled in flight courses are required to finish those flight lessons prescribed to each individual course in order to complete the course. Failure to complete the flight lessons within an acceptable time frame, stated in an applicable course syllabus or Training Course Outline (TCO), will result in an unsatisfactory grade.

Technology in the Classroom

Many Aviation instructors utilize computer technology in the classroom to conduct learning activities. These might include online assessments, exams, student portfolios, and accessing the web for supporting information. Aviation students are expected to provide their own personal electronic devices for this purpose.

Transfer of College Credit/Certificates and/or Ratings

Undergraduate aviation programs, accredited through the Aviation Accreditation Board International, normally concentrate on essential studies courses during the first two years of a four-year program. Only a limited amount of aviation coursework is offered below the junior level. The objective of this policy is to permit the student to acquire a foundation of work in the basic arts and sciences as a prerequisite for professional coursework in aviation. Students planning to take their first two years of work at a junior college should concentrate their efforts in completing the essential studies coursework.

The University of North Dakota’s Department of Aviation bases its flight education philosophy on a four-year university degree. Consequently, students who have obtained flight certificates/ratings, with or without college credit, may not have satisfied the academic and flight requirements specified for the aviation major that they are pursuing. All aviation courses being transferred to UND, flight or non-flight, are reviewed by the Aviation Department for transferability. It is the responsibility of the student to initiate a review of transfer courses. For questions about the transferability of courses, please contact the Aviation Department, Student Services, at 1-800-258-1525 or write to: Student Services, John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences, 3980 Campus Road, Grand Forks, North Dakota 58202-9007. Students may e-mail UND Aerospace at: fly.und@aero.und.nodak.edu. Please refer to http://fly.und.edu for more information on departmental and transfer policies.

UND Flight Training Policy

Regardless of academic major, once a student has enrolled at UND, all subsequent flight training required as part of a student’s course of study, must be completed in residence at UND. Flight training completed away from UND will not be granted credit for the corresponding UND course. The Aviation Department does not allow concurrent enrollment in any required flight courses.

Medical Certificates

A current medical certificate is required for all students prior to beginning flight training. The physical examination must be performed by a physician who is designated as an Aviation Medical Examiner (AME).

There are three types of medical certificates—Class I, Class II, and Class III. Students are advised to get a Class II certificate if they are planning to pursue a career as a professional pilot. Any physical limitation which may alter career plans should become evident at that time. Students over the age of 35 should consider obtaining a Class I medical certificate.

Students are encouraged to make plans to obtain their medical certificates six months before they will begin flight training at UND. This will ensure that any problems can be addressed before the student enrolls in a flight training course.

Alcohol and Drug Program Participation

The John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences is committed to the highest aviation safety standards. In accordance with the School’s safety “culture,” a  “no tolerance” policy regarding the use of drugs and alcohol has been implemented. As a result, all students taking part in flight training at UND will be required to participate in a drug and alcohol testing program. This program runs continuously throughout the year for all flight students. Please refer to http://fly.und.edu for more information on medical certificates and the drug and alcohol testing program.

Aviation Department, Program, or Course-Specific Fees

Flight costs are not included in university tuition or fees. They are determined on an hourly basis for aircraft and flight instruction, and are in addition to tuition, fees and any other incidental expenses which are normally charged during registration. Flight costs may be added to the estimated cost of attendance that is used to determine financial aid eligibility if the student is a declared aviation major (pre-commercial aviation, pre-air traffic control, pre-aviation technology management, pre-unmanned aircraft systems operations, or pre-flight education) or a pre-airport management or pre-aviation management major through the College of Business and enrolled in a flight course required for a major.

Students enrolling in flight courses are required to deposit money into their flight accounts on a regular basis, and to keep a positive balance, to cover their flight costs. Deposits are made at the Student Account Services office or on-line through the student Campus Solutions access. Students will not be permitted to fly if their minimum balance drops below $200. It is the responsibility of each student to have a known source of income prior to enrolling in any flight training-related curriculum.

An Altitude Chamber Fee of $175 and a $65 Spatial Disorientation Trainer Fee will be charged to aviation students who use the altitude chamber as part of AVIT 309 Flight Physiology.

An Air Traffic Control program fee or course fee will be charged to aviation students who declare Air Traffic Control as their major or enroll in certain classes.

Additional John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences program fees or course fees may be charged to students enrolled in any of the aviation degree program courses.

Students are cautioned to note that costs are subject to change, and that they should consult with their academic advisor, student services advisors, or the applicable program cost sheets for the latest information. Please refer to http://fly.und.edu for more information on program fees.

Financial Aid Information

Students are encouraged to explore all financial aid options as outlined in the General Information section of this catalog. In addition to these forms of aid, the Aviation department provides endowed and non-endowed scholarships for qualifying students each year. All aviation students, including freshmen and new transfer students, are eligible to apply. An online scholarship application process is available during the spring semester. Specific instructions can be found on the UND Aerospace website: http://scholarships.aero.und.edu. In addition to the online scholarships that are available in the spring, short notice scholarships often become available throughout the academic year. Students are encouraged to check the website periodically for the latest scholarship information.

Financial aid is available only for those flight courses required as part of a particular curriculum. Students are encouraged to obtain additional ratings, endorsements, or experience; however, they are individually responsible for the expenses incurred.

Program Descriptions

The Aviation Management curriculum is offered to those students whose career objectives are aimed toward the management and operation of the flight-related activities of the aviation industry. Emphasis is placed on applying modern management practices to the airline, airport, and general aviation management professions. A Commercial Pilot Certificate, with instrument and multi-engine ratings, is required.

The Airport Management curriculum is offered to those students seeking administrative positions with companies specializing in or related to the ground activities of the aviation industry. Foundational aspects of the general aviation and air carrier segments, as well as the overall aviation industry will be studied in-depth. However, sufficient flexibility in courses will allow the student to concentrate in a particular area of the industry such as general aviation operations, airline management, airport administration, or corporate aviation management. Completion of either AVIT 101 Survey of Flight or AVIT 102 Introduction to Aviation is required.

The Commercial Aviation curriculum is designed for a variety of flight-related careers. Commercial Aviation combines a solid background in aviation with a Certified Flight Instructor Certificate, including appropriate ratings. This major provides a student with the educational foundation necessary for entry-level pilot positions within the aviation industry. A Commercial Pilot Certificate, with instrument and multi-engine ratings, plus a Certified Flight Instructor Certificate, with airplane and instrument ratings, are both required. In addition, Regional Jet (RJ) training or Advanced Transport Category aircraft training is required to graduate with this major.

The Flight Education curriculum is designed for students interested in aviation education as a profession. Flight Education combines a solid background in aviation and vocational education with a Certified Flight Instructor Certificate, including appropriate ratings. This major provides a student with the educational foundation necessary to teach aviation courses in a vocational setting or community college, or to pursue graduate study. Students interested in teaching at the college level should obtain a master’s degree and a terminal doctoral degree in aviation or other complementary discipline. A Commercial Pilot Certificate, with instrument and multi-engine ratings, plus a Certified Flight Instructor Certificate, with airplane, instrument, and multi-engine ratings, are both required.

The Air Traffic Control curriculum is designed to place students directly into the career field of Air Traffic Control. In addition to the primary curriculum, this program requires a second field of study, which normally means a formal minor, aviation specialization, or a second major. Completion of either AVIT 101 Survey of Flight or AVIT 102 Introduction to Aviation is required.

The Aviation Technology Management curriculum is designed to be the concluding half of a two-plus-two degree. The objective is to allow students with two-year degrees in aviation maintenance, avionics, electronics, dispatch or other aerospace support services to complete a bachelor’s degree with an emphasis in management. Completion of either AVIT 101 Survey of Flight or AVIT 102 Introduction to Aviation is required.

The Unmanned Aircraft Systems Operations curriculum is offered to those students whose career objectives are aimed at the civil unmanned aircraft systems industry. The program provides the breadth and depth of instruction needed to ensure graduates are prepared to work as pilots/operators and/or developmental team members of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) while fully understanding the operational and safety environments of the National Airspace System. Courses require students to be comfortable utilizing complex science, technology, engineering and mathematics principles. In addition, students must possess strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills. A Commercial Pilot Certificate, with instrument and multiengine ratings is required. As some of the technologies involved with UAS fall under International Traffic in Arms Regulations, students wishing to pursue this degree program must be able to prove United States citizenship prior to enrolling in the following courses:

AVIT 331Unmanned Aircraft Systems3
AVIT 332UAS Ground Systems3
AVIT 333UAS Remote Sensing4
AVIT 334UAS Communications and Telemetry Systems3
AVIT 338UAS Operations4

There are no exceptions to this policy.

Note: The Aviation faculty strongly recommend that Aviation students pursue a minor, an aviation specialization, or a second major in another discipline.

B.B.A. with a Major in Aviation Management  B.S. in Aeronautics with a Major in Air Traffic Control  B.S. in Aeronautics with a Major in Aviation Technology Management B.S. in Aeronautics with a Major in Commercial Aviation B.S. in Aeronautics with a Major in Flight Education B.S. in Aeronautics with a Major in Unmanned Aircraft Systems Operations

College of Business and Public Administration

 

B.B.A. with a Major in Airport Management

Required: 125 credits (36 of which must be numbered 300 or above, and 60 of which must from a 4-year institution) including:

I.  Essential Studies Requirements (see University ES listing).

II.  College of Business and Public Administration Requirements (see College section)

III.  The following curriculum:

Pre-Business Curriculum
ACCT 200Elements of Accounting I3
ACCT 201Elements of Accounting II3
ATSC 110Meteorology I3
ATSC 110LMeteorology I Laboratory1
COMM 110Fundamentals of Public Speaking3
ECON 201Principles of Microeconomics3
ECON 202Principles of Macroeconomics3
ECON 210Introduction to Business and Economic Statistics3
ENGL 110College Composition I3
ENGL 130Composition II: Writing for Public Audiences3
GEOL 103Introduction to Environmental Issues3
ISBC 117Personal Productivity with Information Technology1
ISBC 317Information Systems in Enterprise3
MATH 103College Algebra3
MATH 146Applied Calculus I3
POLS 115American Government I3
Arts and Humanities Electives9
Select one of the following:3
Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
Introduction to Psychology
Introduction to Sociology
Aviation Courses
AVIT 100Aviation Orientation1
AVIT 101Survey of Flight5
or AVIT 102 Introduction to Aviation
AVIT 103Introduction to Air Traffic Control2
AVIT 208Aviation Safety3
AVIT 250Human Factors2
AVIT 402Airport Planning and Administration3
AVIT 403Aerospace Law3
AVIT 442Airport Operations and Administration3
AVIT 485Aviation Senior Capstone3
Select one of the following:3
Airline Operations and Management
General Aviation Operations and Management
Advanced Business Courses
ACCT 315Business in the Legal Environment3
ECON 303Money and Banking3
FIN 310Principles of Financial Management3
ISBC 305End-User Applications3
MGMT 300Principles of Management3
MGMT 301Operations Management3
MGMT 302Human Resource Management3
MGMT 310Organizational Behavior3
MGMT 475Strategic Management3
MRKT 305Marketing Foundations3
POLS 404Urban Politics and Administration3
Select one of the following:3
Intergovernmental Relations
Public Policy Making Process
The Administrator and Public Affairs
Plus electives to total 125 credits.5
Total Credits125

B.B.A. with a Major in Aviation Management

Required: 125 credits (36 of which must be numbered 300 or above, and 60 of which must be from a 4-year institution) including:

I.  Essential Studies Requirements (see University ES listing).

II.  College of Business and Public Administration Requirements (see College section).

III.  The following curriculum:

Pre-Business Curriculum
ACCT 200Elements of Accounting I3
ACCT 201Elements of Accounting II3
ATSC 110Meteorology I3
ATSC 110LMeteorology I Laboratory1
COMM 110Fundamentals of Public Speaking3
ECON 201Principles of Microeconomics3
ECON 202Principles of Macroeconomics3
ECON 210Introduction to Business and Economic Statistics3
ENGL 110College Composition I3
ENGL 130Composition II: Writing for Public Audiences3
ISBC 117Personal Productivity with Information Technology1
ISBC 317Information Systems in Enterprise3
MATH 103College Algebra3
MATH 146Applied Calculus I3
POLS 115American Government I3
Arts and Humanities9
Select one of the following:3
Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
Introduction to Psychology
Introduction to Sociology
Aviation Courses
ATSC 231Aviation Meteorology I4
AVIT 100Aviation Orientation1
AVIT 102Introduction to Aviation5
AVIT 103Introduction to Air Traffic Control2
AVIT 208Aviation Safety3
AVIT 221Basic Attitude Instrument Flying3
AVIT 222IFR Regulations and Procedures3
AVIT 250Human Factors2
AVIT 323Aerodynamics - Airplanes3
AVIT 324Aircraft Systems3
AVIT 325Multi-Engine Systems and Procedures2
AVIT 403Aerospace Law3
AVIT 485Aviation Senior Capstone3
Select one of the following:3
Airport Planning and Administration
Airline Operations and Management
General Aviation Operations and Management
Advanced Business Courses
ACCT 315Business in the Legal Environment3
ECON 303Money and Banking3
FIN 310Principles of Financial Management3
MGMT 300Principles of Management3
MGMT 301Operations Management3
MGMT 302Human Resource Management3
or MGMT 310 Organizational Behavior
MGMT 475Strategic Management3
MRKT 305Marketing Foundations3
Plus electives to total 125 credits8
Total Credits125

John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences

B.S. in Aeronautics with a Major in Air Traffic Control

NOTE: This program has a selective admission process. See your adviser for information.

Required: 125 credits (36 of which must be numbered 300 or above, and 60 of which must be from a 4-year institution) including:

I.  Essential Studies Requirements (see University ES listing).

II.  School of Aerospace Sciences Requirements (see College section).

III.  The following curriculum:

Essential Studies Courses
ATSC 110Meteorology I3
ATSC 110LMeteorology I Laboratory1
COMM 110Fundamentals of Public Speaking3
ENGL 110College Composition I3
ENGL 130Composition II: Writing for Public Audiences3
MATH 103College Algebra3
Fine Arts and Humanities Electives9
Social Science Electives9
Math, Science, and Technology Elective2
Aviation Courses
AVIT 100Aviation Orientation1
AVIT 101Survey of Flight5
or AVIT 102 Introduction to Aviation
AVIT 103Introduction to Air Traffic Control2
AVIT 208Aviation Safety3
AVIT 250Human Factors2
AVIT 260Air Traffic Control:Tower Operations I4
AVIT 261Air Traffic Control:Radar Operations I4
AVIT 362Air Traffic Control:Advanced Tower Operations II4
AVIT 363Air Traffic Control:Radar Operations II4
AVIT 402Airport Planning and Administration3
AVIT 403Aerospace Law3
AVIT 464Air Traffic Control: Tower and Radar Operations III4
AVIT 465Air Traffic Control: Radar and Tower Operations IV4
AVIT 468Air Traffic Control:Non-Radar Procedures4
AVIT 485Aviation Senior Capstone3
Other Requirements
COMM 212Interpersonal Communication3
MGMT 300Principles of Management3
Select one of the following:3
Professional Communication for Business
Introduction to Creative Writing
The Art of Writing Nonfiction
Plus electives to total 125 credits. *30
Total Credits125

*

Students will be required to use their electives to establish some expertise in a second field. Normally that will mean taking a formal minor or second major. Suggested fields include Communication, Computer Science, Economics, Foreign Language, Industrial Technology, Atmospheric Sciences, Office Administration, Political Science, Psychology and Public Administration.

B.S. in Aeronautics with a Major in Aviation Technology Management

Admission to this program requires the successful completion of an approved two-year program in aviation maintenance, avionics or electronics, dispatch, simulator repair or other aviation technical support program. Students seeking a profession in Aviation Maintenance are required to have an FAA Mechanic Certificate with airframe and powerplant ratings. Students in avionics/electronics are required to pass the FCC General Class Radio and Telephone license examination. Students in dispatch are required to possess an FAA Dispatcher’s rating.

Required: 125 credits (36 of which must be numbered 300 or above, and 60 of which must be from a 4-year institution) including:

I.  Essential Studies Requirements (see University ES listing).

II.  School of Aerospace Sciences Requirements (see College section).

III.  The following curriculum:

ATSC 110Meteorology I3
ATSC 110LMeteorology I Laboratory1
COMM 110Fundamentals of Public Speaking3
ECON 201Principles of Microeconomics3
ECON 210Introduction to Business and Economic Statistics3
ENGL 110College Composition I3
ENGL 130Composition II: Writing for Public Audiences3
MATH 146Applied Calculus I3
Fine Arts & Humanities9
Social Science6
BLANKET CREDITS ALLOWED FOR TECHNICAL COURSEWORK.40
Aviation Requirements
AVIT 100Aviation Orientation1
AVIT 101Survey of Flight5
or AVIT 102 Introduction to Aviation
AVIT 208Aviation Safety3
AVIT 403Aerospace Law3
AVIT 485Aviation Senior Capstone3
Select one of the following:3
Airport Planning and Administration
Airline Operations and Management
General Aviation Operations and Management
Management Component
Select 15 credits from the following:15
Elements of Accounting I
Business in the Legal Environment
Professional Communication for Business
Personal Productivity with Information Technology
Information Systems in Enterprise
End-User Applications
Records and Information Management
Principles of Management
Operations Management
Human Resource Management
Organizational Behavior
Union-Management Relations
Industrial and Organizational Psychology *
Social Psychology **
Plus electives to total 125 credits (to include remaining upper division credits)15
Total Credits125

*

implies that PSYC 111 Introduction to Psychology is one of the Social Science GER courses

**

implies that SOC 110 Introduction to Sociology is one of the Social Science GER courses

B.S. in Aeronautics with a Major in Commercial Aviation

Required: 125 credits (36 of which must be numbered 300 or above, and 60 of which must be from a 4-year institution) including:

I.  Essential Studies Requirements (see University ES listing).

II.  School of Aerospace Sciences Requirements (see College section).

III.  The following curriculum:

Essential Studies Courses
ATSC 110Meteorology I3
ATSC 110LMeteorology I Laboratory1
COMM 110Fundamentals of Public Speaking3
ENGL 110College Composition I3
ENGL 130Composition II: Writing for Public Audiences3
MATH 146Applied Calculus I3
Fine Arts and Humanities Electives9
Social Science Electives9
Math, Science, and Technology Elective2
Aviation Courses
AVIT 100Aviation Orientation1
AVIT 102Introduction to Aviation5
AVIT 103Introduction to Air Traffic Control2
AVIT 208Aviation Safety3
AVIT 221Basic Attitude Instrument Flying3
AVIT 222IFR Regulations and Procedures3
AVIT 250Human Factors2
AVIT 309Flight Physiology3
AVIT 323Aerodynamics - Airplanes3
AVIT 324Aircraft Systems3
AVIT 325Multi-Engine Systems and Procedures2
AVIT 327Gas Turbine Engines2
AVIT 403Aerospace Law3
AVIT 411International and Long Range Navigation3
AVIT 414Certified Flight Instructor Certification5
AVIT 415Instrument Flight Instructor4
AVIT 421Advanced Aerodynamics3
AVIT 428Transport Category Aircraft Systems4
AVIT 430Crew Resource Management3
AVIT 480Advanced Aircraft Operations3
AVIT 485Aviation Senior Capstone3
Select two of the following:6
Airport Planning and Administration
Airline Operations and Management
General Aviation Operations and Management
Other Requirements
ATSC 231Aviation Meteorology I4
Select one of the following:3
Introduction to Creative Writing
The Art of Writing Nonfiction
Professional Communication for Business
Plus electives to total 125 credits.13
Total Credits125

B.S. in Aeronautics with a Major in Flight Education

Required: 125 credits (36 of which must be numbered 300 or above, and 60 of which must be from a 4-year institution) including:

I.  Essential Studies Requirements (see University ES listing).

II.  School of Aerospace Sciences Requirements (see College section).

III.  The following curriculum:

Essential Studies Courses
ATSC 110Meteorology I3
ATSC 110LMeteorology I Laboratory1
COMM 110Fundamentals of Public Speaking3
ENGL 110College Composition I3
ENGL 130Composition II: Writing for Public Audiences3
MATH 146Applied Calculus I3
PSYC 111Introduction to Psychology3
Fine Arts and Humanities Electives9
Social Science Elective6
Math, Science, and Technology Elective2
Aviation Courses
AVIT 100Aviation Orientation1
AVIT 102Introduction to Aviation5
AVIT 103Introduction to Air Traffic Control2
AVIT 208Aviation Safety3
AVIT 221Basic Attitude Instrument Flying3
AVIT 222IFR Regulations and Procedures3
AVIT 250Human Factors2
AVIT 323Aerodynamics - Airplanes3
AVIT 324Aircraft Systems3
AVIT 325Multi-Engine Systems and Procedures2
AVIT 403Aerospace Law3
AVIT 405Airline Operations and Management3
AVIT 407General Aviation Operations and Management3
AVIT 414Certified Flight Instructor Certification5
AVIT 415Instrument Flight Instructor4
AVIT 416Multi-Engine Flight Instructor2
AVIT 485Aviation Senior Capstone3
AVIT 490Methods and Materials in Teaching Aviation I2
AVIT 491Methods and Materials in Teaching Aviation II2
Other Requirements
T&L 250Introduction to Education3
T&L 345Curriculum Development and Instruction3
ATSC 231Aviation Meteorology I4
ENTR 305Marketing and Management Concepts for Entrepreneurship3
Select one of the following:3
Introduction to Creative Writing
The Art of Writing Nonfiction
Professional Communication for Business
Plus electives to total 125 credits19
Total Credits125

B.S. in Aeronautics with a Major in Unmanned Aircraft Systems Operations

Required: 125 credits (36 of which must be numbered 300 or above, and 60 of which must be from a 4-year institution) including:

I. Essential Studies Requirements (see University ES listing).

II. School of Aerospace Sciences Requirements (see College section).

III. The following curriculum:

Essential Studies Courses
ATSC 110Meteorology I3
ATSC 110LMeteorology I Laboratory1
COMM 110Fundamentals of Public Speaking3
ENGL 110College Composition I3
ENGL 130Composition II: Writing for Public Audiences3
MATH 146Applied Calculus I3
Fine Arts and Humanities Electives9
Social Science Electives9
Math, Science & Technology Electives2
Aviation Courses
AVIT 100Aviation Orientation1
AVIT 102Introduction to Aviation5
AVIT 103Introduction to Air Traffic Control2
AVIT 208Aviation Safety3
AVIT 221Basic Attitude Instrument Flying3
AVIT 222IFR Regulations and Procedures3
AVIT 226Introduction to UAS Operations2
AVIT 250Human Factors2
AVIT 309Flight Physiology3
AVIT 323Aerodynamics - Airplanes3
AVIT 324Aircraft Systems3
AVIT 325Multi-Engine Systems and Procedures2
AVIT 327Gas Turbine Engines2
AVIT 331Unmanned Aircraft Systems3
AVIT 332UAS Ground Systems3
AVIT 333UAS Remote Sensing4
AVIT 334UAS Communications and Telemetry Systems3
AVIT 338UAS Operations4
AVIT 403Aerospace Law3
AVIT 411International and Long Range Navigation3
AVIT 421Advanced Aerodynamics3
AVIT 430Crew Resource Management3
AVIT 485Aviation Senior Capstone3
Other Requirements
ATSC 231Aviation Meteorology I4
Select one of the following:3
Introduction to Creative Writing
The Art of Writing Nonfiction
Professional Communication for Business
Plus electives to total 125 credits.16
Total Credits125

Minors in Aviation

NOTE: Students majoring in any of the seven aviation majors listed above are not eligible to declare either of these minors.

 

Minor in Professional Flight

Required: 30 credits including:

ATSC 110Meteorology I3
ATSC 110LMeteorology I Laboratory1
ATSC 231Aviation Meteorology I4
AVIT 102Introduction to Aviation5
AVIT 208Aviation Safety3
AVIT 221Basic Attitude Instrument Flying3
AVIT 222IFR Regulations and Procedures3
AVIT 323Aerodynamics - Airplanes3
AVIT 324Aircraft Systems3
AVIT 325Multi-Engine Systems and Procedures2
Total Credits30

 

Minor in Aviation Management

Required: 21 credits including:

ATSC 110Meteorology I3
ATSC 110LMeteorology I Laboratory1
AVIT 101Survey of Flight5
or AVIT 102 Introduction to Aviation
AVIT 208Aviation Safety3
AVIT 402Airport Planning and Administration3
AVIT 403Aerospace Law3
AVIT 405Airline Operations and Management3
or AVIT 407 General Aviation Operations and Management
Total Credits21

Optional Specializations

Student coursework toward the Bachelor of Business Administration or Bachelor of Science described above may be augmented with one or more of the following specializations. Each specialization completed will be noted on the student's academic transcript.

Business Aviation Specialization

Required Courses (16 credits) including:

ENTR 305Marketing and Management Concepts for Entrepreneurship3
ENTR 306Accounting and Financial Concepts for Entrepreneurship3
AVIT 311Safety Management System (SMS)3
AVIT 313Aviation Insurance3
AVIT 408Fleet Planning and Aircraft Acquisition4
Total Credits16

Safety Specialization

Required Courses (17 credits) including:

AVIT 311Safety Management System (SMS)3
AVIT 412Aviation Safety Assurance3
CSCI 290Cybcr-Security and Information Assurance3
OSEH 395Hazardous Materials Management3
OSEH 435Risk Management2
TECH 440Occupational Safety3
Total Credits17

Optional Courses (available with department approval)

AVIT 312Aircraft Accident Investigation3
AVIT 313Aviation Insurance3

All 300 and 400 level courses are restricted to Aviation majors, minors, or to students with instructor/departmental permission. All 400 level courses are restricted to junior/senior status.

Courses

AVIT 100. Aviation Orientation. 1 Credit.

This course is required for all aviation majors. Its purpose is to prepare new students for their university and professional careers by discussing students' responsibilities and options concerning the aviation industry. Aviation career options will be explored. Academic and airport requirements and procedures will be covered. F,S.

AVIT 101. Survey of Flight. 5 Credits.

This course is designed for Airport Management, Air Traffic Control, or Aviation Systems Management majors, and Aviation Management minors, who do not intend to obtain a Private Pilot Certificate. However, there is still a flight component to the course. The flight lessons are designed to provide a broad array of flight experiences and practical knowledge concerning the nature of flight, the operation of airports, and the air traffic control system. Students will meet the aeronautical knowledge requirements of a Private Pilot. Course content includes instruction in aerodynamics, aircraft systems, FAA regulations, U.S. airspace system design and function, weight and balance, aircraft performance, aviation weather, flight publication interpretation, radio navigation, cross-country planning and navigation, basic flight physiology, and flight safety. Students must complete the appropriate flight lessons to satisfactorily complete the course. Students who desire to obtain a Private Pilot Certificate after completing this course may do so upon taking Aviation 102 and completing the associated flight lessons for that course. This course does not lead to a Private Pilot Certificate. Prerequisite or Corequisite: ATSC 110. F,S,SS.

AVIT 102. Introduction to Aviation. 5 Credits.

The course will develop the student's knowledge and skills that are needed to safely exercise the privileges and responsibilities of a Private Pilot. Course content includes instruction in aerodynamics, aircraft systems, FAA regulations, U.S. Airspace System, weight and balance, aircraft performance, aviation weather, flight publications, radio navigation, cross-country planning and navigation, basic flight physiology, and flight safety. The student must complete the appropriate flight lessons to satisfactorily complete the course. Prerequisite or Corequisite: ATSC 110. F,S,SS.

AVIT 103. Introduction to Air Traffic Control. 2 Credits.

This course allows all aviation majors the opportunity to simulate the role of an air traffic controller in a terminal radar approach control (TRACON) environment. Students will work in a north/south sectorization facility that has departures and arrivals landing at civilian controlled/uncontrolled airports and military airports. This realistic look at air traffic control (ATC) will enhance any aviation enthusiast's dream of working the radar scope. F,S,SS.

AVIT 142. Introduction to Aviation-Helicopter. 5 Credits.

The course will develop the student's knowledge and skills that are needed to safely exercise the privileges and responsibilities of a Private Pilot. Course content includes instruction in helicopter aerodynamics, helicopter systems, FAA regulations, U.S. Airspace System, weight and balance, helicopter performance, aviation weather, flight publications, radio navigation, cross-country planning and navigation, basic flight physiology, and flight safety. The student must complete the appropriate flight lessons in the Private Helicopter course to satisfactorily complete the course. Prerequisite or Corequisite: ATSC 110. F.

AVIT 208. Aviation Safety. 3 Credits.

This course provides the student with a detailed introduction into aspects of aviation safety, aviation safety programs, risk management, and the associated components of pilot psychology, physiology, human factors, and accident review and investigation. Prerequisite: AVIT 101 or AVIT 102. F,S,SS.

AVIT 221. Basic Attitude Instrument Flying. 3 Credits.

This course begins with a discussion of Aeronautical Decision Making (ADM), Airworthiness Requirements for flight, Human Factors and night flight. The course proceeds to an in-depth study of pitot/static and gyro instruments and Basic Attitude Instrument Flying. In addition, there will be a discussion of the operation, interpretation, and practical use of VOR, ADF, DME, GPS, RMI, and HSI, as well as an introduction to Electronic Instrument Flight Displays (Glass Flight Decks). The student must complete the appropriate flight lessons to satisfactorily complete the course. Prerequisite: AVIT 102. Prerequisite or Corequisite: AVIT 100. F,S,SS.

AVIT 222. IFR Regulations and Procedures. 3 Credits.

This course will provide the student with a detailed study of the regulations, procedures, and publications necessary for operating IFR in the national airspace system. Terminal and enroute procedures will be studied in detail. The student must complete the appropriate flight lessons to satisfactorily complete the course. Prerequisites: AVIT 208 and AVIT 221. F,S,SS.

AVIT 226. Introduction to UAS Operations. 2 Credits.

This course of instruction introduces the student to the history of Unmanned Aircraft Systems and their current and future development for use in a burgeoning civil industry. Specific blocks deal with aircraft, ground, communications, launch and recovery systems while emphasizing the human integration into the overall system. Prerequisite: AVIT 102. F,S.

AVIT 243. Aircraft Systems-Helicopter. 3 Credits.

Provides a study of turbine powered helicopters including the theory and application of turbine engines. Drive trains, fuel, oil, hydraulic, and electrical systems will be studied. The student must complete the appropriate flight lessons in the Commercial Helicopter Course to satisfactorily complete the course. Prerequisite: AVIT 142. Prerequisite or Corequisite: AVIT 100. On demand.

AVIT 244. Basic Attitude Instruments and Navigation-Helicopter. 3 Credits.

This course begins with a discussion of Aeronautical Decision Making (ADM), Airworthiness Requirements flight, Human Factors and night flight. The course proceeds to an in-depth study of pitot/static and gyro instruments and Basic Attitude Instrument Flying. In addition, there will be a discussion of the operation, interpretation and practical use of VOR, ADF, DME, GPS, RMI, and HSI as well as an introduction to Electronic Instrument Flight Displays (Glass Flight Decks). The student must complete the appropriate flight lessons to satisfactorily complete the course. Prerequisite: AVIT 243. On demand.

AVIT 245. IFR Regulations and Procedures-Helicopter. 3 Credits.

This course will provide the student with a detailed study of the regulations, procedures, and publications necessary for helicopters operating IFR in the national airspace system. Terminal and enroute procedures will be studied in detail. The student must complete the appropriate flight lessons to satisfactorily complete the course. Prerequisite: AVIT 244. On demand.

AVIT 246. Helicopter Turbine Transition. 1 Credit.

This course builds on systems knowledge introduced in AVIT 243 and provides actual flight experience in a turbine powered helicopter. Both ground and flight instruction are included in the curriculum. Prerequisite or Corequisite: AVIT 243. On demand.

AVIT 250. Human Factors. 2 Credits.

This course introduces the student to issues influencing human performance in the complex operational aviation environments. Theory and practical applications of cognitive processing, decision-making, interpersonal interaction and communication will be presented. This course also provides an introduction to design elements intended to optimize man-machine interaction. F,S,SS.

AVIT 260. Air Traffic Control:Tower Operations I. 4 Credits.

Provides an orientation to basic fundamental clearance deliver (CD) and ground control (GC) operations and procedures. Tower interaction with other ATC and non-ATC agencies is also part of this course. To complete this course, students must demonstrate their basic knowledge of the CD/GC function of control tower operations through written and performance examinations. An ATC lab is required. Prerequisites: AVIT 100 and AVIT 103. F,S,SS.

AVIT 261. Air Traffic Control:Radar Operations I. 4 Credits.

This course provides students with basic radar training and knowledge of separation requirements and procedures of terminal radar operations. Student evaluations are based on demonstrated application of acquired controller skills utilizing ATC simulation. Scenarios progress in difficulty. To complete this course, students must, in addition to normal academic requirements, successfully complete an intermediate radar simulation scenario without assistance. An ATC lab is required. Prerequisites: AVIT 100 and AVIT 103. F,S,SS.

AVIT 309. Flight Physiology. 3 Credits.

In this course, human physiological responses to the stresses of flight environment will be examined in-depth. Topics include decompression, hypoxia, spatial disorientation, altered pressure environments, acceleration and fatigue. The students will experience altered pressure environments during laboratory flights in the UND Aerospace altitude chamber. Prerequisites: AVIT 250; open to Aviation majors and minors only. F,S,SS.

AVIT 310. Public Safety Aviation. 3 Credits.

This course develops the student's knowledge related to the organization, operations, tactics and techniques related to air support operations within law enforcement, fire protection and resource protection agencies. Specific topics include: Airborne law enforcement patrol, surveillance and special operations (SWAT) ; fire operations including fire chemistry and behavior, fire department organization and tactics, airborne firefighting equipment, fire extinguishment tactics and air ambulance operations; and, resource protection air operations including wildlife surveys, hunting and fishing enforcement patrols, search and rescue and operations from unimproved landing sites and seaplane operations. Prerequisite: AVIT 101 or AVIT 102 or consent of instructor. F,S.

AVIT 311. Safety Management System (SMS). 3 Credits.

This course provides instruction and practical application of Safety Management Systems (SMS) and how SMS relates to Accident Prevention Program Management. Students receive the necessary instruction required to design, develop, implement, manage, and foster an effective organizational level SMS and accident prevention program. Course topics include theory and application of SMS program elements. Prerequisite: AVIT 208. F.

AVIT 312. Aircraft Accident Investigation. 3 Credits.

This course is a detailed evaluation of the methods and procedures involved in aircraft accident investigation including the organization, duties, and procedures of the Aircraft Accident Board. Prerequisites: AVIT 208 and AVIT 250. S.

AVIT 313. Aviation Insurance. 3 Credits.

This course is an introduction to the basic principles of insurance and risk applicable to general aviation aircraft owners, fixed base operators, and airport management personnel. It includes an in-depth review of the aviation insurance industry in the United States, including market analysis and types of aviation insurers. On demand.

AVIT 320. Airline Career Planning. 2 Credits.

This course introduces the student to operations and quality of life issues related to working in a large flight department or air carrier environment. The material is not limited to one specific area of a professional pilot's career, but will seek to cover far reaching issues and provide the student with a wide persepctive of what to expect as an airline pilot. Specific topics include:airline style interviews, training formats, working agreements, collective bargaining, bidding, scheduling, seniority, travel benefits, personal finance and other similar quality of life issues that will be encountered as a professional pilot. This course introduces the student to specific regulations pertaining to airline pilots, such as duty, rest and flight time restrictions. Prerequisite: AVIT 222. F.

AVIT 323. Aerodynamics - Airplanes. 3 Credits.

This course will provide the student a study of the physical principles of airplane aerodynamics, thereby fostering an appreciation of the factors affecting aircraft performance, stability and control, and special flight conditions often experienced by commercial pilots of fixed-wing aircraft. The student must complete the appropriate flight lessons to satisfactorily complete the course. Prerequisite: AVIT 222 or AVIT 324. Corequisite: AVIT 324. Open to Aviation majors and minors only. F,S,SS.

AVIT 324. Aircraft Systems. 3 Credits.

This course provides an in-depth study of reciprocating engine, propeller, electrical, environmental, hydraulic, pneumatic, fuel, ignition, lubrication, and pressurization systems. Prerequisite: AVIT 222. Prerequisite or Corequisite: AVIT 323. Open to Aviation majors and minors only. F,S,SS.

AVIT 325. Multi-Engine Systems and Procedures. 2 Credits.

This course is designed to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to safely and proficiently exercise the privileges and responsibilities of a Commercial Pilot with a Multi-engine rating. Included are discussions concerning Aeronautical Decision Making of multi-engine aircraft systems, aerodynamics, Crew Resource Management, weight and balance, aircraft performance, and abnormal/emergency procedures. The course also includes a scenario based introduction to U.S. Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) governing common carriage commercial operations. The student must complete the appropriate flight lessons to satisfactorily complete the course. Prerequisite: AVIT 324. Open to Aviation majors and minors only. F,S,SS.

AVIT 327. Gas Turbine Engines. 2 Credits.

This course will provide an in-depth introduction to the turbine engine through the study of its development, theory of operation and the function of turbine engine components. Prerequisite: AVIT 142 or AVIT 324. Open to Aviation majors and minors only. F,S,SS.

AVIT 331. Unmanned Aircraft Systems. 3 Credits.

This course of instruction introduces the student to the systems common to most Unmanned Aircraft with focus on those that differ significantly from their manned counterparts. Specific emphasis is placed upon autopilot systems and their integration with flight controls and airborne communications systems. Prerequisites: AVIT 226 and AVIT 324. F,S.

AVIT 332. UAS Ground Systems. 3 Credits.

This course introduces the student to those subsystems that comprise the unmanned aircraft system (UAS) ground control and mission planning system. The launch and recovery systems typical of current UAS are also covered. Prerequisites: AVIT 226 and AVIT 324. F,S.

AVIT 333. UAS Remote Sensing. 4 Credits.

This course presents the theory and operations of common sensors used by the operators of unmanned aircraft systems. Theory is combined with operational scenarios in order to provide the student with the ability to match specific sensors with anticipated missions. Prerequisites: AVIT 226 and AVIT 324. F,S.

AVIT 334. UAS Communications and Telemetry Systems. 3 Credits.

This course introduces the student to control and sensor data link communications technology. Theory, combined with real-world examples, will allow the student to understand normal and degraded operations of UAS communications and telemetry data link systems. Prerequisites: AVIT 226 and AVIT 324. F,S.

AVIT 337. Survey of Unmanned Aircraft Systems. 2 Credits.

This course is designed for non-UAS majors to provide an introduction to Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS). Course content includes aircraft operating software, launch and recovery operations, payload operations, normal and emergency procedures, and mission planning and execution. It also includes a flight simulation component to provide exposure to the duties and responsibilities of UAS flight crew members but does not provide proficiency or certification on a specific UAS platform. Prerequisite: AVIT 101 or AVIT 102. F,S,SS.

AVIT 338. UAS Operations. 4 Credits.

This course of instruction will develop the student's knowledge and skills that are needed to safely employ unmanned aircraft systems. Course content includes aircraft operating software, launch and recovery operations, payload operations, normal and emergency procedures, and mission planning and execution. Specific emphasis will be placed upon aircraft and payload selection based upon proposed mission analysis. Students must complete the appropriate flight lessons to satisfactorily complete the course. Prerequisites: AVIT 226, AVIT 325, AVIT 331, AVIT 332, and AVIT 334. F,S,SS.

AVIT 346. Aerodynamics and Performance-Helicopter. 4 Credits.

This course will provide study of helicopter aerodynamics, performance, stability, control, weight and balance and special flight conditions. The student must complete the appropriate flight lessons in the Commercial Pilot Helicopter Course to satisfactorily complete the course. Prerequisite: AVIT 245. Open to Aviation majors and minors only. On demand.

AVIT 348. Commercial Certification-Helicopter Additional Rating. 3 Credits.

This course provides the dual flight instruction and solo practice necessary to obtain a Commercial Pilot Certificate with a RotorcraftHelicopter Rating. The course includes ground instruction in helicopter aerodynamics, flight attitudes, control systems, auto rotation, vertical flight, and off-airport operations. The student must complete the appropriate flight lessons to satisfactorily complete the course. Prerequisite: Commercial Pilot Certificate; open to Aviation majors and minors only. On demand.

AVIT 349. Instrument Certification - Helicopter Additional Rating. 1 Credit.

At the completion of this course, helicopter students will have completed all FAA requirements for a Helicopter Instrument Rating. A minimum of a Private Pilot Certification with an Instrument Rating is required to enroll in this course. Prerequisite: AVIT 142. Open to Aviation majors and minors only. On demand.

AVIT 362. Air Traffic Control:Advanced Tower Operations II. 4 Credits.

Utilizing the 3D tower simulator, the students are taught the basic, advanced, and fundamental local control tower operations, structure, procedures, tower concepts, theories, positions, and facility levels (5-7). Students will build on the knowledge gained in AVIT 260 ATC Tower Operations I. Students will be required to demonstrate the basic knowledge by applying radar arrivals/departure procedures. To complete this course, students will be required to demonstrate their basic knowledge of control tower operations through written examinations and performance scenarios in an ATC lab. Prerequisite: AVIT 260. F,S,SS.

AVIT 363. Air Traffic Control:Radar Operations II. 4 Credits.

This course provides students with advanced radar training and knowledge of separation requirements and procedures of terminal radar operations. Using advanced Air Traffic Control techniques, uncontrolled airport, military, and emergency operations are introduced. Student evaluations are based on demonstrated application of acquired controller skills utilizing ATC simulation. Scenarios progress in difficulty. To complete this course, students must, in addition to normal academic requirements, successfully complete required advanced radar simulation scenarios without assistance. An ATC lab is required. Prerequisites: AVIT 101 or AVIT 102 and AVIT 261. F,S,SS.

AVIT 371. Global Perspectives. 3 Credits.

This course provides the student a truly well-rounded experience in global diversity, and helps produce graduates that are better prepared to engage and lead in the new global community. Students begin by studying a specific country's history, geopolitics, economy, and culture, then travel to that country over the week of spring break for hands-on fieldwork. Aviation-oriented and cultural tours are conducted in the country visited to supplement daily life experience and cultural exchange opportunities. Repeatable to 6 credits. Prerequisite: Open to Aviation majors and minors only. S.

AVIT 385. Seaplane Certification. 1 Credit.

The seaplane certification course includes all the necessary classroom and flight instruction for the student to acquire the skill, knowledge, and experience for obtaining a seaplane rating on his/her Private or Commercial Pilot Certificate. The course will include, but not be limited to, normal takeoffs, porpoising and skipping, water emergency takeoffs and landings, taxiing, sailing and docking, glassy water operations, cross-wind, rough water, and confined area takeoffs and landings, and the general care and operation of a seaplane. Prerequisite: AVIT 102. Open to Aviation majors and minors only. F,S,SS.

AVIT 386. Conventional Aircraft Operations. 1 Credit.

Provides the necessary ground school and dual flight instruction for an endorsement for operation of tailwheel-type airplanes. Allows the student to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary for operation of the tailwheel aircraft on the ground and in flight. Prerequisite: AVIT 102. Open to Aviation majors and minors only. F,SS.

AVIT 389. Introduction to Aerobatic Flight. 1 Credit.

To introduce, analyze and fly some of the more advanced flight maneuvers defined as aerobatics. Basic aerobatic maneuvers will be flown during the course including loops, spins, rolls, and inverted flight, with advanced variations and combinations of maneuvers demonstrated in flight. Prerequisite: AVIT 102. Open to Aviation majors and minors only. F,S,SS.

AVIT 397. Cooperative Education. 1-4 Credits.

A practical work experience with an employer closely associated with the student's academic area. Arranged by mutual agreement between student, aviation department, and employer. A maximum of four cooperative education credits may be applied toward the total credits needed to complete degree requirements. Co-op credits may not be substituted for any required course within the student's major. Prerequisites: Acceptance into a co-op position with cooperating industry and approval of the aviation department; open to aviation majors and minors only. F,S,SS.

AVIT 399. Special Aerospace Topics. 1-12 Credits.

Prerequisite: AVIT 102. Open to Aviation majors and minors only. F,S.

AVIT 402. Airport Planning and Administration. 3 Credits.

This is the first of a two course curriculum in airport administration. This initial course provides an introduction to the complex elements of airport planning and its importance in achieving a successful airport operation. Course content includes a study of the duties and responsibilities of the airport manager with a special emphasis on the Federal Air Regulations governing the operation and administration of commercial service airports within the United States. Prerequisites: Junior or Senior status, open to Aviation majors and minors only. F,S,SS.

AVIT 403. Aerospace Law. 3 Credits.

This course is designed to introduce the student to the United States legal system and the development of air law. The course will cover a broad range of topics related to aviation operations including constitutional law, administrative law, Federal Aviation Administration enforcement actions, aircraft ownership issues, products liability law, criminal law, contract law, and international law. Course activities include case reading, argument, and legal research. Prerequisites: Junior or Senior status, open to Aviation majors and minors only. F,S,SS.

AVIT 405. Airline Operations and Management. 3 Credits.

This course examines the four major areas of air carrier operations, including ground, technical, flight and system operations, as well as airline economics, utilizing a management simulation tool. There is an intensive examination of regional, point-to-point and network carrier operations. Student management teams make weekly decisions in seven categories: Overall Strategy; Marketing; Operations Management; Human Resource Development; Finance; Asset Management; and Behavioral Elements. A portion of each class time is devoted to simulation activities, and the reading assignments focus on management decisions pertinent to the topic assigned, relying in part on current industry events, with an emphasis on ethical decision making. Prerequisites: Junior or Senior status, open to Aviation majors and minors only. F,S,SS.

AVIT 407. General Aviation Operations and Management. 3 Credits.

Aspects of the operation and management of corporate flight departments, fixed-base operations, air cargo operations, and fractional ownership programs will be discussed. Pertinent regulations including FAR parts 91and 135 will be studied. Aircraft and equipment evaluations will be conducted. Prerequisites: Junior or Senior status, open to Aviation majors and minors only. F,S,SS.

AVIT 408. Fleet Planning and Aircraft Acquisition. 4 Credits.

This course will analyze the needs and missions of various business flight departments, provide insight into aircraft selection, and explore the details of aircraft acquisition. A broad range of issues will be discussed, including finance options, insurance coverage, and fleet management. Prerequisites: AVIT 101 or AVIT 102 and AVIT 407. F,S.

AVIT 411. International and Long Range Navigation. 3 Credits.

This course provides an understanding of global charting systems, great circle routes and waypoint plotting. Problems and methods of international flight and modern systems of long range navigation are studied as well as methods and systems of computing, communicating and displaying navigation information. This course also gives the student a familiarization with the international airspace structure including Required Navigation Performance (RNP) standards, Minimum Navigation Performance Specification (MNPS) operations and Reduced Vertical Separation Standards (RVSM). Prerequisites: AVIT 243 or AVIT 325 and MATH 146. Open to aviation majors and minors only. F,S.

AVIT 412. Aviation Safety Assurance. 3 Credits.

This course will examine the various techniques and processes used to assess and predict organizational risk as it pertains to aviation operations. The role of quality assurance within a Safety Management System (SMS) will be also explored. An introduction to specific aviation safety assurance programs will be conducted and will include safety surveys and formalized observations. Prerequisite: AVIT 311. On demand.

AVIT 414. Certified Flight Instructor Certification. 5 Credits.

Provides the student with a detailed study of the responsibilities and teaching concerns of a flight instructor. The course is divided into two major sections: fundamentals of teaching and learning, including effective teaching methods, learning process, consideration of flight training syllabi, effective evaluations, and flight instructor responsibilities; the second section is concerned with the analysis of the flight maneuvers involved with Private Pilot, Commercial Pilot and Flight Instructor Certificates. The course will also provide practical teaching experiences. The student must complete the associated flight lessons in the CFI Flight Course to satisfactorily complete the course. Prerequisites: AVIT 325 and Junior or Senior status. Open to Aviation majors and minors only. F,S,SS.

AVIT 415. Instrument Flight Instructor. 4 Credits.

Provides the student with an in-depth study of the responsibilities and techniques to be used as an Instrument Flight Instructor. This course will also include additional study of instrument flight, charts, publications and regulations pertaining to the IFR environment, further develop the student's knowledge of Technically Advanced Aircraft and provide practical teaching experience. The student must complete the associated flight lessons in the Instrument Flight Instructor course to satisfactorily complete the course. Prerequisites: AVIT 414 and Junior or Senior status. Open to Aviation majors and minors only. F,S,SS.

AVIT 416. Multi-Engine Flight Instructor. 2 Credits.

This course provides an understanding of the fundamentals of teaching in a multi-engine airplane. The course will include multi-engine aerodynamics and performance, analysis of multiengine operations, single-engine operations and procedures, flight instructor responsibilities, flight safety concerns and instrument flight maneuvers in multi-engine airplanes. The student must complete the associated flight lessons in the Multi-engine Airplane CFI course to satisfactorily complete the course. Prerequisites: AVIT 415 and Junior or Senior status. Open to Aviation majors and minors only. F,S,SS.

AVIT 421. Advanced Aerodynamics. 3 Credits.

Beginning with a brief review of low speed aerodynamics, the course provides a study of the terminology and aerodynamics fundamentals associated with transonic and supersonic flight. Prerequisites: AVIT 325 and Junior or Senior status or consent of the instructor. Open to aviation majors and minors only. F,S,SS.

AVIT 428. Transport Category Aircraft Systems. 4 Credits.

This course provides an in-depth study of the complex systems of today's air transport jet aircraft with an emphasis on the Canadair Regional Jet aircraft. It provides a review of all primary systems, to include both normal and abnormal operations. The course also provides the necessary background for Regional Jet simulator training to be presented in a later course. A course fee is charged for access to the Canadair Regional Jet virtual flight deck. Prerequisites: AVIT 325 and Junior or Senior status. Open to Aviation majors and minors only. F,S,SS.

AVIT 429. Turboprop Operations. 4 Credits.

This course will provide an introduction to turboprop aircraft systems and procedures. Emphasis will be placed on the systems and operational procedures for a specific model of turboprop aircraft utilized by regional airlines. Course content and presentation will be similar to air carrier initial training. The course will provide a synopsis of the turboprop industry including any recent developments. Prerequisites: AVIT 325 and Junior or Senior status. Open to Aviation majors and minors only. F,S,SS.

AVIT 430. Crew Resource Management. 3 Credits.

This course will provide an in-depth study of Crew Resource Management which involves having a thorough understanding of crew communications, teamwork, leadership, "followership," decision-making, and situational awareness. In addition, the student will learn how to properly utilize all available resources in order to conduct a safe and efficient flight. This course will also examine the benefits of diversity, and the role diversity plays in the modern aerospace industry. Prerequisites: AVIT 250 and either AVIT 245 or AVIT 325; Junior or Senior status. Open to Aviation majors and minors only. F,S,SS.

AVIT 442. Airport Operations and Administration. 3 Credits.

This course is the second of a two course curriculum in airport administration. It is an advanced course emphasizing the further development of the skills and understanding of the operation and management of commercial service airports of all sizes. The content focuses upon the practical application of airport manager skills and includes educational tours of operating airports. The program stresses the airport manager's role in relations with tenants, public officials, and patrons through the honing of individual writing and public speaking skills. Prerequisites: AVIT 402 and Junior or Senior status. Open to Aviation majors and minors only. S.

AVIT 464. Air Traffic Control: Tower and Radar Operations III. 4 Credits.

This course teaches advanced tower and radar operations and procedures. Students will learn about and practice military overhead maneuvers, arrivals and departures from uncontrolled airports, below Basic VFR minima operations, IFR operations, nighttime operations, in-flight and ground emergencies, bomb threat procedures, and special operations (runway incursions, hot cargo, hijacking) procedures. To complete this course, students must demonstrate their knowledge of the preceding tower courses, in addition to this course's content. An ATC lab is required. Prerequisites: AVIT 362 and AVIT 363 and Junior or Senior status. Open to avitation majors and minors only. F,S,SS.

AVIT 465. Air Traffic Control: Radar and Tower Operations IV. 4 Credits.

This is the capstone course for the ATC program focusing on the interaction between the Tower, Terminal Radar, and En-Route Facilities. The course provides students with highly advanced instruction on the ATC system, publications, Federal Aviation Regulations, separation standards, airspace utility, aircraft types and characteristics, fundamentals of navigation, pilot's environment, flight assistance and emergencies, special operations, wake turbulence, weather, communications, and teamwork. Instruction is delivered through classroom lecture, group discussions and scenarios with hands-on practice. To complete this course, students must successfully complete the FAA AT Basic Exam and the required advanced simulation scenarios without assistance. An ATC lab is required. Prerequisites: AVIT 464 and Junior or Senior status. Open to avitation majors and minors only. F,S,SS.

AVIT 468. Air Traffic Control:Non-Radar Procedures. 4 Credits.

This course stresses the comprehensive knowledge of ATC non-radar procedures, to include: airspace utilization, flight plans, general control procedures, board management, initial departure separation, IFR clearances to departing aircraft, communication requirements, and separation standards. Class scenarios will emphasize both enroute and terminal structures. To complete this course, the student shall be required to demonstrate and apply the skills and knowledge required to successfully complete a non-radar performance exercise in an ATC lab. Prerequisites: AVIT 260, AVIT 261, and Junior or Senior status. Open to avitation majors and minors only. F,S,SS.

AVIT 480. Advanced Aircraft Operations. 3 Credits.

The topics of study include high speed and high altitude aerodynamics, hysiological aspects of high altitude flight, considerations associated with operations near high speed buffet boundaries, effects of turbulence on high speed aircraft, the effects of maneuvering load factors, FAR Part 25 takeoff and landing performance, along with the general study of applied systems management. The student must complete the associated flight lessons to satisfactorily complete the course. No concurrent enrollment allowed with other aviation flight courses. Prerequisites: AVIT 415, AVIT 421, AVIT 428, and Junior or Senior status. Open to avitation majors and minors only. F,S,SS.

AVIT 481. Airline Transport Pilot Certification Lab. 2 Credits.

Provides a comprehensive background of flight experience in two engine airplanes to meet the proficiency requirements of the FAA Airline Transport Pilot oral and flight examinations. Students enrolling in the course must hold a valid FAA Commercial Pilot Certificate with an airplane category and multi-engine class rating; in addition, they must hold a valid Instrument-Airplane Rating. Flight instruction in the course includes basic instrument flying, concentrated practice on instrument approach procedures, emergency procedures, and cross-country flying. Prerequisites: AVIT 208, AVIT 325, and Junior or Senior status. Open to avitation majors and minors only. On demand.

AVIT 485. Aviation Senior Capstone. 3 Credits.

This course will explore contemporary and ethical issues in the aviation industry. Students will work in multi-disciplinary teams to examine and solve issues related to global aviation, environmental concerns, technology advances, aviation safety and security practices, labor issues and aviation economics. Students will be required to demonstrate an understanding of information literacy and advanced communications through coursework. Prerequisites: AVIT 403 and Senior status.

AVIT 490. Methods and Materials in Teaching Aviation I. 2 Credits.

This course will acquaint the student with resources and software used in classroom teaching specific to aviation. Topics covered include teaching with technology, utilizing instructional aides, motivating students, marketing a program and a career exploration in aviation education. Students will also gain the experience of managing the Aerospace Learning Center. Prerequisite: AVIT 414 or consent of instructor. Open to Aviation majors and minors only. F.

AVIT 491. Methods and Materials in Teaching Aviation II. 2 Credits.

This course will be a continuation of the work started in Aviation 490 by providing the student with additional opportunities in the use of resources and software used in classroom teaching specific to aviation. Additional emphasis will be placed on the development of course syllabi and lesson plans, delivering classroom lessons, and the critique, evaluation, and assessment of student and instructor performance. Students will also gain the experience of managing the Aerospace Learning Center. Prerequisites: AVIT 414 and Junior or Senior status or consent of instructor. Open to Aviation majors and minors only. S.

AVIT 497. Aviation Internship. 1-4 Credits.

Aviation internship will provide a student with the actual, on-the-job exposure of a particular area of interest the student has within the aviation industry. Internships will be available in airport management, general aviation management, on both the manufacturer and fixed-base operator level and within the weather modification industry. The weather modification internship will be available only with the necessary federal funding or contractor support. A maximum of 4 credits will be allowed toward graduation. Prerequisites will vary depending on the area of the internship. Prerequisites: Junior or senior standing required, open to Aviation majors and minors only. Prerequisites will vary depending on the area of the internship. F,S,SS.

AVIT 499. Readings in Aviation. 1-3 Credits.

Individual student projects designed to develop advanced knowledge in a specific area of expertise. A written report is required. Prerequisites: Senior standing; open to aviation majors and minors only. F,S,SS.

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Fax: 701.777.2696

Twamley Hall Room 201
264 Centennial Drive Stop 8382
Grand Forks, ND 58202-8382