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Aviation

Academics 2010

Welcome!

Welcome to the Department of Aviation. The information found on our web site should answer many of your questions and possibly raise some new ones. After you formulate some opinions and ideas as to your choice in the area of specialization, please write, or call us to discuss your decision. Satisfactory completion of this course of study will lead to a Bachelor of Science Degree in Flight Technology. There are three areas of specialization that lead to a professional pilot career and two areas of specialization for non-flying careers.

Department of Aviation Faculty

Chair:
Dr. Amy Hoover

Professors:
Teresa Sloan, Dale Wilson

Lecturers:
David Clark, Jason Underhill

General Program Information

Students must apply for acceptance into the Flight Technology major after being accepted into CWU. Application information and forms are available on the Department of Aviation's website, from CWU admissions, or from the Department of Aviation office. Admission decisions are based on a number of factors including grade point average, SAT/ACT scores, financial capability and a written statement of purpose, as outlined in the Flight Technology application form.

Bachelor of Science

Flight Technology Major With Specialization

The Flight Technology major prepares graduates for entry level careers and leadership roles in the aviation community. Students select one of four technical specializations leading to a Bachelor of Science degree in Flight Technology. The curriculum in Flight Technology is designed to provide a solid foundation in the liberal arts as well as a thorough education and training in a technical discipline. All FLT courses are by permission. Prerequisites may be waived for students enrolled in the Aviation Management or the Aviation Maintenance Management specializations. Special program rules and procedures as stated in the CWU Flight Technology/Midstate Aviation, Inc Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) apply to the Flight Officer and Commercial Pilot.
 

Flight Officer Specialization

Flight Officer Flyer

Completion of this specialization assists the student to prepare for professional pilot positions. A minor is required of students graduating with this specialization. The following certificates and ratings are required for graduation: Private Pilot Certificate, Instrument Rating, Commercial Pilot Certificate, Certified Flight Instructor, and Multiengine Rating. Flight training fees are paid by the student and will be in addition to normal university tuition and fees. Students enrolled in the Flight Officer specialization are eligible to complete advanced multiengine simulator training and may qualify for approved airline internships, and after graduation, the Direct Hire program with Horizon Airlines. To graduate with this specialization, students must complete the Commercial Pilot Certificate*, Multiengine Rating and Certified Flight Instructor Certificate at Central Washington University's approved flight training operator at Bowers Field in Ellensburg, Washington. Once a student has enrolled at Central Washington University, all subsequent flight training must be conducted by Central Washington University's approved flight training operator at Bowers Field in Ellensburg. Washington, and shall be done in a manner approved by the FAA under FAR Part 141. *A minor is also required for this specialization.
*except as provided in approved articulation agreements

Required CoursesCredits
FLT 101, Private Pilot Flight Laboratory I1
FLT 102, Private Pilot Flight Laboratory II1
FLT 103, Private Pilot Flight Laboratory III1
FLT 130, Introduction to Aviation1
FLT 141, Principles of Flight I4
FLT 142, Principles of Flight II4
FLT 201, Instrument Pilot Flight Lab I1
FLT 202, Instrument Pilot Flight Lab II1
FLT 203, Instrument Pilot Flight Lab III1
FLT 211, Meteorology for Pilots4
FLT 221, Aircraft Systems I3
FLT 232, History of Aviation2
FLT 241, Instrument Flight I3
FLT 242, Instrument Flight II2
FLT 301, CFI Flight Laboratory1
FLT 304, Commercial Pilot Flight Lab I1
FLT 305, Commercial Pilot Flight Lab II1
FLT 306, Commercial Pilot Flight Lab III1
FLT 312, Aviation Weather Services3
FLT 319, Applied Aerodynamics for Pilots3
FLT 322, Aircraft Systems II3
FLT 323, Advanced Navigation2
FLT 333, Air Transportation4
FLT 337, Aviation Physiology and Survival3
FLT 340, Human Factors in Flight3
FLT 348, Air Carrier Operations3
FLT 352, Multiengine Principles2
FLT 354, Commercial Pilot4
FLT 358, Fundamentals of Flight Instruction4
FLT 401, Multiengine Flight Laboratory1
FLT 417, Aviation Safety Management3
FLT 422, Aircraft Systems III3
FLT 444, Multiengine Simulator, EFIS2
FLT 445, Multiengine Simulator, Turboprop2
FLT 489, Pilot Performance2
Department approved electives10
Total Credits9

Commercial Pilot Specialization

Completion of this specialization assists the student to prepare for commercial aviation employment opportunities. A minor is required of students graduating with this specialization. The following certificates and ratings are required for graduation: Private PIlot Certificate, Instrument Rating, and Commercial Pilot Certificate. Flight training fees are paid by the student and will be in addition to normal university tuition and fees. To graduate with this specialization, students must complete the Commercial Pilot Certificate* at Central Washington University's approved flight training operator at Bowers Field in Ellensburg, Washington. Once a student has enrolled at Central Washington University, all subsequent flight training must be conducted by Central Washington University's approved flight training operator at Bowers Field in Ellensburg, Washington, and shall be done in a manner approved by the FAA under FAR Part 141. *A minor is also required for this specialization.
*except as provided in approved articulation agreements

Required CoursesCredits
FLT 101, Private Pilot Flight Lab I1
FLT 102, Private Pilot Flight Lab II1
FLT 103, Private Pilot Flight Lab III1
FLT 130, Introduction to Aviation1
FLT 141, Principles of Flight I4
FLT 142, Principles of Flight II4
FLT 201, Instrument Pilot Flight Lab I1
FLT 202, Instrument Pilot Flight Lab II1
FLT 203, Instrument Pilot Flight Lab III1
FLT 211, Meteorology for Pilots4
FLT 221, Aircraft Systems I3
FLT 232, History of Aviation2
FLT 241, Instrument Flight I3
FLT 242, Instrument Flight II2
FLT 304, Commercial Pilot Flight Lab I1
FLT 305, Commercial Pilot Flight Lab II1
FLT 306, Commercial Pilot Flight Lab III1
FLT 312, Aviation Weather Services3
FLT 319, Applied Aerodynamics for Pilots3
FLT 322, Aircraft Systems II3
FLT 330, Aviation Law3
FLT 335, Aviation Management3
FLT 337, Aviation Physiology and Survival3
FLT 354, Commercial Pilot4
FLT 417, Aviation Safety Management3
Department approved FLT electives14
Department approved electives12
Total Credits8

Aviation Management Specialization

Aviation Management Flyer

Coursework in the Aviation Management Specialization will prepare students for a variety of administrative and management positions in the aviation community. Management career options related to aviation activities, such as airport manager, general operations manager, and air carrier management exist in the industry. *A minor is also required for this specialization.

Required CoursesCredits
ACCT 301, Financial Accounting Analysis5
BSED 389, Desktop Publishing3
COM 345, Business and Professional Speaking4
ECON 201, Principles of Economics, Micro5
FLT 330, Aviation Law3
FLT 333, Air Transportation4
FLT 334, Airport Management3
FLT 335, Aviation Management3
FLT 417, Aviation Safety Management3
IT 288, Business Presentation Applications2
MATH 130, Finite Mathematics5
MATH 311, Statistical Concepts and Methods5
MGT 380, Organizational Management5

Select Either:

FLT 434, Airport Operations (3)

FLT 438, Planning and Design of Airports (3)

3

Select Either:

HRM 381, Management of Human Resources (5)

MGT 386, Principles of Organizational Behavior (5)

5

Select Either:

BUS 241, Legal Enviroment of Business (5)

MKT 360, Principles of Marketing (5)

5

Select a minimum of 10 upper division credits from the following:

Courses with a prefix of AFRO, ECON, IET, IT, ITAM, MSL, or SHM.

ENG 310, Technical Writing (4)

POSC 320, Public Administration (5)

10

Department Approved Electives:

Any FLT course not used in required courses.

Any course with a prefix of AFRO, ECON, IET, IT, ITAM, MSL or SHM

MATH 153 or higher (except MATH 164)

18
Total Credits90

Airway Science, Aviation Maintenance Management Specialization

Students enrolling in this specialization who already posses an Airframe and Powerplant Certificate* from a Federal Aviation Administration approved Part 147 school receive in depth coverage of both theoretical and practical applications. This specialization prepares students for an administrative or management position associated with aviation maintenance. Opportunities exist both in government and the private sectors of aviation. *A minor is also required for this specialization.
NOTE: Sixty upper division credits are required for graduation. Without careful planning, one could be deficient in this requirement.

Required CoursesCredits
*Airframe and Powerplant Certificate45

CHEM 101, Contemporary Chemistry or

CHEM 111 and CHEM 111LAB or

CHEM 181 and CHEM 181LAB

5
FLT 330, Aviation Law3
FLT 333, Air Transportation4
FLT 335, Aviation Management3
FLT 417, Aviation Safety Management3
MATH 130, Finite Mathematics or Department approved MATH electives5
MGT 380, Organizational Management

5

Select Either:

BUS 221, Introductory Business Statistics (5)

MATH 311, Statistical Concepts and Methods (5)

5

Department Approved Electives:

Choose from:

ADMG 385, Business Communication and Report Writing (5) or

ENG 310, Technical Writing (4) or

Any course with a prefix of FLT, IET, MET or SHM

12
Total Credits

9

Flight Technology Minor (3458)

A program designed for students who wish to earn a pilot's license (Private Pilot certificate). Private Pilot flight training is taken through CWU's designated contract operator at Bowers Field, Ellensburg, WA.

Required CoursesCredits
FLT 101, Private Pilot Flight Lab I1
FLT 102, Private Pilot Flight Lab II1
FLT 103, Private Pilot Flight Lab III1
FLT 141, Principles of Flight I4
FLT 142, Principles of Flight II4
FLT 211, Meteorology for Pilots4
FLT 221, Aircraft Systems I3
Department approved FLT electives6
Total Credits2

Flight Technology Courses

FLT 101. Private Pilot Flight Laboratory I (1). Corequisite, FLT 141. Basic flight maneuvers, solo flight in local area, and introduction of maximum performance takeoff and landing.

FLT 102. Private Pilot Flight Laboratory II (1). Prerequisite, FLT 101, corequisite, FLT 142. Plan and conduct cross-country flights and perform short-field and soft-field takeoffs and landings.

FLT 103. Private Pilot Flight Laboratory III (1). Prerequisite, FLT 102. Perform private pilot operations at a standard to obtain the private pilot certificate.

FLT 130. Introduction to Aviation (1). An overview of the aviation program, industry, career options and opportunities. Grade will be S or U.

FLT 141. Principles of Flight I (4). Corequisite, FLT 221. Basic knowledge of airplanes and their systems, aerodynamics, flight safety, airports, aeronautical charts, airspace, radio communications, air traffic control services, and aviation regulations. Formerly FLT 151/FLT 151.1. Students may not receive credit for both.

FLT 142. Principles of Flight II (4). Prerequisite, FLT 141. Corequisite, FLT 211. Basic knowledge of airplane performance and loading, preflight planning including weather analysis, visual and radio (VOR/ADF) navigation, flight physiology, and aeronautical decision making. Preflight planning for cross-country flights. Formerly FLT 152/152.1. Students may not receive credit for both.

FLT 201. Instrument Pilot Flight Lab I (1). Prerequisite, Private Pilot Certificate. Attitude control by instrument reference only, use of full and partial panel and radio navigation.

FLT 202. Instrument Pilot Flight Lab II (1). Prerequisite, FLT 201. IFR Approaches and holding patterns.

FLT 203. Instrument Pilot Flight Lab III (1). Prerequisite, FLT 202. Perform all IFR maneuvers and procedures to FAA instrument rating practical test standards.

FLT 211. Meteorology for Pilots (4). Corequisite, FLT 142. Meterological processes and weather hazards peculiar to the flight environment. Formerly FLT 210. Students may not receive credit for both.

FLT 221. Aircraft Systems I (3). Corequisite, FLT 141. Light training aircraft engines, propellers and engine systems, flight controls, fuel systems, instrumentation, tires, wheels and brakes. Formerly FLT 220 and 220.1. Students may not receive credit for both.

FLT 232. History of Aviation(2). Prerequisite, ENG 101. A brief overview of the major developments in the history of powered flight. Formerly FLT 132. Students may not receive credit for both.

FLT 241. Instrument Flight I (3). Prerequisite, Private Pilot Certificate. Operation and use of flight instruments and instrument navigation, function of air traffic control, and use of instrument flight charts. Formerly FLT 252/252.1. Students may not receive credit for both.

FLT 242. Instrument Flight II (2). Prerequisite, FLT 241. Corequisite, FLT 312. Procedures for IFR departure, en route, and arrival operations, preparation for FAA written examination. Formerly FLT 252/252.1. Students may not receive credit for both.

FLT 296. Individual Study (1-6). Prerequisite, permission of instructor. May be repeated.

FLT 298. Special Topics (1-5).

FLT 301. Certified Flight Instructor Flight Laboratory (1). Prerequisite, Commercial Pilot Certificate, FLT 358. Analyze and perform maneuvers from the right seat. Demonstrate proficiency and instructional knowledge to FAA practical test standards.

FLT 304. Commercial Pilot Flight Lab I (1). Prerequisite, FLT 203. Plan and conduct VFR cross-country flights using pilotage, dead reckoning, and radio navigation. Night flight operations. Formerly FLT 204. Student may not receive credit for both.

FLT 305. Commercial Pilot Flight Lab II (1). Prerequisite, FLT 304. Operation of complex aircraft and basic knowledge of advanced commercial maneuvers. Formerly FLT 205. Student may not receive credit for both.

FLT 306. Commercial Pilot Flight Lab III (1). Prerequisite, FLT 305. Perform flight maneuvers and procedures to FAA commercial pilot practical test standards. Formerly FLT 206. Student may not receive credit for both.

FLT 312. Aviation Weather Services (3). Corequisite, FLT 242. Comprehensive analysis of weather services to flight crew, including interpretation of applicable alpha-numeric and graphic weather reports and forecasts. Formerly FLT 311. Students may not receive credit for both.

FLT 319. Applied Aerodynamics for Pilots (2). Prerequisite, FLT 242. Theories of flight and flight factors including airfoil shape, drag, velocity, lift and thrust, stability and control.

FLT 322. Aircraft Systems II (3). Prerequisite, FLT 221 and Instrument Rating. Corequisite, FLT 354. Complex aircraft systems. Formerly FLT 320. Students may not receive credit for both.

FLT 323. Advanced Navigation (3). Prerequisite, FLT 354. Advanced navigation systems, their functions, operation, and applications. Formerly FLT 321. Students may not receive credit for both.

FLT 330. Aviation Law (3). Prerequisite, Instrument Rating or junior standing. Basic understanding of aviation law, the legal system, the principles of law and how they may be applied to aspects of air transportation.

FLT 331. National Airspace System (3). The national air traffic control system, control procedures, the integration of centers, approach communications, navigation procedures, radar operations and facilities.

FLT 333. Air Transportation (4). Prerequisite, ENG 101. The air transportation system including facilities, regulations, problems encountered in commercial air transportation, airline operations, economic and social considerations.

FLT 334. Airport Management (3). Airport operations and management, including analysis of the role of the airport manager in planning, finance and administration; public relations, social, political and environmental considerations; operational requirements and facilities maintenance.

FLT 337. Aviation Physiology and Survival (3). Prerequisite: Private Pilot Certificate. Physiological aspects of flight crew performance, including affects of high altitude, accelerations, disorientation and fatigue. Normally requires altitude chamber flight. Basic introduction to wilderness survival.

FLT 340. Human Factors in Flight (3). Prerequisite, Instrument Rating. Psychological aspects of flight crew performance and fundamental concepts of crew resource management.

FLT 348. Air Carrier Operations (3). Prerequisite, FLT 354. Dispatch procedures, weather analysis (real time), flight operations, and crew utilization. Formerly FLT 338. Students may not receive credit for both.

FLT 352. Multiengine Principles (2). Prerequisite, FLT 354. Multiengine aircraft systems and operations, normal and emergency procedures and flight characteristics.

FLT 354. Commercial Pilot (4). Prerequisite, Instrument Rating. Corequisite, FLT 322. Operation of advanced systems appropriate to complex airplanes and execution of advance flight maneuvers. Preparation for FAA written examination. Formerly FLT 253 and FLT 254. Students may not receive credit for both.

FLT 355. Aviation Management (3). Management of aviation activities, manpower, facilities, regulations and flight operations.

FLT 358. Fundamentals of Flight Instruction (4). Prerequisite, Instrument Rating and Commercial Pilot Certificate Course Stage V. Instructional knowledge to teach required subject matter to include recognition, analysis and correction of common student errors. Formerly FLT 357/357.1. Students may not receive credit for both.

FLT 401. Multiengine Flight Laboratory (1). Prerequisite, FLT 352 and Commercial Pilot Certificate. Perform multiengine aircraft systems and operations, normal and emergency procedures to FAA practical test standards.

FLT 417. Aviation Safety Management (3). Prerequisite, Commercial Pilot Certificate Course Stage IV. Fundamentals of aviation safety management, including evaluation of specific hazards peculiar to the flight environment. Formerly FLT 317. Students may not receive credit for both.

FLT 422. Aircraft Systems III (3). Prerequisites, FLT 322 and FLT 354. Turbine engines and turboprop aircraft systems. Formerly FLT 420. Students may not receive credit for both.

FLT 423. Aircraft Systems IV (3). Prerequisite, FLT 422. Transport category aircraft systems. Formerly FLT 421. Students may not receive credit for both.

FLT 434. Airport Operations (3). Prerequisites, FLT 333 and FLT 334.

FLT 438. Planning and Design of Airports (4). Methodologies necessary to the planning and design of airports. Prerequisite, FLT 434.

FLT 444. Multiengine Simulator, EFIS (2). Prerequisites, admission to the Flight Officer emphasis or the Aircraft Systems Management emphasis, FLT 352 and Commercial Pilot Certificate Course Stage V complete. Introduction to and familiarization of electronic flight instrument systems, use of flight director and autopilot. Beginning crew coordination.

FLT 445. Multiengine Simulator, Turboprop (2). Prerequisites, admission to the Flight Officer or the Aircraft Systems Management emphasis, FLT 422, FLT 444, and Multi-engine Rating. Operation of turbine powered aircraft, CRM, and FMS.

FLT 458. Advanced Flight Instruction, Instrument (2). Prerequisite, FLT 358. Corequisite, Certified Flight Instructor Certificate Course Stage I. Methodology used in teaching instrument flight and acquisition of the Instrument Ground Instructor certificate (IGI).

FLT 459. Advanced Flight Instruction, Multiengine (2). Prerequisites, ME Rating and CFI certificate. Principles and methodology of teaching multiengine flight.

FLT 475. Specialty Flight Laboratory (1). Prerequisite, FAA Pilot Certificate or equivalent and permission. Instruction in the listed specialties. Flight hours will vary with specialty. A minimum of 12 flying hours normally required for credit except as approved by flight technology. Hang gliders are specifically omitted. May be repeated. Single Engine Seaplane Multiengine Seaplane Helicopters Mountain Flying Aerobatics Other by advisement and permission

FLT 489. Pilot Performance (1). Prerequisite FLT 445 and permission. Oral and skill demonstration in the simulator covering those areas required of graduates entering an aircraft pilot career. Formerly FLT 488. Students may not receive credit for both.

FLT 490. Cooperative Education (1-12). An individualized contracted field experience with business, industry, government, or social service agencies. This contractual arrangement involves a student learning plan, cooperating employer supervision, and faculty coordination. Prior approval required. May be repeated. Grade will be S or U.

FLT 496. Individual Study (1-6). Prerequisite, permission of instructor. May be repeated.

FLT 498. Special Topics (1-5).

FLT 499. Seminar(1-5). May be repeated.