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Professional Pilot Specializations

The Professional Pilot major prepares graduates for entry level careers and leadership roles in the aviation community. Students select one of two technical specializations leading to a Bachelor of Science degree in Professional Pilot. The Aviation curriculum is designed to provide a solid foundation in the liberal arts as well as a thorough education and training in a technical discipline. All Aviation courses are by permission. Special program rules and procedures as stated in the CWU Department of Aviation Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) apply to the Flight Officer and Commercial Pilot.

The professional pilot course list is available here (.pdf) and below with links to the registrar catalog for your convenience.

 

Core Professional Pilot Courses

Course CodeCourse NameCredits
AVP 101Private Pilot Flight Laboratory I1
AVP 102Private Pilot Flight Laboratory II1
AVP 103Private Pilot Flight Laboratory III1
AVP 141Principles of Flight I4
AVP 142Principles of Flight II4
AVP 201Instrument Pilot Flight Lab I1
AVP 202Instrument Pilot Flight Lab II1
AVP 203Instrument Pilot Flight Lab III1
AVP 211Meteorology for Pilots4
AVP 221Aircraft Systems I3
AVP 241Instrument Flight I4
AVP 242Instrument Flight II3
AVP 304Commercial Pilot Flight Lab I1
AVP 305Commercial Pilot Flight Lab II1
AVP 306Commercial Pilot Flight Lab III1
AVP 312Aviation Weather Services3
AVP 319Applied Aerodynamics for Pilots3
AVP 322Aircraft Systems II3
AVP 323Advanced Navigation3
AVP 337Aviation Physiology and Survival4
AVP 340Human Factors in Flight4
AVP 352Multiengine Principles2
AVP 354Commercial Pilot4
AVM 330Aviation Law3
AVM 350Aviation Career Planning and Professionalism3
AVM 417Aviation Safety Management4
AVM 418Threat and Error Management in Aviation3


Total core credits: 70

 


 

Flight Officer Specialization

Completion of this specialization assists the student to prepare for professional pilot positions. 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. 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.

Course CodeCourse NameCredits
AVM 333Air Transportation4
AVP 301Certified Flight Instructor Laboratory1
AVP 348Air Carrier Operations4
AVP 401Multiengine Flight Laboratory1
AVP 410Crew Resource Management3
AVP 422Aircraft Systems III - Turboprop3
AVP 423Aircraft Systems IV - Turbojet Systems4
AVP 444Multiengine FTD - Baron G582
AVP 445Multiengine FTD - King Air 2002
AVP 448Fundamentals of Flight Instruction5
AVP 469Turbojet Operations4
AVP 489Turbojet FTD - CRJ-2003
 Department approved electives
(any AVM or AVP course not used in required courses)
4


Total specialization credits: 40
Total core credits: 70
Total credits: 110

 


 

Commercial Pilot Specialization

Completion of this specialization assists the student to prepare for commercial aviation employment opportunities. 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.

Course CodeCourse NameCredits
AVP 332Aviation History
3
AVP 375Mountain and Canyon Flying
3
 Department approved AVM or AVP electives
9
 Department approved electives
5


Total specialization credits: 20
Total core credits: 70
Total credits: 90

Current as of Spring 2016.

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