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College of Education and Professional Studies

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 Code Course Name Credits
AVP 101 Private Pilot Flight Laboratory I 2
AVP 102 Private Pilot Flight Laboratory II 2
AVP 103 Private Pilot Flight Laboratory III 2
AVP 131 introduction to Aviation 1
AVP 141 Principles of Flight I 4
AVP 142 Principles of Flight II 4
AVP 201 Instrument Pilot Flight Lab I 2
AVP 202 Instrument Pilot Flight Lab II 2
AVP 203 Instrument Pilot Flight Lab III 2
AVP 211 Meteorology for Pilots 4
AVP 221 Aircraft Systems I 3
AVP 237 Outdoor Survival for Pilots 1
AVP 241 Instrument Flight I 4
AVP 242 Instrument Flight II 3
AVP 304 Commercial Pilot Flight Lab I 2
AVP 305 Commercial Pilot Flight Lab II 2
AVP 306 Commercial Pilot Flight Lab III 2
AVP 312 Aviation Weather Services 3
AVP 319 Applied Aerodynamics for Pilots 3
AVP 340 Human Factors in Flight 4
AVP 352 Multiengine Principles 2
AVP 354 Commercial Pilot 4
AVM 330 Aviation Law 3
AVM 350 Aviation Career Planning and Professionalism 3
AVM 417 Aviation Safety Management 4
AVM 418 Threat and Error Management in Aviation 3
AVP 470 Professional Pilot Capstone  


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 Code Course Name Credits
AVP 321 Aircraft Systems – Turboprop 3
AVM 333 Air Transportation 4
AVP 348 Air Carrier Operations 4
AVP 401 Multiengine Flight Laboratory 1
AVP 402 Certified Flight Instructor Laboratory 2
AVP 410 Crew Resource Management 3
AVP 421 Aircraft Systems - Turbojet 4
AVP 444 Multiengine FTD - Baron G58 2
AVP 448 Fundamentals of Flight Instruction 5
AVP 469 Turbojet Operations 4
AVP 489 Turbojet FTD - CRJ-200 3
  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.

Any AVM or AVP course(s) not used in the core.  Consult the academic advisor for course selection.


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

Current as of Fall 2018.

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