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Unmanned Aerial Vehicle

Degree Offered: Associate in Applied Science

Credits Required: 65

The Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (drones) program is being offered because of the increasing demand for qualified pilots and sensor operators in the rapidly growing field of unmanned aircraft systems operations. Employment opportunities exist in both private and public entities including the U.S. Air Force, Federal Aviation Administration, National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration, and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

 

Curriculum - 1st Year

First Semester - 19 Credits

Code
Title
Credits
AVIP 106
Private Pilot
3.00
This course includes actual flying experience with an FAA approved fixed base operator. Students will receive a minimum of 60 hours in flight instruction including dual, solo and briefing. Successful completion will result in receipt of the Private Pilot/Airplane certificate (no limitations). Persons wishing to receive credit for previous flight time must make arrangements with the coordinator of the program. Students are required to have a valid second class medical certificate to enroll in this course. 0-6-3
AVIP 110
Flight Theory
4.00
The principles of flight, basics of air traffic control, weather facts, navigational procedures and airplane operations as pertinent to the Private/Recreational Pilot Certificate are studied. Upon successful completion of this course,(as defined by a grade of 80% or better) the student will receive an endorsement to take the FAA knowledge exam in the department for an additional fee. Corequisite: AVIP123 (4-0-4)
AVIP 123
Aeronautical Knowledge
3.00
This course is designed to provide the basis for Air Traffic Control Training. The student will learn the language of air traffic controllers, and will become familiar with the operating principles of navigational equipment pertinent to pilots and controllers. Corequisite: AVIP110
CIST 140
Electronics I
3.00
This course uses a hands-on learning approach to study the theory and practical applications of digital electronics. Emphasis is placed on general system principles, basic electronic concepts, practical applications, and troubleshooting. Digital and analog theory as well as introduction to circuit design, industrial electronics, basic mechanics, motor control, and robotics will be studied. 3-0-3
MATH 130
College Algebra
3.00
The functional approach to algebra is stressed with attention to the properties of the real number system; linear functions and equations; exponents; radicals; functions; systems of equations; complex numbers; and quadratic equations. Additional topics may be added at the discretion of the instructor Prerequisite: Placement testing; successful completion of DEVS020 Improvement of Math Skills and DEVS021 Fundamentals of Algebra if required; permission of the Division Director.(3-0-3)
WRIT 101
English Composition
3.00
Students will practice expository writing and learn the academic form of the essay and research paper. Students will focus on the development of an academically sound and challenging thesis and resulting essay. The mechanics of writing will be reviewed as needed. 3-0-3 Pre-requisite: Placement testing; successful completion of DEVS012 Reading and DEVS015 Introduction to College Writing if required, permission of the Division Director.

Second Semester - 15 Credits

Code
Title
Credits
AVIP 121
Aviation Meteorology
3.00
This course places special emphasis on interpretation of meteorology phenomena affecting aircraft; basic concepts of aviation meteorology; temperature, pressure, moisture, stability, clouds, air masses, fronts, thunderstorms, icing and fog. The course covers analysis and use of weather data for flight planning and safe flying; interpretation of weather maps, reports and forecasts. Prerequisite: AVIP110 Corequisite: AVIP136 3-0-3
AVIP 136
Theory of Instrument Flight
4.00
This course includes basic radio fundamentals as used by instrument pilot and the air traffic controller. A description and practical use of various radio aids to safe aerial navigation, including VOR, ILS, ADF, GPS and others are taught. Instrument charts and instrument approach charts are adapted to radio navigation and the application of the Aeronautical Information Manual is studied. Upon successful completion of this course (as defined by a grade of 80% or better), the student will receive an endorsement to take the FAA knowledge exam in the department for an additional fee. 4-0-4 Pre-Requisite: Successful completion of AVIP110/AVIP123 Co-Requisite: AVIP121
AVIP 232
Instrument Flight
2.00
The necessary actual flight instruction from an FAA approved fixed based operator to qualify for the FAA Instrument Pilot Rating is performed and includes 40 hours of instrument flight and 10 hours of oral instruction and briefing. Successful completion will be passage of the FAA required flight test for an instrument pilot rating. Prerequisites: AVIP106 and qualify for total flight hours under FAA part 61 or 141 for an Instrument Rating. 0-4-2
AVIP 240
Intro to External/Internal Pilot
3.00
This course is designed for the certification of Unmanned Aerial Vehicle External and Internal Pilots, and includes the essential topics of safety/liability considerations, operational risk management, GPS and navigational topics, preflight operations, manual and automatic flight and emergency procedures and equipment malfunctions. Each of these topics include first-hand investigation via extensive equipment use, research and inquiry. 3-0-3
CIST 100
Introduction to Information Tech
3.00
A computer course designed to introduce students to personal computers. Topics include basic concepts of computer operations, storage media, software categories, Windows operating system, computer communication devices, and Internet. The course also includes introduction to Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint. 3-0-3

Curriculum - 2nd Year

Third Semester - 16 Credits

Code
Title
Credits
AVIP 125
Advanced Aeronautical Knowledge
3.00
This course covers FAA regulations on safe flight, weight and balance problems, and use of the Aeronautical Information Manual. Medical facts and accident reports are studied. Fundamentals essential to safe flight will be studied, including instruments used for aviation safety and the evaluation and interpretation of their indications. Prerequisite: AVIP110 or equivalent Corequisite: AVIP140 3-0-3
AVIP 140
Commercial Pilot Theory
3.00
This training course provides the student with the necessary aeronautical knowledge and prerequisites as specified in the Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR's) for the commercial pilot. Topics of discussion are FAR's; airplane performance; aerodynamics; airplane engines and systems; and physiology. Upon successful completion of this course (as defined by a grade of 80% or better) the student will receive an endorsement to take the FAA knowledge exam in the department for an additional fee. Prerequisite: AVIP110 or equivalent Corequisite: AVIP125 (3-0-3)
AVIP 241
Advanced External/Internal Pilot
3.00
This course is designed for the certification of Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Internal and External Pilots, with greater in-depth knowledge of the essential topics of safety/liability considerations, operational risk management, GPS and navigational topics, preflight operations, manual and automatic flight, and emergency procedures and equipment malfunctions. Each of these topics include first-hand investigation via extensive equipment use, reasearch and inquiry. 3-0-3
PHYS 105
Physical Science
4.00
This is an introductory course in Physical Science emphasizing the Physics and Astronomy aspects of a Physical Science curriculum. Students will be introduced to basic concepts that will give them a grasp of the fundamental quantities used in building models of physical reality.
WRIT 103
Writing For Business/Tech
3.00
Designed to train the student in effective writing, this course aims to increase the student’s ability to write with unity, coherence, and logic. It provides additional study and practice in writing letters, proposals, manuals, and reports of a business or technical nature as well as in professional and contemporary research methods. Prerequisite: WRIT101 3-0-3

Fourth Semester - 15 Credits

Code
Title
Credits
AVIP 138
Aerodynamics
3.00
This course is an analysis of the physics of flight, including the application of basic aerodynamics to the wing and airfoil; the analysis of lift and drag components relative to the wing platform and airplane performance; application of aerodynamic effect of turbo jet engines; and the principles of propulsion. 3-0-3
AVIP 150
Human Factors in Aviation
3.00
This course provides the student with a detailed introduction to aspects of aviation safety and the associated components of pilot psychology, human factors, aircraft technology and aero-medical physiology. Emphasis will be on resource management in single pilot and multi-crew member operations. Human Factors in Aviation is designed for the advanced pilot, air traffic control, and aerospace management student to recognize the degree of importance human factors play in the aviation industry. In order to obtain this focus, a detailed study, through a series of lectures, will map out the error chains that result in most accidents/incidents. Special emphasis will be placed upon psychology. Prerequisite:AVIP139 and AVIP238. 3-0-3
AVIP 245
Adv UAV Pilot Ops/Planning
3.00
This course is designed for the certification of Unamanned Aerial Vehicle Internal and External Pilots, with greater in-depth knowledge of flight training, regulations, operational risk management and procedures inherent to the technician, mission manager and pilot. Each of these topics include first-hand investigation via extensive equipment use, research and inquiry. 3-0-3
COMM 201
Public Speaking
3.00
The emphasis is on speech preparation and delivery in a variety of speaking experiences designed to improve the speaker’s capability through the application of correct speech practices. 3-0-3
PSYC 101
General Psychology
3.00
This course examines the scientific study of behavior and mental processes and provides a survey of the major areas of psychology. Important topics and findings from psychology are reviewed. Topics include the role of science in the study of behavior, the biological foundations of behavior, learning, information processing, stress and health, social interaction, development, motivation, emotion and psychological disorders.