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Aviation Instructor Certificate

Total Credits:15 (2016-2017 Academic Year)

The program combines existing AVIP courses into a package that allows students to achieve both aviation instructor ground training and aviation instructor flight training certifications. These courses will provide students an opportunity to advance their professional portfolio by diversifying their skill sets into the instructor field for potential hire as collegiate faculty and flight school instructors.

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Curriculum - 15 Credits

CodeTitleCredits
AVIP 101History of Aviation 3.00
AVIP 112Fundamentals of Instructing 1.00
AVIP 114Basic Ground Instructor 1.00
AVIP 124Advanced Ground Instructor 2.00
AVIP 137Instrument Ground Instructor 2.00
AVIP 234CFIA 2.00
AVIP 235CFII 2.00
AVIP 237CFIA-M 2.00

Course Descriptions

AVIP 101 - History of Aviation

The Introduction to Aviation course is designed to give the student a solid foundation in understanding where aviation came from starting from the earliest myths and legends through actual developments in flight systems and ultimately to a vision to where aviation may lead us. The course will begin with a history of flight followed by a study of the atmospheric medium in which aircraft of all types operate. The students will next learn about the infrastructure supporting aviation, i.e. airports, aviation organizations and types of aircraft. The students will be expected to recognize the differences between aircraft and identify them by sight. This will be followed by more specific issues such as aviation weather and the challenges weather pose to flight activities as well as a technological look at just what makes them fly and how they are propelled and controlled and how they get from point A to point B. The course will end with a broad review of the different career fields available withing the aerospace industrial sector and their future prospects, i.e. professional pilot, air traffic control, aerospace management and unmanned aerial vehicles. 3-0-3

AVIP 112 - Fundamentals of Instructing

This course is designed to cover subject matter that would be related to teacher training rather than aeronautical training. Subjects to be covered are the ground instructor qualities; motivation; the learning process; the pattern of instruction; planning; and presenting and explaining. Completion of the course will be the passage of the FAA Fundamentals of Instruction for Ground Instructors. 1-0-1

AVIP 114 - Basic Ground Instructor

Included in this course is a comprehensive study of aviation weather; air navigation (pilotage dead reckoning, and radio); single engine airplane operations, including fundamental aerodynamic principles of flight, and performance data; regulations for student and private/recreational pilots; general and visual flight rules; and the Aeronautical Information Manual. Successful completion will be passage of the FAA Exam for the Basic Ground Instructor. 1-0-1

AVIP 124 - Advanced Ground Instructor

The course provides in-depth coverage of subjects introduced in AVIP114. Topics include: operating procedures and performance principles of small twin-engine airplanes; privileges and limitations of airline transport and commercial pilots; and certification requirements. Successful completion will be passage of the FAA Advanced Ground Instructor Certificate which will be the final exam. 2-0-2 Prerequisite: AVIP114 or equivalent

AVIP 137 - Instrument Ground Instructor

A comprehensive knowledge of subjects covered in AVIP114 and AVIP124, plus the instrument flight rules; IFR Altitudes; Standard Instrument Approach Procedures, the instrument flight operations requirements of FAR 135; the instrument flight procedures; enroute charts; IFR planning; and common IFR weather producers are included in this course. Successful completion will be passage of the FAA Instrument Ground Instructor Certificate which will be the final exam. Prerequisite: AVIP114 or AVIP124 2-0-2

AVIP 234 - CFIA

This course prepares the experienced pilot for the airplane FAA Certificate Flight Instructor Certificate. A minimum of 35 hours of instruction is provided, including 10 hours of dual flight and 25 hours of oral instruction and briefing. Prerequisites: AVIP231, or a Commercial Pilot Certificate, and AVIP232 or an instrument rating. Pre-requisites: AVIP231 or a Commercial Pilot Certificate and AVIP232 or an Instrument Rating. 0-4-2

AVIP 235 - CFII

This course prepares the experienced Instrument Pilot to pass the FAA requirements for the airplane Instrument Flight Instructor Certificate. A total of 35 hours of instruction is provided, including 10 hours of dual flight and 25 hours of oral instruction and briefing. Prerequisites: AVIP231, AVIP232, or a current FAA Commercial Pilot Certificate with an Instrument Rating. 0-4-2

AVIP 237 - CFIA-M

This course prepares the experienced multi/engine pilot to pass the FAA requirement for Certified Flight Instructor Airplane/Multi/Engine Rating. A total of 35 hours of instruction is provided, including 10 hours of dual flight in a multi/engine airplane and 25 hours of oral instruction and briefing for the FAA flight test. Prerequisites: AVIP231, AVIP232, AVIP233 or a current FAA Commercial Pilot Certificate-Airplane with an Instrument and Multi/Engine Rating. 0-4-2