Baylor Aviation Science Courses

 

FAA PART 141 FLIGHT COURSES:

AVS 1215 - Private Pilot Flight: Flight training course that prepares students for the completion of the FAA private pilot certification process, including dual and solo flight in the areas of maneuvers and cross-country navigation. *Additional fees are charged for this course.

AVS 1175 - Commercial Flight I: The first of two flight training courses that combine to prepare students for FAA Commercial Pilot certification.  Course focuses on cross-country procedures and commercial maneuver and includes both solo and dual flight training to prepare student for mastery of all commercial pilot maneuvers. *Additional fees are charged for this course.

AVS 2250 - Instrument Flight: Flight training course designed to prepare students for completion of the FAA Instrument Pilot Rating with mastery of all instrument procedures. *Additional fees are charged for this course.

AVS 2239 - Commercial Flight II: The second of two flight training courses that combine to continue to prepare students for FAA Commercial Pilot certification. Course focuses on cross-country procedures and commercial maneuver and includes both solo and dual flight training to prepare student for mastery of all commercial pilot maneuvers. *Additional fees are charged for this course.

AVS 2151 - Multiengine Flight: Flight training course that prepares students for the multiengine class rating which will be added to a current pilot certificate. Course includes explanation and demonstration of all required FAA normal and emergency operations and procedures. *Additional fees are charged for this course.

AVS 2236 - Certified Flight Instructor- Airplane: Flight training course necessary for students to qualify for the FAA Certified Flight Instructor Airplane Certificate. Topics include ground and flight instruction. *Additional fees are charged for this course.

 

FAA PART 141 HELICOPTER FLIGHT COURSES:

AVS 1461 Private Pilot Helicopter Flight: Flight training course that prepares students for the completion of the FAA Private Pilot Rotorcraft (Helicopter) certification process. *Additional fees are charged for this course.

AVS 2462 Instrument/Commercial 1 Helicopter Flight: The first of two flight training courses that combine to prepare students for the FAA Instrument Rating Rotorcraft (Helicopter) certification process and the FAA Commercial Pilot Rotorcraft (Helicopter) certification process. *Additional fees are charged for this course.    

AVS 2463 Instrument/Commercial 2 Helicopter Flight: The second of two flight training courses that combine to prepare students for the FAA Instrument Rating Rotorcraft (Helicopter) certification process and the FAA Commercial Pilot Rotorcraft (Helicopter) certification process.   *Additional fees are charged for this course.    

AVS 3464 CFI Helicopter Flight: Flight training course that prepares students for the completion of the FAA Certified Flight Instructor Rotorcraft (Helicopter) certification process. *Additional fees are charged for this course.                                           

AVS 4265 CFI-I Helicopter Flight: Flight training course that prepares students for the completion of the FAA Certified Flight Instructor Instrument Rotorcraft (Helicopter) certification process. *Additional fees are charged for this course.                                        

AVS 4266 NVG Helicopter Flight: Flight training course that prepares students for an initial night vision goggle (NVG) helicopter qualification. *Additional fees are charged for this course.

 

FAA PART 141 GROUND SCHOOL COURSES:

AVS 1417 - Private Pilot Ground School: Basic ground school for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Private Pilot Certificate, providing students with the necessary aeronautical knowledge that can be used for private pilot certification. Topics include principles of flight, radio procedures, weather, navigation, aerodynamics, and FAA regulations.

AVS 1451 - Instrument Ground School: A study of basic instrument radio and navigation fundamentals used in instrument flight. Topics include a description and practical use of navigation systems and instruments, charts used for instrument flight, and FAA regulations. Qualifies as a part of a program leading to a FAA Instrument Rating.

AVS 2337 - Commercial Ground School: A study of advanced aviation topics that can be used for the FAA Commercial Single Engine Certificate. Includes preparation for the Commercial Airplane written test. Subjects include aircraft performance, aircraft weight, and balance, multiengine aerodynamics, FAA regulations relating to commercial pilot maneuvers.

AVS 2349 - Instructor Ground School: Skill development in the fundamentals of teaching and learning in an aviation-oriented environment. Introduction to the techniques of instruction and analysis of flight maneuvers. Topics include flight instructor responsibilities and Federal Aviation Regulations relating to the instructor rating.

 

OTHER REQUIRED COURSES:

AVS 1300 - Introduction to Aviation: A survey of aviation with special attention to the history and impact of aviation on society as well as its technological progress.

AVS 1301 - Air Navigation: Instruction in Visual Flight rules navigation in the National Airspace System. Topics include sectional charts, flight computers, plotters and navigation logs and publications. Qualifies as a part of a program leading to the FAA Private Pilot Certificate.

AVS 1313 - Introduction to Meteorology: Basic atmospheric structure and processes, clouds and precipitation, atmospheric pressure and winds, weather chart analysis, thunderstorms and hurricanes, weather observations and forecasting.

AVS 3310 - Aviation Law: A history of the development of aviation law as well as a study of its present status. Topics include state and federal regulations, tort law, contract law, FAA regulations, aircraft ownership, airport businesses, and the effect of other laws on aviation.

AVS 3311 - Aircraft Accident Investigation and Prevention: A comprehensive overview of the procedures and methods used and the skills required to investigate an aircraft accident with emphasis placed on accident prevention.

AVS 3315 - Advanced Aviation Meteorology: Study of the atmospheric processes that produce weather and how weather impacts aviation.

AVS 4314 - Advanced Aircraft Systems: Study of large transport aircraft: turbine engines; pressurization; electrical, hydraulic, and fire protection systems. Emphasis on high altitude aerodynamics and performance.

AVS 4315 - Aerodynamics for Flight: Dynamics and thermodynamics, fluid flow, airfoil and wing theory, theory of flight including lift thrust and drag, velocity, stability, and control. Advanced principles of performance and maneuvers.

 

ELECTIVE COURSES:

AVS 3320 - Flight Crew Career Development: Airline, corporate, and military flight operations with emphasis placed on daily operations environments and employment resources in the aviation industry.

AVS 3350 - Introduction to Space Weather: A study of the discovery, basic processes, and the health, technology, & societal impacts of space weather.

AVS 3370 - Aviation Leadership: A study of leadership topics such as leadership theory, teamwork, conflict management, supervision, and motivation with an emphasis on application within the aviation industry.

AVS 4305 - Special Topics in Aviation: Study of advanced topics in aviation.

AVS 4310 - Aviation Management: Application of management concepts to the problems involved in airport operations, national air traffic control and air transportation systems.

AVS 4317 - Aerospace Propulsion Systems: This course is an overview of current aerospace powerplants, engines, and associated aircraft systems with an emphasis on those powerplants the students will encounter during their flight and ground training and their initial careers. It covers normal operating principles, procedures, differences between powerplant types, aircraft system descriptions, system malfunctions, and emergency procedures. The course incorporates key emphasis points to familiarize the student with the more complex powerplants the student will encounter as they progress through their career.

AVS 4318 - Avionics Systems Design: Design of avionics systems for civil and military aircraft. Topics include avionics system technology and architectures; system engineering; radar, electro-optical, and radio frequency sensors; communications and navigation systems; displays; and sub-systems.

AVS 4323 - The Environment and Economic Analysis: Economic analysis in the description, analysis, and policy formulation of environmental problems such as natural resource development, ecology, energy needs, noise, water, and air pollution. Economic tools used will include social welfare analysis, externalities, and benefit-cost analysis.

AVS 4377 - Airport Management: An in-depth overview of the Federal Aviation Regulation Part 139 airport design standard as well as a study of both landside and airside airport business management, utilizing the American Association of Airport Executives' Body of Knowledge modules. Includes a study of the role of the airport in community development.

AVS 4375 - Crew Resource Management: A study of cognitive processing theory, organizational behavior, interpersonal relationship skills, and other critical behavioral dynamics of professional flight crews. Specific CRM topics to be studied include information processing, human error, human reliability, error management, fatigue and workload management, situational awareness, CRM phase development, and CRM specific federal regulations as they pertain to aviation. Emphasis throughout focuses on the individual aircrew members understanding of cognitive processing and how this processing plays a foundational role in crew resource management effectiveness.

AVS 4390 - Internship in Aviation: Supervised work within the aviation industry corresponding with the student's major and career goals.

AVS 4485 - Introduction to Geographic Information Systems: Map properties, map design, remote sensing, GPS, and the growth and development of geographic information. Students will use computers and other tools related to Geographic Information Systems Software (GIS).

AVS 4486 - Remote Sensing: Physical mechanisms of surface and atmospheric materials absorption, transmittance, reflection, and emittence of light measured by various remote sensing platforms. Survey various applications related to earth science, ecology, meteorology, and environmental science.

AVS 4487 - Advanced GIS Analysis: Principles and techniques for geospatial data collection, manipulation, modeling, visualization, and analysis. Emphasis is placed on current raster modeling techniques, spatial statistical analysis methods, and using GIS as a predictive tool for environmental research.