BS Aviation - Flight Operations
The Flight Operations option is designed for those students who wish to work in the operations side for a commercial airline, including the position of pilot. In these two options, the students acquire a strong foundation of business and management principles, finance and accounting, information systems, communication skills, and teamwork.
Graduates of the BS in Aviation with an option in Operations will be able to:
- Describe the aerodynamic forces involved in an airplane in flight
- Analyze Meteorology and environmental issues related to aviation operation
- Apply conflict resolving and negotiation techniques to the aviation workplace
- Articulate the nature and sources of law and legal problems encountered by managers
- Describe aircraft communication systems including aircraft antennas, voice systems, satellite, UHF, VHF
- Utilize navigation concepts and fundamentals.
- Select and operate computer devices and navigation systems.
- Describe aspects of managing air transportation companies
- Describe the air traffic control system and relationships between en route, terminal, tower, and flight service functions
- Use principles in airport planning and management
- Demonstrate an understanding of instrument flight techniques
- Comprehend the role of finance in an aviation business including financial planning and forecasting
- Analyze the current structure of the aviation industry including general aviation, the airlines, corporate aviation, airports, original equipment manufacturers (OEMS), and manufacturers
- Describe the impact of limited airspace and airport capacity on the growth of the aviation industry
- Use systems analysis in solving economic decisions in aviation
- Apply total quality management techniques to business and management situations in aviation
The following courses are required for this option. To read a description of each course, please click on it. Please note that recurring changes to the course catalog may break or disable existing links. As an alternative, search the catalog for your desired course or visit the Advising page for more information.
- Of the 51 units required by the university, 24 may be satisfied by specified major and support requirements. Consult major advisor for details.
Preparation for the Major
Operations Option (47 units)
- Avia 2
- Avia 31
- Avia 42
- Avia 43
- Avia 68
- Avia 73
- Avia 91
- Avia 112
- Avia 176
- Avia 178
- Avia 62
- Avia 193
- Avia 194
- Avia 110
- Electives (2),