Oct 19, 2020  
2017-2019 Catalog Addendum 
    
2017-2019 Catalog Addendum [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


This section includes a brief description of each credit class offered on a regular basis at Green River College. Classes are arranged in alphabetical order according to the college department that offers the class.

Each listing includes a course number (prefix & code/number), course title, number of credits awarded, prerequisite and academic transfer distributions are also designated where applicable. Common course numbers are identified by an “&” symbol at the end of the department abbreviation.

Course numbers 100-299 are designated for Green River College programs and courses that transfer to senior institutions (transfer is sometimes limited). The 100 series is ordinarily for first-year students and the 200 series for second-year students, but this distinct varies because of differing requirements at other colleges and universities. The 300 and 400 level series are for third- and fourth-year students.

Consult the “Programs of Study ” section of this catalog and your faculty advisor for specific information about each class and about which classes will meet your requirements.

 

Automotive Technology

  
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    ATECH 111 - Electrical and Electronics Systems

    Credits: 1-14
    Presents fundamental principles and terminology of automotive electrical systems. Use of Ohm’s Law, wiring diagrams, diagnostic, and test instruments. Covers diagnosis and repair of batteries, starting systems, charging systems, lighting systems, operator information and warning systems, and onboard body computer control systems. Emphasizes development of a positive attitude toward work ethic, cultural and gender diversity, personal and workplace safety, and hazardous materials handling and disposal.

    Prerequisite: ATECH 110  and instructor’s permission. Eligible for READ 104 .
  
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    ATECH 112 - Engine Performance

    Credits: 1-14
    Encompasses spark system management, emissions control, computerized engine control system sensors and actuators and use of diagnostic equipment necessary to test, adjust, and repair engine systems. Emphasizes development of a positive attitude toward work ethic, cultural and gender diversity, personal and workplace safety, and hazardous materials handling and disposal.

    Prerequisite: ATECH 110 , ATECH 111  and instructor’s permission. Eligible for READ 104 .
  
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    ATECH 113 - Engine Repair

    Credits: 1-3
    Covers internal combustion engine mechanical systems and components operation including diagnosis of component or system malfunctions. Includes practical application in cylinder head reconditioning and repair. Emphasizes development of a positive attitude toward work ethic, cultural and gender diversity, personal and workplace safety, and hazardous materials handling and disposal.

    Prerequisite: ATECH 110  and instructor’s permission. Eligible for READ 104 .
  
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    ATECH 114 - Automatic Transmission and Transaxle

    Credits: 1-8
    Covers theory, application, diagnosis and repair of fluid power, hydraulics, power transmission, and final drive units as applied to automatic transmissions and trans-axles. Emphasizes development of a positive attitude toward work ethic, cultural and gender diversity, personal and workplace safety, and hazardous materials handling and disposal.

    Prerequisite: ATECH 110  and instructor’s permission. Eligible for READ 104 .
  
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    ATECH 115 - Manual Drive Trains and Axles

    Credits: 1-6
    Covers theory, diagnosis, adjustment and repair of manual drive train components: i.e., clutch transmission, drive line and axles. Emphasizes development of a positive attitude toward work ethic, cultural and gender diversity, personal and workplace safety, and hazardous materials handling and disposal.

    Prerequisite: ATECH 110  and instructor’s permission. Eligible for READ 104 .
  
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    ATECH 116 - Suspension and Steering

    Credits: 1-6
    Covers application of automotive suspension and steering systems. Topics include tires and wheels, suspension systems, two and four wheel alignment, diagnosis, adjustment, and repair of systems and components. Emphasizes development of a positive attitude toward work ethic, cultural and gender diversity, personal and work place safety, and hazardous materials handling and disposal.

    Prerequisite: ATECH 110  and instructor’s permission. Eligible for READ 104 .
  
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    ATECH 117 - Brakes

    Credits: 1-7
    Covers theory, diagnosis, adjustments, and repair of automotive brake systems to include hydraulic systems, drum brakes, boosters, parking brakes and anti-skid brake system (ABS). Emphasizes development of a positive attitude toward work ethic, cultural and gender diversity, personal and workplace safety, and hazardous materials handling and disposal.

    Prerequisite: ATECH 110  and instructor’s permission. Eligible for READ 104 .
  
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    ATECH 118 - Heating and Air Conditioning

    Credits: 1-6
    A modular, self-paced course in automotive heating and air conditioning systems including diagnosis, service and repair of systems and system components. Emphasizes development of a positive attitude toward work ethic, cultural and gender diversity, personal and workplace safety, and hazardous materials handling and disposal.

    Prerequisite: ATECH 110  and instructor’s permission. Eligible for READ 104 .
  
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    ATECH 119 - Special Shop Practice

    Credits: 1-12
    Practical application and development of skills acquired during study and application of competencies listed in course modules ATECH 111  through ATECH 118 . Emphasizes development of a positive attitude toward work ethic, cultural and gender diversity, personal and workplace safety, and hazardous materials handling and disposal.

    Prerequisite: ATECH 110  and instructor’s permission. Eligible for READ 104 .
  
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    ATECH 150 - Automotive Leadership Skills 1

    Credits: 1
    Provides personal development experiences through participation in class, as well as leadership activities at school and in the community. Emphasizes individual participation to identify, plan, implement, promote, and evaluate activities. Provides instruction to facilitate development of personal skills in such areas as speaking, applying for a job, practicing management skills, and developing a plan of work.

    Prerequisite: Instructor’s permission.
  
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    ATECH 151 - Automotive Leadership Skills 2

    Credits: 1
    Provides personal development experiences through participation in class, as well as leadership activities at school and in the community. Emphasizes individual participation to identify, plan, implement, promote, and evaluate activities. Provides instruction to facilitate development of personal skills in such areas as speaking, applying for a job, practicing management skills, and developing a plan of work.

    Prerequisite: Instructor’s permission.
  
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    ATECH 152 - Automotive Leadership Skills 3

    Credits: 1
    Provides personal development experiences through participation in class, as well as leadership activities at school and in the community. Emphasizes individual participation to identify, plan, implement, promote, and evaluate activities. Provides instruction to facilitate development of personal skills in such areas as speaking, applying for a job, practicing management skills, and developing a plan of work.

    Prerequisite: Instructor’s permission.
  
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    ATECH 153 - Automotive Leadership Skills 4

    Credits: 1
    Provides personal development experiences through participation in class, as well as leadership activities at school and in the community. Emphasizes individual participation to identify, plan, implement, promote, and evaluate activities. Provides instruction to facilitate development of personal skills in such areas as speaking, applying for a job, practicing management skills, and developing a plan of work.

    Prerequisite: Instructor’s permission.
  
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    ATECH 154 - Automotive Leadership Skills 5

    Credits: 1
    Provides personal development experiences through participation in class, as well as leadership activities at school and in the community. Emphasizes individual participation to identify, plan, implement, promote, and evaluate activities. Provides instruction to facilitate development of personal skills in such areas as speaking, applying for a job, practicing management skills, and developing a plan of work.

    Prerequisite: Instructor’s permission.
  
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    ATECH 177 - Auto Work Experience

    Credits: 1-13
    Allows students to work full- or part-time in jobs directly related to their programs and interests. Students may receive a salary or volunteer.

    Prerequisite: Instructor’s permission.
  
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    ATECH 194 - Special Topics

    Credits: 1-13
    Provides training to meet established local needs in automotive repair industry, supplemental to classes currently offered.

    Prerequisite: Instructor’s permission.

Aviation

  
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    AVIA 101 - Aviation Fundamentals

    Credits: 5
    Covers basic aviation phraseology, air traffic glossary, definitions, acronyms and terms that pilots, air traffic controllers and flight operations managers use to operate and control aircraft and to manage flight operations. Includes aviation scenario practice with US and ICAO aviation rules and procedures, flight planning, aeronautical charts, aeronautical calculations, airspace, aerial navigation, aircraft weight and balance, aircraft performance, and aircraft flight systems.

    Prerequisite: Instructor’s permission.
  
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    AVIA 103 - Aviation History and Careers

    Credits: 5
    Provides students with a clear understanding of aviation, its history, and technological developments in the past, and future. Also addresses the range of career opportunities in the field of aviation, including flight instructor, airline captain, air traffic controller, and aircraft dispatcher.

  
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    AVIA 110 - Airline Operation

    Credits: 5
    Covers operation of large U.S. and international airlines. Includes setting passenger fares and cargo rates, regulations, marketing, labor, responding to competition, scheduling and reservations, dispatch and aircraft selection. Includes discussion of aviation careers.

  
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    AVIA 111 - Private Pilot Ground School

    Credits: 5
    Includes aerodynamics, navigation, weather, communications, regulations, flight physiology, weight balance, and other subjects preparatory to the FAA private pilot written exam.

  
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    AVIA 112 - Introduction to Aircraft Systems

    Credits: 5
    An introduction to the basic flight instruments and systems found in general aviation and light twin engine aircraft and how their proper use promotes safety in flight.

  
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    AVIA 123 - Aviation Weather

    Credits: 5
    Covers theory of weather processes and interpretation of weather reports and charts. Includes special aviation-related topics such as high-altitude weather, arctic weather and tropical weather. Students gain a fundamental knowledge of weather observation and forecasting techniques and instruments. Discusses special aviation problems such as windshear and microburst detection. Covers Terminal Aerodrome Forecast/Aviation Routine Weather.

  
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    AVIA 128 - Basic Weather Observation

    Credits: 3
    Provides participants with the knowledge to create and decipher aviation weather reports. A strong background in aviation weather is very important in the aviation field. Pilots, dispatchers, air traffic controllers, flight service personnel and weather observers deal with this weather information in extreme depth on a daily basis.

  
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    AVIA 129 - Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Basics

    Credits: 5
    Introduction to sUAS (drone) Basic Aerial Composition and aerial techniques working in the regulatory environment. Post-Production editing including hardware requirements, software options, best practices, and basic video post-production editing, storyboarding, social media applications, working the timeline, file sharing, working with natural lighting, histograms, exposure metering, audio editing and color correction.

  
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    AVIA 131 - Aviation Ground School

    Credits: 5
    Includes instruction in aerodynamics, avigation, weather, communications, regulations, flight physiology, weight balance, and minimum employment requirements necessary for various aviation careers.

  
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    AVIA 160 - Aviation Communication

    Credits: 2-5
    Provides intensive instruction and practice in listening and speaking the words and phrases used in pilot-controller-dispatcher radio communication. Emphasizes accuracy and efficiency. Course very useful for, but not limited to, persons who have completed ESOL. In both USA and ICAO (International) format.

  
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    AVIA 177 - Aviation Work Experience 1

    Credits: 1-13
    Allows students to work full- or part-time in jobs directly related to their programs and interests. Students may receive a salary or volunteer.

    Prerequisite: Instructor’s permission.
  
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    AVIA 178 - Aviation Work Experience 2

    Credits: 1-13
    Allows students to work full- or part-time in jobs directly related to their programs and interests. Students may receive a salary or volunteer.

    Prerequisite: Instructor’s permission.
  
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    AVIA 179 - Aviation Work Experience 3

    Credits: 1-13
    Allows students to work full- or part-time in jobs directly related to their programs and interests. Students may receive a salary or volunteer.

    Prerequisite: Instructor’s permission.
  
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    AVIA 190 - FAA Next Generation Technologies

    Credits: 5
    Covers technologies and procedures the FAA is using as the FAA migrates from the existing National Airspace System infrastructure and technology to the FAA Next Generation National Airspace System infrastructure and technology.

    Prerequisite: AVIA 111 , AVIA 112  and AVIA 123 ; or instructor’s permission.
  
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    AVIA 194 - Aviation Special Topics

    Credits: 1-10
    Provides training to meet the requirements of the aviation industry and to meet local needs in training in addition to classes currently offered.

    Prerequisite: Instructor’s permission.
  
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    AVIA 206 - Helicopter Ground School

    Credits: 3
    Covers helicopter aerodynamics, systems, operations, emergencies, flight regulations, weight and balance, pinnacle and slope operations, external loads, high altitude operation, large helicopter operations and other subjects pertaining to the FAA Private Pilot and Commercial Pilot Knowledge examinations.

  
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    AVIA 210 - Aviation and the Law

    Credits: 5
    Aviation law and regulations including discussions of constitutional, administrative and international law affecting aviation. Analysis of aviation regulatory environments and processes including legislation, rule-making, certification and enforcement actions using case studies.

  
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    AVIA 211 - Aerodynamics for Pilots

    Credits: 5
    Covers aerodynamic forces, symbols-equations, airspeed measurements, the four forces of light, jet aircraft performance, propeller aircraft performance, helicopter aerodynamics, stability, takeoff and landing performance.

  
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    AVIA 212 - Human Factors for Aviators

    Credits: 5
    Covers human factors in aeronautical decision-making and situation-awareness. Emphasizes human error, personal attitudes and physical elements (pilot fitness, pilot workload, cockpit distractions, etc.), pilot preparedness, and effective use of crew resource management to manage and mitigate aviation risk. Includes accident case studies.

    Prerequisite: AVIA 111  and AVIA 123 ; or instructor’s permission.
  
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    AVIA 214 - Airport Management and Operations

    Credits: 5
    Provides basic knowledge in airport operations and management for airport operations, interaction with political entities, public relations with local communities and local entities, working with government (local, state and federal) regarding airport operations and management directives governing airport safety responsibilities, relationships with commercial air carriers, fixed-base operators, community residents, aviation authorities and environmental authorities. Provides a basic understanding of how airport managers address federal airport standards for basic airport functions involving air safety, ground and flight operations, airport budgets and finances aspects and airport planning.

  
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    AVIA 216 - Basic Instrument Pilot Ground School

    Credits: 5
    Provides students with information to pass the FAA instrument pilot written examination. Covers basic instrument flight procedures and planning including radio navigation, IFR flight planning and decision-making, ATC procedures, and FAA regulations pertinent to instrument flight. FAA part 141 approved.

    Prerequisite: AVIA 111  or instructor’s permission.
  
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    AVIA 217 - Aviation Security

    Credits: 5
    Provides a basic framework for understanding aviation security philosophy, rules, procedures and methods. Covers security for commercial aviation operations and general aviation operations including airport security, passenger and baggage security, and cargo security.

  
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    AVIA 218 - Commercial Pilot Ground School

    Credits: 5
    Topics include navigation, weather, advanced aircraft performance, high-power engine operation, multi-engine factors, regulations, weight shift, instrument flight and communication, and airspace. FAA Part 141 approved. Prepares students for the FAA Commercial Pilot written exam.

    Prerequisite: AVIA 111  or instructor’s permission.
  
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    AVIA 220 - Flight Instructor Ground School

    Credits: 5
    Prepares students to pass the FAA fundamentals of instructing, basic ground instructor, advanced ground instructor and flight instructor-airplane written tests. Covers aviation instruction methods, the learning process, elements of effective teaching and lesson planning. Also covers aerodynamics, aircraft systems, aviation weather, flight maneuvers and navigation.

    Prerequisite: AVIA 111 , AVIA 216  and AVIA 218 .
  
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    AVIA 221 - FAA Written Test Preparation for ATP/Dispatch

    Credits: 2
    Prepares students for the FAA’s written test for either the Airline Transport Pilot certificate or Dispatcher certificate. Focuses on aircraft performance, weight and balance, weather, and appropriate federal regulations.

  
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    AVIA 229 - Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Operations

    Credits: 5
    Students demonstrate and apply what they have learned in previous courses by conducting simulated and real life flight missions in the field.

    Prerequisite: AVIA 129 .
  
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    AVIA 254 - Helicopter Pilot Instructor Flight 3

    Credits: 2
    Qualifies students to obtain and/or update skills and knowledge necessary for pilot flight proficiency requirements. A local authorized flight school provides all in-flight instruction.

  
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    AVIA 264 - Complex Aircraft Qualifications

    Credits: 2
    Qualifies students to obtain and/or update skills and knowledge necessary for pilot flight proficiency requirements. A local authorized flight school provides all in-flight instruction.

  
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    AVIA 265 - Airline Dispatch

    Credits: 10
    Teaches practical dispatching for airline and corporate operations, as well as preflight, in-flight and postflight duties. Covers federal aviation regulations, meteorology, navigation, large aircraft weight/balance, performance, systems, and communications. Also covers air traffic control procedure, and pilot departure and arrival procedures.

    Prerequisite: (AVIA 270  or AVIA 281  ) and AVIA 123  and AVIA 216 ; or instructor’s permission; and eligible for ENGL& 101 .
  
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    AVIA 267 - International Flight Planning and ETOPS

    Credits: 5
    Covers air carrier flight planning to points outside the United States, Federal Aviation Regulations (Part 121) and International Civil Aviation Organization regulations (ICAO), flight planning practice using ICAO forms, as well as extended two-engine overwater operation procedures (ETOPs), and routing, fuel, equipment and weather requirements.

    Prerequisite: AVIA 265  or concurrent enrollment; or instructor’s permission.
  
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    AVIA 270 - Air Traffic Control Fundamentals

    Credits: 5
    Covers Air Traffic Control (ATC) history, current organization, functions and general operations of ATC as part of the National Airspace System (NAS). Includes explanations of functions and purposes of airport Air Traffic Control Towers, Radar Approach Controls and Air Route Traffic Control Centers and the integration of ATC into the other elements and components of the NAS. Also covers how ATC teams are the cornerstone of ATC operations to effectively accomplish the FAA ATC mission.

    Prerequisite: AVIA 111 , AVIA 123  and AVIA 216 ; or instructor’s permission.
  
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    AVIA 281 - Air Traffic Control 1

    Credits: 5
    Introduces radar and non-radar air traffic control, flight data processing, aircraft communication, FAA separation standards, controller techniques, and airspace management. Covers computer simulation of ATC problems.

    Prerequisite: AVIA 111 ; concurrent enrollment in AVIA 216 ; and instructor’s permission.
  
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    AVIA 282 - Air Traffic Control 2

    Credits: 5
    Covers ATC procedures in terminal ATC environments for controllers and pilots. Emphasizes proper radio communications procedures, terminal ATC radar and non-radar separation and sequencing, correct application of applicable terminal ATC Operational rules and regulations for controllers and correct application of FAR and AIM rules and procedures for pilots.

    Prerequisite: AVIA 281  with a grade of 2.5 or higher.
  
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    AVIA 284 - ATC Radar Lab

    Credits: 1
    Focuses on ATC radar operations including radar procedure applications and FAA radar operational methods and techniques.

    Prerequisite: AVIA 281  or AVIA 282 ; and instructor’s permission.
  
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    AVIA 286 - Air Traffic Controllers 3-Enroute ATC

    Credits: 5
    Expands on the foundation of basic control procedures students learned in AVIA 281, and focuses on students aspiring to become air traffic controllers.

    Prerequisite: AVIA 281  and AVIA 282 , both with a grade of 2.5 or higher.
  
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    AVIA 300 - Certified Flight Instructor Ground School

    Credits: 5
    Ground school covering principles of instruction, instructor-student interaction, setting standards and developing aviation skills and knowledge in hands-on, one-on-one learning environments with special emphasis on safety methods and skills.

    Prerequisite: Admission to BAS in Aeronautical Science degree.
  
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    AVIA 301 - Certified Flight Instructor-Instruments

    Credits: 3
    Focuses on advanced instrument procedures knowledge including TERPS, expansion on topics covered in next gen operations and pilot techniques for advanced instrument flight with special emphasis on safety.

    Prerequisite: Admission to BAS in Aeronautical Science degree.
  
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    AVIA 305 - Instructional Methods in Aviation

    Credits: 5
    Acquaints students with resources used in classroom teaching specific to aviation and flight training. Topics covered include teaching with technology, motivating students and a career exploration in aviation education. Additional emphasis will be placed on the development of course syllabi and lesson plans, delivering instruction, and the critique, evaluation, and assessment of student and instructor performance.

    Prerequisite: Admission into the BAS in Aeronautical Science degree.
  
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    AVIA 307 - Aviation Work Experience 4

    Credits: 1-5
    Allows students to work full-time or part-time in jobs directly related to their programs and interests. Students may receive a salary or volunteer.

    Prerequisite: Admission into the BAS in Aeronautical Science degree and instructor’s permission.
  
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    AVIA 308 - Aviation Work Experience 5

    Credits: 1-5
    Allows students to work full- or part-time in jobs directly related to their programs and interests. Students may receive a salary or volunteer.

    Prerequisite: Admission into the BAS in Aeronautical Science degree and instructor’s permission.
  
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    AVIA 360 - General Operations Aviation Management

    Credits: 5
    Covers general aviation with emphasis on FAA and other government regulatory impacts, business and marketing, interaction with communities surrounding general aviation airports, awareness and understanding of impacts of political and economic factors that affect and influence general aviation airport operations and management.

    Prerequisite: Admission to BAS in Aeronautical Science degree.
  
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    AVIA 365 - Advanced Aircraft Systems

    Credits: 5
    Covers commercial aircraft systems, navigation systems, and flight deck technologies currently in use in commercial aircraft.

    Prerequisite: Admission into the BAS in Aeronautical Science degree.
  
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    AVIA 370 - Aviation Safety Management System

    Credits: 5
    Covers FAA Safety Management System model and case studies to develop understanding of FAA SMS methodology and procedures. Case studies cover different aspect of SMS risk assessment and mitigation for aviation areas including safety risk analysis, solution options and stakeholder participation process.

    Prerequisite: Admission to BAS in Aeronautical Science degree.
  
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    AVIA 375 - ICAO Operations Standards

    Credits: 5
    Covers International Civil Aviation Operations complying with ICAO standards. Includes brief history of ICAO and how ICAO functions today, and addresses how ICAO standards apply to various regional and national locales. Explains ICAO organization supporting global flight operations and how ICAO interacts with individual countries such as the US to create a safe international flight environment.

    Prerequisite: Admission to BAS in Aeronautical Science degree.
  
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    AVIA 380 - Aviation Career Development

    Credits: 5
    Covers challenges with career planning and interview techniques. Students research and describe various career opportunities in aviation management and simulate interview techniques. These challenges are due to the variety of changes in the aviation industry and expectation from employers regarding employment interviews.

    Prerequisite: Admission to BAS in Aeronautical Science degree.
  
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    AVIA 385 - Airport Planning and Operations Management

    Credits: 5
    Covers challenges of planning and operating airports in modern era. Includes coverage of airport planning for larger airports that handle commercial air carriers as well as factors affecting smaller local airports that support local general aviation communities.

    Prerequisite: Admission to BAS in Aeronautical Science degree.
  
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    AVIA 390 - Introduction to Terminal Instrument Procedures

    Credits: 5
    An introduction to the United States Standard for Terminal Instrument Procedures (TERPS) and examines methods and criteria for the formulation, review, approval and the publishing of procedures for IFR (Instrument Flight Rules) operations to and from civil and military airports. Material covered includes obstacle clearance, airspace, descent gradients, Performance Based Navigation (PBN) requirements, and related documentation.

    Prerequisite: Admission into the BAS in Aeronautical Science degree.
  
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    AVIA 400 - Airline Operations Management

    Credits: 5
    Covers commercial air carrier and other broad ranging aviation operations management models and business models that show differences in local, regional, national and international markets. Consideration of government regulations, local, national and international economics, emerging aviation technology impacts with special emphasis on cost and revenue factors affecting aviation operations.

    Prerequisite: Admission to BAS in Aeronautical Science degree.
  
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    AVIA 401 - Multi-Engine

    Credits: 3
    Instruction and foundation knowledge for operating high performance aircraft with advanced engines, multiple engines, turbo-prop and turbine aircraft, and aircraft with advanced cockpit technologies. Special emphasis on safety of flight procedures, methods and skills.

    Prerequisite: Admission to BAS in Aeronautical Science degree.
  
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    AVIA 402 - Certified Flight Instructor, Multi-Engine

    Credits: 3
    Instruction in how to teach flight students the correct operation of high performance aircraft with advanced engines, multiple engines, turboprop and turbine aircraft, as well as instruction in how to teach advanced cockpit technologies methods and procedures with special emphasis on safety of flight procedures, methods and skills.

    Prerequisite: Admission to BAS in Aeronautical Science degree.
  
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    AVIA 410 - Aviation and Aircrew Resource Management

    Credits: 5
    Covers modern flight operations and management of resources before, during and after flight. Emphasis on management coordination and communication on the ground, during pre-flight planning, and in the air between the aircrew and the ground team. Special emphasis on managing in-flight emergency operations involving solutions that include ground and air resources to ensure safe, efficient, effective flight operations.

    Prerequisite: Admission to BAS in Aeronautical Science degree.
  
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    AVIA 420 - Methods of Aircraft Accident Investigation

    Credits: 5
    An exploration of the methods and procedures involved in aircraft accident investigation including the organization, duties, and procedures of the Aircraft Accident Board, the National Transportation Safety Board, and other investigative agencies.

    Prerequisite: Admission into the BAS in Aeronautical Science degree.
  
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    AVIA 430 - Aviation and the Global Economy

    Credits: 5
    Covers relationships between aviation economics and global economics. Emphasis on understanding underlying economic and political factors that affect and influence the aviation industry and the aviation business environment. Uses case studies to help students connect aviation topics and theme with global economic and political trends, actions and consequences.

    Prerequisite: Admission to BAS in Aeronautical Science degree.
  
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    AVIA 490 - Capstone: Aviation Research Projects

    Credits: 5
    Guided research projects on topics of current interest and concern that currently affect or will affect the aviation community locally, regionally, nationally or globally.

    Prerequisite: Admission to BAS in Aeronautical Science degree.

Aviation - Flight

All fight courses require additional flight fees. Green River College partners with local approved flight schools to complete flight training. The number of training hours and costs vary for each flight course depending on  which school the student selects. VA education benefits only cover the number of hours listed below. Most students need more time to obtain FAA certification and the cost will be incurred to the student as an out- of-pocket expense. Students must also obtain a FAA Class II Medical Certificate before entering the program (Class I for ATP License). Any student requesting to take two flight classes simultaneously (dual enrollment) must have the permission of the Instructor of Record (IOR) prior to enrollment. On or after August 1, 2016, all students will be required to possess a valid FAA Private Pilot License prior to enrolling in any flight course.

  
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    FLT 111 - Private Pilot Flight 1

    Credits: 2
    Qualifies students to obtain skills and knowledge necessary to meet flight proficiency and stage check requirements for the Private Pilot course. Students must follow the requirements of Title 14 of the Code of Federal Rules Part 141 Stage Check requirement for this class under the training course outline from the appropriate authorized flight school providing all in-flight instruction. The stage check requirement for this class is to qualify for a solo flight. The Department of Veteran Affairs will only pay for the minimum number of flight hours that are indicated in the approved training course outline. Those hours are posted on the Green River College website.

    See Chart of Fees 

  
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    FLT 112 - Private Pilot Flight 2

    Credits: 2
    Qualifies students to obtain skills and knowledge necessary to meet flight proficiency and earn FAA Private Pilot license under the flight school approved training course outline and Title 14 of the Code of Federal Rules Part 141 requirements for the Private Pilot course. This training must be accomplished at the appropriate authorized flight school providing all in-flight instruction. The Department of Veteran Affairs will only pay for the minimum number of flight hours that are indicated in the approved training course outline. Those hours are posted on the Green River College website.

    See Chart of Fees 

  
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    FLT 113 - Private Pilot Flight 3

    Credits: 1
    Qualifies students to demonstrate skills and knowledge necessary for flight proficiency requirements as an instrument instructor pilot in a flight simulator.

  
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    FLT 211 - Instrument Pilot Flight 1

    Credits: 2
    Qualifies students to obtain skills and knowledge necessary to meet flight proficiency and stage check requirements for the Instrument Pilot course. Students must follow the requirements of Title 14 of the Code of Federal Rules Part 141 stage check requirement for this class under the training course outline from the appropriate authorized flight school providing all in-flight instruction. The stage check requirement for this class is to perform basic attitude instrument flying. The Department of Veteran Affairs will only pay for the minimum number of flight hours that are indicated in the approved training course outline. Those hours are posted on the Green River College website.

    See Chart of Fees 

  
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    FLT 212 - Instrument Pilot Flight 2

    Credits: 2
    Qualifies students to obtain skills and knowledge necessary to meet flight proficiency and stage check requirements for the Instrument Pilot course. Students must follow the requirements of Title 14 of the Code of Federal Rules Part 141 stage check requirement for this class under the training course outline from the appropriate authorized flight school providing all instrument in-flight instruction. The stage check requirement for this class is to perform departure/arrival procedures to FAA Practical Test standards. The Department of Veteran Affairs will only pay for the minimum number of flight hours that are indicated in the approved training course outline. Those hours are posted on the Green River College website.

    See Chart of Fees 

  
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    FLT 213 - Instrument Pilot Flight 3

    Credits: 1
    Qualifies students to obtain skills and knowledge necessary to meet flight proficiency and earn FAA instrument rating under the flight school approved training course outline and Title 14 of the Code of Federal Rules Part 141 requirements. This training must be accomplished at the appropriate authorized flight school providing all in-flight instruction. The Department of Veterans Affairs will only pay for the minimum number of flight hours that are indicated in the approved training course outline. Those hours are posted on the Green River College website.

    See Chart of Fees 

  
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    FLT 231 - Commercial Pilot Flight 1

    Credits: 2
    Qualifies students to obtain skills and knowledge necessary to meet flight proficiency and stage check requirements for the Commercial Pilot course. Students must follow the requirements of Title 14 of the Code of Federal Rules Part 141 stage check requirements. The stage check requirement for this class is to perform a simulated cross-country flight. The Department of Veteran Affairs will only pay for the minimum number of flight hours that are indicated in the approved training course outline. Those hours are posted on the Green River College website.

    See Chart of Fees 

  
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    FLT 232 - Commercial Pilot Flight 2

    Credits: 2
    Qualifies students to obtain skills and knowledge necessary to meet flight proficiency and stage check requirements for the Commercial Pilot course. The student must follow the requirements of Title 14 of the Code of Federal Rules Part 141 from the appropriate authorized flight school providing all in-flight instruction. The stage check requirement for this class is to perform a Complex Aircraft Checkout. The Department of Veteran Affairs will only pay for the minimum number of flight hours that are indicated in the approved training course outline. Those hours are posted on the Green River College website.

    See Chart of Fees 

  
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    FLT 233 - Commercial Pilot Flight 3

    Credits: 1
    Qualifies students to obtain skills and knowledge necessary to meet flight proficiency and earn FAA Commercial Pilot license under the flight school approved training course outline and Title 14 of the Code of Federal Rules Part 141 requirements for the Commercial Pilot course. The training must be accomplished at the appropriate authorized flight school providing all in-flight instruction. The Department of Veteran Affairs will only pay for the minimum number of flight hours that are indicated in the approved training course outline. Those hours are posted on the Green River College website.

    See Chart of Fees 

  
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    FLT 261 - Helicopter Instrument Pilot Flight 1

    Credits: 2
    Qualifies students to obtain skills and knowledge necessary to meet flight proficiency and stage check requirements for the Instrument Pilot course. Students must follow the requirements of Title 14 of the Code of Federal Rules Part 141 Stage Check requirement for this class under the training course outline from the appropriate authorized flight school providing all in-flight instruction. The stage check requirement for this class is to perform basic attitude instrument flight. The Department of Veteran Affairs will only pay for the minimum number of flight hours that are indicated in the approved training course outline. Those hours are posted on the Green River College website.

    See Chart of Fees 

  
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    FLT 262 - Helicopter Instrument Pilot Flight 2

    Credits: 2
    Qualifies students to obtain skills and knowledge necessary to meet flight proficiency and stage check requirements for the Instrument Pilot course. Students must follow the requirements of Title 14 of the Code of Federal Rules Part 141 stage check requirement for this class under the training course outline from the appropriate authorized flight school providing all in-flight instruction. The stage check requirement for this class is to perform instrument approach procedures to FAA standards. The Department of Veteran Affairs will only pay for the minimum number of flight hours that are indicated in the approved training course outline. Those hours are posted on the Green River College website.

    See Chart of Fees 

  
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    FLT 263 - Helicopter Instrument Pilot Flight 3

    Credits: 1
    Qualifies students to obtain skills and knowledge necessary to meet flight proficiency and earn FAA Instrument rating under the flight school’s approved training course outline and Title 14 of the Code of Federal Rules Part 141 requirements for Instrument Rating. This training must be accomplished at the appropriate authorized flight school providing all in-flight instruction. The Department of Veteran Affairs will only pay for the minimum number of flight hours that are indicated in the approved training course outline. Those hours are posted on the Green River College website.

    See Chart of Fees 

  
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    FLT 271 - Helicopter Commercial Pilot Flight 1

    Credits: 2
    Qualifies students to obtain skills and knowledge necessary to meet flight proficiency and stage check requirements for the Commercial Pilot course. Student must follow the requirements of Title 14 of the Code of Federal Rules Part 141 stage check requirement for this class under the training course outline from the appropriate authorized flight school providing all in-flight instruction. The stage check requirement for this class is to refine commercial flight maneuvers to FAA standards. The Department of Veteran Affairs will only pay for the minimum number of flight hours that are indicated in the approved training course outline. Those hours are posted on the Green River College website.

    See Chart of Fees 

  
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    FLT 272 - Commercial Pilot Helicopter Flight 2

    Credits: 2
    Qualifies students to obtain skills and knowledge necessary to meet flight proficiency and stage check requirements for the Commercial Pilot course. Students must follow the requirements of Title 14 of the Code of Federal Rules Part 141 Stage Check requirement for this class under the training course outline from the appropriate authorized flight school providing all in-flight instruction. The stage check requirement for this class is to demonstrate instrument flight competency to FAA standards. The Department of Veteran Affairs will only pay for the minimum number of flight hours that are indicated in the approved training course outline. Those hours are posted on the Green River College website.

    See Chart of Fees 

  
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    FLT 273 - Commercial Pilot Helicopter Flight 3

    Credits: 1
    Qualifies students to obtain skills and knowledge necessary to meet flight proficiency and earn FAA Commercial Pilot license under the flight school approved training course outline and Title 14 of the Code of Federal Rules Part 141 requirements for the Commercial Pilot course. This training must be accomplished at the appropriate authorized flight school providing all in-flight instruction. The Department of Veteran Affairs will only pay for the minimum number of flight hours that are indicated in the approved training course outline. Those hours are posted on the Green River College website.

    See Chart of Fees 

  
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    FLT 281 - Instructor Pilot Helicopter Flight 1

    Credits: 2
    Qualifies students to obtain skills and knowledge necessary to meet flight proficiency and stage check requirements for the Flight Instructor course. Students must follow the requirements of Title 14 of the Code of Federal Rules Part 141 stage check requirement for this class under the training course outline from the appropriate authorized flight school providing all in-flight instruction. The stage check requirement for this class is to perform basic commercial maneuvers to FAA standards. The Department of Veteran Affairs will only pay for the minimum number of flight hours that are indicated in the approved training course outline. Those hours are posted on the Green River College website.

    See Chart of Fees 

  
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    FLT 282 - Instructor Pilot Helicopter Flight 2

    Credits: 2
    Qualifies students to obtain skills and knowledge necessary to meet flight proficiency and earn FAA flight instructor rating under the flight school’s approved training course outline and Title 14 of the Code of Federal Rules Part 141 requirements for flight instructor. This training must be accomplished at the appropriate authorized flight school providing all in-flight instruction. The Department of Veteran Affairs will only pay for the minimum number of flight hours that are indicated in the approved training course outline. Those hours are posted on the Green River College website.

    See Chart of Fees 

  
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    FLT 291 - Instrument Instructor Pilot Helicopter Flight 1

    Credits: 2
    Qualifies students to obtain skills and knowledge necessary to meet flight proficiency and earn FAA Instrument Instructor Pilot rating. Students must follow the requirements of Title 14 of the Code of Federal Rules Part 141 requirements for the Instrument Instructor course. This training must be accomplished at the appropriate authorized flight school providing all in-flight instruction. The Department of Veteran Affairs will only pay for the minimum number of flight hours that are indicated in the approved training course outline. Those hours are posted on the Green River College website.

    See Chart of Fees 

  
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    FLT 292 - Instrument Instructor Pilot Helicopter Flight 2

    Credits: 1
    Qualifies students to demonstrate skills and knowledge necessary for flight proficiency requirements as an instrument instructor pilot in a flight simulator.

  
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    FLT 300 - Certified Flight Instructor

    Credits: 3
    Qualifies students to obtain skills and knowledge necessary to meet flight proficiency and stage check requirements for the Flight Instructor Rating. Students must follow the requirements of Title 14 of the Code of Federal Rules Part 141 stage check requirement for this class under the training course outline from the appropriate authorized flight school providing all in-flight instruction. The stage check requirement for this class is to demonstrate right-seat proficiency to commercial pilot standards as a flight instructor. The Department of Veteran Affairs will only pay for the minimum number of flight hours that are indicated in the approved training course outline. Those hours are posted on the Green River College website.

    See Chart of Fees 

    Prerequisite: FLT 233  and instructor’s permission.

  
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    FLT 301 - Certified Flight Instructor-Instrument Flight

    Credits: 1
    Qualifies students to obtain skills and knowledge necessary to meet flight proficiency and earn an FAA instrument instructor rating under the flight school approved training course outline and Title 14 of the Code of Federal Rules Part 141 requirements for instrument instructor. This training must be accomplished at the appropriate authorized flight school providing all in-flight instruction. The Department of Veteran Affairs will only pay for the minimum number of flight hours that are indicated in the approved training course outline. Those hours are posted on the Green River College website.

    Prerequisite: Certified Flight Instructor License and: (A) Commercial Pilot License with an Instrument Rating appropriate to the aircraft category and class Rating for which the course applies or (B) Airline Transport Pilot License and instructor’s permission, and a current FAA Class II Medical Certificate.
  
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    FLT 401 - Multi-Engine Operations Flight

    Credits: 2
    Qualifies students to obtain skills and knowledge necessary to meet flight proficiency and earn an FAA multi-engine rating under the flight school’s approved training course outline and Title 14 of the Code of Federal Rules Part 141 requirements for multi-engine rating. This training must be accomplished at the appropriate authorized flight school providing all in-flight instruction. The Department of Veteran Affairs will only pay for the minimum number of flight hours that are indicated in the approved training course outline. Those hours are posted on the Green River College website.

    See Chart of Fees 

    Prerequisite: FLT 233  and instructor’s permission.

  
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    FLT 402 - Multi-Engine Instructor Rating

    Credits: 1
    Qualifies students to obtain skills and knowledge necessary to meet flight proficiency and earn an FAA multi-engine instructor rating under the flight school’s approved training course outline and Title 14 of the Code of Federal Rules Part 141 requirements for multi-engine instructor. This training must be accomplished at the appropriate authorized flight school providing all in-flight instruction. The Department of Veteran Affairs will only pay for the minimum number of flight hours that are indicated in the approved training course outline. Those hours are posted on the Green River College website.

    See Chart of Fees 

    Prerequisite: FLT 401  and instructor’s permission.


Aviation - Simulation

  
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    A SIM 111 - Private Pilot Flight Simulation

    Credits: 1
    Flight simulation activity that provides hands-on experience with private pilot flight operations using an FAA approved flight simulator. Applied learning topics include preflight preparation and procedures; airport surface operations; takeoffs, landings, and go-arounds; flight performance maneuvers; ground reference maneuvers; navigation; slow flight; stalls; basic instrument maneuvers; emergency flight operations; night operations; and postflight procedures. Students gain introductory experience in the flight operations specified in 14 CFR 141, Appendix B, Paragraph 4(d)(1) for the FAA Private Pilot, Airplane certificate.

    Prerequisite: AVIA 111  or instructor’s permission.
  
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    A SIM 216 - Basic Instrument Flight Simulation

    Credits: 2
    Flight simulation activity that provides hands-on experience with flight operations in instrument meteorological conditions using an FAA approved flight simulator. Applied learning topics include preflight preparation and procedures; air traffic control clearances and procedures; flight by reference to instruments; navigation systems; instrument approach procedures; emergency operations; and postflight procedures. Students gain introductory experience in the flight operations specified in 14 CFR 141, Appendix C, Paragraph 4(d) for the FAA Instrument, Airplane rating.

    Prerequisite: A SIM 111  and AVIA 216 ; or instructor’s permission.
  
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    A SIM 218 - Commercial Pilot Flight Simulation

    Credits: 1
    Flight simulation activity that provides hands-on experience with commercial pilot flight operations using an FAA approved flight simulator. Applied learning topics include preflight preparation and procedures; airport surface operations; takeoffs, landings, and go-arounds; flight performance maneuvers; navigation; slow flight; stalls; emergency flight operations; multiengine and high-altitude operations; and postflight procedures. Students introductory experience in the flight operations specified in 14 CFR 141, Appendix D, Paragraph 4(d)(2) for the FAA Commercial Pilot, Airplane certificate.

    Prerequisite: A SIM 111  and AVIA 218 ; or instructor’s permission.
  
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    A SIM 324 - Turbine Operations Flight

    Credits: 2
    Focuses on the mechanical differences between a piston engine and a turbine engine and how those differences affect operating techniques. Focuses on turbojet, turbofan, and turboprop type applications. Students learn how turbine engines produce power, how to properly manage those engines during all phases of operation, and problems that can arise during operations.

    Prerequisite: Admission to BAS in Aeronautical Science degree.
  
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    A SIM 326 - Advanced Cockpit Technologies Flight

    Credits: 2
    Focuses on modern aircraft cockpit design. Includes discussion of glass cockpit technology, Flight Management Systems (FMS), GPS navigation, and modern aircraft design. Emphasis will be placed on familiarizing pilots with system designs that they can expect to see in modern corporate and commercial aircraft with emphasis on line oriented flight training (LOFT).

    Prerequisite: Admission to BAS in Aeronautical Science degree.

Basic Education

  
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    BASIC 020 - Academic Orientation and Planning

    Credits: 1-2
    Prepares basic skills students for success in their program. Students explore learning style preferences, set meaningful goals, and prepare for their basic skills courses. This is a pass/no credit course.

    Prerequisite: Instructor’s permission.
  
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    BASIC 022 - High School Equivalency Test Preparation for Bilingual Students Level 2

    Credits: 1-12
    Provides instruction in basic reading, writing, critical thinking, and math to help students acquire fundamental academic, vocational and adult life skills. Up to 49% of instruction will be delivered in Spanish. Prepares students to take either the Spanish or English version of the high school equivalency test. This is a pass/no credit course.

    Prerequisite: Instructor’s permission and appropriate CASAS score.
 

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