May 23, 2024  
2021-2022 Catalog 
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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.

Course Outcomes:
Students who successfully complete this class will be able to:

  1. Identify human performance as a factor in aviation safety.
  2. Recognize effective and ineffective decision making, effective and ineffective crew resource management, and understanding of how human factors such as fatigue, lack of fitness for flight, and personal attitudes can jeopardize safety in flight.
  3. Recognize when a series of events (accident chain) begins to develop and takes positive steps to prevent or interrupt the chain of events.
  4. Identify causal factors that can contribute to potential accident scenarios.

Program Outcomes
  1. Prepare for a position in management, business, and administration in the aviation industry.
  2. Employ understanding of the integral parts of the global aviation industry through practical application of comprehensive aeronautical principles.
  3. Demonstrate ability to work effectively in a multi-disciplinary and diverse team of aviation professionals through proficiency in the skills and technology used in the aviation industry.

College-wide Outcomes
  • Critical Thinking - Critical thinking finds expression in all disciplines and everyday life. It is characterized by an ability to reflect upon thinking patterns, including the role of emotions on thoughts, and to rigorously assess the quality of thought through its work products. Critical thinkers routinely evaluate thinking processes and alter them, as necessary, to facilitate an improvement in their thinking and potentially foster certain dispositions or intellectual traits over time.

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