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  Sep 26, 2017
 
2017-2018 Academic Year 
  
2017-2018 Academic Year

Aviation Technology - Professional Pilot: Fixed Wing Emphasis - BS


College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences

School of Applied Sciences, Technology and Education

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  • For more information about Aviation Technology Professional Pilot, see website.
  • Following is a sample four-year plan. Please note that student-specific plans may differ.
  • Admitted students must meet with an advisor. Current students should also meet with an advisor and logon to DegreeWorks  to check student-specific program progress.

 

Minimum University Requirements

Total Credits 120

 

Grade Point Average (most majors require higher GPA)

2.00 GPA
Credits of C- or better 100 Credits of upper-division courses (#3000 or above) 40
Total USU Credits 30 Upper-division USU Credits 20
USU Credits within the Major 10 Credits in Minor (if required) 12
Credits in Major see below Credits in American Institutions 3
General Education Requirements   see link University Studies Depth Requirements   see link
NOTES: highest Math Requirement for this degree is MATH 1060: Trigonometry  

 

Admissions Requirements for this Program

New freshmen Admitted to USU in Good Standing

 

Transfer students from other institutions or other programs at USU 2.50 GPA

First Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

AV 1100: The Aviation Profession   1     AV 2400: Commercial Multi-Engine Ground School   2    
AV 1130: Flight Principles   3     AV 2410: Commercial Stage I Flight   2    
AV 2330: Private Pilot Ground School   4     ENGL 1010: Introduction to Writing: Academic Prose (CL1)   3    
AV 2350: Private Pilot Certification   3     MATH 1060: Trigonometry   2    
MATH 1050: College Algebra (QL)   4     Breadth American Institutions (BAI) Course   3  
      Breadth Humanities (BHU) Course   3  
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Second Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

AV 2000: Aerodynamics   3     AV 2160: Aircraft Systems for the Professional Pilot   3    
AV 2520: Instrument Pilot Ground School   4     AV 2415: Commercial Pilot Stage II Certification   3    
AV 2540: Instrument Pilot Certification   3     PHYS 1800: Physics of Technology (BPS)   4    
ENGL 2010: Intermediate Writing: Research Writing in a Persuasive Mode (CL2)   3     PSC 3250: Aviation Weather   3    
PSC 2000: The Atmosphere and Weather (BPS)   3     Breadth Life Science (BLS) Course   3  
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Third Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

AV 2670: Commercial Multi-engine Certification   3     AV 2870: Commercial Single-Engine Add-On   1    
AV 3010: National Airspace, Air Traffic Control, and Airport Administration   3     AV 3140: Advanced Avionics Systems and Flight Simulation    3    
AV 3120: Aviation Law   3     AV 3720: CFI and CFII Ground School (CI)   3    
Breadth Creative Arts (BCA) Course     AV 3740: CFI Certification   2    
Breadth Social Science (BSS) Course   3   MGT 3110: Managing Organizations and People (DSS)   3    
      Elective 2  
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Fourth Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

AV 4660: Flight Senior Project (CI)   3     AV 4490: Human Factors in Aviation Safety    3    
AV 5400: Regional Jet Ground School I   4     AV 5500: Airline Transport Pilot (ATP) Ground School (QI)    4     
Depth Humanities and Creative Arts (DHA) Course   3   AV 5420: Advanced Regional Jet Simulation   3    
Upper-Division Directed Elective   3   Upper-Division Directed Elective   3  
Elective   2    Elective 2  
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The Aviation Technology – Professional Pilot major prepares students to become professional pilots in the fixed wing industries.  Upon graduation from this program, students will have acquired approximately 250-300 hours of flight time. During the freshman and sophomore years, students will complete courses that provide general technological background and skills. The junior and senior years are reserved for concentrated study in flight technology.  Aviation Technology – Professional Pilot graduates are trained to be commercial pilots. The degree requirements include completion of the following FAA licenses: private, instrument, commercial multi-engine with single-engine add-on, and CFI.

Students should work closely with their advisor when choosing electives and filling out the necessary matriculation forms. The advisor can be a useful source of information and assistance, but it is the student's responsibility to seek an advisor's aid and meet the necessary graduation requirements. Contact Kaylee Roholt, kaylee.roholt@usu.edu, 435-797-2282 for advising.

Fees

In addition to regular tuition and fees, a special fee will be assessed all flight certification classes listed below. When a student enrolls in each flight certification, the fee is due with tuition payment. Course costs are based on average costs of ratings, and include stage check and FAA check ride fees. All fees are subject to change.

Fixed Wing Flight Fees  
AV 2350 - Private Pilot Certification   $10,820.00
AV 2410 - Commercial Stage I Flight   $5,300.00
AV 2415 - Commercial Pilot Stage II Certification   $11, 735.50
AV 2540 - Instrument Pilot Certification   $10,725.00
AV 2670 - Commercial Multi-engine Certification   $13,660.00
AV 3740 - CFI Certification   $8,.00
AV 2870 - Commercial Single-Engine Add-On   $2,600.00
Total $63,055.50
 Elective Certification  
AV 3760 - Certified Flight Instructor Instrument Certification   $2,385.00
AV 3860 - Multiple Engine Instructor Certification   $4,375.00

 

Flight Training Fees Breakdown   

Graduation Requirements for Aviation Technology


For all aviation technology majors, the following academic regulations apply in addition to University regulations:

1. A minimum GPA of 2.5 must be maintained in major required classes. University Studies courses are not included in this GPA calculation.

2. No more than 6 credits of D or D+ credit may be applied toward meeting graduation requirements in major required classes.

3. The P-D-F grading option may not be used in required courses. (The P-D-F grading option is approved for University Studies courses.)

4. The academic regulations listed above (1-3) apply to required coursework and any technology/math/science/business course which could be used to satisfy graduation requirements for the chosen degree. That is, once a student completes a particular technical elective, it becomes a required course for that student.

5. Students in violation of departmental or college academic regulations, no longer eligible for graduation, or not making satisfactory progress toward a degree will have a registration hold placed on their record.

a. Students will be placed on probation (registration hold) if they
       i. have more than 6 credits of D credit (see item 2 above), or
       ii. have a major GPA of less than 2.5 (see item 1 above)
b. The hold remains until they improve their standing by repeating classes to reduce the number of D credits to 6 or less, and/or by raising their GPA above 2.5. Students must meet with their advisor to have the hold removed.

Medical Certificates

In accordance with the Code of Federal Regulations, Title 14, Part 61.3, all professional pilot students are required to obtain an FAA Medical Certificate. There are three classes of medical certificates which students may obtain: First Class, Second Class, and Third Class. Although only a Third Class Medical Certificate is required for student pilot operations at Utah State University, it is highly recommended that students obtain a First Class Certificate, in order to ensure that no medical conditions exist which would disqualify him or her from obtaining one at a later date. Many pilot jobs require a First Class Medical Certificate.   Students using VA education benefits must maintain at least a second class medical.

A medical certificate may be obtained from a certified Aviation Medical Examiner (AME). Although the cost varies according to the examiner and the type of physical sought (First, Second, or Third), the cost is approximately $70 to $100. Detailed requirements for each medical class and durations are explained in CFR Title 14, part 67, and part 61.23.  For further information, contact Flight Operations at (435) 753-4287.

Required Courses