Jun 22, 2021  
2021-2022 General Catalog 
  
2021-2022 General Catalog

Aviation Technology - Professional Pilot: Fixed Wing Emphasis - BS


Return to {$returnto_text} Return to: College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences

College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences

Department of Aviation and Technical Education

Navigation Help:

The blue highlighted text  indicates additional details are available. Simply click on it to view details such as course name, description, prerequisites, or to be linked to another website with additional information. The back arrow button may be used to return to this page if you leave it through a link.

  • 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 log on to Degree Works  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: The highest math requirement for this degree is MATH 1060: Trigonometry .

 

Admissions Requirements for this Program

New freshmen Admitted to USU in Good Standing, 2.75+ Minimum High School GPA

 

Transfer students from other institutions or other programs at USU 2.75 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 Pilot Ground School   2    
AV 2330: Private Pilot Ground School   4     AV 2450: Cross Country     3    
AV 2350: Private Pilot Certification   3     ENGL 1010: Introduction to Writing: Academic Prose (CL1)   3    
MATH 1050: College Algebra (QL)   4     MATH 1060: Trigonometry   2    
Breadth American Institutions (BAI) Course    3   Breadth Humanities (BHU) Course     3  
      Elective 3  
Comments

See requirements to fly here: http://aste.usu.edu/aviation/requirements-to-fly.

Comments

Second Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

AV 2000: Aerodynamics for Aviators   3     AV 2160: Aircraft Systems for the Professional Pilot   3    
AV 2520: Instrument Pilot Ground School   4     AV 2660: Advanced Maneuvers   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     Breadth Life Sciences (BLS) Course     
Breadth Creative Arts (BCA) Course      Elective 2  
Comments
Comments

Third Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

AV 2770: Commercial Single Engine Certification   3     AV 3120: Aviation Law   3    
AV 3010: National Airspace, Air Traffic Control, and Airport Administration   3     AV 3720: CFI Ground School (CI)   3    
AV 3140: Advanced Avionics Systems and Flight Simulation   3     AV 3740: CFI Certification   2    
PSC 2040: Aviation Weather (BPS)   3     MSLE 3110: Managing Organizations and People (DSS)   3    
Breadth Social Sciences (BSS) Course   3   Elective 3  
Comments
Comments

Fourth Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

AV 3880: Commercial Multi-Engine Add-On   2     AV 4490: Human Factors in Aviation Safety   3    
AV 4660: Flight Senior Project (CI)   3     AV 5420: Advanced Regional Jet Simulation   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   Elective 4  
Elective   3        
Comments
Comments

 

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 single-engine with multi-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. Find advisor contact here.

Fees

In addition to regular tuition and fees, a special class fee will be assessed to all flight certification classes. 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. Please visit the program website for a list of current flight fees.

All students are required to have their own iPad, uniform, and headset.

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 2.75 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 2.75 (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 2.75. Students must meet with their advisor to have the hold removed.

Flight Training

Once students commence flight training at USU, all flight training must be completed in USU approved aircraft. Exceptions include courses not offered by USU such as glider ratings, seaplanes, etc. Students should adhere to expected standards of flight training and complete the flight course in the semester. Students should work closely with their assigned flight instructor and the chief flight instructor to ensure standards are met. Failure to progress because of noncompliance with the expectations could result in a flight hold. Failing three FAA check rides can result in dismissal from the program. Further details and expectations can be found in the program handbook.

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 them 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 Certificate.

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.

Return to {$returnto_text} Return to: College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences