PCC/ CCOG / AVS

Course Content and Outcome Guide for AVS 227

Course Number:
AVS 227
Course Title:
Aviation Careers
Credit Hours:
4
Lecture Hours:
40
Lecture/Lab Hours:
Lab Hours:
Special Fee:
 

Course Description

Designed to prepare students for a career in aviation. Explores aviation employment opportunities. Includes interview and resume preparation. Intended for second year AVS students. Audit available.

Addendum to Course Description

The class will expose students to the various aviation-related careers they can pursue as pilots. The differences in preparation for these employment opportunities will be a focus. The student will develop the skills necessary to achieve their short-term and long-term goals. In addition to lectures, videos, handouts, and written tests, class participants will be expected to invest time outside of class to master the course content.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon successful completion of this course the student should be able to:
a) Interview confidently for an aviation position.
b) Plan for smooth transitions in their upcoming career.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

At the beginning of the course, the instructor will explain the methods used to evaluate and record student progress and the criteria for assigning a course grade. Evaluation methods may include one or more of the following: tests and quizzes, attendance, participation, class assignments, and class projects.

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

The remaining pages of this Course Content and Outcome Guide present the competencies, skills, concepts and themes which are designed to result in the outcomes listed above.

Course Content and Outcome Guides are prepared by the Aviation Science Subject Area Curriculum Committee and approved by College management.

Areas covered in the class will include the following:
1. Aviation Fields
a. Flight Instruction
b. Corporate Flying
c. 135 Charter
d. Airlines
e. Ground Based Operations
f. Miscellaneous

2. Job Search
a. Sources
b. Contacts
c. Company Research

3. Resume Preparation
a. Appropriate Format
b. Content
c. Presentation

4. Interview Preparation
a. Professionalism
b. Initial Interview
c. Written Tests
d. Simulator Check-rides
e. Logbook Entries

5. Preparing For The Future
a. Long-Term Planning
b. Alternative Careers