CCOG for AVS 117 Summer 2024

Course Number:
AVS 117
Course Title:
Aviation Study and Professionalism
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Course Description

Provides specific study skills necessary to meet the challenges of the professional pilot career. Explores various aspects of professionalism for the flight industry, such as working within a diverse workforce and verbal and non-verbal communication skills. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon completion of the course students should be able to:

  • Describe the appropriate attire for a pilot in various professional settings. 
  • Describe the conduct that is expected of professional pilots in professional settings.
  • Demonstrate effective communication of technical information, both written and verbally.
  • Create an academic study plan for successful completion of an aviation science degree, with consideration of personal learning style, time constraints, and/or other factors.  

Course Activities and Design

The following subject matter will be covered:

  1. Importance of Integrity in Aviation
    1. Transparency and accountability
    2. Dealing with school/work pressures
  2. Personal Presentation
    1. Dress
    2. Written communication
    3. Verbal communication
  3. Workplace Behavior
    1. The hostile workplace / diversity
    2. Absenteeism / punctuality
    3. Humor in the workplace
    4. Personal interaction in the workplace
  4. Team Skills
    1. Knowing your role on the team
    2. Team leadership
  5. Filling Out Forms
    1. Importance of accuracy
    2. One name for each person
    3. Signing authority
  6. Record-keeping
    1. Logging flight experience
      1. FAA requirements
      2. Future employer requirements
    2. Personal records
      1. Tax records
      2. Expenses (for reimbursement)
      3. Scholastic records
      4. PCC and other school financial records
Learning Skills
  1. Determining standards for success
    1. Practical Test and Airmen Certification Standards
    2. Dangers of shooting for the minimums
  2. Time management
    1. Subdividing large tasks
    2. Task scheduling
  3. Learning Styles
  4. Highlighting/notetaking
    1. Online and paper highlighting
    2. Flashcards
    3. Notetaking techniques
  5. Online study
    1. Videos
    2. Online written test prep
  6. Scenario-based study
  7. Chair-flying
  8. Asking questions
  9. Staying current on your knowledge: Lifelong Learning
    1. Trade publications
    2. FAA FAAsTeam Activities and Programs
    3. Professional development