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AVS – Aviation Science Outcomes

AAS - Airplane Without Flight Instructor AAS Degree

Degree Outcomes Core Outcomes
Exercise the privileges of the FAA certificates appropriate to the pilot career that they seek: Commercial Pilot certificate with airplane single? and multi?engine and instrument ratings.
  • Professional Competence
Use knowledge and understanding of pilot industry trends, positions and operations gained in the Aviation Science program to develop a career plan.
  • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
  • Self-Reflection
Research, interpret and evaluate the following prior to each flight such that the safe, efficient and legal outcome of a flight is never in doubt: Pilot self-assessment of fitness, proficiency and ability. Aircraft airworthiness and capabilities. Environmental conditions.
  • Community and Environmental Responsibility
  • Self-Reflection
Communicate clearly and concisely, both verbally and in writing, with fellow pilots, employers and the aviation community.
  • Communication
  • Cultural Awareness
Accurately perform calculations as required for flight operations and company records.
  • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
  • Professional Competence

AAS - Airplane With Flight Instructor AAS Degree

Degree Outcomes Core Outcomes
Exercise the privileges of the FAA certificates appropriate to the pilot career that they seek: Commercial Pilot certificate with airplane single? and multi?engine and instrument ratings. Flight instructor certificate with multi-engine, single-engine, and instrument ratings.
  • Professional Competence
Use knowledge and understanding of pilot industry trends, positions and operations gained in the Aviation Science program to develop a career plan.
  • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
  • Self-Reflection
Research, interpret and evaluate the following prior to each flight such that the safe, efficient and legal outcome of a flight is never in doubt: Pilot self-assessment of fitness, proficiency and ability. Aircraft airworthiness and capabilities. Environmental conditions.
  • Community and Environmental Responsibility
  • Self-Reflection
Communicate clearly and concisely, both verbally and in writing, with fellow pilots, employers and the aviation community.
  • Communication
  • Cultural Awareness
Accurately perform calculations as required for flight operations and company records.
  • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
  • Professional Competence

AAS - Helicopter AAS Degree

Degree Outcomes Core Outcomes
Exercise the privileges of the FAA certificates appropriate to the pilot career that they seek: - Commercial Pilot Certificate with Rotorcraft Helicopter Instrument Helicopter rating, - Flight Instructor certificate with Rotorcraft Helicopter and Instrument rating.
  • Professional Competence
Use knowledge and understanding of pilot industry trends, positions and operations gained in the Aviation Science program to develop a career plan.
  • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
  • Self-Reflection
Research, interpret and evaluate the following prior to each flight such that the safe, efficient and legal outcome of a flight is never in doubt: Pilot self?assessment of fitness, proficiency and ability. Aircraft airworthiness and capabilities. Environmental conditions.
  • Community and Environmental Responsibility
  • Self-Reflection
Communicate clearly and concisely, both verbally and in writing, with fellow pilots, employers and the aviation community.
  • Communication
  • Cultural Awareness
Accurately perform calculations as required for flight operations and company records.
  • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
  • Professional Competence