Natural Sciences or Mathematics AS: Aviation Operations Option

Code: AS.NSM.AVT.OPR

The Aviation Operations option is designed for students interested in becoming a professional pilot after completing their associates’ degree and then transferring to a Baccalaureate program in Aircraft Operations. BCC has strong articulation agreements with two institutions that specialize in the field.  Students take a three course sequence in aviation technology that includes flight operations (ground school), aviation safety and aviation weather along with a rigorous background  in Mathematics and Science that will prepare them for  further studies and a potential career in Aviation Operations.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Recognize and identify potentially hazardous weather scenarios as they pertain to safety of flight.
  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of the aircraft flight manual, performance charts and operating characteristics of the aircraft.
  • Explain aircraft systems as applied to normal and emergency situations.
  • Demonstate the ability to conduct safe flight operations through proper preflight planning and risk mitigation analysis.
  • Display conduct and communicate in the professional manner necessary in the aviation industry.

Recommended Semester Sequence

First Semester

COM Communication Elective: Choose COM-100 or COM-102 3
GEO  Social Science Elective: Choose GEO-101 or GEO-102 3
AVT-100Introduction to Aeronautics

4

MAT-150Statistics I

3

WRT-101English Composition I

3

Total Credit Hours:16

Second Semester

LAN-110French I

3

-or

LAN-113Spanish I

3

PHY-114Meteorology

4

MAT-180Precalculus: College Algebra and Trigonometry

4

WRT-201English Composition II

3

Total Credit Hours:14

Third Semester

  Free Elective - Recommended: LAN-200, LAN-230, ECO-101, or POL-101 3
AVT-115Aviation Meteorology

3

PHY-186General Physics I

4

MAT-280Calculus I

4

Total Credit Hours:14

Fourth Semester

 
 
  Humanities Elective - Recommended: HIS-101 or HIS-102 3
  Free Elective‡ 3
AVT-240Introduction to Aviation Safety

3

WRT-202Technical Writing

3

PHY-286General Physics II

4

Total Credit Hours:16

General Education Requirements

Communication

COM-100Speech Communication

3

-or

COM-102Public Speaking

3

WRT-101English Composition I

3

WRT-201English Composition II

3

Total Credit Hours:9

Humanities

Two general education courses selected from the following fields, with no more than one course in any one field: Arts (Art [ART], Music [MUS], Theatre Arts [THR], Cinema Studies [CIN]); History (HIS); Literature (LIT); Philosophy and Religion (PHR); World Languages and Cultures (LAN).

Required: LAN-110 or LAN-113

Recommended: HIS-101 or HIS-102

Total Credit Hours:6

Social Science

Required: GEO-101 or GEO-102

Total Credit Hours:3

Mathematics, Natural Science, and Technology

Mathematics: One 4-cr Mathematics or [One 3 cr Math + One 1-cr INF]

Required:


MAT-180Precalculus: College Algebra and Trigonometry

4

PHY-186General Physics I

4

PHY-286General Physics II

4

Total Credit Hours:12

Total Credit Hours: 30

Program Requirements

AVT-100Introduction to Aeronautics

4

AVT-115Aviation Meteorology

3

AVT-240Introduction to Aviation Safety

3

MAT-150Statistics I

3

MAT-280Calculus I

4

PHY-114Meteorology

4

WRT-202Technical Writing

3

Total Credit Hours:24

Free Elective

IST-123 will fulfill 3 Free Electives for students who place into the course


Total Credit Hours:6

Total Credit Hours: 60

Specific Program Notes

Students are encouraged to take their courses in semester sequence order.

Please note that required courses may have prerequisites. Click on each course to view details.

*General Education Elective(s).

‡Recommended: IST-123 Success 101.