Natural Sciences or Mathematics AS: Aviation Operations Option

Code: AS.NSM.AVT.OPR

The A.S. Degree Program in Aviation Operations 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 in the program 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

  • Demonstrate the ability to define, describe, and explain the universal management functions of directing, planning, organizing, and controlling especially where it pertains to the aviation industry.
  • Demonstrate and understanding of the fundamental concepts of Aeronautics
  • Demonstrate the ability to define, describe, and explain basic economic principles that may affect businesses.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of fundamental principles of flight, flight design and how they are applied in current technology.
  • Recognize and apply the concepts and techniques of aviation administration in real-world situations
  • Display, conduct and communicate in the professional manner necessary in the aviation industry.
  • Demonstrate the ability to define, describe, and explain the universal management functions.

Recommended Semester Sequence

First Semester

COM-100Speech Communication

3

-or

COM-102Public Speaking

3

HIS-101West Civilization to the Reformation

3

-or

HIS-102West Civilization since the Reformation

3

MAT-150Statistics I

3

PHY-186General Physics I [Fall Only]

4

WRT-101English Composition I

3

Total Credit Hours:16

Second Semester

  Mathematics Elective* 4
AVT-100Introduction to Aeronautics

3

ECO-102Principles of Microeconomics

3

PHY-286General Physics II [Spring Only]

4

WRT-201English Composition II

3

Total Credit Hours:17

Third Semester

MAT Mathematics Elective*  
AVT-240Introduction to Aviation Safety

3

LIT-201American Literature to 1880

3

-or

LIT-202American Literature 1880 to Present

3

POL-101American Government

3

WRT-202Technical Writing

3

Total Credit Hours:16

Fourth Semester

  Approved Elective†  
  Humanities Elective*  
  Free Elective‡ 3
AVT-115Aviation Meteorology

1

LIT-203World Literature to 1650

3

-or

LIT-204World Literature 1650 to Present

3

PHY-114Meteorology

4

Total Credit Hours:17

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

HIS-101West Civilization to the Reformation

3

-or

HIS-102West Civilization since the Reformation

3

LIT-201American Literature to 1880

3

-or

LIT-202American Literature 1880 to Present

3

Total Credit Hours:6

Social Science:

ECO-102Principles of Microeconomics

3

Total Credit Hours:3

Mathematics, Natural Science, and Technology

Mathematics Elective* 4
PHY-186General Physics I [Fall Only]

4

PHY-286General Physics II [Spring Only]

4

Total Credit Hours:12

Total Credit Hours: 30

Program Requirements

MAT  MAT Mathematics Elective* 4
  Approved Elective† 3
AVT-100Introduction to Aeronautics

3

AVT-115Aviation Meteorology

1

AVT-240Introduction to Aviation Safety

3

MAT-150Statistics I

3

PHY-114Meteorology

4

WRT-202Technical Writing

3

Total Credit Hours: 24

Program Support Requirements

  Humanities Elective* 3
LIT-203World Literature to 1650

3

-or

LIT-204World Literature 1650 to Present

3

POL-101American Government

3

Total Credit Hours: 9

Free Elective‡

Total Credit Hours: 3

Total Credit Hours: 66

Specific Program Notes

*General Education Elective(s). MAT-180 and MAT-280 are strongly recommended.

†A Humanities, Social Science, or AVT elective is strongly recommended for students planning to transfer to Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology.

‡Recommended: IST-123 Success 101.