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-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

4

WRT-101English Composition I

3

Total Credit Hours:16

Second Semester

AVT-100Introduction to Aeronautics

4

ECO-101Principles of Macroeconomics

3

MAT-180Precalculus: College Algebra and Trigonometry

4

PHY-286General Physics II

4

WRT-201English Composition II

3

Total Credit Hours:18

Third Semester

AVT-240Introduction to Aviation Safety

3

LIT-201American Literature to 1880

3

-or

LIT-202American Literature 1880 to Present

3

MAT-280Calculus I

4

POL-101American Government

3

WRT-202Technical Writing

3

Total Credit Hours:16

Fourth Semester

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

3

LIT-203World Literature to 1650

3

-or

LIT-204World Literature 1650 to Present

3

PHY-114Meteorology

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

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-101Principles of Macroeconomics

3

Total Credit Hours:3

Mathematics, Natural Science, and Technology

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

Free Elective

Total Credit Hours:3

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

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

Total Credit Hours: 66

Specific Program Notes

*General Education Elective(s).

‡Recommended: IST-123 Success 101.