Aviation

ARO 120 (3 CR)
Light Sport Airplane Ground School

Presents the beginning study of flight, including aerodynamics, airframe, engine, systems, basic flight instruments, Federal Aviation Administration regulations, airplane and pilot performance, flight operations, and weather as it pertains to light sport aircraft.  Prepares students for the FAA examination for Light Sport Pilot-Airplane rating. Lecture 3 hours per week.

ARO 121        (4 CR)
Private Pilot Ground School

Prerequisite: ENF 2 or ESL 52

Presents the fundamental principles of flight including theory of flight, aircraft standards and specifications, basic aircraft construction, weight and balance, navigation, meteorology, principles of radio communication and application of aerophysics.  Prepares students for the FAA examination for private pilot rating.  Lecture 4 credits.

ARO 122         (4 CR)
Instrument Pilot Ground School

Covers principles applicable to Instrument aviation requirements.  Includes study of aerodynamics pertaining to Instrument flight, flight instruments and airways.  Prepares students for the FAA examination for instrument pilot rating.  Lecture 4 credits.

ARO 123        (3 CR)
Commercial Pilot Ground School

Presents advanced theory of flight covering navigation, meteorology, radio communication, aerophysics and performance.  Studies federal aviation regulations.  Prepares students for the FAA Examination for the commercial pilot rating. Lecture 3 credits.

ARO 235        (2 CR)
Private Pilot -- Airplane Flight Training

Provides basic flight training leading to the attainment of the FAA Private Pilot Airplane license.  Consists of a minimum of 40 hours of flight training and additional training necessary to meet FAA requirement.  Requires a special fee.  Laboratory 4 hours per week; 2 credits.

ARO 236        (2 CR)
Instrument Pilot -- Airplane Flight Training

Prerequisites:  Open only to FAA rated pilots or with the permission of the division.

Provides flight training in preparation for the attainment of the FAA Instrument Pilot -- Airplane Rating. Consists of the minimum hours set forth by FAA requirements.  Requires a special fee. Laboratory 4 hours per week; 2 credits.

ARO 237        (2 CR)
Commercial Pilot -- Airplane Flight Training

Prerequisite: Open only to FAA-rated pilots or with the permission of the Program Head. 

Flight training leading to the FAA Commercial Pilot-Airplane license.  This course consists of the number of flight hours as required by the FAA and requires the use of complex aircraft.  Requires a special fee.  Laboratory 4 hours per week, 2 credits.

ARO 290 (1-5 CR)
Coordinated Internship in Aviation

Prerequisite: Instructor approval.

Supervised on-the-job training in selected business, industrial or service firms coordinated by the college. Credit/practice ration not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.