Credit Courses

(AVI) Aviation Technology

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All flight training courses involving the use of an aircraft are taught in conjunction with Infinity Flight Group at Trenton-Mercer Airport.

AVI 101 - Aerospace Development (3 credits)
Historical approach to U.S. and international aviation development including man's first efforts to fly, the development of aircraft, modern growth of the aerospace industry and the impact of aviation and flight on mankind. 3 lecture hours
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AVI 102 - Aviation Transportation (3 credits)
Study of transportation systems and the aviation industry as they exist today, including applicable government organizations, controls, and regulations as well as career opportunities in aerospace. 3 lecture hours
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AVI 105 - Aviation Weather (3 credits)
Study of the structure of the atmosphere and weather patterns. Examines weather hazards encountered by commercial pilots, including thunderstorms, turbulence, wind shear, visibility restrictions, icing, and hydroplaning. Coded weather reports, forecasts, weather charts and prognostic charts are utilized in class for flight planning and in-flight decision-making. 3 lecture hours
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AVI 111 - Flight Concepts (2 credits)
Principles of flight and air navigation, evolution of modern aviation (civil and military), and the basic physiological difficulties experienced in flight. [occasional offering] 2 lecture hours
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AVI 113 - Flight I (2 credits)
Prerequisites: FAA medical, proof of U.S. citizenship or TSA approval
Corequisite: AVI 131
Flight training required to complete the private pilot program by acquiring the aeronautical skills necessary to meet the requirements for the private pilot certificate. Consists of approximately 50 hours of flight training. Special fee required. 1 lecture/3 laboratory hours
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AVI 114 - Flight II (2 credits)
Prerequisites: AVI 113 with a minimum C grade, proof of U.S. citizenship or TSA approval
Corequisite: AVI 132
Required flight training for the commercial pilot certificate, for the student who has met the requirements for the private pilot certificate in Flight I. Special fee required. 1 lecture/3 laboratory hours
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AVI 131 - Commercial Pilot I (3 credits)
Essentials to pass the Federal Aviation Administration private pilot examination. Subjects include introduction to airplane systems, airports, communications and air traffic control, weight and balance, meteorology, Federal Aviation Regulations, aeronautical charts, radio navigation, Aeronautical Information Manual, flight computer, medical factors of flight and cross-country flying. 3 lecture hours
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AVI 132 - Commercial Pilot II (3 credits)
Prerequisites: AVI 131, successful grade on FAA private pilot computer exam - airplanes
Corequisite: AVI 113 or AVI 114
Basic knowledge to pass the Federal Aviation Administration commercial pilot examination. Includes multi-engine advanced performance control, advanced meteorology, advanced multi-engine airplane systems, advanced radio navigation, commercial pilot FARs, physiology of flight, environmental systems, flight planning and commercial flight maneuvers. 3 lecture hours
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AVI 203 - Aircraft Components (3 credits)
Explores basic components and systems of the aircraft including air frames, power plants, wings and empennage, plus elementary concepts of engine operating theory and construction. 3 lecture hours
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AVI 208 - Aviation Seminar (1 credit)
Guest speakers explain their role in the industry and share insights concerning prerequisite experience, the interview process, and prospects for employment. 1 lecture hour
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AVI 213 - Flight III (3 credits)
Prerequisite: AVI 114 with a minimum C grade
Corequisite: AVI 231 or MAT 115
Continuation of flight training to obtain the commercial flight certificate, and beginning of instrument flight training. Student completes the solo cross-country requirements and develops a high degree of proficiency in commercial and primary maneuvers. Special fee required. 1 lecture/4 laboratory hours
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AVI 214 - Flight IV (3 credits)
Prerequisite: AVI 213 with a minimum C grade
Students develop a high degree of proficiency in single-engine commercial maneuvers and instrument flying. All flight requirements for the single-engine commercial and instrument rating are completed, and performance meets or exceeds the current FAA instrument and commercial Practical Test Standards. Special fee required. 1 lecture/4 laboratory hours
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AVI 215 - Aerodynamics (3 credits)
Corequisite: MAT 115
Analysis of the fundamental theory and elements of applied aerodynamics provides the knowledge and background for safe and effective flying. Lab explores the basic concepts of airfoil angle of attack and lift/drag characteristics. 2 lecture/2 laboratory hours
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AVI 216 - Flight V (4 credits)
Prerequisites: Helicopter Commercial Certificate with Instrument Rating; FAA-approved Medical; proof of U.S. citizenship or TSA approval
Students are expected to acquire the aeronautical skill necessary to meet requirements for the Single Engine Land and Commercial Certificate with Instrument Rating. Consists of 70 hours of flight training or the time needed to meet FAA Practical Test Standards and Airman Certification Standards. Be advised additional time may be needed to meet the minimum standards. Fee required. 1 lecture/3 laboratory hours
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AVI 217 - Flight VI (1 credit)
Prerequisites: Single Engine Land Commercial Pilot Instrument Rating; FAA-approved Medical; proof of U.S. citizenship or TSA approval
An independent study course involving self-study, ground instruction, simulation, and flight training. Students develop the proficiency, knowledge, and skills to complete the required practical examination to add a multi-engine class instrument rating to their single-engine commercial certificate and instrument rating. This training and assessment consists of 12.5 hours in a multi-engine aircraft. 1 lecture/1 laboratory hours

AVI 231 - Commercial Pilot III (3 credits)
Prerequisite: AVI 132
Corequisite: MAT 115
Complements Flight III and Flight IV courses, with basic information to pass the Federal Aviation Administration Instrument Pilot Examination. Subject areas include altitude instrument flying, instrument flight charts, IFR clearances, and IFR regulations. 3 lecture hours
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AVI 233 - Flight Instructor / Airplane (3 credits)
Prerequisites: must have passed the FAA Commercial Pilot and Instrument Rating written tests and possess FAA Private Pilot Certificate, or permission of instructor
Corequisite: AVI 214
Prepares students to pass the Federal Aviation Administration FOI (Fundamentals of Instruction) and FIA (Flight Instructor/Airplane) computer examinations. Includes basic theory of learning and human behavior pertaining to flight instruction, flight instructor's responsibilities, flight training maneuvers, plus review of FARs flight planning and performance. 3 lecture hours
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AVI 250 - Airline Transport Pilot (ATP) Prep I (6 credits)
Prerequisite: AVI 216
An independent study course involving self-study, ground instruction, use of simulation devices, and flight training. Students develop the proficiency, knowledge, and skills to complete the required day and night, VFR and IFR, cross-country hours for graduation to the ATP Prep II course. This training and assessment consists of 112.5 hours in single-engine aircrafts. Fee required. 2 lecture/6 laboratory hours
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AVI 251 - Airline Transport Pilot (ATP) Prep II (3 credits)
Prerequisite: AVI 250
An independent study course involving self-study, ground instruction, use of simulation devices, and flight training. Students develop the proficiency, knowledge, and skills to complete the required day and night, VFR and IFR, cross-country hours for graduation of the Airline Transport Pilot certificate program. This training and assessment consists of 72 hours in single- and multi-engine aircrafts. Fee required. 1 lecture/3 laboratory hours
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