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Bachelor of Science
Classroom, Flight
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Undergraduate
Main Campus - Melbourne
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Bachelor of Science in Aviation Meteorology–Flight

The aviation meteorology with flight major prepares the student for a career as a professional pilot with a strong meteorological and physical science background. Graduates will achieve at least commercial pilot, instrument, multiengine ratings. A student completing the program also meets the requirements of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management for employment by the federal government as a meteorologist. Students are afforded significant flexibility in career choices on graduation.

Freshman Year

  FALL CREDITS
ASC 1000 University Experience 1
AVF 1001 Flight 1 2
AVS 1201 Aviation Meteorology 3
AVT 1001 Aeronautics 1 3
COM 1101 Composition and Rhetoric 3
MTH 1001 Calculus 1 4
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Private Pilot Written Exam

SPRING CREDITS
AVF 1002 Flight 2 2
AVT 1002 Aeronautics 2 3
COM 1102 Writing About Literature 3
MTH 1002 Calculus 2 4
PHY 1001 Physics 1 4
PHY 2091 Physics Lab 1 1
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Private Pilot Flight Test

Sophomore Year

FALL   CREDITS
AVF 2001 Flight 3 2
AVT 2001 Aeronautics 3 3
CSE 1503 Software Development with FORTRAN (CL)
3
MTH 2001 Calculus 3 4
PHY 2002 Physics 2 4
PHY 2092 Physics Lab 2 1
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Instrument Rating Written Examination

Instrument Rating Flight Test

SPRING   CREDITS
AVS 1202 Introduction to Aviation Physiology 1
AVS 2102 Aerodynamics 3
COM 2012 Research Sources and Systems 1
HUM 2051 Civilization 1 3
MTH 2201 Differential Equations/Linear Algebra 4
OCN 2407 Meteorology 3
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Junior Year

FALL   CREDITS
AVF 2102 Flight 4 Comercial Pilot-Airplane Multiengine Land 2
AVT 2002 Aeronautics 4 3
MET 3401 Synoptic Meteorology 1 3
MTH 2401 Probability and Statistics 3
OCN 3430 Fundamentals of Geophysical Fluids 3
PHY 3060 Thermodynamics, Kinetic Theory  and Statistical Mechanics 4
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Commercial Pilot Written Examination

Multiengine Commercial Pilot Flight Test

SPRING CREDITS
AVS 3201 Aviation Meteorology 2 (Q) 3
COM 2223 Scientific and Technical Communication 3
MET 3402 Synoptic Meteorology 2 3
   Humanities Core Course* 3
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Senior Year

FALL   CREDITS
AVT 4201 Advanced Aircraft Systems 3
AVT 4301 Aviation Safety 3
MET 4233 Remote Sensing for Meteorology 3
MET 4305 Atmospheric Dynamics 1 3
   Humanities Elective 3
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SPRING   CREDITS
AVM 4302 Aviation Law 3
AVT 4202 Advanced Aircraft Operations 3
MET 4306 Atmospheric Dynamics 2 3
SPS 4030 Physics of the Atmosphere 3
   Restricted Elective (4xxx Aviation) (Q) 3
   Social Science Elective 3
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TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED 128

*Humanities Core Courses
HUM 2052 Civilization 2: Renaissance Through Modern
HUM 2142 World Art History 2: Early Modern to Post-Colonial
HUM 2212 British and American Literature 1
HUM 2213   British and American Literature 2  
HUM 2331 American History: Pre-Columbian to Civil War Era  
HUM 2332   American History: From Reconstruction to the Present  

Not all humanities core courses are offered online or every term; check the current schedule of classes for humanities core options.

Air Traffic Control Program

The college offers an air traffic control (ATC) specialization in conjunction with any of its seven bachelor's degrees. The ATC specialization meets the requirements of the FAA's Air Traffic–Collegiate Training Initiative (AT–CTI) program and is FAA-approved.

This program provides graduates with in-depth knowledge of ATC and the aviation industry to ensure graduates possess the requisite knowledge, skills and abilities to succeed in testing and training, and as air traffic controllers.

While no AT–CTI program graduates are guaranteed employment, the FAA considers these graduates to be a valuable hiring source for air traffic control specialist positions nationwide. On successful completion of this program and recommendation from the dean, graduates are further required by the FAA to achieve a passing score on the FAA-administered Air Traffic Selection and Training (AT–SAT) test battery, attend the FAA academy (bypassing the first five weeks) and successfully complete the on-site initial qualification training.

Curriculum

To successfully complete this program in conjunction with a bachelor's degree from the College of Aeronautics, the following seven named courses (21 credit hours) must be completed either as required courses within a degree, as electives or as a combination of both.

AVS 1201 Aviation Meteorology 3
AVS 2101 Aerodynamics 3
AVT 1001 Aeronautics 1 3
AVT 4301 Aviation Safety 3
AVT 2201 National Airspace Systems 3
AVT 3201 Air Traffic Control 1 3
AVT 4302 Air Traffic Control 2 3