Aeronautics (AERO)

AERO 98  Introduction to Aviation Careers

1.5 Units (Degree Applicable)
Lecture: 27   

Aviation industry career preparation for pilots, air traffic controllers, aircraft dispatchers, aircraft maintenance technicians, flight attendants, airport operation specialists, airport security specialists, and unmanned aircraft specialists. In this course students will explore the fundamentals of aircraft operations, as well as history and development of the aviation industry. Students will also explore and learn the requirements for completing the Associate degree in commercial flight, aviation science, and other degrees. This course is developed in conjunction with industry partners to address emerging industry needs. Field trips may be required for completion of this course.

AERO 100  Primary Pilot Ground School

4 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU)
Lecture: 72   

Aerodynamics, aircraft performance, Federal Aviation Regulations, aviation weather factors, and cross-country navigation procedures; provides introductory material on radio navigation, aeromedical factors, and radio communications procedures. Meets the preparation requirements for the FAA Private Pilot knowledge examination and FAA Air Traffic Control Basics.

TermCRNCourse TitleDayTimeInstructorLocation
Fall 201821467AERO:100MW8:30am - 10:35amL. Rogus28B-107
Fall 201821468AERO:100TR8:30am - 10:35amL. Rogus28B-107
Fall 201821469AERO:100T5:00pm - 9:15pmR. Calverley28B-107
Fall 201821470AERO:100R6:00pm - 10:15pmD. Todd28B-107

AERO 102  Aviation Weather

3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU)
Lecture: 54   

Weather elements, atmosphere, weather mechanics, weather disturbances, weather analysis and forecasts. Evaluation of aviation weather reports and forecasts.

TermCRNCourse TitleDayTimeInstructorLocation
Fall 201821473AERO:102T11:30am - 2:40pmS. Shackelford28B-103
Fall 201821474AERO:102W6:30pm - 9:40pmS. Shackelford28B-103

AERO 104  Federal Aviation Regulations

3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU)
Lecture: 54   

Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR), pertaining to pilot certification, aircraft maintenance, and general operating rules. Air traffic control practices and procedures and reporting of aircraft accidents.

TermCRNCourse TitleDayTimeInstructorLocation
Fall 201821476AERO:104M11:30am - 2:45pmL. Rogus28B-107
Fall 201821477AERO:104R12:00pm - 3:10pmD. Todd28B-107

AERO 150  Commercial Pilot Ground School

3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU)
Lecture: 54   
Advisory: AERO 23 or AERO 100

Formerly AERO 25. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Commercial Pilot certification requirements, including aerodynamics, commercial pilot maneuvers, complex aircraft operations, multi-engine aircraft operations, aircraft weight and balance, aircraft performance charts, and radio navigation using advanced instrumentation. Prepares students for completion of the FAA Commercial Pilot Computerized Knowledge Examination.

TermCRNCourse TitleDayTimeInstructorLocation
Fall 201821485AERO:150M8:00am - 11:15amR. Rogus28B-103

AERO 152  Air Transportation

3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU)
Lecture: 54   

Formerly TRAN 17. Survey course of the air transportation industry. Topics include an introduction to air transportation, structure and economics of the airlines, general aviation operations, and aviation career planning.

TermCRNCourse TitleDayTimeInstructorLocation
Fall 201821480AERO:152M6:30pm - 9:45pmM. Tracey28B-103

AERO 160  Unmanned Aircraft Systems Basic

4 Units (Degree Applicable)
Lecture: 54   Lab: 54
Advisory: AERO 100

Piloting of Unmanned Aircraft Systems. This class includes instruction toward Remote Pilot certification Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Part 107 licensing. Students will receive instruction on the principles of operating unmanned aircraft systems, pre-flight, flight, and post-flight operations and procedures. Meets the preparation requirements for the FAA Remote Pilot knowledge examination. Field trips are required for this course.

TermCRNCourse TitleDayTimeInstructorLocation
Fall 201824222AERO:160WF8:00am - 9:25amR. Rogus28B-103
WF9:35am - 11:00amR. Rogus28B-103

AERO 200  Aviation Safety and Human Factors

3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU)
Lecture: 54   
Advisory: AERO 23 or AERO 100

Evaluation and analysis of factors leading to aircraft accidents as it relates to the environment of the pilot and air traffic controller.

TermCRNCourse TitleDayTimeInstructorLocation
Fall 201821475AERO:200W11:30am - 2:40pmJ. Fleming28B-103
Fall 201821575AERO:200T6:30pm - 9:40pmG. Isaacs28B-103

AERO 202  Aircraft and Engines

3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU)
Lecture: 54   
Advisory: AERO 100 or AERO 23

Formerly AERO 28. Aircraft design, subsystems, repair and maintenance. Principles of internal combustion engines, fuel system, engine construction and design, lubrication and cooling methods, ignition system, basic troubleshooting. Turbine engine basic design and operational characteristics.

TermCRNCourse TitleDayTimeInstructorLocation
Fall 201821481AERO:202T12:00pm - 3:10pmR. Calverley28B-107

AERO 206L  Flight Simulator Laboratory

0.5 Units (Degree Applicable)
(May be taken for Pass/No Pass only)
Lab: 27
Advisory: AERO 25 or AERO 150

Formerly AERO 41. Flight simulator training in the iGATE Computer-based Aviation Training (PC-ATD) simulator in preparation for the instrument rating. Full and partial panel airwork, holding patterns, VHF Omnidirectional Range (VOR) and Automatic Directional Finder (ADF) orientation, and instrument approach procedures.

AERO 210  Unmanned Aircraft Systems Advanced

4 Units (Degree Applicable)
Lecture: 54   Lab: 54
Prerequisite: AERO 160

Advanced skills in operating unmanned aircraft systems. Topics include analyzing flight characteristics, utilizing flight planning software, sensor selection and software use, spectrum analysis, safety practices and risk analysis, incident reporting, and data analysis. Field trips are required.

AERO 250  Navigation

3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU)
Lecture: 54   
Advisory: AERO 23 or AERO 100

Formerly AERO 24. Dead reckoning navigation procedures. Aeronautical computers and their application in cross-country flying. Use of radio navigation aids, flight planning, flight directors, global positioning system, and electronic flight instrumentation systems.

TermCRNCourse TitleDayTimeInstructorLocation
Fall 201821471AERO:250TR8:00am - 9:25amR. Rogus28B-103

AERO 252  Instrument Ground School

3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU)
Lecture: 54   
Advisory: (AERO 23 or AERO 100) and (AERO 26 or AERO 102)

Formerly AERO 30. Instrument Flight Rules (IFR), Air Traffic Control communications and procedures, air navigation radio aids, instrument landing systems, flight instruments, aircraft performance, aeronautical publications, instrument approach procedures, IFR cross-country navigation, and instrument weather. Meets the preparation requirements for the FAA Instrument Pilot computerized knowledge exam.

TermCRNCourse TitleDayTimeInstructorLocation
Fall 201821478AERO:252TR9:45am - 11:10amR. Rogus28B-103

AERO 254  Aircraft Dispatcher Operations

4 Units (Not Degree Applicable)
Lecture: 54   Lab: 54
Prerequisite: AERO 100, and AERO 102, and AERO 104, and AERO 150, and AERO 152, and AERO 200, and AERO 202, and AERO 250, and AERO 252

Elements and techniques of aircraft dispatch operations. Includes aircraft dispatcher briefings to a simulated flight crew. This course prepares students to enter employment as a certified aircraft dispatcher in the airline industry, air-medical industry, corporate aircraft operators, and aviation weather service companies. Successful completion of this course enables students to take the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) written, oral, and practical tests for the FAA Aircraft Dispatcher Certificate. Students who pass the FAA Aircraft Dispatcher Knowledge Test will qualify to take the FAA Oral and Practical Examination for the FAA aircraft dispatcher certificate.

AERO 256  Flight Instructor Ground School

3 Units (Degree Applicable)
Lecture: 54   
Advisory: (AERO 25 or AERO 150) and (AERO 30 or AERO 252)

Basic teaching principles and application of those principles in teaching student pilots. Analysis of flight maneuvers and instruments. Prepares students for Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) knowledge tests for Flight Instructors.

AERO 258  Multi-Engine Turbine Aircraft Operations

3 Units (Degree Applicable)
Lecture: 54   
Advisory: (AERO 23 or AERO 100) and (AERO 30 or AERO 252)

Formerly AERO 45A. Design features and operational characteristics of a multi-engine turbine aircraft utilized in regional airline operations and corporate aviation, with emphasis on aircraft and engine systems. Off-campus trips maybe required.

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