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Aeronautics-Pilot Training

10-402-1 Associate Degree (AAS) 70 Credits Financial Aid Eligible Location*: Oshkosh

*Some general education courses may be available at multiple locations.

Turn your love of flying into a great career as a charter, regional or major airline pilot. Your training includes FAA approved 141 flight training for Private Pilot, Instrument Rating and Commercial Pilot Multi-Engine. In addition, you’ll gain the knowledge, skills and in-flight experience to qualify for the Commercial Single Engine and Certified Flight Instructor certificates with single- and multi-engine land and instrument ratings. You’ll also learn about weather, aerodynamics and avionics, and will use the latest flight training equipment, including high-tech, modern aircraft and flight simulators. Enjoy small class sizes and one-on-one instruction tailored to your individual needs. You can start working in the industry before graduating, so you'll have more flight time, certificates and experience than typical four-year program graduates. You’ll be ready for an entry-level position as a flight instructor or transporting people, freight or mail.

COURSE LIST

Technical Studies (44 Credits)

Course Title
Course Number
Credits
Private Pilot-Ground
10-402-101
3
Covers ground training of aerodynamics and aircraft performance, aircraft systems, aviation human factors, air traffic control and airspace, aviation law and regulation, aviation weather, aviation safety, airworthiness, flight maneuvers, weight and balance, navigation, and emergency operations to the Private Pilot certificate level.
Prerequisite: Admission to Aeronautics-Pilot Training program, Aeronautics Professional Pilot Embedded Technical Diploma or department consent
Aviation Weather
10-402-102
3
Covers ground training of aviation weather, aviation human factors, aviation safety, and emergency operations to the Commercial Pilot certificate level.
Prerequisite: Admission to Aeronautics-Pilot Training program or Aeronautics Professional Pilot Embedded Technical Diploma or Department Consent
Instrument-Ground
10-402-103
3
Covers ground training of aerodynamics and aircraft performance, aircraft systems, aviation human factors, air traffic control and airspace, aviation law and regulation, aviation weather, aviation safety, airworthiness, flight maneuvers, weight and balance, navigation, and emergency operations to the Commercial Pilot certificate level with an emphasis on IFR operations.
Prerequisites: Private Pilot, Ground 10-402-101; Admission to Aeronautics-Pilot Training AAS Degree or Aeronautics-Professional Pilot Embedded Technical Diploma or Department Consent
Commercial-Ground
10-402-104
3
Covers ground training of aerodynamics and aircraft performance, aircraft systems, aviation human factors, air traffic control and airspace, aviation law and regulation, aviation weather, aviation safety, airworthiness, flight maneuvers, weight and balance, navigation, and emergency operations to the Commercial Pilot certificate level with an emphasis on multi-engine operations.
Prerequisite: Instrument, Ground 10-402-103; Admission to Aeronautics - Pilot Training AAS Degree or Aeronautics - Pilot Embedded Technical Diploma or Department Consent
Aerodynamics
10-402-105
3
Covers ground training of aerodynamics and aircraft performance, aircraft design and limitations, and theories of flight to the Commercial Pilot certificate level.
Prerequisites: Admission to Aeronautics - Pilot Training AAS Degree or Aeronautics - Professional Pilot Embedded Technical Diploma Or Department Consent
Aircraft Systems
10-402-106
3
Covers ground training of aircraft systems, aviation human factors, aviation law and regulation, aviation safety, airworthiness, and emergency operations to the Commercial Pilot certificate level.
Prerequisites: Admission to Aeronautics - Pilot Training AAS or Aeronautics - Professional Embedded Technical Diploma Diploma or Department Consent
CFI-Flight 1
10-402-107
3
Covers ground and flight training of fundamentals of instructing, aerodynamics and aircraft performance, aircraft systems, aviation human factors, air traffic control and airspace, aviation law and regulation, aviation weather, aviation safety, airworthiness, flight maneuvers, weight and balance, navigation, and emergency operations to the Commercial Pilot certificate level from the perspective of a multi-engine CFI applicant.
Prerequisites: Completion of Aeronautics - Professional Pilot Technical Diploma
Avionics for Pilots
10-402-185
2
Offers an introduction to the principles and operation of the electronic systems found in contemporary airplanes. Emphasis is on the operational capabilities and limitations of the equipment as well as recognition and communication of operational malfunctions.
Prerequisites: Admission to Aeronautics - Pilot Training AAS Degree or Aeronautics - Professional Pilot Embedded Technical Diploma Or Department Consent
Private Pilot-Flight
10-402-191
3
Covers ground and flight training of aerodynamics and aircraft performance, aircraft systems, aviation human factors, air traffic control and airspace, aviation law and regulation, aviation weather, aviation safety, airworthiness, flight maneuvers, weight and balance, navigation, and emergency operations to the Private Pilot certificate level.
Prerequisite: Admission to Aeronautics-Pilot Training program, Aeronautics Professional Pilot Embedded Technical Diploma or department consent; Corequisite: Provate Pilot - Ground (10-402-101).
Commercial Instrument-Flight 1
10-402-192
3
Covers ground and flight training of aerodynamics and aircraft performance, aircraft systems, aviation human factors, air traffic control and airspace, aviation law and regulation, aviation weather, aviation safety, airworthiness, flight maneuvers, weight and balance, navigation, and emergency operations to the Commercial Pilot certificate level with an emphasis on IFR Operations.
Prerequisites: Private Pilot - Flight (10-402-191); Corequisite: Instrument - Ground (10-402-103)
Commercial Instrument-Flight 2
10-402-193
3
Covers ground and flight training of aerodynamics and aircraft performance, aircraft systems, aviation human factors, air traffic control and airspace, aviation law and regulation, aviation weather, aviation safety, airworthiness, flight maneuvers, weight and balance, navigation, and emergency operations to the Commercial Pilot certificate level with an emphasis on IFR operations.
Prerequisite: Commercial Instrument - Flight 1 (10-402-192)
Commercial Instrument-Flight 4
10-402-194
3
Covers ground and flight training of aerodynamics and aircraft performance, aircraft systems, aviation human factors, air traffic control and airspace, aviation law and regulation, aviation weather, aviation safety, airworthiness, flight maneuvers, weight and balance, navigation, and emergency operations to the Commercial Pilot certificate level with an emphasis on multi-engine operations.
Prerequisite: Commercial Instrument - Flight (10-402-186)
CFI-Flight 2
10-402-195
3
As a continuation of 10-402-107, this course covers ground and flight training of fundamentals of instructing, aerodynamics and aircraft performance, aircraft systems, aviation human factors, air traffic control and airspace, aviation law and regulation, aviation weather, aviation safety, airworthiness, flight maneuvers, weight and balance, navigation, and emergency operations to the Commercial Pilot certificate level from the perspective of a multi-engine CFI applicant.
Prerequisites: Completion of Aeronautics - Professional Pilot Technical Diploma; Corequisite: CFI Flight 1 (10-402-107)
CFI-Flight 3
10-402-197
2
In addition to completing the CFI-ME practical test, this course covers ground and flight training of fundamentals of instructing, aerodynamics and aircraft performance, aircraft systems, aviation human factors, air traffic control and airspace, aviation law and regulation, aviation weather, aviation safety, airworthiness, flight maneuvers, weight and balance, navigation, and emergency operations to the Commercial Pilot certificate level from the perspective of a single-engine CFI applicant.
Prerequisites: CFI Flight 1 (10-402-107); CFI Flight 2 (10-402-195); Corequisites: CFI Flight 4 (10-402-198)
CFI-Flight 4
10-402-198
1
Covers ground and flight training of fundamentals of instructing, aerodynamics and aircraft performance, aircraft systems, aviation human factors, air traffic control and airspace, aviation law and regulation, aviation weather, aviation safety, airworthiness, flight maneuvers, weight and balance, navigation, and emergency operations to the Commercial Pilot certificate level from the perspective of an instrument airplane CFI applicant.
Prerequisites: CFI Flight 1 (10-402-107); CFI Flight 2 (10-402-195); Corequisites: CFI Flight 3 (10-402-197)
Commercial Instrument-Flight 3
10-402-186
3
Covers ground and flight training of aerodynamics and aircraft performance, aircraft systems, aviation human factors, air traffic control and airspace, aviation law and regulation, aviation weather, aviation safety, airworthiness, flight maneuvers, weight and balance, navigation, and emergency operations to the Commercial Pilot certificate level with an emphasis on single-engine operations.
Prerequisite: Commercial Instrument - Flight 2 (10-402-193); Corequisite: Commercial - Ground (10-402-104)

General Studies (23 Credits)

Course Title
Course Number
Credits
Technical Reporting
10-801-197
3
Focuses on the preparation and presentation of a variety of oral and written technical reports. This course is designed as an advanced communication course for students who have completed at least the prerequisite writing course and a minimum of two semesters of relevant program course work.
Prereq: Written Communication or English Composition 1 with a grade of C or better and a minimum of 24 college credits or enrollment in UW-O Certificate or consent of instructor. Students should take this course in second semester of program courses.
Think Critically & Creatively
10-809-103
3
Provides instruction in the vital, realistic and practical methods of thinking which are in high demand in all occupations of substance today. Decision making, problem solving, detailed analysis of ideas, troubleshooting, argumentation, persuasion, creativity, setting goals and objectives, and more are considered in-depth as the student applies specific thinking strategies and tools to situations in a wide variety of workplace, personal, academic and cultural situations.
Prereq: ACCPL Reading >= 54 & Sentence >= 83 OR ACT (Read/Sent) >= 18 OR Program Prep OR Not pursuing a degree. Personal/prof dev students who have not taken ACCUPLACER or ACT must consult with instructor.
Economics
10-809-195
3
Provides a foundation of economic concepts and institutions so that students can apply economic thinking to their own decisions as consumers, employees and citizens in a market-oriented economic system. Topics include supply and demand, employment, prices and production, fiscal policy, monetary policy, market structures, and international trade and finance.
Prereq: ACCPL Reading >= 54 & Sentence >= 83 OR ACT (Read/Sent) >= 18 OR Program Prep OR Not pursuing a degree. Personal/prof dev students who have not taken ACCUPLACER or ACT must consult with instructor.
Intro to Psychology
10-809-198
3
Focuses on the theoretical foundation of human functioning and looks at learning, motivation, emotions, personality, deviance and pathology, physiological factors and social influences. Students consider the complexities of human relationships in personal, social and vocational settings.
Prereq: ACCPL Reading >= 54 & Sentence >= 83 OR ACT (Read/Sent) >= 18 OR Program Prep OR Not pursuing a degree. Personal/prof dev students who have not taken ACCUPLACER or ACT must consult with instructor.
Written Communication
10-801-195
3
Teaches the writing process which includes prewriting, drafting and revising. Through writing assignments, students analyze audience and purpose, research and organize ideas, and format and design documents based on subject matter and content. Class sessions and assignments involve giving oral presentations and using computers.
Prereq: ACCPL Reading >= 54 & Sentence >= 83 OR ACT (Read/Sent) >= 18 OR Program Prep OR Not pursuing a degree. Personal/prof dev students who have not taken ACCUPLACER or ACT must consult with instructor.
Oral/Interpersonal Comm
10-801-196
3
Focuses on developing various communication skills including speaking and listening. Students practice intrapersonal/interpersonal and nonverbal communication skills through oral presentations, group activities and written projects.
Prereq: ACCPL Reading >= 54 & Sentence >= 83 OR ACT (Read/Sent) >= 18 OR Program Prep OR Not pursuing a degree. Personal/prof dev students who have not taken ACCUPLACER or ACT must consult with instructor.
College Technical Math 1A
10-804-113
3
Included topics are solving linear, quadratic, and rational equations; graphing; formula rearrangement; solving systems of equations; percent; proportions; and operations on polynomials. Emphasis will be on the application of skills to technical problems. Successful completion of College Technical Math 1A and College Technical Math 1B is the equivalent of College Technical Math 1.
Prereq: ACCPL Arithmetic >= 65 OR ACT Math >= 18 OR Program Prep OR Not pursuing a degree. Personal/prof dev students who have not taken ACCUPLACER or ACT must consult with instructor at the first class.
College Technical Math 1B
10-804-114
2
Continuation of College Technical Math 1A. Topics include measurement systems; computational geometry; right and oblique triangle trigonometry; and trigonometric functions on the unit circle. Emphasis will be on the application of skills to technical problems. Successful completion of College Technical Math 1A and College Technical Math 1B is the equivalent of College Technical Math 1.
Prerequisite: College Technical Math 1A (10-804-113)

Suggested Electives (3 Credits)

Course Title
Course Number
Credits
Aeronautics Internship
10-402-183
1
Available to students of the Aeronautics-Pilot Training program. This independent study course is tailored to each student's needs and situation. Students interested in enrolling must meet with the program internship coordinator to formulate specific course objectives based on the type, location, depth and utility of the internship activity in relation to the student's overall academic experience. Department consent required.
Professional Flight Crew Operations
10-402-199
2
Prepares the pilot to function effectively in a crew environment while overcoming and adapting to a variety of operational variables such as weather, mechanical, and ground crew delays, system malfunctions, re-routes, aircraft swaps, various scenarios, duty time expirations, along with many other valuable learning experiences all while adhering to a scheduled trip. The successful student will have increased adaptation skills and real world critical thinking skills.
Prerequisites: Aeronautics Science Instrument (10-402-104); Aeronautics Science Commercial (10-402-104); Aeronautics Flight Instrument (10-402-193); Aeronautics Flight Commercial 2 (10-402-194)
Speech
10-801-198
3
Covers the fundamentals of oral presentation, topic selection, audience analysis, speech organization, research, evidence and support, delivery, evaluation, listening and group problem solving.
Prereq: ACCPL Reading >= 54 & Sentence >= 83 OR ACT (Read/English) >= 18 OR Program Prep OR not pursuing a degree. Personal/prof dev students who have not taken ACCUPLACER must consult with instructor.
Leadership as an Art
10-809-110
3
Focuses on the development of leadership abilities. Students create a personal philosophy of leadership and discuss moral and ethical responsibilities. Through study and observation of great leaders plus hands-on activities, students develop fundamental concepts of leadership.

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